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British Frigate Vs French Frigate: 1793-1814

by Mark Lardas & Peter Dennis

In the Age of Fighting Sail (1650-1820), ambitious officers of the navies of many nations sought command of a frigate. Speedy, nimble and formidably armed, frigates often operated independently, unlike the larger...


The Fuhrer's Headquarters: Hitler's command bunkers 1939-45

by Neil Short & Adam Hook

The 100th title in the Fortress series, this book describes and examines the Führerhauptquartiere - the 14 or so headquarters built for Hitler. Revealing their locations and how they were used to direct the...


American Raiders: The Race to Capture the Luftwaffes Secrets

by Wolfgang W. E. Samuel

At the close of World War II, Allied forces faced frightening new German secret weapons--buzz bombs, V-2s, and the first jet fighters. When Hitler's war machine began to collapse, the race was on to snatch these...


Kill Hitler - Operation Valkyrie 1944

by Neil Short & Peter Dennis

At the end of 1943 the SS and the Gestapo arrested several prominent Germans involved in plotting to overthrow Adolf Hitler, including Dietrich Bonhoffer, Klaus Bonhoffer, Josef Muller and Hans Dohnanyi. Others...


Khartoum 1885: General Gordon's last stand

by Donald Featherstone

Osprey's Campaign title for the Siege of Kartoum (1884-1885). Early in 1881 unrest in the Sudan began to crystallise around Mohammed Ibn Ahmed el-Sayyid Abdullah. Proclaiming himself the long-expected Madhi,...


The Martini-Henry Rifle

by Stephen Manning & Peter Dennis

The breech-loading, single-shot .458in Martini-Henry rifle has become a symbol of both the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879 and the numerous battles in Egypt and the Sudan in 1884-85, but continued to be used by both...


The Censor's Library: Uncovering the Lost History of Australia's Banned Books

by Nicole Moore

The first comprehensive examination of Australian book censorship, this enlightening and enthralling discussion is based on Nicole Moore’s discovery of the secret "censor’s library" in the National Archives. Combining...


New Kingdom Egypt

by Mark Healy & Angus Mcbride

Osprey's examination of the New Kingdom of Egypt (16th - 11th Century BC) and it's people. Builders of the Pyramids and most ancient of all the powers of the biblical world, the Egyptians remain one of history's...


The Country Blacksmith

by David Mcdougall

This book tells the story of the country blacksmith and his importance as the hub of village life. It describes his techniques, tools, and contribution to rural work. It includes the mythology of the blacksmith...


Time No Longer: Americans After the American Century

by Patrick Smith

Americans cherish their national myths, some of which predate the country’s founding. But the time for illusions, nostalgia, and grand ambition abroad has gone by, Patrick Smith observes in this original book....


Jews in Britain

by Michael Leventhal

The Jewish community is the oldest ethnic minority in the country. This book tells the epic story of Jews in Britain over a thousand years. Many came as wealthy traders - others as desperate refugees. Sometimes...


English Civil War Fortifications 1642-51

by Peter Harrington & Donato Spedaliere

The techniques of European warfare were transformed during the 15th and 16th centuries by the use of gunpowder and by substantial progress in the effectiveness and destructive power of artillery. The series...


M60 vs T-62: Cold War Combatants 1956-92

by Lon Nordeen & Richard Chasemore

Step onto the battlefield and immerse yourself in the experience of real historic combat. Designed for the battlefields of Europe at the height of the Cold War, the M60 and T-62 were the premier combat tanks...


French Foreign Legion Paratroops

by Martin Windrow & Kevin Lyles

The decision, in Spring 1948, to form two battalions of Foreign Legion paratroopers was prompted by the requirement for enlarged airborne forces in the First Indochina War (1946), and the healthy recruitment...


Restless Valley

by Philip Shishkin

It sounds like the stuff of a fiction thriller: two revolutions, a massacre of unarmed civilians, a civil war, a drug-smuggling highway, brazen corruption schemes, contract hits, and larger-than-life characters...


What Changed When Everything Changed: 9/11 and the Making of National Identity

by Joseph Margulies

Beautifully written and carefully reasoned, this bold and provocative work upends the conventional wisdom about the American reaction to crisis. Margulies demonstrates that for key elements of the post-9/11...


Naval Miscellany

by Angus Konstam

For armchair admirals, history buffs, and naval enthusiasts everywhere, A Naval Miscellany is an indispensable and entertaining collection of fascinating and often little-known facts, anecdotes, lists, curiosities...


Sticklers: The Military Origins of Everyday Words and Phrases

by Graeme Donald

Did you know they started 'hearing through the grapevine' during the American Civil War? It was a reference to the telegraph lines used for communicating with the army. These looked like twisted grapevines....


Curtiss P-40 - Long-nosed Tomahawks

by Carl Molesworth

The initial version of the Curtiss P-40, designated by the manufacturer as the Hawk H-81, combined the established airframe of the earlier radial-powered H-75 (P-36) fighter with the Allison V-1710 liquid-cooled...


F-4 Phantom II vs MiG-21: USAF & VPAF in the Vietnam War

by Peter Davies & Gareth Hector

From difficult weather conditions to unreliable missile armament to unequal rules of engagement, this book tells the story of the challenges faced by the F-4 and MiG-21 pilots. Using first-hand accounts wherever...