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- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
Among his many claims to fame, British statesman William Ewart Gladstone served as prime minister four separate times, more than anyone else in history. In this brief biography, a fellow liberal politician, James Bryce, skillfully surveys Gladstone's influences, accomplishments and legacy. more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
Get up close and personal with some of the heavy hitters of British history in this engaging volume of brief biographical sketches. With an emphasis on extracting moral lessons from the lives and choices of great men, British jurist James Bryce offers glimpses into the legacies of eminent figures ranging from Anthony Trollope to Lord Acton. more...
- The History Press 2015; US$ 13.11
A short walk away from London's West End lies Notting Hill - one of the capital's most exclusive residential districts and a celebrity hotspot. But this outwardly genteel enclave has its shocking secrets. Streets of Sin delves into Notting Hill's distinctly murky past and relates the deplorable scandals that blighted the area from its development... more...
- The History Press 2015; US$ 14.57
The East End of London has one of the bloodiest histories in Britain. East-Enders were blamed for the Great Plague of London; Jack the Ripper prowled here, as did the Ratcliffe Highway murderer and the gunmen of the famous Sidney Street siege. Communists, Fascists, strikers, Suffragettes and Skeleton Armies have all fought running battles through... more...
- Summersdale 2015; US$ 6.99
The object of Parliament is to substitute argument for fisticuffs. This Treasury paper, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read. I hate nobody except Hitler?and that is professional. Quotable Churchill showcases his finest hour and is sure to delight all lovers of this great British statesman's rousing and compelling... more...
- Biteback Publishing 2015; US$ 28.99
As the party that championed trade union rights, the creation of the NHS and the establishment of a national minimum wage, Labour has played an undoubtedly crucial role in the shaping of contemporary British society. And yet, the leaders who have stood at its helm from Keir Hardie to Ed Miliband, via Ramsay MacDonald, Clement Attlee and Tony... more...
- Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 109.99
It has long been recognized that the landscape of Britain is one of the 'richest historical records we possess', but just how old is it? The Fields of Britannia is the first book to explore how far the countryside of Roman Britain has survived in use through to the present day, shaping the character of our modern countryside. Commencing with... more...
- Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 11.65
It is AD 130. Rome is the dazzling heart of a vast empire and Hadrian its most complex and compelling ruler. Faraway Britannia is one of the Romans' most troublesome provinces: here the sun is seldom seen and 'the atmosphere in the country is always gloomy'. What awaits the traveller to Britannia? How will you get there? What do you need to pack?... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1989; US$ 16.99
One of the most remarkable thinkers of this century, Arnold Toynbee won world-wide recognition as the author of the monumental ten-volume A Study of History. Its publication and phenomenal success brought him fame and the highest praise, as the reading public proclaimed him the most renowned scholar in the world. This thought-provoking, engaging study... more...
- The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99
This charming travelogue from William Henry Hudson, expert birdwatcher and renowned chronicler of English country life, gives readers unparalleled access to the quaint rhythms of village existence at the turn of the twentieth century. These essays and observations will please readers who have a love for English culture and the great outdoors. more...