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Political, military, naval, and Air Force history.

  • WW1 at Seaby Victoria Carolan

    Oldcastle Books 2014; US$ 13.99

    Now in paperback, a history of a neglected yet vital aspect of World War I history Images of World War I in the popular consciousness normally involve the bloody attrition of trench warfare, the miles of mud, the shattered earth, and the tangled miles of barbed wire. However there was another significant arena of war?the battle for control of... more...

  • Calendar Boyby Austin Mitchell

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 19.99

    These are the highly controversial memoirs of Austin Mitchell, local TV star of the 1970s and MP for Great Grimsby. Austin was the poster boy for Calendar TV at a time when local television had a much greater impact than national TV and its stars were the celebrities of the day. Austin charts his career path and reveals how he fell into his role at... more...

  • Terror Attack Brightonby Kieran Hughes

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 19.99

    The Brighton bombing in 1984 was the most audacious terrorist attack ever on the British Government. Certainly it was the most ambitious since the Gunpowder plot of 1605. The Provisional I.R.A. detonated a bomb at the Grand Hotel on 12th October 1984. Most of the Government were staying at the hotel at the time. The Conservative party was holding its... more...

  • England’s Fortressby Andrew Hopper; Philip Major

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 134.95

    Overshadowed in the popular imagination by the figure of Oliver Cromwell, historians are increasingly coming to recognize the importance of Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron, in shaping the events of mid-seventeenth-century Britain. As a military and political figure he played a central role in defeating Charles I and supporting the restoration... more...

  • Scotland in the Age of Two Revolutionsby Sharon Adams; Julian Goodare

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 115.00

    The seventeenth century was one of the most dramatic periods in Scotland's history, with two political revolutions, intense religious strife culminating in the beginnings of toleration, and the modernisation of the state and its infrastructure. This book focuses on the history that the Scots themselves made. more...

  • Great War Britain Kidderminsterby Sally Dixon

    The History Press 2014; US$ 18.94

    The First World War claimed over 995,000 British lives, and its legacy continues to be remembered today. Great War Britain: Kidderminster offers an intimate portrait of the town and its people living in the shadow of the Great War for five years. A beautifully illustrated and highly accessible volume, it explores the town's recruiting drives, the... more...

  • Happy and Gloriousby Michael I Wilson

    The History Press 2014; US$ 27.69

    The Glorious Revolution of 1688 is a story of intrigue, plot and counter-plot, religious rivalry and nationalist fervour. It tells of a stubborn and bigoted king (James VII & II) in conflict with this subjects - a conflict in which he was finally forced to put aside his crown and make way for his daughter Mary and her husband William of Orange. Less... more...

  • The Herald Diary 2014by Ken Smith

    Black & White Publishing 2014; US$ 7.28

    It was a memorable year for Scotland and we kept ourselves busier than Gordon Ramsay?s bleep machine. After a fair bit of arguing we voted on independence, we welcomed the Commonwealth Games to Glasgow with some interesting Team Scotland uniform designs and many of us admired the sublime golfing skills of Europe and the USA as they battled... more...

  • History of Modern Wales 1536-1990, Aby Philip Jenkins

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 79.95

    Rich in detail but vigorous, authoritative and unsentimental, A History of Modern Wales is a comprehensive and unromanticised examination of Wales as it was and is. It stresses both the long-term continuities in Welsh history, and also the significant regional differences within the principality. more...

  • Britain and the French Revolutionby Clive Emsley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    The French Revolution catapulted Europe into a new period of political upheaval, social change, and into the modern era. This book provides a concise introduction to the impact of the French Revolution on Britain and to the ways in which this impact has been assessed by historians. The book is organised thematically. It begins with a survey of... more...