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- Simon & Schuster UK 2010; US$ 13.99
The good news is that the great thinkers from history have proposed the same strategies for happiness and fulfilment. The bad news is that these turn out to be the very things most discouraged by contemporary culture. This knotty dilemma is the subject of TheAge ofAbsurdity- a wry and accessible investigation into how the desirable states of wellbeing... more...
- Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 124.99
American society may be hostile to the thought of ideologies, but it possesses a sophisticated but little understood ability to engage in deep conflicts over political ideas, while at the same time reducing adversarial positions to legitimate derivatives of American history and development. The study asks how this occurs; how the sources, traditions... more...
- The O'Brien Press 2014; US$ 14.57
An account of the dramatic events at Croke Park following the IRA assassination of British military agents in Dublin, resulting in the shooting dead of fourteen people by the Royal Irish Constabulary. Includes the social/political scene and describing events from the perspective of the Irish and British participants. more...
- Wharncliffe 2014; US$ 10.99
Passengers on the early railways took their lives in their hands every time they got on board a train. It was so dangerous that they could buy an insurance policy with their ticket. There seemed to be an acceptance that the level danger was tolerable in return for the speed of travel that was now available to them. British Railway Disasters looks at... more...
- Simon & Schuster UK 2012; US$ 12.99
It has always been difficult to appreciate everyday life, often devalued as dreary, banal and burdensome, and never more so than in a culture besotted with fantasy, celebrity and glamour. Yet many writers, artists, film-makers and photographers have celebrated the ordinary life around them, and many philosophers, anthropologists, psychologists and... more...
- The History Press 2009; US$ 21.86
Before the First World War, Essex was a very different county from that which we know today. The economy was largely based on agriculture, and the people rarely travelled beyond its borders, or even out of their towns or villages. The war opened up a whole new world for the people of Essex. Men from the county enlisted in Kitchener's Army and travelled... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36
<div>Before the First World War, Essex was a very different county from that which we know today. The economy was largely based on agriculture, and the people rarely travelled beyond its borders, or even out of the towns or villages. The war opened up a whole new world for the people of Essex. Men from the county enlisted in Kitchener's... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36
<div>Kent has been on England's first line of defence. Many people in the county have lived closer to the enemy in Europe than they did to London. This book delves into the long history of military Kent, from Roman forts to Martello towers, from the ambitious Royal Military Canal to wartime airfields and underground Cold War installations.</div> more...
- The History Press 2007; US$ 18.94
Suffolk's coastline faces east, and through most of its history has therefore been one of the areas of this country that has been most at risk from invasion during times of conflict. Michael Foley's new book delves into the long history of military Suffolk, from Saxon shore fronts, many now lost beacuse of coastal erosion, to over forty castles or... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 18.94
<div>The Thames has been a highway into London since early times. Iron Age forts once guarded its banks and then Roman legionaries took over. Every age since has added to the defences lining the river. The river was also used as the site of mills to produce gunpowder and test weapons, industries too dangerous to be based close to London.... more...