Category: History - Britain / Ireland.


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British society since 1945

By: Marwick, Arthur

Price: $4.00

Publisher: London : Penguin Books, c1990.,

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By: Johnson, Paul

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York : Viking, c2009.,

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Churchill's Empire

By: Toye, Richard

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.,

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Churchill's Grand Alliance

By: Charmley, John

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Harvest Books,

The New York Times Book Review called John Charmley's previous book on Winston Churchill "entertaining, informative, and infuriating." With equally impressive scholarship, eloquence, and wit, Charmley now turns to the Anglo-American "special relationship" that was the cornerstone of Churchill's foreign policy, ruthlessly stripping away the myth to reveal the unsentimental reality of the Churchill years and beyond, from 1940 to 1957. Churchill carried on the war because o... View more info


By: Hickman, Katie

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York : Morrow, c2003.,

During the course of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries a small group of women rose from impoverished obscurity to positions of great power, independence and wealth. In doing so they took control of their lives -- and those of other people -- and made the world do their will. Men went to great lengths in desperate attempts to gain and retain a courtesan's favors, but she was always courted for far more than sex. In an age in which women were generally not well... View more info

Dickens' fur coat and Charlotte's unanswered letters

By: Daniel Pool

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York : HarperCollinsPublishers, 1997., 1997,

It was the Best of Times, it was the Worst of Times, but most of all, as Daniel Pool reveals in this delightful new book, it was a time of surprisingly outrageous behavior. Dickens' Fur Coat and Charlotte's Unanswered Letters plunks the reader down in the middle of the London book world to expose the madcap shenanigans, rows, rivalries, and general mayhem perpetrated by the supposedly prudish Victorians. We see Dickens on his first American book tour having bits of his f... View more info

England as you like it

By: Toth, Susan Allen

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 1995.,

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Gandhi & Churchill

By: Herman, Arthur

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 2008.,

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Great Victorian lives

By: Brunskill, Ian

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London : Times Books, 2007.,

Documenting the lives of the great and the good, the first obituaries appeared in London's "The Times" during the Victorian era. Gathered in this intriguing volume are the obituaries of some of the most significant and influential scientists, social reformers, composers, writers, and politicians of the 19th century, including Charles Dickens, William Gladstone, Karl Marx, Louis Pasteur, Christina Rossetti, Thomas Cook, and Oscar Wilde. Insightful commentary has been adde... View more info

Highlander: The History of the Legendary Highland Soldier

By: Newark, Tim

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Constable, 2010,

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His Finest Hour: A Biography of Winston Churchill

By: Catherwood, Christopher

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, 2010,

Who was Winston Churchill? Even fifty years after his death, he is one of the most iconic figures in British history. As ayoung man he was a maverick journalist; his many positions in politicsbefore 1940 marked him as a courageous but foolhardy man.Yet it is Churchills record in war, which has recently been questioned, that confirms his genius as a military commander andnational leadersomeone who understood the dangers of NaziGermany before 1939 and someone uniquely capa... View more info

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How the Irish saved civilization

By: Cahill, Thomas A.

Price: $6.50

Publisher: New York : Nan A. Talese, Doubleday, c1995.,

The perfect St. Patrick's Day gift, and a book in the best tradition of popular history -- the untold story of Ireland's role in maintaining Western culture while the Dark Ages settled on Europe. Every year millions of Americans celebrate St. Patrick's Day, but they may not be aware of how great an influence St. Patrick was on the subsequent history of civilization. Not only did he bring Christianity to Ireland, he instilled a sense of literacy and learning that woul... View more info

Modern Ireland 1600-1972

By: Foster, R. F.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London : Allen Lane ; 1988.,

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Mr Bligh's bad language

By: Dening, Greg

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Cambridge ; Cambridge University Press, 1992.,

"Captain Bligh" is a cliche of our times for the extravagant and violent misuse of power. In fact, William Bligh was one of the least physically violent disciplinarians in the British navy. That paradox inspires the author to ask why, then, did Bligh have a mutiny? Its answer is to display the theatricality of naval institutions and the mythologizing power of history. Mr Bligh's Bad Language is an anthropological and historical study of the mutiny on the Bounty, and its ... View more info