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"...the real war will never get in the books"

Selections from Writers During the Civil War

by Louis P. Masur

<p>&quot;These thousands, and tens and twenties of thousands of American young men, badly wounded, all sorts of wounds, operated on, pallid with diarrhea, languishing, dying with fever, pneumonia, &amp;c. open a new world somehow to me, giving ...

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"Same old Bill, eh Mable!" (WWI Centenary Series)

by Edward Streeter

<p>This early work by Edward Streeter was originally published in 1919 and we are now republishing it as part of our WWI Centenary Series. '&quot;Same old Bill, eh Mable!&quot;' is a cute comic work that takes the form of letters sent to a lover

ISBN: 9781473367579

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"The Infidel Within"

Muslims in Britain since 1800

by Humayun Ansari

<p>Muslims constitute Britain's second largest religious grouping, and writing about their experiences has found a new audience in recent years-though not always through a positive lens. But a proper historical treatment of their arrival, ...

ISBN: 9780190935023

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"Too Much for Human Endurance"

The George Spangler Farm Hospitals and the Battle of Gettysburg

by Ronald D. Kirkwood

<p>The bloodstains are gone, but the worn floorboards remain. The doctors, nurses, and patients who toiled and suffered and ached for home at the Army of the Potomac’s XI Corps hospital at the George Spangler Farm in Gettysburg have long since ...

ISBN: 9781611214529

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'A Face Like a Chicken’s Backside'

An Unconventional Soldier in South East Asia, 1948-71

by J P Cross

<p>The jungle can be seen as the environment closest to mankind’s primaeval origins and the setting in which he, or most of his kind, is least at home. Conflicts in jungle regions pose unique problems and demand special soldiering skills. J.P. ...

ISBN: 9780750966825

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'Broadsword Calling Danny Boy'

On Where Eagles Dare

by Geoff Dyer

<p><strong>A <em>Telegraph</em> and <em>Evening Standard</em> Book of the Year</strong></p> <p><strong>From the acclaimed writer and critic Geoff Dyer, an extremely funny scene-by-scene analysis of <em>Where Eagles Dare</em> - published as the ...

ISBN: 9780141987637

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'Total Germany'

The Royal Navy' War Against the Axis Powers 1939-1945

by David Wragg

<SPAN STYLE= "" >On the declaration of war in 1939 the British Admiralty signalled all warships and naval bases 'Total Germany, Total Germany'.<BR><BR>It was fortunate that of Germany's three armed services, the Kriegsmarine under ...

ISBN: 9781473844650

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‘I Made Mistakes’

Robert McNamara's Vietnam War Policy, 1960–1968

by Aurélie Basha i Novosejt

<p>Speaking to an advisor in 1966 about America's escalation of forces in Vietnam, Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara confessed: 'We've made mistakes in Vietnam … I've made mistakes. But the mistakes I made are not the ones they say I ...

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“Double Canister at Ten Yards”

The Federal Artillery and the Repulse of Pickett’s Charge, July 3, 1863

by David Shultz

<p>Gettysburg is one of the most famous and studied battles of history, and Pickett’s Charge, its climax on the third day, continues to fascinate a new generation of readers. Most accounts of the grand assault focus on General Robert E. Lee’s ...

ISBN: 9781940669496

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101st Airborne in Normandy

Militaria: The Big Battles of WWII

by Yves Buffetaut

<p>101st Airborne Division was activated in August 1942 in Louisiana, and its first combat mission was Operation Overlord. On D-Day—June 6, 1944—101st and 82nd Airborne dropped onto the Cotentin peninsula hours before the landings, tasked with ...

ISBN: 9781612005249

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12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers

by Doug Stanton

Synopsis coming soon....... ...

ISBN: 9781501178511

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13 Sharks

The Careers of a series of small Royal Navy Ships, from the Glorious Revolution to D-Day.

by John D Grainger

<SPAN STYLE= "" >John D Grainger charts the careers of the thirteen vessels that have served the Royal Navy under the name HMS Shark. Despite the ferocious name, they have all been relatively small vessels including one brigantine, five sloops, ...

ISBN: 9781473877269

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18 Hours

The True Story of an SAS War Hero

by Sandra Lee

Jock Wallace was pumped. It was the start of Operation Anaconda, the US-led military offensive to flush out al Qaeda and the Taliban from their last stronghold in the Shahi Kot Valley in Afghanistan. If intelligence reports were correct, there ...

ISBN: 9781741636116

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18 Hours

The True Story of an SAS War Hero

by Sandra Lee

Jock Wallace was pumped. It was the start of Operation Anaconda, the US-led military offensive to flush out al Qaeda and the Taliban from their last stronghold in the Shahi Kot Valley in Afghanistan. If intelligence reports were correct, there ...

ISBN: 9781742673974

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1805 Austerlitz

Napoleon and the Destruction of the Third Coalition

by Robert Goetz

<SPAN STYLE= "" >The Battle of Austerlitz is almost universally regarded as the most impressive of Napoleon’s many victories. The magnitude of the French achievement against a larger army was unprecedented, the great victory being met by sheer ...

ISBN: 9781473894235

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185: The Malta Squadron

by ANTHONY ROGERS

Mussolini declared war on Britain on 10 June 1940 and the next day Italian aircraft began the first of more than 3,000 bombing raids over Malta. The diary entries of the RAF airmen involved provide a unique account of the epic battle as ...

ISBN: 9780750966108

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1913

The Eve of War

by Paul Ham

Christmas 1913: in Britain, people are debating a new dance called 'the tango'. In Germany, they are fascinated by the wedding of the Kaiser's daughter to the Duke of Brunswick. Little did they know that their world was on 'The Eve of War', a ...

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1913

The Eve of War

by Paul Ham

Christmas 1913: in Britain, people are debating a new dance called 'the tango'. In Germany, they are fascinated by the wedding of the Kaiser's daughter to the Duke of Brunswick. Little did they know that their world was on 'The Eve of War', a ...

ISBN: 9781486293872

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1914

The Year The World Ended

by Paul Ham

Few years can justly be said to have transformed the earth: 1914 did. In July that year, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Russia, Britain and France were poised to plunge the world into a war that would kill or wound 37 million people, tear down the ...

ISBN: 9781486204625

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1914

The Year The World Ended

by Paul Ham

Few years can justly be said to have transformed the earth: 1914 did. In July that year, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Russia, Britain and France were poised to plunge the world into a war that would kill or wound 37 million people, tear down the ...

ISBN: 9781486242627

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