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The Rocket and the Reich: Peenemunde and the Coming of the Ballistic Missile Era

by Michael J. Neufeld

WINNER OF THE DEXTER PRIZE OF THE SOCIETY FOR THE HISTORY OF TECHNOLOGY

Launched by the Third Reich in late 1944, the first ballistic missile, the V-2, fell on London, Paris, and Antwerp after covering nearly...


American Barns

by Jan Arnett

The heart of every working farm and ranch, the barn is an icon of rural America. This book chronicles – and celebrates – all the main types, and looks at how these treasures of early American architecture...


V1 Flying Bomb Aces

by Andrew Thomas & Chris Davey

Shortly after the Allied landings in France the Germans unleashed the first of their so-called 'revenge weapons' against London, the V1 flying bomb. Launched from specially constructed sites in northern France,...


The Fortifications of Gibraltar 1068-1945

by Darren Fa, Clive Finlayson & Adam Hook

Gibraltar is not only an archetypal fortress, preserving in its dominating topography and walls, bastions and emplacements a rich testament to extended periods of human conflict, but it is also a unique record...


British Paratrooper Vs Fallschirmjager: Mediterranean, 1942-43

by David Greentree & Johnny Shumate

By late 1942 Britain had developed an airborne capability that would obtain its baptism of fire versus German airborne in North Africa and Sicily. On three notable occasions British airborne infantry fought...


The Book of Camouflage: The Art of Disappearing

by Tim Newark

Covering the origins of camo patterning, from Wehrmacht field gray, to US Army green, and Commonwealth khaki, to its use in combat today, The Little Book of Camouflage tells the history of camouflage patterning...


Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot

by Alexander Mladenov & Adam Tooby

Like the American A-10 Warthog, the first Soviet jet dedicated by design to CAS (Close Air Support), the 'Frogfoot' has durability and firepower.

In February 2012, the Sukhoi Su-25 (NATO reporting name Frogfoot)...


Russian Battleship Vs Japanese Battleship: Yellow Sea, 1904-05

by Robert Forczyk, Howard Gerrard & Ian Palmer

The first major clash between a European and Asian state in the modern era signalled the beginning of Japan's rise as a major power on the world stage. What began as differing expansionist interests in Manchuria...


Secret Weapons: Death Rays, Doodlebugs and Churchill's Golden Goose

by Brian Ford

Powerful illustrations and a unique new narrative make this an incomparable illustrated history of the secret weapons that changed the course of World War II. The book's basic structure is chronological, charting...


Union Infantryman vs Confederate Infantryman: Eastern Theater 1861-65: Eastern Theater 1861-65

by Ron Field & Peter Dennis

This book provides analysis and first-hand accounts of three major Civil War battles: 1st Bull Run/1st Manassas, Gettysburg and Chaffin's Farm from two perspectives. The enthusiastic but largely inexperienced...


The French Foreign Legion

by Martin Windrow & Michael Roffe

It is arguable that no group of fighting men in the history of European arms has been so misrepresented by ill-informed publicity as the French Foreign Legion. Though initially conceived in 1831 as a means of...


Imperial Japanese Navy Destroyers 1919-45 2: Asashio to Tachibana Classes

by Mark Stille & Paul Wright

During the Pacific War, at Java Sea, Coral Sea, Midway, Guadalcanal, throughout the Solomons, Marianas, Leyte Gulf, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa campaigns, destroyers were the backbone of every fleet.

Arguably the...


Aces of the 78th Fighter Group

by Thomas Cleaver & Chris Davey

Eighth Air Force 78th FG flew P-38 Lightning, P-47 Thunderbolt, and P-51 Mustang fighters in air combat against German Luftwaffe Me-109, Fw-190, and Me-262 aircraft.

The 78th FG was originally established as...


American Aces Against the Kamikaze

by Edward Young & Mark Styling

The Japanese High Command realized that the loss of Okinawa would give the Americans a base for the invasion of Japan. Its desperate response to the invasion of Okinawa was to unleash the full force of the Special...


The Longbow

by Mike Loades & Peter Dennis

Boasting a rate of shooting not seen again in English hands until the late 19th century, the longbow was the weapon at the heart of the English military ascendancy in the century after 1340. Capable of subjecting...


World War II River Assault Tactics

by Gordon Rottman & Peter Dennis

On the major European and Russian fronts throughout World War II, the challenge of crossing rivers and other water obstacles under fire was absolutely central to any advance. The Panzers that crossed the Meuse...


A Doctor at War: The Story of Colonel Martin Herford: The Most Decorated Doctor of World War II

by Matthew Hall

Doctor at War charts the fascinating account of one man's wartime experiences. Born in Geneva in 1909, Colonel Martin Herford served in the Spanish Civil War, then, on the outbreak of World War II, he saw service...


Patton and Rommel: Men of War in the Twentieth Century

by Dennis Showalter

General George S. Patton and General Erwin Rommel. They served their countries through two World Wars. Their temperaments, both on and off the battlefield, couldn't be further apart from each other-but their...


Journey to the Heart of Aikido: The Teachings of Motomichi Anno Sensei

by Linda Holiday & Motomichi Anno

Journey to the Heart of Aikido presents the teachings of Motomichi Anno Sensei, one of the few remaining direct students of Morihei Ueshiba, the legendary founder of Aikido. After a lifetime of practice and...


Matamoros and the Texas Revolution

by Craig H. Roell

The traditional story of the Texas Revolution remembers the Alamo and Goliad but has forgotten Matamoros, the strategic Mexican port city on the turbulent lower Rio Grande. In this provocative book, Craig Roell...