Archives for March 2013

John Barry – An American Hero in the Age of Sail

John Barry: An American Hero in the Age of Sail is the first comprehensive biography of this legendary officer in over seventy years. Son of a … [Read more...]





X.1: The Royal Navy’s Mystery Submarine

The ‘X’ stood for experimental, but it might equally have meant extraordinary, exotic or extravagant, as this giant submarine attracted superlatives – … [Read more...]





Bomber Command: Reflections of War – Volume 2 – Live to Die Another Day (June 1942 – Summer 1943)

This is the second volume of a five part work that provides a comprehensive insight into all aspects of RAF Bomber Command in World War Two. Few … [Read more...]





The Battle East of Elsenborn

This book tells of the courageous story of men who believed in their heritage, and who, through their heroic teamwork and dedication, stopped the main … [Read more...]





Stratofortress – The Story of the B-52

Boeing's mighty B-52 Stratofortress has seen continuous operational service with the United States Air Force since the type was introduced in … [Read more...]





Operation Chariot – The Raid on St Nazaire

By March 1942, mainland France had been under German occupation for almost two years. Every month that passed saw Germany bolster her defences … [Read more...]





Murder and Mayhem in Sheffield

Sheffield born actor and author Geoffrey Howse delves into his files covering over 200 years of Sheffield's criminality. In Murder & Mayhem in … [Read more...]





Tracing Your Black Country Ancestors

The Black Country in the West Midlands is an important site for family historians. Many researchers, seeking to trace their ancestry back through … [Read more...]





Mrs. Goodfellow: The Story of America’s First Cooking School

In Philadelphia during the first decades of the nineteenth century, a widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Goodfellow, ran a popular bakery and sweet shop. In … [Read more...]





Johnny: The Legend and Tragedy of General Sir Ian Hamilton

Gallipoli was the brainchild of two brilliant men – Kitchener, the political head of the British Army in 1914 – and Churchill, the political head of … [Read more...]