Convoy Escort Commander: A Memoir of the Battle of the Atlantic

Convoy Escort Commander: A Memoir of the Battle of the Atlantic

An engrossing memoir that uncovers the turning point of the Battle of the Atlantic against the U-boat menace.

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The Raiders of Arakan

The Raiders of Arakan

A stirring account of one of the bravest and most effective units in the fight against Japan in World War Two.

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Roundhead General: The Campaigns of Sir William Waller

Roundhead General: The Campaigns of Sir William Waller

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An engrossing account of one of the most important, yet forgotten, leaders of the English Civil War

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Admiral Hawke: Britain’s Greatest Forgotten Naval Commander

Admiral Hawke: Britain’s Greatest Forgotten Naval Commander

Edward Hawke’s naval victories were matched only by Horatio Nelson, but few remember him today. So who was this naval genius and what was his contribution to the history of the Royal Navy?

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Cockleshell Heroes: The Most Courageous and Imaginative Commando Raid of World War Two

Cockleshell Heroes: The Most Courageous and Imaginative Commando Raid of World War Two

An astounding account of one of the most audacious commando raids of the Second World War.

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A Life of John Hampden: The Patriot

A Life of John Hampden: The Patriot

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Conflict between King and Parliament during the Civil War er

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The Queen and Prince Philip:

The Queen and Prince Philip:

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Genre: History

A brilliantly intimate portrait of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh during their courtship and early years of married life together.

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The Queen Mother

The Queen Mother

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An engrossing biography of the woman who became the beloved matriarch of the modern British royal family.

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The Usurper King: The Fall of Richard II and the Rise of Henry of Bolingbroke, 1366-99

The Usurper King: The Fall of Richard II and the Rise of Henry of Bolingbroke, 1366-99

An in-depth study of an astounding moment in English medieval history. Ideal for people who wish to learn more about the tragic demise of Richard II or the life of his usurper, Henry IV.

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The Greatest Raid of All: Operation Chariot and the Mission to Destroy the Normandie Dock at St Nazaire
The Royal Palaces of Britain

The Royal Palaces of Britain

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An essential history of Britain’s stunning historic palaces! Perfect for readers of Lucy Worsley, Simon Thurley and Judith Flanders.

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The Magnificent Adventures of Henry Hudson

The Magnificent Adventures of Henry Hudson

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Genre: History

A gripping biography of one of the seventeenth century’s greatest sea captains.

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The Making of Henry VIII

The Making of Henry VIII

An essential biography that uncovers the childhood and youth of Henry VIII! Perfect for readers of Alison Weir, Tracy Borman and Antonia Fraser.

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The Burma Wars: 1824-1886

The Burma Wars: 1824-1886

Genre: History

George Bruce’s fascinating history of the Anglo-Burmese wars exposes these much forgotten imperial conflicts.

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Cromwell’s Captains: Four Great Englishmen

Cromwell’s Captains: Four Great Englishmen

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A magnificent study of four key figures who shaped the history of Britain through the years of the Civil War and the Commonwealth,

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Lillie Langtry: A Biography of her Life and Loves

Lillie Langtry: A Biography of her Life and Loves

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Politicians, poets, artists, princes; Lillie Langtry was adored by all. This biography explores the life of a remarkable woman who enthralled Victorian Britain and Gilded Age America.

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Peter Paul Rubens: A Biography of the Flemish Baroque Genius

Peter Paul Rubens: A Biography of the Flemish Baroque Genius

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An authoritative biography of the Flemish Baroque artist Peter Paul Rubens.

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The Prodigal Genius: The Life and Times of Honoré de Balzac

The Prodigal Genius: The Life and Times of Honoré de Balzac

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An authoritative biography of one of nineteenth-century Europe’s greatest authors.

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By the Sword Divided: Eyewitness Accounts of the English Civil War

By the Sword Divided: Eyewitness Accounts of the English Civil War

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A brilliant book that brings the voices of the English Civil War to life.

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Inside the Nazi Ring: A Naval Attaché in Sweden, 1940-1945

Inside the Nazi Ring: A Naval Attaché in Sweden, 1940-1945

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Genre: History

On the morning of 9 April 1940, German forces occupied Denmark and invaded Norway, leaving Sweden as the only neutral country in Scandinavia.

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Alamein

Alamein

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Genre: History

‘Quite the best detailed story of that great battle I have ever read … a superb book’ Field Marshal Montgomery

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Kit Carson: Folk Hero and Man

Kit Carson: Folk Hero and Man

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A hair-raising biography of the hunter, scout, and adventurer, Kit Carson.

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The Trial of Andrew Johnson: A Biography of the Reconstruction Era President

The Trial of Andrew Johnson: A Biography of the Reconstruction Era President

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On February 24, 1868, members of the United States House of Representatives voted to impeach President Andrew Johnson on thirteen separate charges of having committed high crimes and misdemeanors against the government and the people.

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The Pilgrims’ Way: Shrines and Saints in Britain and Ireland

The Pilgrims’ Way: Shrines and Saints in Britain and Ireland

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An enlightening history of pilgrimage, journeying into the past and following in the footsteps of travellers who traipsed across the length and breadth of Britain and Ireland.

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Retreat from Kabul: The First Anglo-Afghan War, 1839-1842

Retreat from Kabul: The First Anglo-Afghan War, 1839-1842

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A fascinating account of one of the most ludicrously mismanaged expeditions in the history of warfare. Ideal for readers of Shashi Tharoor, Adam Hochschild and William Dalrymple.

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Yankee Admiral: A Biography of David Dixon Porter

Yankee Admiral: A Biography of David Dixon Porter

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An engrossing biography of a Civil War naval hero. Ideal reading for those who have enjoyed the books of William C. Davis, Bruce Catton and Craig L. Symonds.

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The Warsaw Uprising

The Warsaw Uprising

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An engrossing history of the largest resistance movement in the Second World War.

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Lifeboat Heroes: Outstanding RNLI Rescues from Three Centuries

Lifeboat Heroes: Outstanding RNLI Rescues from Three Centuries

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An engrossing history of the RNLI and how for two hundred years it has been saving lives along the coasts of Britain and Ireland.

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Hastings to Culloden: Battles of Britain

Hastings to Culloden: Battles of Britain

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A classic, in-depth study of over twenty of the most important battles to have taken place on British soil.

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The Great American Rascal: The Turbulent Life of Aaron Burr

The Great American Rascal: The Turbulent Life of Aaron Burr

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On July 11th, 1804, Aaron Burr faced and killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel.

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Dardanelles: A Midshipman’s Diary, 1915-16

Dardanelles: A Midshipman’s Diary, 1915-16

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This young naval officer’s diary provides a unique perspective on the Gallipoli catastrophe in World War One.

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Anne Boleyn

Anne Boleyn

Genre: History

‘A very readable account of all the strands in the complicated tapestry of politics, religion, and that very uncertain quality, the King’s love’ The Times

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The Road to Station X: From Debutante Ball to Fighter-Plane Factory to Bletchley Park, a Memoir of One Woman’s Journey Through World War Two

The Road to Station X: From Debutante Ball to Fighter-Plane Factory to Bletchley Park, a Memoir of One Woman’s Journey Through World War Two

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An engrossing account of working in the top-secret world of Bletchley Park during World War Two. Perfect for fans of Sinclair McKay, Tessa Dunlop and Andrew Hodges.

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Founding Fathers: Puritans in England and America

Founding Fathers: Puritans in England and America

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A fascinating history of the Puritans from their emergence to their decline.

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617 Squadron: The Dambusters at War

617 Squadron: The Dambusters at War

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An eye-opening history of the famous 617 Squadron and its pilots and crews by a man who flew alongside them. A perfect book for fans of Max Hastings, John Nichol and Patrick Bishop.

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Irregular Regular (The Extraordinary Life of Colonel David Smiley #3)

Irregular Regular (The Extraordinary Life of Colonel David Smiley #3)

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Series: David Smiley, Book 3
Genre: History

The final instalment of Colonel David Smiley’s fascinating autobiographical trilogy.

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Loot!: The Heritage of Plunder

Loot!: The Heritage of Plunder

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An illuminating history of artefacts and the questions of ownership that surround them. This should be essential reading for readers of Robert M. Edsel, Noah Charney and Alice Proctor.

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Arctic Rescue: A Memoir of the Tragic Sinking of HMS Glorious

Arctic Rescue: A Memoir of the Tragic Sinking of HMS Glorious

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A moving World War II memoir that uncovers a forgotten naval catastrophe. Ideal for readers of Evan Mawdsley, Max Hastings and Iain Ballantyne.

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Arabian Assignment (The Extraordinary Life of Colonel David Smiley #2)

Arabian Assignment (The Extraordinary Life of Colonel David Smiley #2)

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Series: David Smiley
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This remarkable memoir provides fascinating insight into two conflicts that arose in southern Arabia in the decades following the Second World War. It should be essential reading for anyone who enjoys the work of Dan Mills, Mark Urban and Adam Jowett

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The Emperor Charlemagne

The Emperor Charlemagne

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An authoritative biography of the greatest ruler of the medieval period.

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Albanian Assignment  (The Extraordinary Life of Colonel David Smiley #1)1)

Albanian Assignment (The Extraordinary Life of Colonel David Smiley #1)1)

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Series: David Smiley
Genre: History

Albanian Assignment is one of the finest special forces memoirs to come out of the Second World War. Readers of Damien Lewis, Ben Macintyre and Patrick Leigh Fermor will be enthralled by this book.

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The Bad Popes

The Bad Popes

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A dramatic account of some of the most notorious figures of medieval and Renaissance history who ruled from the Eternal City. Sure to grip readers of John Julius Norwich, Tom Holland and Peter Ackroyd.

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Cover of Darkness: The Memoir of a World War Two Night-Fighter

Cover of Darkness: The Memoir of a World War Two Night-Fighter

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A pilot’s captivating autobiography that traces the development of night-flying from the early days of the Battle of Britain to the final triumph over Germany.

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Operation Morning Light: Terror in Our Skies, The True Story of Cosmos 954

Operation Morning Light: Terror in Our Skies, The True Story of Cosmos 954

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A riveting history of a Space Age disaster that left the Canadian wilderness polluted by Soviet radioactive waste. Viewers of Chernobyl or fans of David Wallace-Wells and Mike Berners-Lee will find this a fascinating work.

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The Long Road Home

The Long Road Home

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The honest account of one prisoner-of-war’s struggle to survive through five years of Nazi imprisonment. An essential book for readers of Horace Greasley, Alistair Urquhart and Heather Morris.

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The Suicide Battalion

The Suicide Battalion

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A staggering history of one of the First World War’s most daring military units. An essential book for readers of Peter Hart, Tim Cook and Nick Lloyd.

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Hugh Hambleton, Spy: Thirty Years with the KGB

Hugh Hambleton, Spy: Thirty Years with the KGB

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A gripping true story of espionage and betrayal through the height of the Cold War. Perfect for readers of Ben MacIntyre, Andrew Lownie and David E. Hoffman.

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The Age of Plunder: The England of Henry VIII, 1500-47

The Age of Plunder: The England of Henry VIII, 1500-47

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A thought-provoking social and economic of Henry VIII's reign. Ideal for readers of Ian Mortimer, Christopher Hill and E. P. Thompson.

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The Grey Goose of Arnhem

The Grey Goose of Arnhem

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An account of heroism and courage in one of the Allies’ biggest military catastrophes of the Second World War. Ideal for readers of James Holland, Anthony Beevor and Cornelius Ryan.

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Gas! The Battle for Ypres,1915

Gas! The Battle for Ypres,1915

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A fascinating World War One history that charts the first use of chemical weapons in modern warfare. Perfect for readers of Max Hastings, Martin Middlebrook and Tim Cook.

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Log of the Centurion

Log of the Centurion

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Fascinated by the expeditions of Sir Francis Drake and Captain James Cook?

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A House For Spies: SIS Operations into Occupied France from a Sussex Farmhouse

A House For Spies: SIS Operations into Occupied France from a Sussex Farmhouse

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An unforgettable history of French intelligence agents and courageous British pilots who risked everything in the fight against Hitler! Perfect for fans of Ben Macintyre, Giles Milton and Sinclair McKay.

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Famous Assassinations

Famous Assassinations

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Genre: History
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A bloody history of the rich and famous. Perfect for fans of true crime, revolutionary history, and biographies of world leaders.

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Six Battles for India: Anglo-Sikh Wars, 1845-46 and 1848-49

Six Battles for India: Anglo-Sikh Wars, 1845-46 and 1848-49

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George Bruce’s remarkable book uncovers the history of the two Anglo-Sikh Wars that erupted in India in the 1840s. Perfect for fans of William Dalrymple, Lawrence James and Richard Holmes.

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Sylvia Pankhurst: The Rebellious Suffragette

Sylvia Pankhurst: The Rebellious Suffragette

Sylvia Pankhurst’s colourful, maverick life is narrated in this fascinating political, historical and cultural biography by Shirley Harrison, drawing on Sylvia’s journals, letters, writings, and paintings. It includes a Foreword by her son, Richard Pankhurst.

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Death and Destruction on the Thames in London

Death and Destruction on the Thames in London

A deadly history of the city of London. Perfect for fans of true crime, British politics, and European history.

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