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  • Ministers at Warby Jonathan Schneer

    Basic Books 2015; US$ 29.99

    In May 1940, with France on the verge of defeat, Britain alone stood in the path of the Nazi military juggernaut. Survival seemed to hinge on the leadership of Winston Churchill, whom the King reluctantly appointed Prime Minister as Germany invaded France. Churchill?s reputation as one of the great twentieth-century leaders would be forged during... more...

  • British Cultureby David P. Christopher

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    This third edition of British Culture is the complete introduction to culture and the arts in Britain today. Extensively illustrated and offering a wider range of topics than ever before, David P. Christopher identifies and analyses key areas in language, literature, film, TV, social media, popular music, sport and other fields, setting each one... more...

  • The Invisible Spiritby Kenneth Roy

    Birlinn 2015; US$ 21.86

    ‘So good I could all but not put it down: every home should have one? – Candia McWilliam, Scotsman ‘The most remarkable book on Scotland I have ever read? – Ian Hamilton, QC ‘A spellbinding read. Walking through history with an expert guide? – Lord Robertson of Port Ellen Kenneth Roy?s panorama of post-war Scottish life begins with the VE Night celebrations... more...

  • The Ingenious Mr. Pykeby Henry Hemming

    PublicAffairs 2015; US$ 26.99

    This is the extraordinary story of Geoffrey Pyke, an inventor, war reporter, escaped prisoner, campaigner, father, educator--and all-around misunderstood genius. In his day, he was described as one of the world's great minds, to rank alongside Einstein, yet he remains virtually unknown today. Pyke was an unlikely hero of both world wars and, among... more...

  • Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly Landmark Visitors Guideby Rita Tregellas Pope

    Hunter Publishing 2001; US$ 15.00

    Area-by-area tours highlight in-town sights and attractions, including art galleries, museums, historic buildings and churches. They also lead you out into the countryside, with recommended stops en route. Colorful call-out boxes reveal tidbits of the area?s local culture, interesting sidelights on how the landscape has been shaped and other details... more...

  • The Eighteenth Centuryby P.J. Marshall

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 49.99

    Volume II of the Oxford History of the British Empire examines the history of British worldwide expansion from the Glorious Revolution of 1689 to the end of the Napoleonic Wars, a crucial phase in the creation of the modern British Empire. This is the age of General Wolfe, Clive of India, and Captain Cook. more...

  • The Royalist War Effort 1642-1646by Ronald Hutton

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 43.95

    The English Civil War remains the most prolonged and traumatic example of internal violence in the history of the state. The Royalist War Effort, 1642-1646 shows the build up to the outbreak of the war, detailing how the war was fought, and how, ultimately, it was won and lost. In his new introduction to this second edition, Ronald Hutton places... more...

  • Citizens and Subjectsby Tony Wright

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 59.95

    Citizens and Subjects is an essay on the nature and condition of democracy in Britain at the end of the twentieth century. It looks at the commonly held view that Britain is a model democracy, exposing it as a dangerous myth that inhibits both radical thought and actual constitutional change. The book looks at the tradition of political and constitutional... more...

  • Henry VIIby Alexander Grant

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 30.95

    The importance of Henry VII is the subject of heated debate. Did his reign mark the start of a new era, or was its prevailing characteristic continunity with the past? The pamphlet: · emphasizes the lasting political stability established during the reign · demonstrates the difference between Henry's policies and those of the Yorkists · shows how successors... more...

  • Post-Victorian Britain 1902-1951by L.C.B. Seaman

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 49.95

    This comprehensive survey of English history during the first half of the twentieth century has three main themes: the political and social consequences of the replacement of the Liberal Party by the Labour Party; the continuous development of the welfare state; and the changes in England?s imperial and international position caused by the ambitions... more...