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  • The English Rebelby David Horspool

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 20.78

    The English have a rich and glorious history of making trouble for themselves. One hundred and forty years before the French Revolution, the English executed their king and instituted a radical revolutionary government. In 1215, more than 570 years before the United States ratified its Bill of Rights, England's barons forced King John to accept the... more...

  • England: The Autobiographyby none; John Lewis-Stempel

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 20.78

    Fountainhead of democracy, engine of the Industrial Revolution, epicentre of the globe's greatest empire and the first-ditch stand against an expansionist Germany in two world wars: England's history is among the most fascinating and influential the world has ever known. This volume presents that history in unique form: first-hand, through the words... more...

  • Vanished Kingdomsby Norman Davies

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 20.78

    'The past is a foreign country' has become a truism, yet the past differs from the present in many unfamiliar ways and historical memory is extraordinarily imperfect. The degree to which we think of the European past as the history of France, Germany, Britain, Russia and so on, actually obstructs our view of former reality, and blunts our sensitivity... more...

  • The War is Dead, Long Live the Warby Ed Vulliamy

    Random House 2012; US$ 15.50

    Wars come and go across the headlines and television screens, but for those who survive them, scarred and scattered, they never end. This is a book about post-conflict irresolution, about the lives of those who survived the gulag of concentration camps in north-western Bosnia and about seeking justice for Bosnia today. But justice is not Reckoning.... more...

  • Civil War in Europe, 1905?1949by Stanley G. Payne

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 24.00

    The first account of the civil wars in Europe during the era of the world wars, from 1905 to 1949. more...

  • Orphans of The Empireby Alan Gill

    Penguin Random House Australia 2012; US$ 13.81

    This is a book about the white stolen children - a lost tribe - who were sent to Australia with dreams of a better life, but who, in reality, often suffered great cruelty and abuse. 'This book draws back the curtain on a part of Australian and British history that has been crying out for recognition. All Australians shoud read it' Sir Ronald Wilson'This... more...

  • The Smell Of The Continentby James Munson; Richard Mullen

    Pan Macmillan 2010; US$ 7.29

    ?I remember being much amused last year, when landing at Calais,? wrote Mrs Frances Trollope in her 1835 book, Paris and the Parisians , ?at the answer made by an old traveller to a novice ? making his first voyage. ?What a dreadful smell!? said the uninitiated stranger ? ?it is the smell of the continent, sir!? replied the man of experience. And... more...

  • Foundationby Peter Ackroyd

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 9.12

    Having written enthralling biographies of London and of its great river, the Thames, Peter Ackroyd now turns to England itself. This first volume of six takes us from the time that England was first settled, more than 15,000 years ago, to the death in 1509 of the first Tudor monarch, Henry VII. In it, Ackroyd takes us from Neolithic England, which... more...

  • Edinburghby Michael Fry

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 9.12

    The late poet laureate, Sir John Betjeman, said that Edinburgh was the most beautiful city in Europe. Like some other great cities it is set on seven hills. But only one of these, Rome, rivals Edinburgh in matching the beauty of its setting with the stateliness of its buildings. Edinbrugh, too, provides the backdrop to much of the dark drama of the... more...

  • Calvinists and Catholics during Holland's Golden Ageby Christine Kooi

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 88.00

    This book examines the social, political and religious relationships between Calvinists and Catholics during Holland's Golden Age. more...