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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- John Blake Publishing 2015; US$ 7.28
My Guide to Patriotism, Britishness and Other Stuff. Do you go into fits of absolute apoplexy when you hear the words Eurozone, Climate Change and Foreign Aid? Do the words savoir-faire, zeitgeist and polski sklep make you feel uncomfortable and apprehensive? Do you take great comfort in familiarity and find yourself saying, ‘Back in my day…?, ‘I... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 139.95
Working forward from the later seventeenth century, Jeremy Black explores the deep history of the changing and competing understandings within the Tory party of the role Britain has aspired to play on a world stage. With a supporting cast from Pitt to Disraeli, Churchill to Thatcher, the book provides a fascinating insight into the influence... more...
- Biteback Publishing 2015; US$ 24.78
From humble beginnings as a shopkeeper?s son in Coventry to ‘Page of the Backstairs? at Clarence House, William Tallon, or ‘Backstairs Billy? as he came to be known, always knew he was destined for a life in the royal circle. A fierce collector and fan of all things related to the royal family, even as a small boy Billy was fascinated by this glamorous... more...
- PublicAffairs 2015; US$ 28.99
This book tells the story of four sons of King George V during the period that the monarchy faced the greatest threats to its survival in the modern era – the crisis of the abdication, and the nationwide threat to Britain of the Nazis, inside and out. The threat of world war echoed the war within the royal family. Played out against the cataclysm... more...
- Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 9.99
Exeter played a vital role during the First World War supplying men for the Army and raising funds to help troops overseas. The Mayoress and her team played a key part collecting money to aid homeless Belgian refugees in the city while also supporting other worthy causes both home and overseas. Soldiers travelling through Exeter all received food,... more...
- Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 13.99
In May 2010, Labour suffered one of its worst ever election defeats. A few months later it chose Ed Miliband as its new leader. His task? To win back power after just one term in opposition - a tall order given how many voters had come to blame Labour for the economic mess the country was in, and to see the party as a soft-touch when it came to immigration... more...