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Risk and Uncertainty in the Art World

by Anna M. Dempster Bloomsbury Publishing (April 10, 2014)

This edited book offers the first complete overview of risk in the art market by bringing together contributions from a wide range of international thought-leaders on the topic Â? both practitioners and leading...


by Graham Robson Bloomsbury Publishing (September 20, 2012)

Sir William Lyons enjoyed a seemingly unstoppable rise to fame and fortune in the motor industry, and the Jaguar brand that he introduced became world-famous. Yet it did not happen overnight. In the 1920s he...

Classic Candy

by Darlene Lacey Bloomsbury Publishing (May 10, 2013)

Whether classics like Hershey's, Mars and M&Ms or trend-setters like PEZ and Atomic Fireballs, candy has a special place� in the hearts and memories of most Americans, who to this day� consume more...

Museums in Britain

by Christine Garwood Bloomsbury Publishing (June 10, 2014)

Museums are at the heart of the nation's cultural life, bastions of Britishness in almost every major city and town. Together they detail myriad aspects of our heritage: from lawnmowers to cuckoo clocks, pencils...


by Jon Mountfort Bloomsbury Publishing (November 20, 2011)

Scalextric, the ultimate boys' toy, arrived in toyshops in 1957. The first-ever electric slot-car system, with uncontrollable tinplate cars running on heavy rubber track, it brought the speed and glamour of...

Bridal Fashion 1900Â?1950

by Kathleen York Bloomsbury Publishing (February 10, 2013)

From homespun to haute couture, the dresses worn by American brides in the first half of the twentieth century had myriad influences. In Bridal Fashion 1900Â?1950, living-history expert Kathleen York takes...

What Tommy Took to War

by Peter Doyle & Chris Foster Bloomsbury Publishing (March 10, 2014)

On the centenary of the Great War comes this poignant look at fifty objects never far from Tommy's side Â? official uniform, good-luck charms, phrasebooks, a sweetheart's letter, some unexpected and others...

Susie Cooper

by Alan Marshall Bloomsbury Publishing (March 10, 2013)

During her sixty-five-year career, Susie Cooper introduced more than 4,500 ceramic patterns and shapes, making her one of the most prolific, versatile and influential designers the industry has ever seen. Between...


by Mark Miller Bloomsbury Publishing (February 10, 2013)

Bowling is a favorite pastime for millions of families, and since its 1960s and '70s heyday has come to seem quintessentially American. Yet in Egypt as early as 3200 BC.,and Europe as far back as 300 A.D.,games...

The Barrett Rifle

by Chris McNab, Johnny Shumate & Alan Gilliland Bloomsbury Publishing (March 24, 2016)

The Barrett M82A1 and its derivatives are among the most successful sniping rifles ever manufactured. Now entering its fourth decade of service, the short-recoil, semi-automatic system is capable of firing a...

Tunnel Rat in Vietnam

by Gordon L. Rottman & Brian Delf Bloomsbury Publishing (February 20, 2012)

In 1965, soon after the first US combat troops had arrived in Vietnam, it was realized that in some areas the Viet Cong had developed vast tunnel complexes in which to hide from the enemy. It was long known...

The Daring Dozen

by Gavin Mortimer Bloomsbury Publishing (June 20, 2012)

In this new book, Gavin Mortimer reveals the 12 legendary Special Forces commanders of World War II. Prior to the war, the concept of 'special forces' simply didn't exist, but thanks to visionary leaders like...

Japanese Special Naval Landing Forces

by Gary Nila, Robert A. Rolfe & Christa Hook Bloomsbury Publishing (December 20, 2011)

The Imperial Japanese Navy's Special Landing Force units enjoyed a reputation out of proportion to their small size. Often wrongly termed "Imperial MarinesÂ??, they were in fact sailors led by Naval officers,...

Church Misericords and Bench Ends

by Richard Hayman Bloomsbury Publishing (November 20, 2011)

With the increasing disappearance of stained glass in medieval churches, the surviving wood carvings on church misericords and bench ends are extremely important in providing an insight into the medieval mind....

The Regiment

by Rusty Firmin & Jack Hughes Bloomsbury Publishing (October 20, 2016)

From its early beginnings in World War II, the Special Air Service (SAS) has won renown in some of the most dramatic, dangerous and controversial military special operations of the 20th century. It is a secretive...

The Mosin-Nagant Rifle

by Bill Harriman, Johnny Shumate & Alan Gilliland Bloomsbury Publishing (October 20, 2016)

The Mosin-Nagant is the world's longest-surviving and most widely distributed military rifle, having armed the forces of Russia and many other countries for more than five decades. It has seen action from World...

Pack Up Your Troubles

by James TAYLOR Bloomsbury Publishing (October 06, 2016)

Artist-drawn humorous postcards were growing considerably in popularity at the start of the 20th century. When war broke out in 1914 trade in them soared as the government utilised them as a widespread means...

The Martini-Henry Rifle

by Stephen Manning & Peter Dennis Bloomsbury Publishing (May 20, 2013)

The breech-loading, single-shot .458in Martini-Henry rifle has become a symbol of both the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879 and the numerous battles in Egypt and the Sudan in 1884Â?85, but continued to be used by both...

SA80 Assault Rifles

by Neil Grant, Peter Dennis & Alan Gilliland Bloomsbury Publishing (September 22, 2016)

Now the standard weapon for British soldiers across the globe, the SA80's early years were surrounded in controversy after a series of dismal performances. It was prone to jamming in desert conditions, had several...

US Marine Corps Recon and Special Operations Uniforms & Equipment 2000Â?15

by J. Kenneth Eward Bloomsbury Publishing (January 20, 2016)

In the age of modern warfare the changing landscape of the 21st century battlefield has demanded a transformation within the US Marine Corps Special Operations. Adapting to a huge range of combat environments,...

Modern Snipers

by Leigh Neville Bloomsbury Publishing (August 25, 2016)

The years since 9/11 have seen major changes in the way snipers are employed on the modern battlefield, alongside an incredibly rapid evolution in their weapons, equipment and training. This book covers the...

US Army Soldier

by Kenneth W Estes & Howard Gerrard Bloomsbury Publishing (January 20, 2012)

In April 2003, after brief combat, Baghdad fell under US control and the Coalition Provisional Authority was formed to maintain order until a new Iraqi government became a reality. This book details the stabilization...

US Army Rangers 1989Â?2015

by Leigh Neville & Peter Dennis Bloomsbury Publishing (May 19, 2016)

Written by an expert on modern Special Forces units and the operations they undertake, this book explains the evolution of the Rangers' missions in Panama, the first Gulf War, Somalia and the post 9/11 invasions...

Operation Agreement

by John Sadler Bloomsbury Publishing (June 16, 2016)

The Special Interrogation Group (SIG) was the most exceptional of Special Forces. Created to raid behind enemy lines posing as German troops, the SIG was largely made up of German Jews who were all too aware...

The SBS in World War II

by Gavin Mortimer Bloomsbury Publishing (May 19, 2016)

The Special Boat Squadron was Britain's most exclusive Special Forces unit during World War II. Highly trained, totally secretive and utterly ruthless, the SBS was established as an entity in its own right in...

A-10 Thunderbolt II Units of Operation Enduring Freedom 2008-14

by Gary Wetzel & Jim Laurier Bloomsbury Publishing (August 20, 2015)

The untold story of A-10 units in Operation Enduring Freedom reaches its conclusion with this second of two volumes focusing on the type's combat missions in Afghanistan. Featuring numerous first-hand accounts...

Helmand to the Himalayas

by Nick Harding & David Wiseman Bloomsbury Publishing (September 05, 2014)

David Wiseman was the first soldier on the scene of one of the most devastating attacks on British soldiers in Afghanistan, witnessing the horrific aftermath of an attack on unsuspecting troops by a rogue element...

The SAS in World War II

by Gavin Mortimer Bloomsbury Publishing (June 20, 2015)

The SAS are among the best-trained and most effective Special Forces units in existence. This book is the incredible story of their origins, told in their own words. During the summer of 1941, a young Scots...

The SBS in World War II

by Gavin Mortimer Bloomsbury Publishing (September 20, 2013)

The Special Boat Squadron was Britain's most exclusive Special Forces unit during World War II. Highly trained, totally secretive and utterly ruthless, the SBS was established as an entity in its own right in...

Killing Bin Laden

by Peter Panzeri & Johnny Shumate Bloomsbury Publishing (September 20, 2014)

On May 2, 2011 a ten-year manhunt drew to a deadly end as the men of the US Naval Special Warfare Development Group (a.k.a. SEAL Team Six) closed in on their prey, Osama Bin Laden, the mastermind of the World...

HitlerÂ?s Elite

by Chris McNab Bloomsbury Publishing (October 20, 2013)

Hitler's Elite: The SS 1939Â?45 tells the complete story of the SS at individual, unit and organizational levels. Following an explanation of the SS' complex political and social origins, and its growth within...

The Gatling Gun

by Peter Smithurst & Johnny Shumate Bloomsbury Publishing (May 20, 2015)

A unique chapter in the history of firearms, the multibarrel, hand-cranked Gatling gun was one of the first practical rapid-fire weapons ever to be used in battle. It changed warfare by introducing the capability...


by Mark Galeotti & Johnny Shumate Bloomsbury Publishing (June 20, 2015)

When the shadowy, notorious Spetsnaz were first formed, they drew on a long Soviet tradition of elite, behind-the-lines commando forces from World War II and even earlier. Throughout the 1960sÂ?70s they were...

British Paratrooper 1940Â?45

by Rebecca Skinner & Graham Turner Bloomsbury Publishing (January 20, 2015)

Inspired by the exploits of the German Fallschirmjäger in the blitzkrieg campaigns, Winston Churchill called for the formation of a 5,000-strong Airborne Force in June 1940. From these beginnings The Parachute...

The Hand Grenade

by Gordon L. Rottman, Johnny Shumate & Alan Gilliland Bloomsbury Publishing (February 20, 2015)

Allowing the user to inflict damage on his opponent within throwing range without leaving cover, the portable, lethally efficient hand grenade is a ubiquitous weapon of modern warfare, and has now found its...

Those Terrible Grey Horses

by Stephen Wood Bloomsbury Publishing (May 24, 2015)

On 18 June 1815, the Royal Scots Greys charged Napoleon's infantry columns, capturing the eagle of the French 45th Infantry. Napoleon is said to have commented of the regiment, 'Ah, ces terribles chevaux gris...

German Combat Equipments 1939Â?45

by Gordon L. Rottman & Ronald Volstad Bloomsbury Publishing (August 20, 2013)

The field equipment of the German Army in World War II was closely related to that used throughout World War I and earlier, yet it was of relatively light weight, ruggedly constructed, well designed, functional,...

Ardennes 1944 Peiper & Skorzeny

by Jean-Paul Pallud & David Parker Bloomsbury Publishing (January 20, 2013)

From the earliest planning stages of the German counter-offensive in the Ardennes, Hitler was convinced of the importance of taking the Meuse bridges. He resolved that, when his forces broke through the US lines,...

South African Special Forces

by Robert Pitta & Simon Mccouaig Bloomsbury Publishing (January 20, 2013)

This book provides a highly detailed account of the history, organisation, uniforms and insignia of South African Special Forces from their origins up to the early 90s Â? units such as the 44 Parachute Brigade,...

French Foreign Legion Paratroops

by Martin Windrow & Kevin Lyles Bloomsbury Publishing (May 20, 2013)

The decision, in Spring 1948, to form two battalions of Foreign Legion paratroopers was prompted by the requirement for enlarged airborne forces in Indochina, and the healthy recruitment then employed by the...

CarlsonÂ?s Marine Raiders

by Gordon L. Rottman, Johnny Shumate & Mark Stacey Bloomsbury Publishing (June 20, 2014)

On August 17Â?18, 1942, 211 men of the US Marine Corps' 2nd Raider Battalion conducted a daring amphibious raid on the Japanese-occupied Makin Island in the South Pacific. This ambitious but flawed operation...

Storming Monte La Difensa

by Bret Werner, Johnny Shumate, Peter Dennis & Alan Gilliland Bloomsbury Publishing (February 20, 2015)

In December 1943 Monte La Difensa was part of the formidable German defences overlooking the Allies' planned route to Rome via Monte Cassino. In the First Special Service Force's first combat in the Mediterranean...

Black Ops

by Guy Bowers, Johan Egerkrans & Dmitry Burmak Bloomsbury Publishing (October 20, 2015)

Black Ops is a skirmish wargame of tactical espionage combat that recreates the tension and excitement of modern action-thrillers such as the Bond and Bourne films. The fast-play rules keep all the players in...

US Combat Shotguns

by Leroy Thompson, Peter Dennis & Alan Gilliland Bloomsbury Publishing (August 20, 2013)

When a soldier must face multiple opponents at close quarters, few weapons can match the effectiveness of the shotgun. From World War I to the War on Terror, the shotgun has been a devastating weapon in the...

The British Army in Afghanistan 2006Â?14

by Leigh Neville & Peter Dennis Bloomsbury Publishing (May 20, 2015)

Fighting an elusive and dangerous enemy far from home, the British army in Afghanistan has been involved in asymmetric warfare for the best part of a decade. The eight-year series of deployments jointly known...

Chindit vs Japanese Infantryman

by Jon Diamond & Peter Dennis Bloomsbury Publishing (February 20, 2015)

In order to keep China in the war against the Japanese, the Western Allies believed they had to return to Northern Burma. Colonel Orde Wingate, a military maverick and proponent of guerrilla warfare, knew that...

StirlingÂ?s Desert Triumph

by Gavin Mortimer, Johnny Shumate, Peter Dennis & Alan Gilliland Bloomsbury Publishing (April 20, 2015)

The night of July 26, 1942 saw one of the most audacious raids of World War II, just as the outcome of that conflict hung in the balance. In North Africa, a convoy of 18 Allied jeeps carrying Special Air Service...

Kill Rommel!

by Gavin Mortimer, Johnny Shumate, Peter Dennis & Alan Gilliland Bloomsbury Publishing (February 20, 2014)

In November 1941, a small party of British Commandos landed by submarine in Libya, tasked with the assassination of General Erwin Rommel, commander of the German forces in North Africa, who was believed to be...

The Lee-Enfield Rifle

by Martin Pegler & Peter Dennis Bloomsbury Publishing (January 20, 2012)

The Lee-Enfield is one of the 20th century's most recognisable and longest-serving military rifles. It was adopted by the British Army in 1895 and only replaced by the L1A1 SLR in 1957. It saw combat from the...

Winchester Lever-Action Rifles

by Martin Pegler, Mark Stacey & Alan Gilliland Bloomsbury Publishing (October 20, 2015)

Winchester lever-action repeating rifles are an integral part of the folklore of the American West. Introduced after the American Civil War, the first Winchester, the M1866, would go on to see military service...