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Secret War: Spies, Codes and Guerrillas 1939-1945 by bestselling history writer, Max Hastings.
To Hell and Back - A history of Europe from 1914 to 1949 by Ian Kershaw
The White Road by Edmund De Waal

Why another book on Waterloo?

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Bernard Cornwell's latest book may be a first foray into non-fiction, but he's in very familiar historical territory. So, why bother to write another book on one of the most famous battles in history? Hear, he explains...


5 books on the Battle of Agincourt

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25th of October marks the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt, a major English victory in the Hundred Years' war. Here are five wonderfully informative books on the most notorious of anglo-french battles.


Sir Max Hastings

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Max Hastings is the author of many books, often about warfare. With the release of his most recent, The Secret War, we profile the prominent historian


History books covering all historical periods, plus more general world history books and history encyclopedias. Our range of military history books includes military biographies, books on the armed forces, military strategy books, and books on warfare.