Patrick Leigh Fermor
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...
Leningrad: Siege and Symphony sets the composition of Shostakovich's most famous work against the tragic canvas of the siege itself and the years of repression and terror that preceded it.
A history of warfare distilled into 100 momentous battles - epic moments that have shaped our world.
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Eric Carter; Anthony Loveless
Second World War fighter pilot Eric Carter is one of only four surviving members of a secret mission, code-named 'Force Benedict'. Sanctioned by Winston Churchill in...
Out in the Army follows the extraordinary career journey of James Wharton, one of the first 'out' soldiers in the armed forces as he becomes a man, joins the Army...
Life in Britain during the First World War was far stranger than many of us realize. The author tells the story of the war through the experience of those who...
A magisterial chronicle of the calamity that crippled Europe in 1914.
An upstart French duke who sets out to conquer the most powerful and unified kingdom in Christendom. An invasion force on a scale not seen since the days of the...
Cassell; R. G. Grant; R. G. Grant
1001 Battles That Changed the Course of History is the essential guide to the most intense, dramatic, important, and extraordinary conflicts that have occurred over the last five millennia.
Brian Lavery, the pre-eminent historian of the Royal Navy, returns with the third volume of his engaging social history of the Royal Navy's 'lower deck'...
Scott M. Rusch
Scott Rusch examines what is known of the history of Sparta, from the settlement of the city to her defeat at Theban hands, focusing upon military campaigns and the strategic...
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...
In this fascinating little book, Baden-Powell uses his extensive military experience and memories of service in Africa to distill soldiering down to 'the...
Since the war of 1982, the 3,000 people who live in the remote Falkland Islands have replaced traditional colonial rule with their own autonomous government, and ...
Examines the British involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan, asking how and why it went so wrong. This title looks at the failures of strategic thinking and culture that led to...
Harry Smith's Last Throw endeavours to re-evaluate Smith's role as one of the prime causes of the war, and provides a full and engaging account of this important, yet often...