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- Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 25.99
Winston Churchill had a longer and closer relationship with the Royal Navy than any British statesman in modern times, but his record as a naval strategist and custodian of the nation's sea power has been mired in controversy since the ill-fated Dardanelles campaign in 1915. Today, Churchill is regarded by many as an inept strategist who interfered... more...
Die Rechtsordnung der Isle of Man ? mit Schwerpunkt im Wirtschaftsrecht, verglichen mit dem englischen RechtVandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012; US$ 56.77
Das Werk untersucht die Rechtsordnung der Isle of Man, einer Insel in der irischen See mit ca. 85.000 Einwohnern. Sie ist weder Teil der Europäischen Union noch des UK, wohl aber der British Isles. Der Schwerpunkt liegt auf dem Wirtschafts- und Gesellschaftsrecht, das mit demjenigen Englands verglichen wird. Verbreitete Ansichten über dieses von der... more...
- Oxbow Books 2012; US$ 35.00
South Uist in the Outer Hebrides has some of the best preserved archaeological remains within Britain and even further afield. Three distinct ecological zones - grassland machair plain, peaty blackland and mountains - each bear the imprint of human occupation over many millennia. The machair strip, long uninhabited, is filled with hundreds of settlement... more...
- Black & White Publishing 2013; US$ 1.44
Does Anyone Like Midges? contains a wheen of queries about the Scots and Scotland. Including: Did Irish pirates give Scotland its name? What does ‘Sassenach? actually mean? How will global warming affect Scotland? Is the heavy-drinking Scot a Roman PR creation? And has anyone ever been killed by Highland midges? Renowned old scientist Jim Hewitson,... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 14.57
Cecil Rhodes's characteristically nineteenth-century confidence rings rather hollow as England enters the twenty-first century in somewhat reduced circumstances. In his New History of England, leading historian Jeremy Black takes a cool and dispassionate look at the vicissitudes of over two millennia of English history. Professor Black steers his... more...
- Birlinn 2013; US$ 8.44
A passionate evocation of a vanishing way of life in the Scottish Highlands, "Strathalder", when first published in hardcover, achieved critical acclaim both in Britain and the USA. Based on hundreds of interviews with gardeners, gamekeepers, maids, governesses, lairds, chauffeurs, cooks, and housekeepers, it is a portrait of the Scottish country... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36
The Little Book of Wales is an intriguing, fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of places, people and history in Wales. Here we find out about the country's most unusual crimes and punishments, eccentric inhabitants, famous sons and daughters and literally hundreds of wacky facts (plus some authentically bizarre bits of historic trivia). A reference... more...
- Birlinn 2013; US$ 8.44
Imagine eleven fields grouped around the houses, one hundred and eighty-six gently brae-set acres, sloping away to the south and west. And then imagine woods and fields stretching far and far along the valley into the blue mists of a summer afternoon, until the hills joined hands in one coned summit across the horizon, on the very marches of infinity.... more...
- Biteback Publishing 2013; US$ 23.33
At a time when great issues are crying out for resolution – financial and economic stagnation, an increasingly polarised society, global paralysis over climate change, and spiritual emptiness and loss of vision throughout the West – politics is dominated by spin and manipulation. Too many people feel confused, cynical and angry ... and poorly represented... more...