The Glorious Book of Great British Weapons
By (author) George Courtauld
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Glorious Book of Great British Weapons by George Courtauld
Book DescriptionIn this fascinating book, the bestselling author of "The Pocket Book of Patriotism" charts the rise and fall of the weapons that helped change the course of our country's history. Here is the gripping story of the Saxon Sea Axe; the Longbow; the Claymore; the Brown Bess; the Maxim Gun; the Tiger Moth; the Tank (including Hobart's Funnies); the Spitfire; the Lancaster Bomber; the Kukri and many more. Fully illustrated in color, the author places each one in historical context and outlines its construction, use, prevalence and effectiveness. Alongside the history of the weapons themselves come tales of the breathtaking courage of some of the men and women who fought to preserve our ancient freedoms. Important battles, commanders, armies and defenses are all included. It adds up to a magnificent volume, serving to remind us that weapons not only had a profound impact on our national story but on our very identity.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780091909321
(253mm x 195mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Ebury Press
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 5-Mar-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author George Courtauld
Illustrated Book of Patriotism, Hardback (November 2006)
Presents useful British words and deeds, dates and phrases, songs, speeches and commandments from Stonehenge. Providing complex information in the form of simple time-lines, setting key events in British history alongside those of world history, this book allows readers to view history in a simple way.
Pocket Book of Patriots, Hardback (October 2005)» View all books by George Courtauld
Written by the author of "The Pocket Book of Patriotism", this book focuses on key British figures in history. From King Arthur and The Venerable Bede to St Patrick and William Wilberforce, it talks about their careers, highlighting key historical events, reinforced by quotes from the figures themselves, along with their hobbies and interests.
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Author Biography - George Courtauld
George Courtauld read Philosophy at Cambridge. The son of the Vice Lord Lieutenant of Essex, he has been a headhunter for 13 years. His gift for making history accessible was discovered when he compiled a list of historical events for his sons to hang in the bathroom. It turned into the bestseller The Pocket Book of Patriotism, followed by The Pocket Book of Patriots. His most recent book is England's Best Loved Poems. Courtauld is married with three sons and lives in Colne Engaine, near Colchester, Essex.
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