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  • 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...

  • Chester in the Great Warby Susan Chambers

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 9.99

    At the outbreak of the Great War, Chester was transformed from a county market town with some nice shops and lots of day-trippers, to a bustling, frantically busy military centre with men and horses everywhere. As they left for the war zones, or to go to other parts of the country for training, the city settled down to the hard work of dealing with... more...

  • Orde Wingateby Simon Anglim

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 12.99

    Winston Churchill described Wingate as a ‘man of genius who might well have become a man of destiny’. Tragically, he died in an jungle aircraft crash in 1944. Like his famous kinsman Lawrence of Arabia, Wingate was renowned for being an unorthodox soldier, inclined to reject received patterns of military thought. He was a fundamentalist Christian... more...

  • Cobbold and Kin: Life Stories from an East Anglian Familyby Clive Hodges

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 45.00

    Charts the story of one of Suffolk's most significant families by uncovering the extraordinary breadth of the family's interests and geographical reach across five continents. more...

  • Bloody British History Buckinghamshireby Eddie Brazil

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    Buckinghamshire has one of the darkest histories on record. With residents including the Dinton Hermit - better known as Charles I's executioner - and Sir Everard Digby, the Gayhurst nobleman who tried to blow up James I, as well as a truly apocalyptic priest at Water Stratford, this chilling catalogue of battles, deaths, diseases and disasters will... more...

  • The Little Book of Berkshireby Stuart Hylton

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    The Little Book of Berkshire is an intriguing, fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of places, people and events in the city, from its earliest origins to the present day. Here you can read about the important contributions Berkshire has made to the history of the nation, and meet some of the great men and women, the eccentrics and the scoundrels with... more...

  • Tofino and Clayoquot Soundby Margaret Horsfield; Ian Kennedy

    Harbour Publishing 2014; US$ 36.95

    Clayoquot Sound, on the West Coast of Vancouver Island is not only a place of extraordinary raw beauty, but also a region with a rich heritage and fascinating past. Tofino and Clayoquot Sound delves into all facets of the region's history, bringing to life the chronicle that started with the dramatic upheavals of geological formation and continues... more...

  • The Excavation of Roman and Mediaeval Londonby W. F. Grimes

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    This is an immensely fascinating work, published originally in 1968, which is of great value in understanding London?s past. The immediate background to the excavations was the bombing of London during the Second World War, which led to the destruction of more than fifty of the three hundred and fifty or so acres that make up the walled city. The... 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...

  • Manchester in the Great Warby Joseph O'Neil

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 11.50

    How the experience of war impacted on the town, from the initial enthusiasm for sorting out the German kaiser in time for Christmas 1914, to the gradual realization of the enormity of human sacrifice the families of Manchester were committed to as the war stretched out over the next four years. A record of the growing disillusion of the people, their... more...