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Storming St. Nazaire

by James Dorrian

The St. Nazaire raid has not been covered in the detail warranted by its role in the evolution of special warfare tactics. James Dorrian has drawn on interviews with over 100 survivors, both British and German,...


Sacred Swords: Jihad in the Holy Land, 1097-1291

by James Waterson

In 1071 Muslim Turks crushed the Byzantine Emperor's Anatolian army at Manzikert. The Crusades, the West's response to this catastrophe, are well known as are the names of the European nobles who fought in them....


Profiles of Flight: Vought Corsair: F4U-1, F4U-1A, FG-1D, F4U-4, F4U-5NL, F4U-7, F2G-1

by Dave Windle

The Vought F4U was the best carrier based fighter of WW2. 12,571 aircraft were built and downed 2,140 enemy aircraft for the loss of only 189 Corsairs. It was developed early in 1938 for the US Navy. The designer,...


Sink the French!: At War with Our Ally - 1940

by David Wragg

The victorious German Blitzkrieg assault on Holland, Belgium and Northern France placed Anglo-French relations under huge strain. The Vichy surrender raised real British fears that the Germans would force the...


Tyneside Irish: 24th, 25th & 26th & 27th (Service) Battalions of the Northumberland Fusiliers: A History of the Tyneside Irish Brigade

by John Sheen

The 'Pals" battalions were a phenomenon of the Great War, never repeated since. Under Lord Derby's scheme, and in response to Kitchener's famous call for a million volunteers, local communities raised (and initially...


V Bombers: Vulcan, Valiant & Victor: Profiles of Flight

by Dave Windle & Martin Bowman

Britain's desire to stay at the leading edge in the design and development of modern jet powered aircraft was born in the later stages of World War Two. The RAF sent requests to the leading aircraft manufactures...


D-Day: By Those Who Were There

by Peter Liddle

Drawing upon a new international archive of the Second World War, the support of veterans world-wide and from archives overseas, the author uses previously unpublished letters, diaries, photographs and reminiscences...


Men of the Bombers: Remarkable Incidents of World War II

by Ralph Barker

This is a selection of ten remarkable true accounts of unusual incidents and happenings to Bomber Command aircrew during World War Two. It covers operations of varying natures, such as one of the first leaflet...


Flying to the Limit: Testing WWII Single-Engined Fighters

by Peter Caygill

During the years preceding and during WW2, the RAF and the Royal Aircraft Establishment were responsible for the selection and procurement of British military aircraft and also to evaluate their capabilities...


The Historical Atlas of the British Isles

by Alex Swanston

This atlas covers the history of the British Isles from earliest times to the present day. The first hunter-gatherers,who crossed into what would become our familiar islands by the 'land-bridge', and later followed...


Our Chances Were Zero: The Daring Escape by Two German POW's from India in 1942

by Rolf Magener

During World War II the British imprisoned many German and Italian prisoners of war and civilian internees in India. The less co-operative prisoners were kept under harsh conditions in camps in the Himalayan...


The German Genius

by Peter Watson

The German Genius is a virtuoso cultural history of German ideas and influence, from 1750 to the present day, by acclaimed historian Peter Watson (Making of the Modern Mind, Ideas). From Bach, Goethe, and Schopenhauer...


The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story

by Lily Koppel

Read the bestselling book that inspired the ABC television series.

As America's Mercury Seven astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, television cameras focused on the brave smiles of their young...


Savage Harvest

by Carl Hoffman

The mysterious disappearance of Michael Rockefeller in New Guinea in 1961 has kept the world and his powerful, influential family guessing for years. Now, Carl Hoffman uncovers startling new evidence that finally...


Queer Things About Egypt

by Douglas Sladen

Douglas Brooke Wheelton Sladen was an English author. He studied at Trinity College, Oxford, and went to Australia (1879), where he became the first professor of history in the University of Sydney. Subsequently...


Breakthrough!: Canada's Greatest Inventions and Innovations

by John Melady

Canada's greatest medical breakthrough might well be insulin, but the telephone, the light bulb, the jetliner, the BlackBerry, and basketball also had Canadians behind them. Author John Melady showcases the...


A History of the American People

by Paul Johnson

"The creation of the United States of America is the greatest of all human adventures," begins Paul Johnson's remarkable new American history. "No other national story holds such tremendous lessons, for the...


Bravo Two Zero - 20th Anniversary Edition

by Andy McNab

In January 1991, eight members of the SAS regiment embarked upon a top secret mission that was to infiltrate them deep behind enemy lines. Under the command of Sergeant Andy McNab, they were to sever the underground...


Over the Edge of the World

by Laurence Bergreen

Ferdinand Magellan's daring circumnavigation of the globe in the sixteenth century was a three-year odyssey filled with sex, violence, and amazing adventure. Now in Over the Edge of the World, prize-winning...


The Truth about Trudeau

by Bob Plamondon

Finally, after over 30 years of hagiographies, comes a book that sets the record straight and tells us the truth about Pierre Elliott Trudeau.

In this unprecedented and meticulously researched sweep of the record,...