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  • Cornwall & the Isles of Scillyby Annya Strydom

    Hunter Publishing 2012; US$ 7.99

    The name Cornwall comes from Cornovii, meaning hill dwellers, and Waelas, meaning strangers. The first Stone Age tools that were found here date to 4,500 BC.  Near the town of Redruth the remains of a Stone Age settlement can still be seen. A shift in the landscape across the land bridge from Europe brought the early settlers to Cornwall. There... more...

  • Britain Since 1945by Kenneth O. Morgan

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 34.99

    Britain since 1945: The People's Peace is the first comprehensive study by a professional historian of British history from 1945 to the present day. It examines the transformation of post-war Britain from the planning enthusiasm of 1945 to the rise of New Labour. Its themes include the troubles of the British economy; public criticism of the legitimacy... more...

  • English History 1914-1945by A. J. P. Taylor

    Oxford University Press, UK 1965; US$ 174.99

    This book chronicles three decades largely overshadowed by war and mass unemployment. It was a period that saw in England the formation of a national government, the only genuine incidence of three-party politics, the fruition of campaigns for trades union recognition, women's suffrage, and Irish independence, and abroad withdrawal from the Gold... more...

  • Churchill and Sea Powerby Christopher M. Bell

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 25.99

    Winston Churchill had a longer and closer relationship with the Royal Navy than any British statesman in modern times, but his record as a naval strategist and custodian of the nation's sea power has been mired in controversy since the ill-fated Dardanelles campaign in 1915. Today, Churchill is regarded by many as an inept strategist who interfered... more...

  • Die Rechtsordnung der Isle of Man - mit Schwerpunkt im Wirtschaftsrecht, verglichen mit dem englischen Rechtby Matthias Zillmer

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012; US$ 63.47

    Hauptbeschreibung Das Werk untersucht die Rechtsordnung der Isle of Man, einer Insel in der irischen See mit ca. 85.000 Einwohnern. Sie ist weder Teil der Europäischen Union noch des UK, wohl aber der British Isles. Der Schwerpunkt liegt auf dem Wirtschafts- und Gesellschaftsrecht, das mit demjenigen Englands verglichen wird. Verbreitete Ansichten... more...

  • From Machair to Mountainsby Michael Parker Pearson

    Oxbow Books 2012; US$ 35.00

    South Uist in the Outer Hebrides has some of the best preserved archaeological remains within Britain and even further afield. Three distinct ecological zones - grassland machair plain, peaty blackland and mountains - each bear the imprint of human occupation over many millennia. The machair strip, long uninhabited, is filled with hundreds of settlement... more...

  • Rewriting St Kildaby Donald Meek; Bill Lawson; Cathlin Macaulay; John Love; Richard Luxmoore

    The Islands Book Trust 2013; US$ 8.74

    The world-wide fascination with the deserted islands of St Kilda shows no sign of waning, and we all share certain conventional assumptions about and stereotypical images of the islands ? remoteness, dramatic landscape and bird-life, a distinctive ?primitive? community, the St Kilda Parliament, the mailboat, the strict teachings of the Church, an... more...

  • Walesby Prys Morgan

    The History Press 2013; US$ 26.24

    A beautifully illustrated history of Wales from prehistory to the present day. more...

  • Strathalderby Roderick Grant

    Birlinn 2013; US$ 8.44

    A passionate evocation of a vanishing way of life in the Scottish Highlands, "Strathalder", when first published in hardcover, achieved critical acclaim both in Britain and the USA. Based on hundreds of interviews with gardeners, gamekeepers, maids, governesses, lairds, chauffeurs, cooks, and housekeepers, it is a portrait of the Scottish country... more...