• Teaching, Language & Reference
      February 2010

      An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Military Uniforms of the 19th Century

      An expert guide to the American Civil War, the Boer War, the Wars of German and Italian Unification and the Colonial Wars

      by Digby Smith Kevin F. Kiley

      The uniforms from the 19th century are some of the most colourful and varied in the history of uniformology. In this book there are artworks of familiar Austrian hussars, Prussian dragoons, French chasseurs, American continentals and British grenadiers, b

    • 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 boo

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      March 2010

      The World Encyclopedia of Military Vehicles

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

      by Pat Ware

      This reference book provides an authoritative and well-illustrated 100-year overview of the fascinating history of the cargo/troop-carrying trucks, wreckers, tankers, ambulances, communications vehicles and other specialized types that provide technical s

    • Travel & Transport
      November 2012

      THE WORLD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MILITARY HELICOPTERS

      Featuring over 80 helicopters with 500 historical and modern photographs

      by Francis Crosby

      This substantial reference book provides an authoritative and highly illustrated overview of the military helicopter. It begins with a detailed history, from the ideas of Leonardo da Vinci through to the tilt-rotor aircraft that have operated with coaliti

    • 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 i

    • Military aircraft
      October 2014

      Naval Aircraft of World Wars I and II

      by Francis Crosby

    • Small firearms, guns & other equipment
      September 2015

      THE ILLUSTRATED WORLD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF GUNS

      Pistols, rifles, revolvers, machine and submachine guns through history in 1100 clear photographs

      by Will Fowler

      This encyclopedia of firearms is both an authoritative reference work and a stunning visual directory, explaining the development of arms through the centuries. The chronological survey begins with gunpowder and the first crude 14th-century hand cannons,

    • First World War
      October 2015

      WORLD WAR I WITNESS ACCOUNTS

      Features over 100 quotes from wartime documents, newspaper reports, books, letters, tape recordings and soldiersÔøΩ diaries

      by Janice Anderson

      After a prolonged peace in Europe, the outbreak of war in August 1914 came as a great shock. By examining the accounts of people who were actually caught up in the conflict, this book helps us to understand just how harrowing life was for those at war in

    • Weapons & equipment
      September 2015

      THE ILLUSTRATED WORLD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF KNIVES, SWORDS, SPEARS & DAGGERS

      Through history in over 1500 photographs

      by Harvey J S Withers

      This encyclopedia traces the fascinating history of knives, daggers, bayonets, swords, sabres and lances, from their Palaeolithic origins through to the 21st century. Weapons from around the world are examined, such as the decorated daggers of Persia and

    • 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

    • Trees, wildflowers & plants

      THE WORLD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FIGHTER AIRCRAFT

      An illustrated history from the early planes of World War I to the supersonic jets of today

      by Francis Crosby

      THE WORLD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FIGHTER AIRCRAFT An illustrated history from the early planes of World War I to the supersonic jets of today Francis Crosby LORENZ BOOKS In this new, fully updated edition expert author Francis Crosby traces the development of f

    • 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

    • Travel & Transport
      February 2012

      A COMPLETE DIRECTORY OF MILITARY VEHICLES

      Features over 180 vehicles with 320 identification photographs

      by Pat Ware

      This book explores the vast diversity of military vehicles of the world, covering cargo trucks, artillery tractors, ambulances, ammunition carriers, gun trucks, and signals and reconnaissance vehicles. Organized as a country-bycountry A <a href="http:/

    • 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 a

    • 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 effe

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      April 2012

      AN ILLUSTRATED DIRECTORY OF MILITARY MOTORCYCLES

      A country-by-country guide, featuring 160 machines with 320 photographs

      by Pat Ware

      The armies of the world have used literally hundreds of different motorcycles over the last 100 years, with many companies succeeding and then disappearing. This book focuses on 160 of the most important military motorcycles, showing the incredible divers

    • 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 bec

    • Travel & Transport
      September 2012

      AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF MILITARY VEHICLES

      100 years of cargo trucks, troop-carrying trucks, wreckers, tankers, ambulances, communications vehicles and amphibious vehicles, with over 200 photographs

      by Pat Ware

      Military vehicles are vital for the fighting capability of any mechanized army. This fully illustrated reference book provides an authoritative overview of the fascinating history of these essential vehicles. It begins with the first motorized cars, lorri

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      October 2012

      AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF MILITARY MOTORCYCLES

      100 years of wartime motorcycles, from the first machines of World War I to the diesel-powered types and quad bikes of today, with 230 photographs

      by Pat Ware

      During the early years of World War I, motorcycles started to enter military service, replacing the mounted despatch rider and providing a means of mechanizing machine-gun and stretcher units. This fully illustrated book covers the lively history of the m

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