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THIS WEEK WE FEATURE THREE HARD-TO-PUT-DOWN TITLES

The books this week...

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This week we take a look at three hard-to-put-down titles. Paul Elliott's brilliant Everyday Life of a Soldier on Hadrian's Wall is the perfect read for those who have always wanted to know what would life have been like as a Roman soldier on Hadrian's Wall? Don't miss the profusely illustrated history of the Douglas DC-3 or also known as the beloved 'Dakota'. A look at how the events of August 1969 fuelled the lasting conflict in Northern Ireland is presented in Belfast '69: Bombs, Burnings and Bigotry.

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    Everyday Life of a Soldier on Hadrian's Wall
    by Paul Elliott

    Walk the Wall, gaze northwards across hostile territory, man the turrets and milecastles... What was life like for the Roman troops stationed on Hadrian's Wall? Follow the life of one man, a Tungrian soldier, through recruitment, training, garrison duty and war. Focussing on a single point in time and one fort on the Wall, we explore every aspect of military life on this bleak and remote frontier. Where was he born? What did he spend his money on? How did he fight? What did he eat? Did he have lice or fleas? Archaeology and the accounts of ancient writers come together to paint a vivid picture of a soldier on the Wall soon after its completion in AD 130. Historical reconstruction and experimentation fill in the gaps that are left. Step back into the past, step into the marching boots of Tungrian soldiers as they patrol Rome's greatest frontier.

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    Douglas DC-3
    80 Glorious Years

    by Geoff Jones

    Like the P-51 Mustang and Supermarine Spitfire, the Douglas DC-3 is an iconic aircraft design. It has endured more than any other with several hundred still in use worldwide in locations as far apart as Africa, Antarctica and the US. Many of the current operators use turbine conversions of the DC-3mainly using Basler, SAAF and Dodson International the main proponents. The Douglas DC-3 is to aviation what the Volkswagen and Ford were to motoring, and what the DC-3 operators started, the 21st century Airbus/Boeing operators continued thanks to the astonishing legacy of this remarkable aircraft.

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    Belfast '69
    Bombs, Burnings and Bigotry

    by Andrew Walsh

    August 1969, Belfast. A campaign for civil rights in Northern Ireland that had begun less than two years previously degenerates into inter-communal violence. The three days of 13, 14 and 15 August changed the course of Northern Irish history by radicalising a whole generation of Catholic youths. On the Protestant side, the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) - revived in 1966 but barely mentioned outside Shankill Road - was in full conflict by 1972. How did the events of August 1969 radicalise the emerging youth of both sides of the religious divide? Andrew Walsh uncovers the truth by interviewing many from both sides - the young men who joined the numerous 'armies' that sprung up in the wake of that fateful August.