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  • From Belloc to Churchillby Victor Feske

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    Linking historiography and political history, Victor Feske addresses the changing role of national histories written in early twentieth-century Britain by amateur scholars Hilaire Belloc, Sidney and Beatrice Webb, J. L. and Barbara Hammond, G. M. Trevelyan, and Winston Churchill. These writers recast the nineteenth-century interpretation of British... more...

  • The Glasgow Graveyard Guideby Jimmy Black; Michael TRB Turnbull

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 11.65

    In Glasgow, death is always fatal. Students of glasgowness agree that there's a distinctive Glasgow 'take' on mortality. The visitor making the journey through the graveyards of Glasgow will surely become aware of a special Glaswegian condition -- apart, that is, from the common condition of death. You feel it when you start to absorb the atmosphere... more...

  • Harlequin Empireby David Worrall

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Under the 1737 Licensing Act, Covent Garden, Dury Lane and regional Theatres Royal held a monopoly on the dramatic canon. This work explores the presentation of foreign cultures and ethnicities on the popular British stage from 1750 to 1840. It argues that this illegitimate stage was the site for a plebeian Enlightenment. more...

  • Harry Worsfold (1839-1939)by Janet Hilderley

    Sussex Academic Press 2015; US$ 14.99

    In my grandparents? front parlour there hung a portrait of my great-grandfather, Harry Worsfold. His tales of old Surrey together with its ghosts and superstitions enthralled me. Close by lay the great family Bible. In this he entered the birth of each of his twelve children. Later he added their marriages and the arrival of his numerous grandchildren.... more...

  • Hawickby Alistair Moffat

    Birlinn 2014; US$ 11.65

    Beneath the familiar streets and closes lies an immense story - the remarkable and unique story of Hawick. Full of anecdote and history which will appeal to all locals and those who can trace their ancestry back to one of the Borders' most vibrant communities. As Hawick celebrates the 500th anniversary of the fight at Hornshole, the first stirrings... more...

  • The Heart of Glasgowby Jack House

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57

    Heart of Glasgow is still regarded as THE quintessential book on Glasgow. It stays strictly within the bounds of what has always been referred to as 'the City', that is the area resembling a cross and consisting of the High Street from as far north as the cathedral down to Bridgegate on the Clyde with the east-west thoroughfare stretching accross... more...

  • The Hollow Drumby Arnold Kemp

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2013; US$ 14.57

    ?SINCE THE WAR SCOTLAND HAS been profoundly altered. Its native tradition of entrepreneurial capitalism has disappeared. Its heavy industries have rapidly declined. It has become a branch economy soliciting international investment. Its crowded old cities have spread themselves into the country dormitories. The grip of the Kirk has been much weakened.... more...

  • Imperialism and Postcolonialismby Barbara Bush

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    This account of imperialism explores recent intellectual, theoretical and conceptual developments in imperial history, including interdisciplinary and post-colonial perspectives. Exploring the links between empire and domestic history, it looks at the interconnections and comparisons between empire and imperial power within wider developments in world... more...

  • In The Wake of the Vital Sparkby Stuart Donald

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2013; US$ 14.57

    For generations, Neil Munro's comic creation - the motley crew of the Vital Spark under the command of Para Handy - has enthralled readers as they sailed through the coastal and island waters of the West Coast of Scotland. This book is a nostalgic trip down those same waters at the turn of the century. The ships, the people and the places they frequented... more...

  • International Government Finance and the Amsterdam Capital Market, 1740?1815by James Riley

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 44.00

    This book reconstructs and surveys the international credit structure's principal effects on the European and especially the Dutch economies. more...