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  • Sleeping Dragon, Rising Sunby Craig Cartmell; Charles Murton; Fabien Lascombe

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    With new equipment, Talents, Mystical Powers, scenario options and a host of Adventuring Companies, Sleeping Dragon, Rising Sun reveals the mysteries of the East to players of In Her Majesty's Name. In the West, the Great Powers send their agents into the ailing Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman empires but stop short of overt acts of aggression. In the... more...

  • The Post-Reformationby John Spurr

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    The 17th century was a dynamic period characterized by huge political and social changes, including the Civil War, the execution of Charles I, the Commonwealth and the Restoration. The Britain of 1714 was recognizably more modern than it was in 1603. At the heart of these changes was religion and the search for an acceptable religious settlement,... more...

  • Britain before the Reform Actby Eric. J Evans

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95

    In the years 1815-1832, Britain came close to revolution. Fewer than twenty years separate the Battle of Waterloo from the passing of the ?Great? Reform Act but during this period Britain?s political elite was challenged as never before. In rising to that challenge, the political elite attempted, with considerable success, to ensure that Britain... more...

  • Gender in Eighteenth-Century Englandby Hannah Barker; Elaine Chalus

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    A new collection of essays which challenges many existing assumptions, particularly the conventional models of separate spheres and economic change. All the essays are specifically written for a student market, making detailed research accessible to a wide readership and the opening chapter provides a comprehensive overview of the subject describing... more...

  • The Victorian Cityby Judith Flanders

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 28.99

    From the critically acclaimed author of The Invention of Murder, an extraordinary, revelatory portrait of everyday life on the streets of Dickens' London. The nineteenth century was a time of unprecedented change, and nowhere was this more apparent than London. In only a few decades, the capital grew from a compact Regency town into a sprawling... more...

  • The Hidden Popeby Darcy O'Brien

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 4.99

    In  The Hidden Pope , author Darcy O?Brien offers the account of the extraordinary relationship of Karol Wojtyla and Jerzy Kluger?their boyhood in the small Polish town of Wadowice, their separation at the beginning of World War II, their individual experiences under Nazi and Soviet tyranny, and their reunion almost thirty years later that deepened... more...

  • The New York Times The Times of the Sixtiesby The New York Times; John Rockwell

    Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers 2014; US$ 29.95

    There is no better record of events than The New York Times, and now The Times of the Sixties captures the history, culture, and personalities of the decade through hundreds of articles and original commentary in this unique and fascinating book. Whether we lived through them or learned of them after the fact, the events of the 1960s? the beginning... more...

  • F9F Panther Units of the Korean Warby Warren Thompson; Mark Styling

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 15.95

    In 1948 the USAF, Marine Corps and US Navy were concentrating on converting over to an all-jet force. When the Korean War started in June 1950, the USAF had built up a sizable jet force in the Far East, while the US Navy was in the early stages of getting F9F Panthers operational as replacements for its piston-engined F8F Bearcats. At about this time,... more...

  • RAF Canberra Units of the Cold Warby Andrew Brookes; Chris Davey

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 15.95

    Throughout the Cold War, this 525mph bomber fulfilled the same role as the Mosquito fighter-bomber in World War II. From its first public demonstration at the Farnborough Air Show of 1949, the English Electric Canberra bomber captured the attention of the aviation world. It could outmaneuver all the fighters of the time and it could climb way above... more...

  • Hong Kong 1941-45by Benjamin Lai; Giuseppe Rava

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 15.95

    On 8th December 1941, as part of the simultaneous combine attack against Pearl Harbor, the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) invaded the Philippines, Thailand and Malaysia and the British colony of Hong Kong. After only 18 days of battle the defenders, a weak, undermanned brigade was overwhelmed by a superior force of two battle-harden IJA divisions. What... more...