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Attlee and Churchill: Allies in War, Adversaries in Peace

Paperback, 30/10/2020, £10.99
A groundbreaking and revealing portrait of two of the greatest British political leaders by a prize-winning historian.

Statesman of Europe: A Life of Sir Edward Grey

Hardback, 05/11/2020, £35.00

The Good Sharps: The Brothers and Sisters Who Remade Their World

Hardback, 23/07/2020, £25.00
The enthralling story of an eighteenth-century family and their extraordinary achievements. 'A luminous and detailed account of the lives of this unique family and the turbulent times they navigated .

A People's History of Europe: From World War I to Today

Paperback, 20/02/2021, £16.99
A concise people's history of Europe spanning from the First World War to today

The Time Traveller's Guide to Regency Britain

Hardback, 12/11/2020, £20.00

Progresses, Pageants, and Entertainments of Queen Elizabeth I

Paperback, 23/01/2014, £38.99
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, £43.49
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
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, £32.00
"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, £22.00
"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

Riviera Set

Paperback, 06/07/2017, £10.99
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

Mortal Crimes: The Greatest Theft in History - The Soviet Penetration of the Manhattan Project

Paperback, 15/01/2005, £16.99
development of the atomic bomb * Written by renowned, prize-winning author Nigel West * The full story of Soviet espionage related for the first time 'West's book makes an important contribution to espionage studies' - Publishers Weekly In September 1945 Igor Gouzenko, a cipher clerk based at Ottawa's Soviet embassy, traded a batch of ...

Arabia Felix: Danish Expedition of 1761-1767

Paperback, 13/06/2017, £13.99

1517: Martin Luther and the Invention of the Reformation

Hardback, 10/08/2017, £16.99
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.

Guardians: The League of Nations and the Crisis of Empire

Paperback, 19/07/2017, £14.99
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, £10.99
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
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
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, £15.99
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
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, £8.99

Combined Operations: A Global History of Amphibious and Airborne Warfare

Paperback, 15/09/2017, £24.95
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, £40.49
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
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, £18.99
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
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, £54.99
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, £9.99
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, £8.99
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.

Six Days of War

7, 03/07/2003, £12.99
In Israel and the West, it is called the Six-Day War, in the Arab world it is known as the June War, or simply as 'The Setback'. Never has a conflict so short, unforeseen and largely unwanted by both sides, so transformed the world. This title explores this event both as a military struggle and as a critical episode in the global Cold War.

On Practice and Contradiction

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

Karl Renner - Austria

Hardback, 10/09/2009, £12.99
Austria is often overlooked as one of the successor states to the Habsburg Empire. The Socialist politician Karl Renner (1870 1950) was prime minister of the government that took power in Vienna after the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The author gives an account of Karl Renner's adroit handling of a difficult situation.

Dare Not Linger: The Presidential Years

Hardback, 19/10/2017, £25.00
Drawing on Nelson Mandela's own unfinished memoir, Dare Not Linger is the remarkable story of his presidency told in his own words and those of distinguished South African writer Mandla Langa

Long Exile: A true story of deception and survival amongst the Inuit of the Canadian Arctic

Paperback, 01/10/2007, £10.99
A chilling true story of deception and survival set amidst the Inuit communities of the Canadian Arctic.

My History: A Memoir of Growing Up

Hardback, 08/01/2015, £20.00
The childhood and early life memoir of Antonia Fraser, one of our finest narrative historians.

Men Who Stare at Goats

Paperback, 06/11/2009, £8.99
Now a major film staring George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Spacey and Goat.

Europe since 1945 : A concise history

Paperback, 17/04/1996, £18.99
Updated to take account of events since 1990, including coverage of the major consequences stemming from the breakup of the Soviet empire, this study is both a chronological and a thematic analysis of European history since 1945.

William Tyndale: A Very Brief History

Hardback, 19/10/2017, £12.99
Concise historical introduction to William Tyndale and his continuing influence on the world and how we see it.

1947: when now begins

Hardback, 20/10/2017, £16.99


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