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  • The Great Filthby Stephen Halliday

    The History Press 2011; US$ 18.94

    Victorian Britain was the world's industrial powerhouse. Its factories, mills and foundries supplied a global demand for manufactured goods. As Britain changed from an agricultural to an industrial ecomony, people swarmed into the towns and cities where the work was; by the end of Queen Victoria's reign, almost 80 per cent of the population was urban.... more...

  • Amazing & Extraordinary Facts - The Olympicsby Stephen Halliday

    F+W Media 2012; US$ 12.99

    Who reprimanded Hitler during the 1936 Olympic Games? When did the Olympic event "shin kicking" get banned? Which Shakespearean play refers to the Olympic Games? Who was the first official cheat in 388BC? Find the answers to these and many other intriguing aspects of the Olympic Games in this absorbing collection of stories and trivia. Amazing... more...

  • Amazing & Extraordinary London Underground Factsby Stephen Halliday

    F+W Media 2012; US$ 12.99

    This is a fascinating and useful reference to the history of the London Underground that reveals new insights into the history of the iconic transport system - the perfect gift for commuters, tourists and railway enthusiasts alike. For anyone who has lived, worked, visited or even passed through London, the tube is one of the iconic and defining characteristics... more...

  • The Great Stink of Londonby Stephen Halliday

    The History Press 2013; US$ 18.94

    In the sweltering summer of 1858 the stink of sewage from the polluted Thames was so offensive that it drove Members of Parliament from the chamber of the House of Commons. Sewage generated by a population of over two million Londoners was pouring into the river and was being carried to and fro by the tides. The Times called the crisis "The Great... more...

  • Underground To Everywhereby Stephen Halliday

    The History Press 2013; US$ 21.86

    London's Underground is one of the best-known and most distinctive aspects of the city. Since Victorian times, this remarkable feat of engineering has made an extraordinary contribution to the economy of the capital and played a vital role in the daily life of generations of Londoners. Stephen Halliday's informative, entertaining, wide-ranging history... more...

  • London's Marketsby Stephen Halliday

    The History Press 2013; US$ 21.86

    London is a City of Markets: markets in meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, money, insurance, shipping and, occasionally, in stolen goods. Stephen Halliday's book is a comprehensive account of the often lurid and controversial history of its markets from Roman Londinium to the London of Boris Johnson as well as a guide to visiting them (and emerging with... more...

  • Newgateby Stephen Halliday

    The History Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    There have been more prisons in London than in any other European city. Of these, Newgate was the largest, most notorious and worst. This work tells the story of Newgate's origins, the criminals it held, the punishments meted out and its rebuilding and reform. more...

  • Our Troubles With Foodby Stephen Halliday

    The History Press 2013; US$ 29.17

    For millennia the normal, natural and pleasurable activity of eating has been surrounded by fear and anxiety. Religious traditions have long decreed what foods are right for their followers to eat, but secularisation and scientific progress have not made the situation easier. Our present obsession with health, obesity, ethics and science has seemingly... more...

  • The Little Book of Crime and Punishmentby Stephen Halliday

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    The Little Book of Crime and Punishment is a repository of intriguing, fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts and trivia about the history of the British criminal justice system. Armed with this fascinating tome the reader will have such knowledge of he days when noses, hands and heads were cut off, heretics burned at the stake and rebels... more...

  • Political Journeysby Fred Halliday; Stephen Howe

    Saqi 2011; US$ 17.49

    Essays mixing the personal and political, originally written for openDemocracy.com, collected and published for the first time in book form. more...

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