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  • Towerby Nigel Jones

    Random House 2011; US$ 13.07

    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...

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

    Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 11.65

    The birth pangs of Nazism grew out of the death agony of the Kaiser's Germany. Defeat in World War I and a narrow escape from Communist revolution brought not peace but five chaotic years (1918-1923) of civil war, assassination, plots, putsches and murderous mayhem to Germany. The savage world of the trenches came home with the men who refused to... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Rupert Brookeby Nigel Jones

    Head of Zeus 2014;

    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. The 27-year-old author of the patriotic sonnet ‘The Soldier' was buried in a grave strewn with olive branches and scented with sage. All England mourned his passing.... more...

  • Architecture of England, Scotland, and Walesby Nigel R. Jones

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 73.00

    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... more...

  • A History of Pagan Europeby Prudence Jones; Nigel Pennick

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    In this definitive study, Prudence Jones and Nigel Pennick draw together the fragmented sources of Europe's native religions and establish the coherence and continuity of the Pagan world vision. Challenging a traditional, Christian perspective of history, the authors argue that the modern world owes to ancient Paganism its pluralistic tolerance, its... more...

  • Climate Change and Global Povertyby Lael Brainard; Abigail Jones; Nigel Purvis

    Brookings Institution Press 2009; US$ 24.95

    Climate change threatens all people, but its adverse effects will be felt mostacutely by the world’s poor. Absent urgent action, new threats to food security,public health, and other societal needs may reverse hard-fought human developmentgains. Climate Change and Global Poverty makes concrete recommendationsto integrate international development... more...