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  • Strange Intelligenceby Hector C. Bywater; H. C. Ferraby

    Biteback Publishing 2015; US$ 10.19

    Hector C. Bywater was perhaps the British secret service?s finest agent operating in Germany before the First World War, tasked with collecting intelligence on naval installations. Recruited by Mansfield Cumming, the first ‘C? (or head of what would become MI6), Bywater was given the designation ‘H2O? in what was a rather obvious play on his name... more...

  • The Peterborough Version of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicleby Malasree Home

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 99.00

    An examination of the linguistic and cultural construction of one of the texts of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. more...

  • Before Jutlandby James Goldrick

    Naval Institute Press 2015; US$ 44.95

    Before Jutland is an effort to understand what happened at sea in northern European waters in 1914-15 when the German High Sea Fleet faced the Grand Fleet in the North Sea and the Russian Fleet in the Baltic. The book is an extensively revised and extended version of the author?s 1984 work The King?s Ships Were at Sea. It covers the first six months... more...

  • The Battle for Britainby Anthony J. Cumming

    Naval Institute Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    The book is a short review of British air and naval power from 1909 -1940 and represents an attack upon “independent? airpower. When Bleriot became the first man to fly the English Channel in a heavier-than-air flying machine in 1909, it seemed to mark the beginning of a fundamental decline in British attitudes towards maritime defense. Exploiting... more...

  • Charlotte & Leopoldby James Chambers

    Old Street Publishing 2015; US$ 7.28

    This is the story of the doomed romance between Charlotte, heir to the English throne, and Leopold, uncle of Queen Victoria and first King of the Belgians. Charlotte was the only legitimate royal child of her generation, and her death in childbirth was followed by an unseemly scramble to produce a substitute heir. Queen Victoria was the product.... more...

  • Militant Around the Clock?by Nikolaos Papadogiannis

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 110.00

    "Papadogiannis offers an impressive panorama of radicalized youth cultures of the Left in post-authoritarian Greece. He manages to convey both the organizational outlook of this dense microcosm and the lived experience of the people at the time, historicizing masterfully this transitional moment in which young 'subjects in motion' acted as a metaphor... more...

  • Henry VIby David Grummitt

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    In this new assessment of Henry VI, David Grummitt synthesizes a wealth of detailed research into Lancastrian England that has taken place throughout the last three decades to provide a fresh appraisal of the house?s last King. The biography places Henry in the context of Lancastrian political culture and considers how his reign was shaped by the... more...

  • The Ingenious Mr. Pykeby Henry Hemming

    PublicAffairs 2015; US$ 26.99

    This is the extraordinary story of Geoffrey Pyke, an inventor, war reporter, escaped prisoner, campaigner, father, educator--and all-around misunderstood genius. In his day, he was described as one of the world's great minds, to rank alongside Einstein, yet he remains virtually unknown today. Pyke was an unlikely hero of both world wars and, among... more...

  • Reasons Against the Succession of the House of Hanoverby Daniel Defoe

    The Floating Press 2015; US$ 0.99

    Jacobitism was a political movement that polarized the United Kingdom in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Its supporters were in favor of re-installing King James II and his heirs to the throne. In this lengthy satirical essay, Robinson Crusoe author Daniel Defoe excoriates the movement and its followers. more...

  • Let's Take the Kids to Londonby David Stewart White; Deb Hosey White

    Roaring Forties Press 2015; US$ 10.95

    A backpacker, a business traveler, and a father and child walk into a London pub. The backpacker steps up to the bar, counts out a handful of British coins and exclaims, “A half-pint of ale please.? The business executive whips out a platinum credit card and orders, “Your best single malt…make it a double.? The father, clutching the hand of a young... more...