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Farewell to the Horses: Dairy of a British Tommy: 1915-1919

by Robert Elverstone

Cady Hoyte, like many other young lads of his generation, proudly joined the army in 1915 to fight for his King and Country. From the Warwickshire town of Nuneaton, he joined the Warwickshire Yeomanry as a gunner...


Yours Ever: A Worcestershire Soldier's Journey to Gallipoli

by Ann Crowther & Al Murray

Yours Ever, Charlie' is the fascinating account of Charles Crowther, one of many British men who volunteered to fight for king and country in the First World War. When Charles was volunteered he was almost forty-three...


The River Hamble: A History

by David Chun

The Hamble rises at Bishop's Waltham in Hampshire and flows into Southampton Water. It is a relatively small river but it has an interesting and varied history. Above Botley the Hamble powered a number of mills,...


IRA Aldridge: Performing Shakespeare in Europe, 1852-1855: Performing Shakespeare in Europe, 1852-1855

by Bernth Lindfors

Ira Aldridge: Performing Shakespeare in Europe, 1852-1855', the third volume of Bernth Lindfors's award-winning biography, traces the American-born black classical actor's itinerary on his first Continental...


Aaron's Leap

by Magdaléna Platzová & Craig Cravens

A multigenerational saga inspired by Bauhaus artists and the impact of the Holocaust’s lingering legacy on their children and protégés


The Land of the Five Flavors: A Cultural History of Chinese Cuisine

by Thomas O. Höllmann & Karen Margolis

World-renowned sinologist Thomas O. Höllmann tracks the growth of Chinese food culture from the earliest burial rituals to today’s Western fast food restaurants, detailing the cuisine’s geographical variations...


Saaf's Border War: The South African Air Force in Combat 1966-89

by Peter Baxter

South African Mirages and Cuban MiG-21s dogfighting over Cuito Cuanavale, the largest tank battle on African soil since El Alamein; Puma troopships shot out of the skies by Strela missiles and RPG-7 rockets;...


The Road to Koniggratz: Helmuth Von Moltke and the Austro-Prussian War 1866

by Quintin Barry

Before the War of 1866 the name of Helmuth Von Moltke was scarcely known outside the Prussian army. His appointment as Chief of the General Staff was in many ways surprising, and he certainly did not himself...


Testament

by Benson Bobrick

Dear Mother,

I was very glad to hear from home this morning. It is the first time since I left Otterville. We marched from Sedalia 120 miles....I almost feel anxious to be in a battle & yet I am almost afraid....


The Hellenistic World

by Daniel Ogden

The history of the hellenistic world has long been more popular than has widely been realized. This volume seeks to contribute to that popularity. Here are fourteen new perspectives on the period from a distinguished...


Young Citizen, Old Soldier: From Boyhood in Antrim to Hell on the Somme: The Journal of Rifleman James McRoberts, No.1885, 14th Battalion Royal Irish

by David Truesdale

For almost 43 years three school notebooks lay in obscurity in the County Armagh home of sixty two-year old James McRoberts. The closely filled pages recorded just over two years in his life in uniform as he...


Chicken Street: Afghanistan Before the Taliban: Clearing the Deadly Remnants of War

by John Lane

This captivating work tells of Afghanistan before the Taliban - a land of majestic mountains and arid plains, terrain contaminated by the deadly remnants of war; landmines and unexploded ordnance, silent killers...


Lost Prophet: The Life and Times of Bayard Rustin

by John D'emilio

Bayard Rustin is one of the most important figures in the history of the American civil rights movement. Before Martin Luther King, before Malcolm X, Bayard Rustin was working to bring the cause to the forefront...


Crack Hardy: From Gallipoli to Flanders to the Somme, The True Story of Three Australian Brothers at War

by Stephen Dando-Collins

Dando-Collins adroitly interweaves a compelling family history with the broader canvas of the Anzacs. Crack Hardy is a fine and important book.This is the true story of three Australian soldiers, the Searle...


Three Empires on the Nile: The Victorian Jihad, 1869-1899

by Dominic Green

A secular regime is toppled by Western intervention, but an Islamic backlash turns the liberators into occupiers. Caught between interventionists at home and fundamentalists abroad, a prime minister flounders...


Out of Mao's Shadow: The Struggle for the Soul of a New China

by Philip P. Pan

From an award-winning journalist for The Washington Post and one of the leading China correspondents of his generation comes an eloquent and vivid chronicle of the world's most successful authoritarian state...


Last Days of the Luftwaffe: German Luftwaffe Combat Units 1944-1945

by Manfred Griehl

The end of the Second World War in Europe was an epoch of complete social, cultural and technological upheaval. In the realm of military and aviation history this period was revolutionary. The eclipse of the...


Men Astutely Trained: A History of the Jesuits in the American Century

by Peter Mcdonough

A perceptive & provocative analysis of the transformation that swept through American Catholicism in the decades leading up to Vatican II.

The Jesuits have been the carriers of a culture borne along by a fruitful...


1809 Thunder On The Danube: Napoleon's Defeat of the Habsburgs, Vol. III: The Final Clashes of Wagram and Znaim

by Jack Gill

In this third volume John H. Gill brings to a close his magisterial study of the 1809 war between Napoleonic France and Habsburg Austria. This final volume begins with the principal armies of both antagonists...


The Dream Machine: The Untold History of the Notorious V-22 Osprey

by Richard Whittle

WHEN THE MARINES decided to buy a helicopter-airplane hybrid “tiltrotor” called the V-22 Osprey, they saw it as their dream machine. The tiltrotor was the aviation equivalent of finding the Northwest Passage:...