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  • A Light That Never Goes Outby Tony Fletcher

    Random House 2012; US$ 14.76

    To this day, they were, their fans believe, the best band in the world. Critics and sales figures told a similar story. Yet for all their brilliance and adoration - their famously energetic live shows routinely interrupted by stage invasions - The Smiths were continually plagued by their reticence to play the game, and by the time of 1987's Strangeways... more...

  • A Light That Never Goes Outby Tony Fletcher

    Crown Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00

    The definitive book about The Smiths, one of the most beloved, respected, and storied indie rock bands in music history. They were, their fans believe, the best band in the world. Hailing from Manchester, England, The Smiths--Morrissey, Johnny Marr, Andy Rourke, and Mike Joyce--were critical and popular favorites throughout their mid-1980s heyday... more...

  • Boy About Townby Tony Fletcher

    Random House 2013; US$ 22.14

    'I was no longer fitting in at school. I was unsure of my friends, and they were increasingly unsure of me. I wanted to be a rock star. But while all around, voices were starting to break, acne beginning to appear, facial hair sprouting, I remained all flabby flesh and innate scruff, with a high-pitched whine and not a muscle to my name. I was... more...

  • Sherman Fireflyby David Fletcher; Tony Bryan

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    The most powerfully gunned tank fielded by the Allies during World War II was the Sherman Firefly. An ordinary American-built Sherman modified by the British, the Firefly had the firepower that could finally match the awesome German tanks that had dominated Europe. David Fletcher examines the controversy that dogged the Firefly and the psychological... more...

  • British Mark I Tank 1916by David Fletcher; Tony Bryan

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    In 1915 a machine christened Little Willie changed the way that wars were fought. Little Willie was a fully tracked armoured vehicle that could break a trench system. Its development was completed in December 1915, but by then it had already been superseded by an improved design, Mother. This was the first rhomboid tank, and the prototype for the Mark... more...

  • Universal Carrier 1936-48by David Fletcher; Tony Bryan

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    The Universal Carrier was a fast, lightly armed vehicle developed by the British Army to carry infantry across ground defended by small-arms fire, specifically the Bren light machine gun, hence the name ‘Bren Gun Carrier’. This name would stick with the Universal Carrier and all of its future variants. This book details the Carrier, which... more...

  • Swimming Shermansby David Fletcher; Tony Bryan

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    The Sherman DD (Duplex Drive) tank was designed by the Allies specifically for the D-Day landings; enveloped in a waterproofed canvas screen, the tank was launched at sea from landing craft and then 'swam' slowly to shore, where the screens were deflated, allowing the tanks to operate as fighting vehicles. Exploring the development and modifications... more...

  • British Mark IV Tankby David Fletcher; Tony Bryan

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    The formidable Mark IV tank was pitted against the German Army from 1917 until the end of World War I. This book reveals the important role the tank played in the historic battle of Cambrai in 1917 as well as the first ever tank-versus-tank actions against German A7Vs. In awe of British technology, the Germans actively captured, salvaged and repaired... more...

  • Churchill Crocodile Flamethrowerby David Fletcher; Tony Bryan

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    A fire-breathing 'monster' on the battlefield, the Churchill Crocodile flamethrower was one of the most devastating and awe-inspiring weapons of the Second World War. Tank expert David Fletcher chronicles the development of the flamethrower tank, detailing the variants of the Crocodile and examining the dramatic effects of these tanks in battle from... more...

  • Sherman Crab Flail Tankby David Fletcher; Tony Bryan

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    In this title, David Fletcher relates the story of the Sherman Crab Flail using rare sources and photographs. Among the first tanks ashore on D-Day, the "Crab" proved its worth both in its mine-clearing role and as a fighting machine. This book recounts some of its more glorious moments with the famous British 79th Armoured Division and the... more...