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Pure Massacre

by Kevin O'Halloran Big Sky Publishing (April 01, 2020)

“I met with the Interhamwe leaders and when I shook their hand, they were cold, not cold as in temperature, cold as if another body, although they had a human form their eyes were not human. Their eyes were...


Taking the Lead

by Mark Lax Big Sky Publishing (March 01, 2020)

As Australia withdrew from Vietnam in 1972, few in the Australian Defence Force, none the least those in the Royal Australian Air Force could foresee the immense change that would sweep across the Service. New...


Clash of the Gods of War

by William Westerman & Nicholas Floyd Big Sky Publishing (March 01, 2020)

The Great War confronted Australia’s fledgling field and garrison artillery forces with a seemingly insurmountable challenge: to rapidly raise, prepare, deploy and engage in history’s most lethal war to...


Combat Medic

by Terry Pickard Big Sky Publishing (April 17, 2020)

On 22nd April 1995, more than 4,000 Rwandans were massacred and thousands more injured in a place called Kibeho. Terry Pickard, a seasoned soldier and medic, was one of a 32-strong force of Australian UN peacekeepers...


The Battle of Tsushima

by Phil Carradice Pen and Sword History (March 30, 2020)

In 1905 Japan and Russia were at war. With the Russian Far East Fleet destroyed, the Czar decided to send his Baltic Fleet half way around the world to exact revenge. This mammoth journey took many months and...


How to Survive in Ancient Egypt

by Charlotte Booth Pen and Sword History (April 29, 2020)

Imagine you were transported back in time to Ancient Egypt and you had to start a new life there. How would you fit in? Where would you live? What would you eat? Where would you go to have your hair done? Who...


The Vale of Rheidol Railway

by Peter Johnson Pen and Sword Transport (April 30, 2020)

Built to carry minerals from mines in the Rheidol valley, the 2ft gauge Vale of Rheidol Railway found its niche carrying tourists to the tourist attraction at Devil’s Bridge, 12 miles inland from the Cardigan...


A History of the 9th (Highlanders) Royal Scots

by Neill Gilhooley Pen and Sword Military (February 19, 2020)

Edinburgh is forever bound to The Royal Scots, the oldest in the British Army and now part of The Royal Regiment of Scotland. For a period in the early twentieth century, it also had a Highland battalion, the...


Ian Fleming's Inspiration

by Edward Abel Smith Pen and Sword History (May 30, 2020)

James Bond is possibly the most well known fictional character in history. What most people don’t know is that almost all of the characters, plots and gadgets come from the real life experiences of Bond’s...


Re-imagining Periphery

by Charlotta Hillerdal & Kristin Ilves Oxbow Books (June 30, 2020)

This edited volume delves into the current state of Iron Age and Early Medieval research in the North. Over the last two decades of archaeological explorations, theoretical vanguards, and introduction of new...


Special Operations in WWII

by James Stejskal Casemate (April 30, 2020)

Winston Churchill famously instructed the head of the Special Operations Executive to "Set Europe ablaze!." Agents of both the British Special Operations Executive and the American Office of Strategic Services...


The White Cockade

by Stuart McHardy Birlinn (June 30, 2020)

An essential read for fans of Outlander.

During the first half of the eighteenth century, Bonnie Prince Charlie and his diehard supporters – the Jacobites – almost changed the course of British history. Their...


From the Flying Squad to Investigating War Crimes

by Ron Turnbull Pen and Sword True Crime (June 30, 2020)

For over ten years he was first detective on the scene when a murder was committed in south London. In the confusion and horror of the crime scene he identified the forensic clues that would later be needed...


Varro varius

by D.J. Butterfield Cambridge Philological Society (May 31, 2020)

Rome produced no man more erudite, eclectic, and energetic than Marcus Terentius Varro (116-24 BC). Over a long and busy life, set against the backdrop of near-constant social and political upheaval, Varro studied...


The Russian Baltic Fleet in the Time of War and Revolution, 1914-1918

by Stephen C Ellis Seaforth Publishing (April 30, 2020)

The translation of these memoirs brings an important and authoritative historical source to those interested in Russian or naval history who are unable to access them in the original Russian. Their author, Rear...


The Last of Africa's Cold War Conflicts

by Al J Venter Pen and Sword Military (May 30, 2020)

Portugal was the first European country to colonize Africa. It was also the last to leave, almost five centuries later. During the course of what Lisbon called its “civilizing mission in Africa” the Portuguese...


Siege of Malta 1940-42

by Anthony Rogers Greenhill Books (March 20, 2020)

For nearly two and a half years, from June 1940 until late 1942, Malta was subjected to one Axis air raid after another.

The Mediterranean island was effectively beleaguered, reliant for defence on anti-aircraft...


Regents Exams and Answers: Global History and Geography 2020

by Michael J. Romano, Kristen Thone, William Streitwieser & Mary Martin Barrons Educational Series (June 19, 2020)

Barron’s Regents Exams and Answers: Global History and Geography 2020 provides essential practice for students taking either the Global History and Geography “Transition Exam” or the “Global History...


Regents Exams and Answers: U.S. History and Government 2020

by Eugene V. Resnick, John McGeehan, Morris Gall & William Streitweiser Barrons Educational Series (June 19, 2020)

Barron’s Regents Exams and Answers: U.S. History and Government 2020 provides essential review for students taking the U.S. History Regents, including actual exams administered for the course, thorough answer...


Let's Review Regents: U.S. History and Government 2020

by John McGeehan, Eugene V. Resnick & Morris Gall Barrons Educational Series (June 19, 2020)

Barron's Let's Review Regents: U.S. History and Government 2020 gives students the step-by-step review and practice they need to prepare for the Regents exam. This updated edition is an ideal companion to high...


The Mysterious Life and Faked Death of Jesse James

by Daniel J. Duke & Teresa F. Duke Destiny Books (June 09, 2020)

A deep investigation into historical documents that prove the notorious outlaw Jesse James faked his own death

• Presents the legend of Jesse James and counters it with the real story, based on family records...


A Combat Engineer with Patton's Army

by Lois Lembo & Leon Reed Savas Beatie (June 09, 2020)

George Patton is renowned for his daring tank thrusts and rapid movement, but the many rivers and obstacles his Third Army encountered crossing Europe required engineers spearheading his advance. A Combat Engineer...


Seceding from Secession

by Eric J. Wittenberg, Edmund A. Sargus & Penny L. Barrick Savas Beatie (June 09, 2020)

“West Virginia was the child of the storm,” concluded early Mountaineer historian and Civil War veteran, Maj. Theodore F. Lang. The northwestern third of the Commonwealth of Virginia finally broke away in...


Battle in the Baltic

by Steve Dunn & Al Ross Seaforth Publishing (January 31, 2020)

Though, for most participants, the First World War ended on 11 November 1918, the Royal Navy found itself, despite four years of slaughter and war weariness, fighting a fierce and brutal battle in the Baltic...


Sex and Sexuality in Victorian Britain

by Violet Fenn Pen and Sword History (May 30, 2020)

Peek beneath the bedsheets of nineteenth-century Britain in this affectionate, informative and fascinating look at sex and sexuality during the reign of Queen Victoria. It examines the prevailing attitudes towards...


The Isle of Man

by Matthew Richardson Pen and Sword History (May 30, 2020)

The reader will perhaps be surprised to learn that the tiny Isle of Man, midway between the coasts of Lancashire and Northern Ireland, is one of the richest historic landscapes in Europe. Packed into its 225...


A History of English Place Names and Where They Came From

by John Moss Pen and Sword History (May 30, 2020)

The origin of the names of many English towns, hamlets and villages date as far back as Saxon times, when kings like Alfred the Great established fortified borough towns to defend against the Danes. A number...


King Arthur

by Tony Sullivan Pen and Sword History (April 30, 2020)

The book is an investigation of the evidence for King Arthur based on the earliest written sources rather than later myths and legends.

The evidence is laid out in a chronological order starting from Roman Britain...


The Demagogue's Playbook

by Eric A. Posner All Points Books (June 29, 2020)

What Happens to Democracy When a Demagogue Comes to Power?

"It is hard to imagine understanding the Trump presidency and its significance without reading this book."

--Bob Bauer, Former Chief Counsel to President...


George Washington, Entrepreneur

by John Berlau All Points Books (June 29, 2020)

A business biography of George Washington, focusing on his many innovations and inventions.

George Washington: general, statesman...businessman? Most people don't know that Washington was the country's first...


The Douglas Boston & Havoc

by Phil H. Listemann Philedition (April 02, 2020)

The Douglas Boston or Havoc is one major aircraft of WW2. Designed as a light bomber, it proved to be very versatile and was used with success in various roles over all theaters of operations. In the RAF it...


The Search for Life on Mars

by Elizabeth Howell & Nicholas Booth Arcade (June 23, 2020)

Published to coincide with the launch of NASA’s Perseverance rover mission this summer, the definitive account of our quest to find life on the Red Planet.

From The War of the Worlds to The Martian and to...


The Brothers York

by Thomas Penn Simon & Schuster (June 16, 2020)

Vicious battles, powerful monarchs, and royal intrigue abound in this “gripping, complex, and sensational” (Hilary Mantel) true story of the War of the Roses--a struggle among three brothers, two of whom...


Allied Armies in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1945

by Simon Forty Pen and Sword Military (March 30, 2020)

The Italian campaign was one of the most debated of the Second World War, splitting the American and British allies, and causing great disharmony. After the fall of Rome and the surrender of Italy, the invasion...


Railways and Industry in the Sirhowy Valley

by John Hodge Pen and Sword Transport (June 30, 2020)

This book covers the railway and industrial history of the lines that once operated in the Sirhowy valley in South Wales.

Railways and Industry in the Sirhowy Valley, is the first full history of the railways...


Victory at Gallipoli, 1915

by Klaus Wolf Pen and Sword Military (April 30, 2020)

The German contribution in a famous Turkish victory at Gallipoli has been overshadowed by the Mustafa Kemal legend. The commanding presence of German General Liman von Sanders in the operations is well known....


With a Royal Engineers Field Company in France & Italy

by V F Eberle Pen and Sword Military (March 30, 2020)

VF Eberle MC joined up on the outbreak of the war in No 2 Field Company Royal Engineers, 48th (South Midland) Division, the same company as his brother, who was a captain in it. He was commissioned before sailing...


The Jacobite Rising of 1715 and the Murray Family

by Rosalind Anderson Pen and Sword History (March 30, 2020)

Based in Perthshire, the Murray family played an important role in all Jacobite rebellions, whether as rebels or supporters of the government. During the Great Rising of 1715, the head of the family the Duke...


The Dark Age of Tanks

by David Lister Pen and Sword Military (March 30, 2020)

In the thirty years after the Second World War, the British army entered a period of intense technological development. Due to the lack of surviving documentation, this period is almost a second Dark Age. What...


The Mighty Warrior Kings

by Philip J Potter Pen and Sword History (April 30, 2020)

The Mighty Warrior Kings traces the history of early Europe through the biographies of nine kings, who had the courage, determination and martial might to establish their dominance over the fragmented remnants...


A Champion Cyclist Against the Nazis

by Alberto Toscano Pen and Sword Military (May 30, 2020)

Italy, 1943. Although allied with Hitler, there were those who refused to accept the fascist policies of racial discrimination and deportation. Among them was Gino Bartali.

A champion cyclist, he won the Giro...


Women of Power in Anglo-Saxon England

by Annie Whitehead Pen and Sword History (May 30, 2020)

Many Anglo-Saxon kings are familiar. Æthelred the Unready is one, yet less is written of his wife, who was consort of two kings and championed one of her sons over the others, or his mother who was an anointed...


Britain's War Against the Slave Trade

by Anthony Sullivan Frontline Books (April 30, 2020)

Long before recorded history, men, women and children had been seized by conquering tribes and nations to be employed or traded as slaves. Greeks, Romans, Vikings and Arabs were among the earliest of many peoples...


Marching from Defeat

by Claus Neuber Pen and Sword Military (April 30, 2020)

In June 1944, in Belarus on the Eastern Front, the Red Army launched Operation Bagration, the massive offensive that crushed Hitler’s Army Group Centre. German soldiers who weren’t encircled and captured...


Wellington and the British Army's Indian Campaigns 1798 - 1805

by Martin R Howard Pen and Sword Military (April 30, 2020)

The Peninsular War and the Napoleonic Wars across Europe are subjects of such enduring interest that they have prompted extensive research and writing. Yet other campaigns, in what was a global war, have been...


One Week in April

by Maggie Craig Birlinn (June 02, 2020)

In April 1820, a series of dramatic events exploded around Glasgow, central Scotland and Ayrshire. Demanding political reform and better living and working conditions, 60,000 weavers and other workers went on...


My Life as a Replica

by Sally Foster & Sian Jones Windgather Press (May 31, 2020)

In 1970 a concrete replica of the St John’s Cross arrived in Iona sitting incongruously on the deck of a puffer delivering the island’s annual supply of coal. What is the story behind this intriguing replica?...


Coins of England and the United Kingdom 2020

by Emma Howard Spink Books (March 19, 2020)

This historic reference work for British coins is still the only catalogue to feature every major coin type from Celtic to the present day, arranged in chronological order and divided into metals under each...


Fighting in the Sky

by John Fairley Pen and Sword Aviation (June 30, 2020)

Barely a decade passed from the Wright Brothers’ first powered flight to aircraft becoming lethal instruments of war. The Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Air Service took off in the very early days of The...


Battle of Britain, 1940

by Dilip Sarkar Air World (May 30, 2020)

The summer of 1940 remains a pivotal moment in modern British history – still inspiring immense national pride and a global fascination.

The Fall of France was catastrophic. Britain stood alone and within range...