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  • New Worlds, Lost Worldsby Susan Brigden

    Penguin Publishing Group 2002; US$ 19.00

    No period in British history has more resonance and mystery today than the sixteenth century. New Worlds, Lost Worlds brings the atmosphere and events of this great epoch to life. Exploring the underlying religious motivations for the savage violence and turbulence of the period-from Henry VIII's break with Rome to the overwhelming threat of the... more...

  • British Campaign Medals of the First World Warby Peter Duckers

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 9.95

    Britain has issued medals rewarding war service since at least the early nineteenth century, and increasingly through the period of its imperial expansion prior to 1914, but examples of many of the early types are now scarce. However, few families escaped some involvement with "the Great War" of 1914-18, and many still treasure the medals awarded to... more...

  • The Manchester Compendiumby Ed Glinert

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 20.78

    In the same format as the successful London Compendium, the Manchester Compendium relates the remarkable and diverse history of England's second city. Manchester's town hall and its Royal Exchange epitomise the city's architectural grandeur and its industrial heritage., Peterloo and Engel's treatise on the conditions of the working classes its political... more...

  • Seven Pillars of Wisdomby T.E. Lawrence

    Penguin Books Ltd 2000; US$ 17.58

    Although 'continually and bitterly ashamed' that the Arabs had risen in revolt against the Turks as a result of fraudulent British promises of self-rule, Lawrence led them in a triumphant campaign which revolutionized the art of war. Seven Pillars of Wisdom recreates epic events with extraordinary vividness. In the words of E. M. Forster,... more...

  • Revolutionby Tim Harris

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 27.18

    To an extraordinary extent everyone in Britain still lives under the shadow of the 'Glorious Revolution' of 1688. It was a massive, brutal and terrifying event, which completely changed the governments of England, Scotland and Ireland and which was only achieved through overwhelming violence. Revolution brilliantly captures the sense that this was... more...

  • The Story of Englandby Michael Wood

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 17.58

    The village of Kibworth in Leicestershire lies at the very centre of England. It has a church, some pubs, the Grand Union Canal, a First World War Memorial - and many centuries of recorded history. In the thirteenth century the village was bought by William de Merton, who later founded Merton College, Oxford, with the result that documents covering... more...

  • The First World Warby A J P Taylor

    Penguin Books Ltd 1974; US$ 15.98

    A. J. P. Taylor was one of the most acclaimed and uncompromising historians of the twentieth century. In this clear, lively and now-classic account of the First World War, he tells the story of the conflict from the German advance in the West, through the Marne, Gallipoli, the Balkans and the War at Sea to the offensives of 1918 and the state of Europe... more...

  • Masters and Commandersby Andrew Roberts

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 20.78

    Masters and Commanders describes how four titanic figures shaped the grand strategy of the West during the Second World War. Each was exceptionally tough-willed and strong minded, and each was certain that he knew best how to win the war. Yet each knew that he had to win at least two of the others over in order to get his strategy adopted. The book... more...

  • Never Againby Peter Hennessy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 30.38

    The first volume of Hennessy's postwar history of Britain concerns an age dominated by the shadow of war. With the beginnings of the Cold War, the foundations of the new Europe and the granting of independence of former colonies, Britain was forced to negotiate a new place in the world. It was also a time of rationing and of rebuilding, marked by the... more...

  • The Atlantic and Its Enemiesby Norman Stone

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 23.98

    Those who survived the Second World War stared out onto a devastated, morally ruined world. Much of Europe and Asia had been so ravaged that it was unclear whether any form of normal life could ever be established again - coups, collapsing empires and civil wars, some on a vast scale, continued to reshape country after country long after the fighting... more...