Haunts of the Black Masseur: The Swimmer as Hero (Vintage Classics)

“Haunts of the Black Masseur” is a dazzling introduction to the great swimming heroes: Byron leaping into the surf at Shelley’s beach funeral, Hart Crane, swallow-diving to his death in the Bay of Mexico, Ulysses, Leander, Weismuller and many more. In lively prose bursting with anecdote, Charles Sprawson leads us into a watery world populated […]

Revisiting the Nazi Occult: Histories, Realities, Legacies (German History …

Scholars have debated the role of the occult in Nazism since it first appeared on the German political landscape in the 1920s. After 1945, a consensus held that occultism — an ostensibly anti-modern, irrational blend of pseudo-religious and -scientific practices and ideas — had directly facilitated Nazism’s rise. More recently, scholarly debate has denied the […]

Warship 2013

This latest volume maintains the impressive standards of scholarship and research from the field of warship history. This 35th edition features a range of diverse articles including the story of the devastating Typhoon that hit the Japanese ‘Fourth Fleet’ in the mid-1930s, the Semi-Dreadnoughts of Danton Class, an overview of the Ocean Patrol Vessel type, […]

Missing: Believed Killed: Amelia Earhart, Amy Johnson, Glenn Miller and the…

The uncertain fates of Amelia Earhart, Amy Johnson and Glenn Miller have fascinated readers and aviation historians ever since they disappeared. Even today, more than half a century after their final flights, what happened to them is still the subject of speculation, conspiracy theory and controversy. This has prompted Roy Conyers Nesbit to reinvestigate their […]