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- Profile Books 2010; US$ 11.98
'I can never understand how the scribbles of such an ordinary person ... can possibly have value.' So wrote Nella Last in her diary on 2 September 1949. Sixty years on, tens of thousands of people have read and enjoyed the first two volumes of her uniquely detailed and moving diaries, written during World War II and its aftermath as part of the... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2006; US$ 14.99
These days hardly anyone remembers Augustus John Curthbert Hare (1834-1903). But in his prime, the late Victorian age, his name was on the lips of anyone who mattered. He was a travel writer, a storyteller and a memoirist of the first order, and his work is a fascinating record of a lost way of life amongst the strangest upper classes of English society. more...
- The History Press 2006; US$ 4.36
<div>In the thirty years following the end of the Second World War Leicester underwent some of the most dramatic changes in its history. Along with the rest of Britain it saw the austerity of the late 1940s and '50s, the shortages and rationing, followed by the boom period of the '60s, when full employment brought and interlude of prosperity.... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36
<div>Curious' is perhaps not the first word you would use to label Essex. But 'curiouser and curiouser' it becomes when you dig below the surface. Meet larger-than-life characters, including the one-time fattest man in England whose waist was wider than the height of an average man. And talking of big, discover the origin of Humpty Dumpty.... more...
- Hodder Education 2013; US$ 27.18
Get the most up-to-date commentary on British politics in a coalition government, with this completely revised edition of our best selling politics textbook. The textbook covers the key topics for all exam boards, combining informed discussion with the latest facts and figures. It also presents an appropriate analysis of politics today compared with... more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57
<div>Following the 1870 Forster Elementary Education Act, Albert Road Board School in Leicestershire opened on 2nd September 1878 with an average role of 500 children. Drawn from the first-hand accouns of the headmasters in the school log books, this book details the diseases and ailments suffered; the struggle of local families to feed... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95
The Age of Improvement has long established itself as a classic of modern historical writing. Widely read and quoted it has had a unique influence on teaching and research. This second edition draws on the great volume of new research - produced by Lord Briggs amongst others, since its original publication. The book stresses both the underlying... more...
- RSD Press 2009; US$ 8.79
Entering World War One against Germany was Americas greatest blunder of the 20th century. America had no reason to join the devastating and stalemated three-years-old struggle. America was never threatened; its security was never at risk. By sending two million doughboys to the Western Front, America shattered the battlefield stalemate and won... more...
- Manchester University Press 2007; US$ 95.00
Speaking at West Point in 1962, Dean Acheson observed that Britain had lost an empire and had still to find a new role. This book explains why, in the following years, as Britains Labour government contemplated withdrawal from east of Suez, ministers came to see that Britains future role would be as a force within Europe. To this end, and... more...