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The First Day on the Somme: Revised Edition

by Martin Middlebrook

After an immense but useless bombardment, at 7.30 am. On 1 July 1916 the British Army went over the top and attacked the German trenches. It was the first day of the battle of the Somme, and on that day the...

Major & Mrs Holt's Definitive Battlefield Guide Somme: 100th Anniversary: 7th Revised, Expanded GPS Edition

by Major Tonie Holt & Valmai Holt

The 100th Anniversary of the most publically aware battle of WW1 - the

battle of the Somme, will be on 1 July 2016 and every media form will be

covering it from January onwards. The book has taken 20 years to...

In a Guardsman's Boots: A Boy Soldier's Adventures from the Streets of 1920s Dublin to Buckingham Palace, WWII and the Egyptian Revolution

by Paddy Rochford & Caroline Rochford

When he was just eight years old, Paddy Rochford enrolled at Dublin’s Royal Hibernian Military School, where he was taught how to be a soldier with the British Army, like his father. Soon afterwards, in 1922,...

Ebony and Scarlet: Poems of the Anglo-Zulu War

by Harry Turner

The nineteenth century saw the British army engaged in a series of conflicts around the globe. Iin almost every continent the redcoats of British soldiers seemed to be in perpetual action against enemies of...

Fight the Good Fight: Voices of Faith from the Second World War

by John Broom

The Second World War challenged many of the concepts that had provided stability and unity in the world. As totalitarian regimes in Europe and Asia attempted to impose their world view on their neighbours, a...

A Visitor's Guide to Shakespeare's London

by David Thomas

A fresh and colourful look at Shakespeare’s London published on the 400th anniversary of the playwright’s death. Readers can explore the streets of Shakespeare’s London and see the sights he saw, while...

A Guide to British Military History: The Subject and the Sources

by Ian F W Beckett

What exactly is military history? Forty years ago it meant battles, campaigns, great commanders, drums and trumpets. It was largely the preserve of military professionals and was used to support national history...

Bushwhackers: Guerrilla Warfare, Manhood, and the Household in Civil War Missouri

by Joseph M. Beilein Jr.

Bushwhackers adds to the growing body of literature that examines the various irregular conflicts that took place during the American Civil War. Author Joseph M. Beilein Jr. looks at the ways in which several...

The Bedford Triangle: Undercover Operations from England in World War II

by Martin W. Bowman

Follow secret operations behind enemy lines in WWII.

The Bedford Triangle portrays the crucial part played by the British Special Operations Executive, the US Army Air Force and the American Office of Strategic...

Somme 1916: Success and Failure on the First Day of the Battle of the Somme

by Paul Kendall

What really happened on the first day of the Somme?

Much controversy has surrounded the Somme offensive relating to its justification and its impact upon the course of the war. General Sir Douglas Haig's policies...


We Are Not Such Things: The Murder of a Young American, a South African Township, and the Search for Truth and Reconciliation

by Justine van der Leun

A gripping investigation in the vein of the podcast Serial—a summer nonfiction pick by Entertainment Weekly and The Wall Street Journal

Justine van der Leun reopens the murder of a young American woman in...

White Moccasins: The Story of Katie

by Sandra Lee Cleary

A seven year old Indian girl, whose chief was Black Hawk, survives the massacre of Bad Axe of 1832. Katie was whisked away by her sister who soon abandoned her. Ashuwheteau, another Indian survivor, befriended...

"I Heard You Paint Houses", Updated Edition: Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran & Closing the Case on Jimmy Hoffa

by Charles Brandt

Updated with a 57-page Conclusion by the author that features new, independent corroboration of Frank Sheeran's revelations about the killing of Jimmy Hoffa, the killing of Joey Gallo and the murder of JFK,...

Being British: Our Once And Future Selves

by Chris Parish

How liberals can discover and be part of a new post-traditional story and feel proud of being British.

The Tudor Brandons: Mary and Charles - Henry VIII's Nearest & Dearest

by Sarah-Beth Watkins

The Life and Times of Mary Tudor and Charles Brandon.

Wampum: How Indian Tribes, the Mafia, and an Inattentive Congress Invented Indian Gaming and Created a $28 Billion Gambling Empire

by Donald Craig Mitchell

The never-before-told story of Indian Casinos in America

In 2015, 239 Indian tribes operated 478 casinos, high-stakes bingo halls, and other gambling facilities on Indian reservations in 28 states that collectively...

White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America

by Nancy Isenberg

“This estimable book rides into the summer doldrums like rural electrification. . . . It deals in the truths that matter.”-–Dwight Garner, The New York Times

White Trash will change the way we think...

1966 And Not All That

by Mark Perryman

A unique 50th anniversary collection of superlative writing and new football thinking. A first-ever oral history of ’66 combined with match reports provided by writers from each of the countries England played,...

The Last Communard: Adrien Lejeune, the Unexpected Life of a Revolutionary

by Gavin Bowd

The story of an unexpected hero

The Last Communard offers a brilliant, striking portrait of revolutionary Europe through a remarkable personal story.

In 1871, Adrien Lejeune fought on the barricades of the Paris...