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Author: Max & Jim Hartley Lambert
Publisher: A. H. & A. W. Reed

The early morning of 10 April 1968 brought to Wellington a sudden windstorm of savage ferocity which struck the WAHINE at the narrowest part of the Harbour entrance. Tragedy followed …
Author: Lambert, Max & Hartley, Jim Bailey
Publisher: Grantham House Publishing, Wellington

Author: Emmanuel Makarios
Genre: History
Publisher: Grantham House Publishing

210mm x 280mm,  Illustrations, maps, ports; A study of one of the worst maritime disasters in New Zealand history. 

Drawing on oral history and archival records, it provides a vivid account of the events of 10 April 1968. It answers all of the most frequently asked questions about the tragedy, providing information about the storm and its impact, how and why the ferry foundered, the various experience of those on board and the many valiant rescue efforts both at sea and ashore.
Author: Simon Daniels
Genre: Business, Finance & Law
Publisher: Vine House

A tribute to the 'Cachalots', master-members of the Southampton Master Mariners' Club. They took their name from a species of whale that has "the thickest skin, blows the hardest and spouts the most . . . " 12 chapters, including: To glory we steer, John Moffat, Jack Holt, Norman Lucas, Watts Watts, Gordon Renshawe, Ron Freaker, Tribute to Commodore MacLean,Ocean Express, Richard Whistler, John Noble, Finished with engines.
Author: John W. Brown, Edward Walford
Genre: Local & Urban History
Publisher: Local History Publications

Author: John W. Brown, Edward Walford
Genre: Local & Urban History
Publisher: Local History Publications

Author: Edward G. D. Living
Publisher: Pen & Sword Military

The 1st July 1916 was the blackest day in the history of the British Army when 60,000 unsuspecting men of the British 4th Army advanced into the teeth of a hurricane of German fire. This well-illustrated anthology examines the events of that terrible day from two very different perspectives. The vivid eyewitness account of the battle from the soldier's point of view is provided by Edward Liveing of the London Regiment. After joining the London Regiment in 1914, Liveing was deployed to both Palestine and to France, where he was wounded at the Battle of the Somme in 1916. This book describes his war on the front line up until his injury on the Somme. Also on the field that day and engaged in filming the battle for posterity was cameraman Lieut. Geoffrey Malins, who produced the famous documentary film of the battle. At the outbreak of war in 1914, Malins, aged 28, traveled to the Western Front where he acted as a freelance war correspondent, filming newsreels in Belgium and France. 1915 brought a fateful change of direction for Malins when he was recruited by the British Kinematograph Manufacturers Association to make a film of the preparations and the execution of a battle on the Western Front. This proved to be a dangerous business and by the end of the first year Malins, now with the rank of Lieutenant, had found himself deafened, gassed and twice wounded in the line of duty. Malins continued his work as a wartime cameraman before he was discharged from the army in 1918, having suffered bad health for sometime previously. These two contrasting accounts provide a remarkable insight into the chaotic events as they unfolded on the battlefield and provide the reader with two very different views of the battle as well as the visual records as produced by Malins, and the other photographers and artists at work on the Somme that day.
Author: David Beasley
Genre: History
Publisher: The History Press

The market town of Wallingford has a rich military history, from the impressive Norman castle used by the Queen in the Civil War to the central memorial commemorating those who died in the Second World War. This evocative book weaves together extracts from unpublished letters by men who fought in the Crimean, Boer and First World Wars and interviews with Second World War veterans to tell the full story of Wallingford at war. Also included are the army reforms of the 1920s and '30s and a look at the surrounding area. The story is brought up to date with an examination of what remains of our military heritage in Wallingford today. Well researched and illustrated with 150 absorbing photographs and other ephemera, this book will appeal to anyone who is interested in Wallingford's military history.
Author: Edward Smithies, Colin John Bruce
Genre: History of Engineering & Technology
Publisher: Constable

Author: Edward Smithies, Colin John Bruce
Genre: History
Publisher: Constable

This book uses first hand accounts of those that took part in the war at sea, serving with the Royal Navy, Merchant Service, Submarine Service, Fleet Air Arm, WRNS, etc. Reveals at a personal level the experiences of regular personnel and HO's. what it was like to be a part of the vast and complex struggle of the war at sea in World War II.
Author: H G Wells
Genre: Antiquarian, Rare & Collectable
Publisher: Collins

from Wikipedia: The War in the Air, a military science fiction novel by H. G. Wells, written in four months[2] in 1907 and serialised and published in 1908 in The Pall Mall Magazine, is like many of Wells's works notable for its prophetic ideas, images, and concepts—in this case, the use of the aircraft for the purpose of warfare and the coming of World War I. The novel's hero is Bert Smallways, a "forward-thinking young man" and a "kind of bicycle engineer of the let's-'ave-a-look-at-it and enamel-chipping variety."
Author: Roger Sarty
Genre: History
Publisher: Penguin Global

Author: Unknown Author
Genre: History
Publisher: Forgotten Books

Excerpt from The War on Hospital Ships: With Narratives of Eye-Witnesses and British and German Diplomatic Correspondence Since the first edition of this narrative of "The War on Hospital Ships" was issued, the disregard of conventions and explicit promises, the deliberate murder of wounded patients and the nurses and doctors engaged in the humane task of ministering to the broken men of all belligerent armies, have increased in range and violence. A summary of the war on hospital ships since May, 1917, with brief narratives from survivors, will be found in an added chapter, "The Second Year." That story has been compiled from the accurate and authenticated narratives of eye-witnesses. This brings the black list up to March 10th, 1918, and it unfolds a record of ruthlessness which has revolted the world. A further chapter, "Diplomatic Correspondence," contains the Memoranda from the German Government alleging the misuse of hospital ships by Great Britain and the reply of the British Government thereto. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Author: Harriet Salisbury, The Museum of London Group
Genre: History
Publisher: Ebury Press

The War on Our Doorstep London's East Enders are known for being a tough, humorous and lively lot. In the early 20th century, families crowded into single rooms, children played on the streets and neighbours' doors were never locked in case you needed an escape route from the police. This title offers a depiction of what it means to be an East Ender. Full description
Author: Juliet Gardiner
Genre: Subjects
Publisher: Carlton Books

Experience life in Britain during the second world war Contains over 30 rare removable facsimile documents & memorabilia and an audio CD
Author: HERBERT, A. P.
Publisher: County Borough of Southend on Sea

Author: Time-Life Books
Genre: History
Publisher: Little Brown & Co

This definitive series chronicles the major junctures, personalities, campaigns, and strategies of the world's most consuming war.
Part of a huge Time-Life Series that chronicles in full the events of WWII - this is about the U.S.'s Navy involvement in the Pacific with submarines.
Author: Wheeler, Keith A Hatchard

Author: A V Sellwood
Genre: Subjects
Publisher: Tandem

Author: Sellwood, A.V.
Publisher: TBS The Book Service Ltd

Author: Daniel Allen Butler
Genre: History
Publisher: Stackpole Books

Author: Charles Allen Newbery
Genre: History
Publisher: Camden History Society

Author: Juliet Gardiner
Genre: History
Publisher: Headline Review

Juliet Gardiner's critically acclaimed book - the first in a generation to tell the people's story of the Second World War - offers a compelling and comprehensive account of the pervasiveness of war on the Home Front. The book has been commended for its inclusion of many under-described aspects of the Home Front. and alongside familiar stories of food shortages. evacuation and the arrival of the GIs. are stories of Conscientious Objectors. persecuted Italians living in itain and Lumber Jills working in the New Forest. Drawing on a multitude of sources. many previously unpublished. she tells the story of those six gruelling years in voices from the Orkney Islands to Cornwall. from the Houses of Parliament to the Nottinghamshire mines. (20041010)
Author: Juliet Gardiner
Genre: History
Publisher: Headline

Author: Tony McNally
Genre: Biography
Publisher: Monday Books

Gunner Tony McNally had a vital job in the Falklands - as a Rapier missile operator, his job was to protect the British ships and men from air attack by the fearless and desperate Argentinian pilots. His war went well - until June 8, 1982. McNally and his Rapier system were dug in on the hillside overlooking Bluff Cove, guarding the Sir Galahad troop ship as it sat waiting to offload hundreds of soldiers. Suddenly, enemy fighter-bombers screamed into the bay... and McNally's system failed. He watched, helpless, as bombs rained down on the defenceless ship. Fifty men of the Welsh Guards lost their lives and many others - famously including Simon Weston - were horribly burned. McNally's life changed in that moment. He left the army after the war and - though he re-enlisted and even volunteered for two tours of Northern Ireland - he was riddled by guilt and plagued by nightmares and flashbacks of that awful day. Watching Men Burn is his gripping, moving and funny story of army life and the dreadful reality of warfare and its effects on the survivors. With a foreword by Simon Weston.
Author: Victoria Kaharl
Genre: Education
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc, USA

Oxford published Ships
Author: James Douglas O'Dell
Genre: History
Publisher: Brassey's US

The Water Is Never Cold is a groundbreaking study of the birth of the U.S. Navy's combat demolition teams. Naval Combat Demolition Units (NCDUs) and Underwater Demolition Teams (UDTs), little-known predecessors of the Navy SEALs, played a crucial role in the Pacific and European theaters during World War II. As the vanguard for amphibious assaults, they were tasked with beach reconnaissance, depth sounding, and clearing obstacles, mines, and unexploded ordnance so the troops could land - all while exposed to enemy fire. Their work was as hazardous as it was indispensable O'Dell's history is based on painstaking archival research and inter-views with numerous veterans of the NCDUs and the UDTs, plus the people who influenced their development - the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Amphibious Scouts and Raiders, among others. He details the historical precedents that influenced the teams, as well as their innovation and experimentation with tactics, methods, and equipment. The reader will follow the NCDUs and the UDTs from their grueling training regimen through several of their key combat missions during the war. If not for the skillful work of these brave men, the successful landings at Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Normandy, and other critical battlefields might have been impossible.
Author: John Christopher
Genre: Art, Architecture & Photography
Publisher: Amberley Publishing

Waterloo Station Through Time
Author: Melissa Anderson
Genre: TV History & Criticism
Publisher: Globe Pequot

When other girls her age were experiencing their first crushes, Melissa Sue Anderson was receiving handwritten marriage proposals from fans as young, and younger, than she was. When other girls were dreaming of their first kiss, Melissa was struggling through hers in front of a camera. From age eleven in 1974 until she left the show in 1981, Melissa Anderson literally grew up before the viewers of Little House on the Prairie.Melissa, as Mary, is remembered by many as “the blind sister€—and she was the only actor in the series to be nominated for an Emmy. In The Way I See It, she takes readers onto the set and inside the world of the iconic series created by Michael Landon, who, Melissa discovered, was not perfect, as much as he tried to be. In this memoir she also shares her memories of working with guest stars like Todd Bridges, Mariette Hartley, Sean Penn, Patricia Neal, and Johnny Cash.In addition to stories o
Author: Pilkington, Roger Cartwright
Publisher: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1957

A book about the way the sea behaves, tides, currents, the shore and so forth, but not in a dry academic way, more in the way a seasoned sailor would understand the sea. Illustrated By Piet Klaasse
Author: Frank Shaw, Joan Shaw
Genre: Biography
Publisher: Ebury Press

HardCover. Pub Date: 2012 05 of Pages: 384 in Publisher: Ebury Press' I remember standing on top of our local glen with a block of wood. Expecting Light Rail Transit Feeder of Germans coming down from the sky What was I going to do with the block of wood I never knew. 'Leonard Jackson On 22 June 1940 France surrendered to Germany and the invasion of itain seemed a very real possibility. The Home Guard was formed to defend our villages and towns. Members came from reserved occupations. those who had failed their medicals. the elderly and the young. with miners and farmers training alongside former majors. Their weapons and ammunition were negligible at first. but slowly these amateur soldiers began to produce professional results. In this unique book of reminiscences. we see these men as they practise with pitchforks and fall into ditches after a pint or two of ale on the job...
Author: Penelope Middelboe, Christopher Grace, Martin Lamb
Genre: History
Publisher: Macmillan

The story of the Second World War told through the voices of those who lived through it.
Author: K. Sullivan
Genre: Vehicle Pictorials
Publisher: Brockhampton Press

Author: Barbara A. Huff
Genre: Children's Books
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (Juv)

Describes, in text and illustrations, a five-day Atlantic crossing aboard the QE2. Also discusses the history of steamships and includes information about island cruises and places where one may go to see large ships.
Author: Matthew Sweet
Genre: History
Publisher: Faber & Faber

1st trade edition paperback new condition. In stock shipped from our UK warehouse
Author: Barbara Tate
Genre: Biography
Publisher: Orion

The real lives, loves and friendship of 1940s Soho and its working girls.
Author: Charles River Editors
Genre: History
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

*Profiles the Class of 1846's most famous cadets, including George McClellan, Stonewall Jackson, George Pickett, A.P. Hill and others.
*Discusses the relationships between the cadets and their lives during and after West Point.
*Includes pictures of some of the cadets.
*Includes a Bibliography for further reading.
“Toiling up hill is not what it is cracked up to be!” – Cadet George B. McClellan
West Point has long been America’s most famous military academy, but in the early 19th century, it was a highly unimpressive school consisting of a few ugly buildings facing a desolate, barren parade ground. Established with just five officers and ten cadets of the Corps of Engineers on March 16, 1802, the Academy was built on a spot just 50 miles north of New York City which had been a key Hudson River military fortress during the Revolutionary War. Cadets attending during the “Point's” first several decades were obliged to maintain their daily regimen knowing the school might shut down at any moment, as the U. S. government frequently questioned why it should provide free education.
As it turned out, West Point would become the foremost military academy in the nation, and it would churn out the cadets who became the most important generals in the Civil War. With that, the future generals’ years at West Point became a source of both camaraderie and colorful stories A clerical error by West Point administrators ensured that Hiram Ulysses Grant forever became known as Ulysses S. Grant, and years after Robert E. Lee met Albert Sidney Johnston and Jefferson Davis at West Point, George H. Thomas and William Tecumseh Sherman met each other and Richard S. Ewell. During the 1850s, classes included men like John Bell Hood, Union general Phil Sheridan and James Birdseye McPherson, who would become the only commanding general of a Union army to die in a Civil War battle when he fell in 1864 during Sherman’s Atlanta Campaign.
But none of the West Point classes became as famous as the Class of 1846, which boasted more than a dozen future Civil War generals. The Class of 1846 included a shy kid named Thomas Jonathan Jackson who made few friends and struggled with his studies, finishing 17th in his class 15 years before becoming Stonewall. Also in that class was A.P. Hill, who was already in love with the future wife of George McClellan, a young prodigy who finished second in the class of 1846. A popular and mischievous George Pickett would play hooky at the local bar and struggle just to finish last in the class, and the Class of 1846 also churned out critical Union generals like Jesse Reno, Darius Couch, and George Stoneman.
Before these men opposed each other on Civil War battlefields, they forged their own friendships and charted their future paths together at West Point. The West Point Class of 1846 profiles the most famous cadets of the class, chronicles their time on campus together, and discusses their careers after the Academy. Along with pictures of important people and places, you will learn about the Class of 1846 like you never have before, in no time at all.
Author: Gibbs, Commander C.R. Vernon
Genre: Merchant marine
Publisher: Brown, Son and Ferguson

Author: Gibbs, Commander C.R. Vernon
Genre: Merchant marine
Publisher: Brown, Son and Ferguson

Author: C. R. Vernon Gibbs
Genre: Antiquarian, Rare & Collectable
Publisher: Brown, Son & Ferguson, Ltd.

The book is complete in itself, but also supplements my Passenger Liners of the Western Ocean, of which the last text was written in 1957. These years have witnessed many changes, including the inauguration (and sometimes closure) of new passenger services across the North Atlantic, but perhaps the withering away of the Canadian traffic has been the most pronounced. Differentiation between the New York and the St. Lawrence trades in the book's arrangement has become pointless. Where ships' particulars, etc., given in this present work disagree with those in my earlier books, I should like the newer text accepted, bearing in mind that the older text give 'as built' figures for pre-1934 vessels and the present 'as in 1934'. I have endeavoured to make the illustrations fully representative and choice has often been guided by the desire to show the funnel of a particular company. Many readers will notice that I have omitted the customary definite article before the names of ships. The omission has been made deliberately in the belief that it lightens the reading of a book so heavily weighted with ship-names and I can only hope that readers will agree.
Author: HILLARY, J.H.
Publisher: Acorn Editions, 1979

In 1879, John Haddon Hillary's grandfather, his wife and six children emigrated to New Zealand. His grandfather, being an educated man, kept a daily record of the family's voyage aboard the clipper ship "Westland", which holds the record for the fastest passage under sail between England and New Zealand, on this actual voyage. The diary paints a picture of the life and adventures of emigrants over 100 years ago, both on board ship and also during the economic depression that New Zealand was experiencing at that time. A few months later, they were on their way home again, this time by steamer through the recently-opened Suez canal.
Author: John Hillary
Genre: Antiquarian, Rare & Collectable
Publisher: Acorn Editions

J.H. Hillary introduces his grandfather's journal of the family voyage to a new life in New Zealand well over a century ago, with the second part of the book recounting the homeward journey having been unable to find work and a new life in 'the promised land'. Illustrated with contemporary photographs
Author: Peter Taylor
Genre: Biography
Publisher: HarperCollins New Zealand

Many adolescent boys dream of running away to sea, but Peter Taylor is one of the few who actually did. With some fast-talking and fictitious references, sixteen-year-old Peter found a position crewing on a British tramp steamer from sleepy Wellington to post-war England, via Australia, and apartheid-riven South Africa. So began a series of journeys around the world, interspersed with time in ports throughout Africa, the Caribbean, South America and Europe. Peter crewed with many sailors - rough, cultured, reclusive or outgoing, all with different reasons for choosing a sailor's life, and experienced both comradeship and hardships on the sea. Gun-toting soldiers, terrifying hurricanes, Equatorial initiation ceremonies, the 1951 Waterfront Workers' strike and the sailor's catch cry of 'a girl in every port' all feature in this account of life at sea.
Author: P. A. L. Vine
Genre: Business, Finance & Law
Publisher: NPI Media Group

Opened in 1816, 18 miles in length, through a beautiful and picturesque country.the canal after 55 yrs of modest trading , fell victim to competition from the railway and problems with its own water supply, The order for closure came in 1871. Since 1970 attempts have been made to reinsttate it, are vividly evoked here by illustrations from the Authors collection and those of the Wey and Arun Canal trust.
Author: Ron Hill
Genre: History
Publisher: Dorset Publishing Company

The author's account of his experiences during the Second World War. 76 pages of text, plus 32 pages of b/w wartime photographs. Illustrated.
Genre: History
Publisher: Atlantic Books

Author: Cooke, Kenneth Brown
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

The S.S. Lulworth Hill, a freighter bound home for England via Cape Town after delivering a cargo of bombs and aircraft engines to Alexandria, was torpedoed by a German submarine on March 19, 1943, off the west coast of central Africa. The ship's first officer and 13 crewmen reached life rafts. Fifty days later, when a British destroyer steamed into view, two men still lived. One survivor died shortly after the rescue. The remaining man, who was the ship's carpenter, tells the story.

Kenneth Cooke, now a Yorkshire gamekeeper, ends his preface with a line that might have been written by Conrad: "And there is no one left now to tell me I have remembered badly." It is the musing of a man who sat helpless while sharks ate the bodies of twelve raftmates, and who calculated the dwindling strength of those left alive, as they openly calculated his, in the hope of gaining extra rations. After 17 years, the inexplicable and awesome fact of his survival still obsesses Cooke. No one who reads his book will need to ask why.

After the 14 men reached their raft, the first officer calculated the food supply to last for 30 days, decided on the daily ration: each man got one ship's biscuit, one ounce of pemmican, four malted-milk tablets, three squares of chocolate and six ounces of water. What follows is a catalogue of torments. Tongues swelled and turned black. Sea water and the equatorial sun cut running sores. The feet of a wounded man turned gangrenous. By the 19th day, Cooke, who kept the log, recorded the first death. The body was rolled into the sea; cannibalism was a temptation.

Now and then a flying fish landed in the raft, and Cooke speared a few other fish with a homemade harpoon. Once it rained briefly, and the men greedily licked moisture from the raft's canvas. Otherwise there was no relief. More men died. The strongest man on the raft went mad, locked two other men in his arms and jumped to the sharks. Cooke, crazed by the groans of a man whose ribs were broken, kicked the fellow to quiet him.

To the author, the book is a riddle: How was he alone able to survive? He feels that it cannot have been merely that he was 27 and healthy. He writes of the sea with seamanlike skill, but navigates uncertainly in his own inner ocean, talks of an obsessive conviction that the face of a dying raftmate was that of Christ, and believes that the man's prophecy of rescue sustained him. The reader cannot tell whether Cooke's belief came from inspiration or hallucination, or whether this matters. The only conclusion is that some men, for some reason, cling hard to life, and that the sea, as Cooke wrote truthfully, does not care.”-Time Magazine Review.
Author: Jennifer Hooper McCarty, Tim Foecke
Genre: History
Publisher: Citadel Press

With the same methodology used by forensic scientists in crime scene investigations, researchers Jennifer Hooper McCarty and Tim Foecke applied new tools to the century-old mystery. By analysing how the ship was designed and constructed, what vulnerabilities were overlooked and how this marvel of modern engineering may have been a disaster waiting to happen, they build a compelling new scenario with shattering impact. Also illustrated with fascinating period photographs mixed with modern scientific investigation.
Author: Richard Holleran
Genre: Travel & Holiday
Publisher: iUniverse

If you're considering taking your first cruise, and even if you've cruised a dozen times, this is a must-read. The humor and candid commentary bring [you] along on a journey that will keep [you] laughing from start to finish. -Jodi Ornstein, managing editor, Porthole Cruise MagazineI simply could not put What Time Is the Midnight Buffet? down once I'd picked it up- read it straight through on a Saturday.-Carolyn Spencer Brown, editor, CruiseCriticDespite the careful research done by author Richard T. Holleran and his wife Kris, nothing could have prepared the couple for both the debacles and delights of their first cruise. What Time Is the Midnight Buffet?: Tales from the Cruise Adventure of a Lifetime chronicles the adventures they experience on that fateful trip-a 10-day Caribbean jaunt in celebration of their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary.Potential first-time cruisers will absorb a wealth of useful information while laughing at Holleran's humorous tales of maritime mayhem. Veteran cruisers will find themselves back on board, vividly reliving wonderful memories of adventure on the high seas. Even those who will never get close to a ship will enjoy a fantastic vicarious voyage to Key West, Mexico, and the jungles of Belize-all from the comfort of their favorite chair. Let Holleran's What Time Is the Midnight Buffet? teach you how to make the most of your next cruise ship vacation.
Author: C.B. Learning
Genre: History
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd

To coincide with the first anniversary of the atrocities of September 11 comes a one of a kind record of the events as they unfolded on that fateful day. In words, pictures and video, WHAT WE SAW is a unique historical record of the events of September 11th. This unique and moving book records how we learned about this international tragedy and came to understand and survive it. Through still photography, video footage and the accounts of survivors and journalists, the events of that horrific day are brought vividly to life.
Author: Cbs News
Genre: History
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

HardCover Pub Date: 08 2011 Pages: 144 Publisher: Simon & Schuster We each remember where we were. What do WE thought What do We felt what we withheard. And especially what we saw on September 11. 2001 In words . images. and nearly two hours of video. What We Saw captures those moments. Now. in this tenth anniversary edition. Joe Klein delivers an introspective and intimate look at those catastrophic events-along with what we have learned. and how we have changed . since that fateful date.As the world came to a halt that September morning. CBS News journalists worked tirelessly to provide detailed. accurate coverage. from the first interviews with eyewitnesses to a plane crashing into Tower 1 of the World Trade Center to the Towers of Light tribute six months later. In addition to the events that shook America's biggest city and its capital. What We Saw documents the tragedi...
Author: John Macleod
Genre: History
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd

An account on the ninetieth anniversary of the 'dark ship' that tells the story of the Iolaire, the astonishing commitment of the people of Lewis to the war against the Kaiser, its sickening end, and the way of life the disaster effectively destroyed.
Author: Joan Bradshawe
Genre: History
Publisher: Portico

When I Were A Lass...looks back through rose-tinted NHS spectacles (held together with an old plaster) to a time when the world was a simpler place. A girl's view of the 1930s, 40s and 50s is revealed through a series of vintage photos. From a time when radio and gramophones were the only distraction and toys were few and far between, a doll was a thing to be treasured and a trip to the seaside was a grand adventure. The book takes a nostalgic and offbeat look at the photos of a distant childhood.
Author: Andrew Davies
Genre: Humour
Publisher: Portico

When I Were a School Lad... Ah, the past. A time when children could roll in the street, when boys were allowed to play cowboys and indians, and when school dinners were made from some of the hardest substances known to man. Full description
Author: Phillips Birt, Douglas D'Enno
Genre: Ocean liners
Publisher: David and Charles

Hardcover, 9¾" x 7½", with dust jacket Red cloth-bound boards with gold type to spine, 92 b&w photographs (on glossy paper), and Index (Ships & People). In the late 1890s luxury liners began to appear on the North Atlantic passenger routes. This attractively illustrated study presents the magnificent interiors of such famous ships as the 'Aquitania', the 'France', the 'Queen Mary', and the 'United States'. It is as much a social as a maritime study, reflecting in the world afloat the swing from an exclusive (luxury) to an egalitarian (cruising) society. - with a dash of nostalgia for the splendours of the Victorian and Edwardian eras.
Author: Brian Hicks
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Publisher: Free Press

In the bestselling tradition of The Devil in the White City, award-winning author Brian Hicks tells the explosive story of the Morro Castle-the elegant luxury liner that burned off the coast of New Jersey in 1934. On September 7, 1934, the captain of the luxurious Ward Line flagship Morro Castle died under mysterious circumstances seven hours before his ship caught fire off the New Jersey coast. Much of the crew abandoned ship, leaving passengers to burn or jump into the sea as a hurricane approached and literally fanned the flames. The ship was incinerated, and 134 people perished. Using hundreds of previously classified FBI reports, first-person survivor interviews, and countless documents, Brian Hicks has written-and solved-a murder mystery that mesmerized the nation more than seventy years ago. Told with authentic period detail and true-crime excitement, Hicks determines that the ominous weather was not the cause for the ship's burning. After reading Hick's deeply researched epic, we can only conclude that the disaster was the work of a madman among the crew. Hicks creates a finely drawn portrait of Depression-era America. Perfect for history buffs and adventure enthusiasts, When the Dancing Stopped is nonfiction narrative at its best. "A suspenseful, highly satisfying read."-Kirkus Starred Review "...the book is a riveting account of this tragedy..."-Booklist
Author: Andy Beckett
Genre: History
Publisher: Faber & Faber

When the Lights Went Out The seventies encompass strikes that brought down governments, shock general election results, the rise of Margaret Thatcher and the fall of Edward Heath, the IMF crisis, the Winter of Discontent and the three-day week. This title goes in search of what really happened, what it felt like at the time, and where it was all leading. Full description
Author: Anne Williams, Sean Smith
Genre: Biography
Publisher: Mainstream Publishing

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Author: Gary Collins
Genre: Antiquarian, Rare & Collectable
Publisher: Flanker Press

Review by Douglas McEniry
2.0 out of 5 starsI lost a good friend in that as yet to be explained event
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It did not live up to my expectations. I lost a good friend in that as yet to be explained event. There are too many unexplained events that are connected to that illfated flight that the Army and especially the US government have yet to explain . Why for instance are the records of that investigation sealed for 70 years? Simple aircraft crash investigation documents aren't sealed yet alone for 70 years so why is this particular crash any different?
Author: William Ncsu Miller
Genre: History
Publisher: Fonthill Media

Canadian Pacific Steamships was a worldwide travel network that included great passenger ships. Their highpoint for that arm might have been in the Twenties & Thirties. First, they had a superb transpacific service, Vancouver to and from the Orient, with four splendid ships providing twice-monthly service. It all hinted of far-off, exotic travel--grand salons, midnight sailings from Shanghai and an Asiatic steerage below decks. On the Atlantic, Canadian Pacific provided a fine service, largely between Liverpool and the St Lawrence, to Quebec City and Montreal. This culminated with the debut, in 1931, of one of the finest liners of the twentieth century, the giant 'Empress of Britain'. An exquisite ship both inside and out, she made luxurious world cruises in winter--like a big yacht! The stories of these ships on both oceans is told in this new book. Some were scrapped prematurely, others casualties of war and still others restored and reactivated for Canadian Pacific liner services in the late Forties and into the Fifties. Altogether, it is a fascinating group of ships, well deserving of another review.
Author: Chris Collard
Genre: Arts & Photography
Publisher: The History Press

The White Funnel Album The steamers of P&A Campbell were a memorable sight for hundreds of thousands who lived in the Bristol Channel area, Brighton and the South Coast and Southampton. For many, a trip down the water on a White Funnel paddler was their solitary holiday each year. This title brings together 200 images of the ships in the heyday of the excursion steamer. Full description
Author: Roy Anderson
Genre: Antiquarian, Rare & Collectable
Publisher: T.Stephenson & Sons Ltd

N. R. P. Bonsor who writes the foreword to this book describes it as "by far the best shipping history I have read." The author records the triumphant rise and the tragic demise of one of the most famous shipping lines in history. The story of the Liverpool-based White Star Line begins in the days of the clippers which served the needs of the Australian Gold Rush. In the years that followed, White Star built some of the most elegant passenger liners on the Atlantic, including of course the ill-fated TITANIC which is given a chapter to herself. The Company never fully recovered from her loss in 1912. The book is illustrated with 58 photographs, 7 line drawings, and a coloured and folding frontispiece depicting the three-funnelled OCEANIC laid down in 1928 but never built. The author also provides a detailed fleet list. Other chapters include : The RED JACKET. Loss of the ATLANTIC. Armed Merchant Cruiser. The Morgan Combine. The Vindication of Wireless. The Great OLYMPIC. The Convicted CALIFORNIAN. White Star at War. The LAURENTIC’S Gold. Phantom Ship. The Kylsant Regime. Etc.
Author: Patrick Mylon
Genre: Reference
Publisher: The History Press

A sumptuous and delightful collection of postcards trace the history of the White Star Line. White Star Line was originally founded in Liverpool in 1845 to travel to Australia but was eventually purchased by Thomas Ismay and transformed into the successful Oceanic Steam Navigation Co. Cleverly merging with Harland and Wolff, the line focussed on luxury over speed, developing many of the world’s favourite vessels: Oceanic, Titanic, Olympic, Britannic, and Majestic. Finally merging with its great rival Cunard in the 1930s depression, the companies continued to operate separately while flying one another’s flags. Patrick Mylon has been collecting postcards of White Star Line and its vessels for nearly thirty years, amassing a grand collection. This evocative book explores the colourful history of White Star Line, from personal postcards and messages from passengers, crew and troops, to the careers of her vessels in peacetime and at war. This beautiful book includes ships with alternative identities, unusual stories like the planned escape of Dr Crippen and his famous interception, and showcases a wide variety of interior views, adverts and unpublished ‘proof’, silk and Company Issue cards, conveying the glamour, drama and history of this world-renowned line.
Author: White Star Line
Publisher: Print Centres Ltd

Author: Patrick Mylon
Publisher: The History Press

During the history of the White Star Line there were two international disputes - the Boer Wars and the First World War. White Star Line vessels valiantly served in both, including the Big Four: Celtic, Cedric, Baltic and Adriatic. After the merger of White Star with Cunard in 1934, several of the company's vessels served once again in the Second World War, helping move people and supplies around the world. Sadly, not all vessels returned from conflict, with many beautiful liners lost while performing their duty, but behind every engagement and wreckage there are tales of great heroism and endeavour.

Here, author and collector Patrick Mylon has compiled the first book to concentrate on what happened to the White Star ships during wartime, weaving together ship histories and human stories to create a poignant and evocative book filled with rare imagery.
Author: Mattsson, Algot Mattsson
Publisher: Tre Böcker

Swedish American Line: "De Flytande Palatsen/The White Viking Fleet" by Algot Mattsson, published in 1983, side-by-side English and Swedish text, hardbound with original dust jacket, 130 pages.

Mattsson provides a short history of the line but mainly fills his book with hundreds of b&w and color photos, each with captions in both English and Swedish. Lots of rare interior views of the pre-war ships, plus many photos of life onboard and the post-war cruise era. Hard to find outside of Sweden.
Author: Herman Melville, Tony Tanner, John Dugdale
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

Author: Stanley Roger Green
Genre: Biography
Publisher: Peter Owen

Just after the Second World War the author, as a Merchant Navy cadet, sailed round the world in a tramp steamer, the SS Rembrandt. The world was then a very different place, and some of the countries he visited no longer exist politically. Moreover in those days Britain still had the world's largest mercantile fleet. Whither O Ship is a true story, which celebrates the passing of a proud and ancient British tradition. The story centres on the exploits and adventures of a young man who gains his experience of life in a truly tough and a testing environment. He is almost thrown overboard by cargo thieves before he sets sail; is shot at in Palestine; stoned by dissident youths, first in Algeria and later in Jamaica; becomes lost in the Bush in Queensland and, going absent without leave, makes an amazing cross-country trek in New Zealand; and is abandoned by his ship in the Fiji Islands. His account of his harrowing ordeal climbing the mainmast in a hurricane should be read by anyone who intends crossing oceans in a small craft.
Author: Katie Thear
Genre: Travel & Holiday
Publisher: Streetmaster


Author: Tony Geraghty
Genre: Subjects
Publisher: HarperCollins

Fontana 1st edition 1981 paperback vg In stock shipped from our UK warehouse
Author: Debbie Beavis
Genre: Biography
Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing

Author: Debbie Beavis
Genre: Biography
Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing

The search for the definitive passenger list of the Titanic has consumed researchers for 90 years. Lists marketed under various names invariably prove to be compilations drawn from several sources, often perpetuating earlier inaccuracies and with no citations whatsoever. Numerous lists of passengers' names were compiled before, during and after the tragedy, by shipping lines and government departments on both sides of the Atlantic. These documents are now scattered throughout archives in the UK, the USA and Canada, with most now being withdrawn from public access for safekeeping. Debbie Beavis has, for many years, being analysing these records. Drawing upon her researches she is able to demonstrate the reliability or otherwise of these documents whose accuracy has never before been fully examined. The information gleaned by comparing British and US passenger records is astounding. In this book the author demonstrates that any two entries for the same person were often far from identical and that any attempt to arrive at a complete list of passengers was futile. For many passengers not only was there contradictory evidence of their personal details and fate that night, but similar documentary confusion as to whether they even sailed at all. For those researching their emigrant ancestors, this book introduces valuable new sources. It provides a new insight into the transportation not only of passengers on board the Titanic but of all emigrants passing through British ports in the decade leading up to the outbreak of World War 1. Never before has such comprehensive research been available in one place. The documentary evidence gleaned from the Titanic and other contemporary but rarely used shipping records along with photographs, diaries and other contemporary ephemera will raise awareness of the story behind passenger travel on board some of Edwardian Britain's finest liners.
Author: James Rusbridger
Genre: World War II 1939-1945
Publisher: Ebury Press

Author: James Rusbridger
Genre: History
Publisher: Ebury Press

The pride of France's navy, the giant submarine "Surcouf" was in reality an expensive and inefficient vessel. Following the defeat of France in 1940 she limped to England where her crew only yielded possession of the vessel after a fierce gun battle. With a new crew she was then sent to war against the Germans, but then rumours began to circulate that she was sinking Allied ships. En route to Tahiti, the "Surcouf" mysteriously disappeared without trace. Her unexplained loss provoked a storm of suspicion by the French who believed that she had been deliberately sunk by the Americans and British to stop the submarine fleeing to the sanctuary of the Vichy-held island of Martinique. Fifty years later the "Surcouf" still generates strong emotions amongst Frenchmen. The refusal by Churchill to hold an inquiry also rekindles the anger and suspicions directed against Churchill following his order for the Royal Navy to destroy the French fleet. James Rusbridger has uncovered an exciting tale of intrigue, lies, and incompetence. He located the wreck and reveals what really happened to the "Surcouf".
Author: Eddie Pedder
Genre: Theater (Books)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Author: Stephen Fry
Genre: Antiquarian, Rare & Collectable
Publisher: Arrow

The Liar:
Stephen Fry's breathtakingly outrageous debut novel, by turns eccentric, shocking, brilliantly comic and achingly romantic.
Adrian Healey is magnificently unprepared for the long littleness of life; unprepared too for the afternoon in Salzburg when he will witness the savage murder of a Hungarian violinist; unprepared to learn about the Mendax device; unprepared for more murders and wholly unprepared for the truth.

The Liar is a thrilling, sophisticated and laugh out loud hilarious novel from a brilliantly talented writer.


The Hippopotamus:
Ted Wallace is an old, sour, womanising, cantankerous, whisky-sodden beast of a failed poet and drama critic, but he has his faults too. Fired from his newspaper, months behind on his alimony payments and disgusted with a world that undervalues him, Ted seeks a few months repose and free drink at Swafford Hall, the country mansion of his old friend Lord Logan. But strange things have been going on at Swafford. Miracles. Healings. Phenomena beyond the comprehension of a mud-caked hippopotamus like Ted.
Author: Martin, N.D., D.O. Budd
Genre: Thyroid Conditions
Publisher: Thorsons

An essential guide to how an underactive thyroid could be the root of your health problems.Why am I so Tired? questions the problems associated with an underactive thyroid. Mild hypothyroidism affects about 7 – 10 % of the population, but is frequently misdiagnosed because the symptoms are similar to that of ME, chronic fatigue, depression, and menopausal symptoms.
Symptoms can include:
exhaustion * weight gain * mental fogginess * low sex drive * thinning hair * dry skin * poor circulation * aching jointsWhy am I so Tired? offers an essential guide to discovering whether an underactive thyroid is at the root of your health problems with an easy to follow questionnaire, case studies and an excellent question and answer format. The book includes:
• what the thyroid is and how it functions
• what happens when it is underactive
• what tests your should ask your doctor for
• simple self-diagnosis – temperature testing
• where to go for help
• other illnesses which might be confused for hypothyroidism or vice versa
• how nutrition and naturopathic remedies help
Author: W. B. Bartlett
Genre: History
Publisher: Amberley Publishing

Although the answer appears obvious, there is far more to the sinking of the Titanic than is popularly understood. On 10 April 1912 Titanic - the largest and most luxurious ocean liner in the world - left Southampton on her maiden voyage. The only headlines she expected to make were on her triumphant arrival in New York. But just five days later, she was a wreck at the bottom of the North Atlantic, taking over 1500 lives with her.
The answer to this question is a set of circumstances and a chain of events that came together to seal her fate and that of so many of her passengers and crew. Nature of course played her part in the form of that gigantic iceberg as well as in other less obvious ways. Most of all though there was human error, complacency and an inability to think the unthinkable when designing or sailing the ship. Just one different action at any stage in the chain could have saved the life of Titanic or at least most, if not all, of those aboard her. The world still has much to learn from the loss of the Titanic. This book explains why the largest ship in the world was lost and just how the voyage of a lifetime turned into a nightmare.
Author: Yvonne Lehman
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
Publisher: Grace Publishing

The Titanic’s story didn’t end when it sank beneath the surface of the ocean April 15, 1912; nor did it end when the last survivor was laid to rest in 1997. These authors’ personal stories offer a glimpse into some of the reasons for the enduring significance of the great ocean liner and its passengers, and why their stories continue to influence lives today.

The 32 stories in WHY? TITANIC MOMENTS are written by: Edward D. Walker, Mary Kellogg-Joslyn, John Joslyn, Leslie Turner, Lowell Lytle, J. Robert Difulgo, Benjamin Crosby, Garry D. Shutlak, Frank J. Goldsmith Jr., Sarah Hamilton-Cardy, John William Clifford, Julie Hedgepeth Williams, Penelope Carlevato, John White, Nancy Moser, June Hall McCash, Karen Kamuda, Maggie Mico, Gary Jeanty, Lynn Behr Sanford, Rose M. Rohloff, Charles Pellegrino, Peggy Wirgau, Wade Sisson, Bill Willard, Mary Ann Whitley, Dave Brangan, Vicki H. Moss, Yvonne Lehman, Titanic Historical Society
Author: Jim Colucci
Genre: TV History & Criticism
Publisher: Time Home Entertainment

A collection of in-depth interviews with the creators, cast, and crew of the Emmy Award-winning television series offers a behind-the-scenes look at Will & Grace, accompanied by profiles of cast members and guest stars, a lavishly illustrated episode guide, favorite moments, and more. Original. 60,000 first printing. (An NBC television series, starring Eric McCormack, Debra MEssing, Sean Hayes, & Megan Mullally) (Performing Arts)
Author: Mirror Series
Publisher: Mirrorfootball

This Daily Mirror souvenir special celebrates the engagement of William and his long-term girlfriend, Kate Middleton. It documents his life in the public eye since his birth in 1982, through school and early royal duties, plus how he coped with the tragic loss of his mother when he was only 15. We see him growing up at university, where he met Kate, and going on to combine tireless charity work with training in the armed forces. This has led to a career as a search and rescue helicopter pilot for the RAF. The publication also shows how William's relationship with Kate has developed over the years up until their engagement, announced in November 2010.
Author: Arne Zuidhoek
Genre: Subjects
Publisher: Lanasta

Ordered in 1938 to replace the aging ships on the Dutch East Indies route, her keel was laid in 1939 at De Schelde shipyard in Vlissingen, Netherlands, for Rotterdamsche Lloyd (now Nedlloyd). Interrupted by World War II and two bombing raids, the ship was finally launched in July 1946, as the Willem Ruys. The twin screw motor vessel of the Koninklijke Rotterdamse Lloyd was purposely built for the Dutch-Indies service. A sophisticated engine lay-out. Sailed on all seas for 47 years. Went up in flames in 1994.
Author: Robin Nunn
Genre: Royalty Biographies
Publisher: Pavilion

In a series of outstanding pictures, many of which are brought together here for the first time, a leading royal photographer examines the intertwined lives of Prince William and Kate Middleton This unique book is a fully illustrated biography of a very modern British royal romance between the man who will, one day, be king and a beautiful, middle-class English girl. The royal romance of Prince William, second in line to the throne and grandson of Her Majesty the Queen, and Catherine "Kate" Elizabeth Middleton, the daughter of self-made millionaires, is celebrated and examined as a story that could arguably help shape the future of royal relationships. Prince William and Kate Middleton became engaged in October 2010 while on holiday in Kenya, and the royal engagement was announced by Clarence House in November.
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Author: Robert Jobson
Genre: Biography
Publisher: John Blake

In November 2010 came the announcement that the nation had been waiting for. Prince William is to marry Kate Middleton. The couple had become engaged in October while they holidayed in Kenya and the news was further proof of how their love story has captivated everyone. And at last this is the true insider account of the relationship which has defined the 21st century. He is the confident young Prince who is the future of the Royal Family. She is the royal bride who is thoroughly modern and has confounded all the stereotypes of how the future Queen Consort should be. Packed with fascinating anecdotes and sharp analysis, this brilliant new book reveals the secrets of the young couple's fairy tale royal romance. They have become an item in an age which holds many news challenges for royalty and their story includes the complete guide to what the future holds for this new royal double act.
Author: clench-james

Rare Book
Author: John Barrett
Genre: Sports, Hobbies & Games
Publisher: Willow

Author: John J. Eddleston
Genre: History
Publisher: Pen & Sword Military

The war of 1914-18 changed Britain forever. The movement for Irish Home Rule strengthened, women were in jobs they had never done before and, at the end of the war, were granted the vote for the first time. Political and military careers were won and lost and in all of these, Winchester played its part. Whilst this is a book about the Great War, that terrible conflagration which claimed so many lives, it is also expertly covers how that war touched the citizens of Winchester. It can be said that every city, town, village and hamlet contributed to the war effort but some cities, of which Winchester is certainly one, were of crucial importance to the final victory. It is true that Winchester was a major army depot, but it was also a city concerned with attempts to keep some normality in life. There were stories of loss but there was also humour, entertainment, fund raising, patriotism and tales of the darker side of life. With over thirty illustrations, some never seen before, Winchester in the Great War is a thorough account of the daily hardships and triumphs of those living in the city during one of the most defining and significant periods in the history of Britain.
Author: J. E. Johnson
Genre: Biography
Publisher: Goodall Publications Ltd

Forward by Douglas Bader. Johnnie Johnson joined the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve in 1939 as a week-end flier, and finished the war as the top-scoring Allied fighter pilot with 38 confirmed victories. WING LEADER is his account of the Battle of Britain, of the bitter fighting over Dieppe, and of the final battle across the skies of France and over the Rhine when, as a group captain, he commanded a British wing of the latest and most powerful Spitfires. "WING LEADER is a magnificent story of fighter pilots--so graphic in its description of aerial combat, so sympathetic in its portraits of fighting men that it will rank with the finest books which have come out of the war." (B-O-T Editorial Review Board)
Author: Tony Rudd
Genre: History
Publisher: Arima Publishing

The 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain provided an opportunity to tell the story of that 3A month struggle in a completely new form. This is what the medium of the blog provided. Following on from the huge success of this book now brings together the daily events between July 10 and October 31 1940 along with a selection of the interesting and informative comments made by readers of the blog. Day by day the story unfolds with details of the day's fighting along with information about the pilots, aircraft, airfields, commanders and support crews. Presented in this way the battle tells its own story, capturing the drama and courage of all those involved in this important and remarkable event in Britain's history. Winged Victory now provides a historic record of what happened in a manner which captures the immediacy of the blog. The Battle of Britain marked a turning point in the nation's history. It offered an outstanding example of personal bravery and it brought together members of the Commonwealth, together with pilots from several European countries which had been overrun in the opening phases of the Second World War. All of whom were none the less determined to join what was in effect a fight for freedom. Lastly ,it was a battle which was fought out in the skies over Britain which meant that the British public were witness to the whole hugely dramatic event.
Author: Catherine Cookson
Genre: Family Saga Fiction
Publisher: Corgi / Transworld Pub Inc

Because of her family situation, the main character is somewhat desensitized and bored with life. Her parents relationship is appalling and dysfunctional. Agnes carries most of the responsibility of running her father's shops. The unfortunate circumstances that ensue in the family, drive the father to unseemly and violent action. He is a very dis likeable character and it becomes evident that Agnes despises him and shows a lack of respect for her mother. Things drastically change eventually however, through a series of events that modify Agnese's thinking and judgements. If you get to see the BBC drama of 'The Wingless Bird', it is well portrayed and intriguing and brings all the characters to life. Some of the story is very sad and disappointing, but again, life is often that way right?. Ms Cookson has done it again.
Author: Tom Quinn
Genre: History
Publisher: Aurum Press

Nowadays catching a plane is as routine and unromantic as catching a bus, but back in the 1930s, before the war, civil aviation was a romantic, extraordinary world. To fly to Paris in the early 1930s you went to Croydon Aerodrome in Surrey, and caught a giant Handley-Page biplane that bounced along the grass airstrip so vigorously that seatbelts were most important of all before take-off. To fly to Africa in 1937 you went down to the docks in Southampton and boarded one of Imperial Airways' Empire flying-boats, which took you on a five-day aerial voyage to Durban via overnight stays at luxury hotels and refuelling stops on remote African rivers and lakes that had to be cleared of hippos and crocodiles before touchdown. When you crossed the Atlantic in wartime on a giant Boeing flying boat the navigator was poking his head out of a hatch and plotting your course by the stars. Now, in the style of his "Tales of the Old Railwaymen" books, Tom Quinn talks to ten veterans of this golden age of civil aviation: pilots, navigators, stewardesses and station commanders, all in their late 70s, 80s and even 90s, and records their reminiscences - of flying with Alan Cobham, of silver-service meals above the African bush, of booming radial engines, terrible turbulence and true seat-of-the-pants flying. Drawing on beautiful period posters and advertising, and nostalgic black and white archive photography, this book is both a work of nostalgia and a piece of social history right on the edge of living memory.
Author: Jack Nissen, A.W. Cockerill
Genre: Science & Nature
Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd

"In this detailed and authoritative work, much hitherto unpublished material proves the existence of German centimetric radar as early as 1904," well-illustrated with photos and diagrams.
Author: Miles Cowsill, John Hendy
Genre: Prime Ministers
Publisher: Ferry Publications (Wales)

The Danish car ferry was the last of her type in service in the North Sea and this book celebrates her career.
Author: R. S. Grant
Genre: Subjects
Publisher: Parkgate Books

Author: Archie Munro
Publisher: Maritime Books

Author: Warren J. Bruce
Genre: Local & Urban History
Publisher: Neil Richardson

Author: John Harris
Genre: Antiquarian, Rare & Collectable
Publisher: Guild Publishing

Examines the mysteries surrounding the last voyages of 8 vessels, and reviews the evidence to try and piece together how each vessel was lost.
Describes The last voyages of eight ships who just disapeared.
H.M.S. Erebus,
H.M.S. Terror,
Mary Celeste,
S.S. Waratah,
U.S.S. Cyclops,
M.V. Joyita,
Teignmouth Electron
Author: Thomas C. Sanger
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: River Grove Books

Fritz-Julius Lemp tracked the approaching ship in his submarine’s periscope. It had become a silhouette barely distinguishable against the darkening twilight sky, but Lemp was close enough to see the foaming white wave thrown up by its bow. He smiled when the spray arched higher, signaling the ship had begun changing course again.
“You’re right on schedule,” he said to the image in his eyepiece.

Lemp’s pulse quickened with the knowledge that his war was about to begin . . .

On September 1, 1939, the passenger liner Athenia set sail from Glasgow for Montreal by way of Belfast and Liverpool. She carried 1,100 passengers, nearly three-quarters of whom were women and children. On September 3, Athenia was torpedoed by a German submarine. In Without Warning, author Thomas C. Sanger tells the harrowing story of the sinking of the Athenia from the perspective of eight people: six passengers, Athenia’s chief officer, and the commander of the German U-boat.

Based on accounts written by passengers, personal interviews with survivors and descendants of survivors, books, newspaper stories, and original documents, Without Warning honors the memory of Athenia’s passengers, both living and dead.
Author: Stephen Burke
Genre: History
Publisher: Trafford Publishing

Author: Trevor Ottlewski
Genre: Subjects
Publisher: Frith Book Company

Vintage photographs of Wokingham and Bracknell from the 1800s to the 1960s from the famous Francis Frith collection.
Author: Robert Wyatt
Genre: Art, Architecture & Photography
Publisher: Sutton Publishing Ltd

Author: Terry Clark
Genre: Subjects

Author: Richard Guilliatt, Peter Hohnen
Genre: History
Publisher: Bantam Press

The Wolf In the years 1916-1918, the Wolf, an ordinary freighter, undertook a continuous fifteen-month cruise in which she traversed three of the world's major oceans, destroyed more than thirty Allied vessels and captured over 400 men, women and children. This work exhibits the tremendous impact that the warship made on the people of many nations. Full description
Author: Brown, Alexander Crosby
Publisher: Frederick Muller

Author: Anne Powell
Genre: Biography
Publisher: The History Press

In our collective memory, the First World War is dominated by men. The sailors, soldiers, airmen and politicians about whom histories are written were male, and the first half of the twentieth century was still a time when a woman's place was thought to be in the home. Yet there were some women who contributed to the war effort between 1914 and 1918 as doctors and nurses. In Women in the War Zone, Anne Powell has selected extracts from first-hand accounts of the experiences of those female medical personnel who served abroad during the First World War. Covering both the Western and the Eastern Fronts, from Petrograd to Basra and from Antwerp to the Dardanelles, they include the Scottish Women's Hospitals in Russia and Romania, nursing casualties from the Battles of the Somme, Ypres and Arras, a young doctor put in charge of a remote hospital in Serbia and a nurse who survived a torpedo attack, albeit with serious injuries. Filled with stories of bravery and kindliness, it is a book that honours the often unsung contribution made by the female doctors and nurses who helped to alleviate some of the suffering of the First World War.
Author: Derek Phillips
Publisher: Footplate Publishing

Do you remember Melba chocolate, spud guns, Embassy records, pick 'n' mix, broken biscuits, banana-split toffee, Tangee lipstick, ribbon bought by the yard, Homemaker china, easter eggs at 1s 9d, Jacko the monkey, 'mixed' foreign stamps, Californian Poppy perfume, nails and screws bought 'loose', and Ladybird childrens' clothes? Then you will love the book that brings these, and many other memories, flooding back.
The Wonder of Woolies, to be published on October 15 2009, is a celebration of that great British store - Woolworth's - in the words of people who worked and shopped there.

In The Wonder of Woolies, you will read stories that will make you laugh, such as the one about the stockroom boys cleaning the floor with caustic soda, a solution that not only removed all the dirt, but also removed the stitching from their fashionable Teddy Boy shoes. There are a few stories that might well make you cry, too, such as when a sales girl was reprimanded for talking too long to a sailor while she was supposed to be serving: the sailor was her brother and he was lost at sea with his ship the very next day.

From both sides of the counter - staff and shoppers - and across several generations, the anecdotes abound. There are tales from your own era, from your parents' era, and from that of your grandparents. The contributions have come from all over Britain and together form a powerful evocation of exactly why Woolworth's was a part of the very fabric of our lives. When its closure was announced in 2008, it was as if people had received the news of the loss of an old friend with whom they had shared so many experiences. Just the fact that the shop had a nickname - 'Woolies' - speaks volumes about the affection in which people held it.

The Wonder of Woolies is a 200-page paperback illustrated with over 50 black and white and 20 colour photographs, many of which have not been published before. It has been compiled by Derek Phillips and features a foreword by BBC Antiques Roadshow personality Paul Atterbury. In addition to memories from every corner of Britain, the book describes the rise of the '3d and 6d store' king, Frank Winfield Woolworth, and some of the dramatic events that marked Woolworth's history in the UK, such as the tragic fire at the Manchester store in 1979 and the bombing of the Deptford store in 1944.
Author: Archibald Montgomery Low
Genre: Subjects
Publisher: S. Paul

Author: Kathryn Morrison
Genre: Arts & Photography
Publisher: Historic England

Woolworth's bright red signboard was a beacon on British and Irish high streets for nearly a century. American in origin, Woolworth's grew rapidly after the first branch opened in Liverpool in 1909. The business model - with inexpensive goods piled on counter tops - scored an immediate hit with British consumers. By 1930 there were 400 stores, and by 1960 over 1000. With its own architects' department and regional construction teams, Woolworth's erected hundreds of prominent stores in shopping centres throughout England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. It is these buildings - often typical of the commercial architecture of their day - which provide the focus of this book. This is not, however, a conventional architectural history - it is the story of Woolworth's seen through the prism of its stores. The Woolworth's chain was of huge cultural importance, shaping and reflecting fundamental changes - mostly American in origin - that took place in the nation's shopping habits. Despite its dominant position on the high street, by the 1960s Woolworth's was beginning to lose its way. As people acquired cars and freezers and began to desert the high street, Woolworth's tried to stay ahead of the game with unsuccessful ventures into out-of-town and catalogue shopping. But by the time of its demise in 2009, a shrunken Woolworth's owned just two of the stores which it had built and developed over the preceding century. The closure of the last British stores in January 2009 provoked an outpouring of nostalgia and grief. Woolworth's occupied the heart of many communities, physically and commercially, and its heritage deserves celebration.
Author: Helen Exley
Genre: Reference
Publisher: Exley Publications Ltd

Author: Helen Exley
Genre: Religion & Spirituality (Books)
Publisher: Helen Exley Giftbooks

Traditonal sentiment
Author: Richard Head
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Imprint unknown

Author: Ben Pedroche
Genre: History
Publisher: The History Press

Used extensively and somewhat taken for granted by millions of commuters and tourists every day, the London Underground has long been a part of our national heritage and way of life. It was the first underground railway in the world, and is now central to lives of millions of Londoners. Here Ben Pedroche explores the realities of building the railway from the beginning, 150 years ago, exploring this dangerous, back-breaking job and how it culminated in the rail system we see today. He works his way through the construction and working history of this iconic system, until reaching modern day, including stories from London Underground workers and their real-life experiences. Backed up with sixty stunning archive and modern photographs, this is a book that anyone interested in the London Underground or London history cannot do without.
Author: Margery Spring Rice
Genre: Society, Politics & Philosophy
Publisher: Virago

Contains photographic plates.

From review of first published 1939 edition:
Working-Class Wives — Their Health and Conditions. By MARGERY SPRING RICE, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England, and New York: Penguin Books, 294o. Pp. zi4. bd.j go 25.
With great simplicity and directness this small volume presents a vivid picture of the lives of the working-dass wives in various sections of both rural and urban England. It is a picture drawn from the records of 1,250 housewives in widely differing districts, social conditions, and occupations questioned by the Women's Health Enquiry Committee that strove by means of a "sample" inquiry to investigate "as far as practicable"

Author: Joan Collins
Genre: Humor & Satire Fiction (Books)
Publisher: n/a

Witty, clever and beautiful, Joan Collins possesses a singular star quality that has come to define what it means to be a living legend. As an actress, author and producer she has built a career that places her in the unrivalled ranks of an international icon.In The World According to Joan she shares her life experience with her trademark humour and wisdom. From manners to men via fashion and family, to ageing and marriage, she takes on subjects close to every woman's heart. Erudite, honest and full of verve, this is Joan Collins at her definitive best.
Author: Thomas Cook Tours (Aboard Franconia)
Publisher: Cunard Line and Thos. Cook & Son, New York, 1928

Aboard Franconia
Map illustrated and pages showing the route taken by the cruise ship. The text is illustrated with copious sepia toned photographs, of ports of call and of points of interest on the cruise. 1/4 dark cream coloured cloth covered back strip with blue coloured titles. 3/4 red coloured boards with paper square cameo to the front panel, and within that cameo brown coloured titles and brown coloured illustrations. Brown coloured titles to the backstrip. A book put out to entice the traveller in the late 1920s on a cruise ship, around the world north and southern hemispheres. Rubbing to the book corners and to the back strip corners. Fading to the lower book edges and there are a few stains to the lower right-hand corner of the front panel stop age toning of the text block edges. The book has been printed on a cream coloured stock. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [9], 10 - 101, [3] pages
Author: Jane Werner Watson
Genre: Antiquarian, Rare & Collectable
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

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4.0 out of 5 stars An inspiring, albeit dated, portrayal of people working in the field of science
8 December 2013 - Published on
This book provided hours of entertainment and fired my imagination about what a scientist does back in the 60's. Although we tend to think in a monolithic sort of way about what inspires children vis-a-vis high tech digital imagery and people portrayed as being
dressed up in modern movie garb, not all children see the world of possibilities in this light. Do all elementary school kids expect the pages to be slick with holographic imagery? Seeing women and a black person portrayed as engaged in doing work associated with the field of science, as well as the normally portrayed white male, was important to me as a youth.
Some youth of today might be similarly inspired.
It does have a heavy 1960's look to it, but that's only to a person looking back in life with hindsight.
2.0 out of 5 stars the time
18 November 2011 - Published on
I love vintage Golden books, and I love Jane Werner Watson, but this isn't a good book for modern students of science. It's a survey of scientific professions of the 1960s, illustrated by photographs. Totally great motivation in the immediate post-Sputnik/Space Race world, but no kid of today is going to get anything out of it, and the photos are so hokey it can't even be chopped up for crafts. Just FYI.

Author: Carol M. Highsmith
Genre: Art, Architecture & Photography
Publisher: Crescent Books

Author: Anthony W. Robins
Genre: Arts & Photography
Publisher: Thompson & Columbus, Inc.

Author: No Author
Genre: Subjects
Publisher: Browntrout Pubs (Cal)

Author: Paul Goldberger
Genre: Art, Architecture & Photography
Publisher: Abbeville Press Inc.,U.S.

Paperback. Pub the Date: November 2001 Pages: 108 in Publisher by: Abbeville Press Rising dramatically above all other skyscrapers at the tip of Manhattan. the World Trade Center symbolized New York. The From any direction the Towers were lodestars. Manhattan's local mountains. Of As New Yorkers desperately seek a path toward healing. following the dark events of September 11. they have been reminiscing about the view of the Towers they once had from their homes and offices. Visitors as well are remembering how the WTC looked as they approached Manhattan by car or by plane or from the water. The WTC was a compass. As we mourn for the terrible loss of life. we also want to remember.The 72 images of the World Trade Center presented in this book depict a New York we once knew. one we are now working to rebuild. For more than two decades. practically since the Twin Towers were e...
Genre: Antiquarian, Rare & Collectable
Publisher: Abbeville Press Inc.,U.S.

Terrific book with the photos and information we need for a project.
Author: Bill Harris
Genre: Art, Architecture & Photography
Publisher: Running Press,U.S.

Author: Peter Skinner
Genre: Art, Architecture & Photography
Publisher: MetroBooks (NY)

Author: Janice Anderson
Genre: Subjects
Publisher: Abbeydale Press

Features over 100 quotes from wartime documents, newspaper reports, books, letters, tape recordings and soliders' diaries.
Author: Margaret E. Wagner
Genre: History
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.

A compilation of more than 500 artefacts that illustrates the complex and epic conflict of World War II, one of the most significant moments of the 20th Century. It includes colour photographs, lithographs, political cartoons and maps. It also features photographs of soldiers storming the beaches of Normandy.
Author: Reader's Digest
Genre: Biography
Publisher: Reader's Digest

Author: Hoare, Robert J.
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
Publisher: Silver Burdett Pr

Author: Rhoda Nottridge
Genre: Children's Books
Publisher: Wayland

Sea Disasters by Rhoda Nottridge
Author: Alf G. Andersen
Genre: Antiquarian, Rare & Collectable
Publisher: Forlaget Nordvest / Odvar Nilsen

EXTREMELY SCARCE. First English Edition, with very numerous coloured and monochrome photographs throughout; cloth, a very good, clean copy in the dustwrapper, Well-illustrated account of the SS France (later SS Norway), launched in 1962 and scrapped in 2009.
Author: Colin F Worker
Genre: Subjects
Publisher: I Allan

Author: Colin Francis Worker
Genre: Subjects
Publisher: Allan

Author: Worker, Colin F.
Genre: Passenger ships
Publisher: D. Hazeldine

Author: B. B Babani
Genre: Antiquarian, Rare & Collectable
Publisher: Babani Press

Includes an A4 leaflet advertising "Mitch Murray presents Long Live Shortwave" a stereo LP or cassette
Author: John Protasio
Genre: History
Publisher: Spi Books

Survivors of the world's worst maritime disasters recount their experiences in a vivid collection of true stories about famous, infamous, and not-so-famous ships that have foundered and sunk throughout history. Reprint.
Author: Langmead, Clive Carter
Publisher: The Pentland Press

Author: Clive Langmead
Genre: For Children
Publisher: Lion Books

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Author: Jess Lomas (credited with 'Various')

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Author: Marshall Everett
Genre: History
Publisher: Harper Design

This is a deluxe memorial edition of Marshall Everett's 'graphic and thrilling account of the sinking of the greatest floating palace ever built', first published shortly after the disaster in 1912. Gilt- edged pages.
Author: Sean Street
Genre: Health, Family & Lifestyle
Publisher: Souvenir Press Ltd

"One of the worst shipping disasters ever to occur off the coast of Britain - the strands of tragedy, heroism & inspiration are woven together with startling new information about the causes & circumstances of the wreck & about the lives of those involved & with many rare, largely unpublished photographs & engravings - for the first time, the full story of the wreck" etc.
Publisher: Prometheus Books UK

The Titanic's memory lives on today in documentaries, movies, and even a Broadway musical. Persistent investigators remain on the case, offering new theories to explain its demise.

Those who strongly believe in precognition point to Morgan Robertson's sea novel The Wreck of the Titan, published fourteen years before the Titanic went down, as proof of the power of extrasensory perception. This rare fifty-page novel is reproduced here in full, along with a selection of other writings that seem to foretell the Titanic's fate, including an excerpt from a novel by famous British journalist and spiritualist W.T. Stead, a short story called "The White Ghost of Disaster," and several poems about ships hitting icebergs in the North Atlantic.

Martin Gardner includes notes and running commentary that explore the coincidences and laws of chance as applied to this historical phenomenon. He also includes a new preface with reaction and updates to the original publication of The Wreck of the Titanic Foretold?

Martin Gardner, a fellow of the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal, is the author of many books, including Weird Water & Fuzzy Logic, and Science: Good, Bad, and Bogus.
Author: Frederick Stonehouse
Genre: Reference
Publisher: Avery Color Studios

The S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald, in the early evening of November 10, 1975, disappeared during a heavy snow storm on Lake Superior. Her captain and crew of 28 men are still listed as "missing." Commemorating the 30th Anniversary, "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" has been reformatted and redesigned with updated information and new detailed photos.
Author: Wilson, Ken Davies
Genre: Shipwrecks
Publisher: Clement

Author: Frank R. Turner.
Genre: Subjects
Publisher: Private Publication

This small booklet provides a fascinating brief account of the grounding of SS Richard Montgomery off Sheerness on the 20th August 1944.

Please note the booklet was published and printed privately, and so lacks the 'finish' of a more professional publication - i.e the page leaves extend a little from the card covers and the photographs are all photocopy quality - but none of this detracts from the fascinating contents!
Author: Unknown
Genre: History
Publisher: The Peel City Guardian

Pamphlet describing The Wreck of the St. George in Douglas Bay 1830 & Rescue by the “John Monk” lifeboat
Genre: Science fiction‚ English
Publisher: ORB

Once seen as a prediction of the sinking of the Titanic, The Wreck of the Titan was written fourteen years before that ill-fated event of 1912. Now, on the centenary anniversary of the sinking, the striking similarities between the fate of the Titan and Titanic can be examined again in this new edition. In this 1898 novella, John Rowland, a disgraced former Royal Navy lieutenant, has taken employment as a lowly deck hand aboard the largest ship ever to have sailed, the Titan. One night in deep fog in the North Atlantic, the Titan strikes a gigantic iceberg and sinks almost immediately. The foreword is by Sam Leith, who has examined chance and coincidence in his novel, The Coincidence Machine.
Author: Morgan Robertson
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Seven C's Press

Review by Amazon reader: By Graceann Macleodon 4 November 2009
Format: Paperback edition (item is hardback with DJ
Written in 1898, The Wreck of the Titan (or "Futility," as it was originally published) contains some creepy similarities to what happened in April 1912. The Titan is described as the largest ship created, and unsinkable. She has watertight compartments and only enough lifeboats to satisfy the law, but of course they won't be needed because nothing can sink this vessel.

The book is very much a product of the Victorian era, from language to scenario. The publisher's foreword and introduction were extremely useful in explaining the discovery and reprinting of this story, and preparing me for the step back in time that I would be taking by reading it. There is an appalling, though not surprising, plot point using a negative Jewish character. There are other things that mark the story as being from 1898, but for all that it's a compelling read, and those who study the Titanic disaster should have this one on their shelves simply for its historic interest.
Author: Brian Jules Bonnard
Genre: History/Biography
Publisher: Brian Bonnard

Jack Quinain was an Alderney pilot and fisherman. This is his stories of wrecks along the coast of the island, experienced first-hand in most cases, some told to him by his father. The book also contains photographs and postcards from Jack's private collection.
Genre: History
Publisher: Demand Media

Little Book of Enigma and the Code-breakers The Germans believed they had a secret weapon that would give them a crucial advantage over the Allies: Enigma. This cipher machine allowed the German High Command to exchange coded messages with its forces in the field. As this enabled the German military to act as a single co-ordinated entity, it gave them the basis for Blitzkrieg, the lightning war that overwhelmed Eastern Europe and then France. The code was thought to be unbreakable because it was transmitted and received via complex Enigma machines. It immediately became a priority for the Allies to crack the code so they could monitor German troop movements, track their ships and submarines, and prepare for the Luftwaffe s strategy against the RAF and their bombing campaign on London. The task of breaking Enigma was handled by teams at Bletchley Park. This is the story of how they exploited weaknesses in the machine itself and took advantage of errors made by the German operators. By cracking the code, the men and women at the park shortened the war by at least two years and saved five million lives. Secret War DVD CHRISTINE GRANVILLE: POLISH SPY Christine Granville was Britain s finest female spy. For five years in the Second World War, she regularly risked her life to arm the resistance and to bring back information crucial to victory over Germany. Compared to most other female agents who were often quickly caught, Christine evaded capture and never compromised other agents in the field. AGENT GARBO This is the true story of the ultimate double agent; the spy who saved D-Day. Early in WWII the British embassy in Madrid rejected Spaniard Juan Pujol s offers of help. So, pretending to be an ardent fascist, he went to work for the Germans. He dreamed up a Britain-wide network of German spies that didn t exist. The Germans believed in the bogus spy network so completely that now the British employed him as a double agent, code name Garbo! THE ARISTOCRAT & THE BALKAN COMMUNIST This is the story of a wartime gamble that paid off. How a Scottish aristocrat befriended a ruthless communist and formed the unlikeliest of coalitions.