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Tartan Airforce: Scotland and a Century of Military Aviation 1907-2007

by Deborah Lake

Britain's first flying machine was trailed in Perthshire in 1907 and ever since - whether at war or in peacetime - Scotland has been in the frontline of British military aviation. In "Tartan Air Force", Deborah...


The Wars of the Bruces: Scotland, England and Ireland 1306 - 1328

by Colm McNamee

The Bruces of 14th century Scotland were formidable and enthusiastic warriors. England's war with Robert Bruce profoundly affected the whole of the British Isles. This study links up the various theatres of...


Last of the Cold War Spies: The Life of Michael Straight--The Only American in Britain's Cambridge Spy Ring

by Roland Perry

The full and complete portrait of Michael Straight, a secret agent and last of the Cold War spies.


Last Chance For Victory: Robert E. Lee And The Gettysburg Campaign

by Scott Bowden & Bill Ward

An award-winning, groundbreaking, and controversial reappraisal of the most written-about battle in American history.


Class 11: My Story Inside the CIA's First Post-9/11 Spy Class

by T. J. Waters

A gripping insider?s look at the post-9/11 CIA

In the weeks following the attacks of 9/11, the Central Intelligence Agency received over 150,000 résumés from people wanting to serve their nation. T. J. Waters...


Underground To Everywhere: London's Underground Railway in the Life of the Capital

by Stephen Halliday

London's Underground is one of the best-known and most distinctive aspects of the city. Since Victorian times, this remarkable feat of engineering has made an extraordinary contribution to the economy of the...


Warwick Murder & Crime

by Vanessa Morgan

Discover the shadier side of Warwick's history with this collection of true-life crimes from the town's past. Featuring all factions of the criminal underworld, this chilling selection includes cases of murder,...


Organizing Victory: The War Conferences 1941-45

by Andrew Rawson

Churchill described US Army Chief of Staff George C Marshall in 1945 as the 'organizer of victory'. While there is no doubt that the American was a key member of the Combined Chiefs of Staff, it was a team effort....


British Soldiers of the Korean War: In Their Own Words

by Stephen F Kelly

More than 30,000 British troops fought in Korea between 1950 and 1953 and more than 3,000 died, with over 1,000 being captured and held in atrocious conditions by the Chinese or Koreans. At least half of those...


The A-Z of Curious Essex: Strange Stories of Mysteries, Crimes and Eccentrics

by Paul Wreyford

Curious' is perhaps not the first word you would use to label Essex. But 'curiouser and curiouser' it becomes when you dig below the surface. Meet larger-than-life characters, including the one-time fattest...


Sussex Folk Tales

by Michael O'Leary

These lively and entertaining folk tales from one of Britain's most ancient counties are vividly retold. Their origins lost in the oral tradition, these stories from Sussex reflect the wisdom (and eccentricities)...


Iga and Koka Ninja Skills: The Secret Shinobi Scrolls of Chikamatsu Shigenori

by Antony Cummins & Yoshie Minami

A retainer of our doman, Renpeido Chikamatsu Hikonoshin Shigenori, each morning washing his face and hands, dressed himself in Hakama and prayed in front of the kamidana alter… His prayer was thus: "Please...


Hertfordshire Murders

by Nicholas Connell & Ruth Stratton

In spite of its small size and rural character, Hertforshire has been the location for some of the most infamous and fiendish murders in the history of England. Spanning four centuries, this title contains accounts...


The Last Conquistador: Mansio Serra De Lequizamon and the Conquest of the Incas

by Stuart Stirling

In the 1530s, the Spanish, led by Pizarro, arrived in Peru, devastating the Inca culture and ending the infrastructure of its empire. Mansio Serra De Lequizamon was the last of the conquistadors to die and this...


VCs Handbook: The Western Front 1914-1918

by Gerald Gliddon

On the Western Front during the First World War, 490 men won the British Empire's highest award for gallantry, the Victoria Cross.


Women at War 1939-1945

by Carol Harris

Long before the outbreak of the Second World War, official calculations showed Britain would be short of the manpower needed to fight the enemy and keep up production of weapons, food and other essentials. It...


E J Rudsdale's Journals of Wartime Colchester

by E J Rudsdale & Catherine Pearson

E J Rudsdale's role as a museum curator and air-raid shelter superintendent at Colchester Castle during the Second World War gave him the perfect opportunity to record life on the Home Front in his journals....


Olde Cotswold Punishments

by Nell Darby

Look beyond the pretty cottages and gentle landscapes of the Cotswolds, and you will find a dark history of crime and punishment. From child thieves, poachers, conmen, prostitutes and would-be suicides to bigamists,...


Glamour in the Skies: The Golden Age of the Air Stewardess

by Libbie Escolme-Schmidt

Ex-hostess Libbie Escolme-Schmidt has lovingly compiled many hundreds of memories to present the ultimate history of the British Airways air hostess. Collating a multitude of stories from the forties and fifties...


Shakespeare's England: Life in Elizabethan & Jacobean Times

by R E Pritchard

This is an intriguing and fascinating collection of excerpts from some of the best, wittiest and most unusual sixteenth and seventteenth century writing.