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Great War Britain: Swindon: Remembering 1914-18

by Mike Pringle

The First World War claimed over 995,000 British lives, and its legacy continues to be remembered today. Great War Britain: Swindon offers an intimate portrayal of the town and its people living in the shadow...


Sennen Cove Lifeboats: An Illustrated History

by Nicholas Leach

Considered one of the most treacherous areas of Britain's coastline, Land's End has seen many shipwrecks over the past 2,000 years. Where the waters of the Atlantic meet those of the English Channel, storms...


The Final Over: The Cricketers of Summer 1914

by Christopher Sandford

August 1914 brought an end to the 'Golden Age' of English cricket. At least 210 professional cricketers (out of a total of 278 registered) signed up to fight, of whom 34 were killed. Cricket stands as both a...


Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War

by Helen Thorpe

From an award-winning, “meticulously observant” (The New Yorker), and “masterful” (Booklist) writer comes a groundbreaking account of three women deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq, and how their military...


Ukraine Diaries

by Andrey Kurkov & Sam Taylor

-16°C, sunlight, silence. I drove the children to school, then went to see the revolution. I walked between the tents. Talked with rev­olutionaries. They were weary today. The air was thick with the smell...


Ambon: The Truth About One of the Most Brutal POW Camps in World War II and the Triumph of the Aussie Spirit

by Roger Maynard

Survival, heroism, courage and mateship in Ambon - a place of nightmares.

In February, 1942, Ambon, an Indonesian island north of Darwin, fell to the Japanese army and the Allied forces defending it were captured....


Double Agent: The First Hero of World War II and How the FBI Outwitted and Destroyed a Nazi Spy Ring

by Peter Duffy

The never-before-told tale of the German-American who spearheaded a covert mission to infiltrate New York’s Nazi underground in the days leading up to World War II—the most successful counterespionage operation...


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 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...


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...


Female Tommies: The Frontline Women of the First World War

by Elisabeth Shipton

This book tells the story of women in the First World War at the front line, under fire, and in combat. Through their diaries, letters and memoirs, meet the women who defied convention and followed their convictions...


Maximilian Affair

by Sara Yorke Stevenson

Of all the Eye-Witness books the Sara Yorke Stevenson's Maximilian in Mexico: A Woman's Reminiscences of the French Intervention 1862 - 1867 is one of the most lucid, informed, and balanced. He write this reportage...


"The Best Kept Secret of World War Two!"

by Jr., Willis S. Cole

The Head Military Archivist at the National Archives created the title for the book, when he told the author, "You have discovered the best kept secret of World War Two and you are proving it by finding missing...


Fleet Tactics and Coastal Combat: Second Edition

by Wayne P. Hughes

This major revision updates Wayne Hughes's 1986 landmark study that is credited with providing decision makers a sound foundation for battle planning and tactical thinking. The book integrates the historical...


The Art of War & The Prince

by Niccolo Machiavelli

Collected here in one omnibus edition are Niccolò Machiavelli's most important works, The Art of War and The Prince. It was Niccolò Machiavelli who essentially removed ethics from government. He did it with...


Salus Vienna Tua

by Henry Elliot Malden

splendid book this"Salus Vienna Tua", from the orginal work of British historian Henry Elliot Malden thet provides a detailed account of the intricate machinations between the Habsburgs and the Ottomans. Malden’s...


Disasters at Sea: A Visual History of Infamous Shipwrecks

by Liz Mechem

A fully illustrated collection of the most thrilling shipwrecks of all time!

Experience the mystery and wonder of the bottom of the sea with over sixty accounts of shipwreck catastrophes. Illustrated with detailed...


Tracking the Tigers: Flying Tiger, OSS and Free Thai Operations in World War II Thailand

by Bob Bergin

An adventure in the discovery of history. When the wreckage of an old warplane is discovered in a remote area of North Thailand, the author’s attempt to identify the aircraft and its mission set him off on...


On the Seven Seas: Wargames Rules for the Age of Piracy and Adventure c.1500-1730

by Chris Peers & Steve Noon

On the Seven Seas is a set of wargames rules covering the high adventure and low morals of the world of the pirate. From Drake and his sea-rovers to Blackbeard, the Barbary Corsairs and the Wo-k’ou of the...