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  • Civil War: The History of England Volume 3by Peter Ackroyd

    Pan Macmillan UK 2014; US$ 25.45

    In Civil War , Peter Ackroyd continues his dazzling account of England's history, beginning with the progress south of the Scottish king, James VI, who on the death of Elizabeth I became the first Stuart king of England, and ends with the deposition and flight into exile of his grandson, James II. The Stuart dynasty brought together the two nations... more...

  • Vivid Facesby R F Foster

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    A searing cultural history of the remarkable generation who transformed Ireland, from R. F. Foster Vivid Faces surveys the lives and beliefs of the people who made the Irish Revolution: linked together by youth, radicalism, subversive activities, enthusiasm and love. Determined to reconstruct the world and defining themselves against... more...

  • Horse Racing in Britain and Irelandby Anne Holland

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 7.95

    Historian and experienced rider Anne Holland explores the history of horse racing, from the horses and jockeys, the history and racecourses, to betting and race-goers. The "Sport of Kings," racing dates back to contests between chariots at the ancient Olympics. Racing came to Britain with the Romans, and its popularity, particularly among the elite,... more...

  • Prefab Homesby Elisabeth Blanchet

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 7.95

    In 1944, Winston Churchill promised to manufacture up to 500,000 prefabricated bungalows to ease the housing shortage after the Second World War. Made in factories, over 156,000 temporary "prefabs" of a few designs were delivered to eager Local Authorities. They were nicknamed 'Palaces for the People'. With convenient kitchens, bathrooms and heating... more...

  • Railway Accidentsby Greg Morse

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 7.95

    Though trains are one of the safest forms of transport, train accidents always make headline news. Their history is, in many ways, the history of technological development and learning. Early incidents like the felling of William Huskisson MP by Stephenson's Rocket in 1830 led to the reporting systems we know today, while within 50 years safer signalling... more...

  • Ghostsby Roger Clarke

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    "Roger Clarke tells this [the story that inspired Henry James? The Turn of the Screw ] and many other gloriously weird stories with real verve, and also a kind of narrative authority that tends to constrain the skeptical voice within? [an] erudite and richly entertaining book." ? New York Times Book Review "Is there anybody out there?" No matter... more...

  • Christmas 1914by John Hudson

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    By December 1914, it had become clear to even the most optimistic observer that the war would not be over by Christmas. That month brought the first enemy-inflicted deaths of the war, when German warships bombarded three North East coastal towns; meanwhile, the recently invented aeroplane was being put to deadly use in raids over the South East. In... more...

  • Sense of Placeby Sean O'Leary

    The History Press 2014; US$ 18.94

    The modern Irish planning system was introduced on 1 October 1964, when the Local Government (Planning and Development) Act, 1963 came into force "to make provision, in the interests of the common good, for the proper planning and development of cities, towns and other areas". Given the popular image of a post Celtic Tiger landscape haunted by ghost... more...

  • Outpostsby Simon Winchester

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    Simon Winchester, struck by a sudden need to discover exactly what was left of the British Empire, set out across the globe to visit the far-flung islands that are all that remain of what once made Britain great. He traveled 100,000 miles back and forth, from Antarctica to the Caribbean, from the Mediterranean to the Far East, to capture a last glint... more...

  • Works of Sir Winston S. Churchillby Winston S. Churchill

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 5.99

    This collection was designed for optimal navigation on Kindle and other electronic devices. It is indexed alphabetically, chronologically and by category, making it easier to access individual books, stories and poems. This collection offers lower price, the convenience of a one-time download, and it reduces the clutter in your digital library. All... more...