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The North American Mustang III

by Phil H. Listemann Philedition (January 04, 2020)

The North American Mustang is certainly one of the legendary fighters of the Second World War. The aircraft can be split into two ‘families’, the Allison-powered and Merlin-powered. The RAF Marks I and II...


Anna Komnene and the Alexiad

by Loulia Kolovou Pen and Sword History (May 13, 2020)

Anna Komnene is one of the most curious figures in the history of an intriguing empire. A woman of extraordinary education and intellect, she was the only Byzantine female historian and one of the first and...


A Game of Birds and Wolves

by Simon Parkin Little, Brown and Company (January 27, 2020)

As Heard on the New Yorker Radio Hour

The triumphant and "engaging history" (The New Yorker) of the young women who devised a winning strategy that defeated Nazi U-boats and delivered a decisive victory in the...


Airborne Landing to Air Assault

by Nikolaos Theotokis Pen and Sword Military (July 30, 2020)

Many books have been written about military parachuting, in particular about famous parachute operations like Crete and Arnhem in the Second World War and notable parachute units like the British Parachute Regiment...


Jayhawk

by Jay A Stout & George L Cooper Casemate (July 20, 2020)

Born in the Philippines to an American father and a Filipina mother, George Cooper is one of the few surviving veteran pilots who saw action over such fearsome targets as Rabaul and Wewak. Not just another flag-waving...


Japan Runs Wild, 1942-1943

by Peter Harmsen Casemate (May 31, 2020)

In early 1942, the Japanese Army and Navy were advancing on all fronts, humiliating their US, British and Dutch foes throughout the Asia Pacific. In a matter of just months, the soldiers and sailors of the Rising...


Royal Flying Corps Kitbag

by Mark Hillier Frontline Books (March 30, 2020)

The Royal Flying Corps was formed by Royal Warrant on 13 April 1912, and came into being a month later when the Air Battalion was absorbed into the Military Wing of the new Corps in May. In the days following...


Kamikaze

by Adrian Stewart Pen and Sword Aviation (July 30, 2020)

In this fascinating book the author examines the Japanese concept of Kamikaze, the deliberate self-sacrifice of life in the cause of victory. This attitude, while incomprehensible to their American and European...


Napoleon in 100 Objects

by Gareth Glover Frontline Books (March 30, 2020)

For almost two decades, Napoleon Bonaparte was the most feared, and revered, man in Europe. At the height of his power, the land under his control stretched from the Baltic to the Mediterranean, and encompassed...


This Great Harbour

by W.S. Hewison Origin (July 07, 2020)

Known by mariners since Viking times as a safe anchorage in notoriously savage waters, Scapa Flow is the seaway that runs between the Orkney mainland and the island of Hoy. As the northern base of the Royal...


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...


William Holmes

by Geoffrey Travers Big Sky Publishing (June 01, 2020)

The road that first leads people from Kingsford Smith Airport in Sydney is named General Holmes Drive, but nowadays few Australians know anything about General Holmes.

William Holmes could be remembered for his...


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...


Cameras at War

by John Wade Pen and Sword Military (July 30, 2020)

Books about war and the pictures that came out of conflict usually concentrate on the picture content. But behind every picture there is a camera – and that’s what this book is about. Profusely illustrated...


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...


British Naval Weapons of World War Two

by Norman Friedman Seaforth Publishing (July 30, 2020)

John Lambert was a renowned naval draughtsman, whose plans were highly valued for their accuracy and detail by modelmakers and enthusiasts. By the time of his death in 2016 he had produced over 850 sheets of...


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...


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...


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...


Letters from the Veldt

by Craig Stockings Big Sky Publishing (July 08, 2020)

The South African War – or Boer War – running from 11 October 1899 until 31 May 1902 –was the largest British military effort since the Napoleonic Wars.  It was also the first time that large-scale, meaningful...


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...


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 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...


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...


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...


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 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...


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...


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 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...


Sovereign of the Seas, 1637

by John McKay Seaforth Publishing (February 28, 2020)

Sovereign of the Seas was the most spectacular, extravagant and controversial warship of the early seventeenth century. The ultimate royal prestige project, whose armament was increased by the King’s decree...


Revolver

by Jim Rasenberger & Jacques Roy Simon & Schuster Audio (May 26, 2020)

A sweeping, definitive biography of Samuel Colt--the inventor of the legendary Colt revolver (a.k.a. six-shooter)--which changed the US forever, triggering the industrial revolution and the settlement of the...


Revolver

by Jim Rasenberger Scribner (May 26, 2020)

A sweeping, definitive biography of Samuel Colt--the inventor of the legendary Colt revolver (a.k.a. six-shooter)--which changed the US forever, triggering the industrial revolution and the settlement of the...


Voyage of Mercy

by Stephen Puleo St. Martin's Press (March 02, 2020)

"Puleo has found a new way to tell the story with this well-researched and splendidly written chronicle of the Jamestown, its captain, and an Irish priest who ministered to the starving in Cork city...Puleo's...


The Art of War

by Sun Tzu, Gabra Zackman & Michael Nylan Blackstone Publishing (April 07, 2020)

For the first time in any modern language, a female scholar and translator reimagines The Art of War.

Sun Tzu's ancient book of strategy and psychology has as much to tell us today as when it was first written...


The Bomb

by Fred Kaplan Simon & Schuster (January 28, 2020)

From the author the classic The Wizards of Armageddon and Pulitzer Prize finalist comes the definitive history of American policy on nuclear war--and Presidents’ actions in nuclear crises--from Truman to Trump....


Under Pressure

by Richard Humphreys Harlequin Audio (June 02, 2020)

This is the world of the submariner. This is life under pressure.

What's it like to spend three months without sunlight, sharing what little space you have with over a hundred fellow crewmen and more firepower...


Dead Reckoning

by Dick Lehr & Will Damron HarperAudio (June 09, 2020)

The definitive and dramatic account of what became known as "Operation Vengeance" -- the targeted kill by U.S. fighter pilots of Japan's larger-than-life military icon, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, the naval genius...