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  • Behind Enemy Linesby Richard Bath; Tommy Macpherson

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 14.38

    With three Military Crosses, three Croix de guerre, a Légion d'honneur and a papal knighthood for his heroics during the Second World War, Sir Tommy Macpherson is the most decorated living soldier of the British Army. Yet for 65 years the Highlander's story has remained untold. Few know how, aged 21, he persuaded 23,000 SS soldiers of the feared... more...

  • The Lighthouseby Keith McCloskey

    The History Press 2014; US$ 11.99

    On 26 December 1900, the vessel Hesperus arrived at Eilean Mor in the remote Outer Hebrides with relief lighthouse men and fresh provisions. Staffed by three keepers, the lighthouse had been in operation for a year, but it had been noted that no light had been seen from Eilean Mor for ten days. Upon arrival, the superintendent, Robert Muirhead, found... more...

  • Scotlandby Fiona Watson

    The History Press 2013; US$ 11.99

    From the early settlers after the last Ice Age, and the myth and ritual that surrounds that prehistoric period, Fiona Watson charts the evolution of the Scottish people - as Scots, Picts and Angles - and their interaction with the world abroad, from invasions by the Romans and Vikings and teh medieval wars of independence with England right through... more...

  • The Storm of Warby Andrew Roberts

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 20.78

    On 2 August 1944, in the wake of the complete destruction of the German Army Group Centre in Belorussia, Winston Churchill mocked Adolf Hitler in the House of Commons by the rank he had reached in the First World War. 'Russian success has been somewhat aided by the strategy of Herr Hitler, of Corporal Hitler,' Churchill jibed. 'Even military idiots... more...

  • An Utterly Impartial History of Britainby John O'Farrell

    Transworld 2008; US$ 14.38

    Many of us were put off history by the dry and dreary way it was taught at school. Back then 'The Origins of the Industrial Revolution' somehow seemed less compelling than the chance to test the bold claim on Timothy Johnson's 'Shatterproof' ruler.But here at last is a chance to have a good laugh and learn all that stuff you feel you really ought... more...

  • Empireby Jeremy Paxman

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 15.98

    The influence of the British Empire is everywhere, from the very existence of the United Kingdom to the ethnic composition of our cities. It affects everything, from Prime Ministers' decisions to send troops to war to the adventurers we admire. From the sports we think we're good at to the architecture of our buildings; the way we travel to the way... more...

  • Where Have All the Bullets Gone?by Spike Milligan

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 14.38

    Spike Milligan's legendary war memoirs are a hilarious and subversive first-hand account of the Second World War, as well as a fascinating portrait of the formative years of this towering comic genius, most famous as writer and star of The Goon Show. They have sold over 4.5 million copies since they first appeared. 'The most irreverent, hilarious... more...

  • Publishing Business in Eighteenth-Century Englandby James Raven

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 26.24

    Publishing Business in Eighteenth-Century England assesses the contribution of the business press and the publication of print to the economic transformation of England. The impact of non-book printing has been long neglected. A raft of jobbing work serviced commerce and finance while many more practical guides and more ephemeral pamphlets on trade... more...

  • Love and Hate in Jamestownby David A. Price

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.95

    The Boston Globe ?Solid and engaging. . . . Price focuses on the human story of Jamestown, nearly mythic in its resonances.? --The New York Times ?Price clears away the misconceptions and sugar-coated half truths to reveal the true story of the Virginia Colony. . . . Full of drama, tragedy, and heartbreak.? -- Richmond Times-Dispatch ?Price?s... more...

  • Virtue, Commerce, and Historyby J. G. A. Pocock

    Cambridge University Press 1985; US$ 64.00

    Essays by Professor Pocock concerned principally with the history of eighteenth-century British political thought. more...