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

    Pavilion Books 2015; US$ 6.99

    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 London's... more...

  • Gordonby C. Brad Faught

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 14.95

    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...

  • Wellingtonby Philip J Haythornthwaite

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 9.95

    One of the Duke of Wellington's officers once remarked, "We would rather see his long nose in the sight than a reinforcement of ten thousand men." Arthur Wellesley, first duke of Wellington (1769–1852), was one of the greatest military commanders in history and is best known as the successful opponent at Waterloo of arguably the leading general of... 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...

  • Refugess of the French Revolutionby Dr Kirsty Carpenter

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 219.00

    Kirsty Carpenter puts a human face on the victims of revolutionary legislation. London had the largest community of émigrés. It had the most evolved social structure and was the most politically-active community. It was in London that two cultures came face-to-face with their prejudices and were forced to confront them. more...

  • CultureShock! Londonby Orin Hargraves

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2008; US$ 11.17

    CultureShock! London is the all-essential guide designed to immerse you in the real London. Full of practical information and settling-in tips, this book will help make your stay in this vibrant city as smooth as possible. Find out how to choose the right accommodation, the most effective way to get around the busy roads, and how you can do your banking... more...

  • Londonby Orin Hargraves

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2010; US$ 12.75

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  • In Pursuit of the Englishby Doris Lessing

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 12.00

    In Pursuit of the English is a novelist's account of a lusty, quarrelsome, unscrupulous, funny, pathetic, full-blooded life in a working-class rooming house. It is a shrewd and unsentimental picture of Londoners you've probably never met or even read about--though they are the real English. The cast of characters--if that term can be applied to... more...

  • Do Not Pass Goby Tim Moore

    Random House 2008; US$ 14.09

    A book that tells the story of London since the thirties through the 28 streets, stations and utililties of the Monopoly board. In the wonderful world of Monopoly it still only cost -50 to buy a house in Islington, you can move around London with the shake of a dice and even park your car for free. In Do Not Pass Go Tim Moore, belying his reputation... more...

  • Violent Londonby Clive Bloom

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 31.00

    Almost as soon as it was built, London suffered the first of many acts of violent protest, when Boudica and her followers set fire to the city in AD 60. Ever since, the capital's streets have been a forum for popular insurrection. Covering nearly 2,000 years of political protest, this is a riveting alternative history of past and present conflict. more...