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  • Crime, Protest, Community, and Police in Nineteenth-Century Britainby David Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 125.00

    This study, first published in 1982, is concerned with the nature of crime in nineteenth-century Britain, and explores the response of the community and the police authorities. Each chapter is linked by common themes and questions, and the topics described in detail range from popular forms of rural crime and protest, through crime in industrial and... more...

  • The Road to Verdunby Ian Ousby

    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...

  • Londonby Peter Ackroyd

    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...

  • Great Tales from English History (3)by Robert Lacey

    Little, Brown and Company 2006; US$ 9.99

    History at its best--the great stories of England's modern age, distilled in Robert Lacey's inimitable style. From William and Mary to Watson and Crick, Robert Lacey's newest volume offers up the most delightful and intriguing English tales of the last few centuries. Royal families and renowned scientists, highwaymen and war heroes--the most colorful... more...

  • Captivesby Linda Colley

    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...

  • The Anatomy of Fascismby Robert O. Paxton

    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...

  • Remember, Remember (The Fifth of November)by Judy Parkinson

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From civil wars to world wars . . . from the Black Death to the Bard to the Blitz, here is the sweeping saga of the storied history of Britain in bite-sized chunks. Was Bloody Mary the same as Mary, Queen of Scots? How many King Henrys were there?and which was which? Who won the Wars of the Roses?and why does it matter... more...

  • History of the Presentby Timothy Garton Ash

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.95

    The 1990s. An extraordinary decade in Europe. At its beginning, the old order collapsed along with the Berlin Wall. Everything seemed possible. Everyone hailed a brave new Europe. But no one knew what this new Europe would look like. Now we know. Most of Western Europe has launched into the unprecedented gamble of monetary union, though Britain stands... more...

  • The Guns of Augustby Barbara W. Tuchman

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 7.99

    1 A Funeral So gorgeous was the spectacle on the May morning of 1910 when nine kings rode in the funeral of Edward VII of England that the crowd, waiting in hushed and black-clad awe, could not keep back gasps of admiration. In scarlet and blue and green and purple, three by three the sovereigns rode through the palace gates, with plumed helmets,... more...

  • Just Wars and Moral Victoriesby David Whetham

    BRILL 2009; US$ 147.00

    By exploring the moral and legal context of medieval strategic thinking, this work explains how the use of surprise and deception could, in certain circumstances, be reconciled with the practise of chivalric warfare. more...