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  • Through the Eyes of the World’s Fighter Acesby Robert Jackson

    Pen and Sword 2007; US$ 5.99

    This is the story of the fighter aces who flew throughout the war in many different operational theatres. The book opens with the first Polish Aces during the German invasion and continues with Finland’s pilots in the Winter War against the Soviets. There follows the battle for France with the experiences of RAF, Luftwaffe and French Aces and... more...

  • Burmaby Ian Lyall Grant

    Pen and Sword 2003; US$ 9.99

    The turning point of the war in Burma was the Imphal/Kohima campaign of 1944. For four months there was intense and savage fighting. The Japanese plan was to encircle and destroy the British and Indian positions before bursting into the plain and seizing Imphal. They failed in their first aim but the Japanese 15th Army prepared a final all-out thrust... more...

  • Crime and Punishment in Victorian Londonby Ross Gilfillan

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 8.99

    Crime loomed large in the minds of Victorian Londoners. All over the city, watches, purses and handkerchiefs disappear from pockets, goods migrate from warehouses, off docks and out of shop windows. Burglaries are rife, shoplifting is carried on in West End stores and people fall victim to all kinds of ingenious swindles. 'Pornographers proliferate... more...

  • Happy Odysseyby Adrian Carton de Wiart

    Pen and Sword 2007; US$ 8.99

    Adrian Carton de Wiart’s autobiography is one of the most remarkable of military memoirs. He was intended for the law, but abandoned his studies at Balliol College, Oxford, in 1899 to serve as a trooper in the South African War. Carton de Wiart’s extraordinary military career embraced service with the Somaliland Camel Corps (1914-15), liaison... more...

  • A Victorian Guide to Healthy Livingby Thomas Allinson; Anna Selby

    Pen and Sword 2010; US$ 21.95

    The Victorian Dr Thomas Allinson founded the famous Allinson bread firm in 1892 and wrote five volumes of medical essays outlining his beliefs that food was an important factor in health. His sage advice was an anathema to his Victorian peers and he was struck off in an age where medicines were made of mercury and arsenic. His ??outrageous?? beliefs... more...

  • Alcibiadesby P J Rhodes

    Pen and Sword 2011; US$ 23.95

    Alcibiades is one of the most famous (or infamous) characters of Classical Greece. A young Athenian aristocrat, he came to prominence during the Peloponnesian War (429-404 BC) between Sparta and Athens. Flamboyant, charismatic (and wealthy), this close associate of Socrates persuaded the Athenians to attempt to stand up to the Spartans on land as part... more...

  • Assassinationby Miles Hudson

    Pen and Sword 2011; US$ 8.99

    The assassination of political, religious and military leaders, often dictators, is frequently seen as the short cut to solving a particular problem. The author takes issue with this argument. Examining a series of linked assassinations together with their causes and effects, he seeks to demonstrate that in many cases the killings have produced unforeseen... more...

  • Charging Against Wellingtonby Robert Burnham

    Pen and Sword 2011; US$ 8.99

    Like the author’s previous book, The British Army Against Napoleon, Charging Against Wellington draws heavily on primary sources, manuals, memoirs, and regimental histories to bring to life the officers and men of the regiments that fought.The book is divided into three sections. The first contains biographies of 80 generals who led the French... more...

  • Code Warsby John Jackson

    Pen and Sword 2011; US$ 23.95

    When the top secret codebreaking activities at Bletchley Park were revealed in the 1970s, much of the history of the Second World War had to be rewritten. Code Wars examines the role of ULTRA (the intelligence derived from breaking secret enemy signals) on major events of the Second World War. It examines how it influenced the outcome of key battles... more...

  • Criminal Womenby John J Eddleston

    Pen and Sword 2010; US$ 9.99

    Women have sometimes been seen as less criminally inclined than men. But, as John Eddleston shows in this revealing anthology of female crimes in London, this image is hard to mesh with reality, for the city’s history is crowded with cases of women who broke the law. In vivid detail he reconstructs a series of dramatic, often harrowing cases in... more...