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  • Culture, Faith, and Philanthropyby Joseph P. Ward

    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...

  • London, 1100-1600by John Schofield

    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...

  • Wellington’s Voiceby Gareth Glover

    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...

  • Into the Jaws of Deathby Mike Snook

    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...

  • New Ethnicities and Language Useby Dr Roxy Harris

    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...

  • A Journey Through Ruinsby Patrick Wright

    Oxford University Press 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...

  • By Permission Of Heavenby Adrian Tinniswood

    Random House 2011; US$ 16.00

    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...

  • Britain and Wellington's Armyby Kevin Linch

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    Britain was France's most implacable enemy during the Napoleonic Wars yet was able to resist the need for conscription to fill the ranks of its army and sustain Wellington's campaigns in Portugal and Spain. This new study explains how the men were found to replenish Wellington's army, and the consequences on Britain's government, army and society. more...

  • Wellingtonby Philip J Haythornthwaite

    Potomac Books Inc. 2007; US$ 9.95

    Napoleon's nemesis more...

  • London Callingby Barry Miles

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2010; US$ 13.11

    London has long been a magnet for aspiring artists and writers, musicians and fashion designers seeking inspiration and success. In London Calling, Barry Miles explores the counter-culture - creative, avant garde, permissive, anarchic - that sprang up in this great city in the decades following the Second World War. Here are the heady post-war days... more...