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- Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2012; US$ 5.99
Shes the most well-known woman on the planet, but while many of us know of her love of animals, her taste in fashion and her attendances at Royal Ascot, there is a wealth of information beyond this about our Queen.Did you know for example that she was the first monarch to circumnavigate the globe? That she was the first female member of the Royal... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 18.50
Peter Ackroyd's The Life of Thomas More is a masterful reconstruction of the life and imagination of one of the most remarkable figures of history. Thomas More (1478-1535) was a renowned statesman; the author of a political fantasy that gave a name to a literary genre and a worldview ( Utopia ); and, most famously, a Catholic martyr and saint. ... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2005; US$ 107.00
The `Special Relationship' has long been a leading feature of the international relations beteen the USA and Britain, and never more discussed and questioned than now, following the Iraq war. But `Brothers Across the Ocean' is a unique examination into the Relationship's early history, when Britain's role as a leading global power was... more...
- Biteback Publishing 2011; US$ 18.94
Tony Benn has been portrayed as both hero and villain, as a creative and as a destructive force. This comprehensively revised edition of Jad Adams's classic biography, is written with unparalleled access to Benn's private records, and describes the long and turbulent career of one of the most charismatic politicians of the last hundred years. The... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1993; US$ 196.00
In this book historian R.J.Q. Adams examines the policy of appeasement as practiced by British Governments in the inter-war years - a programme widely praised in its day and frequently condemned as wrong-headed and even wicked ever since. In this thoroughly accessible work, he reveals the motivations and goals of the men who practiced appeasement as... more...
- Gibson Square 2012; US$ 21.86
Brilliant.' Gillian Tindall ?A moving love story between a commoner and a royal, as well as a breathtakingly fresh window into the courts of Charles I and Charles II, and the foundation of London?s West End.? Fiona Mountain Charles II?s succession to the throne came at a time of national turbulence: his father had been beheaded, Oliver Cromwell had... more...
- Andrews UK 2010; US$ 11.49
This book gives us an in depth look at the court of Queen Elizabeth I from birth to death. Widely acclaimed to be one of the most accurate accounts, it features letters, quotes and even sonnets from all the leading people of the day. The intrigues and deceits are written about in great detail - A gripping classic read from AUK's Revisited series. more...
- Continuum International Publishing 2006; US$ 140.00
In this sequel to his first volume of autobiography Pride and Perjury , Aitken starts his story as he is taken down from the courtroom and incarcerated at Her Majesty's Pleasure. How this Old Etonian former Cabinet Minister on Mrs Thatcher's inner circle managed to establish new relationships and lasting friendships with fellow prisoners is... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 152.00
Even 35 years after Harold Macmillan's resignation in 1963, opinions are sharply divided over his achievements as a politician and prime minister. This volume contributes to the debate about Macmillan's political role, his successes and his failures, by examining key aspects of his political life. Biographers, historians, and contemporaries present... more...