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Political, military, naval, and Air Force history.

  • The English Republic 1649-1660by Tony Barnard

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95

    The book begins by introducing the complicated events leading to the execution of Charles I in 1649 and then offers a detailed analysis of the political experimentation which followed. Toby Barnard argues that although the survival of the revolutionary order was bound up with Cromwell, and collapsed after his death, the regime defeated both its domestic... more...

  • Longman Companion to Britain in the Era of the Two World Wars 1914-45, Theby Andrew Thorpe

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    In the momentous period -- barely 30 years -- covered by this systematic reference/guide, the Edwardian world was transformed unrecognisably, through war, technological progress and social change, into the Nuclear Age. It saw the coming of mass democracy, the apogee of empire, the Depression, the threat of fascism, the development of suburban society,... more...

  • Bloody Scotlandby Malcolm Archibald

    Black & White Publishing 2014; US$ 7.28

    In the 19th century Scotland was depicted as a land of misty glens, engineering innovation and inventive genius. But Scotland was also the home of brutal murder, terrifying riots, child cruelty, bank robbery and acid attack. Women as well as men were capable of horrendous acts, and crime could strike anywhere: at home, on the road and even at sea.... more...

  • Leicester in 100 Datesby Natasha Sheldon

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    Experience 100 key dates that shaped Leicester?s history, highlighted its people?s genius (or stupidity) and embraced the unexpected. Featuring an amazing mix of social, criminal and sporting events, this book reveals a past that will fascinate, delight and even shock both residents and visitors of the city. 16 February 1847 - The Whipping Toms, a... more...

  • Who Takes Britain To War?by James Gray; Mark Lomas QC; Secretary of State for Defence Philip Hammond

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    The long-standing Parliamentary convention known as the 'Royal Perogative' has always allowed Prime Ministers to take the country to war without any formal approval by Parliament. The dramatic vote against any military strike on Syria on 29 August 2013 blew that convention wide open, and risks hampering Great Britain's role as a force for good in... more...

  • Royal Warriorsby Charles Carlton

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    "War is the trade of kings" John Dryden. War and monarchy are two of the most important and resonant topics in British History. This exciting new book explores the role that kings and queens have played in war, and how war has shaped the monarchy. Aimed explicitly at the general reader, the book delves into the truth behind the myths, and uncovers... more...

  • War and Progressby Peter Dewey

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    This is an account of how the daily lives of ordinary peoples were changed, profoundly and permanently, by these three momentous decades 1914-1945. Often depicted in negative terms Peter Dewey finds a much more positive pattern in the wealth of evidence he lays before us. His is a story of economic achievement, and the emergence of a new sense of social... more...

  • The Good Soldierby Gary Mead

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2014; US$ 14.57

    Posterity has not been kind to Douglas Haig, the commander of the British Expeditionary Force on the Western Front for much of the First World War. Haig has frequently been presented as a commander who sent his troops to slaughter in vast numbers at the Somme in 1916 and at Passchendaele the following year. The Good Soldier re-examines Haig's... more...

  • Cromwell was Framedby Tom Reilly

    John Hunt Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    Revealed: The definitive research that proves the Irish nation owes Oliver Cromwell a huge posthumous apology for wrongly convicting him of civilian atrocities in 1649. more...

  • Growing up in Lee-on-the-Solentby John W. Green

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 9.49

    John Green’s family moved to Lee-on-the-Solent just in time for the outbreak of war in 1939. For a seven-year-old, war sounded like an exciting adventure, but as he sheltered with his mother and sister under the stairs during an air-raid, someone said they thought they heard machine-gun fire. They all held their breath and listened, but the noise... more...