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  • Thomas Cromwellby Robert Hutchinson

    Orion Publishing Group 2012; Not Available

    The son of a brewer, Cromwell rose from obscurity to become Earl of Essex, Vice-Regent and High Chamberlain of England, Keep of the Privy Seal and Chancellor of the Exchequer. He manoeuvred his way to the top by intrigue, bribery and sheer force of personality in a court dominated by the malevolent King Henry. Cromwell pursued the interests of the... more...

  • The Pursuit of Oblivionby Richard Davenport-Hines

    Orion Publishing Group 2012; US$ 8.99

    A history of drug-taking, telling the story across five centuries of addicts and users: monarchs, prime ministers, great writers and composers, wounded soldiers, overworked physicians, oppressed housewives, exhausted labourers, high-powered businessmen, playboys, sex workers, pop stars, seedy losers, stressed adolescents, defiant schoolchildren, the... more...

  • Gentlemen & Playersby Charles Williams

    Orion Publishing Group 2012; US$ 8.99

    The inaugural Gentlemen v. Players first-class cricket match was played in 1806, subsequently becoming an annual fixture at Lord's between teams consisting of amateurs (the Gentlemen) and professionals (the Players). The key difference between the amateur and the professional, however, was much more than the obvious one of remuneration. The division... more...

  • Hostile Skiesby David Morgan

    Orion Publishing Group 2012; US$ 8.99

    David Morgan, RAF officer and poet, relives his experiences during the Falklands War in this vivid memoir. On secondment to the Royal Navy when the Argentine invasion of the Falklands began and personally credited with shooting down two Argentine Skyhawks as well as enemy helicopters, Morgan was later awarded the Distinguished Service Cross. Here... more...

  • Souls of the Seaby Damien Tiernan

    Hachette Ireland 2012; US$ 8.99

    In January 2007, within the space of only six days, three large fishing boats - the Pere Charles, the Honey Dew II and the Renegade - capsized and sank off the south east coast of Ireland. There were eleven crewmen on board the three vessels. In a tragic week, seven fishermen lost their lives in storm-force winds and waves. In Souls of the Sea, Damien... more...

  • Health and Wellness in the 19th Centuryby Deborah Brunton

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 58.00

    Medicine in the 19th century may strike us as primitive by today's standards, but widespread social change of the era brought about new ideas and practices in health and healing?all described in this engaging book. more...

  • Phantom Terror: The Threat of Revolution and the Repression of Liberty 1789-1848by Adam Zamoyski

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    A magnificent and timely examination of an age of fear, subversion, suppression and espionage, Adam Zamoyski explores the attempts of the governments of Europe to police the world in a struggle against obscure forces, seemingly dedicated to the overthrow of civilisation. more...

  • Unsung Heroesby Erik Durschmied

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; Not Available

    There are instances of heroic deeds that had no immediate witness, such as the Scholls's attempt in 1943 to raise their nation's conscience, suppressed by Hitler's propaganda machine. The Canadian physicist Dr. Slotin acted in 1946; but since 'the bomb' was supposed to be fail-safe, his feat was not released to the public. A KGB commissar gagged Captain... more...

  • Phantom Terror: The Threat of Revolution and the Repression of Liberty 1789-1848by Adam Zamoyski

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    A magnificent and timely examination of an age of fear, subversion, suppression and espionage, Adam Zamoyski explores the attempts of the governments of Europe to police the world in a struggle against obscure forces, seemingly dedicated to the overthrow of civilisation. more...

  • Disobeying Hitlerby Randall Hansen

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 18.94

    In the last months of the war, Hitler ordered the poisoning, blocking, and wrecking of all ports across Europe; the destruction of all industries, railroads, bridges, utilities supplies, archives and museums in Europe; and the destruction of the most beautiful city in the world: Paris. Thanks to the determination and bravery of a few, including... more...