April 2020 (119)

Lummi : Island Cooking

ISBN: 9783791385679

Author: Blaine Wetzel    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Everything that Chef Blaine Wetzel makes is sourced within a few miles of his kitchen, often hours after it has been harvested from the ocean, the forest, or hi...


Everything that Chef Blaine Wetzel makes is sourced within a few miles of his kitchen, often hours after it has been harvested from the ocean, the forest, or his own small farm. Lummi will inspire professional and home chefs to pay close attention to the seasons and to appreciate and bring out the best in what is fresh and local. The recipes Wetzel showcases here are a catalogue of dishes he created at the lauded Willows Inn restaurant on tiny Lummi Island in Washington State, ranked the number one restaurant in the United States in 2017, 2018, and 2019 by OAD (Opinionated About Dining). They are divided into courses that mirror the perfect bites and small plates that Wetzel serves at a typical Willows Inn dinner: green figs and leaf cream; sea urchin marinated in tomato seeds; wild beach peas and lovage stems; a stew of chanterelle mushrooms; and a dessert of beach roses. Stunningly photographed, every dish captures a moment in time and in nature. Each recipe highlights the unique qualities of the main component, whether it's wild plum, young rhubarb, blue clams, sockeye salmon, venison, black walnuts, or a perfectly ripe melon. Each plate is breathtakingly elegant, yet the dishes themselves are unfussy and rustic. As suitable for the coffee table as it is for the sophisticated kitchen, this book is a symphony of aesthetic perfection, capturing a way of living and eating that is in harmony with the land.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 235 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 07-04-2020


$100.00
DUE > 30th Jun 2020
Cocktails Mocktails Teas & Infusions From Your Garden

ISBN: 9781620083833

Author: Jodi Helmer    Publisher: Companion House

There's nothing quite like a thirst-quenching beverage, especially when it's made with fresh ingredients you picked from your very own garden! This book will sh...


There's nothing quite like a thirst-quenching beverage, especially when it's made with fresh ingredients you picked from your very own garden! This book will show you what leaves, flowers, fruits, vegetables, and roots to grow in your garden so you can enjoy them from your glass. Filled with beautiful photography and helpful information on how to plant, maintain and harvest each home-grown ingredient. Also included is advice for making your own syrups, tinctures and purees. Written by Jodi Helmer, author of Grow Your Own Tea Garden, this book will inspire both small and large space gardeners to enjoy their bounty in a refreshing new way!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 178 x 228 mm


Publication Date: 09-04-2020


$39.99
Harrier Boys Volume One (PB)

ISBN: 9781911621898

Author: Bob Marston    Publisher: Grub Street

In Harrier Boys, Volume One: Cold War Through the Falklands, 1969-1990, Bob Marston, who flew Harriers for many years, draws together accounts from others who w...


In Harrier Boys, Volume One: Cold War Through the Falklands, 1969-1990, Bob Marston, who flew Harriers for many years, draws together accounts from others who worked with this unique jet through its history. The excitement, camaraderie and pride of Harrier operators shine through in the personal stories of those whose lives were changed by their experience of this iconic aircraft, both on land and at sea. In this first volume, events of the Cold War years are brought to life by contributors including Graham Williams, who flew the Transatlantic Air Race, Peter Dodworth, a member of the original Harrier Conversion Team, Peter Harris, a participant in the early defence of Belize, Sir Peter Squire, OC 1 (F) Squadron during the Falklands conflict, and Australian Dave Baddams, who commanded the Royal Navy Sea Harriers of 800 Squadron.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 156 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2020


Tags: April 2020   Military
$35.00
Meteor Boys (PB)

ISBN: 9781911621904

Author: Steve Bond    Publisher: Grub Street

As Britain’s first jet fighter, the Gloster Meteor has had a remarkably varied and lengthy life. But whilst many books have focused on its development and ser...


As Britain’s first jet fighter, the Gloster Meteor has had a remarkably varied and lengthy life. But whilst many books have focused on its development and service history, the time has come to hear the personal experiences of its air and ground crews. By interviewing over forty veterans, author Steve Bond has written an incredibly detailed insight into this iconic aircraft, which is supported by anecdotes and accounts from those who knew it best. One example is Alan McDonald who described the Meteor as ‘a bit unforgiving if you got it wrong, as many pilots found out to their cost, especially on one engine, but I must admit I got to like it very much – it was a great adrenalin rush.’ Alongside these entertaining anecdotes are details of the Meteor’s origins and developments. Starting with the first deliveries in 1944 working through to the present day, Steve Bond documents the diverse role which the Meteor has had. From use in operations against the V1, photo-reconnaissance missions, as a training machine and later a display aircraft – particular attention is given to its major service period of the 1950s through to the early 1960s. This detailed history of this iconic and much-loved jet fighter will appeal to all aviation fans.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 156 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2020


Tags: April 2020   Military
$35.00
Phantom Boys (PB)

ISBN: 9781911621881

Author: Richard Pike    Publisher: Grub Street

Originally developed for the US Navy, this twin-engined supersonic long-range fighter-bomber first flew in the spring of 1958. It then entered service for the U...


Originally developed for the US Navy, this twin-engined supersonic long-range fighter-bomber first flew in the spring of 1958. It then entered service for the US Navy in 1961, and in 1969 with the Fleet Air Arm and RAF in the UK. Regarded as one of the most versatile fighters ever built, the Phantom F-4 was the US Navy’s fastest and highest-flying aircraft. It was flown by both US military demonstration teams (Navy Blue Angels and the Air Force Thunderbirds) from 1969 to 1973. It ended its service in 1991 with the RAF. But it continued to serve a variety of air forces across the world, with some still in service fifty years after its first flight. Throughout the twenty chapters of this book, thirteen contributors will take readers across the world with adventures in the Falkland Islands, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, the Far East and Germany. There are anecdotes of reconnaissance missions, encounters with the Russian Tupolevs, record-breaking flights and life on HMS Ark Royal.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 156 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2020


Tags: April 2020   Military
$35.00
Tornado Boys (PB)

ISBN: 9781911621911

Author: Ian Hall    Publisher: Grub Street

Since the 1970s, when it was first used as a Cold War nuclear deterrent, the Panavia Tornado played a vital role in the RAF until its retirement from service in...


Since the 1970s, when it was first used as a Cold War nuclear deterrent, the Panavia Tornado played a vital role in the RAF until its retirement from service in April 2019. Serving in both Gulf Wars and more recently as a key player in Middle East operations, this unique aircraft achieved many great things. This includes being the first aircraft to be flown by men and women in the RAF following the introduction of female pilots to the force in 1994. In Tornado Boys, there are stories of Scud hunting in Iraq and Red Flag exercises in the US, along with the tale of a stunning competition victory over the USAF’s Strategic Air Command in their own backyard. The short-lived anti-shipping role is not neglected. There are also tales from those who flew Tornados on exchange, loan and contract service with foreign air forces. Finally, the book highlights the essential part played by ground crew in the Tornado story, with chapters by front-line engineers and an army ground liaison officer. All in all, through the eyes of the men and women who have operated this extraordinary aircraft, the volume presents an entertaining and illuminating series of tales and anecdotes. These light and informative stories come from those who were proud to serve on and loved to operate the impressively versatile Tornado.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 200


Dimensions: 156 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2020


Tags: April 2020   Military
$35.00
The White Sniper : Simo Hayha

ISBN: 9781612008554

Author: Tapio Saarelainen    Publisher: Casemate

Simo Hayha (1905 - 2002) is the most famous sniper in the world. During the Winter War fought between Russia and Finland in 1939 - 1940 he had 542 confirmed kil...


Simo Hayha (1905 - 2002) is the most famous sniper in the world. During the Winter War fought between Russia and Finland in 1939 - 1940 he had 542 confirmed kills with iron sights, a record that still stands today. He has been a role model for snipers all over the world and paved the way for them by demonstrating their significance on the battlefield. Simo Hayha was a man of action who spoke very little, but he was hugely respected by his men and his superiors and given many difficult missions, including taking out specific targets. Able to move silently and swiftly through the landscape, melting into the snowbound surroundings in his white camouflage fatigues, his aim was deadly and his quarry rarely escaped. The Russians learned of his reputation as a marksman and tried several times to kill him by indirect fire. He was promoted from corporal to second lieutenant and he was awarded the Cross of Kollaa. For sniping Simo Hayha only ever used his own m/28-30 rifle. Eventually his luck ran out and Simo received a serious head wound on March 6 1940, though he subsequently recovered. After the war Simo Hayha lead a quiet, unassuming life in farming and forestry. His roots were deep in the Finnish soil and he loved life in rural Finland. A true patriot, he epitomized the traits of a professional soldier, performing his duty and setting an example of bravery that personified the Finnish spirit when confronted by the Russian onslaught. The White Sniper fully explores Simo Hayha's life, his exploits in the Winter War, the secrets behind his success including character and technique, and also includes a detailed look at his rifle itself. There are appendices on the basics of shooting, the impact of fire on the battlefield, battles on the Kollaa Front during the Winter War and a list of ranked snipers of the world.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 152 x 229 mm


Publication Date: 20-04-2020


Tags: April 2020   Military   Biography
$45.00
The Battle of Britain Pocket Manual

ISBN: 9781612008691

Author: Chris McNab    Publisher: Casemate

In the summer of 1940, Britain stood alone. For three long months, brave young RAF pilots took off every day, ready to defend British skies against large-scale ...


In the summer of 1940, Britain stood alone. For three long months, brave young RAF pilots took off every day, ready to defend British skies against large-scale Luftwaffe raide. 'The Few' were young, but they were trained and they were determined. Eighty years on the last of the pilots to fly in the Battle of Britain are feted, and their part in World War II is widely remembered. This pocket manual covers the training that these young pilots would have had, and the air combat tactics they were taught to use against the German raiders. It also covers the role of the ground crews; control and command systems; anti-aircraft defences; and radar and raid detection.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 152 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 04-05-2020


Tags: April 2020   Military   History
$35.99
The Home Front Pocket Manual 1939-45

ISBN: 9781612008677

Author: Luci Gosling    Publisher: Casemate

Compiled from the archives of the Mary Evans archives, this manual brings together articles from fashionable contemporary magazines including Britannia & Eve, t...


Compiled from the archives of the Mary Evans archives, this manual brings together articles from fashionable contemporary magazines including Britannia & Eve, the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News and Tatler, on all aspects of the home front in WWII. These fascinating articles cover complying with black-out regulations; what to do with the family car; augmenting rationed foods and turning them into tasty meals; contributing to the war effort by keeping livestock, salvaging valuable materials and growing food; all the while remaining fashionable and keeping up appearances.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 132 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 04-05-2020


Tags: April 2020   Military   History
$35.99
P51 Mustang Vol 2

ISBN: 9780764359385

Author: David Doyle    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Even today, almost eighty years after its first flight, the North American P-51 Mustang remains one of the most famous and recognizable aircraft in the world. N...


Even today, almost eighty years after its first flight, the North American P-51 Mustang remains one of the most famous and recognizable aircraft in the world. Nimble and fast, qualities that lead the Mustang to be used even today in air races, the aircraft was forged in battle. This, the second of two volumes on this iconic aircraft, explores the "bubbletop" versions that helped bring the war to the German and Japanese homelands. These Mustangs were widely used escorting Allied bombers deep into the enemy homeland. The story of this historic fighter is told through carefully researched archival photos, as well as photographs of preserved examples, illuminated through detailed captions, thereby illustrating not only the use of the late WWII Mustang, but also the details of its construction. Large, clear photos, coupled with descriptive and informative captions, put the reader on the airfield and in the sky with this historic aircraft.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 228 x 228 mm


Publication Date: 24-04-2020


Tags: April 2020   Military
$45.00
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