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  • Where Soldiers Fear to Treadby John Burnett

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    ?There is going to be a shooting here and it is a toss-up who is going to get the boy?s first round. The soldier, about ten years old, is jamming the barrel of his gun hard against my driver?s face, and unless the kid decides to go for me, the relief worker, my driver is going to get his head blown off.? WHERE SOLDIERS FEAR TO TREAD John Burnett... more...

  • Dangerous Watersby John Burnett

    Penguin Publishing Group 2003; US$ 17.00

    While sailing alone one night in the shipping lanes across one of the busiest waterways in the world, John Burnett was attacked by pirates. Through sheer ingenuity and a little bit of luck, he survived, and his shocking firsthand experience became the inspiration for Dangerous Waters . Today's breed of pirates are not the colorful cutthroats painted... more...

  • Where Soldiers Fear To Treadby John Burnett

    Random House 2009; US$ 15.98

    In 1998, on the lookout for adventure and willing to take a risk, John Burnett left the comforts of the mainstream and became a UN relief worker in Somalia. He was completely unprepared for the realities of working in a country without government or law, where the only authority comes from a loaded gun. Held at gunpoint by a child soldier, having to... more...

  • Liquid Pleasuresby Proffessor John Burnett; John Burnett

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 45.95

    Drinking has always meant much more than satisfying the thirst. Drinking can be a necessity, a comfort, an indulgence or a social activity. Liquid Pleasures is an engrossing study of the social history of drinks in Britain from the late seventeenth century to the present. From the first cup of tea at breakfast to mid-morning coffee, to an eveining... more...

  • Idle Handsby Proffessor John Burnett; John Burnett

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 53.95

    Idle Hands is the first major social history of unemployment in Britain covering the last 200 years. It focuses on the experiences of working people in becoming unemployed, coping with unemployment and searching for work, and their reactions and responses to their problems. Direct evidence of the impact of unemployment drawn from extensive personal... more...

  • Plenty and Wantby Proffessor John Burnett; John Burnett

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 50.95

    What did Queen Victoria have for dinner? And how did this compare with the meals of the poor in the nineteenth century? This classic account of English food habits since the industrial revolution answers these questions and more. more...

  • Destiny Obscureby Proffessor John Burnett; John Burnett

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    In this companion volume to Useful Toil , John Burnett has drawn extensively on over eight hundred previously unpublished manuscripts. The result is a unique record of childhood that reveals in intimate detail the trials and hard-won triumphs of nineteenth-century working-class life. Besides affording rare insights into the developing child's world... more...

  • Useful Toilby Proffessor John Burnett; John Burnett

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    Useful Toil engages freshly and directly with the `ordinary' people of the nineteenth century. John Burnett has assembled twenty seven telling extracts from the diaries and autobiographies of working people - wheelwrights and stone-masons, miners and munition workers, butlers and kitchen maids, navvies, carpenters, potters and ship assistants to... more...

  • The Science of Laboratory Diagnosisby John Crocker; David Burnett

    Wiley 2005; US$ 350.00

    This fully revised and updated edition of The Science of Laboratory Diagnosis provides a concise description of all common laboratory tests available in medical practice with notes on their application, the accuracy of each test, the historical background to the adoption of various tests and their effectiveness in diagnosis. Well illustrated,... more...

  • Reforming the Scottish Parishby Dr John McCallum; Professor Euan Cameron; Professor Bruce Gordon; Dr Bridget Heal; Professor Roger A Mason; Professor Amy Nelson Burnett; Dr Andrew Pettegree; Professor Kaspar von Greyerz; Professor Alec Ryrie; Dr Felicity Heal; Dr Jonathan Willis; Dr Karin Maag

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    The Protestant Reformation of 1560 is widely acknowledged as being a watershed moment in Scottish history. However, whilst the antecedents of the reform movement have been widely explored, the actual process of establishing a reformed church in the parishes in the decades following 1560 has been largely ignored. This book helps remedy the situation... more...