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  • 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...

  • Beyond the Reach of Empireby Colonel Mike Snook

    Frontline Books 2013; US$ 23.99

    In the early 1880s the Mahdi unleashed a spectacularly successful jihadist uprising against Egyptian colonial rule in the Sudan. Early in1884 Cairo bowed to British pressure to withdraw. Beyond the Reach of Empire describes how Major General Charles Gordon was despatched to evacuate Khartoum and turn the Sudan over to self-rule. It goes on to explain... more...

  • Haigby Brian Bond; Nigel Cave

    Pen and Sword 2009; US$ 9.99

    Field Marshal Earl Haig's reputation continues to arouse as much interest and controversy as ever. This volume represents the collaboration of two leading historical societies, The British Commission for Military History and The Douglas Haig Fellowship. Leading historians have produced a comprehensive and fascinating study of the most significant... more...

  • Where Are You From?by Dhooleka Sarhadi Raj

    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...

  • Fighting Macby Trevor Royle

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 13.60

    On a spring morning in 1903, Major-General Sir Hector Macdonald, one of Britain's greatest military heroes, took his life in a hotel room in Paris. A few days later he was buried hastily in an Edinburgh cemetary as his fellow countrymen tried to come to terms with the fact that one of Scotland's most famous soldiers had ended his life rather than... 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...

  • 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...