Andrew May

Biography

About the Author
Andrew May is a former defence scientist with an MA from Cambridge University and a PhD from Manchester University. His thirty year career spanned academia, the civil service and the defence industry. He has worked on advanced technology research in Farnborough, strategic planning in Whitehall and operational analysis for a large defence company. He is now based in the South-West of England where he works as a freelance writer and blogger.

Books

The Deadliest Weapons of World War 1
By Andrew May
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,270. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2014 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction
The First World War, fought between 1914 and 1918, was one of the deadliest conflicts in history. More than 16 million people were killed. Soldiers were mown down by machine guns or they were choked to death by poison gas. Civilians were blown to pieces by bombs dropped from giant airships. Ocean liners were sunk by torpedoes, leaving passengers to drown in the icy waters of the Atlantic.
The Battle of Portland 1653
By Andrew May
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,540. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction
The turning point in the 1st Anglo-Dutch War the Battle of Portland raged for three days off the south coast of England and ended in a decisive victory for the English fleet.
North Korea and the Ballistic Missile
By Andrew May
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 10,480. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction
The nuclear-armed ballistic missile is the most destructive weapon the world has ever seen. The latest country to gain this awesome weapon is the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, more commonly referred to as North Korea.
Surface-to-Air Missiles - Part of the Weapons of War Series
By Andrew May
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 11,190. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction
This book takes the reader on a fact-packed study of the SAM from its earliest days in World War Two with the British Stooge and German Waserfall through to the most sophisticated modern weapons such as the Israelie Iron Dome, British Sea Viper and the Russian Igla-S.
Paranormal Shakespeare
By Andrew May
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,140. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction
Shakespeare’s plays are filled with witches, ghosts, sorcerers and other paranormal characters. How did Shakespeare portray such supernatural events, and what did he really believe?
The Destruction of Hiroshima 1945
By Andrew May
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,740. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction
The destruction of Hiroshima was the first use of an atomic weapon in warfare. It wiped out a city, ended World War II and changed the course of human history.
The Battle of Arsuf 1191
By Andrew May
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,840. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction
The key battle of the Third Crusade that saw King Richard the Lionheart of England inflict a crushing strategic defeat on Saladin.
Rolling Thunder 1965/8
By Andrew May
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,440. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction
The longest battle in the entire Vietnam War was “Rolling Thunder”, the strategic bombing offensive against North Vietnam carried out by the US 2nd Air Division.
Sinking the Bismarck 1941
By Andrew May
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,960. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction
The Bismarck was the greatest battleship ever to prowl the Atlantic. With her eight 15 inch guns and 30 knots top speed she represented a massive threat to the merchant convoys on which Britain relied for survival in 1941. She had to be destroyed.
The Siege of Lachish 701BC - A Bretwalda Battle
By Andrew May
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,340. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction
Key note: In 701BC Sennacherib of Assyria marched his army to crush a rebellion in Judah. The city of Lachish was first to be attacked and the siege proved to be a classic action of its time.
The V2 Offensive on London (1944/45)- part of the Bretwalda Battles series
By Andrew May
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,450. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction
In September 1944 Hitler unleashed on London his ultimate Vengeance Weapon - the V-2, a ballistic missile that arrived without warning, demolished entire streets and against which there was no defence.

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