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  • A 1950s Portsmouth Childhoodby Valerie Reilly

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    The 1950s was a time of regeneration and change for Portsmouth. For children growing up during this decade, life was changing fast. They still made their own toys and earned their own pocket money, but, on new television sets, Andy Pandy (1950) and Bill and Ben (1952) delighted them. With rationing discontinued, confectionary was on the menu again,... more...

  • The Making of Homeby Judith Flanders

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2014; US$ 18.94

    The idea that 'home' is a special place, a separate place, a place where we can be our true selves, is so obvious to us today that we barely pause to think about it. But, as Judith Flanders shows in this revealing book, 'home' is a relatively new concept. When in 1900 Dorothy assured the citizens of Oz that 'There is no place like home', she... more...

  • Der Traum vom Weltreichby Margarete von Schwarzkopf

    zu Klampen 2014; US$ 10.79

    Wie kam es nur dazu, dass 1714 mit Georg Ludwig ausgerechnet ein Kurfürst von Braunschweig-Lüneburg zum englischen König ernannt wurde? Welche Gründe führten zu dem berühmten Act of Settlement, und was geschah mit dem Haus Stuart, dessen katholische Nachfahren im 18. Jahrhundert immer wieder gegen die Könige aus dem deutschen Kurfürstentum rebellierten? ... 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...

  • Kitchenerby John Pollock

    Constable & Robinson 2013; US$ 13.11

    This enlightening biography, drawing on both official accounts and private letters, re-establishes Kitchener's reputation as a hero of the British Empire. When the Great War broke out, Kitchener, with the foresight lacking in many of his contemporaries, insisted that it would last at least three years and that he must raise an army of 3 million... more...

  • Zwischen Dschungelkrieg und Atombombeby Dierk Walter

    Hamburger Edition HIS 2012; US$ 29.58

    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...

  • Preston Rememberedby Keith Johnson

    The History Press 2011; US$ 18.94

    Preston Remembered is a fascinating collection of articles written by author and Lancashire Evening Post historian Keith Johnson. Take a nostalgic journey into Preston's colourful past, recalling the events that transformed this historic cotton town into a university city. Take a peep a the days of cotton mills, factories, public houses and endless... more...

  • Paranormal Kentby Neil Arnold

    The History Press 2010; US$ 14.57

    Kent has long been known as the 'Garden of England', however this idyllic corner of Britain also has its darker side and has a long history of paranormal occurrences. This richly illustrated book covers a fascinating range of strange events. From sightings of big cats, UFOs, monsters and fairies to terrifying tales of dragon encounters and phantom... 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...