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A Hundred Feet Over Hell: Flying With the Men of the 220th Recon Airplane Company Over I Corps and the DMZ, Vietnam 1968-1969

by Jim Hooper

A Hundred Feet Over Hell is the story of a handful of young pilots taking extraordinary risks to support those on the ground. Flying over Vietnam in two-seater Cessnas, they often made the difference between...


More Than Courage: Sicily, Naples-Foggia, Anzio, Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace, Central Europe: The Combat History of the

by Phil Nordyke

         

Drawing on many oral and unpublished written accounts from veterans of the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Phil Nordyke brings the history of the regiment to life, conveying with remarkable...


Rupert Red Two: A Fighter Pilot's Life From Thunderbolts to Thunderchiefs

by Jack Broughton & Richard P. Hallion

In 1945 Second Lieutenant Jack Broughton graduated from West Point with the silver pilot wings of a newly commissioned member of the Army Air Corps. Nearly thirty years later, he retired as a full colonel in...


The Building: A Biography of the Pentagon

by David Alexander

The Pentagon has been called many things by many people, but to those who work there, directing the defense of the United States, it is simply "the Building." Monumental in its five-pointed symmetry, the massive...


Rise and fall of a capital. the history of mantua in the words of who wrote about it

by Daniele Lucchini

Following the historical documents with a scholar accuracy, the author of this booklet tells an original history of Mantua, a small town which was the capital of a tiny state and one of the most significant...


God and the Indian

by Drew Hayden Taylor

While panhandling outside a coffee shop, Johnny, a Cree woman who lives on the streets, is shocked to recognize a face from her childhood, which was spent in a residential school. Desperate to hear the man acknowledge...


Enemy on the Euphrates: The British Occupation of Iraq and the Great Arab Revolt 1914-1921

by Ian Rutledge

Between July 1920 and February 1921, in the territory known as Mesopotamia – now the modern state of Iraq – an Arab uprising came perilously close to inflicting a shattering defeat upon the British Empire....


Vcs of the First World War: Air Vcs

by Peter G Cooksley & Peter F Batchelor

Of more than 600 Victoria Crosses awarded to British and Empire servicemen during the First World War, nineteen were awarded to airmen of the newly formed Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Air Service. Of these,...


The Little Book of Dublin

by Brendan Nolan

The Little Book of Dublin is a compendium of fascinating and entertaining truths about the city, past and present. Funny, fast-paced and fact-packed, here you will find out about Dublin's trade and industry,...


Defending Nottinghamshire: The Military Landscape from Prehistory to the Present

by Mike Osborne

This book examines the impact of military events on Nottinghamshire's landscape from prehistoric hill forts to Cold War bunkers. Straddling the valley of the Trent, Nottinghamshire has long enjoyed a strategic...


Scottish Independence: Yes or No

by George Kerevan & Alan Cochrane

In September 2014, a referendum will be held in Scotland to decide whether or not Scotland should become independent and cease to be part of Great Britain. In this book, two of the nation's leading political...


A 1950s Holiday in Bognor Regis

by Sylvia Endacott & Shirley Lewis

Bognor boasts a top spot in the national sunshine league, and has always provided all the attributes for a charming seaside resort. According to a 1950s town guide, 'few are the resorts anywhere which vie with...


Pembroke Dockyard and the Old Navy: A Bicentennial History

by Lieutenant Commander Lawrie Phillips

The Admiralty's specialist shipbuilding yard at Pembroke Dock produced over 200 warships for the Royal Navy, including 5 royal yachts, between 1814 and 1926. This long century, from the Napoleonic War until...


Operation Tabarin: Britain's Secret Wartime Expedition to Antarctica 1944-46

by Stephen Haddelsey & Alan Carroll

In 1943, Churchill's War Cabinet met to discuss the opening of a new front. Its battles would be fought amidst the glaciers of the Antarctic. Intended to safeguard the Falkland Islands from Japanese invasion...


The Pocket A to Z of the Knights Templar: A Guide to Their History and Legacy

by Gordon Napier

The Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and the Temple of Solomon, popularly known as the Knights Templar or the Order of the Temple, were among the most famous of Christian military orders. The order, which existed...


To D-Day and Back: Adventures with the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment and Life as a World War II POW: A memoir

by Bob Bearden

In the predawn hours of D-Day, June 6, 1944, which would become immortalized as the Longest Day, Bob Bearden and his comrades in the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment jumped into the inky skies over Normandy....


Omaha Beach and Beyond: The Long March of Sergeant Bob Slaughter

by John Robert Slaughter & Alex Kershaw

"Slaughter vividly conveys the reality of combat during World War II in his book with sweeping passages that literally place his reader on the battlefield beside him." Belvoir Eagle

Before D-Day, regular army...


Bad Strategies: How Major Powers Fail in Counterinsurgency

by James S. Corum & Dennis Showalter

It is the new way of war:  Everywhere our military tries to make inroads, insurgents flout us--and seem to get the better of the strategists making policy and battle plans.  In this book, an expert with both...


Jimmy Stewart

by Starr Smith & Walter Cronkite

Of all the celebrities who served their country during World War II -and they were legion -Jimmy Stewart was unique. On December 7th, when the attack on Pearl Harbor woke so many others to the reality of war,...


Ten Days that Shook the World

by John Reed

Ten Days that Shook the World is a first-hand account of Russia's October Revolution of 1917. Written in 1919 by the American journalist and socialist John Reed, it follows many of the prominent Bolshevik leaders...