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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 9.99
The disastrous retreat and near disintegration of Sir John Moores 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...