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  • Studies in Contemporary Biographyby James Bryce

    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...

  • Hollow Heroesby Michael Arnold

    Casemate 2015; US$ 20.99

    The book reveals the truths behind the conventional images of three of Great Britain's primary military leaders during and immediately after the Second World War. In each case there was a totally different side to each man, which demonstrates that a great deal of their reputation was built on contrived results, deception and dishonesty.It examines... more...

  • Bloody British History Bristolby Valerie Pitt

    The History Press 2015; US$ 14.57

    Bristol has one of the bloodiest histories on record. One of Britain's key ports, it suffered devastating attacks from every possible invader, from Saxon fleets all the way through to the Nazi bombers of the Second World War. Meanwhile, adventurers, smugglers and pirates sailed from its docks, and more than half a million souls sailed into its chains,... more...

  • The Invisible Spiritby Kenneth Roy

    Birlinn 2015; US$ 21.86

    ‘So good I could all but not put it down: every home should have one? – Candia McWilliam, Scotsman ‘The most remarkable book on Scotland I have ever read? – Ian Hamilton, QC ‘A spellbinding read. Walking through history with an expert guide? – Lord Robertson of Port Ellen Kenneth Roy?s panorama of post-war Scottish life begins with the VE Night celebrations... more...

  • Admiral Collingwood: Nelson's Own Heroby Max Adams

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 14.57

    Max Adams is the author of THE PROMETHEANS (2009), THE KING IN THE NORTH (2013) and THE WISDOM OF TREES (2014). A university teacher, Max has lived and worked in the North-East of England since 1993. more...

  • Five Year Missionby Tim Bale

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 13.99

    In May 2010, Labour suffered one of its worst ever election defeats. A few months later it chose Ed Miliband as its new leader. His task? To win back power after just one term in opposition - a tall order given how many voters had come to blame Labour for the economic mess the country was in, and to see the party as a soft-touch when it came to immigration... more...

  • Afoot in Englandby William Henry Hudson

    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...

  • Rambles Beyond Railwaysby Wilkie Collins

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Many popular nineteenth-century writers published travelogues and essay collections recounting their journeys at home and abroad, but few pulled off this feat with the polish and panache that beloved novelist Wilkie Collins brings to the task. Rambles Beyond Railways recounts a walking tour of Cornwall that Collins and a friend took together, and the... more...

  • Ritter und Raufboldeby Martin Clauss

    Primus Verlag 2014; US$ 28.84

    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...

  • Mary Queen of Scots in Historyby C. A. Campbell

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Dozens, if not hundreds, of scholarly works, biographies, and even fictionalized novels have been based on the dramatic life of Mary Queen of Scots, who ruled over both her native Scotland and France before her execution at age 44. This volume sets itself apart from the pack in two important respects: it presents the by now well-known facts about Mary's... more...