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Hit and Run

by Robert Jackson

The book describes some of the most daring air attacks of World War II. Some were outstanding successes and some were unmitigated disasters. North Sea Battle: In the early weeks of World War II, Britain and...


Britain's Greatest Aircraft

by Robert Jackson

During the last century the British aircraft industry created and produced many outstanding aeroplanes. These aircraft were world leaders in advanced technology, utilizing inventions by British engineers and...


BioShock: Decision, Forced Choice and Propaganda

by Robert Jackson

A historical, critical look at the famous videogame franchise BioShock.


The Malayan Emergency & Indonesian Confrontation: The Commonwealth's Wars 1948-1966

by Robert Jackson

The struggle with Communist terrorists in Malaya known as The Emergency became a textbook example of how to fight a guerrilla war, based on political as much as military means. This book deals with both the...


Dunkirk: The British Evacuation, 1940

by Robert Jackson

A gripping account of the most famous military defeat and retreat in history.

The NEW YORK TIMES of 2 June 1940 summed up the greatest disaster in British history thus: 'As long as the English tongue survives,...


Through the Eyes of the World's Fighter Aces: The Greatest Fighter Pilot's of World War Two

by Robert Jackson

This is the story of the fighter aces who flew throughout the war in many different operational theatres. The book opens with the first Polish Aces during the German invasion and continues with Finland's pilots...


Baling Out: Amazing Dramas of Military Flying

by Robert Jackson

To bale out of a stricken airplane is a pilot's or aircrew's final chance to escape death. It is a traumatic and hazardous exercise that is only practiced in extremis and is in itself full of danger with no...


Men of Power: The Lives of Rolls-Royce Chief Test Pilots Harvey and Jim Heyworth

by Robert Jackson

The story begins in 1940 when Harvey Heyworth was leading No. 79 Squadron RAF defending north-eastern England from Luftwaffe raids made by bombers based in Norway and Denmark and then later in the Battle of...


Meet Me in St. Louis: The 1904 St. Louis World's Fair

by Robert Jackson

You are holding a ticket to one of the largest and most magnificent celebrations of all time -- the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair!

For seven months nearly twenty million visitors from around the globe flooded the...


Messerschmitt Bf 109 E?F series

by Robert Jackson & Adam Tooby

The Messerschmitt Bf 109 was one of the truly world class piston-engined fighters of World War II. This reputation rests largely with the E and F variants, which bore the brunt of the Luftwaffe's most important...


Messerschmitt Bf 109 A?D series

by Robert Jackson & Adam Tooby

From the nascent days of the Spanish Civil War to the desperate, final defence of the stricken Reich, the Messerchmitt Bf 109 was the Luftwaffe's signature fighter. From the very beginning of its combat career...


Behind the Wire

by Robert Jackson

Before World War I the Geneva Convention established 'rules' for the treatment of Prisoners of War, and all belligerents during the war were to adhere to them; however, the rules were in many ways ambiguous...


Churchill?s Channel War

by Robert Jackson

From the beaches of Dunkirk to the launch of Operation Overlord, the Channel saw continuous action during World War II, and was the world's most fought-over waterway. In this fascinating account, Robert Jackson...


Destination Berchtesgaden

by John Frayn Turner & Robert Jackson

Of the US Armies fighting in Europe at the end of World War II, General Patch's Seventh Army has received the least attention from historians. Although over-shadowed by the performance of General Patton and...


Army Wings: A History of Army Air Observation Flying 1914-1960

by Robert Jackson

This is the fascinating story of army fixed-wing cooperation units who were made up of specially trained volunteer army personnel. These men were trained to fly, to reconnoiter across the front line in search...


The Global Covenant: Human Conduct in a World of States

by Robert Jackson

The Global Covernant is a ground-breaking work by one of the leading scholars in international relations that rejuvenates the classical international society approach, and brings it into contact with the new...


Sovereignty

by Robert Jackson

Sovereignty is at the very centre of the political and legal arrangements of the modern world. The idea originated in the controversies and wars, both religious and political, of 16th and 17th century Europe...