In 1997, Tony Blair won the biggest Labour victory in history to sweep the party to power and end eighteen years of Conservative government. He has been one of the most dynamic leaders of modern times. This title reveals this unique political and personal journey, providing an insight into the man, the politician and the statesman.
When LGen. Romeo Dallaire received the call to serve as force commander of the UN Assistance Mission for Rwanda, he thought he was heading off to Africa to help two warring parties achieve a peace both sides wanted.
Features a memoir from one of the CIA's top field officers. The author recounts his career as a ground soldier in the CIA's war on terrorism. This work talks about the strategic alliance Osama bin Laden forged with Iran in 1996 and the planned coup d'etat against Saddam Hussein and how it was aborted by the National Security Council.
People, not abstract ideas, make history and in this volume A.N. Wilson has pieced together hundreds of different lives to tell a story - one that is still unfinished in our own day. Here are the poor and obscure as well as the lofty and famous - each in the very act of creating the Victorian age.
Provides a fresh perspective on the fate of Africa. This work celebrates the enduring potential of the human spirit, and reminds us that change is always possible.
Biography & autobiography/Modern fictionSubtitled, The Adventures Of A Reluctant Messiah. Bach's classic 1977 follow-up to the bestselling Jonathan Livingston Seagull. Repackaged for a new generation.
Saudi Arabia is a country defined by paradox: it sits atop some of the richest oil deposits in the world, and yet the country's roiling disaffection produced sixteen of the nineteen 9/11 hijackers. This title offers an insightful look at Saudi Arabia.
How people succeed - and how you can, too.
***Sunday Times no. 1 bestseller*** Alastair Campbell knows all about winning. As Tony Blair's chief spokesman and strategist he helped guide the Labour Party to victory in three successive general elections, and he's fascinated by what it takes to win.
How do sports stars excel, entrepreneurs thrive, or individuals achieve their ambition? Is their ability to win innate? Or is the winning mindset something we can all develop? Drawing on the wisdom of an astonishing array of talented people - from elite athletes to top managers, from rulers of countries to rulers of global business empires - Alastair Campbell uses his forensic skills, as well as his own experience of politics and sport, to get to the heart of success. He examines how winners tick. He considers how they build great teams. He analyses how they deal with unexpected setbacks and new challenges. He judges what the very different worlds of politics, business and sport can learn from one another. And he sets out a blueprint for winning that we can all follow.
The idea that the speed of light is a constant - at 186,000 miles per second - is one of the few scientific facts that almost everyone knows. That constant - c- also appears in the most famous of all scientific equations: e=mc2- Yet over the last few years, a small group of highly reputable young physicists have suggested that the central dogma of modern physics may not be an absolute truth - light may have moved faster in the earlier life of the universe, it may still be moving at different speeds elsewhere today.
In telling the story of this heresy, and its gradual journey towards acceptance, Joao Magueijo writes as one of the three central figures in the story, introducing the reader to modern cosmology, to the implications of VSL (variable speed of light) and to the world of physicists. The initial rejection of Magueijo's ideas is beginning to give way to a reluctant acceptance that the young men may have a point - only the next few years will tell the final fate of this 'dangerous' idea.
A description of the author's experience of psychiatric therapy with patients who appear manifestly evil which attempts to show that a spiritual or even religious dimension is required to aid in the understanding of human nature.
Now a major film starring GEORGE CLOONEY, MATT DAMON, CATE BLANCHETT, BILL MURRAY, JOHN GOODMAN, HUGH BONNEVILLE, BOB BALABAN, JEAN DUJARDIN and DIMITRI LEONIDAS.
What if I told you that there was an epic story about World War II that has not been told, involving the most unlikely group of heroes?
What if I told you there was a group of men on the front lines who didn't carry machine guns or drive tanks; a new kind of soldier, one charged with saving, not destroying.
From caves to castles in a thrilling race against time, these men risked their lives daily to save hundreds of thousands of the world's greatest works of art.
THEY were the Monuments Men, and THIS is their extraordinary true story.
'Remarkable' Washington Post 'Engaging, inspiring' Publishers Weekly
When FDR, Winston Churchill and Josef Stalin gathered outside the Crimean city of Yalta in February 1945, they had Hitler's armies on the run, and victory was just a matter of time. Their mission was to forge the decisions that would shape the postwar world, and above all to divide up Europe between Soviet and Western influence.
El Sicario, a fugitive in the US with a $250,000 price tag on his head. He has executed hundreds of people, is an expert in torture, spent years working for the state police, and received training from the FBI. This title offers a series of his confessions.
How did Britain's power and influence decline? Seeking to answer this question, this book begins with the reign of Edward VII, when Great Britain commanded the mightiest empire in the world. It ends with the Coronation of Elizabeth II, when Britain emerged victorious from a world war, but ruined as a world power.
Less than 50,000 years ago mankind had no art, no religion, no sophisticated symbolism. Then, in a dramatic change, all the skills and qualities appeared already fully formed. This work sets out to investigate this mysterious "before-and-after moment" and to discover the truth about the influences that gave birth to the modern human mind.
At thirty-seven, Colonel Count Claus von Stauffenberg, Chief of Staff of the Reich Reserve Army, was a charismatic figure destined for supreme command. The group of conspirators with whom he conceived the plot to kill Hitler in July 1944 was called 'Secret Germany'. In this investigation, his whole life explains a troubled past.
Charts the birth of Freemasonry through the survival of Templar traditions, currents of European thought, the mystery surrounding Rosslyn chapel, and an elite cadre of aristocrats attached as personal bodyguards to the French king. This book reveals its contribution to the fostering of tolerance, progressive values and cohesion in English society.
In 1982, a 21 year-old cocktail waitress was raped and murdered, and for five years the police could not solve the crime. For reasons that were never clear, they suspected Ron Williamson and his friend Dennis Fritz. The two were finally arrested in 1987 and charged with capital murder. This work is an exploration of justice gone terribly awry.
Charts the rise of New Labour and the tumultuous years of Tony Blair's leadership. This title covers the crises and scandals, the rows and resignations, and, the ups and downs of Britain's hothouse politics. It covers defining events from Labour's new dawn to the war on terror, to the year Campbell resigned his position at number 10.
Takes a look at how each of us can change the world. This title reveals the innovative efforts being made by companies and organizations - and by individuals - to solve problems and save lives both 'down the street and around the world'.
October 27, 1962, a day dubbed Black Saturday in the Kennedy White House. This book tells both the human and the political story of Black Saturday, taking the reader into the White House, the Kremlin and along the entire Cold War battlefront.
Illicit international trade pits governments against well-financed networks of highly dedicated individuals. This book reveals the scale of this dark underground. It uncovers the connections between illegal industries and shows how they join forces to breed lines of business, feed off political instability, foster violence and enable terrorism.