• Air forces & warfare
      May 2012

      The Quick and the Dead

      by William Arthur. Waterton

    • Air forces & warfare

      Home Is the Halifax

      An Extraordinary Account of Re-building a Classic Wwii Bomber and Creating the Yorkshire Air Museum to House It

      by Ian Robinson

    • Air forces & warfare

      Hurricane R4118

      The Extraordinary Story of the Discovery and Restoration of a Great Battle of Britain Survivor

      by Peter. Vacher

    • General & world history
      May 2012

      Spitfire Mark I P9374

      The Extraordinary Story of Recovery, Restoration and Flight

      by Andy. Saunders

    • Aerospace & aviation technology

      The Lightning Boys

      True Tales from Pilots of the English Electric Lightning

      by Richard. Pike

    • Fiction
      May 2013

      Hazardous Material

      by Kurt Kamm

      A firefighter battles a his own painkiller addiction and the infamous Vagos outlaw motorcycle gang. When he joins the Sheriff s Department in a drone search for a meth lab in the Mojave Desert north of Los Angeles, an enigmatic aerospace scientist joins the intrigue. Firefighting, hazardous materials, illicit drugs and aerospace technology are brought together in the fourth in a series of firefighter mysteries by award winning author Kurt Kamm

    • Military vehicles
      September 2009

      The World Encyclopedia of Military Motorcycles

      A complete reference guide to 100 years of military motorcycles, from their first use in World War I to the specialized vehicles in use today

      by Pat Ware

      Motorcycles entered military service in World War I, replacing the mounted despatch rider and mechanizing machine-gun and stretcher units. The conflict brought an enormous upsurge in the use of motorcycles in Europe and America. This comprehensive new book covers the lively history of the machines, highlighting the roles of military motorcycles, and how they have evolved. An A Z directory focuses on 160 motorcycles, showing their diversity. Detailed specification boxes are featured for every motorcycle described. This expertly written book, with its wealth of rare and previously unseen photographs, provides enthusiasts and historians with key information about these diverse and multi-tasking vehicles. The World Encyclopedia of Military Motorcycles A complete reference guide to 100 years of military motorcycles, from their first use in World War I to the specialized vehicles in use today Pat Ware CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

    • Military & naval ships
      November 2014

      BATTLESHIPS

      An illustrated history of battleships, their origins and evolution

      by Peter Hore

      This meticulously researched book begins with a history of the battleship, from the first ironclad woodenhulled ships of the 19th century to the revolutionary Dreadnoughts of World War I and the mighty battleships and battle cruisers of World War II. It includes a countryby- country directory of battleships, with details about each vessel's history, construction, appearance and function. Featuring more than 150 ships - including Dreadnought, Hood, New Jersey, Bismarck and Nagato - and illustrated with over 550 photographs, this is a must-have reference book for everyone interested in the battleships that have helped to make history. Pre-Dreadnoughts, Dreadnoughts, battleships and battle cruisers from 1860 onwards Specification boxes provide at-a-glance information about each ship's country of origin, launch date, size, weight, armament, power, performance and complement Includes facts and anecdotes about the famous battles and naval operations in which these ships played a role Features over 550 photographs from naval and military sources worldwide, many rarely seen before CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

    • Military aircraft
      October 2014

      NAVAL AIRCRAFT OF WORLD WARS I AND II

      Features a directory of over 70 aircraft with 330 identification photographs

      by Francis Crosby

      Naval aircraft planes that are able to launch from and land on ships have played an ever-increasing role in wartime conflicts. This fully illustrated reference book charts the early history of naval aviation, from the pioneering days when biplanes were catapulted from converted destroyers through to the ace-making aircraft of World War II. An A Z directory of over 70 aircraft describes the main characteristics of each plane, with details about its country of origin, first flight, power, armament, size, weight and performance. The book provides enthusiasts with a fascinating portrayal of the naval aircraft of this significant period in history. THE COMPLETE VISUAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF NAVAL AIRCRAFT OF WORLD WARS I AND II Features a directory of over 70 aircraft with 330 identification photographs Francis Crosby CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

    • Military vehicles

      THE WORLD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF TANKS & ARMOURED FIGHTING VEHICLES

      Over 400 vehicles and 1200 wartime and modern photographs

      by George Forty Jack Livesey

      THE WORLD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF TANKS & ARMOURED FIGHTING VEHICLES Over 400 vehicles and 1200 wartime and modern photographs George Forty and Jack Livesey - Features A Z visual directories of tank destroyers, command versions, specialized tanks, armoured cars, armoured personnel carriers and self-propelled artillery. Includes the No. 1 Lincoln Machine Little Willie , D-Day Funnies, M3 Half-Track Infantry Carrier, Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank, and Scud Missile System. Provides information about each vehicle s, crew, weight, dimensions, armament, armour, powerplant and performance. CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

    • Military & naval ships
      December 2018

      THE WORLD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF BATTLESHIPS

      An illustrated history of pre-dreadnoughts, dreadnoughts, battleships and battle cruisers from 1860 onwards

      by Peter Hore

      This meticulously researched book begins with a history of the battleship, from the first ironclad wooden hulled ships of the 19th century to the revolutionary Dreadnoughts of World War I and the mighty battleships and battle cruisers of World War II. It includes a countryby- country directory of battleships, with details about each vessel's history, construction, appearance and function. Featuring more than 150 ships - including Dreadnought, Hood, New Jersey, Bismarck and Nagato - and illustrated with over 550 photographs, this is a must-have reference book for everyone interested in the battleships that have helped to make history. CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

    • Military & naval ships
      April 2014

      AIRCRAFT CARRIERS AND NAVAL AIRCRAFT

      An illustrated history of aircraft carriers and the naval aircraft that launch from them, from the first airships and zeppelins through to today's modern warships and jets

      by Bernard Ireland Francis Crosby

      This meticulously researched and illustrated book focuses on the evolution of aircraft carriers and naval aircraft. It features chronological histories and comprehensive directories of the world's most important aviation ships and aircraft, including the first ships to launch primitive aircraft; biplanes that were catapulted from converted destroyers; modern warships capable of carrying jets and helicopters; and state-of-the-art jets that are unique for their vertical take-off ability. With more than 1,100 magnificent photographs, this book provides historians and enthusiasts with key information about the world's greatest aircraft carriers and naval aircraft. THE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AIRCRAFT CARRIERS AND NAVAL AIRCRAFT An illustrated history of aircraft carriers and the naval aircraft that launch from them, from the first airships and zeppelins through to today's modern warships and jets Bernard Ireland and Francis Crosby CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

    • Aircraft: general interest
      September 2011

      THE COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE SPITFIRE

      The history of Britain's most iconic aircraft of World War II, in 250 photographs

      by Nigel Cawthorne

      This engrossing book retells the story of the iconic aircraft of World War I. It goes into the heart of the action, showing what it was like to fly a spitfire in the Battle of Britain, and tells the moving stories of the brave young pilots who flew this all-conquering machine. In addition, the book lists where surviving planes can be seen today so that you see the incredible aircraft for yourself. The fascinating and informed text, written by a leading expert in the field and accompanied by over 250 stunning contemporary and historical photos, make this the ultimate reference for anybody with an interest in military history or aviation. THE COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE SPITFIRE The history of Britain's most iconic aircraft of World War II, in 250 photographs Nigel Cawthorne CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

    • Aircraft: general interest
      September 2011

      THE COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE LANCASTER BOMBER

      The history of Britain's greatest night bomber of World War II, in more than 275 photographs

      by Nigel Cawthorne

      The Lancaster Bomber led the air offensive in the darkest days of World War II. This book describes how the plane was developed to fit into an entirely new role in warfare, and explains how the Lancaster could take the war to the enemy to devastating effect. Also covered is the production of the plane and the modifications made throughout its lifetime. The book shows what it was like to fly a Lancaster over the flak-filled skies of Nazi Germany, and lists where surviving planes can be seen today. This fascinating text is the ultimate reference for anybody with an interest in military history or aviation. THE COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE LANCASTER BOMBER The history of Britain's greatest night bomber of World War II, in more than 275 photographs Nigel Cawthorne CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

    • Military & naval ships
      February 2011

      An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Battleships

      Examines the origins and evolution of early battleships, from the Gloire and Warr ior through to the Erzherzog class.

      by Peter Hore

      This meticulously researched book examines the history and evolution of battleships prior to the development of Dreadnoughts in the early 20th century. These early armed and armoured monster vessels of the Victorian era represent the evolution of what became the famous Dreadnoughts in 1905. Beautifully illustrated with over 200 archive and museum photographs, drawings and paintings, this riveting and detailed reference book is a must-have for anyone interested in learning more about the vessels which played such a vital role both in the conflicts of the period and in the development and evolution of the modern battleship. Provides a vivid and lively account of the history of pre-Dreadnought battleships of the Victorian age. Contains detailed entries for over 60 of the major battleships from the era, including information about the history, construction, appearance and function of each. Includes detailed personal anecdotes about the people who were the driving force behind the construction and evolution of these fascinating vessels. CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

    • Naval forces & warfare
      August 2015

      THE WORLD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AIRCRAFT CARRIERS AND NAVAL AIRCRAFT

      Features 1100 wartime and modern identification photographs

      by Bernard Ireland Francis Crosby

      This meticulously researched and illustrated book focuses on the evolution of aircraft carriers and naval aircraft. It features chronological histories and comprehensive directories of the world s most important aviation ships and aircraft, including the first ships to launch primitive aircraft; biplanes that were catapulted from converted destroyers; modern warships capable of carrying jets and helicopters; and state-of-the-art jets that are unique for their vertical take-off ability. With more than 1100 magnificent photographs, this book provides historians and enthusiasts with key information about the world s greatest aircraft carriers and naval aircraft. THE WORLD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AIRCRAFT CARRIERS AND NAVAL AIRCRAFT Features 1100 wartime and modern identification photographs Bernard Ireland and Francis Crosby CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

    • Military & naval ships
      July 2015

      The Encyclopaedia of Destroyers, Frigates & Submarines

      A history of destroyers, frigates and underwater vessels from around the world, including five comprehensive directories of over 380 warships and submarines

      by Bernard Ireland John Parker

      This expertly researched volume focuses on the history of destroyers, frigates and submarines. Country-bycountry directories cover the key chronological stages of each vessel, including full technical information and specification details such as origin, length, displacement, speed, armament, propulsion and complement. Illustrated with over 1300 historical and modern photographs showing naval vessels in action, this authoritative volume provides both enthusiasts and historians with up-to-date information about the world s destroyers, frigates and submarines, and is an essential reference guide for everyone interested in naval history. THE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF DESTROYERS, FRIGATES & SUBMARINES A history of destroyers, frigates and underwater vessels from around the world, including five comprehensive directories of over 380 warships and submarines Bernard Ireland and John Parker CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

    • Military aircraft
      September 2017

      THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO FIGHTERS & BOMBERS OF THE WORLD

      An illustrated history of the world's greatest military aircraft, from the pioneering days of air fighting in World War I through to the jet fighters and stealth bombers of the present day

      by Francis Crosby

      Fighters are military aircraft designed to attack and destroy other aircraft, and bombers are designed to drop bombs on enemy targets from the air. Each section of this authoritative volume traces the development of the aircraft from their first appearance to their role in major conflicts around the world. There are substantial A–Z directories of over 300 aircraft, including the P-51 Mustang, Boeing B-29, Harrier, Tornado and Tomcat. This unique volume, illustrated with over 1200 photographs, is aimed at both enthusiasts and historians alike, bringing together in one volume all the most significant fighters and bombers that have played important roles in history. Includes A–Z directories of over 300 fighters and bombers, such as the Spitfire, Messerschmitt Bf109, Heinkel He111, F-14 Tomcat, MiGs, B-52 Stratofortress and B-2 Spirit stealth bomber. Features history sections covering the first fighter aces, early bombing raids, Blitzkrieg, the Battle of Britain, the Dambusters, the Cold War, the Falklands and Gulf Wars. Includes a glossary explaining key aviation terms.

    • Military aircraft
      June 2015

      THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO FIGHTERS & BOMBERS OF THE WORLD

      An illustrated history of the world's greatest military aircraft, from the pioneering days of air fighting in World War I through to the jet fighters and stealth bombers of the present day

      by Francis Crosby

      Fighters are military aircraft designed to attack and destroy other aircraft, and bombers are designed to drop bombs on enemy targets from the air. Each section of this authoritative volume traces the development of the aircraft from their first appearance to their role in major conflicts around the world. There are substantial A–Z directories of over 300 aircraft, including the P-51 Mustang, Boeing B-29, Harrier, Tornado and Tomcat. This unique volume, illustrated with over 1200 photographs, is aimed at both enthusiasts and historians alike, bringing together in one volume all the most significant fighters and bombers that have played important roles in history. Includes A–Z directories of over 300 fighters and bombers, such as the Spitfire, Messerschmitt Bf109, Heinkel He111, F-14 Tomcat, MiGs, B-52 Stratofortress and B-2 Spirit stealth bomber Features history sections covering the first fighter aces, early bombing raids, Blitzkrieg, the Battle of Britain, the Dambusters, the Cold War, the Falklands and Gulf Wars Includes a glossary explaining key aviation terms CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

    • Military aircraft

      THE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO NAVAL AIRCRAFT

      A complete history of shipborne fighters, bombers, helicopters and flying boats, including the Grumman Helicat, F-4 Phantom, Westland Lynx and Sikorsky Seahawk

      by Francis Crosby

      This meticulously researched and illustrated book charts the complete history of naval aviation, from the pioneering days when biplanes were catapulted from converted destroyers through to the high-performance jets patrolling the world's seas today. In addition to the comprehensive A to Z listing of naval aircraft, the book also focuses on significant tehnological advances, including carrier evolution, aircraft technology and weaponry, as well as operations in which naval aviation have played significant part, for example Pearl Harbor, Korea and Vietnam. This superb book provides enthusiasts with key information about naval aviation. A comprehensive A to Z directory of 130 of the major naval aircraft, with informative, expert text and over 670 photographs illustrating each type Examines the history and evolution of naval aircraft from the first flights in 1910 and the rise of naval air power during WWII, through to 21st-century carrier operations Specification boxes provide at-a-glance information about each aircraft's name, country of origin, first flight, power, armament, size, weight and performance HERMES HOUSE An imprint of Anness Publishing Ltd. www.lorenzbooks.com; info@anness.com Hermes House is distributed in the UK by Book Trade Services, Blaby Road, Wigston, Leicester LE18 4SE. Tel: +44 0116 275 9060; Fax: +44 0116 275 9090 email: uksales@booktradeservices.com. For any special sales or translation information contact Paul Anness on panness@anness.com CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

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