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  • Post-Prandial Philosophyby Grant Allen

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Canadian author Allen Grant was a voracious thinker and writer who published on a remarkable array of topics, ranging from scholarly science papers to popular fiction. This essay collection offers a glimpse into Allen's beliefs and views on subjects ranging from language to education. more...

  • London Souvenirsby Charles William Heckethorn

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Travel through the genteel avenues and gritty slums of turn-of-the-century London in this dazzling travelogue from Charles William Heckethorn. Rather than focusing solely on the affluent neighborhoods filled with high-born aristocrats, Heckethorn catalogs the city as a whole in an ambitious, all-encompassing vision. more...

  • William Ewart Gladstoneby James Bryce

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Among his many claims to fame, British statesman William Ewart Gladstone served as prime minister four separate times, more than anyone else in history. In this brief biography, a fellow liberal politician, James Bryce, skillfully surveys Gladstone's influences, accomplishments and legacy. more...

  • Studies in Contemporary Biographyby James Bryce

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Get up close and personal with some of the heavy hitters of British history in this engaging volume of brief biographical sketches. With an emphasis on extracting moral lessons from the lives and choices of great men, British jurist James Bryce offers glimpses into the legacies of eminent figures ranging from Anthony Trollope to Lord Acton. more...

  • Finest and Darkest Hoursby Kevin Jefferys

    Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 10.99

    Kevin Jeffery's authoritative and entertaining book is about the twelve key events in British politics since the Second World War, how they influenced the years that followed them and what Britain might have been like had they not occurred. Combining vivid character portraits with subtle, often highly revisionist, analysis of the unfolding crises,... more...

  • Quotable Churchillby Max Morris

    Summersdale 2015; US$ 6.99

    The object of Parliament is to substitute argument for fisticuffs. This Treasury paper, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read. I hate nobody except Hitler?and that is professional. Quotable Churchill showcases his finest hour and is sure to delight all lovers of this great British statesman's rousing and compelling... more...

  • The Year of Waterlooby Stephen Bates

    Head of Zeus 2016; US$ 14.99

    1815 was the year of Waterloo, the British victory that ended Napoleon?s European ambitions and ushered in a century largely of peace for Britain. But what sort of country were Wellington?s troops fighting for? And what kind of society did they return to? Stephen Bates paints a vivid portrait of every aspect of Britain in 1815. Overseas, the bounds... more...

  • Elizabeth Iby Anne Somerset

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 22.00

    Glitteringly detailed and engagingly written, the magisterial Elizabeth I brings to vivid life the golden age of sixteenth-century England and the uniquely fascinating monarch who presided over it. A woman of intellect and presence, Elizabeth was the object of extravagant adoration by her contemporaries. She firmly believed in the divine... more...

  • Arnold J. Toynbeeby William H. McNeill

    Oxford University Press, USA 1989; US$ 16.99

    One of the most remarkable thinkers of this century, Arnold Toynbee won world-wide recognition as the author of the monumental ten-volume A Study of History. Its publication and phenomenal success brought him fame and the highest praise, as the reading public proclaimed him the most renowned scholar in the world. This thought-provoking, engaging study... 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...