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Valkyrie: The North American XB-70: The USA's Ill-fated Supersonic Heavy Bomber

by Graham M Simons

During the 1950s, at the time Elvis Presley was rocking the world with Hound Dog and the USA was aiming to become the world's only superpower, plans were being drawn at North American Aviation in Southern California...


Holy Boys, The: A History of the Royal Norfolk Regiment and the Royal East Anglian Regiment 1685-2010

by Jonathan Sutherland & Diane Canwell

The Royal Norfolk Regiment is one of the oldest and most distinguished fighting forces in the British army. Its line of descent can be traced back for over three centuries, all the way from modern Afghanistan...


Divided Loyalties: Kentucky's Struggle for Armed Neutrality in the Civil War

by James Finck

On May 16, 1861, the Kentucky state legislature passed an ordinance declaring its neutrality, which the state's governor, Beriah Magoffin, confirmed four days later.  Kentucky's declaration and ultimate...


How to Profit from Car Boot Sales

by Fiona Shoop

The star of Car Boot Sale Challenge and a keen car booter, Fiona Shoop shares her expertise on how to make the best from car boot sales for both buyers and sellers. Whether you're selling your goods as a one-off...


Heroic Flights: The First 100 Years of Aviation

by John Turner

A century after the Wright Brothers first took to the air, the author records those moments of aviation history that stand out from all the others for their pioneering bravery or gallantry in the face of the...


Handley Page Victor - Volume 2: The Mark 2 and Comprehensive Appendices and Accident Analysis for all Marks.

by Roger Brooks

The first volume of Roger Brooks' detailed reference to the Victor covers the conception, design and test-flying of the prototype HP 80 and then the production and operation of the Mark 1 in its many roles....


General Grant and the Rewriting of History: How a Great General (and Others) Helped Destroy General William S. Rosecrans and Influence Our Understandi

by Frank Varney

FINALIST, 2014 ALBERT CASTEL BOOK AWARD. In 1885, a former president of the United States published one of the most influential books ever written about the Civil War. An entire generation of Americans had eagerly...


Pathfinder Cranswick: 50th Anniversary Edition

by Michael Cumming

In 1962 Michael Cumming's account of the extraordinary story of one of the RAF's most notable Second World War bomber pilots, Alec Cranswick DSO, DFC, came to the attention of the public with the release of...


Night and Day Bomber Offensive: Allied Airmen in World War II Europe

by Philip Kaplan

For much of World War II England provided the only western European base from which the British and American air forces could take the war into Nazi-occupied Europe and Germany itself. The American Eighth and...


Wings Around the World: The Exhilarating Story of one Woman's Epic Flight from the North Pole to Antarctica

by Polly Vacher

Polly Vacher wanted to become the first pilot to complete a solo flight around the world via both Poles in a single-engine aircraft. Her 60,000 mile voyage would take her to every continent. She prepared meticulously...


Japanese Army Air Force Units and Their Aces: 1931-1945

by Ikuhiko Hata

Hitherto only available in Japanese text, this unique work is now published in English language format (reprinted now following exceptional demand) and provides an in-depth review of the fighter units of the...


Touring the Italian Front: British, American, French & German Forces in Northern Italy

by Francis Mackay

The guide describes the ground and operations covered by the British, French and US Expeditionary Forces deployed from France to the area North of Venice between November 1917 and Spring 1919. These Forces supported...


Confounding the Reich: The RAF's Secret War of Electronic Countermeasures in WWII

by Martin Bowman

On 23 November 1943, 100 (Bomber Support) Group of RAF Bomber Command was formed. The object was to consolidate the various squadrons and units that had been fighting a secret war of electronics and radar countermeasures,...


From Biplane to Spitfire: The Life of air Chief Marshal Sir Geoffrey Salmond

by Anne Baker

Air Marshal Sir Geoffrey Salmond and his brother Jack joined the Royal Flying Corps during the Great War and both were to have a major influence on the development of the Royal Air Force in the 1920s and 1930s....


Hawker Fury, Part 2

by Phil H. Listemann

The Hawker Fury was the first RAF's fighter able to fly at a speed exceeding 200 mph in lever flight. This part one narrates the development and production of the Fury and the career of the Fury Mk.I in the...


The Home Front in the Great War

by David Bilton

In an overdue attempt to portray the real effect of the war on life at home, David Bilton examines all the major events of the period and charts their effect on everyday life for those trying to live a normal...


Sunset in the East: Fighting Against the Japanese Through the Siege of Imphal and Alongside Them in Java, 1943-1946

by John Hudson

It is generally recognized that the war in Burma against the Japanese was as fierce as any. The Battle of Kohima was the turning point of this extraordinary campaign and personal accounts of the fighting there...


England Versus Scotland

by Rupert Matthews

Today the rivalry between St. Andrew and St. George may be fierce but at least it is limited to the sporting field. This was by no means always the case, before the Act of Settlement in the Eighteenth Century...


Hawker Fury (Part 1)

by Alex Crawford & Phil H. Listermann

The Hawker Fury was the first RAF's fighter able to fly at a speed exceeding 200 mph in lever flight. This part one narrates the development and production of the Fury and the career of the Fury Mk.I in the...


On Wings of Fortune: A Bomber Pilot's War

by Richard Pinkham & Steve Darlow

Royal Air Force veteran Wing Commander Richard Pinkham DFC presents the extraordinary and graphic account of his experiences flying 62 World War Two bombing operations. He tells his story with candor and without...