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Tartan Airforce: Scotland and a Century of Military Aviation 1907-2007

by Deborah Lake

Britain's first flying machine was trailed in Perthshire in 1907 and ever since - whether at war or in peacetime - Scotland has been in the frontline of British military aviation. In "Tartan Air Force", Deborah...


Last of the Cold War Spies: The Life of Michael Straight--The Only American in Britain's Cambridge Spy Ring

by Roland Perry

The full and complete portrait of Michael Straight, a secret agent and last of the Cold War spies.


Organizing Victory: The War Conferences 1941-45

by Andrew Rawson

Churchill described US Army Chief of Staff George C Marshall in 1945 as the 'organizer of victory'. While there is no doubt that the American was a key member of the Combined Chiefs of Staff, it was a team effort....


British Soldiers of the Korean War: In Their Own Words

by Stephen F Kelly

More than 30,000 British troops fought in Korea between 1950 and 1953 and more than 3,000 died, with over 1,000 being captured and held in atrocious conditions by the Chinese or Koreans. At least half of those...


E J Rudsdale's Journals of Wartime Colchester

by E J Rudsdale & Catherine Pearson

E J Rudsdale's role as a museum curator and air-raid shelter superintendent at Colchester Castle during the Second World War gave him the perfect opportunity to record life on the Home Front in his journals....


Frontline Afghanistan: The Devil's Playground

by Mike Ryan

In the eight years since the launch of Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan has rarely been out of the news. Over a thousand coalition military fatalities have been reported, and many times that number of...


Kohima: The Furthest Battle: The Story of the Japanese Invasion of India in 1944 and the British-Indian Thermopylae

by Leslie Edwards

By the end of 1943 the Japanese had occupied most of South-East Asia. On 6 March 1944, the first units of the Japanese 15 Army crossed the inhospitable border of what was then Burma, and invaded India. At the...


Front-Line Essex

by Michael Foley

Before the First World War, Essex was a very different county from that which we know today. The economy was largely based on agriculture, and the people rarely travelled beyond its borders, or even out of the...


Submariners: Real Life Stories from the Deep

by Keith Hall

A history of submariners. The Senior Service has, for a hundred years, had submarines. Originally thought to be Un-English, submarines helped us win two World Wars and have played a great part in Britain's nuclear...


Front-Line Thames

by Michael Foley

The Thames has been a highway into London since early times. Iron Age forts once guarded its banks and then Roman legionaries took over. Every age since has added to the defences lining the river. The river...


Spy and Counter-Spy: Secret Agents and Double Agents from the Second World War to the Cold War

by Ian Dear

The shadowy world of supposedly legalized spying has an enduring fascination for us all. Spy and Counterspy reveals for the first time the web of spies that spanned the globe during and after the Second World...


Japanese Military Strategy in the Pacific War: Was Defeat Inevitable?

by James B. Wood

In this provocative history, James B. Wood challenges the received wisdom that Japan's defeat in the Pacific was historically inevitable. He argues instead that it was only when the Japanese military abandoned...


Guerrilla Warfare

by Che Guevara, Brian Loveman & Thomas M., Jr. Davies

Che Guevara, the larger-than-life hero of the 1959 revolutionary victory that overturned the Cuban dictatorship, believed that revolution would also topple the imperialist governments in Latin America. Che's...


Vietnam: The Necessary War

by Michael Lind

A quarter century after its end, the Vietnam War still divides Americans. Some, mostly on the left, claim that Indochina was of no strategic value to the United States and was not worth an American war. Others,...


Marine Air: The History of the Flying Leathernecks in Words and Photos

by Robert F. Dorr

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Into the Storm: A Study in Command

by Tom Clancy

  In his brilliant, bestselling novels, Tom Clancy has explored the most timely military and security issues of our generation. Now he takes readers deep into the operational art of war with this insightful...


The War That Made America: A Short History of the French and Indian War

by Fred Anderson

The globe's first true world war comes vividly to life in this "rich, cautionary tale" (The New York Times Book Review)

The French and Indian War -the North American phase of a far larger conflagration, the...


The A to Z of British Intelligence

by Nigel West

The A to Z of British Intelligence offers insight into the history and operations of British Intelligence through its more than 1,800 entries, covering a vast and varied cast of characters: the spies and their...


Winston Churchill: The Flawed Genius of WWII

by Christopher Catherwood

He was a legendary man of strength-but no man is without his weaknesses.

Revered for his strength of character when Britain stood alone against Nazi Germany, Winston Churchill is painted as one of World War...


Bombs Away: The Story of a Bomber Team

by John Steinbeck

A magnificent volume of short novels and an essential World War II report from one of America?s great twentieth-century writers

On the heels of the enormous success of his masterwork The Grapes of Wrath?and at...