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- Random House 2009; US$ 27.10
Ireland's bestselling popular historian tells the story of contemporary Ireland - controversial, authoritative and highly readable. Tim Pat Coogan's biographies of Michael Collins and DeValera and his studies of the IRA, the Troubles and the Irish Diaspora have transformed our understanding of contemporary Ireland, and all have been massive bestsellers.... more...
- The Lilliput Press 2011; US$ 7.28
'A man who understands the true value of life ... he shows us that everything that lives is connected.' - Jane Urquhart. 'He writes charmingly with colour, fun and a flair few others have ever bettered.' - Sunday Tribune. Skelligs Sunset, a posthumous volume of work in English by Michael Kirby, is the final part in his trilogy of memoir, storytelling... more...
- OUP Oxford 2012; US$ 33.99
The last Ice Age, which came to an end about 12,000 years ago, swept the bands of hunter gatherers from the face of the land that was to become Britain and Ireland, but as the ice sheets retreated and the climate improved so human groups spread slowly northwards, re-colonizing the land that had been laid waste. From that time onwards Britain and Ireland... more...
- Carlton Publishing Group 2013; US$ 9.99
The official tie-in for the film Diana , starring Naomi Watts and Naveen Andrews, this updated edition brings the the story up-to-date following the inquests into the deaths of Diana Princess of Wales and Dodi Fayed, making it the most comprehensive and balanced overview of the final years of her life When Princess Diana flew to Pakistan in May... more...
- Random House 2012; US$ 12.83
An upstart French duke who sets out to conquer the most powerful and unified kingdom in Christendom. An invasion force on a scale not seen since the days of the Romans. One of the bloodiest and most decisive battles ever fought. This riveting book explains why the Norman Conquest was the single most important event in English history. Assessing... more...
- Biteback Publishing 2011; US$ 10.19
The Windsors are England?s most famous family, but what are they really like when they?re out of the public gaze? Behind closed doors in every Royal residence, from Buckingham Palace to Clarence House, there are two families ? one upstairs and one down ? and nobody knows a Royal quite like a Royal servant, intimately acquainted as they are with every... more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57
It took Henry VIII 28 years, three wives, and a break with Rome before he secured a legitimate male heir. Yet he already had the illegitimate Henry Fitzroy. Fitzroy was born in 1519 after the King's affair with Elizabeth Blount. He was the only illegitimate offspring ever acknowledged by Henry VIII, and Cardinal Wolsey was even one of his Godparents.... more...
- Pen and Sword 2007; US$ 6.99
An in-depth study of Douglas Haig's army commanders on the Western Front during the First World War. Assesses their careers and characters, looks critically at their performance in command and examines their relationship with their subordinates and with Haig himself. Chapters are devoted to Allenby, Byng, Birdwood, Gough, Horne, Monro, Plumer,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 21.00
In this perfect companion to London: The Biography , Peter Ackroyd once again delves into the hidden byways of history, describing the river's endless allure in a journey overflowing with characters, incidents, and wry observations. Thames: The Biography meanders gloriously, rather like the river itself. In short, lively chapters Ackroyd writes... more...
- Potomac Books Inc. 2005; US$ 12.95
For years, Douglas Haig has been considered perhaps the most controversial military leader in British history. Today his career is at the center of a swirling historiographical debate concerning the nature of the First World War. The traditional school contends that Haig, like the majority of generals from both sides, were overmatched, hidebound relics... more...