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  • Bloody British History Bristolby Valerie Pitt

    The History Press 2015; US$ 14.57

    Bristol has one of the bloodiest histories on record. One of Britain's key ports, it suffered devastating attacks from every possible invader, from Saxon fleets all the way through to the Nazi bombers of the Second World War. Meanwhile, adventurers, smugglers and pirates sailed from its docks, and more than half a million souls sailed into its chains,... more...

  • Top 10 England's Lake Districtby DK Publishing

    DK Publishing 2015; US$ 14.00

    DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 England's Lake District will lead you straight to the very best the Lake District has to offer. Whether you're looking for things not to miss at the Top 10 sights or want to find the top place to eat, this guide is the perfect companion, taking the best of the printed guidebook and adding new eBook-only features.... more...

  • 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...