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  • Leicester in 100 Datesby Natasha Sheldon

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    Experience 100 key dates that shaped Leicester?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 of the city. 16 February 1847 - The Whipping Toms, a... 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...

  • Zwischen Dschungelkrieg und Atombombeby Dierk Walter

    Hamburger Edition HIS 2012; US$ 29.76

    Zwischen Dschungelkrieg und Atombombe - die Symbole des globalen und des Weltmachtanspruchs Großbritanniens - erstreckte sich das breite und diffuse Specktrum widersprüchlicher Kriegsbilder, mit denen sich die britischen Militäreliten in der Zeit zwischen dem Sieg im Zweiten Weltkrieg und dem Abschluss des Rückzugs britischer Truppen aus überseeischen... more...

  • Roman Londonby Dominic Perring

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Ready, Steady, Go!by Shawn Levy

    Crown Publishing Group 2002; US$ 19.00

    It?s the summer of 1966... The fundamental old ways: chastity, rationality, harmony, sobriety, even democracy: blasted to nothing or crumbling under siege. The city glows. It echoes. It pulses. It bleeds pastel and fuzzy, spicy, paisley and soft. This is how it's always going to be: smashing clothes, brilliant music, easy sex, eternal youth,... more...

  • East Anglia's Historyby Christopher Harper-Bill; Carole Rawcliffe; Richard G. Wilson

    Boydell & Brewer 2002; US$ 90.00

    Seventeen studies from the region's best scholars illuminate a variety of issues, ranging from the Domesday herring industry by way of monasteries, memorials, wills, Gainsborough and garden history to the growing passion for natural history and science in the mid nineteenth century. They make a serious contribution to an understanding of the region,... more...

  • Cambridge Street-Namesby Ronald Gray; Derek Stubbings; Virén Sahai

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 22.00

    An illustrated compendium of the meanings of street-names in the city of Cambridge, first published in 2000. more...