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- The History Press 2015; US$ 5.99
Notting Hill was not always an upmarket residential enclave and celebrity hotspot. Streets of Sin delves into the district?s murky past and relates the deplorable scandals and shocking crimes that blighted the area from its development until the late twentieth century.Bestselling London historian Fiona Rule sheds new light on notorious events that... more...
- Pavilion Books 2015; US$ 6.99
London - one of the world's most exciting cities. Teeming with life, bursting with history, it houses over 8 million people, and has thousands of stories to tell. 365 Reasons to be Proud to be a Londoner is a quirky, fun exploration of the people and events that make London so special, with an entry for every day of the year. From the building of London's... more...
- University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95
This vibrant history of London in the twentieth century reveals the city as a key site in the development of black internationalism and anticolonialism. Marc Matera shows the significant contributions of people of African descent to London?s rich social and cultural history, masterfully weaving together the stories of many famous historical figures... more...
- Roaring Forties Press 2015; US$ 10.99
A backpacker, a business traveler, and a father and child walk into a London pub. The backpacker steps up to the bar, counts out a handful of British coins and exclaims, A half-pint of ale please.? The business executive whips out a platinum credit card and orders, Your best single maltmake it a double.? The father, clutching the hand of a young child,... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2015; US$ 16.99
It is not the walls that make the city, but the people who live within them.? - George VI As George VI so rightly said, it is the loves, schemes, failures, battles, intrigues and dreams, of the people who live in a city that make it what it is. And in a city as vibrant and chaotic as London those lives are going to be quite extraordinary. Seeking... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2015; US$ 14.95
Over a long and varied career, Major-General William Beatson earned a fine reputation as a leader of irregular cavalry in the nineteenth century. He trained many future commanders of the Victorian army, saw action in Spain and British India, and rode with the Heavy Brigade at the Battle of Balaklava. But tasked with disciplining the Turkish Bashi-Bazouks... more...
- National Trust (Enterprises) Ltd 2015; US$ 6.99
15 June 2015 marks the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta by King John in the water meadows of Runnymede. The 'great charter of liberties' sent ripples round the world. It influenced the political debates surrounding the English Civil War and the American Declaration of Independence. And it still shapes our ideas about human rights today.... 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...
- Institute of Education Press 2015; US$ 41.95
This ethnographic account of the lives and multifaceted identities of six British-born third-generation Bangladeshis from East London asks whether they see themselves as Bangladeshi, British, Muslim, Londoners, none of these or a fusion of them all. It shows how young English Bangladeshis construct a new British-Islamic identity for themselves. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00
Tamsin Barber addresses the experience of the British-born Vietnamese as an overlooked minority population in 'super-diverse' London, exploring the emergence of the pan-ethnic 'Oriental' category as a new form of collective consciousness and identity in Britain. more...