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  • Malcolmby John Malcolm

    Birlinn 2014;

    Highly regarded in India to this day, Sir John Malcolm is remarkably little known in his native Scotland. This book describes his extraordinary journey from humble origins to become a leading player in the transformation of the East India Company from a largely commercial enterprise into an agent of imperial government, during a crucial period of... more...

  • Bad Faithby Carmen Callil

    Random House 2014; US$ 16.33

    Bad Faith tells the story of one of history's most despicable villains and conmen - Louis Darquier, Nazi collaborator and 'Commissioner for Jewish Affairs', who dissembled his way to power in the Vichy government and was responsible for sending thousands of children to the gas chambers. After the war he left France, never to be brought to justice.... more...

  • Bad Faithby Carmen Callil

    Random House 2014; US$ 16.33

    Bad Faith tells the story of one of history's most despicable villains and conmen - Louis Darquier, Nazi collaborator and 'Commissioner for Jewish Affairs', who dissembled his way to power in the Vichy government and was responsible for sending thousands of children to the gas chambers. After the war he left France, never to be brought to justice.... more...

  • Six Weeks of Blenheim Summerby Alastair Panton; Victoria Panton Bacon

    Biteback Publishing 2014; US$ 18.94

    Six Weeks of Blenheim Summer is a vivid and lyrical memoir of life as an RAF reconnaissance pilot in France during the hellish summer of 1940. It brings to life the fear, loneliness and pain that Alastair Panton and his comrades came to live with during those long weeks, as well as the bravery, camaraderie and humanity that made those unpredictable... more...

  • Pericles of Athensby Vincent Azoulay; Janet Lloyd; Paul Cartledge

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    Pericles has had the rare distinction of giving his name to an entire period of history, embodying what has often been taken as the golden age of the ancient Greek world. ?Periclean? Athens witnessed tumultuous political and military events, and achievements of the highest order in philosophy, drama, poetry, oratory, and architecture. Pericles of... more...

  • A Very Personal Warby James Hamilton-Paterson

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 20.40

    A Very Personal War , first published in 1971, was James Hamilton-Paterson's first non-fiction book, and though out of print for many years it retains its force and relevance today. 'In 1969 my agent called me into his office to meet a mysterious man who wanted his story told. He was Cornelius Hawkridge, who had escaped from Hungary during the... more...

  • Gerald Brenan: The Interior Castleby Jonathan Gathorne-Hardy

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 21.86

    'A masterpiece which delights from first page to last.' TLS 'Very clever, very funny and very bold.' Victoria Glendinning, Times Born in 1894 to a well-off military family, Gerard Brenan was expected to follow the family tradition. But at Radley school he discovered a love of books and an urge to break the mould, which led him to abscond to Europe... more...

  • The Story of My Lifeby Helen Keller

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 4.95

    Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers alike to gain a deeper and more developed understanding of the writer and their work. Left blind, deaf, and mute after an illness in infancy,... more...

  • Prime Ministers' Wivesby Marc Hichens

    Peter Owen Publishers 2014;

    Much is required of a prime minister?s wife. As a hostess, sympathetic ear and adviser, she must ensure her husband never puts a foot wrong (and never do so herself). Arguably she has one of the hardest jobs in politics - without ever stepping into the House of Commons. Of the wives from the past two centuries featured in this book, nearly all have... more...

  • Pioneering History on Two Continentsby Bruce F. Pauley

    Potomac Books Inc. 2014; US$ 37.95

    Bruce F. Pauley draws on his family and personal history to tell a story that examines the lives of Volga Germans during the eighteenth century, the pioneering experiences of his family in late-nineteenth-century Nebraska, and the dramatic transformations influencing the history profession during the second half of the twentieth century. An award-winning... more...