Pre-eminent military historian Max Hastings presents Winston Churchill as he has never been seen before.
Winston Churchill was the greatest war leader Britain ever had. In 1940, the nation rallied behind him in an extraordinary fashion. But thereafter, argues Max Hastings, there was a deep divide between what Churchill wanted from the British people and their army, and what they were capable of delivering. Himself a hero, he expected others to show themselves heroes also, and was often…
With an introduction by Kevin Powers
A groundbreaking piece of journalism which inspired Stanley Kubrick’s classic Vietnam War film Full Metal Jacket.
We took space back quickly, expensively, with total panic and close to maximum brutality. Our machine was devastating. And versatile. It could do everything but stop.
Michael Herr went to Vietnam as a war correspondent for Esquire. He returned to tell the real story in all its hallucinatory madness and brutality, cutting to the quick of the…
“An impressive source book on the conflict, high on information and data.”—Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research
September 7, 1812, is by itself one of the most cataclysmic days in the history of war: 74,000 casualties at the Battle of Borodino. And this was well before the invention of weaspons of mass destruction like machine guns or breech-loading rifles.
In this detailed study of one of the most fascinating military campaigns in history, George Nazfiger includes a…
Author: David Jason
From Open All Hours to Frost, from The Darling Buds to Only Fools And Horses, David Jason has become the proverbial national treasure. Now, here is his story in his own words. This is the long-awaited autobiography of one of Britain’s best-loved actors, and the star of Only Fools and Horses. Born the son of a Billingsgate market porter at the height of the Second World War, David Jason spent his early life dodging bombs and bullies, both with impish good timing….