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Political, military, naval, and Air Force history.

  • Quotable Churchillby Max Morris

    Summersdale 2015; US$ 6.99

    The object of Parliament is to substitute argument for fisticuffs. This Treasury paper, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read. I hate nobody except Hitler?and that is professional. Quotable Churchill showcases his finest hour and is sure to delight all lovers of this great British statesman's rousing and compelling... more...

  • Footnotes to Historyby Nigel Harris

    Sussex Academic Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Footnotes to History brings a novel focus to social history. It is a study of a ?group family? ? an extended family closely structured though marriages that were either internal or with trusted associates. This kind of social entity evolved down the centuries, reaching its zenith in the early nineteenth century. The family portrayed, the Pennells,... more...

  • Watfordby Mary Forsyth

    The History Press 2015; US$ 21.86

    This volume explores the history of Watford from earliest times to the present day, and the intriguing role the area has played in British history. It is a rich story, filled with such details as life in the household of Cardinal Wolsey at Moor Park, where Henry VIII stayed and Catherine of Aragon lived after the king (as some sources have it) met... more...

  • Winston Churchill Reportingby Simon Read

    Da Capo Press 2015; US$ 26.99

    Combat, cigars, and whiskeyfrom the jungles of Cuba and the mountains of the Northwest Frontier, to the banks of the Nile and the plains of South Africa, comes this action-packed tale of Winston Churchill?s adventures as a war correspondent in the Age of Empire. more...

  • Orde Wingate and the British Army, 1922-1944by Simon Anglim

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Major General Orde Wingate (1903?1944) was the most controversial British military commander of the Second World War, and perhaps of the last hundred years. Anglim's biography fills a significant void in the literature, making extensive use of Wingate's papers to place him firmly in the context of the British army of the time. more...

  • William Wickham, Master Spyby Michael Durey

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    A biography of William Wickham (1761-1840), Britain's master spy on the Continent for more than five years during the French Revolutionary wars. It follows Wickham's career to narrate the rise and fall of his secret service community. more...

  • The Jacobite Campaignsby Jonathan D Oates

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The military aspects of the Jacobite campaigns in eighteenth-century Britain are considered in this study. Taken from the viewpoint of those loyal to the Hanoverian Crown, the three mainland campaigns of 1715?6, 1719 and 1745?6 are examined, using research based on primary sources: memoirs, diaries, letters, newspapers and State papers. more...

  • Jacobitism, Enlightenment and Empire, 1680?1820by Douglas J Hamilton

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The essays in this collection examine religion, politics and commerce in Scotland during a time of crisis and turmoil. Contributors look at the effect of the Union on Scottish trade and commerce, the Scottish role in tobacco and sugar plantations, Robert Burns?s early poetry on his planned emigration to Jamaica and Scottish anti-abolitionists. more...

  • The Spirit of the Unionby Gordon Pentland

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Pentland's study has 3 aims: to place the uprising in a wider context by exploring the modes of extra-parliamentary politics between 1815 and1820 as well as the situation outside Scotland; (ii) to provide the first full account of the rising itself; and (iii) to examine the legacies of both the politics of 1815-20 and the Radical War. more...

  • Sacred History and National Identityby Jason Nice

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The late sixteenth century saw a redrawing of the borders of north-west Europe. Wales and Brittany entered into unions with neighboring countries England and France. This book uses Brittany and Wales' responses to unification to describe a comparative history of national identity during the early modern period. more...