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Churchill’s Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare: The Mavericks who Plotted Hi…



In the spring of 1939, a top secret organisation was founded in London: its purpose was to plot the destruction of Hitler’s war machine through spectacular acts of sabotage. The guerrilla campaign that followed was to prove every bit as extraordinary as the six gentlemen who directed it. Winston Churchill selected them because they were wildly creative and thoroughly ungentlemanly. One of them, Cecil Clarke, was a maverick engineer who had spent the 1930s inventing futuristic caravans. Now,…

The Best of American Heritage: World War I



Here, from some of America’s greatest historians and generals – among them, John Lukacs, John Steele Gordon, and General George C. Kinney – is the story of U.S. involvement in World War I. War is both intimate and sprawling, and this collection includes panoramic perspectives as well as personal reflections that show the heart, soul, and courage of American soldiers.

Essays cover such topics as:
  • John Lukacs on why World War I was a turning point in American history and how it…