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  • Life of Sir John Mooreby Roger Day

    Pen and Sword 2008; US$ 9.99

    Sir John Moore organized and trained the British light infantry during the Napoleonic wars, and thus is regarded as the father of all subseqent British special warfare units. This biography is the first to draw on papers in the archives of the Dukes of Hamilton and Argyll which shed new light on Moore's upbringing and the shaping of his revolutionary... more...

  • Wellington’s Worst Scrapeby Carole Divall

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 9.99

    The disastrous retreat and near disintegration of Sir John Moore’s army on the road to Corunna in 1809 is traditionally regarded as the low point in the history of the British intervention in the Peninsular War. Yet under the Duke of Wellington, the British and their allies suffered defeats and retreats that tend to be overshadowed by the series... more...

  • Nationalism, Imperialism and Identity in Late Victorian Cultureby Dr Steve Attridge

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 150.00

    This book gives an account of the refashioning of ideas about national character in late Victorian Culture, with a wide reference to Literature and Popular Culture around the time of the Boer War, and a particular scrutiny of images of the soldier. In specific images, narratives and motifs, the book highlights dynamic tensions, between the external... more...

  • The Other Empireby John Marriott

    Manchester University Press 2003; US$ 74.95

    This is a detailed study of the various ways in which London and India were imaginatively constructed by British observers during the nineteenth century. This process took place within a unified field of knowledge that brought together travel and evangeli more...

  • Poplar Memoriesby John Hector

    The History Press 2010; US$ 4.36

    Poplar Memories is a vivid impression of Cockney London before and during the Second World War, set in a teeming, rundown docklands neighbourhood famous for being, well, one end of the Blackwall Tunnel. John Hector's spellbinding account of his early life in the 1920s and 30s conjures up a vanished era when simplicity and happiness went hand-in-hand.... more...

  • Harrow A to Zby Don Walter

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    Harrow A to Z is for anyone interested in the borough's local history. Twenty-six entertaining subjects are covered, from archery to Zeppelins, including along the way personalities, buildings, local institutions and industries. The book is fully illustrated with over 100 old and new photographs, drawings and engravings. more...

  • Hackney Memoriesby Alan Wilson

    The History Press 2004; US$ 4.36

    The 1930s were a troubled era, and England was a land of contrasts. This work gives a vivid impression of growin up in a working-class family in the East End at this time. It should be of interest to anyone who remembers the interwar years, and anyone interested in London's social history. more...

  • Little Book of the London Undergroundby David Long

    The History Press 2010; US$ 4.36

    With 980 million passengers a year, more than 250 miles of track, literally hundreds of different stations and a history stretching back nearly 150 years, the world's oldest underground railway might seem familiar, but actually, how well do you know it? This title offers a tube-based trivia for travellers and lovers of London. more...

  • The Homeland Guide to Londonby W. G. Morris

    Garrett County Press 2011; US$ 0.99

    Historic buildings, museums, street plans and photographs make up one of the most detailed guides of London ever published. Perfect for the contemporary time-traveler, the guide covers religion, history, antiquities, literary associations and presents entertaining "footpath rambles of the neighborhoods." Released in 1947 by The Homeland Association... more...

  • General Gordonby Seton Churchill

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99

    A fascinating biography of the British Army officer Major-General Charles George Gordon, CB, written by Lieutenant-Colonel Seton Churchill. more...