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- The History Press 2006; US$ 4.36
In the thirty years following the end of the Second World War Leicester underwent some of the most dramatic changes in its history. Along with the rest of Britain it saw the austerity of the late 1940s and '50s, the shortages and rationing, followed by the boom period of the '60s, when full employment brought and interlude of prosperity. During these... more...
- Michael O'Mara 2013; US$ 9.99
With each new generation we all tend to think of our predecessors as 'old-fashioned', 'conservative', 'prim', 'proper' - and downright dull. The sexual revolution happened in the 1960s, right? Wrong. History's Naughty Bits is full of incredible stories that would curl the hair of the most liberal-minded and sets the record straight with true stories... more...
- English Heritage Publishing 2014; US$ 29.17
Much of England's rich archaeological heritage lies in the countryside. Many monuments, such as barrows, hillforts, and Roman villas, are familiar features fo the landscape, while other sites lie buried or only partly visible. These remains are the result of the impact on the landscape of the countless generations of people who have lived, worked... more...
- Black & White Publishing 1992; US$ 7.28
St Andrews & Fife Walks is the essential guide to an area which has witnessed some of the most dramatic incidents in Scottish history. Events took place here that shaped the nation and altered the destinies of Mary, Queen of Scots; John Knox; Cardinal Beaton and many others that history has forgotten. Each walk uses contemporary accounts and anecdotes... more...
- Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 18.94
In 2005 Peter Wright walked the 1,200 km length of the Watershed in 64 days. Walking along the very spine of Scotland he was struck by the magnificence and diversity of the landscapes which his original and little publicised route exposed him to. Nature?s Peace celebrates these landscapes as never before through stunning photographs, taking the... more...
- Black & White Publishing 2003; US$ 7.28
Ever wondered what some of the weirdest productions of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe have been? Has it crossed your mind that you don?t actually know which Scottish city has the honour of being twinned with the Russian town of Piskov (mind you don?t drop that <k>, now)? If so, then this is the book for you. Crammed fuller than a haggis, Jim... more...
- Black & White Publishing 2008; US$ 2.17
The traditional rivalries run deep between Glasgow?s industry-blighted East End and the leafy suburban academia of the West End. The typical West Ender viewpoint is that the East End is full of workshy junkies and your average East Enders knows fine that the West End is populated by jumped-up snobs, but a shared sense of humour means that everything... more...
- Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 55.83
Wo bleibt die Aufklärung in Zeiten postmoderner Weite und fundamentalistischer Willkür? Die Autorinnen und Autoren widmen sich dem Thema aus drei Perspektiven: Zum einen untersuchen sie, was Aufklärung wissenschaftstheoretisch bedeuten kann. Zweitens ermitteln sie die Potenziale, die in der Beschäftigung mit der Epoche Aufklärung stecken. Schließlich... more...
- Loose Chippings 2014; US$ 18.23
Born in November 1916 to the Marquess of Granby, Lady Ursula d?Abo is a sprightly and still charming lady whose memoirs of her uniquely glamorous life make riveting reading. She records life at Belvoir Castle, as maintained on a feudal scale until September 1939. We hear of her coming-out Ball and her role in the Coronation of King George VI and... more...
- Primus Verlag 2014; US$ 32.91
Der 28. April 1789 war ohne Frage der schwärzeste Tag im Leben von William Bligh. Eine Gruppe von Meuterern unter Führung von Fletcher Christian riss das Kommando über Seiner Majestät Transportschiff BOUNTY an sich und setzte den Kapitän zusammen mit 18 Getreuen mitten im Pazifischen Ozean aus. Es gab in der Geschichte der Seefahrt zahlreiche andere,... more...