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- 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...
- The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99
Many popular nineteenth-century writers published travelogues and essay collections recounting their journeys at home and abroad, but few pulled off this feat with the polish and panache that beloved novelist Wilkie Collins brings to the task. Rambles Beyond Railways recounts a walking tour of Cornwall that Collins and a friend took together, and the... more...
- Primus Verlag 2014; US$ 26.70
Seit der Romantik wird das europäische Mittelalter verklärt. Auch das Bild vom Krieg, das uns bis heute in Filmen und Erzählungen begegnet, scheint weichgezeichnet und alles andere als differenziert. Der Krieg ist zwar schrecklich, wird aber letztlich zur Kulisse für Helden vom Schlag eines Prinz Eisenherz. Kriegsgeschichte ist Heldengeschichte; die... more...
- The Floating Press 2013; US$ 3.99
Despite its humble premise and subject, George Sturt's Memoirs of a Surrey Labourer offers profound insight into a bygone time through the fascinating character of Frederick Bettesworth, a groundskeeper who despite harsh circumstances and little means was afforded a place of respect in his village. The book brings together a series of vignettes... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
Dozens, if not hundreds, of scholarly works, biographies, and even fictionalized novels have been based on the dramatic life of Mary Queen of Scots, who ruled over both her native Scotland and France before her execution at age 44. This volume sets itself apart from the pack in two important respects: it presents the by now well-known facts about Mary's... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
Despite some political turmoil and upheaval linked to ongoing conflict in the clash between Protestantism and Catholicism, the rule of Charles II, who reigned from 1660-1685, was largely a happy time for the kingdom of England, Scotland and Ireland. This exhaustive account of the life and contributions of Charles II provides a probing look at the king,... more...
- The History Press 2015; US$ 36.46
From humble Glasgow beginnings, Colin Campbell rose to become Scotland?s finest general and a favourite of Queen Victoria. In his fifty-year career he fought through the Peninsula, the Crimea, China and India, and still found time to contain a slave revolt, a Chartist revolution and Ireland?s Tithe War. Through a combination of personal courage, compassionate... more...
- Earnshaw Books 2015; US$ 24.99
Foreign gunboats forced China, Japan and Korea to open to the outside world in the mid-19th century. The treaties signed included rules forbidding local courts from trying foreigners; or, ?extraterritoriality?. Britain and the United States established consular courts in all three countries and, as trade grew, the British Supreme Court for China and... more...
- The Floating Press 2015; US$ 0.99
Jacobitism was a political movement that polarized the United Kingdom in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Its supporters were in favor of re-installing King James II and his heirs to the throne. In this lengthy satirical essay, Robinson Crusoe author Daniel Defoe excoriates the movement and its followers. more...
- The Floating Press 2015; US$ 3.99
This in-depth historical account focuses on the life, accomplishments and influence of Robert I, also known as Robert the Bruce, who was the king of Scots in the period 1306-1329. Offering a detailed and even-handed look at the king, Murison's remarkable feat of scholarship will reward those with an interest in the period. more...