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  • Diplomacy, Roger Makins and the Anglo-American Relationshipby Richard Wevill

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Roger Makins, British Ambassador to Washington 1953-1956, was one of the most prominent and powerful diplomats of his time. His career was unusual for a Foreign Office official, in that such a large part of it took place in Washington and London, and was centered on Anglo-American relationships. This book describes his life, times and the important... more...

  • Sir Henry Lee (1533–1611)by Sue Simpson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    A favourite of Queen Elizabeth I, Sir Henry Lee was known as ‘the most accomplished cavaliero’ in England. This handsome, entertaining and highly convivial gentleman was an important participant in life at court as Elizabeth’s tournament champion. He created the spectacular Accession Day tournaments held annually before London crowds... more...

  • How to Think Like Churchillby Daniel Smith

    Michael O'Mara 2014; US$ 9.99

    Prime Minister of the UK from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955, Winston Churchill will always be remembered for his leadership of his country during the Second World War. His commitment to 'never surrender', as well as his stirring speeches and radio broadcasts, helped inspire British resistance to the Nazi threat when Britain stood alone against... more...

  • Behemoth or The Long Parliamentby Thomas Hobbes

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 27.50

    Behemoth, or The Long Parliament is essential to any reader interested in the historical context of the thought of Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679). In De Cive (1642) and Leviathan (1651), the great political philosopher had developed an analytical framework for discussing sedition, rebellion, and the breakdown of authority. Behemoth , completed around... more...

  • Rüstung und politisches Systemby Peter Szarafinski

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 26.97

    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...

  • Matriarchby Anne Edwards

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 9.99

    The life of Princess May of Teck is one of the great Cinderella stories in history. From a family of impoverished nobility, she was chosen by Queen Victoria as the bride for her eldest grandson, the scandalous Duke of Clarence, heir to the throne, who died mysteriously before their marriage. Despite this setback, she became queen, mother of two kings,... 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...