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  • From Punt to Ploughby Rex Sly

    The History Press 2003; US$ 21.86

    <div>A superb examination of the history of the Fens, containing a great deal of stunning photographs.</div> more...

  • Front-Line Suffolkby Michael Foley

    The History Press 2007; US$ 18.94

    Suffolk's coastline faces east, and through most of its history has therefore been one of the areas of this country that has been most at risk from invasion during times of conflict. Michael Foley's new book delves into the long history of military Suffolk, from Saxon shore fronts, many now lost beacuse of coastal erosion, to over forty castles or... more...

  • Frontier Countryby Mooney & Harris

    Thorogood Publishing 2004; US$ 17.95

    Journalist Brian Mooney and artist Jon Harris walk all the way round the borders of Essex, exploring the land, rivers and seaboard, and discovering the people and surprises of Essex's frontier country. more...

  • Gloucesterby D G Amphlett

    The History Press 2014; US$ 17.99

    This book explores the colourful and fascinating history of Gloucester through visible signs that it has left behind. It takes a fresh look at some of the city's well-known - and not so well-known buildings, and is also a guide to some of the many statues, sculptures, plaques and other memorials that can be found across the city. Tracing Gloucester's... more...

  • The Good Soldierby Gary Mead

    Atlantic Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    Posterity has not been kind to Douglas Haig, the commander of the British Expeditionary Force on the Western Front for much of the First World War. Haig has frequently been presented as a commander who sent his troops to slaughter in vast numbers at the Somme in 1916 and at Passchendaele the following year. The Good Soldier re-examines Haig's record... more...

  • Gordonby Brad Faught

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 9.95

    Charles George Gordon was the preeminent military hero of the late-Victorian British Empire. A lifetime officer in the Royal Engineers, he served in several theaters of war and imperial contest, most notably China and the Sudan. His last assignment took him back to the dusty Sudanese capital, Khartoum, where he supervised the overmatched Anglo-Egyptian... more...

  • The Great Siege of Newcastle, 1644by Rosie Serdiville; John Sadler

    The History Press 2013; US$ 18.94

    <div>In the autumn of 1644 was fought one of the most sustained and desperate sieges of the First Civil War when Scottish Covenanter forces under the Earl of Leven finally stormed Newcastle-upon-Tyne, the King's greatest bastion in the north-east and the key to his power there. The city had been resolutely defended throughout the year... more...

  • Great War Britain Shropshireby Janet Doody

    The History Press 2014; US$ 15.99

    The First World War claimed over 995,000 British lives, and its legacy continues to be remembered today. Great War Britain: Shropshire offers an intimate portrayal of the county and its people living in the shadow of the 'war to end all wars'. A beautifully illustrated and highly accessible volume, it describes local reaction to the outbreak of war;... more...

  • Greatest Geordie One-Linersby Ian Black

    Black & White Publishing 2013; US$ 2.17

    Greatest Geordie One-Liners is the latest collection of the Geordies' knack for the casual insults, the sly digs, and the outright naked threats, culled from pubs and clubs Newcastle-wide by Ian Black, master of the quick sidestep. Hilarious, witty and full of sidesplitting quips, this book will make you cry with laughter and have you reciting quotes... more...

  • A Grim Almanac of Nottinghamshireby Kevin Turton

    The History Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    In 1826, 'resurrection men' stole thirty bodies from the graveyard of St Mary's Church in Nottingham to sell to unscrupulous medical establishments in London. In 1908, Mansfield tattoist Arthur Scott attacked a customer who refused to pay his bill. Scott tracked his quarry down after two days and in his attempt to shoot him, was caught by police. more...