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Gallipoli Victoria Cross Hero: The Price of Valour- The Triumph and Tragedy of Hugo Throssell VC

by John Hamilton

The son of a former Premier of Western Australia, Hugo Throssell, volunteered to join the Imperial Australian Force which was shipped to Gallipoli in 1915. He was a member of the 10th Australian Light Horse...


The Men Behind Monty

by Richard Mead

The Men Behind Monty examines the role played by the staff in the victorious campaigns of Field Marshal Viscount Montgomery, Britain's most successful field commander since the Duke of Wellington.

When...


Armoured  Horseman: With the Bays and Eight Army in North Africa and Italy

by Peter Willett

New memoirs by combatants in the Second World War are sadly rare today due to the passage of time. Tanks and Thoroughbreds will be warmly welcomed as the author, now into his 90s, fought through with The Bays...


Omar Al-Bashir and Africa's Longest War

by Paul Moorcraft

President Omar al-Bashir is Africa's and arguably Arabia's most controversial leader. In power since 1989, he is the first sitting head of state to be issued with an arrest warrant, for war crimes, by International...


Genghis Khan: his life and battles

by Jacob Abbott

The word khan is not a name, but a title. It means chieftain or king. It is a word used in various forms by the different tribes and nations that from time immemorial have inhabited Central Asia, and has been...


Airborne

by Ian Gardner & Ed Shames

As one of the last surviving members of the Band of Brothers, Ed Shames wanted to commit his memories of the Second World War to paper to preserve the legacy of the men who served with him in Europe. Airborne...


The Price of Valor: The Life of Audie Murphy, America's Most Decorated Hero of World War II

by David A. Smith

When he was seventeen years old, Audie Murphy falsified his birth records so he could enlist in the Army and help defeat the Nazis. When he was nineteen, he single-handedly turned back the German Army at the...


Valiant Boys: True Stories from the Operators of the UK's First Four-Jet Bomber

by Tony Blackman & Anthony Wright

Following on from the success of Victor Boys and Vulcan Boys, Tony Blackman, in collaboration with Anthony Wright, brings you Valiant Boys to complete the V Force set. This is a fascinating collection of personal...


Fear Drive My Feet: Text Classics

by Peter Ryan & Peter Pierce

Fear Drive My Feet is Peter Ryan's enduring account of his time patrolling isolated regions of New Guinea during World War II.

Far from his fellow Australians and with Japanese forces closing in around him,...


Gray Work

by Jamie Smith

The first ever, first-person story of America's private, paramilitary contractors at work around the world-from a man who performed these missions himself and has decades of stories to tell. This is a fascinating...


For Brotherhood and Duty: The Civil War History of the West Point Class of 1862

by Brian R. McEnany

During the tense months leading up to the American Civil War, the cadets at the United States Military Academy at West Point continued their education even as the nation threatened to dissolve around them. Students...


Sparta: Unfit for Empire

by Godfrey Hutchinson

The end of the Peloponnesian War saw Sparta emerge as the dominant power in the Greek world. Had she used this position wisely her hegemony might have been secure. As it was, she embarked on actions that her...


Colin Campbell: Lord Clyde

by Archibald Forbes

The British Military Service is fertile in curious contrasts. Among the officers who sailed from England for the East in the spring of 1854 were three veterans who had soldiered under the Great Duke in Portugal...


The History of Henry Esmond, Esq.

by William Makepeace Thackeray

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Pomona Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high...


Fighting Emperors of Byzantium

by John Carr

The Eastern Roman or 'Byzantine' Empire had to fight for survival throughout its long history so military ability was a prime requisite for a successful Emperor. John Carr concentrates on the personal and military...


Lincoln and Grant: The Westerners Who Won the Civil War

by III, Edward H. Bonekemper

Lincoln and Grant is an intimate dual-portrait of President Abraham Lincoln and General Ulysses S. Grant: their ordinary "Western" backgrounds, their early struggles to succeed, and their history-making relationship...


Seven Pillars of Wisdom: With linked Table of Contents

by T. E. Lawrence

When T. E. Lawrence's 'Seven Pillars of Wisdom' first appeared in 1922 it was immediately recognized as a literary masterpiece. In writing his extraordinary account of the Arab Revolt of 1916-1918 and his own...


Con Colbert

by John O'Callaghan

Con Colbert was one of the lesser-known leaders of the 1916 Rising. From a comfortable background in Newcastlewest, County Limerick, he moved to Dublin aged fifteen and worked as a junior clerk in a bakery....


Willie Pearse

by Róisín Ní Ghairbhí

Willie Pearse was a well-regarded sculptor who ran the family stone-carving business, but he was also a dynamic activist whose life offers fresh insights into political and cultural life before 1916. History...


Memoirs Of A Cavalier - Or, A Military Journal Of The Wars In Germany, And The Wars In England - From The Year 1632 To The Year 1648

by Daniel Defoe

This vintage book comprises Daniel Defoe's 1922 novel, "Memoirs of a Cavalier". One of his more obscure works, this novel tells the tale of a young English nobleman who embarks on a quest to traverse the continent...