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  • Infamous Victoriansby Giles St Aubyn

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 20.41

    'Even the lives of scoundrels play some part in portraying an age...' Our interest in all things Victorian - in the seamy side of the era especially - is ageless and undimmed. Giles St. Aubyn's Infamous Victorians , first published in 1971, stands as a brilliant illumination of two dark stories of the time, replete with sinister elements of iniquity... more...

  • Mud, Blood and Poppycockby Gordon Corrigan

    Orion 2012; US$ 12.99

    The true story of how Britain won the First World War. The popular view of the First World War remains that of BLACKADDER: incompetent generals sending brave soldiers to their deaths. Alan Clark quoted a German general's remark that the British soldiers were 'lions led by donkeys'. But he made it up. Indeed, many established 'facts' about 1914-18... more...

  • Anglo-Saxon Englandby Frank M. Stenton

    Oxford University Press 1970; US$ 154.99 US$ 133.29

    This classic history covers the period c. 550-1087 and traces the development of English society from the oldest Anglo-Saxon laws, the growth of royal power, and the extension of private lordship to the establishment of feudalism after the Norman Conquest. more...

  • Tito and the Rise and Fall of Yugoslaviaby Richard West

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 21.87

    Few figures have dominated a nation's destiny as much as Marshal Tito of former Yugoslavia. For nearly thirty years he held together mutually hostile religious groups in a deeply divided country, but his death in 1980 rekindled centuries-old hatreds and by 1992 Yugoslavia ceased to exist. In this revealing biography, Richard West questions the full... more...

  • The Templarsby Piers Paul Read

    Orion 2012; US$ 12.99

    The dramatic, ultimately tragic history of the Knights Templar, the largest and most powerful military order of the Crusades. Sifting myth from history, Piers Paul Read reveals the Templars - the multinational force of warrior monks, in their white tunics with red crosses over chainmail. They were not only unique among Christian institutions but... more...

  • Amsterdamby Russell Shorto

    Little, Brown Book Group 2013; US$ 13.99

    Amsterdam is not just any city. Despite its relative size it has stood alongside its larger cousins - Paris, London, Berlin - and has influenced the modern world to a degree that few other cities have. Sweeping across the city's colourful thousand year history, Amsterdam will bring the place to life: its sights and smells; its politics and people.... more...

  • A Radical History Of Britainby Edward Vallance

    Little, Brown Book Group 2013; US$ 17.99

    From medieval Runnymede to twentieth-century Jarrow, from King Alfred to George Orwell by way of John Lilburne and Mary Wollstonecraft, a rich and colourful thread of radicalism runs through a thousand years of British history. In this fascinating study, Edward Vallance traces a national tendency towards revolution, irreverence and reform wherever... more...

  • Family Fortunesby Leonore Davidoff; Catherine Hall

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 51.95

    Family Fortunes has become a seminal text in class and gender history. Published to wide critical acclaim in 1987, its influence in the field continues to be extensive. It has cast new light on the perception of middle-class society and gender relations between 1780 and 1850. This revised edition contains a substantial new introduction, placing... more...

  • The Assassination of the Archdukeby Greg King; Sue Woolmans

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 18.99

    Drawing on unpublished letters and rare primary sources, King and Woolmans tell the true story behind the tragic romance and brutal assassination that sparked World War I In the summer of 1914, three great empires dominated Europe: Germany, Russia, and Austria-Hungary. Four years later all had vanished in the chaos of World War I. One event precipitated... more...

  • The Antonia Fraser Collectionby Antonia Fraser

    Orion 2013; US$ 66.99

    Nine ebooks from the bestselling historian Antonia Fraser, shedding light on some of the most fascinating and controversial people and events of European history. MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS Mary, Queen of Scots passed her childhood in France and married the dauphin to become queen of France at the age of sixteen. Widowed less than two years later, she... more...