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  • Haig and Kitchener in Twentieth-Century Britainby Stephen Heathorn

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 134.95

    Lord Kitchener and Lord Haig are two monumental figures of the First World War. Their reputations, both in their lifetimes and after their deaths, have been attacked and defended, scrutinized and contested. The material representations of Haig and Kitchener were shaped, used and manipulated for official and popular ends by a variety of groups at different... more...

  • Culture, Faith, and Philanthropyby Joseph P. Ward

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 100.00

    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...

  • Multilingual Identities in a Global Cityby Dr David Block

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 44.00

    Opening with a discussion of the key issues of globalization, migration, multiculturalism, multilingualism and global cities, David Block then turns to four detailed case studies: East Asian students living and working in London; foreign language teachers from France; London's growing Latino community; and second generation South Asian university... more...

  • The Rise and Fall of Radical Westminster, 1780-1890by Marc Baer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 115.00

    The Rise and Fall of Radical Westminster, 1780-1890 explores a critical chapter in the story of Britain's transition to democracy. Utilising the remarkably rich documentation generated by Westminster elections, Baer reveals how the most radical political space in the age of oligarchy became the most conservative and tranquil in an age of democracy. more...

  • London Politics, 1760-1914by Matthew Cragoe; Dr Antony Taylor

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 140.00

    This collection offers the first detailed investigation of political life in 19th-century London. London politics did not share the free-trade and civil-equality preoccupations of the provinces which currently dominate scholarly literature. As these essays reveal, the capital remained more concerned with older struggles for political independence. 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$ 15.98

    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...

  • A Journey Through Ruinsby Patrick Wright

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 28.99

    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...

  • Wellingtonby Philip J Haythornthwaite

    Potomac Books Inc. 2007; US$ 9.95

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  • 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...