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Templars: The Knights Who Made Britain
'Templars: The Knights Who Made Britain' is a welcome addition to the sizeable body of literature available on the subject. Its narrower focus and sober analysis of British affairs shines a light on the importance of the Templar Order…
Victory to Defeat
'Victory to Defeat' asks a very simple, but rarely considered, question: how did Britain and her army go from victory in 1918 to crushing defeat at the hands of the same enemy in 1940?
Luck of the Draw, Frank Murphy
Frank Murphy's 'Luck of the Draw' tells his remarkable story of serving in the USAAF during the Second World War, of being shot down over Germany, and of his time spent in the famous prisoner-of-war camp Stalag Luft III.
Song John Potter
In his book 'Song: A History in 12 Parts', John Potter takes us on a fascinating and enlightening journey through the history of song.
Frank McDonough, The Weimar Years
'The Weimar Years' is the story of clashing cultures and opposing outlooks, of international relations and internal explosions. It is, quite simply, a book that must be read.
Helen Fry, Women in Intelligence
Helen Fry's 'Women in Intelligence' is the work of years of incidental surprises and shocking discoveries made in the course of other research. It is, in essence, a compendium of the vast and complex array of roles undertaken by women…
Alle Thyng Hath Tyme
Time is a strange thing: there's always either too little or too much of it; we can waste it or we can spend it; it slips through our fingers or lingers frustratingly. But however we experience it, time is ever-present. For most of us, it…
Pax, Tom Holland
Tom Holland's latest book, 'Pax', continues his epic journey through ancient Rome, from the Republic to the eventual decline and fall of the once-mighty empire. This time, it is the turn of Rome's heyday, from the suicide of Nero…
Korea: A New History of South and North
For a long time, the people of Korea have found themselves, in so many ways, dominated by, and ignored or disregarded in favour of, the more powerful nations that surround them. In the twenty-first century, this is most certainly not the case. Now,…
The Pirates' Code
Pirates sit front and centre in the popular imagination. The Golden Age of Piracy, and the two seventeenth-century rounds leading up to it, features heavily in films, books, television series and video games; in fact, in every possible form of…
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