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Jinnah vs. Gandhi

by Roderick Matthews

The modern history of South Asia is shaped by the personalities of its two most prominent politicians and ideologues ? Mohammad Ali Jinnah and Mahatma Gandhi. Jinnah shaped the final settlement by consistently...


Black Tide: The Real Story Behind the Rena Disaster

by John Julian

When the 236-metre long container ship Rena ploughed into and was impaled upon the Astrolabe Reef off Tauranga at 2.20am on 5 October 2011, it began one of the biggest salvage operations and environmental disasters...


Tank Men

by Robert Kershaw

'I thought Tank Men was a triumph ...it is a really fine piece of work' - Richard Holmes 'Some of the eye witness accounts Kershaw has collected for this comprehensive review of tank warfare have the power to...


Never Surrender: Lost Voices of a Generation at War

by Robert Kershaw

In Never Surrender Robert Kershaw captures the authentic voices of the ordinary heroes of the Second World War, from the soldiers fighting abroad to those battling on the home front, and creates an extraordinary...


Hurricane: Victor of the Battle of Britain

by Leo McKinstry

In the summer of 1940 the fate of Europe hung in the balance. Victory in the forthcoming air battle would mean national survival; defeat would establish German tyranny.

The Luftwaffe greatly outnumbered the...


Total War: From Stalingrad to Berlin

by Michael Jones

In February 1943, German forces surrendered to the Red Army at Stalingrad and the tide of war turned. By May 1945 Soviet soldiers had stormed Berlin and brought down Hitler's regime.

Total War follows the fortunes...


Leningrad: State of Siege

by Michael Jones

When the German High Command encircled Leningrad it was a deliberate policy to eradicate the city's civilian population by starving them to death. As winter set in and food supplies dwindled, starvation and...


Lancaster: The Second World War's Greatest Bomber

by Leo McKinstry

The Spitfire and the Lancaster were the two RAF weapons of victory in the Second World War, but the glamour of the fighter has tended to overshadow the performance of the heavy bomber. Yet without the Lancaster,...


Master of War: The Life of General George H. Thomas

by Benson Bobrick

In this revelatory, dynamic biography, one of our finest historians, Benson Bobrick, profiles George H. Thomas, arguing that he was the greatest and most successful general of the Civil War. Because Thomas didn't...


Churchill's Generals

by John Keegan

Churchill's reputation as prime minister during the Second World War fluctuated according to the successes and failures of his generals. Most of them were household names, and often heroes, during the war years....


Friend or Foe: A History of France

by Alistair Horne

A century after the Entente Cordiale ended centuries of war and enmity between France and Britain, and two hundred years after the coronation of Britain's deadly enemy, Napoleon Bonaparte, as Emperor, Alistair...


Bomber Boys: The RAF Offensive of 1943

by Kevin WILSON

In 1943 the RAF began a bombing campaign against Germany, the like of which had never before been seen. Over the next twelve months, tens of thousands of aircrews flew across the North Sea to drop their bombs...


The Emperor Constantine

by Michael Grant

Directly responsible for momentuos transformwations of the Imperial scene, Constantine will always be famous as the 1st Christian Emperor of Rome, and for refounding ancient Byzantium as Constantinople - events...


Myths Of The Greeks And Romans

by Michael Grant

The myths told by the Greeks and Romans are as important as their history for our understanding of what they believed, thought and felt, and of what they expressed in writing and visual art. Mythology was inextricably...


Histories of the Hanged: Britain's Dirty War in Kenya and the End of Empire

by David Anderson

This book tells for the first time the story of the dirty war the British fought in Kenya, in the run-up to the country's independence in 1964. In 1952, after years of tension and bitterness, the grievances...


Tom, Ned and Kitty

by Eliza Pakenham

'I am standing in the dining room of my father's house in Ireland, gazing up at ten Pakenham family portraits. What thoughts went on behind those passive, chalky faces? How can I bring them out of the shadows?'...


Edward VI

by Chris Skidmore

On the death of Henry VIII, the crown passed to his nine-year-old son, Edward. However, real power went to the Protector, Edward's uncle, the Duke of Somerset. The court had been a hotbed of intrigue since the...


The Phoenix: St. Paul's Cathedral And The Men Who Made Modern London

by Leo Hollis

*Perfect for fans of ITV's epic drama series, THE GREAT FIRE*

Opening in the 1640s, as the city was gripped in tumult leading up to the English Civil War, THE PHOENIX charts the lives and works of five extraordinary...


The Life of Anne Damer: Portrait of a Regency Artist

by Jonathan David Gross

The first biography of Anne Damer since 1908, The Life of Anne Damer: Portrait of a Regency Artist, by Jonathan Gross, draws on previously unpublished letters to explore the life and legacy of England’s first...


SAS Operation Storm: Nine Men Against Four Hundred

by Roger Cole

OPERATION STORM is the inside story - told by those who took part - of the greatest secret war in SAS history. The tipping point, Mirbat, South Oman, 19 July 1972 is one of the least-known yet most crucial battles...