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Access to History: Britain 1951-2007 Second Edition

by Michael Lynch

Give your students the best chance of success with this tried and tested series' combination of in-depth analysis, engaging narrative and accessibility.

Access to History is the most popular, trusted and wide-ranging...


War of Attrition: Fighting the First World War

by William Philpott

“Philpott argues persuasively that the last hundred days of the war were the result of a steep learning curve necessitated by earlier bloodbaths.” —The Wall Street Journal A Wall Street Journal Best Non-Fiction...


Avenue of Spies: A True Story of Terror, Espionage, and One American Family's Heroic Resistance in Nazi-Occupied Paris

by Alex Kershaw

The best-selling author of The Liberator brings to life the incredible true story of an American doctor in Paris, and his heroic espionage efforts during World War II

The leafy Avenue Foch, one of the most exclusive...


Eden to Armageddon: World War I in the Middle East

by Roger Ford

The definitive and epic account of World War I in the Middle East. The Great War in the Middle East began with an invasion of the Garden of Eden, and ended with a momentous victory on the site of the biblical...


Out of the Firing Line...Into the Foyer: My Remarkable Story

by Andy Merriman, Bruce Copp & Dame Judi Dench

War hero and '60s Soho doyen Bruce Copp has lived a unique life in which he has formed lifelong friendships with celebrities, swam regularly with a James Bond, hung out with Lenny Bruce and spent an unforgettable...


The Mermaid and the Messerschmitt: War Through a Woman's Eyes 1939-1940

by Rulka Langer

Rare eyewitness account of early, chaotic days of WWII - Nazi German invasion of Poland, Siege of Warsaw and first months of Occupation - written by a young working mother. Langer's eye for detail and lively...


Guadalcanal 1942-43: America's First Victory on the Road to Tokyo

by Mark Stille & Peter Dennis

The Guadalcanal campaign began with an amphibious assault in August 1942 - the US's first attempt to take the fight to the Japanese. It quickly escalated into a desperate attritional battle on land, air and...


What the Citizen Should Know About Our Arms and Weapons: A Guide to Weapons from the 1940s

by James E. Hicks

Originally published in 1941, this book of military ordnance was written in order to bring information to the non-military public during the time of uncertainty that marked the beginnings of the United States’...


People, Places and Passions:  "Pain and Pleasure": A Social History of Wales and the Welsh, 1870-1945

by Russell Davies

Russell Davies examines the social history of Wales in the years 1870-1948 and challenges a number of generally held views about Wales and the Welsh, offering an alternative history of idiosyncrasies and contradictions...


The Armoured Campaign in Normandy June-August 1944

by Stephen Napier

Beginning with the D-Day landings, this is a frank appraisal of the planned use and actual results of the deployment of armour by both German and Allied commanders in the major tank battles of the campaign including...


Young, Brave and Beautiful

by Tania Szabô

SOE agent Violette Szabô was the daughter of an English father and French mother, and widow of a French army officer killed in action in North Africa in 1942. On her second mission she was captured by the Germans,...


The Queen and Mrs Thatcher

by Dean Palmer

This is the remarkable story of how the two most powerful women in Britain met and disliked each other on sight. For over a decade they quietly waged a war against each other on both a personal and political...


The SAS in World War II

by Gavin Mortimer

The SAS are among the best-trained and most effective Special Forces units in existence. This book is the incredible story of their origins, told in their own words. During the summer of 1941, a young Scots...


Polish Spitfire Aces

by Wojtek Matusiak & Robert Grudzien

Of all Allied airmen, Polish pilots had had the most experience of fighting the Luftwaffe by the time the war came to Britain. As the Battle of Britain raged, they quickly proved themselves as highly aggressive...


Germany's East Wall in World War II

by Neil Short & Adam Hook

The East Wall was where the final battles for the stricken Third Reich were fought, amid scenes of utter carnage. Beginning life at the end of World War I, the wall became a pet project of Adolf Hitler's, whose...


Dornier Do 24 Units

by Peter Jong & Chris Davey

Perhaps the most seaworthy flying boat ever built, the elegant, tri-motor Dornier Do 24 served with both the Allied and Axis forces in very different parts of the globe during World War II, garnering an excellent...


Armies of the Greek-Turkish War 1919-22

by Philip Jowett

This is a comprehensive guide to the armies that fought a devastating and decisive conflict in the Eastern Mediterranean between the two World Wars of the 20th century. From the initial Greek invasion, designed...


Fashion Is Spinach: How to Beat the Fashion Racket

by Elizabeth Hawes & Alice Gregory

After working as a stylist in Paris, Elizabeth Hawes (1903–71) launched one of the first American design houses in Depression-era New York. Hawes was an outspoken critic of the fashion industry and a champion...


The Public Lives of Charlotte and Marie Stopes

by Stephanie Green

Charlotte Stopes was the first woman in Scotland to get a university qualification. She devoted her life to studying Shakespeare and the promotion of women in public life. Though Charlotte is largely forgotten,...


The Rise of the Left in Southern Europe: Anglo-American Responses

by Sotiris Rizas

This study looks at the influence of the Anglo-American 'special relationship' on the rise of the left in southern Europe, and concurrent European influence on the Atlantic alliance.