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Goshawk Squadron by Derek Robinson1
Last Days of the Reich: The Collapse of Nazi Germany, May 1945 by James Lucas2
Full Circle by J. E. Johnson3
The Small Back Room by Nigel Balchin4
The Dambusters Raid by John Sweetman5
Cassell Military Classics: Against All Odds!: Dramatic Last Stand Actions by Bryan Perrett6
Military Errors of World War Two by Kenneth Macksey7
Military Mavericks: Extraordinary Men of Battle by David Rooney8
Kamikaze: Japan's Suicide Samurai by Raymond Lamont-Brown9
Cassell Military Classics: The Battle of Britain: Dowding and the First Victory 1940 by John Ray10

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To create a series or add a work to it, go to a "work" page. The "Common Knowledge" section now includes a "Series" field. Enter the name of the series to add the book to it.

Works can belong to more than one series. In some cases, as with Chronicles of Narnia, disagreements about order necessitate the creation of more than one series.

Tip: If the series has an order, add a number or other descriptor in parenthesis after the series title (eg., "Chronicles of Prydain (book 1)"). By default, it sorts by the number, or alphabetically if there is no number. If you want to force a particular order, use the | character to divide the number and the descriptor. So, "(0|prequel)" sorts by 0 under the label "prequel."

What isn't a series?

Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such (see Wikipedia: Book series). Like many concepts in the book world, "series" is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere "lists" of works possessing an arbitrary shared characteristic, such as relating to a particular place. Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification (eg., avoid lumping Jane Austen with her continuators).

Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.

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