Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 The

by Clark Christopher

The moments that it took Gavrilo Princip to step forward to the stalled car and shoot dead Franz Ferdinand and his wife were perhaps the most fateful of the modern era. An act of terrorism of staggering efficiency, it fulfilled its every aim: it ...

ISBN: 9780141027821

Binding: Paperback


Scarlett's Women

'Gone With the Wind' and its Female Fans

by Helen Taylor

One of the most successful books ever published and the basis of one of the most popular and highly praised Hollywood films of all time, Gone with the Wind has entered world culture in a way that few other stories have. Seventy-five years on from ...

ISBN: 9780349005119

Binding: Paperback / softback


The Bourgeois Between History and Literature

by Franco Moretti

The bourgeois ... Not so long ago, this notion seemed indispensable to social analysis; these days, one might go years without hearing it mentioned. Capitalism is more powerful than ever, but its human embodiment seems to have vanished.

ISBN: 9781781683040

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A Strange Business

by James Hamilton

Britain in the nineteenth century saw a series of technological and social changes which continue to influence and direct us today. Its reactants were human genius, money and influence, its crucibles the streets and institutions, its catalyst ...

ISBN: 9781848879249

Binding: Hardback


A British Fascist in the Second World War The Italian War Diary of James Strachey Barnes, 1943-45

by Baldoli

A British Fascist in the Second World War presents the edited diary of the British fascist Italophile James Strachey Barnes. Previously unpublished, the diary is a significant source for all students of the Second World War and the history of ...

ISBN: 9781472510426

Binding: Paperback


A History of the Book in 100 Books The complete story: from Egypt to ebook

by Roderick Cave

The ebook age has taken 'the book' to a turning point. But in fact, casting off old technologies and taking on new ones has been part of the history of the book since Egyptian times.From inscriptions on tombs to the first writings on papyrus; how ...

ISBN: 9781743317143

Binding: Paperback


Anzac Treasures The Gallipoli Collection of the Australian War Memorial

by Peter Pedersen

This landmark publication commemorates the centenary of the Great War's Gallipoli campaign, 25 April 1915 to 9 January 1916. ANZAC Treasures approaches the subject of Gallipoli not only from a military perspective but also in terms of its social ...

ISBN: 9781742667232

Binding: Hardback


Netsuke: 100 Miniature Masterpieces from Japan

by Noriko Tsuchiya

ISBN: 9780714124810

Binding: Paperback


The Ghosts of Happy Valley

Searching for the Lost World of Africa's Infamous Aristocrats

by Juliet Barnes

The Ghosts of Happy Valley is a mesmerising blend of travel narrative, social history and personal quest.

ISBN: 9781781311677

Binding: Paperback


British Culture and the First World War Experience, Representation and Memory

by Toby Thacker

The First World War has been mythologized since 1918, and many paradigmatic views of it - that it was pointless, that brave soldiers were needlessly sacrificed - are deeply embedded in the British consciousness. More than in any other country, ...

ISBN: 9781441180742

Binding: Paperback


Germany and Propaganda in World War I: Pacifism, Mobilization and Total War

by David Welch

ISBN: 9781780768274

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Good Living Street The fortunes of my Viennese family

by Tim Bonyhady

In 1900 Vienna was one of the most exciting places to live in the world. Its glamorous high society was the envy of Europe, and it was the centre of an exploding arts movement that set the tone for the following century.Tim Bonyhady's ...

ISBN: 9781743319581

Binding: Paperback


The Tender Soldier: A True Story of War and Sacrifice

by Vanessa M Gezari

ISBN: 9781439177402

Binding: Paperback


Fifty Weapons That Changed the Course of History

by Joel Levy

The saga of human civilization has been formed and scarred by conflict. At each stage of our history there have been defining episodes of violence, sometimes long and simmering, at other times sudden and cataclysmic. And each stage has produced ...

ISBN: 9781743319956

Binding: Hardback


Mr. and Mrs. Madison's War America's First Couple and the Second War of Independence

by Hugh Howard

Now marking its bicentennial, the War of 1812 remains the least understood of America's wars. Neither side gained a clear triumph, but in truth it was our second war of independence, settling once and for all that America would never again submit ...

ISBN: 9781608193936

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Give Me a Fast Ship: The Continental Navy and America's Revolution at Sea

by McGrath Tim

Five ships against hundreds - the fledgling American Navy versus the greatest naval force the world had ever seen . . . America in 1775 was on the verge of revolution - or, more likely, disastrous defeat. After the bloodshed at Lexington and ...

ISBN: 9780451416100

Binding: Hardback


Captain Swing

by Eric Hobsbawm

The classic social history of the Great English Agricultural Uprising of 1830, from two of the greatest historians of our age. With the onset of the Industrial Revolution, capitalism swept from the cities into the countryside, and tensions ...

ISBN: 9781781681800

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Empires of the Dead: How One Man's Vision Led to the Creation of WW1'sWar Graves

by David Crane

The extraordinary and forgotten story of the building of the World War One cemeteries, due to the efforts of one remarkable man, Fabian Ware. Before WWI, little provision was made for the burial of soldiers - they were often unceremoniously ...

ISBN: 9780007456659

Binding: Hardback


The Elements of Eloquence How To Turn the Perfect English Phrase

by Mark Forsyth

In an age unhealthily obsessed with substance, this is a book on the importance of pure style, from the bestselling author of The Etymologicon and The Horologicon.From classic poetry to pop lyrics and from the King James Bible to advertising ...

ISBN: 9781848317338

Binding: Paperback


World Without End: The Global Empire of Philip II

by Thomas Hugh

World Without End is the climax of Hugh Thomas's great history of the Spanish Empire in the Americas. It describes the conquest of Paraguay and the River Plate, the Yucatan in Mexico, the only partial conquest of Chile, battles with the French ...

ISBN: 9781846140839

Binding: Hardback