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The Golden Age of Air Travel

by Nina Hadaway

Air travel has always held a strong allure for many. Today, low-cost, no-frill airlines enable lots of people to fly easily and to visit different countries around the world. For much of its history, however,...


Coin Finds in Britain: A Collector's Guide

by Michael Cuddeford

The purpose of this book is to provide the reader with an overview of the types of coins commonly found in the soil of Britain. Coin finds occur with surprising regularity and are commonly uncovered by gardeners...


The Password is Courage

by John Castle

The man who broke into Auschwitz. When he was captured in France in 1940 Sergeant-Major Charles Coward launched his own private war against the Germans (although he was being held as a prisoner-of-war). For...


The A to Z of Journalism

by Ross Eaman

The A to Z of Journalism relates how journalism has evolved over the centuries. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on...


The A to Z of the Kennedy-Johnson Era

by Dr. Richard Dean Burns & Joseph M. Siracusa

The 1960s witnessed unprecedented progress toward racial and sexual equality, but it also played host to race and urban riots. And while impressive advances in the sciences and arts were fueling the American...


The A to Z of Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Warfare

by Benjamin C. Garrett & John Hart

The A to Z of Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Warfare covers the development and use of nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) weapons as well as efforts to limit or control the use of these weapons through...


The A to Z of Australian Radio and Television

by Albert Moran & Chris Keating

The A to Z of Australian Radio and Television provides essential facts and information concerning the Australian radio and television industry. This is accomplished through the use of a chronology, an introductory...


The A to Z of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

by P R. Kumaraswamy

The history, religion, culture, and archeology that this rivalry has sparked between the Arabs and Israelis over the same piece of territory is traced in this book, which offers the essential details using neutral...


The A to Z of British Radio

by Se&amp;#225;n Street

The A to Z of British Radio relates the history of this medium through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and several hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on the BBC and other companies,...


Historical Dictionary of the War of 1812

by Robert Malcomson

Covers the period leading up to the war (1803-1812) and the events of the war itself (1812-1815), the chronology lays out the war. The dictionary includes more than 1,400 dictionary entries covering descriptions...


The A to Z of the Kurds

by Michael M. Gunter

The A to Z of the Kurds covers the largest nation on Earth that does not have its own independent state. Scholars, government officials who are dealing with the Middle East and the Kurds, the news media, as...


Historical Dictionary of United States Political Parties

by Harold F., Jr. Bass

The second edition of Historical Dictionary of United States Political Parties addresses the historical development, organization, operation, and leadership of the parties, as well as their broader environment....


Historical Dictionary of the Petroleum Industry

by M. S. Vassiliou

The Historical Dictionary of the Petroleum Industry presents a concise but complete one-volume reference on the history of the petroleum industry from pre-modern times to the present day. This is done through...


Bloody Meadows: Investigating Landscapes of Battle

by John Carman & Patricia Carman

Battles, as events, are a major focus of military history in all periods, and battlefield sites are increasingly being take up as part of the nation's cultural heritage. Bloody Meadows goes behind the particular...


D-Day Hero: CSM Stanley Hollis VC

by Mike Morgan

Stanley Hollis won the Victoria Cross when, on 6th June 1944, he single-handedly stormed a German pillbox before going on to save the lives of two comrades. Drawing on Hollis's personal diaries and letters,...


Somme 1916: A Battlefield Companion

by Gerald Gliddon

Gerald Gliddon's classic survey of the Somme battlefield in 1916, first published in 1987 to great acclaim, has been greatly expanded and updated to include the latest research and analysis. Supported by a wide...


Station 43: Audley End House and SOE's Polish Section

by Ian Valentine

Audley End House in Essex - or Station 43 as it was known during the Second World War - was used as the principal training school for SOE's Polish Section between 1942 and 1944. Polish agents at Audley End undertook...


Pizarro: Conqueror of the Inca

by Stuart Stirling

Establishing Francisco Pizarro firmly as a man of his time, Stuart Stirling shows that there was little difference in moral terms between Elizabeth I's political expediency in ordering Mary Queen of Scots's...


Pepys's Later Diaries

by Samuel Pepys & C S Knighton

Pepys never resumed the personal Diary which he abandoned in 1669 when he feared (wrongly) that he was going blind. He was one of the greatest accidential historians, never intending to record for posterity,...


Mayflower: The Voyage that Changed the World

by Christopher Hilton

The band of Puritan emigres that left Southampton in 1620 to found a godly colony in Virginia (as the eastern seaboard of the North American continent was known then) carried with them the ideological seed-corn...