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- John Hunt Publishing 2011; US$ 11.99
For David Cameron and ?Big Society? Tories, folk culture means organic food, nu-folk pop music, and pastoral myths of Englishness. Meanwhile, postmodern liberal culture teaches us that talking about a singular ?folk? is reductive at best, neo-fascist at worst. But what is being held in check by this consensus against the possibility of a unified,... more...
- Michael O' Mara Books 2011; US$ 9.99
Containing bits from British history, this book seeks to inspire a love of history that can last a lifetime. It is suitable for a gift from parent to child and a learning companion to help all school children get to grips with British history, without the boring bits. more...
- Editorial Mazatlán 2011; US$ 4.95
Focusing on the career of Enrique Gorostieta Velarde, the "atheist" mercenary hired to lead the insurgent army, Gorostieta and the Cristiada: Mexico's Catholic Insurgency of 1926-1929 by Richard Grabman, is an extended look at the how a search for cheap oil, attempts to reign in corporate power and a struggle for a workable economic and political... more...
- Shell Education 2007; US$ 8.99
When Adolf Hitler began raising his army, one of the first people who sounded the alarm was Winston Churchill. After France fell to Hitler, Churchill held strong and worked to build up his army. Time and time again, Hitler offered a peace deal to Churchill in hopes that Churchill would leave him alone and back out of the war. Each time Churchill refused,... more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 14.77
Anne Neville was queen to England's most notorious king, Richard III. She was immortalised by Shakespeare for the remarkable nature of her marriage, a union which brought together a sorrowing widow with her husband's murderer. Anne's misfortune did not end there. In addition to killing her first husband, Richard also helped kill her father,... more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57
Richard III is accused of murdering his nephews (the 'Princes in the Tower') in order to usurp the throne of England. Since Tudor times he has been painted as the 'black legend', the murderous uncle. However, the truth is much more complicated and interesting. Rather than looking at all the killings Richard III did not commit, this book focuses on... more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 23.32
When we think of Roman Britain we tend to think of a land of togas and richly decorated palaces with Britons happily going about their much improved daily business under the benign gaze of Rome. This image is to a great extent a fiction. In fact, Britons were some of the least enthusiastic members of the Roman Empire. A few adopted roman ways to curry... more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2010; US$ 40.00
Colonial civil servant, Confucian scholar, and collector of Chinese art, Sir James Stewart Lockhart spent more than forty years in Hong Kong and Weihaiwei the former British leased territory in northern China. His career reflects tension and upheaval in the emerging colony of Hong Kong and in a China rapidly giving way to civil war. In her vivid... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 323.00
Written for high school students, college undergraduates, and public library patrons?indeed, for anyone interested in this important and colorful period?the three-volume Encyclopedia of Tudor England illuminates the era's most important people, events, ideas, movements, institutions, and publications. Concise, yet in-depth entries offer comprehensive... more...
- Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99
Pointless conversations: a selection of daft, ridiculous and utterly pointless meanderings from the mind of Scott Tierney. If youve ever wanted to know the answers to why Superman is a coward, why Spiderman should technically be deformed, and if Superdog caused the death of Krypton, then these bite-sized comics will reveal all. The discussions... more...