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Christmas Collectables

by Tracy Martin

Christmas collectables are bought all year-round by dedicated collectors. There is a huge following for Father Christmas collectables whether it's snow globes or cake ornaments and the book is divided into chapters...


Treaty Cruisers: The First International Warship Building Competition

by Leo Marriot

The Washington Naval Treaty of 1921 and subsequent treaties in the 1930s effectively established the size and composition of the various navies in World War II. In particular they laid down design parameters...


They Flew Hurricanes

by Adrian Stewart

The Hawker Hurricane, together with the Spitfire, is the most famous aircraft of the Second World War. Many pilots including Douglas Bader thought it was superior to the Spit but together they saved Britain...


Somme 1916: And Other Experiences of the Salford Pals

by Michael Stedman

Salford was late in recruiting for its Pals battalions, with many of its men already joining Territorial units and a new Pals battalion in Manchester. Yet within a year it had raised four Pals battalions and...


Wellington's Lieutenant - Napoleon's Gaoler: The Peninsula Letters and St. Helena Diaries of Sir George Rideout Bingham

by Gareth Glover

The Author wrote numerous letters home from the campaigns that he fought with Wellington in the Peninsular when he was commanding his Regiment. He was therefore in a senior position and privy to secrets of the...


Saint-Nazaire

by James Dorrian

In early 1942, shipping losses in the Atlantic threatened Britain's very survival. In addition to the U-Boat menace, there was real concern that the mighty German battleship Tirpitz be unleashed against the...


Skua: The Royal Navy's Dive-Bomber

by Peter Smith

The Blackburn Skua was the first monoplane to be designed and built for the Royal Navy in the 1930s. As a result of continued debate, it became a compromise between the Navy's desire for a carrier-based dive-bomber...


Seven Seas, Nine Lives: The Valour of Captain A.W.F. Sutton, CBE, Dsc and Bar, RN

by Richard Pike

Captain Alan William Frank Sutton's enthralling biography starts when, as a young midshipman he was in command of a small rowing cutter returning a potentially mutinous crew to the battle-cruiser HMS Repulse...


Steam in the Air: The Application of Steam Power in Aviation During the 19th and 20th Centuries

by Maurice Kelly

Scientific investigation into manned flight began early in the 19th Century at a time when steam power was the only transportable propulsion generator available to the many pioneer flying-machine designers of...


Tales from the Rifle Brigade: Adventures in the Rifle Brigade and Random Shots from a Rifleman

by Captain Kincaid

To Napoleon's troops, the sharp shooters of the 95th (Rifle) Regiment were 'the rascals in green', famed throughout Europe for their bravery, skill, and dash. Kincaid's Adventures in the Rifle Brigade was the...


Operations Plunder and Varsity. Andrew Rawson

by Andrew Rason

By Spring 1945, with the Russians closing fast on Berlin from the East, the US and British Armies of Patton and Montgomery were faced with one major hurdle, the Rhine. Heavily defended by the Nazis, this obstacle...


So Sue Me, Jackass!: Avoiding Legal Pitfalls That Can Come Back to Bite You at Work, at Home, and at Play

by Amy Epstein Feldman

Read Amy Epstein Feldman and Robin Epstein's posts on the Penguin Blog

The next best thing to having a lawyer in the family.

Can you win monetary damages for bad sex? Can you get fired for being too fat? Can...


Sedgemoor 1685: Marlborough's First Victory

by John Tincey

A new account of Monmouth's rebellion of 1685 and the Battle of Sedgemoor. The author focuses on the confrontation between Monmouth and John Churchill, the future Duke of Marlborough, and provides a graphic...


Passchendaele: The Hollow Victory

by Martin Evans

Passchendaele is one of the most evocative names associated with the Great War. For over 80 years, the battle has epitomized pointless slaughter on an unimaginable scale. The bare statistics are shocking in...


Salient Points Four: Ypres Sector 1914-1918

by Ted Smith

Concentrating on the Ploegsteert and Neuve Eglise sectors in Belgium, this book features stories on such well known figures as sculptor Charles Sargent Jagger, ARA ; R Poulton Palmer and 'Tanky' Turner, great...


Yorkshire's Flying Pickets

by Brian Elliott

Bruce Wilson's diary is an honest and action-packed account of what life was like for five young men on picket duty during the longest and most bitter industrial dispute in modern times: the 1984-85 miners'...


Defiant and Dismasted at Trafalgar: The Life and Times of Admiral Sir William Hargood

by Mary McGrigor

Born in 1762, William Hargood's naval career spanned over 30 years, as he rose from humble midshipman to the captain of one of the most powerful warships of the day at Trafalgar. He campaigned all over the known...


Napoleon Against Russia: A New History of 1812

by Digby Smith

In June 1812 500,000 men of Napoleon's army invaded Russia. Six months later barely 20,000 returned. The disastrous advance to Moscow and the subsequent retreat irreparably damaged Napoleon's military power...


Battles of the Scottish Lowlands: Battlefield Scotland

by Stuart Reid

This historical guide retells, in graphic detail, the story of nine of the most important battles to be fought in Scotland south of the Highland Line, stretching from Aberdeen to the Firth of Clyde. The battles...


Battle Tales from Burma

by John Randle (Brigadier OBE MC)

John Randle served with the greatly respected Baluch Regiment of the former Indian Army right through the fiercely fought Burma Campaign, winning an MC yet on VJ day he was only some 60 miles from where had...