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  • Change in the Villageby George Sturt

    The Floating Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    Writer and tradesman George Sturt spent most of his life living and working in his ancestral village, Farnham, located in pastoral southeast England. With the advent of the twentieth century and its attendant luxuries and technologies, Sturt noticed changes creeping into a place where traditions and ways of life had remained largely unchanged for hundreds... more...

  • Black British Intellectuals and Educationby Paul Warmington

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    Ask any moderately interested Briton to name a black intellectual and chances are the response will be an American name: Malcolm X or Barack Obama, Toni Morrison or Cornel West. Yet Britain has its own robust black intellectual traditions and its own master teachers, among them C.L.R. James, Claudia Jones, Ambalavaner Sivanandan, Stuart Hall and Paul... more...

  • Acts of Union and Disunionby Linda Colley

    Profile Books 2014; US$ 9.32

    The United Kingdom; Great Britain; the British Isles; the Home Nations: such a wealth of different names implies uncertainty and contention - and an ability to invent and adjust. In a year that sees a Scottish referendum on independence, Linda Colley analyses some of the forces that have unified Britain in the past. She examines the mythology... more...

  • Researching Local Historyby M. Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 62.95

    This practical but inspiring book considers what local history is, why researching it is valuable and rewarding, and how we should go about it. Issues addressed include: getting oral and documentary evidence; keeping records; the nature of data, information and knowledge; and their use to create the different products of local history research. Michael... more...

  • Post-Prandial Philosophyby Grant Allen

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Canadian author Allen Grant was a voracious thinker and writer who published on a remarkable array of topics, ranging from scholarly science papers to popular fiction. This essay collection offers a glimpse into Allen's beliefs and views on subjects ranging from language to education. more...

  • Early Britainby Grant Allen

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Though he got his start in the field of higher education, Grant Allen later found his niche as a writer of popular fiction and nonfiction. Allen's series of history texts presents the highlights of important periods, along with key aspects of social, political and economic context, in an engaging narrative style that will keep readers hooked. more...

  • London Souvenirsby Charles William Heckethorn

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Travel through the genteel avenues and gritty slums of turn-of-the-century London in this dazzling travelogue from Charles William Heckethorn. Rather than focusing solely on the affluent neighborhoods filled with high-born aristocrats, Heckethorn catalogs the city as a whole in an ambitious, all-encompassing vision. more...

  • The Year of Waterlooby Stephen Bates

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 14.57

    1815 was the year of Waterloo, the British victory that ended Napoleon's European ambitions and ushered in a century largely of peace for Britain. But what sort of country were Wellington's troops fighting for? And what kind of society did they return to? Stephen Bates paints a vivid portrait of every aspect of Britain in 1815. Overseas, the bounds... more...

  • William Ewart Gladstoneby James Bryce

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Among his many claims to fame, British statesman William Ewart Gladstone served as prime minister four separate times, more than anyone else in history. In this brief biography, a fellow liberal politician, James Bryce, skillfully surveys Gladstone's influences, accomplishments and legacy. more...

  • Studies in Contemporary Biographyby James Bryce

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Get up close and personal with some of the heavy hitters of British history in this engaging volume of brief biographical sketches. With an emphasis on extracting moral lessons from the lives and choices of great men, British jurist James Bryce offers glimpses into the legacies of eminent figures ranging from Anthony Trollope to Lord Acton. more...