And the Walls Came Tumbling Down: Operation Jericho and the Raid That Saved D-Day

And the Walls Came Tumbling Down: Operation Jericho and the Raid That Saved D-Day

The incredible account of the World War Two Allied operation to bomb Amiens Prison and free imprisoned agents and Resistance members condemned to death by the Nazi’s.

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Napoleon’s Marshals

Napoleon’s Marshals

An expert overview of the men who made Napoleon’s Grande Armée one of the greatest fighting forces ever assembled.

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The Seven Men of Spandau

The Seven Men of Spandau

The riveting story of what happened to the seven top Nazi war criminals in the aftermath of World War Two and the Nuremberg trials.

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Strike From the Sky: The Battle of Britain Story

Strike From the Sky: The Battle of Britain Story

The dramatic and definitive account of the Battle of Britain.

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Hitler and His Admirals

Hitler and His Admirals

From pre-war preparations to the Battle of the Atlantic, all the way through to the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany, Hitler and His Admirals offers a comprehensive history of Germany's naval actions during World War Two.

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A Short History of World War II, 1939-1945

A Short History of World War II, 1939-1945

A comprehensive and insightful history of the Second World War by an eminent military historian.

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The Mosquito Log: The Most Versatile Aeroplane of World War II

The Mosquito Log: The Most Versatile Aeroplane of World War II

An engrossing history of a remarkable British aircraft: the Mosquito.

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Against the Odds

Against the Odds

An enthralling collection of sea battles, selected and retold by a leading naval historian.

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Commando: A History of the Elite British Military Force and Its Operations in World War Two

Commando: A History of the Elite British Military Force and Its Operations in World War Two

An eye-opening introduction to one of the most audacious special operations forces of World War Two, written by a man who led them into battle.

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Into the Blue

Into the Blue

A gripping collection of historical aviation mysteries!

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The Israeli Campaign of 1967

The Israeli Campaign of 1967

A powerful and comprehensive study of the Six-Day War for Palestine of 1967.

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Gallipoli: A Study in Failure

Gallipoli: A Study in Failure

The full story of Allied heroism and incompetence in the Dardanelles, from the brink of victory to resounding defeat.

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From Merciless Invaders:

From Merciless Invaders:

A dramatic narrative account of the 1588 English victory over the Spanish Armada.

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The Unforgettable Army: Slim’s XIVth Army in Burma

The Unforgettable Army: Slim’s XIVth Army in Burma

A gripping chronicle of the monumental fight against the Japanese in Burma during World War Two

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Escape From Arnhem

Escape From Arnhem

The remarkable true story of a Canadian paratrooper’s escape from behind enemy lines following the Battle of Arnhem in September 1944.

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Bloody Aachen: The First German City Ever Besieged by the U.S. Army

Bloody Aachen: The First German City Ever Besieged by the U.S. Army

A fascinating account of the first German city ever besieged by the U.S. Army and the monumental battle that took place amongst its ruined walls.

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The Israeli Campaign of 1967

The Israeli Campaign of 1967

A powerful and comprehensive study of the Six-Day War for Palestine of 1967.

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Crime and the Police

Crime and the Police

A snapshot into the emergence of modern policing in the mid-twentieth century.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The War in the Shadows

The War in the Shadows

An enthralling exposé of the spies who moved in the darkened dangerous back alleys of World War Two.

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Low Attack: The Story of Two Mosquito Squadrons in World War Two

Low Attack: The Story of Two Mosquito Squadrons in World War Two

A vivid account of two Mosquito squadrons which revolutionised aerial warfare.

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48 Hours to Hammelburg

48 Hours to Hammelburg

The epic account of World War Two’s most disastrous rescue mission.

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Crisis: The Inside Story of the Suez Conspiracy

Crisis: The Inside Story of the Suez Conspiracy

An eye-opening account of the event that signified the end of Great Britain’s role as a global superpower.

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Storm From the Sea

Storm From the Sea

An unforgettable personal account of fighting with the Commandos in World War Two.

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How We Found the Mary Rose

How We Found the Mary Rose

The remarkable true story of the discovery and excavation of the Tudor warship Mary Rose.

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No Place To Lay My Head

No Place To Lay My Head

The eye-opening account of the forgotten and tumultuous Eastern Front in World War Two.

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The Long March on Rome

The Long March on Rome

A lively and highly readable study of the often-overlooked Italian Campaign, from the invasion of Sicily to the march on Rome.

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Night Intruder

Night Intruder

An engrossing memoir of one RAF fighter pilot’s battle against the Luftwaffe in the dead of night.

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The Ship With Two Captains

The Ship With Two Captains

The amazing true story of a submarine engaged in Secret Operations during World War Two.

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Marston Moor 1644

Marston Moor 1644

A comprehensive and insightful study of the biggest battle of the English Civil Wars: Marston Moor 1644.

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Déricourt: The Chequered Spy

Déricourt: The Chequered Spy

Was Henri Déricourt a loyal spy, a traitorous double agent or a heroic triple agent?

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Queen Katherine Parr

Queen Katherine Parr

QueenKatherine Parr presents a detailed and impressive portrait, not only of Katherine, but of the whole tortuous, dangerous, treacherous yet brilliant Tudor age in which she lived.

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Channel Dash

Channel Dash

The fantastic story of the German battle fleet’s escape through the English Channel in broad daylight at the height of World War Two.

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Naseby 1645

Naseby 1645

A detailed and atmospheric study of the decisive battle of the First English Civil War: Naseby 1645.

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Walker, R.N.: The Greatest U-Boat Hunter of the Battle of the Atlantic

Walker, R.N.: The Greatest U-Boat Hunter of the Battle of the Atlantic

The astounding biography of the most successful anti-submarine commander of the Second World War.

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Edgehill 1642

Edgehill 1642

‘Fascinating reading for lovers of English history in the seventeenth century’ – C. V. Wedgwood

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The German Penetration of SOE: France, 1941-44

The German Penetration of SOE: France, 1941-44

The disturbing story of how the Nazi’s infiltrated the heart of the Allied special forces operations during World War Two.

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Double Webs

Double Webs

The absorbing and frightening true story of espionage and double-agents in the French Resistance during World War Two.

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Bamboo Doctor: Saving Lives on the Railway of Death in World War Two

Bamboo Doctor: Saving Lives on the Railway of Death in World War Two

A harrowing account of one man's fight against death and disease in the Japanese hell-camps during the war in the Pacific.

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Massacre at Malmedy

Massacre at Malmedy

The story of the most infamous massacre of American soldiers in World War Two.

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Eyewitness to American History

Eyewitness to American History

History comes alive in these thirty-five vignettes from America’s past!

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The Starr Affair

The Starr Affair

A penetrating look at the murky world of World War Two espionage, sabotage and betrayal.

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The Battle of the Bulge: Britain’s Untold Story

The Battle of the Bulge: Britain’s Untold Story

An eye-opening account of the forgotten involvement of British soldiers in the Battle of the Bulge.

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The Crowded Hours: The Story of Sos Cohen

The Crowded Hours: The Story of Sos Cohen

The remarkable story of Wing-Commander Lionel Cohen who at the age of sixty-nine served as the oldest aircrew member of the RAF in World War Two.

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One Man and His Dog

One Man and His Dog

The amazing true story of a Czech airman and his Alsatian puppy who braved the dangers of World War Two together.

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Mountain Men of the American West
Captains and Kings

Captains and Kings

A highly readable history of the relationship between the Royal Family and the Royal Navy during the twentieth century.

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Wingless Victory: The Story of Sir Basil Embry’s Escape From Occupied France
A Bridge at Arnhem

A Bridge at Arnhem

A blow-by-blow account of the epic Battle of Arnhem, the commanders who planned it and the units who paid for their mistakes.

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For Those in Peril: Fifty Years of Royal Navy Search and Rescue

For Those in Peril: Fifty Years of Royal Navy Search and Rescue

A fascinating collection of the most astounding search and rescue missions ever attempted.

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The Submariners: Life in British Submarines, 1901-1999

The Submariners: Life in British Submarines, 1901-1999

‘The entire span of British submarine history has been carefully recorded here: the tragedies in both peace and war … the successes too.’ — Geoffrey Moorhouse, Daily Telegraph

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Jet: The Story of a Pioneer

Jet: The Story of a Pioneer

The remarkable story of the early days of jet development as told by the ‘father of the jet engine’, Frank Whittle.

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American Eagles: The 101st Airborne’s Assault on Fortress Europe 1944/45

American Eagles: The 101st Airborne’s Assault on Fortress Europe 1944/45

The thrilling true story of the U.S. 101st Airborne Division’s major operations during the European campaign of 1944/45.

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George Washington: First in War, First in Peace

George Washington: First in War, First in Peace

A revealing biography of how a minor land owner and surveyor rose to become the first national hero of the United States.

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Convoy: The Defence of Sea Trade 1890-1990

Convoy: The Defence of Sea Trade 1890-1990

An authoritative examination of the role of convoy between 1890 and 1990.

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Death on a Distant Frontier: A Lost Victory, 1944

Death on a Distant Frontier: A Lost Victory, 1944

“a provocative and stimulating addition to the study of World War II.” HistoryNet

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The Way West: True Stories Of The American Frontier

The Way West: True Stories Of The American Frontier

The Texas Rangers, Forty-Niners, the Alamo and clashes with Native Americans — the American West has a diverse and remarkable history.

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Across the Piave, 1917-1919

Across the Piave, 1917-1919

An eyewitness account of the forgotten Italian front in World War One.

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Hurrah for the Life of a Sailor!

Hurrah for the Life of a Sailor!

An engrossing history of life in the Royal Navy at the height of its power.

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Bradley

Bradley

An enthralling biography of the tireless WWII infantry leader who became popularly known as ‘the G.I.’s General.’

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America’s Forgotten Army: The True Story of the U.S. Seventh Army in WWII

America’s Forgotten Army: The True Story of the U.S. Seventh Army in WWII

An enthralling account of the World War Two exploits of the U.S. Seventh Army, from Sicily to France to the final assault on Hitler’s mountain retreat, the Eagle’s Nest.

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The Idea of England

The Idea of England

A fascinating literary study into what, exactly, we mean by ‘England’?

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Sir Walter Ralegh

Sir Walter Ralegh

A magnificent account of the legendary Elizabethan figure who founded the Roanoke Colony, helped defend England against the Spanish Armada and searched endlessly for El Dorado.

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Preserving the Past

Preserving the Past

A wide-ranging and readable book that explores how our attitudes to physical remnants of the past have changed through time.

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Dickens’s England

Dickens’s England

A topographical biography of Charles Dickens’s England.

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The Somme, 1916

The Somme, 1916

The personal account of a soldier’s experiences during one of the deadliest battles in human history.

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Ypres, 1917

Ypres, 1917

An enthralling eyewitness account of the bloody battle of Passchendaele.

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Cesare Borgia

Cesare Borgia

Son of a Pope, inspiration to Machiavelli, patron of Da Vinci, and fearsome soldier; Cesare Borgia is one of the most infamous figures of Italian history.

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American Hero: The Life and Death of Audie Murphy

American Hero: The Life and Death of Audie Murphy

A captivating biography of America’s greatest soldier.

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Below the Belt: Novelty, Subterfuge and Surprise in Naval Warfare K

Below the Belt: Novelty, Subterfuge and Surprise in Naval Warfare K

A remarkable history of unorthodox naval weapons and strategies from the days of the Ancient Greeks to the end of World War Two.

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The World’s Greatest Air Mysteries

The World’s Greatest Air Mysteries

A thrilling collection of aviation mysteries from around the world!

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Smithy: The Life of Sir Charles Kingsford Smith

Smithy: The Life of Sir Charles Kingsford Smith

The epic account of one of the heroes of the pioneer age of aviation.

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Jellicoe

Jellicoe

An engrossing reassessment of the Commander-in-Chief of British naval forces during World War One.

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Florence in the Time of the Medici

Florence in the Time of the Medici

A brilliant history of one of the most beautiful cities in the world during the height of the Italian Renaissance.

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Rescue Below Zero

Rescue Below Zero

The gripping true account of eighteen heroic men trapped in the heart of the freezing Arctic.

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Into the Silk: The Dramatic True Stories of Airmen Who Baled Out — And Lived

Into the Silk: The Dramatic True Stories of Airmen Who Baled Out — And Lived

From World War Two to the Jet Age, Ian Mackersey charts the thrilling and personal accounts of airmen who have jumped from their planes and survived.

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Air Power at Sea, 1945-1989

Air Power at Sea, 1945-1989

An engrossing account of naval air power from the end of the Second World War through to the end of the Cold War.

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Antichrist and the Millennium

Antichrist and the Millennium

An engrossing account of how ideas surrounding the rise of the Antichrist and the end of the world have dominated human thoughts for thousands of years.

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The Awakening Giant: Britain in the Industrial Revolution

The Awakening Giant: Britain in the Industrial Revolution

An insightful account of how the Industrial Revolution transformed Britain from a largely agricultural society to the workshop of the world.

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The World’s Greatest Sea Mysteries

The World’s Greatest Sea Mysteries

A thrilling collection of sea mysteries from around the world!

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Princess Alexandra

Princess Alexandra

An enchanting biography of Princess Alexandra’s early life.

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Ultra at Sea: How Breaking the Nazi Code Affected Allied Naval Strategy During World War I

Ultra at Sea: How Breaking the Nazi Code Affected Allied Naval Strategy During World War I

An enthralling examination on the impact that military intelligence had on the Second World War at sea.

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Life in Wartime Britain

Life in Wartime Britain

An enlightening social history of World War Two on the Home Front.

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Emma, Lady Hamilton

Emma, Lady Hamilton

An engrossing biography of Emma, Lady Hamilton, and her great love affair with Lord Nelson.

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Queen & Country: Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Collection

Queen & Country: Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Collection

Released to coincide with Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, Queen and Country is a sparkling celebration of the early years of Her Majesty’s life and reign: from a young girl who did not expect to be Queen, to an iconic and influential national figurehead.

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The Wright Brothers

The Wright Brothers

The definitive book on the Wright Brothers and the birth of powered flight.

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Men of 18 in 1918

Men of 18 in 1918

An astounding account of one young infantryman’s personal experience of the Western Front in the last year of World War One.

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Find, Fix and Strike!

Find, Fix and Strike!

A full examination of the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm from the beginning of World War Two until final operations off Japan in August, 1945.

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Marguerite of Valois: Queen of Navarre and France, 1553-1615

Marguerite of Valois: Queen of Navarre and France, 1553-1615

An enthralling biography of the remarkable queen, Marguerite of Valois, and the tumultuous decades of the French Wars of Religion.

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Western Political Thought

Western Political Thought

‘historical and panoramic approach to the field of political theory. It is written in that clear, fluent, and often truly beautiful style.’ The Journal of Politics

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England: A Portrait

England: A Portrait

Why has England, a nation on a small island off the coast of the European mainland, had such a monumental impact on world history?

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Everyday Life in Renaissance Times

Everyday Life in Renaissance Times

A lively and penetrating social history of the Renaissance.

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Man Through the Ages

Man Through the Ages

A panoramic history of humanity, exploring the debt that the modern societies owe to their forebears.

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The Forgotten Fleet
Life in Medieval France

Life in Medieval France

An enthralling social history of France during the Middle Ages.

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The Queen and the Arts

The Queen and the Arts

A superb narrative history of Her Majesty The Queen’s lifelong appreciation of the arts.

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Lord Snowdon

Lord Snowdon

Anengrossing biography of Antony Armstrong-Jones, Lord Snowdon.

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The Queen and the Turf

The Queen and the Turf

Celebrating a royal passion for horses and racing.

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Ultra in the Pacific

Ultra in the Pacific

An astounding assessment of the invaluable role of U.S. and Allied codebreakers in the sprawling naval war against Japan.

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A History of Europe: A Cultural and Political Survey

A History of Europe: A Cultural and Political Survey

A breath-taking appraisal of the full expanse of European civilization; from the earliest prehistoric hunter-gatherers to the brilliant minds of the Ancient Greeks to the turmoil of the twentieth century.

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War in the Pacific: Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay

War in the Pacific: Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay

Pearl Harbor, Coral Sea, Midway, Guadalcanal, Leyte Gulf, Iwo Jima; the War in the Pacific was one of the most brutal aspects of the Second World War.

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The Sack of Rome

The Sack of Rome

An epic account of the moment when Renaissance Rome was torn apart and mercilessly destroyed by mutinous Christian soldiers.

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Carrier Glorious

Carrier Glorious

The engrossing but tragic history of the Royal Navy’s worst loss of World War Two.

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Royal Lodge, Windsor

Royal Lodge, Windsor

A fascinating biography of Royal Lodge, Windsor. Ideal for readers of John Martin Robinson, Simon Thurley and Lucy Worsley.

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The Vidocq Dossier

The Vidocq Dossier

From ex-convict to the head of the first known private detective agency, François Eugène Vidocq was the father of modern criminology.

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John Evelyn and His World

John Evelyn and His World

An impressive biography of the celebrated Restoration diarist John Evelyn. Perfect for readers of Claire Tomalin, Margaret Willes and Peter Ackroyd.

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The Paladins: A Social History of the R.A.F. up to World War II

The Paladins: A Social History of the R.A.F. up to World War II

In the summer of 1940 Britain faced one of its sternest tests; the Battle of Britain pitted the might of the German Luftwaffe against the determination of the British Royal Air Force.

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The Fall of the House of Borgia

The Fall of the House of Borgia

An enthralling history of the most notorious family of Renaissance Italy.

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Death of the Scharnhorst

Death of the Scharnhorst

An epic account of how the Royal Navy tracked down, cornered, and sank one of the most fearsome German warships of the Second World War.

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Sink the Haguro!

Sink the Haguro!

An engrossing history of the last major naval battle in World War Two’s Pacific War.

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Cunningham: The Greatest Admiral Since Nelson

Cunningham: The Greatest Admiral Since Nelson

An engrossing biography of one of the most important naval leaders of the Second World War.

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Former Naval Person: Winston Churchill and the Royal Navy

Former Naval Person: Winston Churchill and the Royal Navy

How did Winston Churchill’s role as First Lord of the Admiralty help him lead Britain to victory in the Second Word War?

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Convoy Escort Commander

Convoy Escort Commander

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

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Charles I

Charles I

There has never been a more turbulent reign in British history than that of Charles I.

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Napoleon

Napoleon

An engrossing biography of the man who rose to become the world’s most powerful man during the eponymous Napoleonic Wars.

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Sandringham: The Story of a Royal Home

Sandringham: The Story of a Royal Home

A fascinating biography of Sandringham, royal residence and stately home.

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Trelawny’s World: A Biography of Edward John Trelawny

Trelawny’s World: A Biography of Edward John Trelawny

An enthralling biography of an archetypal nineteenth century Romantic.

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The Spanish Pimpernel

The Spanish Pimpernel

The amazing story of the British man who saved hundreds of lives during the carnage of the Spanish Civil War.

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The Fighting Tenth

The Fighting Tenth

An epic account of ‘the most concentrated submarine battle in history’.

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Henry VIII

Henry VIII

‘A steady, unblinking portrait of this able, ferocious and dreadful man.’ C. V. Wedgewood

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Statue in Search of a Pedestal

Statue in Search of a Pedestal

An impressive biography of the Marquis de Lafayette – rebel, reformist, revolutionary.

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The Magnificent Adventures of Alexander Mackenzie

The Magnificent Adventures of Alexander Mackenzie

The incredible story of the discovery of the long-sought Northwest Passage to the Pacific Ocean across North America.

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Escape of the Amethyst

Escape of the Amethyst

The astounding true story of the ordeal and escape of the British frigate Amethyst from Chinese Communist batteries in the Yangtze River in April 1949.

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The Princess Royal: From Princess Mary to Princess Anne

The Princess Royal: From Princess Mary to Princess Anne

An engrossing account of the life of Princess Anne and how her role was shaped by the six women who served as Princess Royal before her.

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Balfour: Intellectual Statesman
Crisis Convoy

Crisis Convoy

An engrossing account by the Royal Navy commander who led the escort of convoy HX231 during the Battle of the Atlantic.

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The Queen Herself

The Queen Herself

An enthralling biography of Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II.

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Princess Margaret

Princess Margaret

A compelling biography of Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon.

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Charles Before Diana: A King in the Making

Charles Before Diana: A King in the Making

A revealing biography of Charles, the Prince of Wales’ younger years.

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Victoria Cross Battles of the Second World War

Victoria Cross Battles of the Second World War

An extraordinary history of the most heroic actions of World War Two. Perfect for readers of Ant Middleton, Damien Lewis and Ben MacIntyre.

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Cheriton 1644: The Campaign and the Battle

Cheriton 1644: The Campaign and the Battle

The Battle of Cheriton was one of the major turning points of the English Civil War, yet few people have heard of it.

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Fisher of Kilverstone

Fisher of Kilverstone

A comprehensive biography of one of the key architects of the modern British Royal Navy.

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Springboard to Victory: The Burma Campaign and the Battle for Kohima

Springboard to Victory: The Burma Campaign and the Battle for Kohima

A clear and compelling account of the brutal battle of Kohima that swung the balance of the Burma Campaign in World War Two.

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Sad Swashbuckler: The Life of William Walker

Sad Swashbuckler: The Life of William Walker

An engrossing biography of William Walker – the American adventurer, filibuster and revolutionary leader who succeeded in making himself President of Nicaragua.

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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

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

Conflict between King and Parliament during the Civil War er

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The Queen and Prince Philip:

The Queen and Prince Philip:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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 & Biography

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

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

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)

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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Famous Assassinations

Famous Assassinations

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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More Cats in the Belfry (Feline Frolics

More Cats in the Belfry (Feline Frolics

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Series: Feline Frolics, Book 9
Genre: History & Biography

The final chapter in Doreen’s animal memoirs! For cat lovers old and new – particularly those whose lives are ruled by feline fancy!

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A Comfort of Cats (Feline Frolics #8)

A Comfort of Cats (Feline Frolics #8)

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Series: Feline Frolics, Book 8
Genre: History & Biography
Tag: biography

The next adventure for Doreen’s animal family! For cat lovers old and new – particularly those whose lives are ruled by feline fancy!

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The Coming of Saska (Feline Frolics #7)

The Coming of Saska (Feline Frolics #7)

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Series: Feline Frolics, Book 7
Genre: History & Biography
Tag: biography

A must read for animal enthusiasts! For cat lovers old and new – particularly those whose lives are ruled by feline fancy!

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Double Trouble (Feline Frolics #6)

Double Trouble (Feline Frolics #6)

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Series: Feline Frolics, Book 6
Genre: History & Biography
Tag: biography

The cats are back – and more mischievous than ever! For cat lovers old and new – particularly those whose lives are ruled by feline fancy!

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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

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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Raining Cats and Donkeys (Feline Frolics #4)

Raining Cats and Donkeys (Feline Frolics #4)

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Series: Feline Frolics, Book 4
Genre: History & Biography

More hilarious antics for Doreen’s animal family! For cat lovers old and new – particularly those whose lives are ruled by feline fancy!

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Donkey Work (Feline Frolics #3)

Donkey Work (Feline Frolics #3)

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Series: Feline Frolics, Book 3
Genre: History & Biography

After cats there comes donkey… For cat lovers old and new – particularly those whose lives are ruled by feline fancy!

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Cats in May (Feline Frolics #2)

Cats in May (Feline Frolics #2)

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Series: Feline Frolics, Book 2
Genre: History & Biography
Tag: non-fiction

One couple's love affair with their mischievous pets! For cat lovers old and new – particularly those whose lives are ruled by feline fancy!

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The Parting Years: 1963-74 (Cecil Beaton’s Diaries #6)

The Parting Years: 1963-74 (Cecil Beaton’s Diaries #6)

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Series: Cecil Beaton, Book 6
Genre: History & Biography
Tag: biogrphy

Beaton’s sixth and final volume covers 1963-74. It follows Beaton's encounters with the youth of the swinging sixties but also the parting of many of his lifelong friends.

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Cats in the Belfry (Feline Frolics #1)

Cats in the Belfry (Feline Frolics #1)

You won’t find another book about cats as funny as this one! For cat lovers old and new – particularly those whose lives are ruled by their feline friends!

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The Restless Years: 1955-63 (Cecil Beaton’s Diaries #5)

The Restless Years: 1955-63 (Cecil Beaton’s Diaries #5)

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Series: Cecil Beaton, Book 5
Genre: History & Biography
Tag: biography

Beaton’s fifth volume covers 1955-63. He travels the world, visiting exotic locales and also Paris, New York, and Los Angeles. Friends like Diana Vreeland, Truman Cooper, and Greta Garbo make repeat appearances. He also recounts a grand ball given by Barbara Hutton in Tangier and an argument with Alfred Hitchcock at a movie screening hosted by Edie Goetz.

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The Strenuous Years: 1948-55 (Cecil Beaton’s Diaries #4)

The Strenuous Years: 1948-55 (Cecil Beaton’s Diaries #4)

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Series: Cecil Beaton, Book 4
Genre: History & Biography
Tags: biography, non-fiction

Beaton’s fourth volume covers 1948-55. The carefree days are over and as Beaton moves into middle age with doubts and anxiety his first venture into playwriting brings unexpected difficulty.

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The Happy Years: 1944-48 (Cecil Beaton’s Diaries #3)

The Happy Years: 1944-48 (Cecil Beaton’s Diaries #3)

Beaton’s third volume covers 1944-48. In 1944 Beaton, as official photographer for the Ministry of Information, was sent to Paris to arrange an exhibition of war photographs. While there he renewed his acquaintance with Picasso and encountered many other famous faces, including Gide, Cocteau and Gertrude Stein.

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The Years Between: 1939-44 (Cecil Beaton’s Diaries #2)

The Years Between: 1939-44 (Cecil Beaton’s Diaries #2)

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Series: Cecil Beaton, Book 2
Genre: History & Biography
Tags: biogrphy, non-fiction

Sir Cecil Beaton (1904 –1980) was an English fashion, portrait and war photographer, painter, diarist and Academy Award–winning stage and costume designer.

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The Wandering Years: 1922-39 (Cecil Beaton’s Diaries #1)

The Wandering Years: 1922-39 (Cecil Beaton’s Diaries #1)

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Series: Cecil Beaton, Book 1
Genre: History & Biography
Tags: biogrphy, non-fiction

A classic memoir of the twentieth century, spanning through the Second World War, the Golden Age of Hollywood and the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.

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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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