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  • Britain under Thatcherby Anthony Seldon; Daniel Collings

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 38.95

    This concise, accessible, and balanced historical analysis of the Thatcher years and their consequences analyzes many controversial aspects of Margaret Thatcher's premiership, including the Falklands War, the miner's strike, bitter relations with Europe and the ill-fated poll tax. Books in this Seminar Studies in History series bridge the gap between... more...

  • Darling Georgieby Dennis Friedman

    Peter Owen Publishers 2014; US$ 15.99

    Dennis Friedman, eminent psychiatrist and author of Inheritance: A Psychological History of the Royal Family, here turns his acute gaze on our present Queen's grandfather, King George V (1885-1936), to reveal the man behind the monarch. Taking as his starting point the widely held belief that the personality and behaviour of parents and grandparents... more...

  • A Problem Like Mariaby Maria Fyfe

    Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 22.99

    A Labour Whip once revealed that in their office they sang songs about certain backbenchers. In the case of the Member for Maryhill, their choice was 'How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?'A frank account of fourteen years in Westminister from the rebellious Maria Fyfe - the only female Labour MP in Scotland when she was first elected. Fyfe recounts... more...

  • Conservatism and Foreign Policy During the Lloyd George Coalition 1918-1922by Inbal Rose

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    Rose analyses the Conservative response to the foreign policy strategies in the post-war coalition, highlighting the complex nature and development of Conservative foreign policy thinking. more...

  • Culture and the Stateby David Lloyd; Paul Thomas

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    From the end of the eighteenth century to the late nineteenth century, a remarkable convergence takes place in Europe between theories of the modern state and theories of culture. Culture and the State explores that theoretical convergence in relation to the social functions of state and cultural institutions, showing how cultural education comes... more...

  • Colombiaby Carl Meacham; Douglas Farah; Robert D. Lamb

    Center for Strategic & International Studies 2014; US$ 40.99

    This report from the CSIS Americas Program provides a detailed look at the challenges the Colombian government confronts as it moves from providing security to developing rural areas that were previously conflict zones. more...

  • Voices of Victorian England: Contemporary Accounts of Daily Lifeby John Wagner

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 79.00

    Voices of Victorian England illuminates the character, personalities, and events of the era through excerpts from primary documents produced between 1837 and 1901. By allowing Queen Victoria's contemporaries to speak for themselves, this work brings the achievements and conflicts that occurred during the queen's long reign alive for high school... more...

  • Mary Tudor "Bloody Mary"by Gretchen Maurer; Peter Malone

    Goosebottom Books 2012; US$ 9.99

    The first reigning Queen of England, Mary Tudor believed fervently that Catholicism should be the religion of the land, leading her to burn at the stake hundreds of Protestants. Was she just a ruler of her times, or did she deserve the name, Bloody Mary? Gorgeous illustrations and an intelligent, evocative story bring to life a real dastardly dame... more...

  • The Politics of Declineby Jim Tomlinson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    The key aim of this new book is to show how economic decline has always been a highly politicised concept, forming a central part of post-war political argument. In doing so, Tomlinson reveals how the term has been used in such ways as to advance particular political causes. more...

  • Britain in the Ninetiesby Hugh Berrington

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    This volume looks at the changes in British politics and government since the accession of Mrs Thatcher in 1979, and in particular at the 1990s. Its aim is to explore some of these changes and to emphasize the recurring paradoxes in political developments. more...