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- PublicAffairs 2015; US$ 26.99
This is the extraordinary story of Geoffrey Pyke, an inventor, war reporter, escaped prisoner, campaigner, father, educator--and all-around misunderstood genius. In his day, he was described as one of the world's great minds, to rank alongside Einstein, yet he remains virtually unknown today. Pyke was an unlikely hero of both world wars and, among... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2015; US$ 16.99
“It is not the walls that make the city, but the people who live within them.? - George VI As George VI so rightly said, it is the loves, schemes, failures, battles, intrigues and dreams, of the people who live in a city that make it what it is. And in a city as vibrant and chaotic as London those lives are going to be quite extraordinary. Seeking... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 99.00
An examination of the complex network of relationships and identity between England, Scotland and France in the thirteenth century. more...
- The History Press 2015; US$ 14.57
The Little Book of Norwich is an intriguing, fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of places, people and events in the city, from its earliest origins to the present day. Here you can read about entertainment, sport, industries, military history, transport, death and religion, crime and punishment, the coast, rivers and waterways. Also included are some... more...
- The History Press 2015; US$ 18.94
Flintshire, the northern gateway to Wales, is a county rich in heritage. It is home to ancient artefacts, medieval buildings and country houses, and has had many fascinating residents such as the grand old man of politics, W E Gladstone, and the famous naturalist and writer, Thomas Pennant. As with much of Wales, Flintshire is also a place of myth... more...
- The History Press 2015; US$ 14.57
This fantastic collection of true tales celebrates the strange and curious secrets of Merseyside history. The fifty stories inside - from the tight-rope walking lion at the zoo to the twelve young women 'smothered by the incurable malady they caught of some sailors', the true tale of 'man in the iron coffin' and the strange and sanguineous saga of... more...
- Basic Books 2015; US$ 29.99
In May 1940, with France on the verge of defeat, Britain alone stood in the path of the Nazi military juggernaut. Survival seemed to hinge on the leadership of Winston Churchill, whom the King reluctantly appointed Prime Minister as Germany invaded France. Churchill?s reputation as one of the great twentieth-century leaders would be forged during... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 48.95
In Post-War Britain cultural interventions were a feature of fascist parties and movements, just as they were in Europe. This book makes a new major contribution to existing scholarship which begins to discuss British fascism as a cultural phenomenon. A collection of essays from leading academics, this book uncovers how a cultural struggle lay at... more...
- DK Publishing 2015; US$ 14.00
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Devon and Cornwall will lead you straight to the very best Devon and Cornwall have to offer. Whether you're looking for things not to miss at the Top 10 sights or want to find the top place to eat, this guide is the perfect companion, taking the best of the printed guidebook and adding new eBook-only features.... more...
- John Blake Publishing 2015; US$ 7.28
My Guide to Patriotism, Britishness and Other Stuff. Do you go into fits of absolute apoplexy when you hear the words Eurozone, Climate Change and Foreign Aid? Do the words savoir-faire, zeitgeist and polski sklep make you feel uncomfortable and apprehensive? Do you take great comfort in familiarity and find yourself saying, ‘Back in my day…?, ‘I... more...