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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95
Bruce Lenman's hugely ambitious study explores three interacting themes: the growth of England's sprawling colonial empire; its military dimension; and the impact of colonial warfare on national identity. He starts in Ireland, with the renewed assault of English settlers on the Irish Gaeltacht. Under the (Scottish) Stuarts, England then began a dramatic... more...
- Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2008; US$ 10.99
"At home, Im a cantankerous old git. On the boat, after a weeks cruising, Im just a cantankerous old git with dirty hair."Steve Haywood has a problem. He doesnt know where he comes from. In the south, people think hes a northerner; in the north, they think hes from the south. Judged against global warming... more...
- Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2009; US$ 11.99
If Id really been serious about getting to grips with my mid-life crisis, then Id have been better opting for a course of therapy than going off travelling. Or if I had to travel, Id have been better opting for somewhere warm with a beach 'In an attempt to get to grips with a BIG birthday, Steve sets out from Oxford to explore... more...
- Summersdale 2011; US$ 9.99
One man and his cat travel the canals of England Steve Haywood has a new member of crew aboard his narrowboat, Justice—but maybe not the kind he'd have wanted if he'd known the trouble she'd cause. Kit, an untidy bundle of fur with all the attitude you would expect from a "sarf Lunnun" cat, joins Steve as he cruises the waterways on a mission... more...
- Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2012; US$ 9.99
"Magic, to a sailor, is harnessing the wind getting something for nothing the surprise of a gust, the boon of a side-wind and the trial of a headwind and best of all, the moment when a change in direction means turning away from the head seas and wind and running down the wind in a new warm silence."In 1969, man flew to the... more...
- Dundurn 1992; US$ 9.99
Nowhere else will the discerning traveller find so much diverse and essential information about British culture gathered together in one volume. With the author as your witty and knowledgeable guide, take a tour through nearly fifty cities, from Penzance to Perth, from London to Cardiff and Belfast. more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available
After eleven years living as an American in London, Paul Theroux set out to travel clockwise round the coast and find out what Britain and the British are really like. It was 1982, the summer of the Falklands War and the royal baby, and the ideal time, he found, to surprise the British into talking about themselves. The result is vivid and absolutely... more...
- Reaktion Books 2005; US$ 27.00
Landscape has been central to definitions of Englishness for centuries. David Matless argues that landscape has been the site where English visions of the past, present and future have met in debates over questions of national identity, disputes over history and modernity, and ideals of citizenship and the body. Landscape and Englishness is extensively... more...
- Profile Books 2011; US$ 13.32
There are many books on the First World War, but award-winning and bestselling historian Peter Englund takes a daring and stunning new approach. Describing the experiences of twenty ordinary people from around the world, all now unknown, he explores the everyday aspects of war: not only the tragedy and horror, but also the absurdity, monotony and... more...