books by Cassell
The Punic Wars
An impressive new historian of Roman warfare--highly praised by John Keegan--has written a thoroughly engrossing account of the greatest conflict of antiquity. It will grab the attention of military buffs and general readers alike. The struggle for supremacy between Rome and Carthage encompassed the First (264-241 B.C.) and Second (149-146 B.C.) Punic Wars; both sides suffered casualties exceeding that of any war fought before the modern era. ...
The Fall of Carthage: The Punic Wars 265-146BC (Cassell Military Paperbacks)
“Adrian Goldsworthy is one of the best young historians writing today.” — John Keegan The Fall of Carthage was the greatest conflict of the ancient world, and thanks to one of the finest historians of our time, this sweeping saga comes to life anew for modern audiences. The cast of endlessly fascinating characters includes the generals Hannibal and Scipio, as well as treacherous chieftains, beautiful princesses, scheming politicians, and ...
Indoor Bonsai for Beginners: Selection - Care - Training
Creating beautiful, healthy bonsai is a wonderful skill that anyone can learn, with a little time, patience, and this all-inclusive manual. With color photos and drawings to illustrate the points, it introduces all the cultivation techniques; offers expert advice on location, soil types, watering, and pest control; and provides intricate instruction on training the bonsai--including pruning, wiring and stretching it. An A-to-Z guide of all the ...
Das Boot: The Boat
The thrilling wartime novel that inspired Wolfgang Petersen's Academy Award-nominated, blockbuster film! Written by an actual survivor of Germany's U-boat fleet, Das Boot is one of the most exciting stories of naval warfare ever published, a tale filled with almost unbearable tension and suspense. In autumn 1941, a German U-boat commander and his crew set out on yet another hazardous patrol in the Battle of the Atlantic. Over the coming weeks ...
Leatherworking Handbook: A Practical Illustrated Sourcebook of Techniques and Projects
Valerie Michael-a founding member of the Association of Design Leatherworkers-has created the definitive guide to this popular and age-old craft. Oriented to the beginner, it thoroughly presents all the materials, tools, and key techniques in easy-to-follow photographs: finishing edges, paring and hand-stitching, making pockets, attaching studs and straps, and decorating surfaces. The well-chosen projects take into account developing skills, and ...
Bloody April: Slaughter in the Skies Over Arras, 1917 (Cassell Military Paperbacks)
As the Allies embarked upon the Battle of Arras, they desperately needed accurate aerial reconnaissance photographs. But by this point the Royal Flying Club were flying obsolete planes. The new German Albatros scouts massively outclassed them in every respect: speed, armament, ability to withstand punishment and manoeuverability. Many of the RFC's pilots were straight out of flying school - as they took to the air they were sitting targets ...
Cassell Military Classics: Impossible Victories: Ten Unlikely Battlefield Successes
Some of the most unlikely, unexpected, improbable, and even impossible military successes of the past 200 years, covered in a "top ten" list! With accurate detail and adventurous drama, these accounts highlight the Albuera counterattack in the 1811 Peninsular War; the Battles of Chippewa and Lundy's Lane in 1814; the Charges at Beersheba and Huj in Palestine (1917); the Rough Riders storming San Juan Hill; US Rangers at Omaha Beach; and the Hill ...
Better Bridge with a Better Memory: How Mnemonics Will Improve Your Game (Master Bridge Series)
This book will help you strengthen your memory in relation to the conventions you use and strategies you employ in bidding and play.
Infographic Guide to the Movies (Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook)
Infographics Guide to the Movies presents unique, witty and surprising facts about every film genre, from blockbuster, rom-com, horror, crime, science-fiction and action, to Noir, zombie, nouvelle vague, slasher, erotica, world cinema and much, much more. Mixing cinematic fact with legend, it features infamous and often ludicrous tales of Hollywood, Bollywood, European cinema, underground and indie film making. More than just a book of words ...
The Faces of World War I: The Great War in Words & Pictures
Faces of World War I depicts the tragedy of the Great War in words and pictures, covering all aspects and armies who fought. Charting the BEA's entry into warfare in 1914, Faces of World War I tells the story in words and pictures of the new conscripted army's life through the five years of slaughter and suffering. Max Arthur brilliantly conveys not only the heroism, but also the universal horror, futility, humour and boredom of warfare. From ...
Fender: The Golden Age 1946-1970
The Stratocaster. The Telecaster. During the quarter-century following World War II, Fender guitars didn't just make music. They made musical history. Those spectacular years are remembered and celebrated in this definitive new book, which tells the story of the Fender company and the wondrous instruments it created. Featuring 250 photographs of Fender guitars-including some extremely rare guitars in private ...
Tales by Japanese Soldiers (Cassell Military Paperbacks)
Over 305,000 Japanese soldiers fought in Burma between 1942 and 1945; 180,000 of them died. This book, uniquely, tells how the common soldier of the Imperial Japanese Army lived, fought and died in that terrible conflict. Here are straightforward accounts, sometimes moving, often shocking, of what it was like to fight a war in a strange country, far from home, short of food and weapons, confused, facing death from disease and starvation as ...
Dictionary of Norse Myth and Legend
This is an A-Z guide to the mythology of the Vikings, with over 400 articles covering myths, gods and goddesses, giants, dwarves, elves and other supernatural creatures. It aims to provide an insight into a folklore tradition which has inspired talents as diverse as Wagner and Tolkien. A general historical introduction provides an overall perspective, and background material on the archaeology and social framework of the Norse world is provided.
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