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- Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 9.57
?It?s a story worthy of a blockbuster novel, and it?s all true. Oodles of sex, passion, adultery, media hype, decadence, plots, murder, mayhem, anguish and betrayal fill these pages . . . an enjoyable, well-researched book; I didn?t want to reach the end? Edwina Currie, New Statesman Books of the Year One of the most potent icons of female sexuality,... more...
- Pan Macmillan UK 2004; US$ 15.85
One of the most potent icons of female sexuality, Josephine has largely been reduced to an empty cipher, wife to her more famous husband and the butt of one of the oldest jokes around. Yet as Andrea Stuart shows, the girl who grew up on the beautiful island of Martinique endured Caribbean slave revolts, an arranged marriage, and the threat of the guillotine... more...
- Pen and Sword 2011; US$ 8.99
Like the authors previous book, The British Army Against Napoleon, Charging Against Wellington draws heavily on primary sources, manuals, memoirs, and regimental histories to bring to life the officers and men of the regiments that fought.The book is divided into three sections. The first contains biographies of 80 generals who led the French... more...
- Crowood 2012; US$ 18.94
Soon after the start of the Great War, work hastily began on a series of hutted camps in Wiltshire for more than 100,000 men, and during the course of the war it became home to troops from Canada, Australia and New Zealand as well as Britain. With soldiers forming a third of the population the effect on the businesses, farms, and indeed the morals... more...
- University of Wales Press 2012; US$ 40.00
Two gripping travel narratives from a turbulent historical period: the father a witness to the outbreak of the French Revolution; the son, two decades later, an adventurous pioneer in the American far west. more...
- Frontline Books 2013; US$ 8.99
A first-hand account of several engagements in the Peninsula after the advance from the Lines of Torres Vedras and pursuit of Masséna, and including the first siege of Badajoz, edited from the original manuscript and with an explanatory commentary and notes by an experienced author well acquainted with both the period and the scenes of action. Fills... more...
- Elliott & Thompson 2013; US$ 16.99
Thirteen fascinating diverse case studies offer a unique and human take on military history and the figure of the military scapegoat Beginning with defining the scapegoat and examining the conditions needed to qualify, this book then shares a history that is full of tales of those who have been wrongly castigated in the rush to find a culprit;... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 24.78
Irish Brigades Abroad examines the complete history of the Irish regiments in France, Spain, Austria and beyond. Covering the period from King James II's reign of the three kingdoms of England, Scotland and Ireland in 1685, until the disbandment of the Irish Brigades in France and Spain, this book looks at the origins, formation, recruitment and the... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 14.57
In 1805 at the end of November, Napoleon decided to launch one more plan to lure the Austrians and Russians into battle, by appearing to order his forces to retreat and letting it be known that he did not want to face his enemies on the field. Eventually, the Allies fell for his plan and decided to attack what they saw as a weakening force, just outside... more...