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  • Black Londonby Marc Matera

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    This vibrant history of London in the twentieth century reveals the city as a key site in the development of black internationalism and anticolonialism. Marc Matera shows the significant contributions of people of African descent to London?s rich social and cultural history, masterfully weaving together the stories of many famous historical figures... more...

  • Bloody British History Suffolkby Robert Leader

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    Death, Danes and disaster in Dark Age Ipswich! Saxons at Sutton Hoo! The castles are burning! Attacks, rebellions, battles and wars in ancient Suffolk. Queen of blood and fire! The dark days of Bloody Mary revealed. Tower of ghosts! A grim tale of storms and spectres in ancient Dunwich. Sea of blood! Smugglers, sea-battles, U-Boats and invasions along... more...

  • The Little Book of Berkshireby Stuart Hylton

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    The Little Book of Berkshire is an intriguing, fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of places, people and events in the city, from its earliest origins to the present day. Here you can read about the important contributions Berkshire has made to the history of the nation, and meet some of the great men and women, the eccentrics and the scoundrels with... more...

  • The Common Streamby Rowland Parker

    Chicago Review Press 2005; US$ 13.99

    This is the story of the village of Foxton, in Cambridgeshire. The author studied archaeological excavations, oral tradition, manor court rolls, land tax returns, wills, bishops' registers and many other records, in order to build up a picture of the life, work, clothes, food and pastimes of the villagers, from the first traces of human settlement... more...

  • The Bull Ring Uncoveredby Catharine Patrick; Stephanie Ratkai

    Oxbow Books 2008; US$ 40.00

    The excavations in the centre of Birmingham uncovered evidence of habitation from prehistoric and Roman times, but the 12th to 19th centuries presented by far the most evidence, from artefacts, environmental samples and structural remains. The medieval industrial past was of particular interest, with tanning and the manufacture of hemp and linen all... more...

  • Growing up in Lee-on-the-Solentby John W. Green

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 9.49

    John Green’s family moved to Lee-on-the-Solent just in time for the outbreak of war in 1939. For a seven-year-old, war sounded like an exciting adventure, but as he sheltered with his mother and sister under the stairs during an air-raid, someone said they thought they heard machine-gun fire. They all held their breath and listened, but the noise... more...

  • I Came Out Sidewaysby George Porter

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 7.99

    George Porter was born on the fault-line, that perilous place where he lived neither in material comfort nor in abject poverty. To one side of his family’s cramped home in Waterloo, were the terrors of the Liverpool slums, where they would surely end up if his father continued to bet on losers; to the other were the well-to-do who lived in council... more...

  • Not For Tourists Guide to London 2015by Not For Tourists

    Not For Tourists 2014; US$ 18.95

    Whether you?ve called London your home for decades or just arrived last night, there?s information in the Not For Tourists Guide to London that you need to know. From intimate neighborhood details to how to score tickets to the big football match, this guide will help you master this amazing city like an expert. Packed with over 100 maps and thousands... more...

  • Tofino and Clayoquot Soundby Margaret Horsfield; Ian Kennedy

    Harbour Publishing 2014; US$ 36.95

    Clayoquot Sound, on the West Coast of Vancouver Island is not only a place of extraordinary raw beauty, but also a region with a rich heritage and fascinating past. Tofino and Clayoquot Sound delves into all facets of the region's history, bringing to life the chronicle that started with the dramatic upheavals of geological formation and continues... more...

  • Haig's Medical Officerby Eugene P. Ryan

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 20.99

    Despite countless conflicting assessments, Field Marshal Douglas Haig remains one of the most controversial and fascinating characters in British military history. To some he was a mindless butcher, to others a true patriot who masterminded Allied victory in the First World War under the most trying circumstances. The papers of Colonel Eugene 'Micky'... more...