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  • From Corunna to Waterlooby John Mollo

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 10.25

    Basing his story on contemporary letters, diaries and reports and a comprehensive bibliography, John Mollo takes the reader into the heart of the Hussar Brigade in peace and war, depicting its many colourful characters with a sure hand and describing every facet of day-to-day life, in barracks and on the battlefield. This is a story based on the harsh... more...

  • The Wake of Wellingtonby Peter W. Sinnema

    Ohio University Press 2006; US$ 33.99

    Soldier, hero, and politician, the Duke of Wellington is one of the best-known figures of nineteenth-century England. From his victory at Waterloo over Napoleon in 1815, he rose to become prime minister of his country. But Peter Sinnema finds equal fascination in Victorian England's response to the Duke's death. The Wake of Wellington considers... more...

  • Black Londonby Marc Matera

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    This vibrant history of London in the twentieth century reveals the city as a key site in the development of black internationalism and anticolonialism. Marc Matera shows the significant contributions of people of African descent to London?s rich social and cultural history, masterfully weaving together the stories of many famous historical figures... more...

  • A History of London in 100 Placesby David Long

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 16.99

    Shaped by invasion, occupation, and immigration, by upheavals as diverse as the Great Fire, the Blitz, and the Big Bang, London?s history is unmatched for variety and drama. Choosing 100 places that best tell this incredible story, David Long shares his passion and expert knowledge of the city. From the early modern frost fairs, Victorian stations,... more...

  • Tea & Antipathyby Anita Miller

    Chicago Review Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    Tea & Antipathy is a delightfully hilarious and true account of one American family?s summer in the posh London neighborhood of Knightsbridge in 1965. Capturing the helpless feeling that living in a foreign city often brings, the book recounts how the Millers met a wide variety of memorable characters from all social classes, including Mrs. Grail... more...

  • With Wellington in the peninsulaby Paul Cowan

    Frontline Books 2015; US$ 18.99

    Few men from the 71st Highland Light Infantry who sailed from Cork with Wellington to Portugal in 1808 returned to the Irish port six years later. The author of Vicissitudes in the Life of a Scottish Soldier was one of the survivors and claims only four other men from his company came through the entire six years with him. 

As one of Wellington's... more...

  • War and Empireby Bruce Collins

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 58.95

    The years 1790 to 1830 saw Britain engage in an extensive period of war-waging and empire-building which transformed its position as an imperial state, established its reputation as a distinctive military power and secured naval preeminence. Despite this apparent success, Britain did not become a world super power in the conventional sense. Instead,... more...

  • Oriental Identities in Super-Diverse Britainby Tamsin Barber

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    Tamsin Barber addresses the experience of the British-born Vietnamese as an overlooked minority population in 'super-diverse' London, exploring the emergence of the pan-ethnic 'Oriental' category as a new form of collective consciousness and identity in Britain. more...

  • Runnymede and Magna Cartaby Ben Cowell

    National Trust (Enterprises) Ltd 2015; US$ 6.99

    15 June 2015 marks the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta by King John in the water meadows of Runnymede. The 'great charter of liberties' sent ripples round the world. It influenced the political debates surrounding the English Civil War and the American Declaration of Independence. And it still shapes our ideas about human rights today.... more...

  • London's Disastersby John Withington

    The History Press 2011; US$ 5.99

    From AD 61, when Queen Boudicca - outraged at her treatment at the hands of the Romans - marched on the city and burned it to the ground, London has been hit by wave upon wave of destruction. This fascinating and unique book tells the story of over 2000 years of disaster from fire, water, disease, pollution, accident, storm, riot, terrorism and enemy... more...