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  • Admiral Jellicoeby Arthur Applin

    The Floating Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    Military history buffs will appreciate this exhaustively researched and richly detailed biography of Admiral John Jellicoe, a leader in the British Navy who rose to prominence for his battlefield successes during World War I, including, most notably, for his unconventional but successful tactics in the Battle of Jutland. more...

  • A Drop in the Oceanby Polly Pullar

    Birlinn 2014; US$ 14.57

    This is the story of Muck told through the eyes of Lawrence MacEwen, working farmer and much-loved laird. Polly Pullar tells the fascinating tale of one of the Hebrides unique thriving small communities through the colourful anecdotes of Lawrence MacEwen, whose family have owned the island since 1896. A wonderfully benevolent, and eccentric character,... more...

  • WW1 at Seaby Victoria Carolan

    Oldcastle Books 2014; US$ 13.99

    Now in paperback, a history of a neglected yet vital aspect of World War I history Images of World War I in the popular consciousness normally involve the bloody attrition of trench warfare, the miles of mud, the shattered earth, and the tangled miles of barbed wire. However there was another significant arena of war?the battle for control of... more...

  • Seton Gordonby Raymond Eagle

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2014; US$ 14.57

    Seton Gordon was born in 1886 into an Aberdeenshire family and was to live to the age of 91. In that time his life spanned some of the most momentous changes in civilisation and yet his travels rarely took him away from Scotland for long. He dedicated his life to natural history and in his awareness of the environment he was ahead of his time. He... more...

  • Glasgow Sightsby MobileReference

    MobileReference 2012; US$ 3.99

    This illustrated Travel Guide is a part of the Mobi Sights series, our concise guides that only feature the most essential information on city attractions. This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. Inside you will find a locator map and a list of top attractions linked to individual... more...

  • Bob Servantby Bob Servant; Neil Forsyth

    Birlinn 2011; US$ 8.44

    In Delete This At Your Peril, Neil Forsyth introduced the fictional character Bob Servant to the UK and North America and his creation quickly gained a critically-led cult following. Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh picked Delete This At Your Peril for Esquire?s Funniest Books Ever Written and both the book and the Bob Servant character are being... more...

  • British Columbia Adventure Guideby Ed Readicker-Henderson

    Hunter Publishing 2007; US$ 9.99

    From early explorers and Gold Rush days to modern times, British Columbia has always attracted visitors. Its rich landscape is filled with forests, glaciers and rivers that draw outdoor enthusiasts; more rugged adventurers ride the Alaska Highway, an engineering marvel that cuts across the territory amid stunning scenery. Visit Vancouver, the biggest... more...

  • The Bordersby Alistair Moffat

    Birlinn 2011; US$ 12.67

    Highly readable…a lively, clear style.' - Northern History This is the story of the border: a place of beginnings and endings, of differences and similarities. It is the story of England and Scotland, told not from the remoteness of London or Edinburgh or in the tired terms of national histories, but up close and personal, toe to toe and eyeball... more...

  • From Machair to Mountainsby Michael Parker Pearson

    Oxbow Books 2012; US$ 35.00

    South Uist in the Outer Hebrides has some of the best preserved archaeological remains within Britain and even further afield. Three distinct ecological zones - grassland machair plain, peaty blackland and mountains - each bear the imprint of human occupation over many millennia. The machair strip, long uninhabited, is filled with hundreds of settlement... more...

  • Rewriting St Kildaby Donald Meek; Bill Lawson; Cathlin Macaulay; John Love; Richard Luxmoore

    The Islands Book Trust 2013; US$ 8.74

    The world-wide fascination with the deserted islands of St Kilda shows no sign of waning, and we all share certain conventional assumptions about and stereotypical images of the islands – remoteness, dramatic landscape and bird-life, a distinctive ‘primitive? community, the St Kilda Parliament, the mailboat, the strict teachings of the Church, an... more...