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Scandinavians
$18.95
“A delightfully free-roaming exploration of the myth of the brooding Scandinavian . . . an engaging, layered look into a complex culture.” ―The New York Times Book Review, “Editor’s Choice” Learn More

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The Flavor of Wood
$28.95
Discover how the wild tastes of wood are already in your food, guided by a global flavor forager. Learn More

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Asian Waters
$29.95
The first book to comprehensively break down the politics and tensions among the countries of the western Pacific, by a foreign correspondent who has witnessed it firsthand Learn More

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Scandinavians: In Search of the Soul of the North
$35.00
A journey of discovery though two millennia of Scandinavia’s history, culture and society, "told with deep knowledge and an intoxicating passion" (BBC). Learn More

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The Ornatrix
$27.95
The meticulous research and rich world-building place Howard alongside masters of the genre like Sarah Dunant and Tracy Chevalier (though Howard isn’t afraid to take readers down more ominous paths). If the idea of The Picture of Dorian Gray with feminist leanings gives you a thrill, then The Ornatrix is for you.”
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Operation Sea Lion
$19.95
Finally, the true story behind Hitler’s audacious plan to conquer Britain after Dunkirk, and how it was foiled.

Only Britain stood in the way of the complete triumph, and Hitler planned a two-pronged offensive—a blistering aerial bombardment followed by a land invasion—to subdue his final enemy. But for the first time in the war, Hitler did not prevail. As Leo McKinstry details in this fascinating new history, the British were far more ruthless and proficient than is usually recognized. The brilliance of the RAF in the Battle of Britain was not an exception but part of a pattern of magnificent organization that thwarted Hitler’s armies at every turn. Using a wealth of archival and primary source materials, Leo McKinstry provides a groundbreaking new assessment of the six fateful months in mid-1940 when Operation Sea Lion was all that stood between the Nazis and total victory.


Praise for Operation Sea Lion:

"Immaculately researched and compellingly written . . . McKinstry makes clear that when Britain faced a mortal threat, it defended itself wholeheartedly and with hardly a trace of defeatism." -The New Criterion

"Operation Sea Lion: The Failed Nazi Invasion That Turned the Tide of War is a fascinating insight into a definitive moment of World War II." - NPR

"Mr. McKinstry brings some fresh material for the specialist, but, more important, his ability to capture the resilience, stoicism and courage of the British people through a deft balance of narrative and detail is what makes this book engaging for any reader."-Wall Street Journal

"This absorbing, detailed book by British journalist and historian Leo McKinstry shows that it might indeed have happened and explains the various reasons why it did not." -Washington Times

"Operation Sea Lion is an important addition to the literature on the Second World War. It is painstakingly researched and well-referenced, and still very readable. Both students and experts of the Second World War will find it of immense benefit. At the same time, those who are interested in great wars will equally enjoy and benefit from it." -Washington Book Review



Leo McKinstry writes regularly for the Daily Mail, Sunday Telegraph and Spectator. Born in Belfast, he was educated at Cambridge.
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Operation Sea Lion
$32.50
In the summer of 1940, the Nazi war machine was at its zenith. France, Denmark, Norway and the Low Countries were all under occupation. Only Britain stood in the way of the complete triumph, and Hitler planned a two-pronged offensive—a blistering aerial bombardment followed by a land invasion—to subdue his final enemy. But for the first time in the war, Hitler did not prevail.

As Leo McKinstry details in this fascinating new history, the British were far more ruthless and proficient than is usually recognized. The brilliance of the RAF in the Battle of Britain was not an exception but part of a pattern of magnificent organization that thwarted Hitler’s armies at every turn. Using a wealth of archival and primary source materials, Leo McKinstry provides a groundbreaking new assessment of the six fateful months in mid-1940 when Operation Sea Lion was all that stood between the Nazis and total victory.


Leo McKinstry writes regularly for the Daily Mail, Sunday Telegraph and Spectator. Born in Belfast, he was educated at Cambridge.
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Circles Around the Sun
$15.95
Circles Around the Sun is a courageous and beautiful memoir that sheds light not only on McCloskey's family, but on the myths that all families build for themselves. Learn More

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Beast Friends Forever
$19.95
Bob Forbes' inimitable rhymes are once again coupled with the brilliantly expressive illustrations of Ronald Searle, this time focusing on the subject of love Learn More

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Circles Around the Sun
$24.95
A poignant investigation of mental illness in a seemingly perfect American family. Learn More

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