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British Imperialism 1688-2000

7, 17/08/2001, £37.99
In the new single-volume edition of this groundbreaking history of the Empire, Professors Cain and Hopkins have refurbished and further developed their strong and provocative arguments. The text includes a substantive new introduction and conclusion, and an original discussion of globalization.

The Lost Pianos of Siberia: A Sunday Times Book of 2020

Paperback, 28/01/2021, £10.99
That they might be capable of making music in such a hostile landscape feels like a miracle. The Lost Pianos of Siberia is an absorbing story about a piano hunt - a quixotic quest through two centuries of Russian history and eight time zones stretching across an eleventh of the world's land surface.

Blood and Diamonds: Germany's Imperial Ambitions in Africa

Hardback, 06/04/2021, £28.95
The history of mass-market diamonds goes back to German imperialism in Southwest Africa. Corporate power and state violence combined in the genocide of the Herero and Nama peoples, whose mineral-rich land supplied budding consumer demand in the United States. Steven Press makes clear that mass luxury has always come at a huge price.


Paperback, 03/02/2015, £10.99

Endpapers: A Family Story of Books, War, Escape and Home

Hardback, 04/03/2021, £20.00
A powerful portrait of a Jewish German family divided by exile, abandonment and emigration.

The Bad Trip: Dark Omens, New Worlds and the End of the Sixties

Paperback, 04/03/2021, £9.99
An intriguing, first-of-its-kind cultural history of the turn of the 1960s

Victory in the Kitchen: The Life of Churchill's Cook

Paperback, 04/03/2021, £9.99
The story of the twentieth century through one woman's life and the food she cooked for our most famous Prime Minister, Winston Churchill.

Gwen Raverat: Friends, Family and Affections

Paperback, 25/02/2021, £16.99
'The best of these Darwins is that they are cut out of rock - three taps is enough to convince one how immense is their solidarity.' So wrote Virginia Woolf affectionately of Gwen Raverat, the granddaughter of Charles Darwin. In this first full biography, Frances Spalding looks beyond the artist Gwen Raverat's childhood memoir;

The Partition: Ireland Divided, 1885-1925

Hardback, 01/04/2021, £25.00

Blood and Iron: The Rise and Fall of the German Empire 1871-1918

Hardback, 14/01/2021, £14.99
The enthralling story of the German Empire, from its violent rise to its spectacular fall

The Great Crash 1929

Paperback, 06/05/2021, £9.99

Frostquake: The frozen winter of 1962 and how Britain emerged a different country

Hardback, 04/02/2021, £18.99
'Juliet Nicolson is brilliant at recapturing mood, moment and character . That spring, new life was unleashed, along with freedoms we take for granted today. 'Frostquake is wholly remarkable .

The Ulster Unionist Party: Country Before Party?

Hardback, 03/01/2019, £63.00
This volume provides the first-ever membership study of the Ulster Unionist Party.

evolution of troubles

Hardback, 01/06/2007, £45.00

Britain'S Korean War: Cold War Diplomacy, Strategy and Security 1950-53

Hardback, 30/11/2013, £80.00
This book investigates the UK's experience as a junior partner in the only Cold war conflict where some of the main protagonists confronted each other on the battlefield. The author assesses the strains within the 'Special Relationship' between London and Washington and offers a new perspective on the limits and successes of British influence. -- .

A General History of the Lives, Murders and Adventures of the Most Notorious Pirates

Hardback, 24/09/2020, £20.00
This new edition of the most influential book about pirates ever written presents twenty action-packed biographies of the likes of Blackbeard and Captain Kidd along with the celebrated female pirates Mary Reed and Anne Bonny. A classic from 1724 brought back to life with extra material from the Library collections.

Imperial Nostalgia

Paperback, 12/07/2021, £14.99
A short, polemical study of the persistence of imperial nostalgia in modern British culture, politics, heritage and media. -- .

Breaking Things at Work: The Luddites Are Right About Why You Hate Your Job

Paperback, 09/02/2021, £9.99
A manifesto for the neo-luddite revolution: an exhilarating challenge to the way we think about work, technology, progress, and what we want from the future

Liberalism at Large: The World According to the Economist

Paperback, 23/03/2021, £16.99
Path-breaking history of modern liberalism told through the pages of one of its most zealous supporters

The Shadow of the Mine: Coal and the End of Industrial Britain

Hardback, 28/06/2021, £20.00
The rise and fall of Britain's most important industry

Going to My Father's House: A History of My Times

Hardback, 06/07/2021, £25.00
A historian's personal journey in the complex questions of immigration, home and nation.

One Man's Terrorist: A Political History of the IRA

Paperback, 29/06/2021, £9.99
A history of "the Troubles": the radical politics of Republicanism.

I Want You to Know We're Still Here: My family, the Holocaust and my search for truth

Paperback, 21/01/2021, £9.99
A BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK 'Esther Safran Foer has written of her family in a way that is both uniquely and heartbreakingly her story and a deeply important testament for Ashkenazi Jews. Her memories are our important history.' Robert Peston, ITV Political Editor

London and the Seventeenth Century: The Making of the World's Greatest City

Hardback, 02/02/2021, £25.00
The first comprehensive history of seventeenth-century London, told through the lives of those who experienced it

Samuel Pepys: Plague, Fire, Revolution

Hardback, 02/11/2015, £29.95
Published to coincide with a major exhibition at the National Maritime Museum to mark the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, this book centres on Samuel Pepys (1633-1703), the famous diarist and the greatest administrator of the Stuart Age.

`The Right Ordering of Souls` - The Parish of All Saints` Bristol on the Eve of the Reformation

Paperback, 22/01/2021, £25.00
The relationship between people and parish in the late medieval ages illuminated by this study of a remarkable survival from the period.

I May Be Some Time: The Story Behind the Antarctic Tragedy of Captain Scott

Paperback, 05/07/2018, £10.99
The anticipated new novel by Francis Spufford, Light Perpetual, is now available to preorder! When Captain Scott died in 1912 on his way back from the South Pole, his story became a myth embedded in the national imagination.

Oxford History of Anglicanism, Volume IV: Global Western Anglicanism, c. 1910-present

Paperback, 04/07/2019, £31.99
A volume considering the history of the Anglican communion from 1910 to the present.

Inky Fingers: The Making of Books in Early Modern Europe

Hardback, 26/06/2020, £31.95
Renowned historian Anthony Grafton invites us to see the scholars of early modern Europe as laborers. Bookish but hardly divorced from physical tasks, they were artisans of script and print. Drawing new connections between text and craft, publishing and intellectual history, Grafton shows that the life of the mind depends on the work of the hands.

Fall of Robespierre: 24 Hours in Revolutionary Paris

Hardback, 01/08/2021, £25.00
The day of 9 Thermidor (27 July 1794) is universally acknowledged as a major turning-point in the history of the French Revolution. Maximilien Robespierre, the most prominent member of the Committee of Public Safety, was planning to destroy one of the most dangerous plots that the Revolution had faced.

Unravelled Dreams: Silk and the Atlantic World, 1500-1840

Hardback, 23/04/2020, £29.99
A fascinating account of attempts to cultivate silk across New Spain, New France, British North America and the early United States. Ben Marsh shows how commodity failure, as much as success, can offer new insights into the aspirations, environment, and economic life in colonial societies.

Enoch Powell and the Making of Postcolonial Britain

Hardback, 03/10/2013, £94.99
In this radically revisionist reading of the life and political career of Enoch Powell, Camilla Schofield shows how Powell and his supporters illuminate the complex relationship between British social democracy, racism and the domestic politics of imperial decline in post-war Britain.

Enoch Powell and the Making of Postcolonial Britain

Paperback, 26/11/2015, £27.99
In this radically revisionist reading of the life and political career of Enoch Powell, Camilla Schofield shows how Powell and his supporters illuminate the complex relationship between British social democracy, racism and the domestic politics of imperial decline in post-war Britain.

Great Partition: The Making of India and Pakistan

Paperback, 04/07/2017, £12.99
A reappraisal of the tumultuous Partition and how it ignited long-standing animosities between India and Pakistan

The Greek Revolution: A Critical Dictionary

Hardback, 25/03/2021, £31.95
The Greek war for independence (1821-1830) goes missing from the narrative of the Age of Revolutions, yet the overthrow of Ottoman rule was of profound political significance. The Greek Revolution offers short essays detailing the activities, personalities, intellectual underpinnings, and global resonances of a pivotal episode in modern history.

From Judaism to Calvinism: The Life and Writings of Immanuel Tremellius (c.1510-1580)

Hardback, 28/08/2007, £125.00
Immanuel Tremellius (1510-1580) was one of the most significant and important theological scholars of the Reformation. Following his conversion to Christianity from Judaism, he rose to prominence in the mid-sixteenth century as a professor of Hebrew and Old Testament studies. This book studies Tremellius' life and works.

Jews and the Reformation

Hardback, 02/06/2020, £30.00

Breathing: An Inspired History

Hardback, 12/04/2021, £20.00
The story of breathing; a tale relevant to everyone.


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