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  • The Global Seven Years War 1754-1763by Daniel Baugh

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 55.95

    The Seven Years War was a global contest between the two superpowers of eighteenth century Europe, France and Britain.  Winston Churchill called it “the first World War”.  Neither side could afford to lose advantage in any part of the world, and the decisive battles of the war ranged from Fort Duquesne in what is now Pittsburgh to Minorca in the Mediterranean,... more...

  • Britain in the Age of the French Revolutionby Jennifer Mori

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    This new survey looks at the impact in Britain of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic aftermath, across all levels of British society. Jennifer Mori provides a clear and accessible guide to the ideas and intellectual debates the revolution stimulated, as well as popular political movements including radicalism. more...

  • Debating Foreign Policy in Eighteenth-Century Britainby Jeremy Black

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 134.95

    During the course of the eighteenth century Britain's status as a major maritime and commercial power steadily grew, and helped shape the global political, economic and military situation. Rather than offering a familiar narrative of Britain's eighteenth-century foreign policy, this book instead focuses upon how this policy was debated and... more...

  • Lord Chesterfield's Lettersby Lord Chesterfield; David Roberts

    Oxford University Press, UK 1992; US$ 8.99

    `My object is to have you fit to live; which, if you are not, I do not desire that you should live at all.'So wrote Lord Chesterfield in one of the most celebrated and controversial correspondences between a father and son. Chesterfield wrote almost daily to his natural son, Philip, from 1737 onwards, providing him with instruction in etiquette... more...

  • Eminent Victorians on American Democracy : The View from Albionby Frank Prochaska

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 44.99

    Eminent Victorians on American Democracy surveys a wide range of British opinion on the United States in the nineteenth century and highlights the views of John Stuart Mill, Walter Bagehot, Sir Henry Maine, and James Bryce, who wrote extensively on American government and society. America was significant to them not only because it was the world's... more...

  • Britain Since 1945by Kenneth O. Morgan

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 34.99

    Britain since 1945: The People's Peace is the first comprehensive study by a professional historian of British history from 1945 to the present day. It examines the transformation of post-war Britain from the planning enthusiasm of 1945 to the rise of New Labour. Its themes include the troubles of the British economy; public criticism of the legitimacy... more...

  • A Confusion of Tonguesby Charles W. A. Prior

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 124.99

    A Confusion of Tongues examines the complex interaction of religion, history, and law in the period before the outbreak of the wars of the Three Kingdoms. It questions interpretations of that conflict that emphasise either the purely doctrinal roots of religious tension, or the processes by which the law gained primacy over the Church, in what amounted... more...

  • English History 1914-1945by A. J. P. Taylor

    Oxford University Press, UK 1965; US$ 174.99

    This book chronicles three decades largely overshadowed by war and mass unemployment. It was a period that saw in England the formation of a national government, the only genuine incidence of three-party politics, the fruition of campaigns for trades union recognition, women's suffrage, and Irish independence, and abroad withdrawal from the Gold... more...