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Political, military, naval, and Air Force history.

  • Seeking Truthby Jamie C. Kassler

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 144.95

    In the early 1690s, Roger North’s search for truth and the knowledge of human nature was interrupted by three events: his reading of Newton’s books on mechanics and optics; his correspondence with the Norfolk clergyman Samuel Clarke; and his reading and response to Clarke’s new publication on the philosophy of the Godhead. Kassler details... more...

  • British Politics and Foreign Policy, 1727-44by Jeremy Black

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 134.95

    Following on from Jeremy Black’s previous studies on eighteenth-century foreign policy Politics and Foreign Policy in the Age of George I and The Collapse of the Anglo-French Alliance, this new book covers the period from the end of the Anglo-French alliance in 1731 to the declaration of war in 1744. The book draws upon a range of foreign and... more...

  • British Politics and Foreign Policy, 1727-44by Jeremy Black

    Oscar Test Publisher 2014; US$ 134.95

    Following on from Jeremy Black’s previous studies on eighteenth-century foreign policy Politics and Foreign Policy in the Age of George I and The Collapse of the Anglo-French Alliance, this new book covers the period from the end of the Anglo-French alliance in 1731 to the declaration of war in 1744. The book draws upon a range of foreign and... more...

  • A Touch of Treasonby Ian QC Hamilton; Tommy Sheridan

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2014; US$ 14.57

    This is the swashbuckling life story of one of Scotland's greatest sons. Ian Hamilton, born the son of a Paisley tailor in 1925, who made himself world-famous on Xmas Eve, 1950, when he helped to remove the Stone of Destiny from Westminster Abbey and return it to its spiritual home of Scotland. This symbolic act was to set Hamilton along a lonely... more...

  • The Invention of Scotland (Routledge Revivals)by Murray G. H. Pittock

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    A dynasty of high ability and great charm, the Stuarts exerted a compelling fascination over their supporters and enemies alike. First published in 1991, this title assesses the influence of the Stuart mystique on the modern political and cultural identity of Scotland. Murray Pittock traces the Stuart myth from the days of Charles I to the modern... more...

  • The Age of Oligarchyby Geoffrey S Holmes; Daniel Szechi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 136.95

    The second volume, on early and mid-Georgian Britain, shows how the country used its expanding wealth, its new-found social cohesion at home and its international influence abroad to become not only a European but an imperial power. As with the first volume, every aspect of the period is covered. more...

  • The A-Z of Curious County Durhamby Martin Dufferwiel

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    This book draws on the long and unique heritage of the County Palatine of Durham; a historical land of saints and warlords. Inspired in part by the chronicles and compendiums of County Durham's eighteenth- and nineteenth-century historians and antiquarians, this book is a miscellany - at times tragic, at times comic, but always entertaining. It tells,... more...

  • The British Army 1914-1918by Andrew Rawson

    The History Press 2014; US$ 24.78

    The only indispensable guide to Britain's Army covers the 'Old Contemptibles' - the professTerritorials, Kitchener's 'New Army' and 'Derby's Men', the conscripts who eventually defeated the Kaiser's armies five years later. Andrew Rawson examines the contribution of the Empire, military doctrine, training, communications, strategy and tactics, divisional... more...

  • William Blakeby John Lucas

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    The collection of essays presented in this volume represents some of the best recent critical work on William Blake as poet, prophet, visual artist, and social and political critic of his time. The critical range that is represented includes examples of Marxist, New Historicist, Feminist and Psychoanalytical approaches to Blake. Taken together, the... more...

  • History of English Field Names, Aby John Field

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    Field names are not only interesting in themselves, but also a rich source of information about the communities originating them. The earliest recorded names often describe only the location or nature of the land, but changes in language, technology, social organisation, land ownership and even religious and political thinking have all contributed... more...