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The Making of the British Landscape: How We Have Transformed the Land, from Prehistory to Today
Admirals: The Naval Commanders who Made Britain Great
The Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History
The point of the Churchill Factor is that one man can make all the difference.
On the eve of the fiftieth anniversary of Winston Churchill's death, and written in conjunction with the Churchill Estate, Boris Johnson explores what makes up the 'Churchill Factor' - the singular brilliance of one of the most important leaders of the twentieth century. Taking on the myths and misconceptions along with the outsized reality, he portrays - with characteristic wit and passion - a man of multiple contradictions, contagious bravery, breath-taking eloquence, matchless strategizing, and deep humanity.
Churchill: A Biography
From the admiralty to the miner's strike, from the Battle of Britain to eventual victory over Nazi Germany, Churchill oversaw some of the most important events the world has ever seen. Winning the Nobel Prize in Literature for his personal writing and cautioning against a powerful Soviet Russia in his later years in office, his larger-than-life and complex personality has continued to fascinate writers and historians.
In this comprehensive biography, Roy Jenkins faithfully presents these events, while also managing to convey the contradictions and quirks in Churchill's character. Weaving together in-depth analysis and brilliant historical research, Jenkins has succeeded in crafting this magnificent one-volume account packed with insights that only a fellow politician can convey.
Bringing to life the statesman, writer, speaker and leader, Churchill is packed with insights into one of the most important figures of the twentieth century.
A History of the British Isles: Prehistory to the Present
The D-Day Atlas: Anatomy of the Normandy Campaign
Decision in Normandy
Field Marshal Montgomery's battleplan for Normandy, following the D-Day landings on 6 June 1944, resulted in one of the most controversial campaigns of the Second World War. Carlo D'Este's acclaimed book gives the fullest possible account of the conception and execution of Montgomery's plan, with all its problems and complexities. It brings to light information from diaries, papers and letters that were not available in Montgomery's lifetime and draws on interviews with senior officers who were involved in the campaign and have refrained from speaking out until now. Lt Col. Carlo D'Este retired from the US army in 1978 to write full time
Amphibious Assault: Manoeuvre from the Sea
From Beachhead to Brittany: The 29th Infantry Division at Brest, August-September 1944
The Great Gardens of Cornwall: The People and Their Plants
London: A History in Maps
Bletchley Park and D-Day: The Untold Story of How the Battle for Normandy Was Won
Everything We Have; D-Day 6.6."44
Every Man a Hero: A Memoir of D-Day, the First Wave at Omaha Beach and a World at War
Omaha Beach: D-Day, June 6, 1944
Divorced, Beheaded, Died: The History of Britain's Kings and Queens in Bite-sized Chunks
Ireland: The Emerald Isle and Its People
D-Day Through French Eyes: Normandy 1944
Coast: The Journey Continues
The Command of the Ocean: A Naval History of Britain 1649-1815
The English Garden. A Social History
In the early hours of 6th June 1944, a small detachment of British airborne troops stormed the German defence forces and paved the way for the Allied invasion of Europe. Pegasus Bridge was the first engagement of D-Day, the turning point of World War II. This gripping account of it brings to life a daring mission so crucial that, had it been unsuccessful, the entire Normandy invasion might have failed. The author of this book traces each step of the preparations over many months to the minute-by-minute excitement of the hand-to-hand confrontations on the bridge, a story of heroism and cowardice, kindness and brutality. *Also available on audio cassette: (ISBN - 0736613358)
D-Day Through German Eyes: The Hidden Story
Ireland in the 20th Century