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  • Memoirs of a Surrey Labourerby George Sturt

    The Floating Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    Despite its humble premise and subject, George Sturt's Memoirs of a Surrey Labourer offers profound insight into a bygone time through the fascinating character of Frederick Bettesworth, a groundskeeper who despite harsh circumstances and little means was afforded a place of respect in his village. The book brings together a series of vignettes... more...

  • The Japanese Community in Pre-War Britainby Keiko Itoh

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Explores the origins of the community, and compares the experience of the Japanese to that of other national groups. The book discusses the community's involvement in the arts, religion and sport; intermarriage; and the second generation, and concludes by considering the impact of deteriorating relations in the 1930s and of the Second World War. more...

  • The Villageby Alice Taylor

    The O'Brien Press 2014; US$ 10.19

    <p>The third of Alice Taylor's unique accounts of life in the Irish countryside, and another massive bestseller with universal appeal.</p> more...

  • Hard Labour: The Forgotten Voices of Latvian Migrant 'Volunteer' Workersby Linda McDowell

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95

    Although the Second World War ended sixty years ago, there are still untold stories waiting to be heard: stories not only of diplomats and soldiers but also of refugees, camp inmates and ordinary people living in occupied territories, stories of women's and children's lives as well as those of men. In Hard Labour the forgotten voices of a group... more...

  • Das unvollendete Weltreichby John Darwin; Michael Bayer; Norbert Juraschitz

    Campus Verlag 2013; US$ 33.39

    Englische Piraten in der Karibik, "Rotröcke" in den nordamerikanischen Kolonien, reiche "Nabobs" in Indien, fromme Missionare in Afrika, ans Ende der Welt verbannte Sträflinge in Australien, Marinesoldaten auf den Schiffen der Royal Navy - auch auf ihren Schultern ruhte das Weltreich, das Großbritannien ab dem 17. Jahrhundert im... more...

  • Race and Politics Routledge Library Editions: Political Science: Volume 38by Muhammad Anwar

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    This book examines immigration and settlement patterns in Britain and at the civic position of ethnic minorities by outlining the development of race relations in the political context. It analyses the numbers, turnout patterns, voting behaviour and attitudes of the ethnic minorities to the political process and of the political parties to these minorities.... more...

  • The Magna Cartaby Anonymous

    The Floating Press 2013; US$ 2.99

    Immerse yourself in one of the most significant documents ever penned. Originally enacted in 1215, some sections of the Magna Carta remain on the books as legally enforced statutes in parts of the U.K. today. Legal and political scholars have detailed the Magna Carta's far-reaching influence on the development of the legal and sociocultural systems... more...

  • Das Ende des Römischen Reiches!by Hans-Peter von Peschke

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2013; US$ 22.88

    Das Römische Reich, einst Herrscher der Welt und Träger einer großartigen Kultur - doch letztlich wurde es mit einem schnöden formalen Akt abgeschafft. Aus damaliger Sicht kaum mehr als eine Randbemerkung der Weltgeschichte: Der Offizier Odoaker, Sohn eines Hunnen und einer Germanin, setzt am 28. August 476 den letzten römischen Kaiser ab und lässt... more...

  • Abschied vom Empireby Gerhard Altmann

    Wallstein Verlag 2013; US$ 30.52

    Hauptbeschreibung Das Britische Empire umfaßte im Zenit seiner Macht etwa ein Viertel der Erdoberfläche. Die Britische Navy durchpflügte Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts die Ozeane, als handele es sich bei ihnen um Binnenseen des Vereinigten Königreiches. Im Schatten der Pax Britannica verdichteten sich Kommunikationsstrukturen, die man heute mit dem Begriff... more...

  • Race and Immigrationby Nazli Kibria; Cara Bowman; Megan O'Leary

    Wiley 2013; US$ 22.95

    Immigration has long shaped US society in fundamental ways. With Latinos recently surpassing African Americans as the largest minority group in the US, attention has been focused on the important implications of immigration for the character and role of race in US life, including patterns of racial inequality and racial identity.  This insightful... more...