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  • Quotable Churchillby Max Morris

    Summersdale 2015; US$ 6.99

    The object of Parliament is to substitute argument for fisticuffs. This Treasury paper, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read. I hate nobody except Hitler?and that is professional. Quotable Churchill showcases his finest hour and is sure to delight all lovers of this great British statesman's rousing and compelling... more...

  • Footnotes to Historyby Nigel Harris

    Sussex Academic Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Footnotes to History brings a novel focus to social history. It is a study of a ?group family? ? an extended family closely structured though marriages that were either internal or with trusted associates. This kind of social entity evolved down the centuries, reaching its zenith in the early nineteenth century. The family portrayed, the Pennells,... more...

  • I Should Know That: Great Britainby Emma Marriott

    Michael O'Mara 2015; US$ 9.99

    From icons of British history to geography, and the economy to the legal system, I Should Know That: Great Britain covers a wide range of topics, filling in all those embarrassing gaps in your knowledge of this fair isle.Inspired by the UK citizenship test, this useful and interesting guide includes sections such as essential British history, the current... more...

  • Royal Feverby Cele C. Otnes; Pauline Maclaran

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    No monarchy has proved more captivating than that of the British Royal Family. Across the globe, an estimated 2.4 billion people watched the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton on television. In contemporary global consumer culture, why is the British monarchy still so compelling?  Rooted in fieldwork conducted from 2005 to 2014, this... more...

  • Watfordby Mary Forsyth

    The History Press 2015; US$ 21.86

    This volume explores the history of Watford from earliest times to the present day, and the intriguing role the area has played in British history. It is a rich story, filled with such details as life in the household of Cardinal Wolsey at Moor Park, where Henry VIII stayed and Catherine of Aragon lived after the king (as some sources have it) met... more...

  • Winston Churchill Reportingby Simon Read

    Da Capo Press 2015; US$ 26.99

    Combat, cigars, and whiskeyfrom the jungles of Cuba and the mountains of the Northwest Frontier, to the banks of the Nile and the plains of South Africa, comes this action-packed tale of Winston Churchill?s adventures as a war correspondent in the Age of Empire. more...

  • Science and Eccentricityby Victoria Carroll

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The concept of eccentricity was central to how people in the 19th century understood their world. This book explores how, from the turn of the century, discourses of eccentricity were established to make sense of individuals who did not seem to fit within an increasingly organized social and economic order. more...

  • Orde Wingate and the British Army, 1922-1944by Simon Anglim

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Major General Orde Wingate (1903?1944) was the most controversial British military commander of the Second World War, and perhaps of the last hundred years. Anglim's biography fills a significant void in the literature, making extensive use of Wingate's papers to place him firmly in the context of the British army of the time. more...

  • Electing Cromwellby Andrew Barclay

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Popular interest in Cromwell has often exceeded the originality of what has been written about him. Barclay?s study comes out of meticulous research on a huge range of newly discovered primary sources, transforming our understanding of the life and career of Oliver Cromwell during the period from his birth in 1599 until 1642. more...

  • The Politics of Disclosure, 1674-1725by Rebecca Bullard

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This is a study of the 'secret history', a polemical form of historiography which flourished in England during the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. more...