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Place Names and Field Names of Northumberland

Product no.: 978-1-78155-286-5

Northumberland has a rich legacy of such names and the text explores how place names are derived, and change over time.

248 x 172 mm - paperback - 160 pages - 80 black-and-white and 32 colour photographs

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Liverpool Docks: A Short History

Product no.: 978-1-78155-518-7

The story of the birth, development, strategic importance and future of one of the world’s greatest dock systems.
248 x 172 mm - paperback - 208 pages - 45 black-and-white and 29 colour photographs

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Dearest Bess: The Live and Times of Lady Elizabeth Foster

Product no.: 978-1-78155-005-2


Bess was the other Duchess, Georgiana’s best friend, who with Georgiana and her husband, William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire, formed the infamous ménage à trois at Devonshire house.

234 x 156 mm • paperback • 288 pages • 16 b/w illustrations

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Death by Chocolate: The Serial Poisoning of Victorian Brighton

Product no.: 978-1-78155-104-2


The Victorian Police hunt for Brighton’s first serial poisoner. This is the definitive account of the first recognised serial poisoner in Britain.

234 x 156 mm • hardback • 208 pages • 30 b/w photographs

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Images of Wales From a Decade of Change: The 1970s

Product no.: 978-1-78155-243-8

A stunning book featuring over 300 beautiful Images of Wales taken during the 1970s - a time of real change in the Country.

248 x 172 mm - paperback - 176 pages - 315 b/w photographs

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The History of the Galician Division of the Waffen SS Volume 1 and 2 (bundle)

Product no.: 978-1-78155-528-6B

The History of the Galician Division of the Waffen SS: Volume One: On the Eastern Front
An exhaustive and definitive account of the history and eventual fate of the Galician Waffen – SS Division.

The History of the Galician Division of the Waffen SS: Volume Two: Stalin’s Nemesis
An exhaustive and definitive account of the history and eventual fate of the Galician Waffen – SS Division.

 

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A Visit to America

Product no.: 978-1-78155-032-8


A perceptive and semi-humorous account of a journey across America in the winter of 1934/35 during the Great Depression.

234 x 156 mm • paperback • 192 pages

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Napoleon and His Marshals

Product no.: 978-1-78155-036-6

Probably the finest one-volume account of Napoleon and his battles in the English language.

234 x 156 mm • paperback • 288 pages • 30 b/w illustrations

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Queen Victoria and the European Empires

Product no.: 978-1-78155-550-7

Queen Victoria’s personal and political relationships with the Emperors of France, Germany, Russia and Austria, and their families.

234 x 156 mm - hardback - 208 pages - 47 black-and-white illustrations

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Rangers: Changing Faces

Product no.: 978-1-78155-083-0

Rangers: Changing Faces is a montage of team groups and player profiles from the Club’s first Scottish Cup winners of 1877 to the present day from the archive of Andrew L. Stevenson. In this book he weaves a wonderful tapestry of imagery of players and sides who have done so much for the Ibrox outfit in its long illustrious history.

235 x 156 mm • paperback • 96 pages • 182 colour photographs

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The Conquests of 1966 of Alf and Gary: England’s Sport Finally Triumphs

Product no.: 978-1-78155-577-4

Amusing insights of England’s lucky win of the World Cup and the world’s best cricketer, Gary Sobers.

234 x 156 mm - paperback - 192 pages - 32 black-and-white photographs

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Anna Amalia, Grand-Duchess: Patron of Goethe and Schiller

Product no.: 978-1-78155-016-8

The classic biography of the young widowed Grand Duchess who forged the tiny duchy of Saxe-Weimar into Germany’s cultural centre.

234 x 156 mm • paperback • 320 pages • 57 b/w ills.

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New Hypatia: Mathematician, Philosopher, Myth

Product no.: 978-1-78155-546-0

The true story behind the myths and legends surrounding Hypatia, the female philosopher of Alexandria.

234 x §56 mm - hardback - 192 pages - 28 illustrations

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New Beyond Duty: The Reason Some Soldiers Commit Atrocities

Product no.: 978-1-62545-112-5

Soldiers have gone to war throughout the ages. Some commit atrocities. There are some similar factors that caused these actions.

234 x 156 mm - hardback - 288 pages - 40 black-and-white photographs

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Remembering the Pennsylvania Railroad

Product no.: 978-1-62545-071-5

A photographic essay documenting the Pennsylvania Railroad, which considered itself the standard railroad of the world.

275 x 215 mm • paperback • 128 pages • 230 colour photographs and illustrations
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Thor: Anatomy of a Weapon System

Product no.: 978-1-78155-568-2

An insight into the technical aspects of the Western world’s first operational ballistic missile system.

234 x 156 mm - hardback - 192 pages - 43 black-and-white photographs

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New U-Boats off Bermuda: Patrol Summaries and Merchant Ship Survivors Landed in Bermuda 1940-1944

Product no.: 978-1-78155-606-1

An untold story about a remote stretch of much-trafficked ocean during the Second World War where hundreds of ships were sunk by Hitler’s U-Boats.

234 x 156 mm - hardback - 256 pages - 10 black-and-white photographs

In stock from 29/06/2017

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The Last Days of Southern Steam from the Bill Reed Collection

Product no.: 978-1-78155-489-0

This collection of over 170 colour photographs, which date from 1958 to 1967, features the Southern Region of British Railways, formerly the territory of the Southern Railway, and its motive power.

248 x 172 mm - paperback - 160 pages - 176 colour photographs

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Changing Jarrow

Product no.: 978-1-78155-275-9


A nostalgic tour of Jarrow illustrated by old photographs of the town, selected from the author’s unique and extensive collection.

235 x 165 mm • paperback • 96 pages • 182 colour photographs

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New Hawker Hurricane: The Multirole Fighter

Product no.: 978-1-78155-587-3

The untold story of the iconic Hawker Hurricane and its young pilots that saved Britain from enemy invasion to win the Battle of Britain.

248 x 172 mm - hardback - 448 pages - 473 black-and-white photographs

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Lost Cornwall from Magic Lantern Slides

Product no.: 978-1-78155-290-2

A beautiful production of fascinating images of bygone Cornwall taken from glass magic lantern slides.

248 x 172 mm - paperback - 176 pages - 286 black-and-white photographs

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New The Fairey Battle: A Reassessment of its RAF Career

Product no.: 978-1-78155-585-9

The Fairey Battle was derided as the worst plane ever to enter service with the RAF. Did it deserve this reputation?

234 x 156 mm - hardback - 176 pages - 61 black-and-white photographs

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Always a Little Further: Relfections From Late In The Day

Product no.: 978-1-78155-583-5

For the past three years Jack Swaab has carried round a battered leather notebook. In it, he has recorded the thoughts, memories, reflections and insights - covering everything from footballers to birdsong, churchyards to ancient cricketers, boy scouts to Brexit.

234 x 156 mm - paperback - 96 pages - 17 colour photographs

 

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Schneider Trophy Seaplanes and Flying Boats: Victors, Vanquished and Visions

Product no.: 978-1-78155-179-0


A history of the exotic racing aircraft that competed for the classic Schneider Trophy, a contest that came to be charged by inter-service rivalries and national pride.

275 x 215 mm • hardback • 384 pages • 200 illustrations

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Pathan Rising: Jihad on the North West Frontier of India 1897-1898

Product no.: 978-1-78155-540-8

The greatest challenge to the British Empire in Asia since the Indian Mutiny.

234 x 156 mm - hardback - 304 pages - 64 black-and-white photographs and 11 maps

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From Lostwithiel to the China Clay Rails

Product no.: 978-1-78155-542-2

The changing scene of the Cornish white hills and their railways.

248 x 172 mm - paperback - 144 pages - 196 colour photographs

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Rorke’s Drift: A New Perspective

Product no.: 978-1-78155-553-8

A gripping account of the heroic defences of Rorke’s Drift featuring unpublished accounts and artwork.

234 x 156 mm - hardback - 208 pages - 28 black-and-white and 22 colour illustrations

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Japan at War 1931-45: As the Cherry Blossom Falls

Product no.: 978-1-78155-545-3

The real story of why Japan declared war and continued to fight for so long against overwhelming odds.

234 x 156 mm - hardback - 176 pages - 30 black-and-white photographs

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Sheffield Pubs, Landlords and Landladies

Product no.: 978-1-78155-058-8


A unique book featuring old and new Sheffield pubs, landlords and landladies.

248 x 172 mm • hardback • 144 pages • 230 b/w and 70 colour photographs

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A Detailed History of RAF Manston 1941-1945: Invicta – The Undefeated

Product no.: 978-1-78155-096-0

The third volume of this superb four-volume series detailing the history of Britain’s most distinguished RAF station.

234 x 156 mm - paperback - 192 pages - 31 black-and-white photographs

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Merchantmen in Action: Evacuations and Landings by Merchant Ships in the Second World War

Product no.: 978-1-78155-045-8


The little known story of the essential support role provided by merchant ships in the Second World War.

234 x 156 mm • hardback • 208 pages • 32 b/w photographs

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Napoleonic Anecdotes

Product no.: 978-1-78155-033-5

Napoleonic Anecdotes contains over 300 snippets on Napoleon Bonaparte, his life, his battles, his marriages and his exiles.

234 x 156 mm • paperback • 256 pages • 32 b&w illustrations

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The Last Years of Steam Around the Midlands: From the Photographic Archive of the Late A. J. Maund

Product no.: 978-1-78155-129-5


A unique collection of unpublished photographs from the 1950s and 1960s covering the railways around the Midlands.

248 x 172 mm • hardback • 128 pages • colour photographs throughout

 

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Handley Page: Forty Years On, 1909-1949

Product no.: 978-1-78155-007-6


A new edition of the optimistic book originally published in 1949 to celebrate forty years of building aeroplanes.

235 x 165 mm • paperback • 128 pages • 148 b/w photographs

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An Edinburgh Diary 1793-1798

Product no.: 978-1-78155-484-5

In 1793, the Witts family arrived in Edinburg. A well-to-do family, they were nearly bankrupted; however, they soon built a wide circle of friends in the upper echelons of society where Agnes’ magnetic personality worked its magic.

248 x 172 mm - hardback - 416 pages - 30 colour and 50 black-and-white illustrations

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Classic British Motorcycles

Product no.: 978-1-78155-431-9


A superbly-illustrated history of the development of the British motorcycle and the pioneering firms that made it happen.

248 x 172 mm • paperback • 192 pages • 150 colour photographs

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BR Steam in Colour: London to Aberdeen from the Bill Reed Collection

Product no.: 978-1-78155-067-0


This rare and evocative collection of colour photographs from the 1950s and ’60s was chosen from many hundreds of 35-mm colour slides taken by veteran railway photographer, Bill Reed, on and off the East Coast Main Line between London and Aberdeen - a pivotal moment in the history of locomotion; the archetypal steam engine, an emblem of Britain’s national character, was rapidly succumbing to new diesel-powered engineering.

248 x 172 mm • paperback • 128 pages • 210 colour photographs

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Volunteers and Pressed Men: How Britain and its Empire Raised its Forces in Two World Wars

Product no.: 978-1-78155-396-1

The British Commonwealth and Empire’s contribution in the First World War and Second World War.

234 x 156 mm - hardback - 224 pages - 28 black-and-white photographs

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The RAF in the Battle of France and the Battle of Britain: A Reappraisal of Army and Air Policy 1938

Product no.: 978-1-78155-525-5

Reassesses the role played by the RAF and questions whether air power alone can achieve decisive results.

234 x 156 mm - hardback - 304 pages - 71 black-and-white photographs

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Glamorgan CCC 1888-2012: Changing Faces

Product no.: 978-1-78155-070-0


Photographs and stories featuring players from theearly days of the Club up to the present day.

235 x 165 mm • paperback • 96 pages • 92 b/w and 92 colour photographs

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Digging for Hitler: The Nazi Archaeologists Search for an Aryan Past

Product no.: 978-1-78155-500-2

The true story of the Nazi’s search for archaeological treasures behind the Indiana Jones films.

234 x 156 mm - hardback - 256 pages - 60 black-and-white illustrations

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Fokker Fodder: The Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c

Product no.: 978-1-78155-065-6


The full story of the aeroplane that formed the backbone of the Royal Flying Corps during the First World War.
234 x 156 mm • hardback • 160 pages • 150 b&w illustrations

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New Crawling Out of Hell: The True Story of a British Sniper’s Greatest Battle

Product no.: 978-1-78155-556-9

A soldier’s struggle to recover from horrific injuries suffered on the battlefield and to accept and overcome his physical disabilities.

234 x 156 mm - paperback - 192 pages - 40 colour photographs (some disturbing images)

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Hermann Goering: From Secret Luftwaffe to Hossbach War Conference 1935-37

Product no.: 978-1-62545-019-7

Hermann Goering prepares his Luftwaffe and economy for the Second World War via executive action, pre-war diplomacy and covert operations.

248 x 172 mm - hardback - 272 pages - 299 black-and-white photographs

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Sheffield Flats: Park Hill and Hyde Park - Hope, Eye Sore, Heritage

Product no.: 978-1-78155-054-0


A balanced view of all the events and the controversy surrounding the development of Park Hill and Hyde Park flats in Sheffield.

248 x 172 mm • paperback • 144 pages • 114 b/w photographs

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Fires of October: The Cuban Missile Crisis That Never Was

Product no.: 978-1-78155-196-7

The Greatest ‘what if’ of the Twentieth Century: the American invasion of Cuba, 1962.
 



234x 156 mm • hardback • 208 pages • 32 b/w photographs

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Tram Disasters: British and Foreign Tram Crashes and Accidents

Product no.: 978-1-78155-210-0

Packed with some amazing images and stories, this book boldly illustrates British and foreign tram crashes from the late nineteenth century to the present day, including instances of trams falling victim to aerial bombing. The stories of these disasters are at once humourous, touching and tragic. They also form a unique and dramatic picture of the changing transport scene over the last century.

248 x 172 mm • paperback • 128 pages • 196 photographs

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The Making of a Scottish Landscape: Moray's Regular Revolution 1760-1840

Product no.: 978-1-78155-398-5

How Lowland improvement and Highland clearances reshaped the Moray landscape - without distress or dissent...

234 x 156 mm - paperback - 288 pages - 35 colour photographs

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The Forgotten Army: A Burma Soldier’s Story in Letters, Photographs and Sketches

Product no.: 978-1-78155-047-2

The unrecorded everyday life of a soldier serving abroad in the Second World War fighting the Japanese in Burma.

234 x 156 mm • hardback • 336 pages • 150 b/w and 36 colour illustrations

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The Boyhood and Youth of Napoleon

Product no.: 978-1-78155-011-3

The Boyhood and Youth of Napoleon is an essential read and important addition to the Napoleonic library. Written by Oscar Browning - an acclaimed Cambridge historian, the book contains previously unpublished information on Napoleon's youth.

234 x 156 mm • paperback • 208 pages • 30 b/w illustrations

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New Orleans Fabulous Streetcars

Product no.: 978-1-62545-039-5

A photographic essay providing an insight into the history and heritage of the famous Streetcars of New Orleans.

275 x 215 mm - paperback - 128 pages - 234 color photographs

This book is temporarily out of stock.

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Britain’s Imperial Air Routes 1918-1939

Product no.: 978-1-78155-370-1

This book pictures the growth of British air transport from inception in 1910 to the formation of Imperial Airways in 1934 and the beginnings of BOAC.

234 x 156 mm - hardback - 384 pages - 74 black-and-white photographs

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Swinging the Lamp: Thames Estuary Tidal Tales

Product no.: 978-1-78155-498-2

The author weaves his magic amongst the salt, marsh and mud discovering lost endeavours dripping with bladder wrack…

248 x 172 mm - paperback - 208 pages - 32 black-and-white and 75 colour photographs

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Reich Rails: Royal Prussia, Imperial Germany and the First World War 1825-1918

Product no.: 978-1-78155-424-1

German railroading revolutionised warfare during 1825-1918.

234 x 156 mm - paperback - 192 pages - 32 black-and-white photographs

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Coastal Patrol: Royal Navy Airship Operations During the Great War 1914-1918

Product no.: 978-1-78155-527-9

Personal recollections of serving members of the Royal Navy Airship Service in the First World War against the dreaded U-boat.

248 x 172 mm - hardback - 288 pages - 144 black-and-white photographs

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King James and the History of Homosexuality

Product no.: 978-1-78155-543-9

James VI and I, the namesake of the King James Bible, had a series of notorious male favourites. They diminished the majesty of the monarchy and raised the spectre of a sodomitical court and effeminised nation. It is a story of political intrigue coloured by sodomy, pederasty and gender instability as a backdrop to the English Civil War.

234 x 156 mm - hardback - 288 pages

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New Strafvollzugslager Der SS- Und Polizei: Himmler’s Wartime Institutions for the Detention of...

Product no.: 978-1-78155-560-6

A unique insight into the history of the Waffen-SS intuitions that detained SS and Polizei malefactors.

234 x 156 mm - hardback - 608 pages - 9 prison maps - 73 black-and-white photographs

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Tupolev Tu-2: The Forgotten Medium Bomber

Product no.: 978-1-78155-532-3

The full story of one of the best medium bombers of the Second World War.

248 x 172 mm - hardback - 192 pages - 105 black-and-white and 29 colour photographs

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Streetcar Advertising in America

Product no.: 978-1-62545-040-1

A stunning pictorial history of streetcar advertising in the USA.

248 x 172 mm - hardback - 160 pages - 220 colour illustrations

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A Monocular Memoir: A Pilot's Life

Product no.: 978-1-78155-563-7

The story of Air Commodore Michael Williams and his thirty years as an RAF fighter pilot, flying instructor, and test pilot.

234 x 156 mm - paperback - 160 pages - 48 black-and-white photographs

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