Victoria Cross Bibliography, 2nd edition by John Mulholland and Alan Jordan

Victoria Cross Bibliography, 2nd edition by John Mulholland and Alan Jordan

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Victoria Cross Bibliography
2nd edition 

John Mulholland & Alan Jordan 
With Foreword by Lord Ashcroft
Hardback, jacketed 
ISBN: 978-1-912667-03-1

Many books have been written about the Victoria Cross and its recipients. The first published work on the subject appeared in 1857 – the same year as the first VC investiture. 

John Mulholland and Alan Jordan’s first comprehensive bibliography of the Victoria Cross appeared in 1999, representing the efforts of a team of researchers in the UK, Canada and Australia. This second edition completely updates their research, increasing the number of books listed, annotated and cross-referenced from 640 to around 1,400, and including all the Journals of the Victoria Cross Society. 

The bibliography is an important contribution to Victoria Cross literature and an essential, up-to-date reference guide for anyone with an interest in the decoration. 

‘A wonderful asset for anyone who wants to take a serious look at the VC.’ Lord Ashcroft 

5.0 out of 5 starsExcellent book for all VC enthusiasts

4 August 2019

The Victoria Cross Bibliography 2nd ediition is the perfect reference book for anyone who is an enthusiast on the subject of the Victoria Cross. It details all the books which are available on the subject but also gives a short synopsis of the titles and their publishing details which have all been superbly chronicled and compiled by the two authors. The book fully updates the previous edition published in 1999, and even includes titles of books which have not been published yet. Highly recommend.

Mark Green - Founder of

"For anyone with a deep interest in all aspects of the story of the Victoria Cross, this new edition of the Victoria Cross Biography by authors John Mulholland and Alan Jordan is truly a delight. Every section, from the Explanatory Notes through to the Index, is superbly portrayed with close attention paid to both layout and detail, and the book is beautifully illustrated with colour images of well over one-hundred books, including many of the very rare early publications." 

David Knight, former archivist Stonyhurst College and editor of the Stonyhurst Record 


"There is no doubt that the Victoria Cross Bibliography is a key work of reference that is an essential 'must have' for anyone researching the subject. It is a high-quality production, as is to be expected from Spink, and will be an adornment to any library."

Robin Thomas, Journal of the Orders and Medals Research Society

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