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- Aladdin 2010; US$ 5.99
Diana Spencer grew up to be the princess of Wales. But when she was a little girl, she did not dream she would become a princess. When she was still quite young, her older sisters went off to boarding school and her parents decided to live apart. This was very difficult for sensitive Diana, and her self-esteem began to suffer. Things were not helped... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 79.00
Voices of Victorian England illuminates the character, personalities, and events of the era through excerpts from primary documents produced between 1837 and 1901. By allowing Queen Victoria's contemporaries to speak for themselves, this work brings the achievements and conflicts that occurred during the queen's long reign alive for high school... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 83.00
Voices of Shakespeare's England: Contemporary Accounts of Elizabethan Daily Life helps readers explore the era that produced, among other things, the world's greatest playwright. It brings together excerpts from over 50 primary documents written in William Shakespeare's lifetime, including letters, literature, speeches and polemics, official reports,... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 72.00
In a number of related case-studies, this book traces the social political, and cultural factors making for conformity and obedience, and those promoting dissidence and revolt in sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century England. The essays explore the significance of the concept of honour in forming the mentality of the ruling elites, the role of region,... more...
- Liverpool University Press 2005; US$ 25.00
A drive through the area of Lancashire inland from the seaside resort of Southport takes you through miles of fertile agricultural land dotted with farms and smallholdings. Road signs pointing to such places as Mereside, Mere Brow and Mere Sands Wood suggest the origin of these peaty soils, because in the seventeenth... more...
- Pen and Sword 2007; US$ 8.99
Adrian Carton de Wiarts autobiography is one of the most remarkable of military memoirs. He was intended for the law, but abandoned his studies at Balliol College, Oxford, in 1899 to serve as a trooper in the South African War. Carton de Wiarts extraordinary military career embraced service with the Somaliland Camel Corps (1914-15), liaison... more...
- MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 4.99
This illustrated Travel Guide is designed for optimal navigation on Kindle and other electronic devices. It is indexed alphabetically and by category, making it easier to access individual articles. Articles feature information about attractions, landmarks, districts, transportation, cultural venues, dining, history and much more. Addresses, telephones,... more...
- Primus Verlag 2014; US$ 26.70
Seit der Romantik wird das europäische Mittelalter verklärt. Auch das Bild vom Krieg, das uns bis heute in Filmen und Erzählungen begegnet, scheint weichgezeichnet und alles andere als differenziert. Der Krieg ist zwar schrecklich, wird aber letztlich zur Kulisse für Helden vom Schlag eines Prinz Eisenherz. Kriegsgeschichte ist Heldengeschichte; die... more...
- Duncker & Humblot 2015; US$ 42.97
Neben so bekannten Werken wie »Oliver Twist« verfasste der große englische Romancier Charles Dickens auch eine »Geschichte Englands für Jung und Alt«. Sie erschien zwischen 1851 und 1853 zunächst als Serie in der von ihm herausgegebenen Wochenzeitschrift »Household Words«, bevor sie wegen des großen Erfolges auch als Buch veröffentlicht wurde. -- Dickens... more...
- Routledge 1994; US$ 42.50
Fully updated new edition of a very successful, straightforward introduction to important features of British life. Topics include government, social services, family, education and the media. Ideal background reading for EFL students. more...