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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...

Your First Atlantic Crossing 4th edition

by Les Weatheritt Bloomsbury Publishing (May 08, 2014)

Answering all of the important questions, this book shows not just how to sail an ocean for the first time, but also how to enjoy it. There are insights into the social as well as nautical reality of preparing...


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...

The Trail of the Dinosaur / Reflections on Hanging

by Arthur Koestler Bloomsbury Publishing (March 27, 2014)

Arthur Koestler's publications manifest a wide range of political, scientific and literary interests. The combined edition of The Trail of the Dinosaur and Reflections on Hanging gathers some of his best-known...

When Shrimps Learn to Whistle

by Denis Healey Bloomsbury Publishing (September 28, 2012)

The Soviet Union would abandon its communist principles, Khrushchev once boasted, only 'when shrimps learnt to whistle'. Now that Gorbachev has taught his shrimps to whistle, can Western politicians cope with...

City of Oranges

by Adam LeBor Bloomsbury Publishing (January 15, 2012)

Jaffa - famed for its orange groves - was for centuries a city of traders, merchants, teachers and administrators, home to Muslims, Christians and Jews alike. That is, until the founding of the state of Israel,...

Liberty in the Age of Terror

by A. C. Grayling Bloomsbury Publishing (April 05, 2010)

"The means of defence against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home." James Madison

Our societies, says Anthony Grayling, are under attack not only from the threat of terrorism,...


by Philip Lymbery Bloomsbury Publishing (January 30, 2014)

Farm animals have been disappearing from our fields as the production of food has become a global industry. We no longer know for certain what is entering the food chain and what we are eating Â? as the UK...


by Laurie Penny Bloomsbury Publishing (August 22, 2013)

'The Internet was supposed to be for everyone... Millions found their voices in this brave new online world; it gave unheard masses the space to speak to each other without limits, across borders, both physical...

Winter's Tales

by Lari Don Bloomsbury Publishing (October 24, 2013)

A selection of folk tales about winter from all around the world. Find out how spiders invented tinsel, what happened when the spring girl beat the hag of winter, why snow is eagles' feathers, and how a hero...

Surveying Yachts and Small Craft

by Paul Stevens Bloomsbury Publishing (October 06, 2013)

This is the only book linked to a practical surveying course. Highly practical in nature, and packed with detailed close-up photography, step by step procedures, and helpful checklists, this definitive handbook...

British River Navigations

by Stuart Fisher Bloomsbury Publishing (October 24, 2013)

Britain's rivers deserve to be better known. Teeming with wildlife, steeped in history, sporting bridges, docks and stunning architecture, not to mention supporting riverside pubs, waterways museums and a variety...

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...

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...

The Wit and Wisdom of Boris Johnson

by Harry Mount Bloomsbury Publishing (June 06, 2013)

Planet-brained, snortingly ambitious and given to comic one-liners that the public and press take equal delight in, Boris Johnson is the most talked-about politician in Britain. This collection of his wit and...

Don'ts for Husbands

by Blanche Ebbutt Bloomsbury Publishing (June 01, 2010)

Don'ts for Husbands and Don'ts for Wives

are facsimile editions of the original books published by A&C Black

in 1913. Each pocket-sized book contains hundreds of snippets of

entertaining advice for a happy marriage,...

The Real Global Warming Disaster

by Christopher Booker Bloomsbury Publishing (January 31, 2013)

This original book considers one of the most extraordinary scientific and political stories of our time: how in the 1980s a handful of scientists came to believe that mankind faced catastrophe from runaway global...


by Gillian Bardsley Bloomsbury Publishing (August 10, 2013)

The Mini, now an emblem of the Swinging Sixties, was in fact the product of an age of austerity and shortage, a simple design intended to make motoring more accessible and affordable for the average family....

British Railways in the 1950s and Â?60s

by Greg Morse Bloomsbury Publishing (September 20, 2012)

As Britain moved from austerity to prosperity in the 1950s and 1960s, it became clear that British Railways needed to modernise its equipment and rationalise its network if it was to hold its own in the face...


by Nick Baldwin Bloomsbury Publishing (November 20, 2011)

Steam, and then cumbersome motor, tractors existed in small numbers before 1914, after which the need to produce more foods using less horse and man power saw the origins of the machine we know today. Thanks...

Narrow Gauge Railways

by Peter Johnson Bloomsbury Publishing (July 10, 2013)

Narrow gauge railways, so well suited to difficult, mountainous terrain, were built in many of the UK's most scenic locations. Their genesis was in mines and quarries where they replaced manor horse-pulled wagons,...


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...

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...

The Golden Age of Train Travel

by Steve Barry Bloomsbury Publishing (May 10, 2014)

For the century after 1865 all the largest railroad companies had flagship luxury trains, spectacularly appointed steamliners offering unrivaled standards of service and thoughtful amenities including ladies'...

Route 66

by David Knudson Bloomsbury Publishing (October 10, 2012)

Begun in 1926 to connect Chicago to Los Angeles, Route 66 was the country's first major east-west thoroughfare. By 1930 it was an important route for both truckers and travellers alike, and in 1939 it became...

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...

George S. Patton

by Steven J. Zaloga & Steve Noon Bloomsbury Publishing (October 20, 2011)

George S. Patton Jr. was the iconic American field commander of World War II, and widely regarded as the US Army's finest practitioner of mechanized warfare. This title examines Patton's colorful life and leadership...

Toyotomi Hideyoshi

by Stephen Turnbull & Giuseppe Rava Bloomsbury Publishing (October 20, 2011)

Arguably the greatest military commander in the history of the samurai, Toyotomi Hideyoshi rose from the ranks of the peasantry to rule over all Japan. A student of the great unifier Oda Nobunaga, Hideyoshi...

The Royal Hungarian Army in World War II

by Nigel Thomas, Laszlo Szabo & Darko Pavlovic Bloomsbury Publishing (January 20, 2012)

The Royal Hungarian Army was Germany's largest ally on the Eastern Front, but information about the Hungarian Army in English is rare. Deployed in Ukraine at the beginning of the war, the Hungarian Army was...

The War in Cambodia 1970Â?75

by Kenneth Conboy, Ken Bowra & Mike Chappell Bloomsbury Publishing (October 20, 2011)

ALSO AVAILABLE AS AN E-BOOK. This book examines the uniforms, equipment, history and organisation of the troops that fought in Cambodia in the 1970s. US and Cambodian forces are all covered, including Special...

Italian Medium Tanks

by Filippo Cappellano, Pier Paolo Battistelli & Richard Chasemore Bloomsbury Publishing (December 20, 2012)

Several factors delayed and greatly hampered the development of an Italian medium tank during World War II. The first was the strategic stance of the country, focussed on a war against neighbouring countries...

US Helicopter Pilot in Vietnam

by Gordon L. Rottman & Steve Noon Bloomsbury Publishing (September 20, 2011)

The helicopter changed war forever. This book examines the range of duties helicopter pilots carried out in Vietnam, from air-lift, med-evac and fire-support to landing in high volume crossfires in 'Hot LZs'....

M551 Sheridan

by Steven J. Zaloga & Tony Bryan Bloomsbury Publishing (October 20, 2011)

ALSO AVAILABLE TO BUY AS AN E-BOOK. Since the advent of airmobile warfare, there have been numerous attempts to support paratroopers with attached armored vehicles. This book tells the story of the US experience...

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...

World War II US Armored Infantry Tactics

by Gordon L. Rottman & Peter Dennis Bloomsbury Publishing (September 20, 2011)

Little has been published on US armored infantry units and tactics over the years. However, their contribution to the war effort was hugely important. There were a total of 57 armored infantry battalions and...

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...

The British Home Guard Pocketbook

by A.F.U. Green Bloomsbury Publishing (January 27, 2014)

The Home Guards are an attacking force lying in wait for, and ready to destroy, and enemy who dares to set foot on out shores.' The Home Guard has been immortalised in British culture in the TV series Dad's...

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...

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 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...

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...

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 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',...