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  • Hollow Heroesby Michael Arnold

    Casemate 2015; US$ 20.99

    The book reveals the truths behind the conventional images of three of Great Britain's primary military leaders during and immediately after the Second World War. In each case there was a totally different side to each man, which demonstrates that a great deal of their reputation was built on contrived results, deception and dishonesty.It examines... 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...

  • The Archaeology of Medieval England and Walesby John Steane

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    In the preceding 25 years to this book?s publication in 1985 there was an extensive and unprecedented burst of archaeological activity in evidence from below-ground deposits, above-ground structures, and artefacts. During the boom of the late 1960s and 1970s, which led to go much central town redevelopment, it was buried remains which yielded the... more...

  • The Betrayal of Richard IIIby V B Lamb; Peter Hammond

    The History Press 2015; US$ 13.11

    In this classic work, the late V B Lamb and Peter Hammond survey the life and times of Richard III and examine the contemporary evidence for the events of his reign, tracing the origins of the traditional version of his career as a murderous tyrant and its development since his death. The evident grief of the citizens of York on hearing of the death... more...

  • Irish Miscellanyby Dermot McEvoy

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.95

    With Irish Miscellany , author Dermot McEvoy lets you revel in the fun and fascinating explanations behind Irish traditions and folklore. He offers the answers to questions you?ve always had—or never knew you had—as he covers all aspects of Ireland. From Irish culture to ancient history to modern pastimes, this full-color book educates and entertains.... 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...

  • Bloody British History Bristolby Valerie Pitt

    The History Press 2015; US$ 14.57

    Bristol has one of the bloodiest histories on record. One of Britain's key ports, it suffered devastating attacks from every possible invader, from Saxon fleets all the way through to the Nazi bombers of the Second World War. Meanwhile, adventurers, smugglers and pirates sailed from its docks, and more than half a million souls sailed into its chains,... more...

  • King Arthur pocket GIANTSby Nick Higham

    The History Press 2015; US$ 10.19

    Why is King Arthur a giant? Because his story has had such strong influences on our understanding of the history or Europe and the English-speaking world. Because the debate about Arthur as a historical figure has been central to understanding the fall of Roman Britain and the formation of England for much of the last 1,300 years. Because Arthur is... more...

  • The Invisible Spiritby Kenneth Roy

    Birlinn 2015; US$ 21.86

    ‘So good I could all but not put it down: every home should have one? – Candia McWilliam, Scotsman ‘The most remarkable book on Scotland I have ever read? – Ian Hamilton, QC ‘A spellbinding read. Walking through history with an expert guide? – Lord Robertson of Port Ellen Kenneth Roy?s panorama of post-war Scottish life begins with the VE Night celebrations... more...