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- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 44.00
Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson was a colourful and complex character, whose supremely successful naval career quickly attained legendary status. By 1803 he was Britain's paramount hero and already maimed with the loss of an arm and blind in one eye. He returned to war when called back in May and spent a further two years at sea before dying at the battle... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 22.00
Collects twelve previously unpublished essays by one of Britain's most eminent historians, David Cannadine, including his inaugural and valedictory lectures at the Institute of Historical Research. A unique volume discussing the study and nature of History itself and a range of key topics and periods in British and Imperial History. more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2002; US$ 15.98
The British Empire has generally been seen as a racist empire (most influentially in Edward Said's ORIENTALISM). While not wholly denying this, Cannadine, in this funny, often horrifying book, suggests a different dynamic. The British rulers were motivated not by race but by class - they loathed Indians or Africans no more or less than they loathed... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2000; US$ 19.18
David Cannadine's unique history examines the British preoccupation with class and the different ways the British have thought about their own society. From the eighteenth through the twentieth century, he traces the different ways British society has been viewed, unveiling the different purposes each model has served. This is a social, intellectual... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.95
From one of our most acclaimed historians, a wise and provocative call to re-examine the way we look at the past: not merely as the story of incessant conflict between groups but also of human solidarity throughout the ages. Investigating the six most salient categories of human identity, difference, and confrontation?religion, nation, class,... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 17.58
For a man with such conventional tastes and views, George V had a revolutionary impact. Almost despite himself he marked a decisive break with his flamboyant predecessor Edward VII, inventing the modern monarchy, with its emphasis on frequent public appearances, family values and duty. George V was an effective war-leader and inventor of 'the House... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2002; US$ 38.38
David Cannadine has an unrivalled appreciation for the odd things that have made Britain tick: the personalities and ideas that have bound together our historical experiences. In one of his most provocative and surprising books he takes a range of British icons ranging from Noel Coward to Stanley Baldwin and from Gilbert & Sullivan to Ian Fleming... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1982; US$ 36.00
During the 1960s and 1970s, the growth of interest in the urban past was one of the most prominent developments in historical studies in the United Kingdom. In large part, this was due to the work of the late H. J. Dyos, Professor of Urban History at the University of Leicester, as teacher, writer and propagandist. This book brings together some of... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 23.98
400 years ago this November the most ambitious and extraordinary plot ever conceived in this country came close to success: the attempt by Guy Fawkes and his fellow conspirators to destroy in a single, annihilating blast the entire British ruling class and royal family. This book draws on the expertise of different writers to bring to life the immense... more...