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  • The Little Book of Cardiffby Gareth Bennett; David Collins

    The History Press 2015; US$ 14.57

    The Little Book of Cardiff is an intriguing, fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of places, people and events in the city, from its earliest origins to the present day. Here you can read about the important contributions Cardiff has made to the history of the nation, and meet some of the great men and women, the eccentrics and the scoundrels with which... more...

  • Little Book of Carmarthenshireby Dr Russell Grigg

    The History Press 2015; US$ 14.57

    The Little Book of Carmarthenshire is a highly readable compendium of the history, places and people in Wales's largest county. It provides fascinating facts about all aspects of Carmarthenshire's rich heritage, including sport, industry, religion, education and the arts. This whisle-stop tour through 'the Garden of Wales' covers its breath-taking... more...

  • Swansea in 100 Datesby Geoff Brookes

    The History Press 2015; US$ 11.65

    Experience 100 key dates that shaped Swansea's history, highlighted its people's genius (or silliness) and embraced the unexpected. Featuring an amazing mix of social, criminal and sporting events, this book reveals a past that will fascinate, delight and even shock both residents and visitors of the town. Ideal for dipping into, this addictive little... more...

  • Bloody Welsh History: Swanseaby Geoff Brookes

    The History Press 2012; US$ 4.36

    <div>This book explores the hidden stories of Swansea's long and dangerous past - stories of death, shipwreck and murder. From Romans to the Red Lady, Viking raids to English attacks, deadly diseases, factory riots, slums, cholera and Nazi bombs, you'll never see the city in the same way again. Did Thomas Nash really throw his daughter... more...

  • Glyndwr's Wayby Chris Catling; Ronnie Catling

    Cicerone Press 2005; US$ 14.58

    A guidebook to walking Glyndwr's Way from Knighton to Welshpool to link with Offa's Dyke and create a 172-mile circular route on Wales's third National Trail. Detailed historical references to Owain Glyndwr's rebellion against English rule. The route is split into 12 sections for a two-week trek. more...

  • Growing Up In A Welsh Valleyby Bronwen Hosie

    The History Press 2011; US$ 4.36

    <div>This second collection of nostalgic, humorous and moving tales follows Rhymney - born Dai Morrissey as he leaves the Valley aged eighteen. Dai travels to England where he works for Huson and Terraplane, fitting radios into their luxury cars. Through this work he meets a few celebrities and also his future wife, whom he takes home... more...

  • Negroes in Britainby K. L. Little

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Angleseyby Frances Lynch; Mick Sharp; Jean Williamson

    Windgather Press 2009; US$ 20.00

    The dramatic and stunning Welsh coastal landscapes of the island of Anglesey are documented in this beautiful pictorial record of the history of Anglesey's coast, from prehistoric times to the present day. The fact that Anglesey is an island has been crucial to its history, its coast the scene of prehistoric fishing and oyster catching, Neolithic... more...

  • Anglesey at Warby Geraint Jones

    The History Press 2012; US$ 4.36

    <div>The First and Second World Wars had a profound effect on all parts of Great Britain, and the comparatively isolated and rural island of Anglesey was no exception. Men were recruited and conscripted into the armed forces in large numbers and some parts of Angleley, such as the port town of Holyhead, sprang to life. Many Anglesey men... more...

  • Carmarthen in the Great Warby Steven David John

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 12.99

    How the experience of war impacted on the town, from the initial enthusiasm for sorting out the German kaiser in time for Christmas 1914, to the gradual realization of the enormity of human sacrifice the families of Carmarthen were committed to as the war stretched out over the next four years. A record of the growing disillusion of the people, their... more...