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  • Orde Wingate and the British Army, 1922-1944by Simon Anglim

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Major General Orde Wingate (1903?1944) was the most controversial British military commander of the Second World War, and perhaps of the last hundred years. Anglim's biography fills a significant void in the literature, making extensive use of Wingate's papers to place him firmly in the context of the British army of the time. more...

  • Watford: A Historyby Mary Forsyth

    The History Press 2015; US$ 11.99

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  • Streets of Sinby Fiona Rule; Jerry White

    The History Press 2015; US$ 5.99

    Notting Hill was not always an upmarket residential enclave and celebrity hotspot. Streets of Sin delves into the district?s murky past and relates the deplorable scandals and shocking crimes that blighted the area from its development until the late twentieth century.Bestselling London historian Fiona Rule sheds new light on notorious events that... more...

  • Fareham Revisitedby Michael Stephenson

    Andrews UK 2015; US$ 15.49

    Fareham Revisited started out as a poem, which Michael Stephenson was inspired to write when he was reflecting on how much his home town had changed since the 1950s and 1960s. The poem and its sentiments struck a chord with so many people that he decided to write a book about Fareham that would evoke more of these memories. The book was privately published... more...

  • Peterborough in 100 Datesby Jean A. Hooper

    The History Press 2015; US$ 4.99

    Experience 100 key dates that shaped Peterborough?s history, highlighted its people?s genius (or silliness) and embraced the unexpected. Featuringan amazing mix of social, criminal andsporting events, this book reveals a past that will fascinate, delight and surprise both residents and visitors of the city. more...

  • The Little Book of Bristolby Maurice Fells

    The History Press 2015; US$ 5.99

    The Little Book of Bristol is an intriguing, fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of places, people and trivia. A rich, and indeed sometimes bizarre, thread of history weaves its way through the ?Bristol story?. Find out all manner of things from why local women were allowed to hang out their washing at a local beauty spot to why local bye-laws restrict... more...

  • The Little Book of Warwickshireby Lynne Williams

    The History Press 2015; US$ 5.99

    Warwickshire, home to William Shakespeare, Rupert Brooke and the legendary Lady Godiva, boasts a rich and engaging history. Revealed within is a plethora of entertaining facts about Warwickshire?s famous and occasionally infamous men and women, its towns and countryside, battles and sieges, literary, artistic and sporting achievements, and its customs... more...

  • National Trust Histories: Wessexby Humphrey Welfare

    G2 Rights Ltd 2015; US$ 7.99

    The name 'Wessex' is full of echoes of the ancient past - of Stonehenge, Avebury and Silbury Hill - and of the regional novels of Thomas Hardy. The ploughing up of traditional downland pastures and the removal of ancient hedgerows, woodlands and wetlands from the vales have changed some of Hardy's windswept grasslands and dairy-rich... more...

  • National Trust Histories: Cornwallby Jack Ravensdale

    G2 Rights Ltd 2015; US$ 7.99

    Cornwall has its own language, culture, outlook and a powerful individuality. Its scenery is unique in Britain and to see a remotely similar countryside one must travel across the sea to another Celtic bastion, Brittany  It is also a place where reality is far more fascinating and diverse than popular images suggest. Hidden coves, where... more...

  • National Trust Histories: The Lake Districtby Christopher Barringer

    G2 Rights Ltd 2015; US$ 7.99

    The Lake District was, until the 19th century, a remote, neglected and inaccessible part of England. Before the arrival of good road and rail networks and tourism it had been home to successive generations of very tough people: prehistoric peasant farmers, small Roman garrisons, Norse and Saxon settlers, monastic tenants and, after the Dissolution... more...