History Bestsellers – WW2



Three of our bestselling history books in paperback – all related to World War II:

  • Attlee and Churchill: Allies in War, Adversaries in Peace by Leo McKinstry
  • Normandy ’44: D-Day and the Battle for France by James Holland
  • Spitfire by John Nichol

This book bundle comes beautifully wrapped at no additional charge. Unless you specify otherwise on purchase, all three books will be wrapped as one package in Christmas-themed paper.


Attlee and Churchill: Allies in War, Adversaries in Peace by Leo McKinstry

Throughout history there have been many long-running rivalries between party leaders, but there has never been a connection like that between Clement Attlee and Winston Churchill, who were leaders of their respective parties for a total of thirty-five years. Brought together in the epoch-making circumstances of the Second World War, they forged a partnership that transcended party lines, before going on to face each other in two of Britain’s most important and influential general elections.

Based on extensive research and archival material, Attlee and Churchill provides a host of new insights into their remarkable relationship.

A masterpiece’ Frederick Forsyth. ‘Beautifully written… unlikely to be surpassed.’ Simon Heffer. ‘Superb.’ Daily Mail, Book of the Week. ‘Terrific.’ Observer

Normandy ’44: D-Day and the Battle for France by James Holland

Renowned World War Two historian James Holland presents an entirely new perspective on one of the most important moments in recent history, unflinchingly examining the brutality and violence that characterised the campaign, and totally recalibrating our understanding of this momentous event.

D-Day and the 76 days of bitter fighting in Normandy that followed have come to be seen as a defining episode in the Second World War. Its story has been endlessly retold, and yet it remains a narrative burdened by both myth and assumed knowledge. In this re-examined history, James Holland challenges what we think we know – drawing on unseen archives and testimonies from around the world, introducing a cast of eye-witnesses from foot soldiers to bomber crews, sailors, civilians and resistance fighters.

Spitfire by John Nichol

The iconic Spitfire found fame during the darkest early days of World War II. But what happened to the redoubtable fighter and its crews beyond the Battle of Britain, and why is it still so loved today?

Bestselling author John Nichol’s passionate portrait of this magnificent fighter aircraft, its many innovations and updates, and the people who flew and loved them, carries the reader beyond the dogfights over Kent and Sussex. Spanning the full global reach of the Spitfire’s deployment during WWII, from Malta to North Africa and the Far East, then over the D-Day beaches, it is always accessible, effortlessly entertaining and full of extraordinary spirit.

‘The best book you will ever read about Britain’s greatest warplane.’ Patrick Bishop, bestselling author of Fighter Boys. ‘A rich and heartfelt tribute to this most iconic British machine.’ Rowland White.

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