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              The Secret Life of Bletchley Park: The History of the Wartime Codebreaking Centre by the Men and Women Who Were There
               

              The Secret Life of Bletchley Park: The History of the Wartime Codebreaking Centre by the Men and Women Who Were There (Paperback)

              By McKay, Sinclair

              • RRP: $24.99
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              The first oral history of one of the most fascinating aspects of the war effort.

              ISBN 9781845136338
              Released NZ 1 Aug 2011
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Dresden: The Fire and the Darkness

              Dresden: The Fire and the Darkness (Hardback)

              By McKay, Sinclair

              • RRP: $50.00
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              In February 1945 the Allies obliterated Dresden, the 'Florence of the Elbe'. Explosive bombs weighing over 1,000 lbs fell every seven and a half seconds and an estimated 25,000 people were killed. Was Dresden a legitimate military target or was the bombing a last act of atavistic... mass murder in a war already won? From the history of the city to the attack itself, conveyed in a minute-by-minute account from the first of the flares to the flames reaching almost a mile high - the wind so searingly hot that the lungs of those in its path were instantly scorched - through the eerie period of reconstruction, here bestselling author Sinclair McKay creates a vast canvas and brings it alive with telling human detail. Along the way we encounter, for example, a Jewish woman who thought the English bombs had been sent from heaven, novelist Kurt Vonnegut who wrote that the smouldering landscape was like walking on the surface of the moon, and 15-year-old Winfried Bielb, who, having spent the evening ushering refugees, wanted to get home to his stamp collection. He was not to know that there was not enough time. Impeccably researched and deeply moving, McKay uses never-before-seen sources to relate the untold stories of civilians and vividly conveys the texture of life in a decimated city. Dresden is invoked as a byword for the illimitable cruelties of war, but with the ever-lengthening distance of time, it is now possible to approach this subject with a much clearer gaze, less occluded with the weight of prejudice in either direction, and with a keener interest in the sorts of lives that ordinary people lived and lost, or tried to rebuild. From general and individual morality in war to the raw, primal instinct for survival, through the seemingly unstoppable gravity of mass destruction and the manipulation of memory, this is a master historian at work. 'Extraordinary . . . a remarkably faithful account' Guardian on The Secret Life of Bletchley Park 'Painstakingly researched and f
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              ISBN 9780241389683
              Released NZ 4 Mar 2020
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Dunkirk: From Disaster to Deliverance - Testimonies of the Last Survivors
                

              Dunkirk: From Disaster to Deliverance - Testimonies of the Last Survivors (Paperback, [Large Print])

              By McKay, Sinclair

              From the author of the Sunday Times bestseller The Secret Life of Bletchley Park When Churchill made one of the most inspiring speeches of the 20th century - 'we will fight them on the beaches' - he was giving thanks for the miracle of deliverance, the harrowing and breathless ev...acuation of over 338,000 troops from the beaches and harbour at Dun...
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              ISBN 9781459691698
              Released NZ 22 Jan 2015
              Publisher ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
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              The Mile End Murder: The Case Conan Doyle Couldn't Solve

              The Mile End Murder: The Case Conan Doyle Couldn't Solve (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By McKay, Sinclair

              • RRP: $27.99
              • $22.39
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              In 1860, a 70 year old widow turned landlady named Mary Emsley was found dead in her own home, killed by a blow to the back of her head. What followed was a murder case that gripped the nation, a veritable locked room mystery which baffled even legendary Sherlock Holmes author, A...rthur Conan Doyle.
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              ISBN 9781781318041
              Released NZ 4 Feb 2019
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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              Secret Service Brainteasers: Do you have what it takes to be a spy?

              Secret Service Brainteasers: Do you have what it takes to be a spy? (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By McKay, Sinclair

              • RRP: $34.99
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              Pit your wits against the greatest minds of our time with brain bogglers, puzzles and hidden codes inspired by the secret services.

              ISBN 9781472258311
              Released NZ 25 Sep 2018
              Publisher Headline Publishing Group
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Dresden: The Fire and the Darkness
               

              Dresden: The Fire and the Darkness (Paperback)

              By McKay, Sinclair

              • RRP: $26.00
              • $19.50
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              • Pub Date
                3 Sep 20

              In February 1945 the Allies obliterated Dresden, the 'Florence of the Elbe'. Explosive bombs weighing over 1,000 lbs fell every seven and a half seconds and an estimated 25,000 people were killed. Was Dresden a legitimate military target or was the bombing a last act of atavistic... mass murder in a war already won? From the history of the city to the attack itself, conveyed in a minute-by-minute account from the first of the flares to the flames reaching almost a mile high - the wind so searingly hot that the lungs of those in its path were instantly scorched - through the eerie period of reconstruction, bestselling author Sinclair McKay creates a vast canvas and brings it alive with touching human detail. Along the way we encounter, among many others across the city, a Jewish woman who thought the English bombs had been sent from heaven, novelist Kurt Vonnegut who wrote that the smouldering landscape was like walking on the surface of the moon, and 15-year-old Winfried Bielss, who, having spent the evening ushering refugees, wanted to get home to his stamp collection. He was not to know that there was not enough time. Impeccably researched and deeply moving, McKay uses never-before-seen sources to relate the untold stories of civilians and vividly conveys the texture of contemporary life. Dresden is invoked as a byword for the illimitable cruelties of war, but with the distance of time, it is now possible to approach this subject with a much clearer gaze, and with a keener interest in the sorts of lives that ordinary people lived and lost, or tried to rebuild. Writing with warmth and colour about morality in war, the instinct for survival, the gravity of mass destruction and the manipulation of memory, this is a master historian at work. 'Churchill said that if bombing cities was justified, it was always repugnant. Sinclair McKay has written a shrewd, humane and balanced account of this most controversial target of the Anglo-American strategic bombing campaign, the f
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              ISBN 9780241986011
              Released NZ 3 Sep 2020
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              The Mile End Murder: The Case Conan Doyle Couldn't Solve

              The Mile End Murder: The Case Conan Doyle Couldn't Solve (Hardback)

              By McKay, Sinclair

              • RRP: $45.00
              • $36.00
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              In 1860, a 70 year old widow turned landlady named Mary Emsley was found dead in her own home, killed by a blow to the back of her head. What followed was a murder case that gripped the nation.

              ISBN 9781781316436
              Released NZ 23 Aug 2017
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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              Bletchley Park: The Secret Archives

              Bletchley Park: The Secret Archives (Hardback)

              By McKay, Sinclair; Park, Bletchley

              • RRP: $55.00
              • $44.00
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              A beautiful collector's edition of Aurum's popular title, The Lost World of Bletchley Park, newly redesigned and featuring removable facsimile documents.

              ISBN 9781781315347
              Released NZ 27 Jan 2016
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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              The Lost World of Bletchley Park: The Illustrated History of the Wartime Codebreaking Centre

              The Lost World of Bletchley Park: The Illustrated History of the Wartime Codebreaking Centre (Hardback)

              By McKay, Sinclair

              • RRP: $45.00
              • $36.00
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              The first comprehensive illustrated history of Bletchley Park.

              ISBN 9781781311912
              Released NZ 24 Oct 2013
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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              The Lady in the Cellar: Murder, Scandal and Insanity in Victorian Bloomsbury

              The Lady in the Cellar: Murder, Scandal and Insanity in Victorian Bloomsbury (Hardback)

              By McKay, Sinclair

              • RRP: $45.00
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              Bestselling author Sinclair McKay sheds light on a murder in the heart of Victorian London, which intrigued and scandalised Bloomsbury society.

              ISBN 9781781317983
              Released NZ 29 Aug 2018
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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