side pic 1

Paperback 656 pages.

The "Sunday Times" account of Napoleon's invasion of Russia and eventual retreat from Moscow; events that had a profound effect on the subsequent course of Russian and European history.

Zamoyski Adam

8pp b/w illustrations 400

The Battle of Dybbol, 1864. Prussian troops lay siege to an outpost in the far south of Denmark. The conflict is over control of the Duchy of Schleswig, recently annexed by Denmark to the alarm of its largely German-spe

Buk-Swienty, Tom, Buk-Swienty, Annette

Abducting a General

One of the greatest feats in Patrick Leigh Fermor's remarkable life was the kidnapping of General Kreipe, the German commander in Crete, on 26 April 1944. He and Captain Billy Moss hatched a daring plan to abduct the general, while ensuring

Fermor, Patrick Leigh

After We Kill You, We Will Welcome You Back as Honored Guests
47 photographs/46 full-colour comic pages 272

Ted Rall traveled deep into Afghanistan - without embedding himself with U.S. soldiers, without insulating himself with flak jackets and armored SUVs - where no one else would go (except, of course,

Rall, Ted

All Hell Let Loose : The World at War 1939-1945
234(Ht mm) 153(Wdt mm) 848

A magisterial history of the greatest and most terrible event in history, from one of the finest historians of the Second World War. A book which shows the impact of war upon hundreds of millions of people around the w

Hastings, Sir Max

America's War Machine
illustrations 336

When President Dwight D. Eisenhower prepared to leave the White House in 1961, he did so with an ominous message for the American people about the "disastrous rise" of the military-industrial complex. Fifty years later, the com

McCartney, James, McCartney, Molly Sinclair

American War of Independence

Two hundred and forty years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the United States, the story of how America overthrew the British is as meaningful today as it was when the ink was still wet on the document.

Dorling Kindersley

American Warfare State
4 halftones, 19 line drawings, 6 tables 248

How is it that the United States-a country founded on a distrust of standing armies and strong centralized power-came to have the most powerful military in history? Long after World War II and the end

Thorpe, Rebecca U.

Among the Dead Cities
234 x 156mm. 384

Grayling, A C

Atlas of Military History

Ralby, Aaron

Battle for Spain
51, 12 maps 624

The bestselling author of STALINGRAD and BERLIN: THE DOWNFALL on the Spanish Civil War, drawing on masses of newly discovered material from the Spanish, Russian and German archives. The civil war that tore Spain apart between 193

Beevor, Antony

Battle of Agincourt
120 color + 80 b/w illus. 344

Published in partnership with the Royal Armouries, this comprehensive, sumptuously illustrated volume provides a defining reassessment of England's legendary victory on the fields of Agincourt on October 25, 1415. D

Curry, Prof. Anne, Mercer, Malcolm

Battle of the Atlantic: How the Allies Won the War

"Majestic. Truly gripping". (Andrew Roberts). The Battle of the Atlantic was the single most important - and longest - campaign of the Second World War. If Britain lost this vital supply route it lost the war. In Jonathan Dimbleby's brillian

Dimbleby, Jonathan

Battlefields of the First World War
500 Photos, including 6 gatefolds 392

Here are the great battlefields of the First World War as you have never seen them before, from the first cavalry skirmishes, through the horrors of the Somme and Passchendaele, to the final weeks of conflic

Barton, Peter

Bletchley Park
241(Ht mm) 216(Wdt mm) 176

This is beautifully presented collector's edition of the best selling title, The Lost World of Bletchley Park is a comprehensive illustrated history of this remarkable place, from its prewar heyday as a country estate,

McKay, Sinclair, Bletchley Park

Blood on Our Hands

The invasion and occupation of Iraq wasn't just a tragic mistake. It was a crime.

From the planning of aggression in 2002 through years of hostile military occupation, the United States systematically violated the United Nations Charter,

Davies, Nicolas J S, Ferencz, Ben

Blood Rites
216(Ht mm) 135(Wdt mm) 256

What lies behind the human attraction to violence? Why do we glorify war, seeing it as an almost sacred undertaking? Barbara Ehrenreich is known for the originality and clarity of her thinking, and in Blood Rites she p

Ehrenreich, Barbara

Boer War 1899-1902
Illustrated 256

Fought between the British Empire and the two independent Boer republics, the Orange Free State and the Transvaal Republic, the First Boer War (1880-1881) was a rebellion by the Boers (farmers) against British rule in the Transva

Grehan, John, Mace, Martin

Bomber Aircrew Experience
267(Ht mm) 216(Wdt mm) 240

Discover the wartime experiences of the bomber boys in World War II. Flying bombers during World War II was a harrowing ordeal. Unlike the fighter jocks, who pit their skill and wits against each other in agile aerial

Kaplan, Philip

Bombers 1914-1919
Colour Illustrations 188

World War One was the true beginning of combat aircraft, with both the planes and the pilots of that time holding a glamorised place in history. However, this book does not only describe the outstanding aeroplanes and ai

Munson, Kenneth

Bombing War: Europe, 1939-1945

From Stalingrad to the ports of the French west coast, from Clydeside to Malta, bombing was experienced by millions of ordinary Europeans in the Second World War. Why was bombing undertaken? How did bombed societies survive? Did it actual

Overy Richard

Bravo Two Zero
Paperback 416

In January 1991, eight members of the SAS regiment embarked upon a top secret mission that was to infiltrate them behind enemy lines. They were to sever the underground communication link between Baghdad and north-west Iraq, and to

McNab Andy

section 8 b/w photos 416

Paralysis. Stuttering. The 'shakes'. Inability to stand or walk. Temporary blindness or deafness. When strange symptoms like these began appearing in men at Casualty Clearing Stations in 1915, a debate began in army and

Downing, Taylor

Brief History of the British Army

The story of the British Army has many sides to it, being a tale of heroic successes and tragic failures, of dogged determination and drunken disorder. It involves many of the most vital preoccupations in the history of the island - the stru

Lewis-Stempel, John, Haswell, Jock

Britain's War Machine : Weapons, Resources and Experts in the Second World War
8pp colour, 16pp b&w 464

This title was selected for "Guardian" books of the year. The familiar image of the British in the Second World War is that of the plucky underdog taking on German might. David Edgerton's bold, compelling new history sho

Edgerton, David

British Spy Manual
full colour throughout 272

Imagine sitting behind a desk, in a classroom, miles from anywhere in the English countryside, alongside dozens of fellow students, dreaming of being parachuted into Occupied France to undertake daring missions against

Imperial War Museum (Great Britain), McKay, Sinclair

Burma '44: The Battle That Turned Britain's War In The East

In February 1944, a rag-tag collection of clerks, drivers, doctors, muleteers, and other base troops, stiffened by a few dogged Yorkshiremen and a handful of tank crews managed to hold out against some of the finest infantry in the Japanese

Holland, James

Catastrophe: Europe Goes to War 1914
197(Ht mm) 130(Wdt mm) 672

1914 was a year of colour, romance, movement and variety. It was the year that Europe, already in rapid transition, violently shifted from the glories and glamour of the Edwardian era to the tragedy of war. From the ba

Hastings, Max

Churchill's Bunker
Illustrations 224

For the first time, the history of the bunker - and daily life inside it - is revealed, by bestselling historian Richard Holmes. 'This is the room from which I will direct the war', Churchill declared, shortly after becoming Pr

Holmes, Richard

Churchill's Navy
Black and white and colour photographs and illustrations throughout 288

In this remarkable book, now reissued in paperback, Brian Lavery examines every aspect of the Royal Navy, both ashore and at sea, during the Second World War, and casts a lu

Lavery, Brian

CIA's Secret War in Tibet
black & white halftones, figures 302

Defiance against Chinese oppression has been a defining characteristic of Tibetan life for more than four decades, symbolized most visibly by the much revered Dalai Lama. But the story of Tibetan resistance w

Conboy, Kenneth, Morrison, James

Civil War in the United States
The American Civil War so profoundly shaped Marx and Engels's understanding of social revolution and international politics that it marks a watershed in the history of communism as much as it does in the history of the United States. A complete revis
Marx, Karl/ Engels, Friedrich/ Zimmerman, Andrew

Code Black

Mark Evans tells the incredible story of the Battle of Nad Ali, drawing on parallels with the famous battle of Rorke's Drift, that inspired the film Zulu. On a patrol, Mark and his men are pinned down in a fire fight. Mark calls in air suppo

Evans, Mark and Sharples, Andrew

Commando Pocket Manual 1940-1945


Complete Guide to Fighters and Bombers of the World

Crosby, Francis

16 b/w illus. 7 maps 445

Counterinsurgency has staked its claim in the new century as the new American way of war. Yet, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have revived a historical debate about the costs - monetary, political and moral - of opera

Porch, Douglas

Dam Busters Manual
A Guide to the Weapons Technology Used Against the Dams and Special Targets of Nazi-occupied Europe 160

The famous dams raid in May 1943 was made possible only by the fusion of cutting-edge technology with the raw courage of a hand-picked squadr

Murray, Iain

Deaths of Others
black & white illustrations 416

Americans are greatly concerned about the number of our troops killed in battle-100,000 dead in World War I; 300,000 in World War II; 33,000 in the Korean War; 58,000 in Vietnam; 4,500 in Iraq; over 1,000 in Afgha

Tirman, John

Defending the Motherland

Plucked from every background, and led by an N.K.V.D. Major, the new recruits who boarded a train in Moscow on 16th October 1941 to go to war had much in common with millions of others across the world. What made the 586th Fighter Regiment,

Vinogradova, Lyuba, Tait, Arch, Beevor, Antony

Defending the Motherland

Plucked from every background, and led by an N.K.V.D. Major, the new recruits who boarded a train in Moscow on 16th October 1941 to go to war had much in common with millions of others across the world. What made the 586th Fighter Regiment,

Vinogradova, Lyuba, Beevor, Antony, Tait, Arch

Deutschland über Allah! Germany, Gallipoli and The Great War

When in August 1915 Grand Admiral Tirpitz warned that if the Dardanelles fell Germany would lose the war he was expressing the view, not only of other German military strategists, but also that of Winston Churchill. Churchill, of course, has be

Williams, John

Elegy: The First Day on the Somme
60 b&w illus 304

On 1 July 1916, after a five-day bombardment, 11 British and 5 French divisions launched their long-awaited 'Big Push' on German positions on high ground above the Rivers Ancre and Somme on the Western Front. Some ground was gai

Roberts, Andrew

Empires of the Dead
Illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white) 304

Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson prize for non-fiction; the extraordinary and forgotten story behind the building of the First World War cemeteries. In the wake of the Fir

Crane, David

End : Hitler's Germany, 1944-45
Illustrations (some col.) 592

This title has been nominated for "Sunday Times", "TLS", "Spectator", "Sunday Telegraph", "Daily Mail" and "Scotland On Sunday" Books of The Year. In almost every major war there comes a point where defeat looms for

Kershaw, Ian

Engineers of Victory
16 pp b/w inset 464

From Paul Kennedy, author of The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, one of the most acclaimed history books of recent decades, Engineers of Victory is a new account of how the tide was turned against the Nazis by the Allies i

Kennedy, Paul

Europe at War
546 pages.

The conventional narrative of the Second World War is well known. Bringing a fresh eye to bear on a story we think we know, this title reminds us that the war in Europe was dominated by two evil monsters - Hitler and Stalin - whose fi

Davies, Norman

80 color & 80 b-w photos 192

Plunge into the action, and marvel at ten of the best and best-known World War II fighter aircraft! There's no shortage of fantastic archival aviation photography from World War II. But photos from the period fall s

Laurier, Jim

Fighters in the Shadows
198(Ht mm) 129(Wdt mm) 608

The story of the French Resistance is central to French identity, but it is a story built on myths. 'La Resistance francaise' was not simply a national effort to free the country from German occupation, but a wider str

Gildea, Robert

First World War

A brilliant and penetrating new history of the First World War by one of the world's foremost experts on the conflict. Reissued with a new introduction from the author. Hew Strachan is one of the world's foremost experts on the Great War of

Strachan, Hew

First World War in Colour
illustrations (colour) 384

The colours of catastrophe. Rediscovered autochrome photography of the First World War. The devastating events of World War I were captured in myriad photographs on all sides of the front. Since then, thousands of book

Walther, Peter

Free Fall : A Sniper's Story
232(Ht mm) 135(Wdt mm) 336

A unique and remarkable war memoir by an internationally acclaimed author. Free Fall is a devastating account of the Second Chechen War, told through the eyes of a young Russian soldier. Nicolai Lilin was conscripted a

Lilin, Nicolai

Gallipoli : The Ottoman Campaign
Hardback , 234 x 156mm. 256

The Ottoman Army won a historic victory over the Allied forces at Gallipoli in 1915. This was one of the most decisive and clear-cut campaigns of the Great War. Yet the performance of the Ottomans, the victors, has of

Erickson, Edward J.

Germany's Secret Weapons of WWII
160 photographs and artworks 224

Broken down by weapon types, the book includes reference tables, diagrams, colourful maps and charts and photographs, presenting all the core data in easy-to-follow formats. The German Third Reich had the most te

Ford, Roger

Gettysburg Companion
full colour illustrations throughout 544

Gettysburg, fought over three days at the beginning of July 1863, is the subject of the third of Mark Adkin's magisterial 'Battle Companions' which have been universally acclaimed as definitive works, dis

Adkin, Mark

Great and Glorious Adventure
234(Ht mm) 153(Wdt mm) 320

In this succinct history of a conflict that raged for over a century, Gordon Corrigan reveals the horrors of battle and the machinations of power that have shaped a millennium of Anglo-French relationships. The Hundred

Corrigan, Gordon

Great Escaper: The Life and Death of Roger Bushell - Love, Betrayal, Big x and the Great Escape
2 x 8pp b&w 448

Roger Bushell was 'Big X', mastermind of the mass breakout from Stalag Luft III in March 1944, immortalised in the Hollywood film The Great Escape. Very little was known about Bushell until 2011, when his family donated his priva

Pearson, Simon

Great Military Disasters
8pp b&w plate section 304

Great Military Disasters tells the dramatic stories behind the world's most calamitous conflicts. From the French army's failure to understand the impact of new technology at Crecy to Hitler's blatant overconfidence at

Spilsbury, Julian

Ground Truth
197(Ht mm) 130(Wdt mm) 352

Afghanistan, 2008. After their eighteen-month epic tour of Helmand Province, the troops of 3 Para are back. This time, the weight of experience weighs heavily on their shoulders. In April 2006 the elite 3 Para Battle

Bishop, Patrick

15 black and white illustrations 288

grunt * n. informal a low-ranking soldier At a converted movie studio amputee actors prepare army medics for the shock and gore of combat wounds, while at a base in East Africa diarrhoea threatens national s

Roach, Mary

15 illustrations 288

Grunt tackles the science behind some of a soldier's most challenging adversaries-panic, exhaustion, heat, noise-and introduces us to the scientists who seek to conquer them. Mary Roach dodges hostile fire with the U.S. Mari

Roach, Mary

Heroes of World War I: Twelve Stories of Bravery
12 black & white illustrations 192

These are the stories of fourteen men whose lives were changed the day that telegram arrived. In 1914 they were accountants, shopkeepers and labourers. When they were called to arms they became soldiers, sailo

Addington, Scott

History of the First World War
198(Ht mm) 129(Wdt mm) 608

Liddell Hart's History of the First World War first appeared in 1930 and is widely regarded as one of the greatest, most cogent accounts of the conflict ever published. A leading military strategist and historian who f

Liddell Hart, Sir Basil Henry

History of the Second World War
198(Ht mm) 129(Wdt mm) 992

First published in 1970, the year after his death, Liddell Hart's History of the Second World War is a highly acclaimed account by one of the greatest military writers of the twentieth century. Providing searing insigh

Hart, B. H. Liddell

How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything

The first serious book to examine what happens when the ancient boundary between war and peace is erased. Once, war was a temporary state of affairs a violent but brief interlude between times of peace. Today, America s wars are everywhere a

Brooks, Rosa (University of Virginia)

How to Become a Spy
B&W photos 432

During World War II, training in the black arts of covert operation was vital preparation for the "ungentlemanly warfare" waged by the Special Operations Executive (SOE) against Hitler's Germany and Tojo's Japan. In the early year

British Special Operations Executive


Alistair Horne has been a close observer of war and history for more than fifty years. In this wise and masterly work, he revisits six battles that changed the course of the twentieth century and reveals the one trait that links them all: hu

Horne, Alistair

Hunter Killers: The Extraordinary Story of the First Wild Weasels,the Band of Maverick Aviators Who Flew the Most Dangerous Missions

A gripping chronicle of the band of maverick aviators who signed on for the suicidal, dangerous top-secret "Wild Weasel" missions during the Vietnam War - which used controversial and revolutionary tactics to combat Soviet missile technology -

Hampton, Dan

Hurricane Pocket Manual
30 line artworks and black and white photographs 144

The Hawker Hurricane was a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was designed and predominantly built by Hawker Aircraft Ltd for the RAF. Although overshadowed by the Spitfire, during the

Robson, Martin

Impossible Odds
illustrations 320

In 2006, twenty-seven-year-old Jessica Buchanan arrived in Nairobi, Kenya, with a teaching degree and long-held dreams of helping to educate African children. By 2009, she had met and married the man of her dreams, a native Swe

Landemalm, Erik, Buchanan, Jessica, Flacco, Anthony

Jail Busters
233(Ht mm) 154(Wdt mm) 352

In February 1944, the French Resistance in the Amiens area was in turmoil. Its strength had been decimated by German aggression and the work of a number of traitors in their midst, and hundreds of its members languishe

Lyman, Robert

Judy: A Dog in a Million
233(Ht mm) 154(Wdt mm) 384

Judy, a beautiful liver and white English pointer, and the only animal POW of WWII, truly was a dog in a million. Whether she was dragging men to safety from the wreckage of a torpedoed ship, scavenging food to help fe

Lewis, Damien

Junior Officers' Reading Club
Illustrations, maps 360

Patrick Hennessey is a graduate in his 20s. He reads Graham Greene, listens to early-90s house on his iPod and watches Vietnam movies. He has also, as an officer in the Grenadier Guards, fought in some of the most violent

Hennessey Patrick

Jutland 1916
234(Ht mm) 153(Wdt mm) 352

Using a narrative approach, Jutland 1916 - Twelve Hours that Decided the War tells the story of the Battle of Jutland, the greatest naval clash of the First World War. Drawing on a wealth of first-hand accounts, some o

Konstam, Angus

Kamikaze Hunters
35 456

The Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller. In May 1945, with victory in Europe established, the war was all but over. But on the other side of the world, the Allies were still engaged in a bitter struggle to control the Pacific. And it was the

Iredale, Will

Lancaster - The Second World War's Greatest Bomber

The Spitfire and the Lancaster were the two RAF weapons of victory in the Second World War, but the glamour of the fighter has tended to overshadow the performance of the heavy bomber. Yet without the Lancaster, Britain would never have been

McKinstry, Leo

Lancaster Bomber Pocket Manual


Legions of Rome
The Definitive History of Every Roman Legion 604

No book on Roman history has attempted to do what Stephen Dando-Collins does in Legions of Rome: to provide a complete history of every Imperial Roman legion and what it achieved as a fighting for

Dando-Collins, Stephen

Life and Times of the Atomic Bomb

Life and Times of the Atomic Bomb takes up the question of how the world found itself in the age of nuclear weapons - and how it has since tried to find a way out of it. Albert I. Berger charts the story of nuclear weapons from their origins

Berger, Albert I.

Longest Afternoon

The true story, told minute by minute, of the soldiers who defeated Napoleon - from Brendan Simms, acclaimed author of Europe: The Struggle for Supremacy Europe had been at war for over twenty years. After a short respite in exile, Napoleon

Simms, Brendan

Lost Tommies
297(Ht mm) 297(Wdt mm) 400

'Lost Tommies' brings together stunning never-before-seen images of Western Front tommies and their amazing stories in a beautiful collection that is part thriller, part family history and part national archive. For mu

Coulthart, Ross

Luger: The Story of World's Most Famous Handgun
60 black & white illustrations, 32 black & white plates 256

The elegant but menacing silhouette of the Luger is immediately recognisable. Nearly 2 million had been manufactured by the end of the First World War, and the gun remained in productio

Walter, John

Macarthur at War
1 16pp b/w insert, 17 maps 608

World War II changed the course of history. Douglas MacArthur changed the course of World War II. MACARTHUR AT WAR will go deeper into this transformative period of his life than previous biographies, drilling into

Borneman, Walter R.

Marked for Death
16p col illus 368

Little more than 10 years after the first powered flight, aircraft were pressed into service in World War I. Nearly forgotten in the war's massive overall death toll, some 50,000 aircrew would die in the combatant nations' fled

Hamilton-Paterson, James

Maverick Marine
1, black & white illustrations 320

" Smedley Butler's life and career epitomize the contradictory nature of American military policy through the first part of this century. Butler won renown as a Marine battlefield hero, campaigning in most of A

Schmidt, Hans

Meeting the Enemy

The first book to concentrate on what actually happened when enemies met face to face as human beings in the First World War, whether on the battlefield, as prisoners of war or as relatives of the fallen after the fighting was over When war

Emden, Richard van

Men Who Made the SAS
16pp B&Wpic section 288

Established in June 1940, the Long Range Desert Group was the inspiration of scientist and soldier Major Ralph Bagnold, a contemporary of T.E Lawrence who, in the inter-war years, explored the North African desert in a Mo

Mortimer, Gavin

Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare

Six gentlemen, one goal - the destruction of Hitler's war machine In the spring of 1939, a top secret organisation was founded in London: its purpose was to plot the destruction of Hitler's war machine through spectacular acts of sabotage.

Milton, Giles

Murder at Camp Delta

Murder at Camp Deltais a shocking inside look into government overreach, secrecy, and one man's search for the truth. Staff Sergeant Joe Hickman was a loyal member of the US armed forces. For 20 years, he worked as a prison guard and in the

Hickman, Joseph

Naples '44
black & white illustrations 192

As a young intelligence officer stationed in Naples following its liberation from Nazi forces, Norman Lewis recorded the lives of a proud and vibrant people forced to survive on prostitution, thievery, and a despe

Lewis, Norman

New York Times Complete World War 2
286(Ht mm) 216(Wdt mm) 624

The Times' complete coverage of World War II is now available in a paperback edition of this unique book. Hundreds of the most riveting articles from the archives of the Times including firsthand accounts of major even

Overy, Richard, The New York Times, Brokaw, Tom

No Empty Chairs
16 384

In the spring of 1917, when the world's first great air war was at its height, the British squadrons were losing 200 pilots a month, and British pilot life expectancy was eleven days. The aeroplanes the pilots flew were rudimentary open-c

Mackersey, Ian

No Good Men Among the Living
maps 320

In the popular imagination, Afghanistan is often regarded as the site of intractable conflict, the American war against the Taliban a perpetually hopeless quagmire. But as Anand Gopal demonstrates in this stunning chronicle, top Taliban

Gopal, Anand

No Picnic on Mount Kenya

Imprisoned in a British P.O.W. camp in East Africa in 1943, Felice Benuzzi and his Italian comrades looked out onto the beautiful Mount Kenya, a symbol of everything that was beyond the grasp of their daily drudgery. For Felice, though, this

Benuzzi, Felice, Ridgeway, Rick

Nothing Ever Dies
illustrations 310

All wars are fought twice, the first time on the battlefield, the second time in memory. From the author of the bestselling novel "The Sympathizer" comes a searching exploration of the conflict Americans call the Vietnam War an

Nguyen, Viet Thanh

Of Living Valour
2 x 8pp plate section 496

For the first time a modern British historian tells the story of the against-the-odds triumph through the accounts of the regimental officers and soldiers whose bravery and resolution achieved victory. The author has us

White-Spunner, Barney

On Killing
Paperback 416

The good news is that most soldiers are loath to kill. But armies have developed sophisticated ways of overcoming this instinctive aversion. And contemporary civilian society, particularly the media, replicates the army's condition

Grossman, Dave

On War
bibliography, index 464

Writing at the time of Napoleon's greatest campaigns, Prussian soldier and writer Carl von Clausewitz created this landmark treatise on the art of warfare, which presented war as part of a coherent system of political tho

Clausewitz, Carl von, Rapoport, Anatol, Graham, Colonel J.J.

Operation Mayhem

OPERATION MAYHEM is the first ever account of a truly epic elite forces mission: one of the most highly decorated in modern military history. Airlifted deep into the heart of the African jungle in the midst of a bloody civil war, twenty-six

MC and Heaney, Steve and Lewis, Damien

16 pp. b/w 280

No conflict of the Great War excites stronger emotions than the war in Flanders in the autumn of 1917, and no name better encapsulates the horror and apparent futility of the Western Front than Passchendaele. By its end there had

Prior, Robin, Wilson, Trevor

Pity of War
198 x 128mm.

More than any other event, the First World War made the twentieth century. In this boldly conceived book, aimed to appeal not only to students but also to the general reader, Niall Ferguson explodes many of the myths surrounding th

Ferguson, Niall

Pity of War
illustrations 608

In The Pity of War, Niall Ferguson makes a simple and provocative argument: that the human atrocity known as the Great War was entirely Englands fault. Britain, according to Ferguson, entered into war based on nave assumptions

Ferguson, Niall

Prophets of War
39 b/w photos 304

This is a hard-hitting expose of the world's largest, and most well-funded military contractor. William Hartung's enthralling expose examines the far ranging tentacles of America's largest, most well funded military contractor,

Hartung, William

Return of the Dambusters: What 617 Squadron Did Next
197(Ht mm) 130(Wdt mm) 384

(Previously published as 'After the Flood') Former RAF Tornado Navigator and Gulf War veteran John Nichol sets out on a personal journey to discover what happened to 617 Squadron after the flood. RAF 617 Squadron's des

Nichol, John

Rules of the Game: Jutland and British Naval Command

This book is the winner of the Longman's History Today Book of the Year Award and the inaugural Westminster Medal for Military Literature. More than a century had gone by since the Battle of Trafalgar. Generation after generation of British

Gordon, Andrew

Safe for Democracy

From its founding in the aftermath of World War II, the Central Intelligence Agency has been discovered in the midst of some of the most crucial-and most embarrassing--episodes in United States relations with the world. Richard Nixon's 1969

Prados, John

8pp b+w plate section 288

Ypres today is an international 'Town of Peace', but in 1914 the town, and the Salient, the 35-mile bulge in the Western Front, of which it is part, saw a 1500-day military campaign of mud and blood at the heart of the

Palmer, Alan

SAS: Rogue Heroes

The first ever authorised history of the SAS, commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Regiment In the summer of 1941, at the height of the war in the Western Desert, a bored and eccentric young officer, David Stirling, came up with a plan

Macintyre, Ben

Second World War

The Second World War began in August 1939 on the edge of Manchuria and ended there exactly six years later with the Soviet invasion of northern China. The war in Europe appeared completely divorced from the war in the Pacific and China, and

Beevor, Antony

Secret Agent's Pocket Manual
40 photos and diagrams 160

Most wars have had some element of espionage and subterfuge, but few have included as much as the Second World War, where the all-embracing nature of the conflict, new technology, and the battle of ideologies conspired

Bull, Stephen

Secret Heroes of World War II
222(Ht mm) 170(Wdt mm) 224

Many of the heroes of World War II are well-known, larger-than-life figures. This book is a tribute to the lesser-known but equally amazing individuals - some working secretly behind the scenes on the home front and ot

Chaline, Eric

Secrets in a Dead Fish
20 black & white illustrations 128

How did German intelligence agents in the First World War use dead fish to pass on vital information to their operatives? What did an advertisement for a dog in The Times have to do with the movement of British

King, Melanie

Secrets of Station X
Illustrations 256

When Captain Ridley's shooting partyA" arrived at Bletchley Park in 1939 no-one would have guessed that by 1945 the guests would number nearly 10,000 and that collectively they would have contributed decisively to the Allied w

Smith, Michael

Shadows of War
Illustrations 306

In this provocative and compelling examination of the deep politics of war, Carolyn Nordstrom takes us from the immediacy of war-zone survival, through the offices of power brokers, to vast extra-legal networks that fuel war an

Nordstrom, Carolyn

Shooting at the Moon Rpu When Sold
Ill. 436

In Shooting at the Moon, Roger Warner chronicles a covert operation that used Hmong villagers as guerrilla fighters against the North during the Vietnamese War. Thought to be an expendable resource by Central Intelligence Agency strateg

Warner, Roger

Short History of the First World War
198(Ht mm) 129(Wdt mm) 208

All you need to know about WW1 from one of the world's foremost experts.. The First World War was a watershed in world history. Tragic but far from futile, its origins, events and legacy have roused impassioned debate,

Sheffield, Gary

Smoky the War Dog

In March 1944, deep in the New Guinean jungle, a little Yorkshire Terrier was found hiding in a fox hole. Her presence there was a mystery but American soldier Bill Wynne took her on as her new owner. He named her Smoky, never dreaming tha

Allsopp, Nigel


[A] chilling cautionary tale of Orwellian repercussions. "Kirkus Reviews" Trapped in a forever war by 9/11, in "Spiral" Mark Danner describes a nation that has been altered in fundamental ways. President Bush declared a war of choice and wit

Danner, Mark

Spitfire in pictures


Spy Net
198(Ht mm) 128(Wdt mm) 320

Henry Landau was a young South African serving with the British Army when he was recruited into the British secret service, the organisation we now know as MI6, which needed a Dutch speaker to run its agent networks in

Landau, Henry

State of War

In his farewell speech, President Dwight Eisenhower famously warned us of the dangers of a military-industrial complex (MIC). In Paul Koistinen's sobering new book, that warning appears to have been both prophetic and largely ignored. As the

Koistinen, Paul A. C.

Storm of Steel: Penguin Pocket Classics

'Out of the hideously scarred soil of Flanders rose black, splintered trunks of trees' In one of the greatest war memoirs ever written, an ordinary German soldier recalls the horror and bloodlust of combat on the Western Front with brutal,

Junger, Ernst

Storm of War
Hardback , 234 x 153mm. 550

On 2 August 1944, in the wake of the complete destruction of the German Army Group Centre in Belorussia, Winston Churchill mocked Adolf Hitler in the House of Commons by the rank he had reached in the First World War.

Roberts Andrew

Target Tokyo
16 pages of illustrations 672

In December 1941, as American forces tallied the dead at Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt gathered with his senior military counselors to plan an ambitious counterstrike against the heart of the Japanese E

Scott, James M.

Their Trade is Treachery
198(Ht mm) 129(Wdt mm) 400

Harry Chapman Pincher is regarded as one of the finest investigative reporters of the twentieth century. Over the course of a glittering six-decade career, he became notorious as a relentless investigator of spies and

Chapman Pincher, Harry

216(Ht mm) 135(Wdt mm) 128

From the author of THE PERFECT STORM and WAR comes a book about why men miss war, why Londoners missed the Blitz, and what we can all learn from American Indian captives who refused to go home. Tribe is a look at post-

Junger, Sebastian

War Dog
Fully integrated b/w 288

In the winter of 1939 in the cold snow of no-man's-land, two loners met and began an extraordinary journey together, one that would bind them for the rest of their lives. One was an orphaned puppy, abandoned by his owner

Lewis, Damien

War Dog

After getting shot down in the skies over France during a daring mission over the trenches in the winter of 1939, airman Robert Bozdech stumbled across a tiny German Shepherd puppy while engaged in his own nail-biting escape from no-mans-lan

Lewis, Damien

War in the West - A New History: Volume 1: Germany Ascendant 1939-1941

Are you ready for the truth about World War Two? The Second World War is the most cataclysmic and violent sequence of events in recent times. But for the past seven decades, our understanding of it has relied upon conventional wisdom, propag

Holland, James

War: A History in 100 Battles
(16-page colour plate section) 384

The object of this book is to introduce readers to a whole range of military history which has all the drama, dangers, horrors and excitement that we associate with Stalingrad or the Somme. Battles are acute mo

Overy, Richard

235(Ht mm) 196(Wdt mm) 320

Warfare: A Visual History combines historical engravings and diagrams with an engaging modern text to create a visual study of humankind's extraordinary ingenuity in inventing new ways to wage war. A chronological and

Newark, Tim

Warsaw 1944: The Fateful Uprising
234(Ht mm) 153(Wdt mm) 400

In autumn 1944, German troops and police entered Warsaw to deport its inhabitants. Though the war was now all but lost, the demolition of Warsaw remained part of the Nazi racial plan of 'cleansing' central Europe for f

Richie, Alexandra

Illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) 368

"Fought on Sunday 18 June 1815 by some 220,000 men over rain-sodden ground in what is now Belgium, the Battle of Waterloo brought an end to twenty-three years of almost continual war be

Corrigan, Gordon

Section: 16, b/w photos 480

The bloodbath at Waterloo ended a war that had engulfed the world for over twenty years. It also finished the career of the charismatic Napoleon Bonaparte. It ensured the final liberation of Germany and the restorati

Clayton, Tim

Section: 16, b/w photos 704

The bloodbath at Waterloo ended a war that had engulfed the world for over twenty years. It also finished the career of the charismatic Napoleon Bonaparte. It ensured the final liberation of Germany and the restorati

Clayton, Tim

We Chose to Speak of War and Strife
2 x 8 page colour plate sections 384

In corners of the globe where fault-lines seethe into bloodshed and civil war, foreign correspondents have, for hundreds of years, been engaged in uncovering the latest news and - despite obstacles bureaucrat

Simpson, John

We Die Alone

In March 1943 a team of expatriate Norwegian commandos sailed from the Shetland Islands - the most northerly part of Britain - for Nazi-occupied Norway. Their mission was to organise and support the Norwegian resistance. They were

Howarth David

Wellingtons Guns
233(Ht mm) 152(Wdt mm) 408

Dismissive, conservative and aloof, Wellington treated his artillery with disdain during the Napoleonic Wars - despite their growing influence on the field of battle. Wellington's Guns exposes, for the very first time,

Lipscombe, Nick

When Britain Saved the West
28 b/w illus. 360

From the comfortable distance of seven decades, it is quite easy to view the victory of the Allies over Hitler's Germany as inevitable. But in 1940 Great Britain's defeat loomed perilously close, and no other nation stepped up

Prior, Robin

Where are Our Boys?
275(Ht mm) 220(Wdt mm) 252

In 1914, the newspaper map or newsmap began to supply readers with the geographical backdrop to the Great War, an important tool in explaining the progress of the war to the public at home. Day by day, for every campai

Woods, Martin

Where Poppies Blow

The natural history of the Western Front during the First World War by the author of MEADOWLAND, winner of the 2015 Wainwright Prize Where Poppies Blow is the unique story of the British soldiers of the Great War and their relationship with

Lewis-Stempel, John

Why the Allies Won
Paperback 512 pages.

Provides a re-interpretation of the war through an account of the decisive military campaigns that created the astonishing revival in Allied fortunes. The author also explores the deeper factors that determined success and f

Overy Richard

Winter Fortress: The Epic Mission to Sabotage Hitler's Atomic Bomb
16pp col illus 400

It's 1942 and the Nazis are racing to build an atomic bomb. They have the physicists, but they don't have enough 'heavy water' - essential for their nuclear designs. For two years, the Nazis have occupied Norway, and with it t

Bascomb, Neal

World War One: A Short History
Paperback 240

The First World War was the overwhelming disaster from which everything else in the twentieth century stemmed. Fourteen million combatants died, a further twenty million were wounded, four empires were destroyed and even the victor

Stone Norman

Yanomami Warfare
M. 464

Generations of college students know the Yanomami as the example of "natural" aggression in human society. These reputedly isolated people have been portrayed as fiercely engaging in constant warfare over women, status, and revenge. Fergu

Ferguson, R. Brian

Zero Hour
14 panorama fold-out colour photographs (165 x 952mm); 11 4-colour maps; additional archive photos 136

The first day of the battle of the Somme, 1 July 1916, was the most devastating event of the First World War for the British army. In Zero Hou

Fenwick, Jolyon

Zero Night
16 320

Oflag VI-B, Warburg, Germany: On the night of 30 August 1942 - 'Zero Night' - 40 officers from Britain, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa staged the most audacious mass escape of the Second World War. It was the first 'Great Escape'

Felton, Mark