The Boys: Triumph Over Adversity
By Martin Gilbert
In August 1945, the first of 732 child survivors of the Holocaust reached Britain. First settled in the Lake District, they formed a tightly knit group of friends whose terrible shared experience is almost beyond imagining. This is their story, which begins in the lost communities of pre-World War II central Europe, moves through ghetto, concentration camp and death march, to liberation, survival, and finally, fifty years later, a deeply moving reunion. Martin Gilbert has brought together the recollections of this remarkable group of survivors. With magisterial narration, he tells their astonishing stories. The Boys bears witness to the human spirit, enduring the depths, and bearing hopefully the burden and challenge of survival.'Martin Gilbert is to be congratulated on producing a masterly and deeply moving tribute to those who had the courage and luck to survive' Literary Review
Blood and Fears
By Kevin Wilson
How America's bomber boys and girls in England won their war, and how their English allies responded to them.In this comprehensive history, Kevin Wilson allows the young men of the US 8th Air Force based in Britain during the Second World War to tell their stories of blood and heroism in their own words. He also reveals the lives of the Women's Army Corps and Red Cross girls who served in England with them. Drawing on first-hand accounts, Wilson brings to life the ebullient Americans' interactions with their British counterparts, and unveils surprising stories of humanity and heartbreak.Thanks to America's bomber boys and girls, life in Britain would never be the same again.
By Heinz Magenheimer
This is the book that answers the question: Could Germany have won World War Two?This is a closely argued and wide-ranging assessment of just how, with so many alternatives open, the German High Command chose the path that led, ultimately, to its own destruction. Heinz Magenheimer examines in detail the options that were open to the Germans as the war progressed. He identifies the crucial moments at which fateful decisions needed to be taken and considers how decisions different from those actually taken could have propelled the conflict in entirely different directions. Using the very latest source material, in particular new research from Soviet/Russian sources, the author analyses motives and objectives and considers the opportunities taken or rejected, concentrating especially on specific phases of the conflict.
Windows on the World Complete Wine Course 2002 Edition
By Philip Zeigler
It remains packed with full colour labels and maps, puts forward the most up-to-date recommendations, and best of all, features Kevin Zraly¿s inimitable, irreverent approach. This unbeatable 'course' answers all your questions and starts you on your way to becoming a wine connoisseur. Go through the tasting process, from swirling the glass to sniffing and sipping, knowing when a wine is at its peak for drinking, and learn what to look for on a label.
Windows On The World Complete Wine Course 2001 Edition
By Philip Zeigler
One of the best start-from-scratch wine books ever writtenIncludes full-colour labels and maps, up-to-date recommendations, fascinating sidebars, a glossary of wine terms, award-winning restaurant wine lists, advice on matching wine with food, ordering it in restaurants and moreThis revised 2001 edition has 16 new pages ¿ a new question-and-answer section, new labels and revised vintagesA complex subject simplified and made fun in the process