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The Lusitania Sinking

by Anthony Richards

Uncertain of their son’s fate, his family leaped into action.

The sinking of the passenger liner Lusitania was a maritime disaster that may have changed the course of history by making American involvement...


Race the Atlantic Wind

by Oisín McGann

In the spring of 1919, after the end of the First World War, teams of pilots and navigators begin to gather on the North American island of Newfoundland. They are attempting what many believe to be impossible...


Windrush

by Paul Arnott

For three decades the Windrush was the maritime Zelig of the twentieth century, playing different roles in the most turbulent years in modern times. Designed in 1930 in the Hamburg boatyard of a Jewish shipbuilder...


When Trains Ruled the Rockies

by Terry Gainer

When Trains Ruled the Rockies is a personal history of the Banff train station from 1948 through 1962.

Drawn from Terry Gainer’s personal memories and experiences from his years living and working at the legendary...


Twenty Million Tons Under the Sea

by Daniel V. Gallery

Daniel Gallery, in his brilliant memoir, explains how he led Task Group 21.12 in the battle against the U-Boat threat.

Commanding the USS Guadalcanal he led his crew to sink three of these menacing submarines,...


Ocean Life in the Old Sailing Ship Days

by John D. Whidden

John D. Whidden started out at sea in 1834, at the age of twelve, and did not retire until 1870. 

This is his account of over a quarter-century spent on the high seas. 

Orphaned at five, nothing held Whidden...


Robot, Take the Wheel

by Jason Torchinsky & Beau Boeckmann

From the witty senior editor of Jalopnik, Gizmodo Media’s acclaimed website devoted to cars, technology, and more, comes a revealing, savvy, and humorous look at self-driving cars.

Self-driving cars sound...


Project Apollo

by Norman Ferguson

The Apollo missions to the Moon are some of the most successful and well-remembered manned spaceflights that NASA has ever accomplished, taking place in the heyday of space travel. Indeed, the programme was...


MGA

by David Knowles

The MGA truly marked a revolution in MG sports car design, with its appearance quite unlike any previous production car from the celebrated British marque. Entering production in the summer of 1955, it broke...


Black Thursday

by Martin Caidin

Thursday, October 14, 1943, two hundred and ninety one B-17 Flying Fortresses set out for a strategic bombing raid on the factories in Schweinfurt.

Sixty of those planes never returned and six hundred and fifty...


East Kent Road Car Company Ltd: Services of the Golden Jubilee Era

by Richard Wallace

East Kent - Services of the Golden Jubilee Era takes the reader on a journey along the routes of all the stage-carriage services operated by East Kent in 1968, just after the Company celebrated its Golden Jubilee...


Circa 1903

by Larry E. Tise

Standing along the coast of today's Outer Banks, it can be hard to envision the barrier island world at Kitty Hawk as it appeared to Wilbur and Orville Wright when they first arrived in 1900 to begin their famous...


The Story of the Pony Express

by Glenn Danford Bradley

The Pony Express was a mail service delivering messages, newspapers, and mail. Presently, "Pony Express" is a trademark for postal services in the US (by the United States Postal Service). "This little...


Lectures of the Air Corps Tactical School and American Strategic Bombing in World War II

by Phil Haun

Following the cataclysmic losses suffered in World War I, air power theorists in Europe advocated for long-range bombers to overfly the trenches and strike deep into the enemy's heartland. The bombing of cities...


American Steam Locomotives

by William L. Withuhn

For nearly half of the nation's history, the steam locomotive was the outstanding symbol for progress and power. It was the literal engine of the Industrial Revolution, and it played an instrumental role in...


Biplanes at War

by Wray R. Johnson & George Stoll

Unlike the relative uniformity of conventional warfare, the peculiarities of small wars prevent a clear definition of rules and roles for military forces to follow. During the small wars era, aviation was still...


Selected Supernatural Stories

by John Buchan

Selected Supernatural Stories brings together some of the best short stories from the master himself, John Buchan!

Featuring:

The Keeper Of Cademuir

A Journey Of Little Profit

The Outgoing Of The Tide

No-Man’s-Land...


The Avro Arrow

by Palmiro Campagna

Declassified government records shed additional light on the cancellation and subsequent destruction of the Avro Arrow.

The controversial cancellation of the Avro Arrow continues to fire debate in the 21st century....


Yesterday We Were In America

by Brendan Lynch

Alcock and Brown’s first non-stop 1919 Atlantic flight was arguably the most significant aviation feat after the Wright Brothers’ 1904 flights. The first crossing of an ocean, the longest distance ever flown...


HANDBOOK to the SEVERN VALLEY RAILWAY

by J. Randall

This little book explores the Severn Valley and the places the railway passes through from Worcester to Shrewsbury as it was in 1863.

The Severn, like other English rivers, may be said to have been a railway...