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English History: People, places and events that built a country (Collins Little Books)

by Robert Peal Collins (October 04, 2018)

A concise guide to key events, people and places in English history and how England has come to be what it is today. From prehistoric England, Stonehenge and the Romans to modern times.

Key events, people and...


Dictators (Collins Gem)

by Sean Callery Collins (May 30, 2017)

Revolutionaries, despots and tyrants – over 40 of the most totalitarian leaders in the world.

This ebook has been made from the 2007 edition.

Want to know which dictator ruled the longest, who added his own...


Railway Day Trips: 160 classic train journeys around Britain

by Julian Holland Collins (April 06, 2017)

Fully updated essential guide to exploring Britain by train, Railway Day Trips is ideal for anyone planning or looking for inspiration for a rail journey. From bestselling railway author Julian Holland.

This...


Tartans & Highland Dress (Collins Scottish Archive)

by Collins Collins (November 03, 2016)

A small format gift book which is a reproduction of the popular Collins book ‘Tartans & Highland Dress’ published in 1961. This is a detailed guide to how to correctly wear the Scottish national dress along...


The Great World War 1914–1945: 1. Lightning Strikes Twice

by Peter Liddle, John Bourne & Ian Whitehead Collins (February 19, 2015)

Comparing and contrasting the World Wars.

This will be a landmark in military history: a collaborative venture between historians from 20 different countries addressing every aspect of the two world wars. The...


Ancient Egypt (Collins Gem)

by David Pickering Collins (October 02, 2014)

All the essential facts on ancient Egypt covering mummification, the pharaohs, the pyramids and the mysterious rituals.

The ancient Egyptians have fascinated and enthralled the minds of millions down the centuries....


Mapping Le Tour: The unofficial history of all 100 Tour de France races

by Ellis Bacon & Cavendish Collins (May 22, 2014)

Recommended for viewing on colour device.

Mapping Le Tour charts the course of every race route in cycling’s most prestigious event, including a special section on the 2014 Tour de France.

This new ebook edition...


SAS and Other Special Forces (Collins Gem)

by Collins Collins (April 10, 2014)

Who are the world's best soldiers? Since the Iranian Embassy siege in 1980, the Falklands and the 1991 Gulf War, the British SAS have often been described as the greatest experts in Special Operations.

What...


Remembering D-day: Personal Histories of Everyday Heroes

by Martin Bowman Collins (March 27, 2014)

Seventy years on, D-Day remains the greatest combined military operation of all time. Published in association with the Imperial War Museum, this is a remarkable collection of the stories of those who took part....


Scottish History: From Bannockburn to Holyrood (Collins Little Books)

by John Abernethy Collins (March 13, 2014)

From prehistoric Scotland to the 2014 referendum for independence, this little ebook covers all of the main events in Scottish history.

A concise and excellent guide to Scottish history and how Scotland has...


Clans and Tartans (Collins Little Books)

by Scottish Tartans Authority Collins (March 13, 2014)

Optimised for colour tablets. The tartan images in this e-book are not suitable for viewing on black and white e-ink devices.

The perfect introduction to Scottish tartans. Produced in association with the Scottish...


Hitler’s Terror Weapons: The Price of Vengeance

by Roy Irons & Richard Overy Collins (December 19, 2013)

Did Hitler’s use of unproven exotic weapons cost him the war? Were they worth the price? What effect did the V weapons have on Allied plans, morale and supplies? Roy Irons also investigates Hitler’s thirst...


For Five Shillings a Day: Personal Histories of World War II

by Dr. Richard Campbell-Begg & Dr. Peter Liddle Collins (December 19, 2013)

An amazing collection of eyewitness accounts of the British experience in World War II. First-hand narratives are drawn from every rank of the army and every corner of the conflict to create a moving and illuminating...


Ancient Rome (Collins Gem)

by David Pickering Collins (November 28, 2013)

From the Colosseum to Hadrian’s Wall, Gem Ancient Rome shows us how Rome’s vast empire laid the foundations of today’s civilisation.

From aqueducts to baths, from gladiators to emperors, the fascinating...


Ancient Greece (Collins Gem)

by David Pickering Collins (November 28, 2013)

From theatre to politics, no other single civilisation has influenced the Western world more profoundly than that of ancient Greece.

From the roots of democracy to philosophy and mathematics, it’s fascinating...


Pirates (Collins Gem)

by David Pickering Collins (November 28, 2013)

An entertaining and authoritative introduction to the world of piracy – history comes to life through a compelling factual narrative and enlightening illustrations.

Why did seamen become pirates? What was...


Martyrs and Mystics

by Ed Glinert Collins (November 28, 2013)

A guided tour of Britain’s spiritual heritage

Did Joseph of Arimathea really bring the holy grail to Glastonbury? Why do many conspicracy theorists believe architects such as Wren and Hawksmoore secretly built...


The Suicide Raid: Lieutenant Corran Purdon (Tales from the Special Forces Shorts, Book 4)

by Sean Rayment Collins (February 28, 2013)

This is Corran Purdon’s story, one of five true-life recollections from the Second World War in Tales From The Special Forces Club.

The Special Forces Club is a fabled gentlemen’s club, based in the heart...


The Moonlight Squadron: Squadron Leader Leonard Ratcliff (Tales from the Special Forces Shorts, Book 3)

by Sean Rayment Collins (February 28, 2013)

This is Leonard Ratcliff’s story, one of five true-life recollections from the Second World War in Tales From The Special Forces Club.

The Special Forces Club is a fabled gentlemen’s club, based in the heart...


The Hell of Burma: Sergeant Harry Verlander (Tales from the Special Forces Shorts, Book 2)

by Sean Rayment Collins (February 28, 2013)

This is Harry Verlander’s story, one of five true-life recollections from the Second World War in Tales From The Special Forces Club.

The Special Forces Club is a fabled gentlemen’s club, based in the heart...


Fighting Rommel: Captain Mike Sadler (Tales from the Special Forces Shorts, Book 1)

by Sean Rayment Collins (February 28, 2013)

This is Mike Sadler’s story, one of five true-life recollections from the Second World War in Tales From The Special Forces Club.

The Special Forces Club is a fabled gentlemen’s club, based in the heart...


Tales from the Special Forces Club

by Sean Rayment Collins (February 14, 2013)

Stories of real-life bravery and courage-under-fire contribute to a unique and poignant record of a club created for heroes.

There are just a handful of men and women alive today who served and fought with the...


The New Elizabethans: Sixty Portraits of our Age

by James Naughtie Collins (October 11, 2012)

The exciting tie-in to the major new series on Radio 4, written and presented by one of the UK’s leading commentators on social and political life - Jim Naughtie.

The perfect read for anyone who wants to gauge...


Fifty Things You Need to Know About World History

by Hugh Williams Collins (September 02, 2010)

What are the key 50 events you really need to understand to grasp the developments of our world?

In this highly entertaining read Hugh Williams distils world history into an insightful overview. By selecting...


Beauty and Atrocity: People, Politics and Ireland’s Fight for Peace

by Joshua Levine Collins (June 24, 2010)

An ambitious and powerful account of modern Irish history through the eyes of those who experienced it at first hand.

Forty years after the Provisional IRA was formed and British troops arrived in Ireland, Peter...


Ten Fighter Boys

by Squadron Leader Hubert Allen, D.F.C., Wing Commander Athol Forbes, D.F.C. & Jimmy Corbin Collins (January 21, 2010)

The extraordinary stories of ten fighter pilots, told in their very own words during the Second World War.

First published by Collins in 1942, this utterly compelling collection of first-hand accounts of ten...


The Real Band of Brothers: First-hand accounts from the last British survivors of the Spanish Civil War

by Max Arthur Collins (August 20, 2009)

Personal stories from the men and women who volunteered to fight for a cause they passionately believed in.

The Spanish Civil War, which raged from 1936-9, was a brutal and intense war which claimed well over...


Fifty Things You Need To Know About British History

by Hugh Williams Collins (November 13, 2008)

What are the 50 key events you need to understand to grasp British history?

If you could choose the 50 things that define British history, events of significance not only in themselves, but in their importance...