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Pursuit

by Clint Johnson

“A Spellbinding Tale Of The Last Days Of The Confederacy.” --David J. Eicher, author of The Longest Night

In the only book to tell the definitive story of Confederate President Jefferson Davis’s chase,...


Topsy: The Startling Story of the Crooked Tailed Elephant, P.T. Barnum, and the American Wizard, Thomas Edison

by Michael Daly

In 1903, on Coney Island, an elephant named Topsy was electrocuted, and over the past century, this bizarre, ghoulish execution has reverberated through popular culture with the whiff of urban legend. But it...


Buffalo Bill's British Wild West

by Alan Gallop

Presents the story of how William F Cody, army scout, Indian fighter, stagecoach driver and buffalo hunter, became a 'dime novel' hero and acting sensation in the United States and then followed it up with fame...


The London Blue Plaque Guide

by Nick Rennison

A guide to London's distinctive Blue Plaques - commemorating the remarkable men and women who have lived in the capital. It describes the careers of more than 700 individuals. It features well-known names such...


Forgotten Battlefronts of the First World War

by Martin Marix-Evans

The struggle between Germany and the Allies along the Western Front is one of the most familiar elements of the First World War. This book reveals many less well-known theatres of conflict that were key to the...


Conscripts

by Iliana R Bet-El

Drawing on diaries, letters and personal accounts from British conscripts who served on the Western Front in the latter half of the Great War, this book explores the contribution they made to the war effort....


Aviation Disasters: The World's Major Civil Airliner Crashes Since 1950

by David Gero

Flying as an airline passenger is, statistically one of the safest forms of travel. Even so, the history of civil aviation is littered with high-profile disasters involving major loss of life. This work presents...


Men Behind the Medals: A New Selection

by Graham Pitchfork

A glorious tribute to the bravery of those who fought in the skies during the Second World War.


Folklore of Sussex

by Jacqueline Simpson

A collection of tales from Sussex. It includes such colourful themes as lost bells, buried treasures, dragons, fairies and the devil.


Folklore of Essex

by Sylvia Kent

Essex, the witch hunting county, is especially rich in traditions, legends, dialect and stories. This book explores the origins and meanings of its traditions to create a sense of the influence of the customs...


Folklore of Northamptonshire

by Peter Hill

This book describes the reaction of the common people to some of the tumultuous events which occurred in Northamptonshire and shaped England's history, and how this gave rise to many colourful folklore traditions....


Heathrow: 2000 Years of History

by Philip Sherwood

Tells the extraordinary story of Heathrow from the distant past to the present day. This book describes how the isolated hamlet of Heathrow, which was surrounded by fields and market gardens, was transformed...


Dad's Army: The Home Guard 1940-44

by David Caroll

The Home Guard was formed in May 1940, when the dark clouds of war rolled over Britain and the nation stood alone, threatened with a Nazi invasion. This book offers an account of the Home Guard - from the early...


A Companion & Guide to the Wars of the Roses

by Peter Bramley

The Wars of the Roses (1455-85) saw the end of Plantagenet rule in England and Wales, and the accession of the Tudor dynasty to the throne. It is sometimes seen as the end of the Middle Ages in England, and...


The Bloody Battle for Tilly: Normandy 1944

by Ken Tout

The fierce battle to capture the French village of Tilly-la-Champagne was an exceptionally bloody episode in the story of the allied breakout from Normandy in the summer of 1944. Small Allied infantry units...


Cheer Up, Mate!: Second World War Humour

by Alan Weeks

Between 1939 and 1945 the world witnessed what is generally agreed to be the most horrific war in history. Millions died and millions more where physically or psychologically wounded by the conflict. Yet amidst...


Starkeye & Co: Life at a Grammar School in the 1940s

by Berwick Coates

Blitz survivor, ex-evacuee, veteran of five primary schools and denizen of a typical London suburb, Berwick Coates won a scholarship to a grammar school in 1940. All he know about was German aircraft recognition,...


Slippery Tipples: A Guide to Weird and Wonderful Spirits and Liqueurs

by Joseph Piercy

From the Eastern European favourites such as Becherovka whose recipe is known to only two people to legendary drinks such as Absinthe which was banned due to alleged hallucinogenic effect. From classic cocktail...


Oyster: A World History

by Drew Smith

Oysters are older than us, older than grass. They have been present at every turn of human history. They have inspired great writers, painters, cooks, sustained whole communities and fashioned legend and history....


Mrs Hibbert's Pick-Me-Up and Other Recipes from a Yorkshire Dale

by Joanna Dawson & Joanna Moody

Joanna Dawson, a Methodist local preacher, dairy farmer and local historian, combined her religious faith with a delight in the local traditions of agriculture and domestic affairs in the Yorkshire Dales. As...