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Porfirio Diaz

by Paul Garner

The fall of Porfirio Diaz has traditionally been presented as a watershed between old and new: an old style repressive and conservative government, and the more democratic and representative system that flowered...

1812: The Great Retreat

by Paul Britten Austen

1812: The Great Retreat - the third and final volume in Austin's magisterial trilogy - concludes the story of one of history's most disastrous campaigns. The author's previous books brought the Grand Army to...

Blood Red Snow: The Memoirs of a German Soldier on the Eastern Front

by Gunter Koschorrek

Günter Koschorrek wrote his illicit diary on any scraps of paper he could lay his hands on, storing them with his mother on infrequent trips home on leave. The diary went missing, and it was not until he was...

Air War Over Europe: 1939-1945

by Chaz Bowyer

Chaz Bowyer, arguably the most authoritative air historian of his generation, tackles the broad sweep of air operations in the European theatre in this book. Initially, the Luftwaffe attempted to dominate the...

Steady: Don't You Know There's a War On?

by Derek Bond

Derek Bond is better remembered as an actor then a soldier and certainly deserves a measure of immortality for his portrayal of Nicolas Nickleby. His career as an actor, however, was very much in its infancy...


by John Meredith

Personal accounts of a legendary battle seen through the eyes of Private George Teigh and Lieutenant Samuel FitzGibbon Cox amongst others. Both the Private and the Officer kept diaries, both recorded the same...

Stringbag: The Fairey Swordfish at War

by David Wragg

This is a narrative account of the operations of the Fairey Swordfish throughout World War Two. The most famous of these was the attack on the Italian fleet at Taranto, crippling three battleships and damaging...

Sharpshooter in the Crimea: The Letters of the Captain Gerald Goodlake VC 1854-56

by Michael Springman

The letters home to his family by Gerald Goodlake, a young officer in the Coldstream Guards, make remarkable reading. They vividly describe the ill-preparedness of the British Army and the dire conditions experienced...

The Victorian City

by Judith Flanders

From the New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed author of The Invention of Murder, an extraordinary, revelatory portrait of everyday life on the streets of Dickens' London.

The nineteenth century...

1812 : Napoleon in Moscow

by Paul Britten Austen

At the gates of Moscow, Napoleon's Grand Army prepares to enter in triumphal procession. But what it finds is a city abandoned by its inhabitants - save only the men who emerge to fan the flames as incendiary...

The Paris Commune 1871

by Robert Tombs

The Paris Commune was the biggest and last popular revolution in western Europe - ending the cycle of revolutions that started in 1789. The Parisians, reeling from defeat in the Franco-Prussian War set up their...

Constructing a German Diaspora: The "Greater German Empire", 1871-1914

by Stefan Manz

This book takes on a global perspective to unravel the complex relationship between Imperial Germany and its diaspora. Around 1900, German-speakers living abroad were tied into global power-political aspirations....

The Ecology and Enclosure: The Effect of Enclosure on Society, Farming and the Environment in South Cambridgeshire, 1798-1850

by Shirley Wittering

South Cambridgeshire has some of the richest arable land in England and has been cultivated for millennia. By the turn of the nineteenth century industrialisation and massive population growth had resulted in...

Liberty's Torch: The Great Adventure to Build the Statue of Liberty

by Elizabeth Mitchell

The Statue of Liberty is one of the most recognizable monuments in the world, a powerful symbol of freedom and the American dream. For decades, the myth has persisted that the statue was a grand gift from France,...

Strike From the Sea

by Iain Ballantyne

The Arabian Gulf has been at the centre of the world stage and a major 'flash point' for over 40 years. Expert naval historian Iain Ballantyne examines the role of the US and Royal Naval forces in this troubled...

Dark Peak Aircraft Wrecks 1

by Ron Collier & Roni Wilkinson

Civil and military aircraft types are represented, from biplanes to modern jet fighters. This is an invaluable guide for walkers and ramblers, as well as for all those interested in flying and the history of...

Dangerous Days on the Victorian Railways: Feuds, Frauds, Robberies and Riots

by Terry Deary

The Victorians risked more than just delays when boarding a steam train . . .

Victorian inventors certainly didn't lack steam, but while they squabbled over who deserved the title of 'The Father of the Locomotive'...

Lost Kingdom: Hawaii's Last Queen, the Sugar Kings and America's First Imperial Adventure

by Julia Flynn Siler

Around 200 A.D., intrepid Polynesians arrived at an undisturbed archipelago. For centuries, their descendants lived with little contact from the western world. In 1778, their isolation was shattered with the...

British Mail Steamers to South America, 1851-1965: A History of the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company and Royal Mail Lines

by Robert E. Forrester

During the nineteenth century Britain’s maritime, commercial and colonial interests all depended upon a regular and reliable flow of seaborne information from around the globe. Whilst the telegraph increasingly...

A Doctor of Sorts: In Peace and War

by V.J. Downie

Anecdotal in style, these memoirs do not follow a chronological order. The author is a surgeon who, from the harrowing account of the crossing of the River Rapido in World War II to the story of a man with a...