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Political, military, naval, and Air Force history.

  • Diplomacy, Roger Makins and the Anglo-American Relationshipby Richard Wevill

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Roger Makins, British Ambassador to Washington 1953-1956, was one of the most prominent and powerful diplomats of his time. His career was unusual for a Foreign Office official, in that such a large part of it took place in Washington and London, and was centered on Anglo-American relationships. This book describes his life, times and the important... more...

  • Nyeby Nicklaus Thomas-Symonds; Neil Kinnock

    I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 32.00

    Aneurin ? Nye ? Bevan was one of the pivotal Labour Party figures of the post-war era in Britain. As Minister for Health in Attlee?s government, his role in the foundation of the National Health Service, the world?s largest publically-funded health service, changed the face of British society forever. The son of a coal miner from South Wales, Bevan... more...

  • Scotland's Islandsby Richard Clubley

    Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 14.95

    Compiling a lifetime of travel into one book, Clubley explores the Scottish islands with enthusiasm and love as he meets the locals, embraces the weather and admires their natural beauty. Covering a huge range of islands from Lewis to Colonsay, but also looking at issues such as the Gaelic language and preservation of community, Scotland's Islands... more...

  • Crewe in the Great Warby Peter Ollerhad

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 9.99

    Along with most of the United Kingdom the railway town of Crewe was affected in many ways during the four years of the Great War. The struggle brokered conflict and co-operation in this industrial community planted in the rural acres of Cheshire by the Gr more...

  • York in the Great Warby Karyn Burnham

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 10.99

    The Great War touched every single town and city in Britain, barely a community escaped unscathed and the city of York was no different. Despite a long and tumultuous history, the seemingly brief period between 1914 and 1918 left as indelible a mark on York and its people as any period in the preceding millennium. Karyn Burnham explores what everyday... more...

  • Coventry in the Great Warby Leonard Markham

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 9.99

    During World War One, the city of Coventry was a powerhouse that kept the barrels loaded and the engines of war purring. An industrial giant, Coventry produced munitions by the million and built tanks, aircraft and fighting vehicles of every description. It never slept. Coventry in the Great War commemorates the centenary of the outbreak of the conflict... more...

  • Chester in the Great Warby Susan Chambers

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 9.99

    At the outbreak of the Great War, Chester was transformed from a county market town with some nice shops and lots of day-trippers, to a bustling, frantically busy military centre with men and horses everywhere. As they left for the war zones, or to go to other parts of the country for training, the city settled down to the hard work of dealing with... more...

  • Orde Wingateby Simon Anglim

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 12.99

    Winston Churchill described Wingate as a ‘man of genius who might well have become a man of destiny’. Tragically, he died in an jungle aircraft crash in 1944. Like his famous kinsman Lawrence of Arabia, Wingate was renowned for being an unorthodox soldier, inclined to reject received patterns of military thought. He was a fundamentalist Christian... more...

  • Seton Gordonby Raymond Eagle

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2014; US$ 14.57

    Seton Gordon was born in 1886 into an Aberdeenshire family and was to live to the age of 91. In that time his life spanned some of the most momentous changes in civilisation and yet his travels rarely took him away from Scotland for long. He dedicated his life to natural history and in his awareness of the environment he was ahead of his time. He... more...

  • The Revolt of Owain Glyndwr in Medieval English Chroniclesby Alicia Marchant

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    An examination of the portrayal of one of the most important uprisings in the middle ages in subsequent history writing. more...