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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...

  • 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

    English Heritage Publishing 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... 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

    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, USA 2011; US$ 25.99

    The most important conflicts in the founding of the English colonies and the American republic were fought against enemies either totally outside of their society or within it: barbarians or brothers. In this work, Wayne E. Lee presents a searching exploration of early modern English and American warfare, looking at the sixteenth-century wars in Ireland,... more...

  • Barmy Britainby Jack Crossley

    John Blake 2008; US$ 7.99

    This hilarious compendium of all that's weird and wonderful about life in the British Isles uncovers the eccentricity, bizarre bureaucracy, and outright oddity reported over the last year by the nation's newspapers. Jack Crossley spent some 40 years in Fleet Street and is the ideal companion to guide you through this laugh-out-loud collection of anecdotes... 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 - Culture Smart!by Paul Norbury

    Kuperard 2010; US$ 9.95

    Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will... more...