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- The History Press 2013; US$ 18.94
Liverpool has been the birthplace or home to literally hundreds of extraordinary men and women. In this book Christine Dawe features a great many of them - from all eras and walks of life. Locally noteworthy figures, such as Kitty Wilkinson, who started the first public wash-houses in the city, Father Nugent, who rescued hundreds of starving orphans... more...
- Wharncliffe 2003; US$ 8.99
Wharncliffe Books are delighted to present 'Barnsley Streets - Volume 4'. This is the fourth, and final, volume of the revised and already popular series. The volumes use the original material from the 9 volumes of the now highly collectable 'Barnsley Streets', published in the 1970s by E G Tasker. The work is then brought into the... more...
- Constable & Robinson 2013; US$ 13.11
This enlightening biography, drawing on both official accounts and private letters, re-establishes Kitchener's reputation as a hero of the British Empire. When the Great War broke out, Kitchener, with the foresight lacking in many of his contemporaries, insisted that it would last at least three years and that he must raise an army of 3 million... more...
- Profile 2013; US$ 6.38
England's views are remarkable for their beauty and variety. In this illustrated, first-of-its-kind guide, bestselling author Simon Jenkins picks London's very best views, including Greenwich, The Monument, Parliament Square, Primrose Hill, Richmond Hill and Waterloo Bridge - and explains the fascinating stories behind them. Jenkins' entertaining... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 36.46
The publication of this book is a landmark in London history. Not since 1951 has there been a serious attempt to chronicle the history of East London. Old East Enders tells East London's story from Roman Shadwell to the present day, focusing on the untold story of the medieval and early modern Tower Hamlets. Jane Cox is an experienced author and lecturer,... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 26.24
Sutton Park is one of the largest urban parks in Europe. It was always set apart as 'special' and remains so, as a large and well-used public park. Its creation as a deer park in the twelfth century preserved the past and created the present. Detailed study of extensive earthworks, combined with excavation, documentary research, palaeo-environmental... more...
- Biteback Publishing 2013; US$ 24.78
Leeds Castle, once home to kings and queens, was a place of spectacular opulence and luxury, and it was here that Anthony Russell spent his childhood; a childhood beyond the reaches of ordinary imagination. Away from the extravagance, the embrace of his nanny and the strong but distant love of his mother, Anthony?s childhood was often lonely and fraught... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 26.24
In the light of recent discoveries, Leicester has rightfully taken its place on the world stage. This timely and accessible new history gives an overview of the city's history from the days of the Roman city of Ratae to the modern city of today. Leicester has been an important centre for the last 2,000 years. When the Romans arrived they developed... more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 18.94
Following a sheltered childhood and a sequestered education in Cambridge, and having missed out on the swinging sixties, Alec Forshaw was ready for a dose of the wider world. London in the early 1970s was where the lights shone brightest. In reality, it was still a city struggling to find its post-war identity, full of declining industries and derelict... more...
- Routledge 1997; US$ 49.95
Explains the processes at work in the evolution of the landscape, and shows how each generation makes its own individual contribution without being able entirely to erase those of its predecessors, however remote or distant in time. more...