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  • The Ambassador's Wife's Taleby Julia Miles

    Eye Books 2015; US$ 9.99

    A memoir of life as a British ambassador's wife amid the upheavals of the late 1960s The year that Julia Miles got married and so became part of the British government's Foreign Office machine was a seminal year in world politics. 1968 saw the murders of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr., the USSR invasion of Czechoslovakia, the Baader-Meinhof... 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...

  • Rambles Beyond Railwaysby Wilkie Collins

    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...

  • Ritter und Raufboldeby Martin Clauss

    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...

  • Memoirs of a Surrey Labourerby George Sturt

    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...

  • Mary Queen of Scots in Historyby C. A. Campbell

    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...

  • History of King Charles II of Englandby Jacob Abbott

    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...

  • Gunboat Justice Volume 3by Douglas Clark

    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...