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  • Rupert Brookeby Nigel Jones

    Head of Zeus 2014; US$ 11.65

    Paragon of youthful beauty, romantic symbol of a lost England, and precociously gifted poet, Rupert Chawner Brooke died in a hospital ship off the Aegean island of Skyros in April 1915, aged just 27. All England mourned his passing. But behind the glow of myth lies a darker reality. At the height of his promise a disappointment in love triggered... more...

  • Towerby Nigel Jones

    Random House 2011; US$ 12.24

    No building has been more intimately involved in the story of Britain than the Tower of London - a mighty, brooding stronghold in the very heart of the capital. Castle, prison, torture chamber, execution site, zoo, mint, treasure house, armoury, observatory: the Tower has been all these things and more, standing at the epicentre of dramatic, bloody... more...

  • Towerby Nigel Jones

    St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 20.99

    A dazzling history of the Tower of London, one of the world's busiest tourist attractions, and the people who populated it     Castle, royal palace, prison, torture chamber, execution site, zoo, mint, home to the crown jewels, armory, record office, observatory, and the most visited tourist attraction in the UK: The Tower of London has been all... more...

  • Countdown to Valkyrieby Nigel Jones

    Frontline Books 2009; US$ 5.99

    Although there were more than 40 plots to assassinate Adolf Hitler, none came closer to success than the July Plot of 1944. The attempt was masterminded by Count von Stauffenberg, a member of the German General Staff, who had been rushed back from Africa after losing his left eye and right hand. For his injuries, he had been decorated as a war hero.... more...

  • The Venlo Incidentby Nigel Jones

    Frontline Books 2009; US$ 9.99

    In November 1939, the Nazis used the so-called Venlo Incident as a pretext for invading the Netherlands. Following orders from Himmler, two British intelligence officers, Sigismund Payne Best and Richard Stevens, were captured from the Café Backus in the town of Venlo.Best had been trying to contact German officers plotting against Hitler. The... more...

  • A Brief History of the Birth of the Nazisby Nigel Jones

    Little, Brown Book Group 2012; Not Available

    How the paramilitary Freikorps blazed a trail for Hitler more...

  • A Brief History of the Birth of the Nazisby Nigel Jones

    Little, Brown Book Group 2012; US$ 12.16

    How the paramilitary Freikorps blazed a trail for Hitler more...

  • Peace And War: Britain In 1914by Nigel Jones

    Head of Zeus 2013; US$ 7.28

    1914 dawned with Britain at peace, albeit troubled by faultlines within and threats without: Ireland trembled on the brink of civil war; suffragette agitation was assuming an ever more violent hue; and suspicions of Germany's ambitions bred a paranoia that was expressed in a rash of 'invasion scare' literature. Then when shots rang out in Sara-jevo... more...

  • Architecture of England, Scotland, and Walesby Nigel Jones

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 51.95

    The British terrain is a gold mine for the student of architecture. Ranging in era from ancient times to the present day?from Stonehenge to the Millennium Dome?this volume's 76 entries include palaces, castles, bridges, churches, country houses, and various public buildings and monuments, as well as such well-known features of British architecture... more...

  • Peace and War: Britain In 1914by Nigel Jones

    Head of Zeus 2014; US$ 9.99

    A gripping portrait of life in Britain in a year that shook Europe to its foundations 1914 dawned with Britain at peace, albeit troubled by faultlines within and threats without: Ireland trembled on the brink of civil war; suffragette agitation was assuming an ever more violent hue; and suspicions of Germany's ambitions bred a paranoia expressed... more...