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Matthew Parker

Matthew Parker was born in El Salvador in 1970 to an expatriate family, and grew up in Britain, Norway, and Barbados. He earned a degree in English at Oxford University before moving to London to work in publishing. The author of The Battle of Britain, Monte Casino, The Sugar Barons, and Goldeneye, Matthew is a member of the Authors Cricket Club and contributes regularly to the Oxford Companion. He works as a writer and editor specializing in modern history, and lives in London with his wife and three children.


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Monte Cassino
Written by Matthew Parker
Anchor | Trade Paperback | May 2005
$17.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-3375-1 (1-4000-3375-6)

Monte Cassino is the true story of one of the bitterest and bloodiest of the Allied struggles against the Nazi army. Long neglected by historians, the horrific conflict saw over 350,000 casualties, while the worst winter in Italian memory and official incompetence and backbiting only worsened the carnage and turmoil. Combining... Read more






Panama Fever
Written by Matthew Parker
Anchor | Trade Paperback | March 2009
$17.95/21.50(Canada) | 978-1-4000-9518-6 (1-4000-9518-2)

The Panama Canal was the costliest undertaking in history; its completion in 1914 marked the beginning of the “American Century.” Panama Fever draws on contemporary accounts, bringing the experience of those who built the canal vividly to life. Politicians engaged in high-stakes diplomacy in order to influence its construction. Meanwhile, engineers...

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