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A Long Dream of Home

by Siddhartha Gigoo & Varad Sharma Bloomsbury Publishing (October 18, 2016)

Twenty-five years ago, in the winter of 1990, about four hundred thousand Pandits of Kashmir were forced to leave Kashmir, their homeland, to save their lives when militancy erupted there. Even today, they continue...

Modi Doctrine

by Sreeram Chaulia Bloomsbury Publishing (October 10, 2016)

Since becoming India's prime minister in 2014, Narendra Modi has been a tour de force in foreign policymaking. A vastly experienced administrator who has held key public positions as chief minister of an Indian...

The Ethical Carnivore

by Louise Gray Bloomsbury Publishing (September 22, 2016)

We should all know exactly where our meat comes from. But what if you took this modern day maxim to its logical conclusion? What if you only ate animals you killed yourself?

Fed up of friends claiming to care...

Bell X-1

by Peter E. Davies, Jim Laurier & Gareth Hector Bloomsbury Publishing (September 22, 2016)

In 1947, no one knew if it was possible to break the 'sound barrier'. The Bell X-1 was the tiny, rocket-powered craft that finally broke it. It was the result of innovative designers and engineers turning their...

British Luxury Cars of the 1950s and Â?60s

by James TAYLOR Bloomsbury Publishing (September 22, 2016)

In the 1950s and 1960s, luxury car buyers, from government ministers to captains of industry, almost invariably bought British. These were stately, dignified, and grand vehicles, with many featuring leather...

The Famine Ships

by Edward Laxton Bloomsbury Publishing (August 25, 2016)

Between 1846 and 1851 more than a million Irish people, the famine claimed a million lives. The Famine Ships tells the sory of the courage and determination of those who crossed the Atlantic in leaky, overcrowded...

Science and the City

by Laurie Winkless Bloomsbury Publishing (August 11, 2016)

Cities are a big deal. More people now live in them than don't, and with a growing world population, the urban jungle is only going to get busier in the coming decades. But how often do we stop to think about...

British Diesel Locomotives of the 1950s and Â?60s

by Greg Morse Bloomsbury Publishing (July 28, 2016)

After the Second World War, the drive for the modernisation of Britain's railways ushered in a new breed of locomotive: the Diesel. Diesel-powered trains had been around for some time, but faced with a coal...

A Life on the Lines

by R H N Hardy Bloomsbury Publishing (June 30, 2016)

During much of his early career, from 1944 through to the early 1960s, Richard Hardy took hundreds of pictures of life on the railways and the men he knew and worked with on a daily basis, using his trusty Brownie...

Reeds Vol 5: Ship Construction for Marine Engineers

by Paul Anthony Russell & E.A. Stokoe Bloomsbury Publishing (June 30, 2016)

This textbook covers ship construction techniques and methods for all classes of Merchant Navy marine deck and engineering Certificates of Competency (CoC) as well as Undergraduate students studying Naval Architecture...

British Submarine vs Italian Torpedo Boat

by David Greentree, Ian Palmer & Peter Dennis Bloomsbury Publishing (June 16, 2016)

As the war in North Africa escalated, Axis war efforts became increasingly dependent on supply lines across the Mediterranean. To try to cut off these lines of supply the British deployed submarines from the...

Heavy Weather Sailing 7th edition

by Peter Bruce & Robin Knox-Johnston Bloomsbury Publishing (June 16, 2016)

For 50 years Heavy Weather Sailing has been regarded as the ultimate international authority on surviving storms at sea aboard sailing and motor vessels. The first edition was compiled by Kaines Adlard Coles...

The Camper Van Bible

by Martin Dorey Bloomsbury Publishing (June 09, 2016)

The Camper Van Bible is THE definitive glovebox bible for anyone who owns or 'would die for' a camper van. In this book Martin Dorey, acknowledged camper van expert and presenter of BBC2's 'One Man and His Campervan',...

The Hurricane Pocket Manual

by Martin Robson Bloomsbury Publishing (May 19, 2016)

The Hawker Hurricane was a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was designed and predominantly built by Hawker Aircraft Ltd for the RAF. Although overshadowed by the Spitfire, during the Battle of Britain...

Navigational Instruments

by Richard Dunn Bloomsbury Publishing (May 19, 2016)

With over two-thirds of the globe covered by water, the ability to navigate safely and quickly across the oceans has been crucial throughout human history. As seafarers attempted longer and longer voyages from...

The Mosquito Pocket Manual

by Martin Robson Bloomsbury Publishing (May 19, 2016)

The de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito was a British multi-role combat aircraft with a two-man crew that served during and after the Second World War. It was one of few operational front-line aircraft of the era constructed...

Warship 2016

by John Jordan & Stephen Dent Bloomsbury Publishing (May 19, 2016)

Warship 2016 is devoted to the design, development and service history of the world's combat ships. Featuring a broad range of articles from a select panel of distinguished international contributors, this latest...


by John Dibbs & Tony Holmes Bloomsbury Publishing (May 19, 2016)

The Spitfire turns 80 on 5 March 2016, and the passion for the RAF's best-loved fighter is running at an all-time high. There are more than 50 Spitfires flying in the world today, and John Dibbs has shot virtually...

The Great Deception

by Christopher Booker & Richard North Bloomsbury Publishing (April 07, 2016)

Now published with a new preface explaining why The Great Deception is of the utmost importance today as it was when it was first published and to coincide with Great Britain's EU referendum in 2016, this book...

Death on Earth

by Jules Howard Bloomsbury Publishing (March 10, 2016)

There is nothing more life-affirming than understanding death in all its forms.

Natural selection depends on death; little would evolve without it. Every animal on Earth is shaped by its presence and fashioned...

Railway Guns of World War II

by Steven J. Zaloga & Peter Dennis Bloomsbury Publishing (February 25, 2016)

World War II marked the zenith of railway gun development. Although many of the railway guns deployed at the start of the conflict were of World War I vintage, Germany's ambitious development programme saw the...

Electronic Dreams

by Tom Lean Bloomsbury Publishing (February 11, 2016)

How did computers invade the homes and cultural life of 1980s Britain?

Remember the ZX Spectrum? Ever have a go at programming with its stretchy rubber keys? How about the BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, or Commodore...

Marine B SBS

by Ian Blake Bloomsbury Publishing (December 20, 2015)

In 1943 Sergeant 'Tiger' Tiller was already a seasoned veteran and a surviving member of the 'Cockleshell Heroes'. However, his war was far from over as he joined the newly formed detachment of the Special Boat...

When the Office Went to War

by Clare Horrie & Kathryn Phelps Bloomsbury Publishing (December 10, 2015)

During the course of the First World War, staff of the Great Western Railway's Audit Office sent letters and photographs back to their employer in Paddington, which were in turn collated into monthly "newslettersÂ??...

The First Blitz

by Ian Castle Bloomsbury Publishing (October 20, 2015)

This book tells the story of Germany's strategic air offensive against Britain, and how it came to be neutralized. The first Zeppelin attack on London came in May 1915 Â? and with it came the birth of a new...

Jihad Academy

by Nicolas Hénin & Martin Makinson Bloomsbury Publishing (September 30, 2015)

When you keep repeating that the worst is about to happen, it finally does. The threat of terrorism has caught up with us. By invading Iraq in 2003 and not intervening in Syria since 2011, we have helped fuel...

Goblins and Ghosties

by Maggie Pearson & Francesca Greenwood Bloomsbury Publishing (September 14, 2015)

A stunning selection of folk tales and legends about things that go bump in the night. A wide variety of traditional stories from all over the world, ranging from magical to farcical, unnerving to terrifying....

Serpents and Werewolves

by Lari Don & Francesca Greenwood Bloomsbury Publishing (September 10, 2015)

A brilliant collection of folk tales: from the girl whose stepmother turned her into a dragon, to the werewolf's bride, and the god who became a fish but was caught in his own net...

Stories from the Americas,...


by John Mann Bloomsbury Publishing (August 13, 2015)

'The Jewish people in its very being constitutes a living protest against a world of hatred, violence and war'

Emeritus Chief Rabbi, Lord Sacks

The history of Jewish persecution is as old as the written word,...


by Tony Holmes Bloomsbury Publishing (May 20, 2015)

The Spitfire is an icon of World War II, becoming the darling of the British public through defending the skies during the Battle of Britain. The Spitfire's combat ability and superb handling meant it was loved...

Blood Ransom

by John Boyle Bloomsbury Publishing (May 14, 2015)

For the first time in history, the navies of every superpower on the planet have united against a common enemy Â? a couple of thousand rag tag underfed men and boys. Crammed together in tiny open boats,they...

A Century of Motoring

by Jon Pressnell Bloomsbury Publishing (May 10, 2015)

The lot of the motorist has changed greatly over the last hundred years. In the early twentieth century, only the most wealthy could afford a motor car and there were very few rules and regulations. Now most...

Aston Martin

by Richard Loveys Bloomsbury Publishing (April 10, 2015)

Aston Martin is now more than a century old Â? and what a century it has been. Since its birth in London on the eve of the First World War, the company has experienced the highs of racing triumph Â? most famously...

Railway Architecture

by Bill Fawcett Bloomsbury Publishing (January 10, 2015)

The great arched train sheds of Victorian Britain are often seen as the nineteenth-century equivalent of medieval cathedrals: once specific railway buildings became necessary around 1830 British architects seized...

The Imperial Japanese Navy in the Pacific War

by Mark Stille Bloomsbury Publishing (November 20, 2014)

The Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) was the third most powerful navy in the world at the start of World War II, and came to dominate the Pacific in the early months of the war. This was a remarkable turnaround...

Captured Eagles

by Frederick A. Johnsen Bloomsbury Publishing (October 20, 2014)

The growth in size, lethality, and technology of the German Luftwaffe was of concern to some defense planners in the United States before American entry into the war. Learning about the Luftwaffe became a significant...

Railway Accidents

by Greg Morse Bloomsbury Publishing (October 10, 2014)

Britain's rail network is now among the safest in the world, but the journey that brought it to that point has been long and eventful. Early incidents like the felling of William Huskisson MP by Stephenson's...

Clipper Ships and the Golden Age of Sail

by Sam Jefferson Bloomsbury Publishing (October 09, 2014)

In the era of commercial sail, clipper ships were the ultimate expression of speed and grace. Racing out to the gold fields of America and Australia, and breaking speed records carrying tea back from China,...

Victor Two

by Peter Crossland Bloomsbury Publishing (September 24, 2014)

The Israeli government was persuaded at the last minute not to enter the Gulf War when they were told that it was the SAS who were hunting for Scud missiles and disrupting Iraqi communications. The SAS forces...

Be Your Own Boat Surveyor

by Dag Pike Bloomsbury Publishing (September 11, 2014)

Boats are expensive and they are complicated - unless you are going to pay a professional to carry out a survey (at yet more expense) it is invaluable to be able to:

- quickly assess a potential purchase for...

Volkswagen Beetle

by Richard Copping Bloomsbury Publishing (September 10, 2014)

Few cars have achieved the iconic status of Volkswagen's classic and much-loved Beetle Â? yet its origins are intertwined with the dark days of Nazism. This book looks at those origins, at the marque's initial...

The Touring Caravan

by Andrew Jenkinson Bloomsbury Publishing (September 10, 2014)

From the original horse-drawn caravan to the sophisticated and well-appointed luxury leisure vehicle we know today, this book follows the dynamic evolution of the touring caravan over the last century. Using...

Smugglers and Smuggling

by Trevor May Bloomsbury Publishing (August 10, 2014)

Smuggling was rife in Britain between the seventeenth and mid-nineteenth centuries, and since then smugglers have come often to be romanticised as cheeky rogues Â? as highwaymen of the coasts and Robin Hood...

American Tanks & AFVs of World War II

by Michael Green Bloomsbury Publishing (July 20, 2014)

The entry of the U.S. into World War II provided the Allies with the industrial might to finally take the war to German and Japanese forces across the world. Central to this was the focus of the American military...

Railway Ribaldry

by W. Heath Robinson Bloomsbury Publishing (June 10, 2014)

First published for the centenary of the Great Western Railway in 1935, 'Railway Ribaldry' is an affectionate and humorous look at life on board the company's famous trains, incorporating some of William Heath...

Learn to Navigate

by Basil Mosenthal Bloomsbury Publishing (June 05, 2014)

Learn to Navigate has been a bestseller since first publication. It is the ideal introduction for anyone wanting to learn the basics of what navigation is all about. This fourth edition is now in full colour...


by Peter Taylor Bloomsbury Publishing (May 29, 2014)

In the final part of his trilogy exploring 'The Troubles' in Northern Ireland, Peter Taylor talks to undercover agents of the British state and reveals for the first time the hidden secrets of the war they waged...

Inside the Banking Crisis

by Hugh Pym Bloomsbury Publishing (May 22, 2014)

It was one of the gravest challenges faced by any British government in peacetime. The banking system, taken for granted by most of the population to pay for life's essentials, came close to collapse. Yet nobody...

US Marine Corps Fighter Squadrons of World War II

by Barrett Tillman Bloomsbury Publishing (May 20, 2014)

The US Marine Corps has a long heritage of aviation excellence, a reputation that was largely built on the impact and performance of the "flying leathernecksÂ?? in the bitter fighting in the Pacific during...


by Margie Siegal Bloomsbury Publishing (May 10, 2014)

Harley-Davidson: words that evoke the open American road and the 'Made in America' tradition like no others. The sweeping chopper handlebars, the distinctive throaty 'potato potato' roar of the engine and the...