As a change from my largely sea-oriented selections this BookPick focuses on life ashore – with a witty discourse on the Georgian world of the elegant dining room, and the amazing story of Mrs Biggs, who certainly didn’t conform to the time’s expectations of her sex. As well, there’s a light-hearted compilation of animal tales of the 18th and 19th centuries, and an account of the last governor of Hong Kong, a colony that grew from a barren rock in Kydd’s day to a global powerhouse.
A detailed review of the life of Heinrich Himmler and an analysis of the horrors he encouraged and oversaw. This new book looks closely at one of the most notorious individuals of recent history – Very Highly Recommended.
There have been books covering British artillery in WWII, but this one really stands out. This new book is a deeply researched volume that includes many illustrations and supplements – Highly Recommended.
This is a fascinating, moving, inspiring story of an extraordinary man. This new book gives a warm and sympathetic biography of a man who really did achieve against all odds and was much liked by his comrades – Strongly Recommended.
The WWII Battle of the Atlantic has received much more coverage than the WWI Battle of the Atlantic. This new book gives a comprehensive coverage to the subject of the WWI anti-submarine warfare with fresh insight – Strongly Recommended.
A new book in the popular Images of War series, taking a look at German airborne forces. This new book provides a comprehensive look at German airborne forces in their glory days as paratroopers and glider troops to their use as elite light infantry serving on the ground – Much Recommended.
The Images of War series has become extremely popular across a wide readership, including some who do not otherwise purchase military history books. This new book provides an outstanding selection of tank destroyer images and good descriptive text – Much Recommended.
The Images of War series has become extremely popular across a wide readership, including some who do not otherwise purchase military history books. This new book provides the story of one of the best known commanders of WWII, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel – Much Recommended.