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  • 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...

  • Searching for Security in a New Europeby Gerald J. Protheroe

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    Drawing on an array of archival material, this study sheds light on Sir George Russell Clerk, an important, yet forgotten figure in British and European diplomatic history. During the First World War, Clerk was a senior Foreign Office official strongly sympathetic to the cause of the 'oppressed nationalities' of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. This... more...

  • Britain, America and Anti-Communist Propaganda 1945-53by Andrew Defty

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    In the Cold War battle for hearts and minds Britain was the first country to formulate a coordinated global response to communist propaganda. In January 1948, the British government launched a new propaganda policy designed to 'oppose the inroads of communism' by taking the offensive against it.' A small section in the Foreign Office, the innocuously... more...

  • Stuart Britain: A Very Short Introductionby John Morrill

    OUP Oxford 2000; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    First published as part of the best-selling The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain, John Morrill's Very Short Introduction to Stuart Britain shows how in the Stuart century, a century of Revolution, political, religious, social, and economic changes came together. more...

  • George IIIby Peter D.G. Thomas

    Manchester University Press 2002; US$ 74.95

    George III was a high-profile character in British history around whom rages a perennial dispute over his aims: did he seek to restore royal power or merely exercise his constitutional rights? This chronological survey covers the first ten years of his reign of power politics and policy-making. more...

  • Threatening Europeby James Ellison

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 176.00

    This book is the first to concentrate on the British attempt to place the EEC within a larger Free Trade Area. It is also the first to use released records to examine the Foreign Office's Grand Design for political co-operation in Europe. Its main focus is Anglo-European diplomacy, yet it deals with wider international relations and the Cold War. more...

  • British Political Leadersby Keith Laybourn

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 85.00

    This A-Z biographical dictionary profiles Britain's prime ministers, foreign secretaries, home secretaries, and Chancellors of the Exchequer, from 1730 through the present. more...

  • Our First Revolutionby Michael Barone

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 16.00

    The ideals of freedom and individual rights that inspired America?s Founding Fathers did not spring from a vacuum. Along with many other defining principles of our national character, they can be traced directly back to one of the most pivotal events in British history?the late-seventeenth-century uprising known as the Glorious Revolution. In a work... more...

  • The Reign of Elizabeth Iby Carole Levin

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2001; US$ 90.00

    The reign of Elizabeth I was marked by political, religious and social change. Carole Levin evaluates Elizabeth and the significance of her reign both in the context of her age and our own, examining the increasing cultural diversity of Elizabethan England. more...

  • Elizabeth's Warsby Paul E.J. Hammer

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2003; US$ 125.00

    Elizabeth I's reign is much-studied, and the importance of war throughout her reign cannot be over estimated. Despite this, there has been no broad assessment of the role of war in Elizabeth's reign for over 30 years. This book fills the gap. more...