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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 22.00
Glitteringly detailed and engagingly written, the magisterial Elizabeth I brings to vivid life the golden age of sixteenth-century England and the uniquely fascinating monarch who presided over it. A woman of intellect and presence, Elizabeth was the object of extravagant adoration by her contemporaries. She firmly believed in the divine... more...
- Axios Press 2010; US$ 20.00
John Julius Norwich?s life has reflected an appetite for living, enlivened by a sense of personal theater. Trying to Please is an engaging and amusing memoir that describes a glamorous but vanishing world. From the monasteries on Mt. Athos to a camel trek across the Sahara, the book shows how Norwich?s passions for history, travel, and music have combined... more...
- Biteback Publishing 2013; US$ 14.57
In the summer of ?61 John Profumo, Minister for War, enjoyed a brief affair with Christine Keeler... Late in the afternoon of Wednesday 31 July 1963, Dr Stephen Ward was convicted at the Old Bailey on two counts alleging that he lived on the earnings of a prostitute. He was not in the dock but comatose in hospital. The previous night he had attempted... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95
In the Cold War battle for hearts and minds Britain was the first country to formulate a coordinated global response to communist propaganda. In January 1948, the British government launched a new propaganda policy designed to 'oppose the inroads of communism' by taking the offensive against it.' A small section in the Foreign Office, the innocuously... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 58.99
This book brings together the often separated histories of diplomacy, defence, economics and empire in a provocative reinterpretation of British 'decline'. It also offers a broader reflection on the nature of international power and the mechanisms of policymaking. For this Second Edition, David Reynolds has added a new chapters and extends his lively... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00
BONUS: This edition contains a The Lady in the Tower discussion guide and an excerpt from Alison Weir's Mary Boleyn. Nearly five hundred years after her violent death, Anne Boleyn, second wife to Henry VIII, remains one of the world's most fascinating, controversial, and tragic heroines. Now acclaimed historian and bestselling author Alison Weir... more...
- Profile 2010; US$ 7.98
I can never understand how the scribbles of such an ordinary person ... can possibly have value. So wrote Nella Last in her diary on 2 September 1949. Sixty years on, tens of thousands of people have read and enjoyed the first two volumes of her uniquely detailed and moving diaries, written during World War II and its aftermath as part... more...
Indien zu Gast in Österreich: Anforderungen an Hoteliers bei der Beherbergung indischer UrlaubsgästeDiplomica Verlag 2010; US$ 26.56
Reisen haben den Menschen seit jeher in seinem Leben beeinflusst, fasziniert und den kulturellen Austausch gefördert. Die Tourismusbranche gilt als riesiges Marktinstrumentarium und stellt für manches Land einen lebensnotwendigen wirtschaftlichen Einkommens-Turbo dar. Das im Gegensatz zu anderen Ländern Europas relativ "kleine" Österreich ist im weltweiten... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 99.95
During the course of the eighteenth century Britain's status as a major maritime and commercial power steadily grew, and helped shape the global political, economic and military situation. Rather than offering a familiar narrative of Britain's eighteenth-century foreign policy, this book instead focuses upon how this policy was debated and... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 1992; US$ 8.99
`My object is to have you fit to live; which, if you are not, I do not desire that you should live at all.'So wrote Lord Chesterfield in one of the most celebrated and controversial correspondences between a father and son. Chesterfield wrote almost daily to his natural son, Philip, from 1737 onwards, providing him with instruction in etiquette... more...