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- Birlinn 2012; US$ 8.44
Written for general reader, considers the achievement of this particular period of Scottish history. This book attends not only to the ideas that made the Scottish Enlightenment such a noted moment, but also to the people themselves who generated these ideas - men such as David Hume and Adam Smith. more...
- Random House 2013; US$ 14.09
The son of a carpenter, Edward Heath broke the patrician mould of Tory leaders. He pioneered free enterprise Conservatism ahead of Thatcher. He committed Britain to Europe. With accomplishments outside politics - in music and international sailing - he is the most multi-talented Prime Minister this century. Yet his period in office, which began with... more...
- OUP Oxford 2001; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87
Beginning with a discussion of familiar images of the French Revolution, garnered from Dickens, Baroness Orczy, and Tolstoy, Doyle leads the reader to the realization that we are still living with developments of the French Revolution. It destroyed the age-old cultural, institutional and social structures in France and beyond. This book looks at how... more...
- OUP Oxford 2002; US$ 17.99 US$ 15.47
In his new edition of the most authoritative, comprehensive history of the French Revolution of 1789, William Doyle draws on a generation of extensive research and scholarly debate to reappraise the most famous of all revolutions. This volume offers a detailed insight into all aspects of the Revolution; updates for this second edition include a generous... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 18.95
On February 21, 1916, the Germans launched a surprise offensive at Verdun, an important fortress in northeastern France, sparking a brutal and protracted conflict that would claim more than 700,000 victims. The carnage had little impact on the course of the war, and Verdun ultimately came to symbolize the absurdity and horror of trench warfare. Ian... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 21.00
Here are two thousand years of London?s history and folklore, its chroniclers and criminals and plain citizens, its food and drink and countless pleasures. Blackfriar?s and Charing Cross, Paddington and Bedlam. Westminster Abbey and St. Martin in the Fields. Cockneys and vagrants. Immigrants, peasants, and punks. The Plague, the Great Fire, the... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.95
In this path-breaking book Linda Colley reappraises the rise of the biggest empire in global history. Excavating the lives of some of the multitudes of Britons held captive in the lands their own rulers sought to conquer, Colley also offers an intimate understanding of the peoples and cultures of the Mediterranean, North America, India, and Afghanistan.... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00
What is fascism? Many authors have proposed definitions, but most fail to move beyond the abstract. The esteemed historian Robert O. Paxton answers this question for the first time by focusing on the concrete: what the fascists did, rather than what they said. From the first violent uniformed bands beating up ?enemies of the state,? through Mussolini?s... more...