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  • Our Young Soldierby Mary Beacock Fryer

    Dundurn 1996; US$ 9.99

    Through journals and letters, Fryer charts the brief life and career of Francis Simcoe, the son of the first lieutenant-governor of Upper Canada. more...

  • The War of Warsby Robert Harvey

    Constable & Robinson 2009; US$ 18.94

    Robert Harvey brilliantly recreates the story of the greatest conflict that stretches from the first blaze of revolution in Paris in 1789 to final victory on the muddy fields of Waterloo.On land and at sea, throughout the four corners of the continent, from the frozen plains surrounding Moscow and terror on the Caribbean seas, to the muddy low lands... more...

  • Keeping Afloatby John Liley

    Loose Chippings 2011; US$ 13.11

    Keeping Afloat is a light-hearted tale of John Liley's exploits on the canals of France. John was working for a boating magazine when he was overcome with a dream of owning and operating a hotel-barge in France. Now, thirty years on, he tells of his often hilarious misadventures in the early days of setting up a business that would keep afloat. Characters... more...

  • Heines Liebeslebenby Max Kaufmann

    Diplomica Verlag 2011; US$ 11.65

    Hauptbeschreibung "Der Liebe für schöne Frauen war mein Leben gewidmet." (Heinrich Heine, Memoiren) Eine hohle Phrase eines romantischen Dichters? Mitnichten! Welch hohen Stellenwert die Liebe in Heines Leben hatte, zeigt ein akzentuierter Blick auf dessen lyrisches Gesamtwerk. Ob eine romantische Kurzbekanntschaft oder jahrelange Liaison, platonische... more...

  • A Boy in the Peninsular Warby Robert Blakeney; Julian Sturgis

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 16.49

    The Peninsular War was the first of Britain’s many foreign conflicts in which increasing literacy produced a bumper crop of memoirs, not only by Generals and senior officers, but by ordinary rankers and subalterns too. This book is one of the very best. It’s author, Robert Blakeney, enlisted in 1804 in the 28th regiment of Infantry as an... more...

  • Peninsular Sketches - Volume 2by W. H. Maxwell

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 16.99

    Volume 2 of 2.Eye-witness accounts and memoirs of the Peninsula War by ordinary soldiers who took part in the campaign have deservedly acquired a high reputation for the vivid picture they give us of life in Wellington’s army and their insights into a brutal and merciless war. These two volumes of ‘Peninsular Sketches’ are the cream... more...

  • Peninsular Sketches - Volume 1by W. H. Maxwell

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 16.99

    Volume 1 of 2.Eye-witness accounts and memoirs of the Peninsula War by ordinary soldiers who took part in the campaign have deservedly acquired a high reputation for the vivid picture they give us of life in Wellington’s army and their insights into a brutal and merciless war. These two volumes of ‘Peninsular Sketches’ are the cream... more...

  • The Autobiography of Sergeant William Lawrenceby William Lawrence; George Nugent Bankes

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 17.49

    "I was so weak myself that I could scarcely walk, so I crawled on my hands and knees till I got out of the reach of the enemy’s musketry. After proceeding for some way I fell in with Lord Wellington and his staff, who seeing me wounded, asked me which regiment I belonged to. I told them the Fortieth, and that I hads been one of the forlorn... more...

  • The Hairy Hikersby David Le Vay

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2012; US$ 9.99

    "With a glint in his eye, Rob turns and asks me if I want to ‘touch his furry puma’. We are only hours into the trip and things have already taken a sinister turn. Thankfully, it turns out he is referring to the little embossed logo on his new shirt. "Fuelled by a degree of midlife crisis and the need to escape from routine, armed... more...

  • The Wars of the French Revolution and Napoleon, 1792?1815by Owen Connelly

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 42.95

    Based on extensive research and including twenty detailed maps, this excellent book, by an experienced author and expert in the field, provides a thorough re-examination of the causes of the wars, and their impact on this crucial period in history. more...