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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, £32.95
£29.66
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, £24.95
£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.

Progresses, Pageants, and Entertainments of Queen Elizabeth I

Paperback, 23/01/2014, £28.49
£25.64
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, £35.00
£31.50
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.

Eqbal Ahmad: Critical Outsider in a Turbulent Age

Paperback, 12/09/2017, £19.95
£17.96
"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

Hardback, 15/09/2015, £27.95
£25.16
"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.

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

Paperback, 29/01/2007, £30.99
£27.89
This is a detailed 2002 study of the political significance of the murder of Sir Thomas Overbury, 1613.

Worship, Civil War and Community, 1638-1660

Paperback, 16/06/2017, £95.00
£85.50

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.

Cold War Counterfeit Spies: Tales of Espionage - Genuine or Bogus?

Hardback, 30/07/2016, £25.00
£22.50
An astonishing expose of previously celebrated spies.

At Her Majesty's Secret Service: The Chiefs of Britain's Intelligence Agency, MI6

Hardback, 30/06/2016, £19.99
£17.99
The first detailed, in-depth look at the heads of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service. A New, extended edition

Double Cross in Cairo: The True Story of the Spy Who Changed the Tide of War in the Middle East

Hardback, 07/01/2015, £20.00
£18.00
Using declassified files, Nigel West explores the heroic exploits of one of the Second World War's most closely guarded secrets.

Prince Henry Revived: Image and Exemplarity in Early-modern England

Hardback, 01/12/2007, £30.00
£27.00
There can be few examples of more intensive fashioning and self-fashioning of a Renaissance figure than that of Price Henry (1594-1612). This collection of essays examines the artisitic and cultural response to Prince Henry of Wales.

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.

Arabia Felix: Danish Expedition of 1761-1767

Paperback, 13/06/2017, £11.99
£10.79

1517: Martin Luther and the Invention of the Reformation

Hardback, 10/08/2017, £16.99
£15.29
Did Martin Luther really post his 95 Theses to the Wittenberg Castle Church door in October 1517? Probably not, says Reformation historian Peter Marshall. But though the event might be mythic, it became one of the great defining episodes in Western history, a symbol of religious freedom of conscience which still shapes our world 500 years later.

Cold War: A World History

Hardback, 31/08/2017, £30.00
£27.00

Dragons: Ten Entrepreneurs Who Built Britain

Paperback, 13/07/2017, £9.99
£8.99
The inspiring stories of ten great British entrepreneurs from the Elizabethan age to the present - how their genius made Britain great and shaped the global marketplace.

Advancing Empire: English Interests and Overseas Expansion, 1613-1688

Paperback, 03/07/2017, £25.99
£23.39
This book explores seventeenth-century English overseas expansion, offering a unique interpretation of the history of the early modern English Empire.

Albert Hourani's History of the Arab Peoples

Paperback, 04/07/2017, £5.99
£5.39
Albert Hourani's A History of the Arab Peoples is unsurpassed as an overview of Arab history from the rise of Islam to the late twentieth century. Going far beyond political history, it provides a deep analysis of social, cultural and economic structures.

Frank Dikotter's Mao's Great Famine

Paperback, 05/07/2017, £5.99
£5.39
Dikotter's 2010 masterpiece catalogues the tragedy and the cover-up of the hideous famine caused by the Great Leap Forward-Mao Zedong's disastrous attempt to jumpstart industrialization in China in the late 1950s.

All Things Made New: Writings on the Reformation

Paperback, 07/09/2017, £10.99
£9.89
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

7, 01/10/2006, £12.99
£11.69
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
£8.99

Wounds: A Memoir of War and Love

Hardback, 18/09/2017, £18.99
£13.29
A family story of blood and memory and the haunting power of the past.

Mahmood Mamdani's Citizen and Subject: Contemporary Africa and the Legacy of Late Colonialism

Paperback, 05/07/2017, £5.99
£5.39
In Citizen and Subject, Mahmood Mamdani challenges dominant views of the crisis of postcolonial Africa, particularly that the problems the continent faces are home grown. Citizen and Subject insists that the current crisis is the institutional legacy of colonialism.

George Lefebvre's The Coming of the French Revolution

Paperback, 15/07/2017, £5.99
£5.39
Four social groups brought down the French monarchy. Why? Because in 1789 each of these very different groups had compelling reasons to defy royal authority.

Odd Arne Westad's The Global Cold War: Third World Interventions And The Making Of Our Times

Paperback, 05/07/2017, £5.99
£5.39
Westad's seminal 2005 work shifts the focus of Cold War studies from Europe to the post-World War II interventions by both the Soviet Union and the United States in the affairs of developing nations in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

China Since 1949

Paperback, 26/05/2011, £14.99
£13.49

Geoffrey Parker's Global Crisis: War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century

Paperback, 04/07/2017, £5.99
£5.39
Geoffrey Parker spent 15 years writing this ambitious history of the tumultuous 17th century, a period in the grip of what historians term the General Crisis (2013).

Cromwell at War: The Lord General and His Military Revolution

Hardback, 30/06/2017, £25.00
£22.50
Oliver Cromwell was arguably the most significant political figure in the early modern history of the British Isles. Yet he was also a military leader, with significant battlefield victories to his credit.

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.

Sixties Unplugged: A Kaleidoscopic History of a Disorderly Decade

Paperback, 01/08/2013, £14.99
£13.49
A vividly readable, powerfully argued revisionist history of the 1960s.

After Ireland: Irish Literature Since 1945 and the Failed Republic

Hardback, 12/10/2017, £25.00
£22.50
A magisterial survey of the ways in which postwar Irish writers have witnessed the frustration of the promise of Irish independence.

1968 in Europe

Paperback, 30/04/2008, £25.00
£22.50
A concise reference for researchers on the protest movements of the 1960s and 1970s, this book covers the history of the various national protest movements, the transnational aspects of these movements, and the common narratives and cultures of memory surrounding them.

History of the Present

7, 19/06/2000, £8.99
£8.09
Amounting to a history of Central Europe after the collapse of soviet control, Ash joins the East Germans in their decisive vote for unification, visiting the former leader in prison, accompanies the Poles on their roller-coaster ride to democracy, travels through the killing fields of Kosovo and more.

We the People: The Revolution of '89 Witnessed in Warsaw, Budapest, Be

Paperback, 28/10/1999, £7.99
£7.19
On 4 June 1989 the Communist regime in Warsaw collapsed as Solidarity won the election, 12 days later Imre Nagy was buried in Budapest, 31 years after his execution. The Berlin Wall came down and in Prague, Vaclav Havel masterminded the Velvet Revolution. The author was witness to all these events.

On Practice and Contradiction

Paperback, 05/09/2017, £9.99
£8.99
The writings that underpinned the Chinese revolution, introduced by Slavoj Zizek.

 

 

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