Find a book:  Go > 
Home  |  Contact Us  

 
We Support

Click here
 

 
 
 
 

Previous Highlights


        17/24th December, 2016


 

BRITISH & GERMAN BATTLECRUISERS:
                                                THEIR DEVELOPMENT AND OPERATIONS

 by Michele Cosentino & Ruggero Stanglino
 

The fast and formidably armed battlecruisers of Great Britain and Germany developed before and during the First World War are compared and contrasted in detail that has never been attempted before. Chapters are devoted to their development, design and construction, protection, propulsion plants, weapons, fire control, and communication systems, focussing particularly on their strengths and weaknesses. The ships eventually clashed in the North Sea at Dogger Bank, in January 1915, and a year later at Jutland when three British ships were destroyed.

New in d/w - Large format, 276pp,
250 photos & 3-view drawings

Seaforth, 2016
ISBN 9781848321847

Click here to order

Web No.
37403-01

40.00

 


 

RISING '44: THE BATTLE FOR WARSAW

by Norman Davies 

On 1st August, 1944, Polish insurgents of the Home Army rose against the Germans. The resulting two-month battle left the city in ruins and led to bitter controversies over the Allies failure to rescue the city. This account of the uprising is highlighted by reminiscences from Polish and German participants, but the bulk relates to the political background and in the aftermath with diplomatic wrangling between the exiled Polish government in London, the Western Allies and Stalin. It denounces Stalin for deliberately allowing the non-Communist Home Army to be crushed, the Western Allies for acquiescing, and British intellectuals for toeing the Communist line.

New in d/w - 752pp,
numerous illustrations

MacMillan, 2003
ISBN 0333905687 

Click here to order

Web No:
33247-01

10.00

 


THE EMPEROR COMMODUS: GOD AND GLADIATOR

by John McHugh

Commodus is synonymous with debauchery and megalomania, best remembered for fighting as a gladiator. Ridiculed and maligned by historians, much of his infamy is clearly based on fact, but is this the real story? This book sets his twelve-year reign in its historical context, showing that the 'kingdom of gold' he supposedly inherited was actually an empire devastated by plague and war. Openly autocratic, Commodus compromised the privileges and vested interests of the senatorial clique, who therefore plotted to murder him. Surviving repeated conspiracies only convinced Commodus that he was under divine protection. 

Fine in d/w. Slight binding imperfection -  293pp, 3 maps, 37 b/w illustrations

Pen & Sword, 2015
ISBN 9781473827554

Click here to order

Web No.
37033-01

16.00

 


 

ATOMIC: THE FIRST WAR OF PHYSICS AND
                           THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE ATOM BOMB - 1939-49

by Jim Baggott

A popular account of the race to build humankind's most destructive weapon. The book draws on declassified material, such as MI6's FarmHall transcripts, coded Soviet messages cracked by American cryptographers in the Venona project, and interpretations by Russian scholars of documents from the Soviet archives. This is an epic story of science and technology at the very limits of human understanding - a tale barely believable as fiction, which just happens to be historical fact.

New in d/w -  606pp, 16pp b/w photos

Icon Books, 2009
ISBN 9781848310445

Click here to order

Web No.
35701-0
1

18.00

 


 

WARPAINT NO. 41: FAIRY FULMAR

by Geoffrey Bussey

The Fairey Fulmar emerged in 1938 as an adaption to Specification O.8/38 for a two-seat Naval fighter, from the PA/34 day bomber - essentially a navalised Battle. Differences included a small reduction in wing span, folding wings, and deck-arrester gear and catapult points, and modified cockpit canopy. It was powered by a 1,275 hp Merlin VIII, and rmament comprised eight Browning 0.303-in guns in the wings and provision for a similar Vickers K gun in the rear cockpit .

New in card cover - A4 format, 48pp, numerous b/w photos & colour
plates, foldout 1:72 scale plans

Guideline Publications, 2015
No ISBN

Click here to order

Web No.
37386-01

12.50

 



Click below for

 

 



 The Editor's Choice:

NARRATIVE OF THE CAMPAIGN OF THE ARMY OF THE INDUS,IN SIND & KAUBOOL IN 1883-9. TWO VOLUMES

by Richard Hartley Kennedy


Web No.
27579-01

470.00

Click here to see more Editor's Choices:


[Top]

Site designed by Wisdom Solutions Ltd