Dark History of the Kings & Queens of Europe by Brenda Ralph Lewis, Amber Books, peels away the glitter to look at what really happened in the corridors, bedrooms and dungeons of European power from the middle ages up to the present day. With a broad scope and illustrated throughout, Dark History of the Kings & Queens of Europe features Vlad the Impaler’s stakes, Elizabeth Bathory’s razor blades, Philip IV’s starvation of the Knights Templars, Louis XV’s womanising, and the man in the iron…
Dark History of the Catholic Church by Michael Kerrigan, Amber Books. From the persecution of the early Christians in ancient Rome, through the terrors of the anti-heresy witchhunts of the notorious Grand Inquisitor, Torquemada, to papal collaboration with the Nazis during World War II, Dark History of the Catholic Church tells the stories of heretics and pogroms, Mother Teresa and martyred priests, papal purges and crooked clergy, false prophets and faithless pontiffs.
History of WWI: Gallipoli & The Middle East by Lieutenant Colonel Edward J. Erickson, Amber Books, provides a detailed guide to the background and conduct of World War I in all the theatres in which Ottoman forces were engaged.
Dark History of Hollywood by Kieron Connolly, Amber Books. From the setting up of the studios by the movie moguls to the corporations that run them today, from drug addictions to McCarthy-era witch-hunts to the Mob, Dark History of Hollywood is the story of sex and excess, murder and suicide, ambition and betrayal, and how money can make almost everyone compromise. Dark History of Hollywood reveals that the stories behind the silver screen are at least as gripping as many of those on it.
Preparing to Survive: SAS and Elite Forces Guide by Chris McNab, Amber Books. What are you going to do if the water supply stops? Or if there’s no food on sale any more? If there’s no electricity? Or if law and order breaks down? Will you manage? Would you make the right decisions? Are you ready for this? SAS And Elite Forces Guide: Preparing To Survive teaches you all the skills and offers you all the tips and information you may need if things really go wrong.
The German campaigns in Poland and the West in 1939 and 1940 ushered in a new era in warfare. The theory of the Blitzkrieg (Lightning War) developed by Hitler's forward-thinking generals - including the foreword writer, Heinz Guderian - was put into devastating effect. Based on a German book published during World War II and never before translated, Blitzkrieg in their own Words, translated by Alan Bance, Amber Books, is a military history of these campaigns written by those taking part.
The Encyclopedia of the World's Special Forces by Mike Ryan, Chris Mann and Alexander Stilwell, Amber Books, is the most comprehensive guide available to special forces. Elite units are arranged by the type of mission that they specialise in. Each listing includes detailed and authoritative information about that unit and its tactics. The book will appeal to anyone interested in the special forces, with authoritative text written by experts in the field.
History of WWI: The Western Front by Gary Sheffield, Amber Books, provides a detailed guide to the conflict on the Western Front in the early years of World War I, from the opening shots to the end of the Somme Offensive in late
The names of dinosaurs are some of the first impressively long words that children learn. From Apatosaurus to Tyrannosaurus rex to Zephyrosaurus, The A-Z of Dinosaurs presents 26 fun dinosaurs to learn the names of.