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  • William Ewart Gladstoneby James Bryce

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Little Book of Bristolby Maurice Fells

    The History Press 2015; US$ 14.57

    The Little Book of Bristol is an intriguing, fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of places, people and trivia. A rich, and indeed sometimes bizarre, thread of history weaves its way through the 'Bristol story'. Find out all manner of things from why local women were allowed to hang out their washing at a local beauty spot to why local bye-laws restrict... more...

  • The Little Book of Warwickshireby Lynne R Williams

    The History Press 2015; US$ 14.57

    The Little Book of Warwickshire is a compendium of fascinating information about the county, past and present. Contained within is a plethora of entertaining facts about Warwickshire's famous and occasionally infamous men and women, its towns and countryside, history, natural history, literary, artistic and sporting achievements, customs ancient and... more...

  • The Ambassador's Wife's Taleby Julia Miles

    Eye Books 2015; US$ 9.99

    A memoir of life as a British ambassador's wife amid the upheavals of the late 1960s The year that Julia Miles got married and so became part of the British government's Foreign Office machine was a seminal year in world politics. 1968 saw the murders of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr., the USSR invasion of Czechoslovakia, the Baader-Meinhof... more...

  • Quotable Churchillby Max Morris

    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...

  • A Journey to Britanniaby Bronwen Riley

    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...

  • 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$ 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...