"A history of the world in 100 weapons".
From the bestselling author of Agent Zigzag. The thrilling true story of the greatest and most successful wartime deception ever attempted A Richard & Judy Book Club selection
In 1942, Lieutenant-Commander Ian Fleming was personal assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence - the dynamic figure behind James Bond's fictional chief, 'M'. Here, Fleming had a brilliant idea:...
Holmes' final book is a comprehensive account of the changing role of Britain's staunchest defenders.
Every football fan knows the legend of Bert Trautmann. From an amateur footballer working on a bomb disposal unit in Liverpool, to celebrated Manchester City goalkeeper adored by thousands, this...
From the author of The Perfect Storm, a gripping book about Sebastian Junger's almost fatal year with the 2nd battalion of the American Army.
An account of the extraordinary events that unfolded under the reinforced ceilings of London's grand hotels. Using the memories of witnesses, the contents of declassified government files, letters, memoirs and...
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Neil R. Storey
Tells the Home Guard's story, using original training manuals, photographs, and memoirs, and covers various aspects of their history.
The first oral history of one of the most fascinating aspects of the war effort.
Tells the story of one of history's despicable villains and conmen - Louis Darquier, Nazi collaborator and 'Commissioner for Jewish Affairs', who dissembled his way to power in the Vichy...
Features a report on the life and death of the Soviet superpower, from the entrance of Soviet troops into the author's hometown in Poland in 1939, through his journey across...
Tim Hetherington; Sebastian Junger
The flamboyant Frenchman Alexis Soyer was the most renowned chef in Victorian England. This title offers an account of his time at the front in the Crimean War, where he...
Captures the human experience - and tragedy - of war. This book offers a visceral understanding of the War on the Terror, its victims, the people who fight it and...
Presents a narrative of the war on the Eastern Front, displacing the dictators and their generals.
Stuart Reid; Gerry Embleton
As the British Empire dominated every corner of the globe, Queen Victoria's Highlanders served in a variety of campaigns from the Indian subcontinent to Africa. This title studies their organization...