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  • The Mammoth Book of How it Happened in Britainby Jon E. Lewis

    Little, Brown Book Group 2012; US$ 2.99

    From Julius Caesar's arrival in 55bc to the dawn of the third millennium, here are 300 accounts of exciting and important moments from first hand sources. Featuring snapshots of wartime, political and social unrest, natural disasters, and great individual achievements, plus vignettes of social life - from cockfighting in Tudor inns to a Victorian... more...

  • The Mammoth Book of Native Americansby Jon E. Lewis

    Little, Brown Book Group 2004; US$ 10.99

    Native Americans make up less than one per cent of the total US population but represent half the nation's languages and cultures. Here, in one grand sweep, is the full story of Native American society, culture and religion. Here is everything from the land-based spirituality of their early creation myths and the late rise of Indian Pride, to the... more...

  • The Mammoth Book of How it Happened: World War IIby Jon E. Lewis

    Little, Brown Book Group 2012; US$ 2.99

    In his account of World War II, historian Jon Lewis has selected 300 first-hand accounts, from Heinz Guderian rolling his panzer tank into Poland to VJ Day in London and New York. More than a eyewitness chronicle, this collection gives the reader an insight into how the repercussions from the war shaped our modern world, and how nothing from geo-politics... more...

  • Survivor: The Autobiographyby Jon E. Lewis

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; US$ 10.99

    This collection of classic tales comprises over 50 accounts of true-life adventure taken from contemporary memoirs, letters and journals. They span the years 1800 to the end of the 20th century, in a period which can be termed the modern age of exploration. Inspired by Ernest Shackleton's 1914-15 escape from the bitter clutches of Antarctica, this... more...

  • Rome: The Autobiographyby Jon E. Lewis

    Little, Brown Book Group 2012; US$ 8.99

    The history of Ancient Rome has been passed down to us through official accounts, personal letters, annotated words of great orators and the considered histories of powerful men. It is found on inscriptions, in private memoirs and official reports from every corner of the Empire. Over 150 pieces are collected in this autobiography of Ancient Rome,... more...

  • The Mammoth Book of On The Edgeby Jon E. Lewis

    Little, Brown Book Group 2012; US$ 4.99

    No one sees clearer than an individual whose life is hanging by the finger tips on the edge of an abyss. Probing the furthest reaches of human daring and endurance, here are 28 of the great first-hand accounts of extreme mountaineering, from legendary names. Featuring: Heinrich Harrer - first conqueror of the notorious Eigerwand. Robert... more...

  • Mammoth Books presents Aliens and Extra-Terrestrialsby Jon E. Lewis

    Little, Brown Book Group 2012; US$ 0.99

    Alien Abduction Some 2,740 US citizens claim to have been abducted by aliens each day. That's an incredible 2% of a population of 300 million. Surely statistically some of these cases must bear truths? Area 51 It is rumoured that Area 51 houses the UFO disc found at Roswell, as well as other crashed alien spaceships. What is the truth? The... more...

  • The Mammoth Book of Covert Opsby Jon E. Lewis

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; US$ 12.99

    Twenty true stories of covert military operations, from raids into Laos by elite unit MAC-V-SOG to cut the Ho Chi Minh trail during the Vietnam War to the US Navy SEAL 6 operation Neptune's Spear in Abbottabad which resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden. Lewis shines a light on the 'shadow war' units that conduct clandestine operations and tells... more...

  • The Mammoth Book of Combatby Jon E. Lewis

    Little, Brown Book Group 2013; US$ 10.99

    Over a hundred eyewitness accounts of the reality of combat from some of the finest writers of the last century and our own. Lucid, vivid, complex images of conflict, from Walt Whitman on the American Civil War to contemporary reporting from Afghanistan. The collection includes Martha Gellhorn on the Battle of the Bulge, Michael Herr at Khe Sanh,... more...

  • On the Front Lineby Jon E. Lewis

    Little, Brown Book Group 2013; US$ 12.99

    In 1930, the editor of Everyman Magazine requested entries for a new anthology of Great War accounts. The result was a revolutionary book unlike any other of the period; for as Malcolm Brown notes in his introduction 'I believe it might fairly be described as a rediscovered classic'. It was the very first collection to reveal the many dimensions... more...