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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...


C.D. Jackson: Cold War Propagandist for Democracy and Globalism

by John Allen Stern

This book is a study of U.S. propaganda strategy and some of its major proponents during the seminal Cold War period of the 1950s, including Dwight Eisenhower and C.D. Jackson, his chief adviser for psychological...


The Mind and Art of Abraham Lincoln, Philosopher Statesman: Texts and Interpretations of Twenty Great Speeches

by David Lowenthal

The Mind and Art of Abraham Lincoln, Philosopher Statesman provides the original texts for 20 of Lincoln's speeches alongside a critical analysis of each speech. Arranged in chronological order, these speeches...


Contemporary Africa's Growth and Development: Issues, Paradox and Solutions

by Agyemang Attah-Poku

This book examines the various factors that have influenced the growth and development process of contemporary Africa. This volume comes up with comprehensive and detailed suggestions and recommendations to...


Colombia: A Concise Contemporary History

by Germán R. Mejía, Michael J. LaRosa & Pamela Murray

Written by two leading historians, this deeply informed and accessible book traces the history of Colombia thematically, covering the past two centuries. In ten interlinked chapters, Michael J. LaRosa and Germán...


Missiles in Cuba: Kennedy, Khrushchev, Castro and the 1962 Crisis

by Mark J. White

The causes and consequences of the 1962 crisis as well as a day-by-day narrative of the confrontation, based on up-to-date scholarship and newly released documents. American Ways Series.