Norman Longmate

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Norman Longmate (1925- ) is an English author and social and military historian. He was educated at Christ's Hospital and Worcester College, Oxford, where he read Modern History. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

Works by Norman Longmate[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • A Socialist Anthology (Phoenix House) 1953
  • Oxford Triumphant (Phoenix House) 1954
  • Writing for the BBC (BBC Publications) 1966 (1st edition) to 1988 (8th edition)

Detective Stories[edit]

  • Death Won't Wash (Cassell) 1957
  • A Head for Death (Cassell) 1958
  • Strip Death Naked (Cassell) 1959, Garland Publishing, New York, 1989
  • Vote for Death (Cassell) 1960
  • Death in Office (Robert Hale) 1961

Careers Books[edit]

  • Keith in Electricity (Chatto & Windus) 1961
  • Electricity Supply (Sunday Times) 1961
  • Electricity as a Career (Batsford) 1964

General Social History[edit]

  • King Cholera: the Biography of a Disease (Hamish Hamilton) 1966
  • The Waterdrinkers: a History of Temperance (Hamish Hamilton) 1968
  • Alive and Well: Medicine and Public Health 1830 to the Present Day (Penguin Education) 1970
  • The Workhouse (Temple Smith) 1974, (Pimlico) 2003
  • Milestones in Working Class History (BBC Publications) 1975
  • The Hungry Mills: the Story of the Lancashire Cotton Famine 1861-5 (Temple Smith) 1974
  • The Breadstealers: the Fight Against the Corn Laws 1838-46 (Temple Smith) 1984 (St Martin's Press, New York) 1984

History of the Second World War[edit]

  • How We Lived Then: a History of Everyday Life during the Second World War (Hutchinson) 1971, (Arrow Books) 1973, (Pimlico) 2002
  • If Britain Had Fallen (BBC Publications and Hutchinson) 1972; (Stein and Day, New York) 1974, (Arrow Books) 1975, (Greenhill Books, London & Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, Philadelphia) 2004
  • The Real Dad's Army: the Story of the Home Guard (Hutchinson) 1974, (Arrow Books) 1974, (Amberley) 2010
  • The GIs: the Americans in Britain 1942-1945 (Hutchinson) 1975
  • Air Raid: the Bombing of Coventry, 1940 (Hutchinson) 1976, (Arrow Books) 1978, (David McKay, New York) 1978
  • When We Won the War: the Story of Victory in Europe, 1945 (Hutchinson) 1977
  • The Doodlebugs: the Story of the Flying Bombs (Hutchinson) 1981, (Arrow Books) 1986
  • Hitler's Rockets: the Story of the V2s (Hutchinson) 1982, (Pen & Sword Books) 2009
  • The Bombers: the RAF Offensive Against Germany (Hutchinson) 1983, (Arrow Books) 1988
  • The Home Front: an Anthology of Personal Experience 1938-1945. Edited with a Preface. (Chatto & Windus) 1986

General Military History[edit]

  • Defending the Island: From Caesar to the Armada (Hutchinson) 1989, (Grafton Books) 1990, (Pimlico) 2001
  • Island Fortress: the Defence of Great Britain 1603-1945 (Hutchinson) 1991, (Grafton Books) 1993, (Pimlico) 2001

Autobiography[edit]

  • The Shaping Season: an Author's Autobiography - Childhood and Schooldays (Fairford Press) 2001