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Night Fighter

by Charles W. Sasser, William H. Hamilton, Bill Thatcher & Craig Roberts Blackstone Publishing (June 02, 2020)

For readers of American Sniper, the stirring account of a life of service by the "father of the US Navy SEALs"

One month after the Bay of Pigs fiasco, when President John F. Kennedy pressed Congress about America's...


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...


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...


The Better Angels

by Robert C. Plumb, Kate Mulligan & Elisabeth Griffith Blackstone Publishing (May 31, 2020)

Excellent biographies have been written about Clara Barton, Sarah Josepha Hale, Julia Ward Howe, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Harriet Tubman, but their lives have never been looked at together as they intertwined...


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...


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...


Georgian Recipes and Remedies

by Michael J Rochford Pen and Sword History (May 30, 2020)

Discover the recipes for Mrs. Rooke’s Very Good Plum Cake and Lady Harbord’s Marigold Cheese. Learn how to preserve gooseberries "as green as they grow" and make Sir Theodore Colladon’s Peach Flower Syrup....


German Military and the Weimar Republic

by Karen Schaefer Pen and Sword Military (March 30, 2020)

General Hans von Seekt (1866-1936) was the military counterpart of the Weimar Republic, both attempted to restore Germany's international acceptance and security following defeat in World War I and the Treaty...


The People's Army in the Spanish Civil War

by Alexander Clifford Pen and Sword Military (March 20, 2020)

Why did the Spanish Republic lose the Spanish Civil War – and could the Republic have won? These are the key questions Alexander Clifford addresses in this in-depth study of the People’s Army and the critical...


Churchill's Admiral in Two World Wars

by Jim Crossley Pen and Sword Maritime (May 30, 2020)

Roger Keyes was the archetype of 19th to 20th century Royal Navy officers. A superb seaman, inspiring leader and fearless fighter he immediately caught the eye of senior figures in the naval establishment as...


Fighting Through to Hitler's Germany

by Mark Forsdike Pen and Sword Military (May 30, 2020)

After landing on D-Day, 1st Battalion, The Suffolk Regiment fought through France, Holland and into Germany as part of the 3rd (British) Infantry Division. Ever cheerful, the Battalion were opposed by an increasingly...


The Secret US Plan to Overthrow the British Empire

by Graham M Simons Frontline Books (April 30, 2020)

After the Great War, there was much debate in the USA whether the country should isolate itself from ‘old world’ conflicts or follow an imperialist path and become the world’s only superpower. If the USA...


How to Survive in Ancient Greece

by Robert Garland Pen and Sword History (May 30, 2020)

Imagine you were transported back in time to Ancient Greece 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...


Ladies of Magna Carta

by Sharon Bennett Connolly Pen and Sword History (May 30, 2020)

Magna Carta clause 39: No man shall be taken, imprisoned, outlawed, banished or in any way destroyed, nor will we proceed against or prosecute him, except by the lawful judgment of his peers or by the law of...


Elizabeth I

by Laura Brennan Pen and Sword History (May 30, 2020)

Elizabeth I is arguably one of the greatest monarchs and women of English history. Against an uncertain political and religious backdrop of post-reformation Europe she ruled at the conception of social modernization,...


Living on the Edge of Empire

by Rob Collins Pen and Sword Archaeology (May 30, 2020)

Dr Rob Collins and the curators of the remarkable collections from Hadrian's Wall present a striking new contribution to understanding the archaeology of a Roman frontier.

This highly-illustrated volume showcases...


Hunting the Last Great Pirate

by Michael Edward Ashton Ford Pen and Sword History (May 30, 2020)

In 1827 the Duke of Wellington – former Commander-in-Chief of the British Army and British Prime Minister – ordered the withdrawal of British soldiers from the island of Ceylon after years of bloody conflict...


Captain James Cook and the Search for Antarctica

by James C Hamilton Pen and Sword History (May 30, 2020)

Two hundred and fifty years ago Captain James Cook, during his extraordinary voyages of navigation and maritime exploration, searched for Antarctica – the Unknown Southern Continent. During parts of his three...


For King and Kaiser

by Andrew Lucas & Jurgen Schmieschek Pen and Sword Military (May 30, 2020)

Following on from their pioneering account of the Saxon army in the First World War –Fighting the Kaiser’s War – Andrew Lucas and Jürgen Schmieschek have compiled this remarkable sequel which covers Saxony’s...


The Light Division in the Peninsular War, 1808-1811

by Tim Saunders & Rob Yuill Pen and Sword Military (March 30, 2020)

Histories of the Light Division have tended to be incomplete, being based on memoirs of a few well known diarists, principally from the 95th Rifles. The authors of this book, the first volume of two, have sought...


The Franco-Prussian War, 1870-1871

by Maarten Otte Pen and Sword Military (May 30, 2020)

In 1870 France embarked on a war with Prussia and her allied German states that was to be a complete disaster. For Napoleon III, after his ignominious surrender with thousands of his troops from the Army of...


The Doolittle Raid

by John Grehan Air World (March 30, 2020)

On 1 April 1942, less than four months after the world had been stunned by the attack upon Pearl Harbor, sixteen US aircraft took to the skies to exact retribution. Their objective was not merely to attack Japan,...


The Petlyakov Pe-2

by Peter C Smith Air World (March 30, 2020)

During the Second World War, the Soviet Union’s Petlyakov Pe-2 _Peshka_ dive-bomber was unique in that it was as fast as most fighter aircraft. This was in a period when it was considered by the RAF that it...


Seek and Strike

by Nigel Walpole Air World (May 30, 2020)

Seek and Strike – RAF Brüggen in War and Peace is an anecdotal history of the largest RAF station in Germany. Optimized for a new breed of aircraft, and to NATO requirements, this huge airfield was cut out...


Hellmira

by Derek Maxfield & Chris Mackowski Savas Beatie (May 15, 2020)

Long called by some the “Andersonville of the North,” the prisoner of war camp in Elmira, New York, is remembered as the most notorious of all Union-run POW camps. It existed for only a year—from the summer...


Living in Medieval England

by Kathryn Warner Pen and Sword History (May 30, 2020)

1326 was one of the most dramatic years in English history. The queen of England, Isabella of France, invaded the country with an army of mercenaries to destroy her husband's powerful and detested lover, Hugh...


Word and context in Latin poetry

by A. J. Woodman & J. Wisse Cambridge Philological Society (May 31, 2020)

This volume of essays is intended to commemorate the eminent Latin scholar David West, best known for his work on Lucretius, Horace, Virgil and Shakespeare. The contributors – Francis Cairns, Ian Du Quesnay,...


Hitler's V-Weapons

by An Official History Frontline Books (May 30, 2020)

At 04.08 hours on the morning of 13 June 1944, two members of the Royal Observer Corps were on duty at their post on the top of a Martello tower on the seafront at Dymchurch in Kent. At that moment they spotted...


Collapse and Transformation

by Guy D. Middleton Oxbow Books (April 09, 2020)

The years c. 1250 to 1150 BC in Greece and the Aegean are often characterised as a time of crisis and collapse. A critical period in the long history of the region and its people and culture, they witnessed...


The Irish Diaspora

by John Gibney Pen and Sword History (March 30, 2020)

Ireland is known worldwide as a country that produce emigrants. The existence of the Irish ‘diaspora’ is the subject of this fifth instalment of the 'Irish perspectives' collaboration between Pen and Sword...


The Journey of Liu Xiaobo

by Yu Zhang, Jie Li, Tienchi Martin-Liao & Joanne Leedom-Ackerman Potomac Books (April 01, 2020)

As a fearless poet and prolific essayist and critic, Liu Xiaobo became one of the most important dissident thinkers in the People's Republic of China. His nonviolent activism steered the nation's prodemocracy...


The Battle of Britain Pocket Manual 1940

by Chris McNab Casemate (April 09, 2020)

In the summer of 1940, Britain stood alone. For three long months, brave young RAF pilots took off every day, ready to defend British skies against large-scale Luftwaffe raids. 'The Few' were young, but they...


The Irish War of Independence and Civil War

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

In the aftermath of the First World War, a political revolution took place in what was then the United Kingdom. Such upheavals were common in postwar Europe, as new states came into being and new borders were...


The Home Front Pocket Manual 1939-1945

by Lucinda Gosling Casemate (April 09, 2020)

Compiled from the Mary Evans archives, this manual brings together articles from fashionable contemporary magazines including Britannia & Eve, the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, and Tatler, on all aspects...


Beyond the Romans

by Irene Selsvold & Lewis Webb Oxbow Books (April 09, 2020)

This latest volume in the TRAC Themes in Theoretical Roman Archaeology series takes up posthuman theoretical perspectives to interpret Roman material culture. These perspectives provide novel and compelling...


Dracula

by Kurt Treptow & Radu Florescu Center for Romanian Studies (May 06, 2020)

Dracula – the fifteenth century Romanian prince, also known as Vlad the Impaler [?epe?], is one of the most fascinating personalities of medieval history. Even during his own lifetime, his true story became...


Augustus and the destruction of history

by Ingo Gildenhard, Ulrich Gotter, Wolfgang Havener & Louise Hodgson Cambridge Philological Society (May 15, 2020)

Augustus and the Destruction of History explores the intense controversies over the meaning and profile of the past that accompanied the violent transformation of the Roman Republic into the Augustan principate....


Arnhem

by Iain Ballantyne & Ralph Lister Blackstone Publishing (May 26, 2020)

"It was a bridge too far, and perhaps the whole plan was doomed to failure from the start, but we had to try, didn't we?"

September 17, 1944: 30,000 airborne soldiers prepare to drop sixty-four miles behind enemy...


But Not in Shame

by John Toland & Traber Burns Blackstone Publishing (May 26, 2020)

December 7, 1941--at exactly 7:55 a.m. on a seemingly peaceful Sunday morning, the United States was plunged into the greatest war in history!

What were the events which determined the Pearl Harbor catastrophe?...