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  • London Souvenirsby Charles William Heckethorn

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Travel through the genteel avenues and gritty slums of turn-of-the-century London in this dazzling travelogue from Charles William Heckethorn. Rather than focusing solely on the affluent neighborhoods filled with high-born aristocrats, Heckethorn catalogs the city as a whole in an ambitious, all-encompassing vision. more...

  • 1970s Londonby Alec Forshaw

    The History Press 2011; US$ 18.94

    <div>Following a sheltered childhood and a sequestered education in Cambridge, and having missed out on the swinging sixties, Alec Forshaw was ready for a dose of the wider world. London in the early 1970s was where the lights shone brightest. In reality, it was still a city struggling to find its post-war identity, full of declining... more...

  • 365 Reasons to be Proud to be a Londonerby Richard Happer

    Pavilion Books 2015; US$ 5.82

    London – one of the world's most exciting cities. Teeming with life, bursting with history, it houses over 8 million people, and has thousands of stories to tell. 365 Reasons to be Proud to be a Londoner is a quirky, fun exploration of the people and events that make London so special, with an entry for every day of the year. From the building of... more...

  • British-Islamic Identityby Aminul Hoque

    Institute of Education Press 2015; US$ 41.95

    This ethnographic account of the lives and multifaceted identities of six British-born third-generation Bangladeshis from East London asks whether they see themselves as Bangladeshi, British, Muslim, Londoners, none of these or a fusion of them all. It shows how young English Bangladeshis construct a new British-Islamic identity for themselves. more...

  • City of Ravensby Sax Boria

    Gerald Duckworth & Co 2012; US$ 8.74

    The tales tell that Charles the Second feared Britain will fall if the ravens ever left the Tower of London. Yet the truth is that they arrived in Victorian times as props in gory tales for tourists. The legend began in 1944 when a raven spotted bombers over London. But the ravens' past has far more high drama. From the plains of the North American... more...

  • Der Traum vom Weltreichby Margarete von Schwarzkopf

    zu Klampen 2014; US$ 9.45

    Wie kam es nur dazu, dass 1714 mit Georg Ludwig ausgerechnet ein Kurfürst von Braunschweig-Lüneburg zum englischen König ernannt wurde? Welche Gründe führten zu dem berühmten Act of Settlement, und was geschah mit dem Haus Stuart, dessen katholische Nachfahren im 18. Jahrhundert immer wieder gegen die Könige aus dem deutschen Kurfürstentum rebellierten? ... more...

  • Ehrbare Spekulantenby Andreas Fahrmeir

    De Gruyter 2003; US$ 0.00

    Die Londoner City hat zwei Gesichter: das des modernen Finanzplatzes und das der pittoresk-archaischen Lokalverwaltung. Die Beziehungen zwischen diesen beiden wurden in der Forschung lange vernachlässigt - Andreas Fahrmeir geht ihnen nach. Zugleich legt er die erste zusammenhängende Verfassungsgeschichte der City Corporation für die... more...

  • The Excavation of Roman and Mediaeval Londonby W. F. Grimes

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This is an immensely fascinating work, published originally in 1968, which is of great value in understanding London?s past. The immediate background to the excavations was the bombing of London during the Second World War, which led to the destruction of more than fifty of the three hundred and fifty or so acres that make up the walled city. The... more...

  • Famous and Infamous Londonersby Peter de Loriol

    The History Press 2004; US$ 21.86

    <div>A compilation of thoroughly researched true stories of Londoners through the ages, well known and little known alike - their lives, loves, pastimes and crimes. Their stories weave a tapestry of London through the ages.</div> more...

  • Gordonby Brad Faught

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 9.95

    Charles George Gordon was the preeminent military hero of the late-Victorian British Empire. A lifetime officer in the Royal Engineers, he served in several theaters of war and imperial contest, most notably China and the Sudan. His last assignment took him back to the dusty Sudanese capital, Khartoum, where he supervised the overmatched Anglo-Egyptian... more...