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The Pheasant
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,010. Language: British English. Published: July 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Adventure » General
“What did you do in the war granddad?” Simon asked. John Fintch had told no one that he was ‘The Pheasant’ the Top Secret leader of the British Resistance during WWII. It was time to tell what he actually did during the war so over the next few hours he told Simon how he was recruited, how he met his wife, the training and work as ‘The Pheasant’. He left out his personal battle with the SS.
Peril In Paradise:The Andaman Islands Victoria Crosses
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,870. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
A sun-drenched tropical island is probably the last place you would think of where gallantry medals might be won, but in 1867 five British soldiers risked their lives to land a boat and successfully rescue a party of their comrades from the clutches of fierce cannibalistic natives on the Little Andaman Island in the Bay of Bengal. An act for which they received the Victoria Cross.
Crimean War Victoria Crosses: A Selection of Significant Awards
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,580. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
The Crimean campaign produced a number of firsts and superlatives concerning the Victoria Cross. Among them are the first deed to be rewarded with the medal, the first man to be gazetted and the first to wear it, the most Victoria Crosses for a single action, and one of the most famous actions in British military history.
The Fight For Rorke's Drift
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,910. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
A graphic account of the defence of Rorke’s Drift, the battle made famous by the motion picture ‘ZULU!’ An isolated garrison of British soldiers successfully defended a field hospital and supply store against a ferocious Zulu army, which was vastly superior in number. With information taken from the JWB Historical Library, compiled over four decades.
Zulu War Heroes: Defenders of Rorke's Drift
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,050. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
Concise biographical tributes and stories of the deeds of a selection of men who played a prominent part in the defence of Rorke's Drift against an army of determined and ferocious warriors during the Zulu War of 1879. The battle was made famous by the motion picture 'Zulu!'
The Dukes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 191,110. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Victorian, Fiction » Historical » Victorian
"The Dukes" is the story of a disputed inheritance, a national institution, a great family of soldiers of fortune, heroes, beauties, scoundrels, eccentrics, adventurers, an unbroken line of blue-blooded fascination that covers a hundred years of English (and American) history and social life, an intimate glimpse into the life of a great aristocratic family.
Brave Deeds
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,910. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
A selection of brave and awe-inspiring deeds which gained gallantry medals, from Victorian epics such as the Charge of the Light Brigade and the Defence of Rorke's Drift to the George Cross and the Iranian Embassy siege. With a story of an unsung hero who was overlooked when the medals for bravery were given out. Also available in illustrated print format.
Boer War Victoria Crosses
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,010. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
With information drawn from official documents this extensively researched book provides biographical tributes and accounts of the deeds of a selection of men who were awarded the Victoria Cross for action during the Boer War of 1899-1902. With a summary of the conflict, a chronological roll of all 78 Boer War VCs and a useful bibliography for further reading.
Local Heroes
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,440. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history
This is an extensively-researched publication which provides concise and informative accounts of outstanding bravery with biographical tributes to military and civilian local heroes who risked their lives to help others.
Battling Burnaby: The Awe-Inspiring Exploits Of A Great Adventurer
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,080. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography
Colonel Fred Burnaby is one of the greatest adventurers who ever lived and he was the kind of man on which romantic legends are built. A fearless dare-devil and intrepid traveller, he made two perilous journeys across Asia, and he became the first person to cross the English Channel single-handedly in a balloon. However, his first love was fighting and he was killed in action in the Sudan.