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Widowmaker

by Tim Hillier-Graves Casemate (August 31, 2020)

“Despite everything, I felt very lucky to have flown Corsairs. They were the best, you know, even though it took me sometime to realize this when so many friends died flying them.” (Colin Facer, Corsair...


Mines and Miners of Cornwall and Devon

by Anthony Burton Pen and Sword History (August 30, 2020)

Tin mining has existed in Cornwall and parts of Devon from before the Romans arrived in Britain, this volume which is Anthony Burtons one hundredth book, marks a milestone in the authors writing career.

The book...


VCs of the Second World War

by Stephen Wynn Pen and Sword Military (August 30, 2020)

During the Second World War, the Victoria Cross - the highest honor to be given to British or Commonwealth forces - was awarded on 182 occasions to 181 recipients, 85 of which were bestowed posthumously.

Presented...


Cromwell's Failed State and the Monarchy

by Timothy Venning Pen and Sword Military (August 19, 2020)

Regicide, military dictatorship, war and rumors of war, opposition from all sides and collapse of a 'failed state': such is the story of Oliver Cromwell's unique experiment in the governance of Britain, following...


Captain John Smith, Adventurer

by R E Pritchard Pen and Sword History (July 30, 2020)

Captain John Smith is best remembered for his association with Pocahontas, but this was only a small part of an extraordinary life filled with danger and adventure. As a soldier, he fought the Turks in Eastern...


Arsenal

by Anton Rippon White Owl (July 30, 2020)

Arsenal: The Story of a Football Club in 101 Lives tells the history of the Gunners through the biographies of key individuals associated with the club from its formation in the gas-lit days of Victorian Britain...


Between the lines

by Charles, Alsacien-Lo Charles, Alsacien-Lo (April 25, 2020)

In 1871, Germany annexed the French eastern provinces of Alsace and Lorraine. Though it conquered their territory, Germany failed in winning over the hearts and minds of many of their people. In December 1917,...


Where I Come From

by Aaron Sanchez Abrams Press (September 30, 2019)

America’s most prominent Latino chef shares the story behind his food, his family, and his professional journey 

Before Chef Aaron Sanchez rose to fame on shows like MasterChef and Chopped, he was a restless...


A Life in Movies

by Irwin Winkler Abrams Press (May 06, 2019)

A rollicking autobiography from the legendary producer of GoodfellasRocky, and Raging Bull, and an insider’s account of making movies in Hollywood over half a century

 

The list of films Irwin Winkler...


A Grand Success!

by David Sproxton, Peter Lord, Matt Groening & Nick Park Abrams Press (January 14, 2019)

Aardman Animations was founded in 1972 by Peter Lord and David Sproxton. Joined by animator Nick Park in 1985, Aardman pioneered a quirky, lovable style of stop-motion animation and is behind a string of unforgettable...


Vincent van Gogh

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (November 25, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Find out everything you need to know about the life and work of Vincent van Gogh in just 50 minutes with this straightforward and engaging guide!

Vincent van Gogh was a Dutch...


Michelangelo

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (November 25, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Find out everything you need to know about the life and work of Michelangelo in just 50 minutes with this straightforward and engaging guide!

Michelangelo is one of the most influential...


Tito

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (November 25, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life and career of Josip Broz Tito in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life of Josip...


Leonardo da Vinci

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (November 25, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Find out everything you need to know about the life and work of Leonardo da Vinci in just 50 minutes with this straightforward and engaging guide!

Leonardo da Vinci was an artist,...


Gustav Klimt

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (November 25, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Find out everything you need to know about the life and work of Gustav Klimt in just 50 minutes with this straightforward and engaging guide!

Gustav Klimt was one of the most...


Marie Curie

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (May 30, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life and career of Marie Curie in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and work of Marie...


Coco Chanel

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (March 04, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life and career of Coco Chanel in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the work of the iconic...


Saint Thomas Aquinas

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (March 04, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Saint Thomas Aquinas in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life, work and ideas...


Andrew Jackson

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (February 06, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life and career of Andrew Jackson in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life, times and...


Agatha Christie

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (February 06, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Find out everything you need to know about the life and work of Agatha Christie in just 50 minutes with this straightforward and engaging guide!

Few writers have ever shaped a...


Saddam Hussein

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (February 06, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Saddam Hussein in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the rise and fall of Saddam Hussein....


Jane Austen

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (February 06, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Find out everything you need to know about the life and work of Jane Austen in just 50 minutes with this straightforward and engaging guide!

During her lifetime, Jane Austen lived...


Edgar Allan Poe

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (February 06, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Find out everything you need to know about the life and work of Edgar Allan Poe in just 50 minutes with this straightforward and engaging guide!

Edgar Allan Poe was one of the...


The Beatles

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (February 06, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the career of the Beatles in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life, times and music of the...


Tutankhamun

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (February 06, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life and legacy of Tutankhamun in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and legacy of...


Princess Diana

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (February 06, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Princess Diana in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life of Diana, Princess of...


Nelson Mandela

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (January 03, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Nelson Mandela in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of Nelson Mandela's lifelong fight...


Franklin D. Roosevelt

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (January 03, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life and career of Franklin D. Roosevelt in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and...


Émile Zola

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (January 03, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Find out everything you need to know about the life and work of Émile Zola in just 50 minutes with this straightforward and engaging guide!

Émile Zola was the leading figure...


Oscar Wilde

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (January 03, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Find out everything you need to know about the life and work of Oscar Wilde in just 50 minutes with this straightforward and engaging guide!

Oscar Wilde was one of the best-known...


Francisco Goya

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (November 22, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Find out everything you need to know about the life and work of Francisco Goya in just 50 minutes with this straightforward and engaging guide!

Francisco Goya is one of the most...


Miguel de Cervantes

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (November 22, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Find out everything you need to know about the life and work of Miguel de Cervantes in just 50 minutes with this straightforward and engaging guide!

Miguel de Cervantes is often...


Albert Camus

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (November 22, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Find out everything you need to know about the life and work of Albert Camus in just 50 minutes with this straightforward and engaging guide!

Albert Camus is one of the most celebrated...


Albert Einstein

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (August 10, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Albert Einstein in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and career of Albert...


Henry Ford

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (May 23, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Henry Ford in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and career of Henry Ford....


The Watergate Scandal

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (May 23, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the events of the Watergate scandal in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the Watergate scandal....


Joan of Arc

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (May 23, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Joan of Arc in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of Joan of Arc. As the Hundred Years'...


Oliver Cromwell

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (April 27, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Oliver Cromwell in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life of Oliver Cromwell....


James Monroe

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (April 27, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of James Monroe in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and presidency of James...


Eisenhower

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (April 09, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Dwight D. Eisenhower in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of Dwight D. Eisenhower. In...


Vasco da Gama

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (April 09, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Vasco da Gama in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the maritime voyages of Vasco da...


Thomas Jefferson

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (March 15, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Thomas Jefferson in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of Thomas Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson...


Stalin

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (March 15, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Stalin in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life of Joseph Stalin. Following the...


Winston Churchill

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (February 28, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Winston Churchill in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life of Winston Churchill....


Napoleon Bonaparte

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (February 28, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Napoleon Bonaparte in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of Napoleon Bonaparte. In the...


Theodore Roosevelt

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (February 28, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Theodore Roosevelt in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of Theodore Roosevelt. Roosevelt...


Nixon

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (February 28, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the career of Richard Nixon in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and political career...


Magellan

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (February 28, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Ferdinand Magellan in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of Ferdinand Magellan. In early...


Marie-Antoinette

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (February 28, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Marie-Antoinette in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and reign of Marie-Antoinette....


Margaret Thatcher

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (February 28, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Margaret Thatcher in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of Margaret Thatcher. In the 1970s,...