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  • Lies, Damned Lies and Historyby Graeme Donald

    The History Press 2010; US$ 14.57

    From cats, spats and catacombs to the Wall Street shuffle, this book looks at how historical events didn't always unfold as we think they did. It takes the readers on a journey, century-by-century, showing how the truth we take for granted is a far cry from the facts. It is suitable for those who want to see the past as it was. more...

  • Life in the Millby Anthony Burton

    The History Press 2013; US$ 0.99

    For centuries,, most textile manufacturing relied on people working in their own homes. All that changed in 1761 when Richard Arkwright began construction of the first water-powered cotton mill in Derbyshire. Soon mills spread across the north of England and into Scotland and tasks were taken out of the cottage into the factory. Later, power looms... more...

  • 'Ours'by Ian Ronayne

    The History Press 2009; US$ 17.99

    Dominating the history of the island of Jersey is the story of its occupation by German forces in the Second World War. Twenty years earlier, however, another devastating war had struck the island, affecting the lives and liberties of its people. Central to this story was the Jersey Contingent. In 1915, this band of 300 young men volunteered to fight... more...

  • 100 Local Heroesby Adam Hart-Davis

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    <div>Adam Hart-Davis here presents the best of British heroes: brilliant and often eccentric pioneers of science, invention and technology</div> more...

  • 1888by Peter Stubley

    The History Press 2012; US$ 4.36

    <div>In 1888 Jack the Ripper made the headlines with a series of horrific murders that remain unsolved to this day. But most killers are not shadowy figures stalking the streets with a lust for blood. Many are ordinary citizens driven to the ultimate crime by circumstance, a fit of anger or a desire for revenge. Their crimes, overshadowed... more...

  • 1916 And All Thatby C M Boylan

    The History Press 2012; US$ 2.90

    <div>1916 And All That is an extremely funny and irreverent satirical history of Ireland. The central assumption behind '1916 And All That' is that, despite all of the compulsory school lessons and exams taken, there are only a few muddled facts of our history that most people retain into adulthood. We recall snatches of events, names... more...

  • A 1940s Childhoodby James Marsh

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    <div>Do you remember collecting shrapnel and listening to Children's Hour? Carrying gas masks or sharing your school with evacuees from the city? The 1940s was a time of great challenge for everyone who lived through it. From the hardships and fear of a World War, with Britain's towns and cities were being bombed on an almost nightly... more...

  • A 1950s Childhoodby Paul Feeney

    The History Press 2010; US$ 4.36

    Do you remember Pathe News? Taking the train to the seaside? The purple stains of iodine on the knees of boys in short trousers? Knitted bathing costumes? Then the chances are you were born in or around 1950. This delightful compendium of memories will appeal to all who grew up in this post-war decade, whether in town or country, wealth or poverty. more...

  • A 1950s Holiday in Bognor Regisby Sylvia Endacott; Shirley Lewis

    The History Press 2014; US$ 18.94

    <div>Bognor boasts a top spot in the national sunshine league, and has always provided all the attributes for a charming seaside resort. According to a 1950s town guide, 'few are the resorts anywhere which vie with Bognor Regis for sand and bathing'. Many people remember holidaying in sunny Bognor as a child in the 1950s. This book takes... more...

  • A 1950s Housewifeby Sheila Hardy

    The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57

    <div>Getting married in the 1950s was quite a different experience to how it is today. After the independence of the wartime years, women now had to leave their jobs when they married and support their husband by creating a spotless home, delicious meals and an inviting bedroom. From ingenious cleaning tips, ration-book recipes and home... more...