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  • Rüstung und politisches Systemby Peter Szarafinski

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 29.07

    Kein Land hatte sich so intensiv auf den Zweiten Weltkrieg vorbereitet wie das Dritte Reich. Trotzdem war seine Luftrüstung gekennzeichnet von unrealistischer Planung und fehlendem Verständnis für produktionstechnische Zusammenhänge. Auf der anderen Seite waren die USA durch ihren Isolationismus und ihre demokratischen Entscheidungsprozesse gebremst.... more...

  • British Pirates and Society, 1680-1730by Margarette Lincoln

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    Pirates contributed to the British understanding of trans-oceanic navigation, patterns of trade and remote communities. This knowledge advanced imperial expansion, which helps to explain why contemporary attitudes towards piracy were ambivalent. This book, an engaging study of vested interests and conflicting ideologies, shows how pirates were portrayed... more...

  • The Irish in the Spanish Armies in the Seventeenth Centuryby Eduardo de Mesa

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 120.00

    Provides a wealth of detail on how "the wild geese" - the Irish who refused to submit to the English - played a significant role in the armies of Spain. more...

  • Churchill and de Gaulleby Will Morrisey

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 84.99

    This book compares Churchill and de Gaulle as they thought, spoke, and acted through two world wars and the subsequent Cold War. Although the world is very different now, this nuanced history shows how thinking along with these giants of the twentieth century as they responded to the crises of their time will make us more thoughtful citizens today.... more...

  • A Visitor's Guide to Jane Austen's Englandby Sue Wilkes

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 12.99

    Immerse yourself in the vanished world inhabited by Austen's contemporaries. Packed with detail, and anecdotes, this is an intimate exploration of how the middle and upper classes lived from 1775, the year of Austen's birth, to the coronation of George IV more...

  • Scotland's Cruel Seaby Robert Jeffrey

    Black & White Publishing 2014; US$ 5.82

    High cliffs jutting out into the Atlantic and the North Sea, many hundreds of rocky skerries, deep sea lochs, dangerous unseen reefs, powerful tides and gales that batter the land fiercely from all points of the compass . . . Scotland has a coastline of immense beauty and danger, and its cruel sea has claimed many lives down the years. Disaster at... more...

  • The Princess Alice Disasterby Joan Lock

    Robert Hale 2014; US$ 7.28

    The collision of the Princess Alice pleasure steamer with the Tyne collier, Bywell Castle, in the Thames in September 1878 resulted in Britain's worst-ever inland waterway accident. Almost 650 Princess Alice passengers and crew died. Whole families were wiped out; many children were left orphans; parents childless. The nation wept. Joan Lock describes... more...

  • Britain since 1688by Stephanie Barczewski; John Eglin; Stephen Heathorn; Michael Silvestri; Michelle Tusan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95

    Authored by a team of North American university professors who specialize in the subject, Britain since 1688: A Nation in the World has been specifically written for students in the United States, or from other countries where pre-existing knowledge of the history of Britain cannot be taken for granted. Beginning with the Glorious Revolution... more...

  • Calendar Boyby Austin Mitchell

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 19.99

    These are the highly controversial memoirs of Austin Mitchell, local TV star of the 1970s and MP for Great Grimsby. Austin was the poster boy for Calendar TV at a time when local television had a much greater impact than national TV and its stars were the celebrities of the day. Austin charts his career path and reveals how he fell into his role at... more...

  • Terror Attack Brightonby Kieran Hughes

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 19.99

    The Brighton bombing in 1984 was the most audacious terrorist attack ever on the British Government. Certainly it was the most ambitious since the Gunpowder plot of 1605. The Provisional I.R.A. detonated a bomb at the Grand Hotel on 12th October 1984. Most of the Government were staying at the hotel at the time. The Conservative party was holding its... more...