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- Atlantic Books Ltd 2014; US$ 14.57
Posterity has not been kind to Douglas Haig, the commander of the British Expeditionary Force on the Western Front for much of the First World War. Haig has frequently been presented as a commander who sent his troops to slaughter in vast numbers at the Somme in 1916 and at Passchendaele the following year. The Good Soldier re-examines Haig's... more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 18.94
The First World War claimed over 995,000 British lives, and its legacy continues to be remembered today. Great War Britain: Shropshire offers an intimate portrayal of the county and its people living in the shadow of the 'war to end all wars'. A beautifully illustrated and highly accessible volume, it describes local reaction to the outbreak of war;... more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57
Experience 100 key dates that shaped Leicester?s history, highlighted its people?s genius (or stupidity) and embraced the unexpected. Featuring an amazing mix of social, criminal and sporting events, this book reveals a past that will fascinate, delight and even shock both residents and visitors of the city. 16 February 1847 - The Whipping Toms, a... more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57
The long-standing Parliamentary convention known as the 'Royal Perogative' has always allowed Prime Ministers to take the country to war without any formal approval by Parliament. The dramatic vote against any military strike on Syria on 29 August 2013 blew that convention wide open, and risks hampering Great Britain's role as a force for good in... more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 21.86
In early 1918, it seemed to many that the British people and their allies were close to defeat. At home, the chief culprit was the German U-boat. Sailing almost unopposed from the North Sea ports of Zeebrugge and Ostend, the submarines were taking a heavy toll of allied shipping, and no-one seemed to be doing anything about it. The job eventually... more...
- Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 9.32
What is Generation Scot Y? Born in the 1980s and 1990s and comprising primarily of the children of the baby boomers, Generation Y is often perceived as being the generation that wants it all. Think you know what makes Scotland?s 20-somethings tick? Knowing who Generation Y in Scotland – Generation ScotY – is, matters for our economy, our society... more...
- Constable & Robinson 2014; US$ 29.17
If there's an adventure to be had, it's likely that David Hempleman-Adams has been there first. Ranking alongside Ranulph Fiennes and Chris Bonnington in the pantheon of British explorers, he is the first person in history to achieve what is termed the Adventurers' Grand Slam, by reaching the Geographic and Magnetic North and South Poles as well... more...
- Atlantic Books Ltd 2014; US$ 23.32
'Writing about Queen Victoria has been one of the most joyous experiences of my life. I have read thousands (literally) of letters never before published, and grown used to her as to a friend. Maddening? Egomaniac? Hysterical? A bad mother? Some have said so. What emerged for me was a brave, original woman who was at the very epicentre of Britain's... more...
- C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 21.13
Als Winston Churchill 25 Jahre alt war, hatte er Kriege auf drei Kontinenten erlebt, fünf Bücher geschrieben und einen Sitz im britischen Unterhaus gewonnen. Als er 60 war, galt er politisch als gescheiterter Mann. Doch dann kam mit dem Zweiten Weltkrieg Churchills größte Stunde. Als Premierminister leistete er den entscheidenden Widerstand gegen Hitler-Deutschland... more...