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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 200.00
This unique study is based on the careful interpretation of evidence in the commercial and administrative records of the City and in the royal records, of the process by which London developed from a commune of a feudal kingdom into the capital city of the English nation. The period covered is the century and a half between 1191 and the beginnings... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 119.95
Lord Kitchener and Lord Haig are two monumental figures of the First World War. Their reputations, both in their lifetimes and after their deaths, have been attacked and defended, scrutinized and contested. The material representations of Haig and Kitchener were shaped, used and manipulated for official and popular ends by a variety of groups at different... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00
Joseph P. Ward explores the connections between early modern London and the world beyond the metropolis, surveying several of these spheres in a series of chapter-length, topical analyzes. Each chapter addresses the recent approaches of historians and literary critics, encouraging cross-disciplinary dialogue. more...
- Equinox Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 45.00
This book, written by an archaeologist who has been at the centre of this study since 1974, will summarise the main findings and new suggestions about the development of the City, its ups and downs through the Black Death and the Dissolution of the Monasteries; its place in Europe as a capital city with great architecture and relations with many other... more...
- Atlantic Books Ltd 2013; US$ 23.32
Paris and London have long held a mutual fascination, and never more so than in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, when they both vied to be the world's greatest city. Each city has been the focus of many books, yet here Jonathan Conlin uncovers the intriguing relationship between them for the first time. It is a history of surprises: Sherlock... more...
- Frontline Books 2012; US$ 9.99
John Fremantle was on Wellington's personal staff through the later years of the Peninsular War and Waterloo campaigns.He had a uniquely privileged view of the general and tells of his exploits - good and bad. The letters were written to his uncle, who was effectively his guardian, an army man and no shrinking violet.Fremantle deals with military matters... more...
- Frontline Books 2008; US$ 10.99
Between the Crimean War and the dawn of the 20th century, the British Army was almost continuously engaged in one corner of the globe or another, in military operations famously characterized by Kipling as the 'savage wars of peace'. In his new work on the most dramatic Victorian campaigns Mike Snook bring's the most dramatic clashes of... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 40.00
The children and grandchildren of South Asian migrants to the UK are living out British identities which go largely unrecognized. This book emphasizes their everyday low-key Britishness, albeit a Britishness with new inflections. It is this sensibility that marks them as Brasians . more...
- OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 16.99
A unique evocation of Britain at the height of the Thatcher era, viewing the transformation of the country through the prism of everyday life in East London to create a penetrating portrait of its age. - ;A unique evocation of Britain at the height of Margaret Thatcher's rule, A Journey Through Ruins views the transformation of the country through... more...
- Random House 2011; US$ 15.98
There had, of course, been other fires, Four Hundred and fifty years before, the city had almost burned to the ground. Yet the signs from the heavens in 1666 were ominous: comets, pyramids of flame, monsters born in city slums. Then, in the early hours on 2 September, a small fire broke out on the ground floor of a baker's house in Pudding Lane.... more...