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- 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...
- Museyon Inc 2012; US$ 14.99
Discover one of the world?s most fascinating and historic cities through 30 dramatic true stories spanning the rich history of London. Author Kevin Jackson takes readers through more than 2,000 years of British history with exciting essays on topics such as London?s origins, Richard the Lion-Hearted, Geoffrey Chaucer, Henry V, Shakespeare, Queen Victoria,... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Marshall Cavendish 2011; US$ 12.80
As a city for walking and exploring, London is one of the finest in the world. This guide provides 15 walking tours in Londons most famous and scenic locations, including Westminster, Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square, Bloomsbury, Chelsea, Kensington, South Bank, St Jamess, Smithfield as well as the London Olympics site.The book features... more...
- University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95
Dhooleka S. Raj explores the complexities of ethnic minority cultural change in this incisive examination of first- and second-generation middle-class South Asian families living in London. Challenging prevalent understandings of ethnicity that equate community, culture, and identity, Raj considers how transnational ethnic minorities are circumscribed... more...