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Modern Ireland 1600-1972

By: Foster, R. F.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London : Allen Lane ; 1988.:

Seller ID: BB0242216


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Great Victorian lives

By: Brunskill, Ian

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London : Times Books, 2007.:

Seller ID: BB0236161


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

Her Majesty's Spymaster: Elizabeth I, Sir Francis Walsingham, and the Birth of Modern Espionage

By: Budiansky, Stephen

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Viking Books, 2005:

Seller ID: BB0244831


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Churchill's Grand Alliance

By: Charmley, John

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Harvest Books:

Seller ID: BB0216467


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

Dickens' fur coat and Charlotte's unanswered letters

By: Daniel Pool

Price: $7.00

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

Seller ID: BB0245132


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

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Mr Bligh's bad language

By: Dening, Greg

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Cambridge ; Cambridge University Press, 1992.:

Seller ID: BB0228157


"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

The weaker vessel

By: Fraser, Antonia

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1985, c1984.:

Seller ID: BB0246292


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Subterranean London: Cracking the Capital

By: Garrett, Bradley L.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Prestel, 2014:

Seller ID: BB0232556


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The Celts: The People Who Came Out of the Darkness

By: Gerhard Herm

Price: $7.00

Publisher: St Martins Pr, 1977:

Seller ID: BB0249945


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Gandhi & Churchill

By: Herman, Arthur

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 2008.:

Seller ID: BB0233280


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Courtesans

By: Hickman, Katie

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York : Morrow, c2003.:

Seller ID: BB0216321


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

Thomas Cromwell: The Rise and Fall of Henry VIII's Most Notorious Minister

By: Hutchinson, Robert

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Orion, 2008:

Seller ID: BB0210159


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Churchill

By: Johnson, Paul

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York : Viking, c2009.:

Seller ID: BB0235374


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Scotland

By: Magnusson, Magnus

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, [2000]:

Seller ID: BB0250314


Kirkus Reviews hailed Magnus Magnusson's book as a "vast, superb history that] relates Scotland's past over a dozen millennia." Drawing on a great deal of modern scholarship that has redefined the nation's story, Magnusson vividly re-creates the long and fascinating story of Scotland, offering the most up-to-date and comprehensive history available today.Magnusson, who received an honorary knighthood for his contributions to the preservation of Scotland's heritage, c... View more info

British society since 1945

By: Marwick, Arthur

Price: $4.00

Publisher: London : Penguin Books, c1990.:

Seller ID: BB0232987


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The Great Silence

By: Nicolson, Juliet

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Grove Press:

Seller ID: BB0232825


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Irish Wake Amusements

By: O'Suilleabhain, S.

Price: $2.00

Publisher: The Mercier Press Ltd, 1967:

Seller ID: BB0250185


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The Tyrannicide Brief

By: Robertson, Geoffrey

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Pantheon:

Seller ID: BB0239367


Charles I waged civil wars that cost one in ten Englishmen their lives. But in 1649 Parliament was hard put to find a lawyer with the skill and daring to prosecute a King who claimed to be above the law: in the end the man they briefed was the radical lawyer John Cooke. His Puritan conscience, political vision, and love of civil liberties gave him the courage to bring the King's trial to its dramatic conclusion: the English Republic. He would pay dearly for it: Charles I... View more info

England as you like it

By: Toth, Susan Allen

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 1995.:

Seller ID: BB0213434


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Churchill's Empire

By: Toye, Richard

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.:

Seller ID: BB0209549


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