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  • Torquay in the Great Warby Alex Potter

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 9.90

    In 1914 Torquay was the crown jewel of the English Riviera, long the haunt of the rich and famous but this status was not to last. The Great War of 1914-1918 brought a shuddering end to this golden period in amongst the blood and mud of the Western Front as hundreds of Torquinians gave their lives in the fight against the Kaiser. This book documents... more...

  • With Wellington in the peninsulaby Paul Cowan

    Frontline Books 2015; US$ 18.99

    Few men from the 71st Highland Light Infantry who sailed from Cork with Wellington to Portugal in 1808 returned to the Irish port six years later. The author of Vicissitudes in the Life of a Scottish Soldier was one of the survivors and claims only four other men from his company came through the entire six years with him. 

As one of Wellington's... more...

  • Facing Decline, Finding Hopeby Jeffrey D. Jones; Phyllis Tickle

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 19.99

    Facing Decline, Finding Hope is an essential resource to help congregations faithfully negotiate the challenges of ministry even as their membership declines. Drawing on biblical and theological resources, as well as leadership studies, the author helps churches ask new questions to shape ministry more attuned to today?s world. more...

  • The Long Hitch Homeby Jamie Maslin

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 24.95

    Tasmania to London. 800 hitchhiking trips. One year. Intrepid traveler and author Jamie Maslin does it again as he undertakes one of the most grueling, enlightening, and hilarious journeys of his life. How many rides does it take to hitch from Tasmania to London? Intrepid traveler and rogue wanderer Jamie Maslin decides to find out. The Long Hitch... more...

  • Shrewsbury in the Great Warby Dorothy Nicolle

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 9.50

    Wars are not just about the people who fight. Those who wait at home suffer too. This book gives an insight into how the people of Shrewsbury lived through those years. 

Chapters describe the arrival in the town of Belgian refugees and, not long afterwards, of prisoners of war and the reaction of the local people to them all; the enlistment... more...

  • Darlington in 100 Datesby Chris Lloyd

    The History Press 2015; US$ 11.65

    Experience 100 key dates that shaped Darlington's history, highlighted its people's genius (or silliness) 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 town. more...

  • In Search of Vikingsby Stephen E. Harding; David Griffiths; Elizabeth Royles

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 49.95

    The Viking Age lasted a little over three centuries, but has left a lasting legacy across Europe. These dynamic warrior-traders from Scandinavia, who fought and interacted with peoples as far apart as North America, Russia, and Central Asia, are some of the most recognizable historical figures in the western world. In the modern imagination they represent... more...

  • Tea & Antipathyby Anita Miller

    Chicago Review Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    Tea & Antipathy is a delightfully hilarious and true account of one American family?s summer in the posh London neighborhood of Knightsbridge in 1965. Capturing the helpless feeling that living in a foreign city often brings, the book recounts how the Millers met a wide variety of memorable characters from all social classes, including Mrs. Grail... more...

  • Bloody British History Suffolkby Robert Leader

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    Death, Danes and disaster in Dark Age Ipswich! Saxons at Sutton Hoo! The castles are burning! Attacks, rebellions, battles and wars in ancient Suffolk. Queen of blood and fire! The dark days of Bloody Mary revealed. Tower of ghosts! A grim tale of storms and spectres in ancient Dunwich. Sea of blood! Smugglers, sea-battles, U-Boats and invasions along... more...

  • Crewe in the Great Warby Peter Ollerhad

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 9.99

    Along with most of the United Kingdom the railway town of Crewe was affected in many ways during the four years of the Great War. The struggle brokered conflict and co-operation in this industrial community planted in the rural acres of Cheshire by the Gr more...