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The Tartan Pimpernel

by Donald Caskie & Caskie Donald Caskie, was born at Bowmore, Islay in 1902

Donald Caskie was a minister of the Scots Kirk in Paris at the time of German invasion of France in 1940. Although he had the opportunity to flee, Caskie stayed behind to help establish a network of safe houses...


Out Of The Wilderness

by Tony Benn

1963 saw Labour's emergence from its 'wilderness years' in Opposition, and the election of Harold Wilson following the unexpected death of Hugh Gaitskell. In the first Wilson government of 1964 Benn was made...


Dare To Be A Daniel

by Tony Benn

Born into a family with a strong, radical dissenting tradition in which enterprise and public service were combined, Tony Benn was taught to believe that the greatest sin in life was to waste time and money....


A Hell for Heroes: A SAS Hero's Journey to the Heart of Darkness

by Theodore Knell

Theodore Knell went through hell in the SAS - but his biggest battle began when he left. A Hell for Heroes is a searingly honest autobiography about what life in the military service is really like. This is...


The Guerrilla Factory: The Making of Special Forces Officers, the Green Berets

by Tony Schwalm

With “a fresh, authentic voice” (Publishers Weekly), former Special Forces commander and current instructor Tony Schwalm takes readers deep inside the grueling training on the notorious Q course, required...


The Honour and the Shame

by John KenneallyVC

Many years after becoming the youngest person ever to be awarded the VC for attacking a company of Panzer Grenadiers on his own - an action that proved a turning point in one of the major battles of the Second...


Zumwalt

by Larry Berman

Admiral Elmo Russell Zumwalt, Jr., the charismatic chief of naval operations (CNO) and "the navy's most popular leader since WWII" (Time), was a man who embodied honor, courage, and commitment. In a career spanning...


Commander: The Life and Exploits of Britain's Greatest Frigate Captain

by Stephen Taylor

"Nobody describes a naval battle better than Taylor…a flawless demonstration of the biographer’s craft." —Jan Morris, The Guardian Edward Pellew, captain of the legendary Indefatigable, was quite simply...


The Secret Listeners: How the Wartime Y Service Intercepted the Secret German Codes for Bletchley Park

by Sinclair McKay

Behind the celebrated code-breaking at Bletchley Park lies another secret…

The men and women of the ‘Y’ (for Wireless’) Service were sent out across the world to run listening stations from Gibraltar...


De Valera in America

by Dave Hannigan

Retraces the steps of an incredible journey of a leader in exile that would resonate through Irish history for the rest of the century ...

In June 1919 Eamon de Valera stowed away on a liner bound for New York...


Murder, Mutiny & Mayhem

by Joe O'Shea

The Blackest-Hearted Villains from Irish History

The Irish are celebrated at home and abroad as explorers, freedom fighters and great writers and artists, but for every Tom Crean, Bernardo O'Higgins or James...


Viper Pilot

by Dan Hampton

151 combat missions

21 hard kills on surface-to-air-missile sites

4 Distinguished Flying Crosses with Valor

1 Purple Heart

Sure to rank as one of the greatest aviation memoirs ever written, Viper Pilot is an Air...


The Other Side of the Trench

by Garry Willmott

This story deserves to be told. Garry Willmott creates graphic and quite horrifying insights into unseen and 'unsung' aspects of World War 1, where so many Australian, Canadian, British, New Zealander, American...


Pompey Elliott

by Ross McMullin

Updated to include a foreword by Les Carlyon, this comprehensive, rich biography of the great Australian general vividly examines Elliott's origins and youth, his peacetime careers as a lawyer and politician,...


Into the Fire: A Firsthand Account of the Most Extraordinary Battle in the Afghan War

by Bing West & Dakota Meyer

“The story of what Dakota did . . . will be told for generations.”—President Barack Obama, from remarks given at Meyer’s Medal of Honor ceremony

In the fall of 2009, Taliban insurgents ambushed a patrol...


The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo

Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography 2013

by Tom Reiss

Here is the remarkable true story of the real Count of Monte Cristo – a stunning feat of historical sleuthing that brings to life the forgotten hero who inspired such classics as The Count of Monte Cristo...


Alonzo's War: Letters from a Young Civil War Soldier

by Mary Searing O'Shaughnessy

The book details the everyday life of a private and gives an up-close account of what the details of a battle mean to a man participating in it as opposed to learning about generals’ battle plans and the movement...


Indian Peter

by D Skelton

Indian Peter is the remarkable story of Peter Williamson, who, in 1743 at the age of 13, was snatched from an Aberdeen quayside and transported to the burgeoning American colonies to be sold into indentured...


Adventures of a Soldier in the Great War 1914 - 1918 and some of his Poems

by David, Yuille

"On the 1st of March I joined the 1st Battalion Civil Service Rifles at Watford, after a week's 'recruiting' with the 2nd battalion, having been in training with the 2nd battalion since 31 August 1914 at Somerset...


Chin Up, Head Down: A Mother's Journey of Madness and Grief

by Helena Tym

On 2nd June 2009, two men knocked on our door, bringing with them the news that our nineteen-year-old son, Cyrus, had been killed that morning by an IED while serving with 2 Rifles in Afghanistan. Our family...