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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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The U.S. Navy-Curtiss Flying Boat NC-4: An Account of the First Transatlantic Flight

Product no.: 978-1-62545-009-8

Of the four Navy-Curtiss designed and built flying boats, only the NC-4, after many mechanical failures, was the only plane to complete its mission.

248 x 172 mm - paperback - 128 pages - 66 black-and-white illustrations

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New Chitral 1895: An Episode of the Great Game

Product no.: 978-1-78155-618-4

The story of the siege and subsequent relief of Chitral in 1895; an episode of Britain’s ‘Great Game’ with Russia.

234 x 156 mm - hardback - 224 pages - 61 black-and-white illustrations

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We Can Swing Together: The Story of Lindisfarne

Product no.: 978-1-78155-589-7

The story of the long-established folk-rock group from Newcastle of ‘Fog on the Tyne’ fame.

234 x 156 mm - paperback - 176 pages - 35 colour photographs

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New RAF Acklington: Guardian of the Northern Skies

Product no.: 978-1-78155-622-1

A comprehensive history of one of northern England’s most important fighter fields during the Second World War.

248 x 172 mm - paperback - 288 pages - 106 black-and-white photographs

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New Northern ‘Q’: The History of Royal Air Force Leuchars

Product no.: 978-1-78155-609-2

The history of Britain’s foremost Cold War fighter squadron.

234 x 156 mm - paperback - 208 pages - 80 black-and-white photographs

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A History of the Liverpool Waterfront 1850-1890: The Struggle for Organisation

Product no.: 978-1-78155-061-8


A comprehensive portrait of labour relations at the port of Liverpool in the second half of the nineteenth century.

234 x 156 mm • paperback • 224 pages • 65 b/w photographs

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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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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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249 at Malta: RAF’s Top-Scoring Fighter Squadron

Product no.: 978-1-78155-554-5

The exciting story of 249 Squadron in the bitter defence of Malta with Hurricanes (1941) and Spitfires (1942-1943).

234 x 156 mm - hardback - 256 pages - 61 black-and-white photographs

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Norway 1940: Chronicle of a Chaotic Campaign

Product no.: 978-1-78155-581-1

Germany used land, sea and air power to invade Norway. Britain and France thought, wrongly, that the use of sea power and unsupported infantry would suffice to eject the invader. This book comprehensively traces the progress of the Norwegian campaign with much use of participant accounts, many previously unpublished.

234 x 156 mm - hardback - 416 pages - 32 black-and-white photographs

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New Night Hawk: Flight Lieutenant Karel Kuttelwascher DFC and BAR, the RAF’s Greatest Night Intruder Ace

Product no.: 978-1-78155-591-0

The biography of the RAF’s greatest night intruder ace by a family member with unique access to his personal records.

234 x 156 mm - paperback - 216 pages - 67 black-and-white photographs

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New History of the de Havilland Vampire

Product no.: 978-1-78155-616-0

The complete story of the de Havilland Vampire, fighter, night fighter and advanced trainer.

248 x 172 mm - paperback - 384 pages - 316 black-and-white photographs

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New These Ghostly Archives: The Unearthing of Sylvia Plath

Product no.: 978-1-78155-594-1

These Ghostly Archives shows the reciprocal haunting nature of both Sylvia Plath and her archives.

234 x 156 mm - paperback - 208 pages - 32 colour photographs

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Jowett Cars of the 1930s

Product no.: 978-1-78155-576-7

The story of how Jowett Cars survived the depression of the 1930s when other manufacturers failed.

235 x 165 mm - paperback - 128 pages - 26 black-and-white and 93 colour photographs

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Time Flies Reflections of a Fighter Pilot

Product no.: 978-1-78155-584-2

A fighter pilot’s exploits during the Cold War, including an insight into command decisions up to Secretary of State level.

248 x 172 mm - hardback - 192 pages - 32 colour 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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Napoleon & Betsy: Recollections of Napoleon on St Helena

Product no.: 978-1-78155-034-2

The fascinating tale of a fallen Emperor, who became the best friend of a 13-year-old English girl.

234 x 156 mm • hardback • 160 pages • 40 b&w and colour

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New The Haunted Reader and Sylvia Plath

Product no.: 978-1-78155-547-7

A unique approach to Sylvia Plath studies focusing on readers of her work than the cultural literary figurehead.

234 x 156 mm - paperback - 176 pages - 13 black-and-white photographs

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The Wandering Princess: Princess Hélène of France, Duchess of Aosta (1871-1951)

Product no.: 978-1-78155-592-7

The adventuresome life of a strong-willed princess who hunted in Africa, nursed during the First World War and travelled the world.

234 x 156 mm - hardback - 464 pages - 34 black-and-white photographs

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A Royal Engineer at War 1940-1945: From Crossing the Desert to Crossing the Rhine

Product no.: 978-1-78155-595-8

One soldier’s war on North Africa, Normandy, Belgium, Holland and Germany, following his life, loves and emotions in wartime.

234 x 156 mm - hardback - 256 pages - 70 black-and-white photographs

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New The 110th Holds in the Ardennes: The Blunting of Hitler’s Last Gamble and the Invasion of the Reich

Product no.: 978-1-78155-605-4

The story of the heroic actions of the 110th Regimental Combat Team during the Battle of the Bulge.

234 x 156 mm - hardback - 214 pages - 33 black-and-white 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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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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Skalski Against all Odds: The First Allied Ace of the Second World War

Product no.: 978-1-78155-549-1

The gripping history of a fighter pilot who fought with the RAF and was nearly executed upon his return to Poland.

234 x 156 mm - hardback - 208 pages - 29 black-and-white photographs

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New Britain's Victory, Denmark's Freedom: Danish Volunteers in Allied Air Forces During the Second

Product no.: 978-1-78155-603-0

On 9 April 1940, Nazi Germany occupied Denmark. Not everyone accepted the surrender. Abroad, Danish nationals mobilised to fight back, and more than 250 men and women volunteered for Allied air forces, serving all over the world. This book offers the most comprehensive account of their story ever written.

234 x 156 mm - hardback - 272 pages - 30 black-and-white photographs

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New Operational Test: Honing the Edge

Product no.: 978-1-78155-571-2

The inside story of how combat aircraft are tested, told by two experienced military evaluators.

248 x 172 mm - hardback - 224 pages - 64 colour and 42 black-and-white photographs

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New Battle for the Channel: The First Month of the Battle of Britain 10 July-10 August 1940

Product no.: 978-1-78155-625-2

With the 76th anniversary of the Battle of Britain upon us, Battle for the Channel details how close the country came to a Nazi invasion.

234 x 156 mm - hardback - 352 pages - 32 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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In and Around Cambridge in the 1960s

Product no.: 978-1-78155-537-8

An affectionate look at many different aspects of life in one of the world’s leading university cities in the Swinging Sixties.

248 x 172 mm - paperback - 192 pages - 236 black-and-white 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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The London Bus in Colour: From the 1970s to the 1990s

Product no.: 978-1-78155-548-4

Three decades of London transport reproduced in stunning colour.

235 x 165 mm - paperback - 96 pages - 140 colour photographs

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If the Kaiser Comes: Defence Against a German Invasion of Britain in the First World War

Product no.: 978-1-78155-575-0

The military elements of Britain’s home front in the First World War explored in detail.

234 x 156 mm - paperback - 224 pages - 68 black-and-white photographs

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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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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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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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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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A Beatles Miscellany: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the Beatles But Were Afraid to Ask

Product no.: 978-1-78155-582-8

A feast of facts about The Beatles’ records, live performances, radio and television appearances, management, producers and much more!

234 x 156 mm - paperback - 160 pages - 32 black-and-white and colour photographs

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The USAAF in Suffolk

Product no.: 978-1-78155-346-6

Life in Second World War Suffolk with the mixing of different cultures of young American servicemen and the local English rural population.

248 x 172 mm - hardback - 352 pages - 327 black-and-white photographs and maps

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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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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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New The Sirdar and the Khalifa: Kitchener’s Reconquest of Sudan 1896-98

Product no.: 978-1-78155-588-0

The story of Kitchener’s re-conquest of the Sudan and the avenging of the death of General Charles ‘Chinese’ Gordon.

234 x 156 mm - hardback - 272 pages - 68 colour illustrations - 7 maps

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New Monte Cassino January-May 1944: The Legend of the Green Devils

Product no.: 978-1-78155-602-3

A gripping day-to-day account of the Allied plan to capture Rome that led to a four-month bloodbath.

234 x 156 mm - hardback - 176 pages - 75 black-and-white and 45 colour 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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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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When the Navy Took to the Air: The Experimental Seaplane Stations of the Royal Naval Air Service

Product no.: 978-1-78155-572-9

The true story of how the British Navy, under pressure of war, pushed the envelope of aviation to the limit.

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

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New Warfare in New Kingdom Egypt

Product no.: 978-1-78155-580-4

The first book to explore the army of ancient Egypt at its height, from weapons and tactics to logistics, training and life in camp.

234 x 156 mm - hardback - 160 pages - 45 black-and-white drawings and 29 colour illustrations

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Axis Suicide Squads: German and Japanese Secret Projects of the Second World War

Product no.: 978-1-78155-565-1

A previously unpublished compilation of German and Japanese secret projects of suicide aircraft.

248 x 172 mm - hardback - 288 pages - 125 back-and-white scale drawings

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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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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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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 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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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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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

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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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With Napoleon at St Helena

Product no.: 978-1-78155-460-9

Exploring Napoleon’s residence on St Helena in detail, featuring interesting anecdotes and remarkable conversations with the Emperor.

234 x 156 mm - paperback - 128 pages - 56 illustrations

 

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Our Beloved Cricket: From Village Greens to Lord's

Product no.: 978-1-78155-215-5


Brian Scovell's 26th book Our Beloved Cricket is a delight for cricket's aficionados.

234 x 156 mm • hardback • 192 pages • 40 colour and b/w 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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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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