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Servants' Stories: Life Below Stairs in their Own Words 1800-1950

by Michelle Higgs

Step into the world of domestic service and discover what life was really like for these unsung heroines (and heroes) of society. Between 1800 and 1950, the role of servants changed dramatically but they remained...

Ypres: Contemporary Combat Images from the Great War

by Bob Carruthers

This powerful collection, depicting the grim realities of the four-year struggle for the Ypres salient, showcases the work of the contemporary combat artists and illustrators from the Great War era. Included...

Professor Porsche's Wars: The Secret Life of Legendary Engineer Ferdinand Porsche who Armed Two Belligerents Through Four Decades

by Karl Ludvigsen

Regarded as one of the great automotive engineers of the twentieth century, Ferdinand Porsche is well remembered today for his remarkable automotive designs including the Volkswagen Beetle and Auto Union Grand...

Missing But Not Forgotten: Men of the Thiepval Memorial-Somme

by Ken Linge & Pam Linge

The Thiepval Memorial commemorates over 72,000 men who have no known grave; all went missing in the Somme sector during the three years of conflict that finally ended on 20 March 1918. The book is not a military...

Reporting the Second World War

by Brian Best

After a slow start, the Second World War produced an enormous number of war correspondents. Correspondents like Ernest Hemingway, John Dos Passos and George Orwell were all inspired to put their experiences...

Patricians and Emperors: The Last Rulers of the Western Roman Empire

by Ian Huges

Patricians and Emperors offers concise comparative biographies of the individuals who wielded power in the final decades of the Western Roman Empire, from the assassination of Aetius in 454 to the death of Julius...

We Fought at Kohima: At Veteran's Account

by Raymond Street

The Japanese advance through Thailand, Malaya and Burma appeared unstoppable and the fate of India looked utterly precarious. The garrison of the Kohima outpost numbering some 1500 British and Indian Army soldiers...

Weymouth, Dorchester & Portland in the Great War

by Jacqueline Wadsworth

When war was declared in 1914, the people of South Dorset were taken by surprise. Initially, there was excitement as the garrison town of Dorchester sprang to life, and Britain's Grand Fleet steamed from Portland...

Faith, Hope and Rice: Private Cox's Account of Captivity and the Death Railway

by Ellie Taylor

Fred Cox, a young soldier in the East Surrey Regiment, was taken prisoner by the Japanese at the fall of Singapore in February 1942. The next three and a half years were spent in a series of PoW camps, notably...

From Sapper to Spitfire Spy: The WWII Biography of David Greville-Heygate DFC

by David Greville-Heygate & Sally-Anne Greville-Heygate

David Greville-Heygate was one of the few men who served in both the army and the Royal Air Force during the Second World War, but it was in the sky that he really earned his stripes. Stalking the skies flying...

Impossible Victories: Ten Unlikely Battlefield Successes

by Bryan Perrett

Victory on the battlefield is sometimes achieved against the odds - victory snatched from the jaws of apparently inevitable defeat. A daring counter attack, an unexpected manoeuvre, a stubborn refusal to be...

Fight the Good Fight: Vocies of Faith from the First World War

by John Broom

Whilst a toxic mixture of nationalism and militarism tore Europe and the wider world apart from 1914 to 1919, there was one factor that united millions of people across all nations: that of a Christian faith....

The Seasick Admiral: Nelson and the Health of the Navy

by Kevin Brown

Horatio Nelson did not enjoy robust good health. From his childhood he was prone to many of the ailments so common in the eighteenth century, and after he joined the Navy he contracted fevers that further undermined...

The British Carrier Strike Fleet after 1945

by David Hobbs

In 1945 the most powerful fleet in the Royal Navy's history was centred on nine aircraft carriers. This book charts the post-war fortunes of this potent strike force - its decline in the face of diminishing...

A Monstrous Commotion: The Mysteries of Loch Ness

by Gareth Williams

The Loch Ness Monster: a creature that should have died out with the dinosaurs, or a legend built on hoaxes and wishful thinking?

Sir Peter Scott, internationally renowned naturalist and president of the World...

James Joyce The Dover Reader

by James Joyce

Influential and innovative, James Joyce (1882–1941) led the vanguard of twentieth-century fiction. Sooner or later, most undergraduates encounter him, and many scholars devote their entire careers to his exuberantly...

White Eskimo: Knud Rasmussen's Fearless Journey into the Heart of the Arctic

by Stephen R. Bown

As T. E. Lawrence did for the Arab world and Richard Burton did for the heart of Africa, Knud Rasmussen opened the landscape and culture of the Arctic. Stephen Bown, biographer of Roald Amundsen, follows Rasmussen's...

Revolutionary Lives: Constance and Casimir Markievicz

by Lauren Arrington

Constance Markievicz (1868–1927), born to the privileged Protestant upper class in Ireland, embraced suffrage before scandalously leaving for a bohemian life in London and then Paris. She would become known...

The Love of Strangers: What Six Muslim Students Learned in Jane Austen's London

by Nile Green

In July 1815, six Iranian students arrived in London under the escort of their chaperone, Captain Joseph D’Arcy. Their mission was to master the modern sciences behind the rapid rise of Europe. Over the next...

The Generals: Patton, MacArthur, Marshall, and the Winning of World War II

by Winston Groom

Celebrated historian Winston Groom tells the intertwined and uniquely American tales of George Patton, Douglas MacArthur, and George Marshall - from the World War I battle that shaped them to their greatest...