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  • Common Peopleby Alison Light

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    Shortlisted for the 2014 Samuel Johnson Prize 'A remarkable achievement ...should become a classic .' - Margaret Drabble ' Light writes beautifully ...Common People is part memoir, part thrilling social history of the England of the Industrial Revolution, but above all a work of quiet poetry and insight into human behaviour . It is... more...

  • Civil War: The History of England Volume 3by Peter Ackroyd

    Pan Macmillan UK 2014; US$ 25.45

    In Civil War , Peter Ackroyd continues his dazzling account of England's history, beginning with the progress south of the Scottish king, James VI, who on the death of Elizabeth I became the first Stuart king of England, and ends with the deposition and flight into exile of his grandson, James II. The Stuart dynasty brought together the two nations... more...

  • World War I in 100 Objectsby Peter Doyle

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99

    A dynamic social history commemorating the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I General readers and history buffs alike have made bestsellers of books like A History of the World in 100 Objects. In that tradition, this handsome commemorative volume gives a unique perspective on one of the most pivotal and volatile events of modern history.... more...

  • Vivid Facesby R F Foster

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    A searing cultural history of the remarkable generation who transformed Ireland, from R. F. Foster Vivid Faces surveys the lives and beliefs of the people who made the Irish Revolution: linked together by youth, radicalism, subversive activities, enthusiasm and love. Determined to reconstruct the world and defining themselves against... more...

  • For Team and Countryby Tim Tate

    John Blake 2014; US$ 11.99

    Imagine Wayne Rooney, Andy Murray, and Mo Farah exchanging the glamour of their careers for the brutality of war?and quietly giving their lives for their country. Today the news would be dominated by the sacrifice of Britain?s most famous sporting icons. A century ago the brightest sporting stars of their generation did just that: hundreds of thousands... more...

  • Why 1914?by Derek Robinson

    Quercus Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    Derek Robinson - trained as a historian, shortlisted for the Booker Prize - applies his novelist's skills to asking how and why Europe hurried into such a massive disaster. more...

  • The Community of Europeby Derek W. Urwin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 68.95

    This hugely successful history of political and economic integration in Western Europe since the Second World War -- and especially, but by no means exclusively, the European Community itself -- was first published in 1991, to general acclaim. Since then much turbulent water has flowed under the bridges of Maastricht and Strasbourg. Now, in this welcome... more...

  • Christmas 1914by John Hudson

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    By December 1914, it had become clear to even the most optimistic observer that the war would not be over by Christmas. That month brought the first enemy-inflicted deaths of the war, when German warships bombarded three North East coastal towns; meanwhile, the recently invented aeroplane was being put to deadly use in raids over the South East. In... more...

  • Into the Danger Zoneby Tad Fitch; Mike Poirier; Hugh Brewster

    The History Press 2014; US$ 36.46

    As the Great War loomed, the transatlantic passenger trade was at its peak, and as the enormity of the conflict grew, liners were conscripted into service. In an attempted blockade to cut off supplies, Germany began sinking Allied merchant vessels until by war's end just 351 U-boats sank over 5,000 merchant ships, killing 15,000 sailors. Into the... more...

  • The Unsubstantial Airby Samuel Hynes

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 26.99

    The Unsubstantial Air is the gripping story of the Americans who fought and died in the aerial battles of World War I. Much more than a traditional military history, it is an account of the excitement of becoming a pilot and flying in combat over the Western Front, told through the words and voices of the aviators themselves. A World War II pilot... more...