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Voices of Silence: The Alternative Book of First World War Poetry

by Vivien Noakes

The poetry of the First World War has determined our perception of the war itself. This volume features poetry drawn from old newspapers and journals, trench and hospital magazines, individual volumes of verse,...


Hitler's Siegfried Line

by Neil Short

The Siegfried Line was a mammoth wall of German defences that stretched from the Swiss border to Aachen, approximately 300 miles long and, in places, up to 20 miles deep. Built by Nazi Germany between 1936-38,...


The Last Roman: Romulus Augustulus and the Decline of the West

by Adrian Murdoch

A story of an empire breathing its last, this work is a biography about Romulus Augustulus. It focuses on the personalities behind this story and reveals the world into which Romulus was born - an empire that...


Ancient & Medieval Wargaming

by Neil Thomas

March with Alexander the Great's Macedonians against the mighty empire of the Achaemenid Perisans at Issus in 333BC! Experience the brutality of a Dark Ages struggle between Romano-British warriors and Early...


Guillotine: The Timbers of Justice

by Robert Frederick Opie

Robert Frederick Opie takes the reader on a sometimes terrifying journey tracing the development of the guillotine over nearly two centuries, recounting the stories of famous executions and some of the most...


Worth the Detour: A History of the Guidebook

by Nicholas T Parsons

The guidebook has a long and distinguished history, going back to Biblical times and encompassing major cultural and social changes that have witnessed the transformation of travel. This book presents a journey...


The Savage Border: The Story of the North-West Frontier

by Jules Stewart

For centuries, Pakistan's North West Frontier has been seen as a lawless wilderness, which has given sanctuary to Osama Bin Laden and other fundamentalist Muslim leaders. This book on the territory for 40 years,...


Napoleon is Dead: Lord Cochrane and the Great Stock Exchange Scandal

by Richard Dale

Early on 21 February 1814, an army officer revealed that the French had been defeated and Napoleon killed. When the London Stock Exchange opened at 10.00am, the City was full of rumours of the earliest stock...


Aristocratic Splendour: Money and the World of Thomas Coke, Earl of Leicester

by D P Mortlock

What was life like on a great aristocratic estate such as Thomas Coke's Holkham in Norfolk? Where did the money come from? Using the Holkham archives, this book details the lives of the great people of eighteenth-century...


Battles for the Three Kingdoms: The Campaigns for England, Scotland and Ireland 1689-92

by John Barratt

The Battle of the Boyne in 1690 was the culmination of the ferocious struggle between two kings, James II and William III. This book makes use of research and sources, including eyewitness accounts, to analyse...


Home Fires Burning: The Great War Diaries of Georgina Lee

by Gavin Roynon

A moving account of how Britain coped with the ravages of the First World War on the Home Front.


Assault on Sicily: Monty and Patton at War

by Ken Ford

Operation 'Husky' was the only action in WWII where the whole Allied war effort was brought to bear on a single objective, with one army commanded by Patton and another by Montgomery. The seeds of rivalry between...


Flights into History: Final Missions Retold by Research and Archaeology

by Ian McLachlan

In this book, aviation archaeologist Ian McLachlan reconstructs the dramatic last flights of Second World War airmen. He tells stories such as that of the final flight of an intruder Mosquito pursuing a German...


Growing into War

by Michael Gill

Michael Gill's account of the Second World War as he observed it.


Black Barty: The Real Pirate of the Caribbean

by Aubrey Burl

Bartholomew Roberts, also known as Black Barty, was easily one of the most successful and deadly pirates in all of history. He went to sea at a young age and took to pirate life well. This book talks about his...


Field of Fire: Diary of a Gunner Officer

by Jack Swaab

Drawing on the diaries he kept as a soldier in the veteran 51st (Highland) Infantry Division 1943-45, Jack Swaab provides a searing insight into life at the Front in North Africa and Europe, recording his experiences...


Come on Highlanders!: Glasgow Territorials in the Great War

by Alec Weir

Alec Weir's accessible, informal style and his rigorous research combine here to produce a fascinating and detailed account of how ordinary men from all walks of life confronted and mastered the hellish conditions...


The Real Rudolph: A Natural History of the Reindeer

by Tilly Smith

Takes us on a factual journey into the life of the 'Real Rudolph'. This work reveals just what it is that makes the reindeer such a special member of the animal kingdom. It explains the facts and myths that...


Spying for the Raj: The Pundits and the Mapping of the Himalaya

by Jules Stewart

In the 1860s, Captain Thomas Montgomerie trained natives to be surveyors, and had them explore the region covertly. These men, known as pundits, were disguised as lamas (holy men). This book talks about these...


US Marine Corps Handbook 1941-45

by George Forty

Employing a range of archive black and white photographs, this book examines the US Marine Corps' organisation and command structure, strategy, tactics and amphibious assault doctrine. Providing biographies...