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  • Leicester in 100 Datesby Natasha Sheldon

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    Experience 100 key dates that shaped Leicester?s history, highlighted its people?s genius (or stupidity) 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 city. 16 February 1847 - The Whipping Toms, a... more...

  • The Good Soldierby Gary Mead

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2014; US$ 14.57

    Posterity has not been kind to Douglas Haig, the commander of the British Expeditionary Force on the Western Front for much of the First World War. Haig has frequently been presented as a commander who sent his troops to slaughter in vast numbers at the Somme in 1916 and at Passchendaele the following year. The Good Soldier re-examines Haig's... more...

  • Great War Britain Shropshireby Janet Doody

    The History Press 2014; US$ 18.94

    The First World War claimed over 995,000 British lives, and its legacy continues to be remembered today. Great War Britain: Shropshire offers an intimate portrayal of the county and its people living in the shadow of the 'war to end all wars'. A beautifully illustrated and highly accessible volume, it describes local reaction to the outbreak of war;... more...

  • Great War Britain: Oxfordshireby Jane Cotter

    The History Press 2014; US$ 18.94

    The First World War claimed over 995,000 British lives, and its legacy continues to be remembered today. Great War Britain: Oxfordshire offers an intimate portrait of the couny and its people living in the shadow of the Great War for five years. A beautifully illustrated and highly accessible volume, it epxlores the county's regiments, the background... more...

  • South East from 1000 AD, Theby C. B. Phillips; J. H. Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 116.95

    A volume dealing with the regional and local history of South East England, this covers the landcape and society of the modern counties of Surrey, Kent, East and West Sussex and Greater London, south of the Thames from late Anglo-Saxon times to the present. The authors have tried to show the diversity that can be found within the region as well as... more...

  • The A-Z of Curious County Durhamby Martin Dufferwiel

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    This book draws on the long and unique heritage of the County Palatine of Durham; a historical land of saints and warlords. Inspired in part by the chronicles and compendiums of County Durham's eighteenth- and nineteenth-century historians and antiquarians, this book is a miscellany - at times tragic, at times comic, but always entertaining. It tells,... more...

  • 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...

  • London Souvenirsby Charles William Heckethorn

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Travel through the genteel avenues and gritty slums of turn-of-the-century London in this dazzling travelogue from Charles William Heckethorn. Rather than focusing solely on the affluent neighborhoods filled with high-born aristocrats, Heckethorn catalogs the city as a whole in an ambitious, all-encompassing vision. more...

  • Lancashire and Cheshire from AD1540by C. B. Phillips; J. H. Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 81.95

    First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • South West to 1000 AD, Theby Malcolm Todd

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.95

    A unique and detailed history of the south-west of England written in a clear and accessible style. A wondeful resource for any local historian. more...