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Portillo's Hidden History of Britain

Hardback, 01/11/2018, £20.00
£18.00
A compelling and evocative history of Britain through the stories of its `lost' or abandoned buildings, published to tie in with Channel 5's series of the same name.

Slavery and the French and Haitian Revolutionists: L'attitude de la France a l'egard de l'esclavage pendant la revolution

Paperback, 23/03/2006, £37.95
£34.16
Anna Julia Cooper's dissertation, "L'Attitude de la France l'gard de l'esclavage pendant la revolution", offered a bold interpretation of the French Revolution. This English translation of her work is useful for students and scholars. It helps to better understand the story of Anna Julia Cooper and the importance of her scholarship.

Cryotron Files: The strange death of a pioneering Cold War computer scientist

Paperback, 04/04/2019, £9.99
£8.99
The true life story of Dudley Buck, an American Cold War hero whose pioneering work with computer chips placed him firmly in the sights of the KGB.

Orphans of Empire: The Fate of London's Foundlings

Hardback, 11/04/2019, £20.00
£18.00
The fascinating story of what happened to the orphaned and abandoned children of the London Foundling Hospital, and the consequences of Georgian philanthropy. From serving Britain's growing global empire in the Royal Navy, to the suffering of child workers in the Industrial Revolution, the Foundling Hospital was no simple act of charity.

Georgia's Frontier Women: Female Fortunes in a Southern Colony

Paperback, 15/05/2012, £25.50
£24.00
Ranging from Georgia's founding in the 1730s until the American Revolution, Marsh's history tells a complex story of narrowing opportunities for women as the colony evolved toward stability in the face of sporadic warfare, changes in government, land speculation, and the arrival of slaves and immigrants in growing numbers.

Stalin's Englishman: The Lives of Guy Burgess

Hardback, 10/09/2015, £25.00
£11.99
The extraordinary true story of Guy Burgess, the man at the heart of the Cambridge Spy Ring and a linchpin of Cold War espionage.

Stalin's Englishman: The Lives of Guy Burgess

Paperback, 02/06/2016, £10.99
£9.89
The extraordinary true story of Guy Burgess, the man at the heart of the Cambridge Spy Ring and a linchpin of Cold War espionage.

Mountbattens: Their Lives & Loves

Hardback, 22/08/2019, £20.00
£15.00

Drum Horse in the Fountain: & Other Tales of Heroes and Rogues in the Guards

Hardback, 01/12/2018, £20.00
£18.00
The public perception of the Guards is of soldiers used for just ceremonial duties. The Drum Horse in the Fountain demonstrates how far from the mark is this image. It captures the careers, accomplishments, follies and the occasional crimes of over three hundred men who have served in the seven Regiments of the British sovereign's personal troops.

Moll The Life & Times Of Moll Flanders

Paperback, 05/07/2012, £14.99
£13.49
Features Moll Flanders who is famous for her criminal and sexual adventures, racily portrayed n big and small screen romps as bawdy wench, fallen woman and proto-feminist trailblazer. But who was she? And what world did she really inhabit?

Erebus: The Story of a Ship

Paperback, 30/05/2019, £8.99
£8.09
It's a fascinating story that [Palin] brings full-bloodedly to life.' Guardian `This is an incredible book . Carefully researched and well-crafted, it brings the story of a ship vividly to life.' Sunday Times`A great story .

Wicked Wit of Prince Philip

Hardback, 01/11/2017, £9.99
£8.99
This joyous and timely book celebrates Prince Philip's supremely wicked wit - from his notorious one-liners to less newsworthy witticisms and wry humour.

Imperial Twilight: The Opium War and the End of China's Last Golden Age

Paperback, 06/06/2019, £10.99
£9.89
The definitive history of the Opium War between Britain and China in the nineteenth century, shortlisted for the 2018 Baillie Gifford Prize.

Counterinsurgency: Exposing the Myths of the New Way of War

Paperback, 11/07/2013, £22.99
£20.69
Douglas Porch's sweeping history of counterinsurgency campaigns, ranging from nineteenth-century colonial conquests to General Petraeus' 'Surge' in Iraq, challenges the contemporary mythologising of counterinsurgency as a humane way of war. The reality, he reveals, is that 'hearts and minds' has never been a recipe for lasting stability.

Plague in the Early Modern World: A Documentary History

Paperback, 18/01/2019, £34.99
£31.49
"Plague in the Early Modern World presents a broad range of primary source materials from Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, China, India, and North America that explore the nature and impact of plague and disease in the early modern world"--

Reformation of Feeling: Shaping the Religious Emotions in Early Modern Germany

Paperback, 27/12/2012, £34.49
£31.04
In The Reformation of Feeling, Susan Karant-Nunn looks beyond and beneath the formal doctrinal and moral demands of the Reformation in Germany to examine the emotional tenor of the programs that the emerging creeds-revised Catholicism, Lutheranism, and Calvinism/Reformed theology-developed for their members.

Oxford History of Life Writing: Volume 2. Early Modern

Hardback, 31/05/2018, £36.99
£33.29
Explores life-writing in England between 1500 and 1700, and argues that this was a period which saw remarkable innovations in biography, autobiography, and diary-keeping that laid the foundations for our modern life-writing.

Materialities of Ritual in the Black Atlantic

Hardback, 03/10/2014, £56.00
£50.40
Focusing on everyday rituals, this book includes essays that look at spheres of social action and the places throughout the Atlantic world where African-descended communities have expressed their values, ideas, beliefs, and spirituality in material terms.

In Extremis: The Life of War Correspondent Marie Colvin

Paperback, 25/07/2019, £9.99
£8.99
The gripping life story of the great war correspondent Marie Colvin told by one of her closest friendsMarie Colvin was glamorous, hard-drinking, braver than the boys, with a troubled and rackety personal life.

Darker Side of Western Modernity: Global Futures, Decolonial Options

Paperback, 16/12/2011, £25.99
£23.39
Walter D. Mignolo analyzes the "colonial logic" that has driven five hundred years of Western imperialism, from colonialism through neoliberalism

Making Youth: A History of Youth in Modern Britain

Paperback, 01/12/2016, £25.99
£23.39
This new study explores how British youth was made, and how it made itself, over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Highlighting both change and striking continuity, Melanie Tebbutt traces the origins and development of key themes and debates in the history of modern British youth.

Oblivion or Glory: 1921 and the Making of Winston Churchill

Hardback, 24/09/2019, £20.00
£18.00
An engaging and original account of 1921, a pivotal year for Churchill that had a lasting impact on his political and personal legacy

We Fight Fascists: The 43 Group and Their Forgotten Battle for Post War Britain

Hardback, 22/10/2019, £20.00
£18.00
The story of the Jewish ex-servicemen who fought against Oswald Mosley after World War II

Roller-Coaster: Europe, 1950-2017

Paperback, 05/09/2019, £12.99
£11.69

Sandstorm

Paperback, 07/02/2013, £10.99
£9.89
The overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi has been one of the twenty-first century's defining moments: the Arab world's most bizarre dictator brought down by his own people with the aid of NATO aircraft.

Progresses, Pageants, and Entertainments of Queen Elizabeth I

Paperback, 23/01/2014, £36.99
£33.29
The reign of Elizabeth I was a Golden Age of English culture. Part of Elizabeth's policy of 'popular monarchy' took the form of tours throughout southern England and the Midlands. In return, her hosts staged theatrical performances, pageants, and entertainments. These essays explore the Elizabethan progresses from a range of perspectives.

Bad Queen BESS?: Libels, Secret Histories, and the Politics of Publicity in the Reign of Queen Elizabeth I

Hardback, 07/01/2016, £40.99
£36.89
Explores the role of plot talk, conspiracy theory, and libellous secret history during the Elizabethan regime, analysing the back and forth between Catholic critics and William Cecil and his circle, and the effect this had on the political, cultural, intellectual, and religious history of the time, both in England, and in a wider European context.

Politics of Court Scandal in Early Modern England: News Culture and the Overbury Affair, 1603-1660

Paperback, 29/01/2007, £32.99
£29.69
This is a detailed 2002 study of the political significance of the murder of Sir Thomas Overbury, 1613.

Eqbal Ahmad: Critical Outsider in a Turbulent Age

Hardback, 15/09/2015, £27.00
£24.30
"Activist, journalist, and theorist, Eqbal Ahmad was admired by and consulted by activists and policymakers. He inspired new ways of thinking about militant Islam, the U.S. involvement in Vietnam, and the Cold War. This intellectual biography relates Ahmad's life to the political transformations that occurred globally in the second half of the twentieth century"--Provided by publisher.

Eqbal Ahmad: Critical Outsider in a Turbulent Age

Paperback, 12/09/2017, £20.00
£18.00
"Activist, journalist, and theorist, Eqbal Ahmad was admired by and consulted by activists and policymakers. He inspired new ways of thinking about militant Islam, the U.S. involvement in Vietnam, and the Cold War. This intellectual biography relates Ahmad's life to the political transformations that occurred globally in the second half of the twentieth century"--Provided by publisher.

Worship, Civil War and Community, 1638-1660

Paperback, 16/06/2017, £98.99
£89.09

Riviera Set

Paperback, 06/07/2017, £10.99
£9.89
A portrait of high society in the twentieth century, told through the stories of the guests of Maxine Elliott and Prince Aly Khan at the Chateau de l'Horizon in Cannes.

Our Times

Paperback, 03/09/2009, £12.99
£10.00
When Queen Elizabeth II was crowned in 1953, many proclaimed the start of a new Elizabethan Age. This title takes the reader on a journey, distilling half a century of unprecedented social and political change. It propels you from post-war austerity through the alterations in our social landscape to the multi-cultural Britain.

Spycraft Secrets: An Espionage A-Z

Paperback, 01/09/2017, £9.99
£8.99
Turn these pages and be immersed in the real world of James Bond: assets, black operations, double agents, triple agents ... it's all here.

 

 

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