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  • Nelsonby Andrew Lambert

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 13.12

    'Fascinating . . . Shot through with fresh insights . . . No previous biography has attempted anything so comprehensive.' Observer Nelson is a thrilling new appraisal of Horatio Nelson, the greatest practitioner of naval command the world has ever seen. It explores the professional, personal, intellectual and practical origins of one man's... more...

  • Franklinby Andrew Lambert

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    In 1845 Captain Sir John Franklin led a large, well equipped expedition to complete the conquest of the Canadian Arctic, to find the fabled North West Passage connecting the North Atlantic to the North Pacific. Yet Franklin, his ships and his men were fated never to return. The cause of their loss remains a mystery. In Franklin , Andrew Lambert presents... more...

  • Admiralsby Andrew Lambert

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 13.12

    The true story of how Britain's maritime power helped gain this country unparalleled dominance of the world's economy, Admirals celebrates the rare talents of the men who shaped the most successful fighting force in world history. Told through the lives and battles of eleven of our most remarkable admirals - men such as James II and Robert Blake... more...

  • The Challengeby Andrew Lambert

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 14.57

    In the summer of 1812 Britain stood alone, fighting for her very survival against a vast European Empire. Only the Royal Navy stood between Napoleon's legions and ultimate victory. In that dark hour America saw its chance to challenge British dominance: her troops invaded Canada and American frigates attacked British merchant shipping, the lifeblood... more...

  • The Crimean Warby Andrew Lambert

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    In contrast to every other book about the conflict Andrew Lambert's ground-breaking study The Crimean War: British Grand Strategy against Russia, 1853-1856 is neither an operational history of the armies in the Crimea, nor a study of the diplomacy of the conflict. The core concern is with grand strategy, the development and implementation of national... more...

  • Crusoe's Islandby Andrew Lambert

    Faber & Faber 2016; US$ 13.99

    From an acclaimed naval historian, Crusoe's Island charts the curious relationship between the British and an island on the other side of the world: Robinson Crusoe, in the South Pacific. The tiny island assumed a remarkable position in British culture, most famously in Daniel Defoe's novel. Andrew Lambert reveals the truth behind the legend of... more...

  • Neoliberal Capitalism and Precarious Workby Rob Lambert; Andrew Herod

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2016; US$ 40.00

    Since the renaissance of market politics on a global scale, precarious work has become pervasive. Divided into two parts, the first section of this cross-disciplinary book analyses the different forms of precarious work that have arisen over the past thirty years. These transformations are captured in ethnographically orientated chapters on sweatshops;... more...

  • Sea Eagles of Empireby Simon Elliott; Andrew Lambert

    The History Press 2016; US$ 16.49

    The Roman war machine comprised land and naval forces. Although the former has been studied extensively, less has been written and understood about the naval forces of the Roman Empire. Britain’s navy, known as Classis Britannica until the mid-third century, was a strong fighting force in its own right. Its vessel types, personnel, tactics, roles and... more...

  • The Transition to Democracy in Paraguayby Peter Lambert; Andrew Nickson

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2016; US$ 77.22

    The transition to democracy in Paraguay has been one of the most difficult in Latin America. This book highlights the limitations of the process of democratisation in a country which lacked a previous democratic tradition and where the legacy of the harsh regime of Alfredo Stroessner (1954-89) is enduring. The book describes the nature of the Stroessner... more...

  • On Politics and Parksby George Lambert Bristol; Andrew Sansom

    Texas A&M University Press 2012; Not Available

    When George Bristol first saw the mountains surrounding East Glacier, Montana, in the early summer of 1961, he was, in his own words, awed to his depths. Thus began a love affair with nature and public parks that has endured for more than fifty years. This same love affair would lead Bristol to become a crusader for America’s national parks and,... more...