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  • The Battle for Britainby Anthony J. Cumming

    Naval Institute Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    The book is a short review of British air and naval power from 1909 -1940 and represents an attack upon “independent? airpower. When Bleriot became the first man to fly the English Channel in a heavier-than-air flying machine in 1909, it seemed to mark the beginning of a fundamental decline in British attitudes towards maritime defense. Exploiting... more...

  • Charlotte & Leopoldby James Chambers

    Old Street Publishing 2015; US$ 7.28

    This is the story of the doomed romance between Charlotte, heir to the English throne, and Leopold, uncle of Queen Victoria and first King of the Belgians. Charlotte was the only legitimate royal child of her generation, and her death in childbirth was followed by an unseemly scramble to produce a substitute heir. Queen Victoria was the product.... more...

  • Militant Around the Clock?by Nikolaos Papadogiannis

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 110.00

    "Papadogiannis offers an impressive panorama of radicalized youth cultures of the Left in post-authoritarian Greece. He manages to convey both the organizational outlook of this dense microcosm and the lived experience of the people at the time, historicizing masterfully this transitional moment in which young 'subjects in motion' acted as a metaphor... more...

  • The Ingenious Mr. Pykeby Henry Hemming

    PublicAffairs 2015; US$ 26.99

    This is the extraordinary story of Geoffrey Pyke, an inventor, war reporter, escaped prisoner, campaigner, father, educator--and all-around misunderstood genius. In his day, he was described as one of the world's great minds, to rank alongside Einstein, yet he remains virtually unknown today. Pyke was an unlikely hero of both world wars and, among... more...

  • British Cultureby David P. Christopher

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    This third edition of British Culture is the complete introduction to culture and the arts in Britain today. Extensively illustrated and offering a wider range of topics than ever before, David P. Christopher identifies and analyses key areas in language, literature, film, TV, social media, popular music, sport and other fields, setting each one... more...

  • Herrscherbilder und politische Normbildungby Kerstin Weiand

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2015; Not Available

    Biographische Informationen Dr. Kerstin Weiand ist wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main.   Reihe Veröffentlichungen des Instituts für Europäische Geschichte Mainz - Band 236 more...

  • Charles Iby Christopher Durston

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 45.95

    Charles Carlton's biography of the `monarch of the Civil Wars' was praised for its distinctive psychological portrait of Charles I when it was first published in 1983. Challenging conventional interpretations of the king, as well as questioning orthodox historical assumptions concerning the origins and development of the Civil Wars, the book quickly... more...

  • Ministers at Warby Jonathan Schneer

    Basic Books 2015; US$ 29.99

    In May 1940, with France on the verge of defeat, Britain alone stood in the path of the Nazi military juggernaut. Survival seemed to hinge on the leadership of Winston Churchill, whom the King reluctantly appointed Prime Minister as Germany invaded France. Churchill?s reputation as one of the great twentieth-century leaders would be forged during... more...

  • Cultures of Post-War British Fascismby Nigel Copsey; John E. Richardson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 48.95

    In Post-War Britain cultural interventions were a feature of fascist parties and movements, just as they were in Europe. This book makes a new major contribution to existing scholarship which begins to discuss British fascism as a cultural phenomenon. A collection of essays from leading academics, this book uncovers how a cultural struggle lay at... more...

  • Orwell's Faded Lionby Anthony James

    Andrews UK 2015; US$ 16.99

    Orwell’s Faded Lion traces the history of Britain from the end of the Second World War, during the darkest days of which George Orwell wrote The Lion and the Unicorn, calling for a British revolution, to the present. The book confronts the actual direction taken by British society against the background of the high hopes of the generation that... more...