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South Pacific Destroyer: The Battle for the Solomons from Savo Island to Vella Gulf

by Russell Crenshaw Jr.

Russell Crenshaw's riveting account of the savage night battle for the Solomon Islands in early 1943 offers readers a unique insider's perspective from the decks of one of the destroyers that bore the brunt...


PT 105

by Richard Dick Keresey

Drawing on his own experiences as the captain of PT 105 at Guadalcanal, Bougainville, and more, the author tells how the fastest little boat in combat contributed to the war effort.


South Africa

by Alexander Johnston

This latest volume in the series is a book on nation-building in post-apartheid South Africa.


When Daddy Came Home

by Barry Turner & Tony Rennell

Compelling and moving real-life accounts of the impact on family life of the return of the troops at the end of the Second World War.

Summer 1945. Britain was in jubilant mood. At last, the war was over. Soon...


The Long Road to Freedom: The Story of the Enslaved Polley Children

by James L. Hale

The intriguing story of the Polley family. After being emancipated, Douglas and Peyton Polley worked tirelessly to purchase their families freedom. They moved to the free state of Ohio, the promised land; only...


In Remembrance of Emmett Till: Regional Stories and Media Responses to the Black Freedom Struggle

by Darryl Mace

On August 28, 1955, fourteen-year-old Chicago native Emmett Till was brutally beaten to death for allegedly flirting with a white woman at a grocery store in Money, Mississippi. Roy Bryant and J. W. Milam were...


In Remembrance of Emmett Till: Regional Stories and Media Responses to the Black Freedom Struggle

by Darryl Mace

On August 28, 1955, fourteen-year-old Chicago native Emmett Till was brutally beaten to death for allegedly flirting with a white woman at a grocery store in Money, Mississippi. Roy Bryant and J. W. Milam were...


The Punishment of Gaza

by Gideon Levy

Israel’s 2009 invasion of Gaza was an act of aggression that killed over a thousand Palestinians and devastated the infrastructure of an already impoverished enclave. The Punishment of Gaza shows how the ground...


A 1950s Portsmouth Childhood

by Valerie Reilly

The 1950s was a time of regeneration and change for Portsmouth. For children growing up during this decade, life was changing fast. They still made their own toys and earned their own pocket money, but, on new...


Sanders Bros.: The Rise and Fall of a British Grocery Giant

by Neil Tyler

Established in 1887, Sanders Bros. was the UK's largest chain of corn, flour, seed and general produce merchants in the 1920s, trading from 154 branches in 1925 in London and the surrounding area and with a...


Blood and Thunder: The Boys of Eton College and the First World War

by Alexandra J Churchill

A photograph of three friends on the football field, taken in 1912. Less than five years later all three would be killed and buried beneath the fields of Belgium. This story is typical of many schoolboys across...


Arab Responses to Fascism and Nazism: Attraction and Repulsion

by Israel Gershoni

The first book to present an analysis of Arab response to fascism and Nazism from the perspectives of both individual countries and the Arab world at large, this collection problematizes and ultimately deconstructs...


Both Sides of the Fence: A Life In and Out of Speedway Racing

by Reg Fearman & Philip Dalling

From humble origins in London's East End, this is the story of how Reg Fearman became a local hero with West Ham, the cockney giants of speedway, and went to to represent his country, first as a rider at thte...


Tropic Suns: Seadogs Aboard an English Galleon

by James Seay Dean

When a ship set out for the Americas in the sixteenth century, the crew faced a long voyage and a host of difficulties along the way. Ship-building, navigation and provisioning were all crucial to the vessel...


The A-Z of Curious County Durham

by Martin Dufferwiel

This book draws on the long and unique heritage of the County Palatine of Durham; a historical land of saints and warlords. Inspired in part by the chronicles and compendiums of County Durham's eighteenth- and...


Agent Cicero: Hitler's Most Successful Spy

by Mark Simmons

This is the story of the most successful German spy of World War II, the Albanian Elyesa Bazna - an untrained opportunist. Bazna worked as a valet to the British ambassador to Turkey in Ankara. He photographed...


The British Army 1914-1918

by Andrew Rawson

The only indispensable guide to Britain's Army covers the 'Old Contemptibles' - the professTerritorials, Kitchener's 'New Army' and 'Derby's Men', the conscripts who eventually defeated the Kaiser's armies five...


SOS Venezuela: Disillusioned in the Age of Chavez

by Gabriel Mata Guzmán & Hugo Villabona

A group of Venezuelans interested in politics experience a transformation as their views and lives start to restructure. This shifting of ideologies, a result of fourteen years of Bolivarian Revolution, is only...


The Book of the Poppy

by Chris McNab

The Remembrance Poppy is a haunting reminder of the ultimate cost of war. Worn by millions around the world every year, the Poppy compels us to remember war’s dead, wounded and bereaved, regardless of nationality...


The Lighthouse: The Mystery of the Eilean Mor Lighthouse Keepers

by Keith McCloskey

On 26 December 1900, the vessel Hesperus arrived at Eilean Mor in the remote Outer Hebrides with relief lighthouse men and fresh provisions. Staffed by three keepers, the lighthouse had been in operation for...