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  • The Vertigo Yearsby Philipp Blom

    Orion Publishing Group 2012; Not Available

    Europe, early in the twentieth century: a world adrift, a pulsating era of creativity and contradictions. The hot topics of the day - terrorism and globalisation, immigration, consumerism, the lack of moral values and rivalling superpowers - could make one forget that it is a century ago that this era vanished in the trenches of the Somme, of Ypres,... more...

  • On Secret Service East of Constantinopleby Peter Hopkirk

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; Not Available

    Under the banner of a Holy War, masterminded in Berlin and unleashed from Constantinople, the Germans and the Turks set out in 1914 to foment violent revolutionary uprisings against the British in India and the Russians in Central Asia. It was a new and more sinister version of the old Great Game, with world domination as its ultimate aim. Here,... more...

  • Souls of the Seaby Damien Tiernan

    Hachette Ireland 2012; Not Available

    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...

  • Access to History: Votes for Women Third Editionby Paula Bartley

    Hodder Education 2007; Not Available

    This new edition combines all the strengths of the second edition with a new design and features to allow all your students access to the content and study skills they need to achieve well in their exams. The book introduces the key figures involved in the women's suffrage movement and goes on to consider the arguments advanced by those who supported... more...

  • The Pursuit of Oblivionby Richard Davenport-Hines

    Orion Publishing Group 2012; Not Available

    'The most important study on this subject in years, perhaps ever' Phillip Knightley, SUNDAY TIMES 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,... more...

  • Gentlemen & Playersby Charles Williams

    Orion Publishing Group 2012; Not Available

    Amateurs versus professionals - a social history and memoir of English cricket from 1953 to 1963. 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... more...

  • Hostile Skiesby David Morgan

    Orion Publishing Group 2012; Not Available

    The gripping personal story of a Falklands Fighter Ace. 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,... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Twentieth Centuryby Clive Ponting

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 8.99

    For much of the world, the twentieth century can be seen as a big-budget disaster film--the stifling darkness of oppression, the green of the ruling classes. For the world's elite, the near-universal adoption of capitalism today reveals modern history as a narrative of unbroken progress. Eschewing conventional chronological accounts, The Twentieth... more...