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The First World War : A Miscellany

ISBN: 9781849534529

Author: Norman Ferguson    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Have you ever wondered who fired the first British shot of World War One? Or who claimed the glory of downing the Red Baron?

Who was the first WW1 ...


Have you ever wondered who fired the first British shot of World War One? Or who claimed the glory of downing the Red Baron?

Who was the first WW1 soldier to receive the Victoria Cross? And what has Winnie the Pooh got to do with it all?

Telling the stories of the battles, the aircraft,the weapons, the soldiers, the poets, the campaigns and the many heroes, Norman Ferguson delves deep into the history of the ‘Great War’. Through anecdotes and statistics, and drawing on letters, speeches and official reports, this comprehensive miscellany is a compelling guide to the war that transformed and marked forever the course of twentieth-century history.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 116 x 182 mm


Publication Date: 06-01-2014


Tags: February 2014   History   Military
$29.99
The Second World War : A Miscellany

ISBN: 9781849535502

Author: Norman Ferguson    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Have you ever wondered...



• Who was the youngest WW2serviceman to fight in battle?



• How low did the Dambu...


Have you ever wondered...



• Who was the youngest WW2serviceman to fight in battle?



• How low did the Dambusters fly?



• How many ships were sunk at Pearl Harbor?



From the Battle of Britain to the Siege of Leningrad,the horrors of the Holocaust to the D-Day landings, on the Home Front and abroad, the Second World War changed the political, social and economic structure of the world. Through its battles, aircraft, weapons, soldiers, campaigns and heroes, this comprehensive miscellany is a compelling guide to one of the most destructive and all-encompassing wars the world has ever seen.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 116 x 182 mm


Publication Date: 04-08-2014


Tags: August 2014   History   Military
$27.99
The Battle of Britain : A Miscellany

ISBN: 9781849537421

Author: Norman Ferguson    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Have you ever wondered… Which German asked for a squadron of Spitfires? Who were the Millionaire’s Mob? What was a Jericho Trumpet? Telling the stories of t...


Have you ever wondered… Which German asked for a squadron of Spitfires? Who were the Millionaire’s Mob? What was a Jericho Trumpet? Telling the stories of the commanders, the campaigns, the air raids, the pilots, the aircraft, and the vital invention of air defence radar, from Churchill’s resounding declaration on 18 June 1940 that ‘The Battle of Britain is about to begin’ to 17 September 1940 when Hitler postponed Operation Sealion, this comprehensive miscellany is a compelling guide to this most crucial of Second World War battles – the first to be fought solely in the air.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 116 x 182 mm


Publication Date: 06-07-2015


Tags: July 2015   Military   History
$29.99
Sports Scandals

ISBN: 9781849539111

Author: Norman Ferguson    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Sport can bring out the best in us...and the worst. The high-pressure world of competitive sport has been shaken over the years by a series of major scandals. I...


Sport can bring out the best in us...and the worst. The high-pressure world of competitive sport has been shaken over the years by a series of major scandals. Involving drugs, sex, violence, money or pure and simple cheating, these incidents have ruined reputations, fuelled suspicions and shocked loyal supporters. Highlighting some of the most memorable cases from around the world, Norman Ferguson explores both recent and historic instances of dishonesty, betrayal and outrageous unsporting behaviour. Over 35 scandals, including: * How cancer-survivor Lance Armstrong deceived his fans and cheated his way to seven Tour de France victories * The World Cup bidding processes that brought the FBI to FIFA's door * Figure skater Tonya Harding's sinister plot to break the leg of her rival, Nancy Kerrigan.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 10-10-2016


$27.99
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