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  • Modernity Britainby David Kynaston

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 24.99

    The late 1950s was an action-packed, often dramatic time in which the contours of modern Britain began to take shape. These were the 'never had it so good' years, when the Carry On film series and the TV soap Emergency Ward 10 got going, and films like Room at the Top and plays like A Taste of Honey brought the working class to the centre of... more...

  • The Story of Dudleyby Edward Chitham

    The History Press 2014; US$ 11.99

    This book provides a rounded account of the history of Dudley, starting before the Norman Conquest. It traces the development of industry in the town, and shows how the lack of utilities, including water, hampered the nineteenth-century town and forced a section of the population into desperate poverty. Major historical treasures remain from this era,... more...

  • Tudors Versus Stewartsby Linda Porter

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    The war between the fertile Stewarts and the barren Tudors was crucial to the history of the British Isles in the sixteenth century. The legendary struggle, most famously embodied by the relationship between Elizabeth I and her cousin, Mary Queen of Scots, was fuelled by three generations of powerful Tudor and Stewart monarchs. It was the marriage... more...

  • The Price of Scotlandby Douglas Watt

    Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 12.99

    The Price of Scotland covers a well-known episode in Scottish history, the ill-fated Darien Scheme. It recounts for the first time in almost forty years, the history of the Company of Scotland, looking at previously unexamined evidence and considering the failure in light of the Company's financial records. Douglas Watt offers the reader a new way... more...

  • Hawickby Alistair Moffat

    Birlinn 2014; US$ 15.99

    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...

  • Robert The Bruce: King Of Scotsby Ronald McNair Scott

    Canongate Books 2014; US$ 13.29

    Robert the Bruce had himself crowned King of Scots at Scone on a frozen March morning in 1306. After years of struggle, Scotland had been reduced to a vassal state by Edward I of England and its people lived in poverty. On the day he seized the crown Bruce renewed the fight for Scotland's freedom, and let forth a battle cry that would echo through... more...

  • Rebellion: The History of England from James I to the Glorious Revolutionby Peter Ackroyd

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 14.24

    Peter Ackroyd has been praised as one of the greatest living chroniclers of Britain and its people. In Rebellion, he continues his dazzling account of the history of England, 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 ending with the deposition and... more...

  • Defending Nottinghamshireby Mike Osborne

    The History Press 2014; US$ 11.99

    This book examines the impact of military events on Nottinghamshire?s landscape from prehistoric hill forts to Cold War bunkers. Straddling the valley of the Trent, Nottinghamshire has long enjoyed a strategic importance as a frontier region in the early days of the Roman conquest, and during the struggles between the emerging Saxon kingdoms and the... more...

  • The Lives of the Famous and the Infamousby The Week

    Ebury Publishing 2014; US$ 12.68

    Read about the man who convinced Einstein there was a God, the newspaper publisher who brought down a president and the code-cracking genius who helped foil the Nazis, and remember the lives of those that created the extraordinary moments in our modern history. Based on the obituaries that appear in every issue of The Week , here is a book that... 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...