John Nichol - Author

About the Author

John Nichol is a former RAF flight lieutenant whose Tornado bomber was shot down on a mission over Iraq during the first Gulf War in 1991. He was captured and made a prisoner of war. He is the bestselling co-author of 'Tornado Down' and also 'The Last Escape', and 'Tail-end Charlies'. He is also a journalist and widely quoted military commentator.

Featured books by John Nichol

The Red Line The Gripping Story of the RAF's Bloodiest Raid on Hitler's Germany

The Red Line The Gripping Story of the RAF's Bloodiest Raid on Hitler's Germany

Author: John Nichol Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/01/2014

From best-selling author of Tail-End Charlie and Tornado Down comes this powerful and deeply moving account of Bomber Command's 1944 Nuremberg Raid - the RAF's bloodiest night of the Second World War More men from Royal Air Force Bomber Command died on one single night of the Second World War than the total RAF aircrew losses during the whole of the four-month-long Battle of Britain. This is the story of the air raid intended to be the climax of Sir Arthur 'Bomber' Harris's relentless campaign to defeat Nazi Germany. The target was Nuremberg: 795 aircraft set out, nearly 700 men did not return. In 'The Red Line', we meet the young aircrew who flew on the night of 30 March 1944. John Nichol has interviewed the few surviving veterans, British and German, in the air and on the ground, to record the voices of a diminishing generation. While the airmen of Bomber Command were among the greatest heroes of the conflict, their contribution and sacrifice has been sidelined in the face of post-war criticism of Bomber Command's tactics. John Nichol's dramatic tribute to the men who flew on the RAF's bloodiest raid has provided the surviving veterans with the chance to tell the story of that terrible night - the night they flew to Nuremberg.

Other books by John Nichol

Robert Burns, a Summary of His Career and Genius

Robert Burns, a Summary of His Career and Genius

Author: John Nichol Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/05/2018

Spitfire A Very British Love Story

Spitfire A Very British Love Story

Author: John Nichol Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/05/2018

THE SUNDAY TIMES NON FICTION BESTSELLER '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. By focussing on the men (and women) who flew the Spitfire, John Nichol has brought a fresh and powerful perspective to the story. And by recording their bravery, humility, camaraderie, tragedy and sheer joy in flying their beloved Spits he has done them - and us - a valuable service' Rowland White, bestselling author of Vulcan 607 'As the RAF marks its centenary, Nichol has created a thrilling and often moving tribute to some of its greatest heroes.' Jon Dennis, Mail on Sunday magazine. 'A stirring portrait of a piece of aviation art in motion flown by the bravest of the brave. Nichol's Spitfire is still a sky-borne prima ballerina that kicks like Bruce Lee.' RAF News 'A superb and compelling book. Brilliantly written with some incredible and astonishing stories; it is gripping, moving, emotional and sometimes humorous - just perfect' Squadron Leader (Ret) Clive Rowley, former Officer Commanding RAF Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight 'A superb journey through the remarkable tale of that British icon, the Spitfire. Brilliantly and engagingly written, this is the most readable story of the aircraft and her pilots that I have ever had the pleasure to read in a period spanning some forty-odd years of personal study and research. Truly stunning.' Andy Saunders, Editor, Britain at War Magazine. The perfect complementary narrative to the bestselling memoir by Geoffrey Wellum - First Light. Achtung, Spitfire! 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? In late spring 1940, Nazi Germany's domination of Europe had looked unstoppable. With the British Isles in easy reach since the fall of France, Adolf Hitler was convinced that Great Britain would be defeated in the skies over her southern coast, confident his Messerschmitts and Heinkels would outclass anything the Royal Air Force threw at them. What Hitler hadn't planned for was the agility and resilience of a marvel of British engineering that would quickly pass into legend - the Spitfire. 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. Here are edge-of-the-seat stories and heart-stopping first-hand accounts of battling pilots forced to bail out over occupied territory; of sacrifice and wartime love; of aristocratic female flyers, and of the mechanics who braved the Nazi onslaught to keep the aircraft in battle-ready condition. Nichol takes the reader on a hair-raising, nail-biting and moving wartime history of the iconic Spitfire populated by a cast of redoubtable, heroic characters that make you want to stand up and cheer.

Tornado Down The Centenary Collection

Tornado Down The Centenary Collection

Author: John Nichol, John Peters, William Pearson Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/05/2018

In 1918, the RAF was established as the world's first independent air force. To mark the 100th anniversary of its creation, Penguin are publishing the Centenary Collection, a series of six classic books highlighting the skill, heroism esprit de corps that have characterised the Royal Air Force throughout its first century. RAF Flight Lieutenants John Peters and John Nichol were shot down over enemy territory on their first mission of the Gulf War. Their capture in the desert, half a mile from their blazing Tornado bomber, began a nightmare seven-week ordeal of torture and interrogation which brought both men close to death. In Tornado Down, John Peters and John Nichol tell the incredible story of their part in the war against Saddam Hussien's regime. It is a brave and shocking and totally honest story: a story about war and its effects on the hearts and minds of men. The Centenary Collection: 1. The Last Enemy by Richard Hillary 2. Tumult in the Clouds by James Goodson 3. Going Solo by Roald Dahl 4. First Light by Geoffrey Wellum 5. Tornado Down by John Peters & John Nichol 6. Immediate Response by Mark Hammond

Spitfire A Very British Love Story

Spitfire A Very British Love Story

Author: John Nichol Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/05/2018

THE SUNDAY TIMES NON FICTION BESTSELLER '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. By focussing on the men (and women) who flew the Spitfire, John Nichol has brought a fresh and powerful perspective to the story. And by recording their bravery, humility, camaraderie, tragedy and sheer joy in flying their beloved Spits he has done them - and us - a valuable service' Rowland White, bestselling author of Vulcan 606 'As the RAF marks its centenary, Nichol has created a thrilling and often moving tribute to some of its greatest heroes.' Jon Dennis, Mail on Sunday magazine. 'A stirring portrait of a piece of aviation art in motion flown by the bravest of the brave. Nichol's Spitfire is still a sky-borne prima ballerina that kicks like Bruce Lee.' The Royal Air Force Times. 'A superb and compelling book. Brilliantly written with some incredible and astonishing stories; it is gripping, moving, emotional and sometimes humorous - just perfect' Squadron Leader (Ret) Clive Rowley, former Officer Commanding RAF Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight 'A superb journey through the remarkable tale of that British icon, the Spitfire. Brilliantly and engagingly written, this is the most readable story of the aircraft and her pilots that I have ever had the pleasure to read in a period spanning some forty-odd years of personal study and research. Truly stunning.' Andy Saunders, Editor, Britain at War Magazine. The perfect complementary narrative to the bestselling memoir by Geoffrey Wellum - First Light. Achtung, Spitfire! 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? In late spring 1940, Nazi Germany's domination of Europe had looked unstoppable. With the British Isles in easy reach since the fall of France, Adolf Hitler was convinced that Great Britain would be defeated in the skies over her southern coast, confident his Messerschmitts and Heinkels would outclass anything the Royal Air Force threw at them. What Hitler hadn't planned for was the agility and resilience of a marvel of British engineering that would quickly pass into legend - the Spitfire. 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. Here are edge-of-the-seat stories and heart-stopping first-hand accounts of battling pilots forced to bail out over occupied territory; of sacrifice and wartime love; of aristocratic female flyers, and of the mechanics who braved the Nazi onslaught to keep the aircraft in battle-ready condition. Nichol takes the reader on a hair-raising, nail-biting and moving wartime history of the iconic Spitfire populated by a cast of redoubtable, heroic characters that make you want to stand up and cheer.

Byron

Byron

Author: John Nichol Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Lord Byron was an English poet who became one of the leading figures in the Romantic Movement. Byron is still considered to be one of the most influential poets in history. This edition of John Nichol's biography on Lord Byron includes a table of contents.

Questions and Exercises on English Composition

Questions and Exercises on English Composition

Author: John Nichol Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/08/2017

Thomas Carlyle

Thomas Carlyle

Author: John Nichol Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/08/2017

Byron

Byron

Author: John Nichol Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/05/2017

Byron

Byron

Author: John Nichol Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/05/2017

Thomas Carlyle Biography

Thomas Carlyle Biography

Author: John Nichol Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/05/2017

Thomas Carlyle Biography

Thomas Carlyle Biography

Author: John Nichol Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/05/2017

Return of the Dambusters What 617 Squadron Did Next

Return of the Dambusters What 617 Squadron Did Next

Author: John Nichol Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/06/2016

(Previously published as `After the Flood') Former RAF Tornado Navigator and Gulf War veteran John Nichol sets out on a personal journey to discover what happened to 617 Squadron after the flood. RAF 617 Squadron's destruction of the dams at the heart of the Ruhr made them heroes and celebrities of their time. But this elite squadron was also called upon for a hundred more of the most secret and dangerous specialist precision attacks. As bestselling author John Nichol discovers, 617 would drop the largest bombs ever built on battleships, railway bridges, secret weapon establishments, rockets sites and U-boat construction pens. They were involved in attempts on the lives of enemy leaders, both Hitler and Mussolini, created a `false fleet' on D-day which fooled the Germans, and knocked out a German super gun which would have rained 600 shells an hour on London. Of the 77 men who made it home from dams raid, only 45 survived to see the victory for which they fought - as 617's reputation called them into action again and again.

Byron

Byron

Author: John Nichol Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/10/2015

Byron, Volume 3, Part 1

Byron, Volume 3, Part 1

Author: John Nichol Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/10/2015

Thomas Carlyle

Thomas Carlyle

Author: John Nichol Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2015

After the Flood What the Dambusters Did Next

After the Flood What the Dambusters Did Next

Author: John Nichol Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/07/2015

After the famous dams raid, thousands of equally daring missions were flown in WWII by 617 Squadron. Find out about them here, from former RAF Tornado Navigator and Gulf War veteran John Nichol. The role RAF 617 Squadron in the destruction of the dams at the heart of the industrial Ruhr has been celebrated in book, magazine and film for more than seventy years. On the 17th May 1943, 133 airmen set out in 19 Lancasters to destroy the Moehne, Eder and Sorpe dams. 56 of them did not return. Despite these catastrophic losses, the raid became an enormous propaganda triumph. The survivors were feted as heroes and became celebrities of their time. They had been brought together for one specific task - so what happened next? Of the 77 men who made it home from that raid, 32 would lose their lives later in the war and only 45 survived to see the victory for which they fought. Few are aware of the extent of the Dambuster squadron's operations after the Dams Raid. They became the `go to' squadron for specialist precision attacks, dropping the largest bombs ever built on battleships, railway bridges, secret weapon establishments, rockets sites and U-boat construction pens. They were involved in attempts on the lives of enemy leaders, both Hitler and Mussolini, created a `false fleet' on D-day which fooled the Germans, and knocked out a German super gun which would have rained 600 shells an hour on London. In `After The Flood', John Nichol retraces the path of 617 Squadron's most dangerous sorties as their reputation called them into action again and again.

After the Flood

After the Flood

Author: John Nichol Format: eBook Release Date: 02/07/2015

After the famous dams raid, thousands of equally daring missions were flown in WWII by 617 Squadron. Find out about them here, from former RAF Tornado Navigator and Gulf War veteran John Nichol. The role RAF 617 Squadron in the destruction of the dams at the heart of the industrial Ruhr has been celebrated in book, magazine and film for more than seventy years. On the 17th May 1943, 133 airmen set out in 19 Lancasters to destroy the Moehne, Eder and Sorpe dams. 56 of them did not return. Despite these catastrophic losses, the raid became an enormous propaganda triumph. The survivors were feted as heroes and became celebrities of their time. They had been brought together for one specific task - so what happened next? Of the 77 men who made it home from that raid, 32 would lose their lives later in the war and only 45 survived to see the victory for which they fought. Few are aware of the extent of the Dambuster squadron's operations after the Dams Raid. They became the `go to' squadron for specialist precision attacks, dropping the largest bombs ever built on battleships, railway bridges, secret weapon establishments, rockets sites and U-boat construction pens. They were involved in attempts on the lives of enemy leaders, both Hitler and Mussolini, created a `false fleet' on D-day which fooled the Germans, and knocked out a German super gun which would have rained 600 shells an hour on London. In `After The Flood', John Nichol retraces the path of 617 Squadron's most dangerous sorties as their reputation called them into action again and again.

Francis Bacon - Scholar's Choice Edition

Francis Bacon - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: John Nichol Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/02/2015

Byron - Scholar's Choice Edition

Byron - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: John Nichol Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/02/2015

The Red Line The Gripping Story of the RAF's Bloodiest Raid on Hitler's Germany

The Red Line The Gripping Story of the RAF's Bloodiest Raid on Hitler's Germany

Author: John Nichol Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/01/2014

From best-selling author of Tail-End Charlie and Tornado Down comes this powerful and deeply moving account of Bomber Command's 1944 Nuremberg Raid - the RAF's bloodiest night of the Second World War More men from Royal Air Force Bomber Command died on one single night of the Second World War than the total RAF aircrew losses during the whole of the four-month-long Battle of Britain. This is the story of the air raid intended to be the climax of Sir Arthur 'Bomber' Harris's relentless campaign to defeat Nazi Germany. The target was Nuremberg: 795 aircraft set out, nearly 700 men did not return. In 'The Red Line', we meet the young aircrew who flew on the night of 30 March 1944. John Nichol has interviewed the few surviving veterans, British and German, in the air and on the ground, to record the voices of a diminishing generation. While the airmen of Bomber Command were among the greatest heroes of the conflict, their contribution and sacrifice has been sidelined in the face of post-war criticism of Bomber Command's tactics. John Nichol's dramatic tribute to the men who flew on the RAF's bloodiest raid has provided the surviving veterans with the chance to tell the story of that terrible night - the night they flew to Nuremberg.

Red Line: The Gripping Story of the RAF's Bloodiest Raid on Hitler's Germany

Red Line: The Gripping Story of the RAF's Bloodiest Raid on Hitler's Germany

Author: John Nichol Format: eBook Release Date: 25/04/2013

From best-selling author of Tail-End Charlie and Tornado Down comes this powerful and deeply moving account of Bomber Command's 1944 Nuremberg Raid - the RAF's bloodiest night of the Second World WarMore men from Royal Air Force Bomber Command died on one single night of the Second World War than the total RAF aircrew losses during the whole of the four-month-long Battle of Britain.This is the story of the air raid intended to be the climax of Sir Arthur 'Bomber' Harris's relentless campaign to defeat Nazi Germany. The target was Nuremberg: 795 aircraft set out, nearly 700 men did not return. In 'The Red Line', we meet the young aircrew who flew on the night of 30 March 1944. John Nichol has interviewed the few surviving veterans, British and German, in the air and on the ground, to record the voices of a diminishing generation.While the airmen of Bomber Command were among the greatest heroes of the conflict, their contribution and sacrifice has, until recently, been sidelined in the face of post-war criticism of Bomber Command's tactics. Yet they were among the best of their generation. John Nichol's dramatic tribute to the men who flew on the RAF's bloodiest raid has provided the surviving veterans with the chance to tell the story of that terrible night - the night they flew to Nuremberg.

Robert Burns, a Summary of His Career and Genius

Robert Burns, a Summary of His Career and Genius

Author: John Nichol Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/01/2013

Arnhem The Battle for Survival

Arnhem The Battle for Survival

Author: John Nichol, Tony Rennell Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/06/2012

Arnhem by John Nichol and Tony Rennell is an absolutely gripping narrative packed with action and heroic tales of courage. 'Riveting ... reveals the ice-cool courage of British troops trapped in the bloody shambles of Arnhem' Daily Mail In September 1944, a mighty shock force of battle-hardened Allied troops dropped from the skies into enemy-occupied Holland in what was hoped would be the decisive final battle of World War II. Landing miles behind the German lines, their daring mission was to secure bridges across the Rhine so that ground forces could make a rapid dash into Nazi Germany. If all went well, the war could be over by Christmas. The plan went terribly wrong ... Seen through the dramatic first-hand accounts of those who were there, Arnhem is the gripping story of a bitter military defeat that became a triumph of the human spirit. It paints a vivid portrait of those in the cauldron of war, fighting for their lives, fighting for their comrades, fighting for their honour, a battle they won hands down. For fans of A Bridge Too Far, Saving Private Ryan and Band of Brothers, and for readers of Antony Beevor's Stalingrad and Hugh Sebag-Montefiore's Dunkirk. John Nichol is a former RAF flight lieutenant whose Tornado bomber was shot down on a mission over Iraq during the first Gulf War in 1991. He was captured and became a prisoner of war. He is the bestselling co-author of Tornado Down and, with Tony Rennell, The Last Escape, Tail-End Charlies, Home Run and Medic, and author of five novels. He is also a journalist and widely quoted military commentator. His website is www.johnnichol.com. Tony Rennell is the author of Last Days of Glory: The Death of Queen Victoria and co-author of When Daddy Came Home, a highly praised study of demobilization in 1945, and with John nichol, The Last Escape, Tail-End Charlies, Home Run and Medic. He is a former deputy editor of the Sunday Times and writes regularly on historical subjects for the Daily Mail.

Thomas Carlyle

Thomas Carlyle

Author: John Nichol Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/12/2011

Byron

Byron

Author: John Nichol Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/11/2011

George Gordon, Lord Byron (1788-1824) is regarded as one of Britain's greatest poets. As famous for his personality as he was for his poetry, he was rebellious, extravagant and controversial, his life peppered with scandal. First published in the English Men of Letters series in 1880, this biography by John Nichol (1833-94), who also wrote on Carlyle for the series, argues that while Byron did not shape the Romantic era, his work was still highly influential on his contemporaries. Setting Byron's work in an historical context, Nichol shows how the society of his time both idolised him and condemned him as a moral outcast; he was also greatly admired for his efforts for the liberation of Greece from the Ottoman Empire, during which he died. Nichol also discusses the creation of the 'Byronic hero', as much a reflection of Byron's flamboyant persona as an invented literary character.

Thomas Carlyle

Thomas Carlyle

Author: John Nichol Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/11/2011

This biography of Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) was published in the first series of English Men of Letters in 1892. The author, John Nichol (1833-94), who also wrote on Byron for the series, was an author, poet and critic who was for many years professor of English literature at the University of Glasgow, and who moved in the same intellectual circles as Carlyle, though as he states in his prefatory note, he knew him only slightly. Nichol acknowledges his indebtedness in this work to J. A. Froude, Carlyle's friend, disciple and biographer, but his portrait of the 'master spirit of his time' does not attempt to gloss over the notorious difficulties of Carlyle's personality. Several chapters are devoted to the reception of his works, their influence and the likelihood of their continuing importance: Nichol concludes that Carlyle was 'in truth, a prophet, and he has left his gospels'.

Byron

Byron

Author: John Nichol Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/11/2011

Medic Saving Lives - From Dunkirk to Afghanistan

Medic Saving Lives - From Dunkirk to Afghanistan

Author: John Nichol, Tony Rennell Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/05/2010

Medic: Saving Lives by John Nichol and Tony Rennell is the story of those brave men - and, increasingly in this day and age, women - who go to war armed with bandages not bombs, scalpels not swords, and put saving life above taking life. Their job is to put themselves in the heart of danger - to run into battle to rescue the wounded and to risk their own lives to try and save the dying. Doctors, nurses, medics and stretcher bearers go where the bullets are thickest, through bomb alleys and mine fields, ducking mortars and rockets, wherever someone is hit and the shout goes up - 'Medic! We need a medic over here!' War at its rawest is their domain, an ugly place of shattered bodies, severed limbs, broken heads and death. Wherever the cry of 'Medic!' is heard, it will be answered. From the beaches of Dunkirk to the desert towns of Afghanistan, there can be no nobler cause. 'Gripping, moving and thoughtful. The excellent team of Nichol and Rennell have done it again' Patrick Bishop, author of Fighter Boys John Nichol is a former RAF flight lieutenant whose Tornado bomber was shot down on a mission over Iraq during the first Gulf War. He was captured and made a prisoner of war. Tony Rennell is a writer for the Daily Mail and a former deputy editor of the Sunday Times. Their previous books include The Last Escape, Tail-End Charlies and Home Run.

Byron

Byron

Author: John Nichol, Harper & Brothers Publishers Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/04/2010

Byron

Byron

Author: John Nichol, Harper & Brothers Publishers Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/04/2010

Thomas Carlyle

Thomas Carlyle

Author: John Nichol Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/04/2010

Thomas Carlyle

Thomas Carlyle

Author: John Nichol Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/04/2010

Byron

Byron

Author: John Nichol Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/09/2009

Byron

Byron

Author: John Nichol Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/09/2009

Byron

Byron

Author: John Nichol Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/09/2009

English Composition

English Composition

Author: John Nichol Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2009

English Composition

English Composition

Author: John Nichol Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/09/2009

English Composition

English Composition

Author: John Nichol Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2009

English Composition

English Composition

Author: John Nichol Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/09/2009

Francis Bacon His Life and Philosophy

Francis Bacon His Life and Philosophy

Author: John Nichol Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/07/2009

Francis Bacon His Life and Philosophy

Francis Bacon His Life and Philosophy

Author: John Nichol Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/07/2009

Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon

Author: John Nichol Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/06/2009

Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon

Author: John Nichol Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/06/2009

Carlyle

Carlyle

Author: John Nichol Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/04/2009

Carlyle

Carlyle

Author: John Nichol Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/04/2009

Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon

Author: John Nichol Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/02/2009

Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon

Author: John Nichol Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/02/2009

Fragments of Criticism

Fragments of Criticism

Author: John Nichol Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/01/2009

Thomas Carlyle

Thomas Carlyle

Author: John Nichol Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/01/2009

Thomas Carlyle

Thomas Carlyle

Author: John Nichol Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/01/2009

Fragments of Criticism

Fragments of Criticism

Author: John Nichol Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/2009

Thomas Carlyle

Thomas Carlyle

Author: John Nichol Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/01/2009

Thomas Carlyle

Thomas Carlyle

Author: John Nichol Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/01/2009

Byron

Byron

Author: John Nichol Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/01/2009

Byron

Byron

Author: John Nichol Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/01/2009

Thomas Carlyle

Thomas Carlyle

Author: John Nichol Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/08/2008

Thomas Carlyle

Thomas Carlyle

Author: John Nichol Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/08/2008

Thomas Carlyle

Thomas Carlyle

Author: John Nichol Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/08/2008

Thomas Carlyle

Thomas Carlyle

Author: John Nichol Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/08/2008

Byron

Byron

Author: John Nichol Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/08/2008

Home Run Escape from Nazi Europe

Home Run Escape from Nazi Europe

Author: John Nichol, Tony Rennell Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2008

In Home Run: Escape From Nazi Europe John Nichol and Tony Rennell tell the incredible true stories of the British soldiers and airmen on the run through Nazi-occupied Europe - in their own words. Throughout the Second World War, thousands found themselves cut off behind the lines in Nazi occupied Europe - soldiers were left stranded on beaches after the chaotic evacuation of Dunkirk, airmen flying operations against the Germans were blasted out of the sky by flak and fighters. They were alone and on the run in enemy territory with just one goal - to get back to Britain and to safety. Some made solitary treks through hundreds of miles of enemy territory, others attempted precarious sea crossings in stolen boats. Many placed their lives in the hands of brave civilians who risked the wrath of a brutal regime if they dared to offer assistance. Life for the evaders hung in the balance and if they were to survive they had to rely on guile and sheer luck. John Nichol and Tony Rennell tell the dramatic story of the heroes who made it home ... and those who did not. 'Gripping, moving and thoughtful. The excellent team of Nichol and Rennell have done it again' Patrick Bishop, author of Fighter Boys John Nichol is a former RAF flight lieutenant whose Tornado bomber was shot down on a mission over Iraq during the first Gulf War in 1991. He was captured and became a prisoner of war. He is the bestselling co-author of Tornado Down and, with Tony Rennell, The Last Escape, Tail-End Charlies, Home Run and Medic, and author of five novels. He is also a journalist and widely quoted military commentator. His website is www.johnnichol.com. Tony Rennell is the author of Last Days of Glory: The Death of Queen Victoria and co-author of When Daddy Came Home, a highly praised study of demobilization in 1945, and with John nichol, The Last Escape, Tail-End Charlies, Home Run and Medic. He is a former deputy editor of the Sunday Times and writes regularly on historical subjects for the Daily Mail.

Byron (Dodo Press)

Byron (Dodo Press)

Author: John Nichol Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/07/2007

Byron

Byron

Author: John Nichol Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/03/2007

Byron

Byron

Author: John Nichol Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/12/2006

Francis Bacon, His Life and Philosophy

Francis Bacon, His Life and Philosophy

Author: John Nichol Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/02/2006

Tail-End Charlies The Last Battles of the Bomber War 1944-45

Tail-End Charlies The Last Battles of the Bomber War 1944-45

Author: John Nichol, Tony Rennell Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/04/2005

Tail-End Charlies by John Nichol and Tony Rennell is the story of the controversial last battles of Bomber Command through the eyes of the heroic men who fought them. Night after night, they swallowed their fears and flew long distances through packs of enemy fighters to drop the bombs that could destroy Hitler and bring about the end of the war. Tens of thousands of young men never came back, blown up or bailing out from burning aircraft to drop helplessley into enemy hands. Yet history has condemned their brave and valiant actions, denouncing them for the destruction of German cities and civilians, rather than acknowledging them for the heroes that they are. For the first time John Nichol and Tony Rennell tell the story of the controversial last battles of Bomber Command through the eyes of the heroic men who fought them. 'Gripping, moving and thoughtful. The excellent team of Nichol and Rennell have done it again' Patrick Bishop, author of Fighter Boys John Nichol is a former RAF flight lieutenant whose Tornado bomber was shot down on a mission over Iraq during the first Gulf War. He was captured and made a prisoner of war. Tony Rennell is a writer for the Daily Mail and a former deputy editor of the Sunday Times. Their previous books include The Last Escape, Tail-End Charlies and Home Run.

The Last Escape The Untold Story of Allied Prisoners of War in Germany 1944-1945

The Last Escape The Untold Story of Allied Prisoners of War in Germany 1944-1945

Author: John Nichol, Tony Rennell Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/09/2003

The Last Escape by Tony Rennell and John Nichol is an extraordinary look at the final days of World War II. As WW2 drew to a close, hundreds of thousands of British and American prisoners of war, held in camps in Nazi-occupied Europe, faced the prospect that they would never get home alive. In the depths of winter, their guards harried them on marches outof their camps and away from the armies advancing into the heart of Hitler's defeated Germany. Hundreds died from exhaustion, disease and starvation. THE LAST ESCAPE is told through the testimony of those heroic men, now in their seventies and eighties and telling their stories publicly for the first time. 'Gripping, moving and thoughtful. The excellent team of Nichol and Rennell have done it again' Patrick Bishop, author of Fighter Boys John Nichol is a former RAF flight lieutenant whose Tornado bomber was shot down on a mission over Iraq during the first Gulf War. He was captured and made a prisoner of war. Tony Rennell is a writer for the Daily Mail and a former deputy editor of the Sunday Times. Their previous books include The Last Escape, Tail-End Charlies and Medic.

Stinger

Stinger

Author: John Nichol Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2000

Still struggling to come to terms with his Falklands nightmare, RAF pilot Sean Riever transfers to helicopters and heads for the remote mountains of Afghanistan. His work there with the mine-clearance teams takes him as close to the shadow of war as he wants to get. But when a British Airways passenger plane is shot down by a stinger missile over the east coast of America, the ghosts of a past conflict return to haunt him once more. Disguising himself as the enemy and hiding in the rocky mountains to outwit the terrifying Taliban regime, Sean risks everything he has learnt to care for to prevent an infinitely greater tragedy.

Exclusion Zone

Exclusion Zone

Author: John Nichol Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/06/1999

The Falklands, 1999 - a vital strategic stronghold and a prize gem in the oil-rich South Atlantic. For RAF pilot Sean Riever it is a place of ghosts. For Jane Clark, the only female navigator in the squadron, it's a place of tough decisions. Sean's compulsion to live up to a legendary hero leads him towards a woman whose loneliness matches his own. Then a Royal Navy nuclear submarine disappears, and Argentine jet fighters penetrate the Exclusion Zone. As Sean and his companions stave off wave after wave of enemy attacks, their fight to protect the islands becomes an epic battle for survival - in which victory can only be achieved at a terrible price...

Tornado Down The Centenary Collection

Tornado Down The Centenary Collection

Author: John Nichol, John Peters, William Pearson Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/03/1998

RAF Flight lieutenants John Peters and John Nichol were shot down over enemy territory on their first airbourne mission of the Gulf War. Their capture in the desert, half a mile from their blazing Tornado bomber, began a nightmare seven-week ordeal of torture and interrogation which brought both men close to death. In Tornado Down, John Peters and John Nichol tell the incredible story of their part in the war against Saddam Hussien's regime. It is a brave and shocking and totally honest story: a story about war and its effects on the hearts and minds of men.

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