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The Invention of Sicily: A Mediterranean History

Hardback, 13/07/2021, £16.99
£15.29
A rich and fascinating cultural history of the Mediterranean's enigmatic heart

Midnight in Cairo: The Female Stars of Egypt's Roaring `20s

Hardback, 06/05/2021, £20.00
£18.00
The fascinating story of the women of Cairo's decadent interwar nightlife and entertainment industry, which celebrates these feminist cultural icons' triumphs, presenting a unique view of the rise of Arab feminism.

Free World: Art and Thought in the Cold War

Hardback, 02/09/2021, £30.00
£27.00
Longlisted for the 2021 National Book Award for Nonfiction The Cold War was not just a contest of power. It was also about ideas, in the broadest sense - economic and political, artistic and personal.

The Vietnam War: 1956-75

Paperback, 20/01/2022, £11.99
£10.79

The Franco-Prussian War: 1870-71

Paperback, 20/01/2022, £11.99
£10.79

The British Government and the Falkland Islands, 1974-79

Paperback, 01/01/2014, £65.00
£58.50
Drawing on recently declassified government files, private papers and interviews, this book argues that through a combination of preventative diplomacy and robust defence planning, the Labour government of 1974-79 succeeded in maintaining peace, avoiding the fate of its Tory successors.

The British Government And The Falkland Islands, 1974-79

Hardback, 01/09/2014, £79.99
£71.99
Drawing on recently declassified government files, private papers and interviews, this book argues that through a combination of preventative diplomacy and robust defence planning, the Labour government of 1974-79 succeeded in maintaining peace, avoiding the fate of its Tory successors.

We Don't Know Ourselves: A Personal History of Ireland Since 1958

Hardback, 30/09/2021, £25.00
£22.50
Fintan O'Toole - Ireland's leading public intellectual and author of Heroic Failure - tells a history of Ireland in his own time.

Sustainable Utopias: The Art and Politics of Hope in Germany

Hardback, 25/02/2022, £31.95
£28.76
Jennifer Allen details a German utopian movement that arose against capitalist triumphalism at the end of the Cold War. Describing public art and history projects, alongside novel community-centered political institutions, Allen shows how activists invited ordinary people to build a radically new society free from alienation and disenfranchisement.

The Black Joke: The True Story of One British Ship's Battle Against the Slave Trade

Hardback, 03/02/2022, £25.00
£22.50
A groundbreaking history of the Black Joke, the most famous member of the British Royal Navy's anti-slavery squadron, and the long fight to end the transatlantic slave trade.

Muslims and the Making of Modern Europe

Hardback, 27/01/2022, £26.99
£24.29
Drawing upon Muslim Europe's own voices, institutions, and experiences, this compelling work reframes the debates on European secularism, the historic role of Shari'a law in diverse European states, Muslims and Nazis, Muslims and Communists, and the contributions of Muslims to Europe today.

Winston Churchill: His Times, His Crimes

Hardback, 10/05/2022, £25.00
£22.50
The life and crimes of the last, great Imperialist

1930s Childhood: From Conker Fights to Coal Fires

Paperback, 10/02/2022, £9.99
£8.99
Nostalgic book takes you back to a different age, remembering what life was like for those growing up in the 1930s.

The Queen: 70 Glorious Years

Hardback, 03/02/2022, £24.95
£22.46

The Duke: 100 Chapters in the Life of Prince Philip

Paperback, 26/11/2021, £8.99
£8.09
A sparkling celebration of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, now updated with reflections on his funeral and legacy in his centenary year

Scottish Steam 1948-1966: The Railway Photographs of Andrew Grant Forsyth

Paperback, 18/06/2021, £17.99
£16.19
Showcasing this stunning collection of photographs taken on visits to Scotland nearly every year between 1948 and 1966

Remembering Steam: The End of British Rail Steam in Photographs

Paperback, 03/06/2021, £20.00
£18.00
Commemorating the anniversary of the end of steam railway traction in Britain

East and North Eastern Steam - Former LNER Territory 1947-1958: The Railway Photographs of Andrew Grant Forsyth

Paperback, 26/11/2021, £19.99
£17.99
Showcasing the changing scene of locomotive power across the former LNER territories from Newcastle to North London

L M S & L N E R Steam Locomotives: The Post War Era

Hardback, 15/07/2021, £25.00
£22.50
Many of the photographs selected are rare and unusual for a variety of reasons which should appeal to railway historians and steam enthusiasts alike.

Britain Alone: The Path from Suez to Brexit

Paperback, 20/01/2022, £10.99
£9.89
A magisterial and profoundly perceptive survey of Britain's post-war role on the global stage, from Suez to Brexit. 'The fullest long-run political and diplomatic narrative yet of Britain's fateful, tragi-comic road to Brexit.' DAVID KYNASTON 'An instant classic .

Spymaster: The Man Who Saved MI6

Hardback, 01/10/2021, £20.00
£18.00
The dramatic story of a man who stood at the center of British intelligence operations, the ultimate spymaster of World War Two: Thomas Kendrick

Progresses, Pageants, and Entertainments of Queen Elizabeth I

Paperback, 23/01/2014, £40.99
£36.89
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, £45.99
£41.39
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, £33.99
£30.59
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, £30.00
£27.00
"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.

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, £105.00
£94.50

Guardians: The League of Nations and the Crisis of Empire

Paperback, 19/07/2017, £14.99
£13.49
An entirely new account of the transformation of the imperial order after World War I, recovering the crucial role of the League of Nations in setting up international governance of colonial territories seized from the defeated powers, and showing how the actions of the League shaped the modern world of nation states.

All Things Made New: Writings on the Reformation

Paperback, 07/09/2017, £12.99
£11.69
The reformation which engulfed England and Europe in the sixteenth century was one of the most highly-charged, bloody and transformative periods in their history, and has remained one of the most contested. This book explores a turbulent and endlessly fascinating era.

Uncommon Reader: A Life of Edward Garnett

Hardback, 02/11/2017, £30.00
£27.00
Over a career spanning nearly fifty years Edward Garnett - editor, critic and publisher's reader - would become one of the most influential men in twentieth-century British literature.

Diary of an Ordinary Schoolgirl

Hardback, 07/12/2017, £10.99
£9.89
24 July, SaturdayBought a pair of shorts - white, very short with two pockets. Algebra, 6th = 74%. Latin = 55% Thrilled! Eng Literature, Top = 79% but Lang. 4th = 60%. History top = 85% smashing! French 12th = 61%. Geography, disgusting, 2nd = 67%.

State of the Middle East: An Atlas of Conflict and Resolution

Paperback, 01/10/2006, £15.99
£11.19
Provides an understanding the Middle East and its pivotal role in global politics. The author uses his forensic skills to unravel the history of this arena of confrontation and instability. He highlights key issues and maps their global implication to explain why the Middle East has become, and will remain, the focal point for foreign policy.

Mao and the Chinese Revolution

Paperback, 05/08/2004, £9.99
£6.99
From the collapse of the old Chinese Empire in 1912 to the foundation of the People's Republic in 1949, Mao Zedong's history is linked with that of contemporary China and with the history of world communism as well. His version of guerilla warfare and revolution resulted in the construction of a socialist society.

Fishers of Men

Paperback, 07/09/2017, £9.99
£8.99

Combined Operations: A Global History of Amphibious and Airborne Warfare

Paperback, 15/09/2017, £30.00
£27.00
This compelling book provides the first broad history of the evolution of combined operations since antiquity. Leading scholar Jeremy Black provides a balanced assessment of strategic, operational, and technical developments over time, considering both the potential and limitations of amphibious and airborne warfare-past, present, and future.

Spirit of '68: Rebellion in Western Europe and North America, 1956-1976

Paperback, 02/10/2008, £42.99
£38.69
1968 witnessed a highly unusual sequence of popular rebellions worldwide. Gerd-Rainer Horn offers a fascinating re-assessment of these turbulent times, arguing that 1968 cannot be seen in isolation; it must be viewed in the context of a much larger period of experimentation and revolt.

City of Oranges: An Intimate History of the Arabs and Jews of Jaffa

Hardback, 05/10/2017, £25.00
£22.50
A new edition of this acclaimed history of Arabs and Jews in Jaffa, with a major new afterword.
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