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  • 101 Amazing Facts about World Capitals - Volume 1by Jack Goldstein

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 2.99

    Do you know which two people have been granted free food for life at Ben’s Chili Bowls in Washington? Which country’s capital is known as the city of a thousand minarets? Where could you have found Hairy Bottom Road? And why can you never seem to find the fourth floor in your Seoul hotel? All of these questions and more are answered in this... more...

  • Abbeys and Prioriesby Janet Burton; Karen Stober

    University of Wales Press 2014; US$ 150.00

    A complete illustrated and scholarly guide to the religious houses of medieval Wales, from the Norman Conquest to the Dissolution of the Monasteries. more...

  • Afoot in Englandby William Henry Hudson

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    This charming travelogue from William Henry Hudson, expert birdwatcher and renowned chronicler of English country life, gives readers unparalleled access to the quaint rhythms of village existence at the turn of the twentieth century. These essays and observations will please readers who have a love for English culture and the great outdoors. more...

  • Ancient Monuments in the Countrysideby Timothy Darvill

    Historic England 2014; US$ 29.17

    Much of England's rich archaeological heritage lies in the countryside. Many monuments, such as barrows, hillforts, and Roman villas, are familiar features fo the landscape, while other sites lie buried or only partly visible. These remains are the result of the impact on the landscape of the countless generations of people who have lived, worked and... more...

  • The Archaeology of a Great Estateby Nicola Bannister; John Barnatt

    Windgather Press 2009; US$ 21.00

    The Peak District is a historic upland landscape, with a rich palimpsest of features which invoke the many generations of people who have inhabited the area. The great estate of Chatsworth reflects the Peak in microcosm. Its landscapes are diverse and contain many exceptional features including archaeological earthworks of medieval open fields and... more...

  • Attack of the Killer Facts!by Eric Gryzymokowski

    F+W Media 2011; US$ 13.95 US$ 11.44

    Factoid Attack: Inherent sadistic streak in dentists confirmed! The electric chair was invented by a dentist, Dr. Alfred Southwick. Not surprising, dentists have been perfecting torture devices for centuries. Factoid Attack: Galaxy at risk! Intelligent life in short supply! In 1961, Astronomer Frank Drake estimated the number of probable intelligent... more...

  • Barbarians and Brothersby Wayne E. Lee

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 25.99 US$ 22.35

    Historian Wayne Lee here presents a searching exploration of early modern English and American warfare, including the English Civil War and the American Revolution. He shows that, in the end, the repeated experience of wars with barbarians or brothers created an American culture of war that demands absolute solutions: enemies are either to be incorporated... more...

  • Battle Honours of the British Army (1911)by C. B. Norman

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 17.99

    A classic book, which gives details of army battle honours from Tangiers, 1662, to the Boer War. It recalls the glories of regiments now long gone, of famous battles like Blenheim, Mysore, Corunna, Sevastopol and Khartoum. Each section contains brief accounts of every major engagement of the campaign concerned, with tables showing the casualties -... more...

  • The Beauty And The Sorrowby Peter Englund

    Profile Books 2011; US$ 13.31

    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...

  • Britain's Medieval Castlesby Lise Hull

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 134.00

    The widespread construction of castles in Britain began as soon as Duke William of Normandy set foot on the shores of southern England in 1066. The castles that were constructed in the ensuing centuries, and whose ruins still scatter the British countryside today, provide us with an enduring record of the needs and ambitions of the times. But the... more...