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Battle Story Austerlitz 1805

by Gregory Fremont-Barnes

In 1805 at the end of November, Napoleon decided to launch one more plan to lure the Austrians and Russians into battle, by appearing to order his forces to retreat and letting it be known that he did not want...


Massacre in Malaya: Exposing Britain's My Lai

by Christopher Hale

The Malayan Emergency (1948-1960) was the longest war fought by British and Commonwealth forces in the 20th century. Today this 'war without a name' is largely forgotten, though it had a powerful and secret...


Beyond the Legend: Bill Speakman, VC

by Derek Hunt

Beyond the Legend is the authorised biography of William (Bill) Speakman VC. It covers the whole of his sometimes controversial life, from his childhood in Altrincham, Cheshire to his later life in South Africa...


Hogs in the Shadows: Marine Snipers in Action

by Milo S. Afong

There is a special breed of Marine for whom the prey is the enemy—and every day is hunting season. This Marine is a HOG—a Hunter of Gunmen.

These are the gripping, gut-wrenching true stories of those Marines...


The Little Book of Limerick

by Sharon Slater

The Little Book of Limerick is a compendium of fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts about County Limerick. Funny, fast-paced and fact-packed, here we find out abou the most unusual crimes and...


SIGINT: The Secret History of Signals Intelligence in the World Wars

by Peter F Matthews

SIGNALS INTELLIGENCE, or SIGINT, is the interception and evaluation of coded enemy messages. From Enigma to Ultra, Purple to Lorenz, Room 40 to Bletchley, SIGINT has been instrumental in both victory and defeat...


Working the London Underground: From 1863 to 2013

by Ben Pedroche

Used extensively and somewhat taken for granted by millions of commuters and tourists every day, the London Underground has long been a part of our national heritage and way of life. The 'Tube' was the first...


Battle Story Bannockburn 1314

by Chris Brown

Bannockburn 1314 is the most celebrated battle between Scotland and England, in which a mere 7,000 followers of Robert the Bruce defeated more than 15,000 of Edward II's troops. The Battle of Bannockburn, fought...


Historical Dictionary of Egypt

by Jr., Arthur Goldschmidt

This fourth edition of Historical Dictionary of Egypt covers its history from its emergence as an independent actor during the reign of Ali Bey (1760-1772) up to and including the first two years of the Arab...


They Did Not Grow Old: Teenage Conscripts on the Western Front 1918

by Tim Lynch

in June 1918, 130 teenagers arrived in France as just another draft of replacements among the thousands sent to reinforce the British Expeditionary Force on the Western Front. Within the next five months, one...


The Parisi: Britons and Romans in Eastern Yorkshire

by Peter Halkon

The Parisi were a tribe located somewhere within the present day East Riding of Yorkshire, UK, known from a brief reference by Ptolemy. They were originally immigrants from Gaul and share their name with the...


The Marquis de Leuville: A Victorian Fraud?

by Marianne Colloms & Dick Weindling

Once called the greatest charlatan of his age, the Marquis was a fascinating Victorian 'renaissance man'. Born to an artistic family, he became a renowned poet and adventurer. A crack shot and excellent swordsman,...


The Medieval Christmas

by Sophie Jackson

Medieval Christmas - roaring fires, Yule logs, boar's head on a platter and carols. So many of our best-loved traditions have their origins in the medieval period that it would be impossible to imagine the season...


The March on Rome: How Antifascists Understood the Origins of Totalitarianism (and Conied the Word)

by Emilio Gentile

«Amendola attribuiva […] un nuovo è più ampio significato al termine "totalitario" da lui coniato: totalitario non era solo il sistema di dominio politico del fascismo, ma "spirito totalitario" era la pretesa...


The Longest Night: The Bombing of London on May 10, 1941

by Gavin Mortimer

The Longest Night reveals the untold story of the horrific bombing raid that almost brought Britain to military collapse - using extensive survivors' testimony and previously classified documents to reveal just...


The Famine Ships

by Edward Laxton

Between 1846 and 1851, more than one-million people--the potato famine emigrants--sailed from Ireland to America. Now, 150 years later, The Famine Ships tells of the courage and determination of those who crossed...


The Baby Chase

by Leslie Morgan Steiner

From the New York Times bestselling author of Crazy Love comes a riveting new narrative about surrogate pregnancy from both sides of the equation—the parents and the gestational carrier.

Once considered a...


The Inaugural Address, 2009: Together with Abraham Lincoln's First and Second Inaugural Addresses and The Gettysburg Address and Ralph Waldo Emerson's

by Barack Obama

Celebrate the inauguration of America's 44th president with this New York Times bestseller

Tying into the official theme for the 2009 inaugural ceremony, "A New Birth of Freedom" from Lincoln's Gettysburg Address...


The Rise of Western Power: A Comparative History of Western Civilization

by Jonathan Daly

The West's history is one of extraordinary success; no other region, empire, culture, or civilization has left so powerful a mark upon the world. The Rise of Western Power charts the West�s achievements�representative...


The Lost World of Bletchley Park: An illustrated History of the Wartime Codebreaking Centre

by Sinclair McKay

The huge success of Sinclair's The Secret Life of Bletchley Park - a quarter of a million copies sold to date - has been symptomatic of a similarly dramatic increase in visitors to Bletchley Park itself, the...