The year 2009 marks the sixtieth anniversary of the beginning of World War II. Consequently, I have a number of books on World War II coming out, namely The World at War, Spitfire and Lancaster Bomber. These follow my Battles of World War II, Fighting Them on the Beaches: The D-Day Landings, Turning the Tide and, if you want to read about the war from the German and Japanese point-of-view,Vietnam: A War Lost and Won. There is also a new illustrated edition of Vietnam: A War Lost and Won, which is also now available in Vietnamese – vindication at last.
The World at War is a comprehensive overview of the years 1939-45 with special emphasis on what it was like to live through those turbulent war years. It is fully illustrated and contains boxed copy covering little-known aspects of life in those times.
Spitfire and Lancaster Bomber examine two of the most important British war-winning aircraft of the conflict. Fully illustrated, the books cover the fully story of how the planes were designed and manufactured – and takes you into the action on these aeroplanes in their finest hour.
More militaria comes from the publisher John Blake with my Special Forces in the War on Terror, a follow-up to On the Front Line: True Stories of Outstanding Bravery by British Forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Special Forces in the War on Terror shows the SAS and the SBS in action against Muslim fanatics. After the attacks on the twin towers of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, they were itching to lend their expertise to their colleagues in the US in their hour of need. However, their involvement America's war on terror has changed these elite. Some would say it has compromised them. Find out how.
John Blake are also publishing my World's Ten Most Evil People and Modern Day Pirates. Who would be in your top ten of the most evil men alive? Find out my top ten – and why. Then Modern Day Pirates takes you to sea with the Somali buccaneers the men who attack ships in the the Malacca Straits, the South China Sea and the Caribbean. Which brings us to crime…
As a follow up to Killers: The Most Barbaric Murders of Our Time – a copy of which was found in the flat of would-be Jack the Ripper Derek Brown, who was sentence to life for murder in the Old Bailey in October 2008 – the publisher Summersdale are producing a new edition of my Spree Killers. First published by Boxtree in 1993, it has been completely up-dated and covers all the random massacres since then – the Washington Beltway Murders, Columbine, Virginia Tech and the latest school shootings in Finland.