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  • Riker Vs Gastonby Scott Tierney

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99

    Pointless conversations: a selection of daft, ridiculous and utterly pointless meanderings from the mind of Scott Tierney. If you’ve 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...

  • Eigensinnige Geographienby Malte Bergmann; Bastian Lange

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2011; US$ 44.99

    Stadt ist im 21. Jahrhundert die zentrale Schnittstelle von vielschichtigen sozialen, ökologischen und kulturellen Verunsicherungen sowie gleichzeitig Ausgangspunkt bei der Suche nach neuen Formen der Alltagsbewältigung. Aufgrund dieser ambivalenten und oft paradoxen Ausdrucksgestalt, eröffnen die BeiträgerInnen die Frage nach den sozialräumlichen... more...

  • The Policy of the Ententeby Keith M. Wilson

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    This book presents a realistic assessment of British priorities in the years before 1914. more...

  • Back from the Brinkby Alistair Darling

    Atlantic Books 2011; US$ 10.99

    In the late summer of 2007, shares of Northern Rock went into free-fall, causing a run on the bank - the first in over 150 years. Northern Rock proved to be only the first. Twelve months later, as the world was engulfed in the worst banking crisis for more than a century, one of its largest banks, RBS, came within hours of collapse. Back from the... more...

  • The Great Filthby Stephen Halliday

    The History Press 2011; US$ 18.94

    Victorian Britain was the world's industrial powerhouse. Its factories, mills and foundries supplied a global demand for manufactured goods. As Britain changed from an agricultural to an industrial ecomony, people swarmed into the towns and cities where the work was; by the end of Queen Victoria's reign, almost 80 per cent of the population was urban.... more...

  • Whatever Next?by Earl Ferrers; Earl Ferrerrs

    Biteback Publishing 2011; US$ 29.15

    To say this is not a political autobiography would be an understatement. In fact, the author reckons it is not an autobiography at all. This book is more Downton Abbey than 10 Downing Street. It traces Earl Ferrers' aristocratic upbringing in the 1930s in the stately surroundings of Staunton Harold through his wartime childhood, national service in... more...

  • The Final Curtseyby Margaret Rhodes

    Birlinn 2012; US$ 8.44

    This is the intimate and revealing autobiography of Margaret Rhodes, the first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II and the niece of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. Margaret was born into the Scottish aristocracy, into a now almost vanished world of privilege. Royalty often came to stay and her house was run in the style of Downton Abbey. In the Second... more...

  • Pollyby Jeff Smith

    The History Press 2011; US$ 4.36

    Born in 1911 into a close-knit family, Mary Rebecca Chambers spent her formative years in the heart of the East End, in a truly multicultural community. This vivid account of life is told with passion and humour and is full of stories of the special community atmosphere that was London's East End through two world wars and the Great Depression. Mary... more...

  • Bloody British History: Lincolnby Douglas Wynn

    The History Press 2012; US$ 4.36

    Built by the Romans, looted by the Danes and conquered by King William I (who devastated the town to build a castle and a cathedral), the city of Lincoln has had a long and most dreadful history. Containing medieval child murder, vile sieges of (and escapes from) the castle, the savage repression of the Lincolnshire rising by King Henry VIII (who had... more...

  • Bloody British History Southamptonby Penny Legg

    The History Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    Southampton has one of the darkest and most dreadful histories on record. The city has been assaulted by the Romans, Vikings, Normans and the King's men, razed to the ground by the French and bombed almost to extinction by the Nazis. Inside the walls, violence, terror and destruction raged, from the horrors of God's House Tower gaol to the dolorous... more...