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F-111 & EF-111 Units in Combat

Written by Peter Davies
Illustrated by Rolando Ugolini


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: February 18, 2014
Price: $15.95

The General Dynamics F-111 was one of the most technically innovative designs among military aircraft, introducing the variable-sweep wing, terrain-following radar, military-rated afterburning turbofan engines and a self-contained escape module among other features. Designed as a cost-saving, multi-role interceptor, naval fighter and strike bomber, its evolution prioritised the latter role and... Read more >
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Modern African Wars (4)
Modern African Wars (4)
Written by Peter Abbott
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781782000761
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Modern African Wars (4)
The Congo 1960-2002
Written by Peter Abbott


Format: Trade Paperback, 48 pages
On Sale: February 18, 2014
Price: $17.95

From Belgian and French paratroops to Che Guevara and CIA funded Cuban B-26 pilots, the Congo has been a hotbed of African conflict in the late 20th century.
When the colonial powers began retreating from Africa in the 1950s and 1960s, the Belgian Congo/Zaire became the bloodiest, most chaotic example of... Read more >
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Q Ship vs U-Boat
Q Ship vs U-Boat
Written by David Greentree, Illustrated by Peter Dennis
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781782002840
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Q Ship vs U-Boat
1914-18
Written by David Greentree
Illustrated by Peter Dennis


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
On Sale: February 18, 2014
Price: $18.95

At the start of World War I a new and potent threat to Britain's naval supremacy took shape in the form of the Kaiser's Imperial German submarines, thanks to their recently acquired ability to submerge and stalk their adversaries. A submarine's crew could not board and capture a merchant ship, however... Read more >
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Touched By Fire
Touched By Fire
Written by Elliott Leyton, Photographed by Greg Locke
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781551995892
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Touched By Fire
Doctors Without Borders in a Third World Crisis
Written by Elliott Leyton
Photographed by Greg Locke


Format: eBook, 118 pages
On Sale: January 27, 2014
Price: $11.99

When the rapes and massacres, the plagues, the famines, the floods, or the droughts erupt in far-off places, the world stands still. MSF does not.

They are the “smoke jumpers” among international aid organizations. While others are often stymied or delayed by bureaucratic red tape, the men and women of Doctors Without... Read more >
The Taste of Ashes
The Taste of Ashes
Written by Marci Shore
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307888822
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The Taste of Ashes
The Afterlife of Totalitarianism in Eastern Europe
Written by Marci Shore


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: January 21, 2014
Price: $16.00

A shimmering literary examination of the ghost of communism, a haunting presence of Europe's past
 
   Oskar has just killed himself. After waiting a quarter century, he returned to Prague only to find it was no longer his home. With his memorial service, Yale historian and prize-winning author Marci Shore leads us gently... Read more >
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Bradshaw's International Air Guide, 1934
Bradshaw's International Air Guide, 1934
Written by George Bradshaw
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781908402578
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Bradshaw's International Air Guide, 1934

Written by George Bradshaw


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
On Sale: December 24, 2013
Price: $15.95

First published in 1934, this facsimile reproduction captures air travel's exhilarating golden age when ordinary citizens took to the skies and the Bradshaw guides were the most popular handbooks of the day in planning trips in Great Britain by airplane. It includes information on international airports, passenger fares, timetables and features... Read more >
The Big Book of Gun Trivia
Everything you want to know, don't want to know, and don't know you need to know
Written by Gordon L. Rottman


Format: eBook, 300 pages
On Sale: November 27, 2013
Price: $9.95

A complete guide to weapons history, facts, myths and trivia, covering everything you wanted to know, didn’t want to know and you don’t know you need to know... Gordon Rottman offers a step by step guide through interesting weapon facts and statistics, including a section on ammunition, while breaking apart popular myths... Read more >
Aces of Jagdstaffel 17
Aces of Jagdstaffel 17
Written by Greg Vanwyngarden, Illustrated by Harry Dempsey
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781780967189
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Aces of Jagdstaffel 17

Written by Greg Vanwyngarden
Illustrated by Harry Dempsey


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
On Sale: November 19, 2013
Price: $22.95

This German World War I fighter squadron led by a Blue Max recipient didn't include the Richtofen (the Red Baron), but it's range of colorful characters was nonetheless impressive.

Initially formed to assist in the defence of the city of Metz against French bombing raids, Royal Prussian Jagdstaffel 17 would go on... Read more >
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Aces of Jagdstaffel 17

Written by Greg Vanwyngarden
Illustrated by Harry Dempsey


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: November 19, 2013
Price: $15.95

This German World War I fighter squadron led by a Blue Max recipient didn't include the Richtofen (the Red Baron), but it's range of colorful characters was nonetheless impressive.

Initially formed to assist in the defence of the city of Metz against French bombing raids, Royal Prussian Jagdstaffel 17 would go on... Read more >
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Things a Woman Wants to Know
with an illustrated section on the folding of serviettes
Written by Isobel of Home Notes


Format: eBook, 176 pages
On Sale: November 19, 2013
Price: $10.95

This book of handy hints for the new housewife was first published in the Edwardian era, and includes recipes, medical advice, fashion tips and the dangers that can lurk in the home (e.g. the unhealthiness of carpets and the poisonous colors of wallpaper). In this new edition, the most unusual entertaining... Read more >
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World War I Companion
World War I Companion
Written by Mathias Strohn
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781782001881
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World War I Companion

Written by Mathias Strohn


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
On Sale: November 19, 2013
Price: $27.95

2014 sees the centenary of the start of World War I, the Great War - the war to end all wars. This four-year conflict saw the major powers of the world commit their forces on an unparalleled scale, principally in the trenches of the Western Front, but also throughout the world... Read more >
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World War I Companion

Written by Mathias Strohn


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: November 19, 2013
Price: $9.99

2014 sees the centenary of the start of World War I, the Great War - the war to end all wars. This four-year conflict saw the major powers of the world commit their forces on an unparalleled scale, principally in the trenches of the Western Front, but also throughout the world... Read more >
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The Imperial Season
America's Capital in the Time of the First Ambassadors, 1893-1918
Written by William Seale


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: November 12, 2013
Price: $27.95

This story of the young city of Washington coming up in the international scene is populated with presidents, foreign diplomats, civil servants, architects, artists, and influential hosts and hostesses who were enamored of the idea of world power but had little idea of the responsibilities involved.

Between the Spanish American War and... Read more >
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The Imperial Season
The Imperial Season
Written by William Seale
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781588343918
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The Imperial Season
America's Capital in the Time of the First Ambassadors, 1893-1918
Written by William Seale


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
On Sale: November 12, 2013
Price: $27.95

This story of the young city of Washington coming up in the international scene is populated with presidents, foreign diplomats, civil servants, architects, artists, and influential hosts and hostesses who were enamored of the idea of world power but had little idea of the responsibilities involved.

Between the Spanish American War and... Read more >
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The Seduction of Place
The Seduction of Place
Written by Joseph Rykwert
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780804151726
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The Seduction of Place
The History and Future of Cities
Written by Joseph Rykwert


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: November 6, 2013
Price: $13.99

No other place on earth is as full both of promise and of dread as the city; it is at once alienating and exciting. These concentrations of people have not, however, come about as the result of vast immutable, impersonal forces, but because of human choices. The worsening or betterment of... Read more >
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Spacefarers
Images of Astronauts and Cosmonauts in the Heroic Era of Spaceflight
Edited by Michael J. Neufeld


Format: eBook, 260 pages
On Sale: November 6, 2013
Price: $29.95

The recent 50th anniversaries of the first human spaceflights by the Soviet Union and the United States, and the 30th anniversary of the launching of the first U.S. Space Shuttle mission, have again brought to mind the pioneering accomplishments of the first quarter century of humans in space. Historians, political scientists... Read more >
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The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965
The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965
Written by William Manchester and Paul Reid
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780345548634
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The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965

Written by William Manchester and Paul Reid


Format: Trade Paperback, 1200 pages
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $20.00

Spanning the years 1940 to 1965, The Last Lion: Defender of the Realm begins shortly after Winston Churchill became prime minister—when Great Britain stood alone against the overwhelming might of Nazi Germany. In brilliant prose and informed by decades of research, William Manchester and Paul Reid recount how Churchill organized his... Read more >
Cover-Up
Cover-Up
Written by Seymour M. Hersh
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780804151160
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Cover-Up

Written by Seymour M. Hersh


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: October 30, 2013
Price: $11.99

The Pulitzer Prize winner who first disclosed the massacre at My Lai 4 uncovers the full story of how those involved - from private to general - kept it secret. What he reveals is shocking - from the amorphous but very real "West Point Protective Association" to the fact that an... Read more >
The Samson Option
The Samson Option
Written by Seymour M. Hersh
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780804151061
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The Samson Option
Israel's Nuclear Arsenal and American Foreign Policy
Written by Seymour M. Hersh


Format: eBook, 354 pages
On Sale: October 30, 2013
Price: $11.99

An investigation into Israel's nuclear capabilities discloses information about the country's rush toward nuclear status, its collaboration with South Africa and Iran, and its espionage activities. Read more >
The Book of Gun Trivia
Essential Firepower Facts
Written by Gordon Rottman


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: October 22, 2013
Price: $9.99

A complete guide to weapons history, facts, myths and trivia, covering everything you wanted to know, didn’t want to know, and don’t know you need to know...
 
Gordon Rottman offers a step by step guide through interesting gun facts and statistics, including a section on ammunition, while breaking apart popular myths and... Read more >
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The Book of Gun Trivia
The Book of Gun Trivia
Written by Gordon Rottman
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781782007692
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The Book of Gun Trivia
Essential Firepower Facts
Written by Gordon Rottman


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
On Sale: October 22, 2013
Price: $14.95

From muskets to the Winchester '76, Mauser, Colt M1911, Thompson submachine gun, MG42, Browning .50 machine gun, M1 Garand, M16, AK47, FNFAL, and Galil rifles, The Little Book of Gun Trivia brings together fascinating facts and little-known details of some of the world's key firearms. 

Offering a step by step guide through... Read more >
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The British Sailor of the Second World War
The British Sailor of the Second World War
Written by Angus Konstam
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747812371
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The British Sailor of the Second World War

Written by Angus Konstam


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: October 22, 2013
Price: $12.95

This title tells the dramatic story of how the Royal Navy transformed ordinary citizens into first-rate and fearless sailors and navy personnel during World War II. It covers how they were recruited and trained, and how they endured life at sea in hostile waters, protecting convoys in the Atlantic, hunting submarines... Read more >
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The British Sailor of the Second World War

Written by Angus Konstam


Format: eBook, 56 pages
On Sale: October 22, 2013
Price: $7.95

This title tells the dramatic story of how the Royal Navy transformed ordinary citizens into first-rate and fearless sailors and navy personnel during World War II. It covers how they were recruited and trained, and how they endured life at sea in hostile waters, protecting convoys in the Atlantic, hunting submarines... Read more >
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Map of the British Empire, 1905
Map of the British Empire, 1905
Written by Algernon Methuen
Format: Non-traditional book
ISBN: 9781908402509
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Map of the British Empire, 1905

Written by Algernon Methuen


Format: Non-traditional book, 1 pages
On Sale: October 22, 2013
Price: $9.95

The dawn of the twentieth century was the height of the British Empire and this map is a beautiful visual history of the 11 million square miles which was home to 400 million citizens of the crown. This full color reproduction of the contemporary 1905 world map shows details of global trade including... Read more >
Things a Woman Wants to Know
Things a Woman Wants to Know
Written by Isobel of Home Notes
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781908402639
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Things a Woman Wants to Know
An Edwardian Housewife's Guide to Life
Written by Isobel of Home Notes


Format: Hardcover, 172 pages
On Sale: October 22, 2013
Price: $12.95

This book of handy hints for the new housewife was first published in the Edwardian era, and includes recipes, medical advice, fashion tips and the dangers that can lurk in the home (e.g. the unhealthiness of carpets and the poisonous colors of wallpaper). In this new edition, the most unusual entertaining... Read more >
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