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  • Growing Up In Cambridgeby Alex Forshaw

    The History Press 2011; US$ 4.36

    <div>This fascinating story of life in Cambridge is written from the idiosyncratic perspective of an author who not only grew up in the city during the 1950s and 1960s, but who also attended its prestigious university. Alec Forshaw has remained connected to Cambridge ever since. Brought up on the north side of town, his reminiscences... 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...

  • Hackney Memoriesby Alan Wilson

    The History Press 2004; US$ 4.36

    <div>The 1930s were a troubled era, and England was a land of contrasts. This work gives a vivid impression of growin up in a working-class family in the East End at this time. It should be of interest to anyone who remembers the interwar years, and anyone interested in London's social history.</div> 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...

  • Handbook to Bristol and the Neighbourhood with Map (in Excursion Pamphlets)by Bertram M. H. Rogers

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 72.95

    Handbook to Bristol and the Neighbourhood with Map (In Excursion Pamphlets) is a collection of articles describing the history of the neighborhood of Bristol from geological times, pre-historic age, Roman era, and modern times. The architectural features of Bristol show no presence of early architecture, either Ecclesiastical or Civil. The port of... more...

  • Harrogate in 100 Datesby Robert Woodhouse

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    <div>Experience 100 key dates that shaped Harrogate's history, highlighted its people's genius (or stupidity) and embraced the unexpected. Featuring an amazing mix of social, criminal and sporting events, this book reveals a past that will fascinate, delight and even shock both residents and visitors to the town.</div> more...

  • Harrow A to Zby Don Walter

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    <div>Harrow A to Z is for anyone interested in the borough's local history. Twenty-six entertaining subjects are covered, from archery to Zeppelins, including along the way personalities, buildings, local institutions and industries. The book is fully illustrated with over 100 old and new photographs, drawings and engravings.</div> more...

  • Heroes & Villains of Worcestershireby Terry Wardle

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    <div>The great, the good, and the very, very bad from Worcestershire's past live again in this informative, lively and entertaining collection of more than 460 mini-biographies of county men and women form across the centuries. All of human life is here, from composers to conmen, from military men - and a woman - to medical pioneers and... more...

  • Hertfordshireby Anne Rowe; Tom Williamson

    University Of Hertfordshire Press 2013; US$ 28.99

    Dividing the county of Hertfordshire into four broad regions?the ?champion? countryside in the north, the Chiltern dip slope to the west, the fertile boulder clays of the east, and the unwelcoming London Clay in the south?this volume explains how, in the course of the middle ages, natural characteristics influenced the development of land use and... more...

  • Hertfordshire A to Zby Pamela Shields

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    <div>Home to many 'firsts', such as the English Pope, the Garden City and the New Town, Hertfordshire was also home to many famous people, from King Offa to Laurence Olivier, George Orwell, Graham Greene and Henry Moore. Suitable for residents, visitors and tourists, this title offers an introduction to the county.</div> more...