Goodbye Cobber, God Bless You

by John Hamilton

On August 7th, 1915, men of the 3rd Light Horse Brigade staged one of the most tragic, brave and futile charges of the First World War. Seeking to break out of the Anzac position at Gallipoli, they attempted to storm an extraordinarily strong ...

ISBN: 9780330422024

Binding: Paperback


Red Fortress: The Secret Heart of Russia's History

by Merridale Catherine

ISBN: 9780141032351

Binding: Paperback / softback


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


Bannockburn 1314

The First Battle for Independence

by Angus Konstam

The Battle of Bannockburn on the 24th June 1314 is arguably the most seminal event in Scottish history, and one of the least understood. Bannockburn is a battle that helped define the Britain we know today. Seven centuries later, ...

ISBN: 9781781312872

Binding: Hardback


Battle Castles: 500 Years of Knights and Siege Warfare

by Dan Snow

Bring the Middle Ages back to life with this sumptuous, action-packed tie-in book to Dan Snow's new Castles series. Follow the building of these epic structures and the bloody weapons used to defeat them - from Edward I's castles in North Wales, ...

ISBN: 9780007455584

Binding: Hardback


Glorious Misadventures Nikolai Rezanov and the Dream of a Russian America

by Owen Matthews

The Russian Empire once extended deep into America: in 1818 Russia's furthest outposts were in California and Hawaii. The dreamer behind this great Imperial vision was Nikolai Rezanov diplomat, adventurer, courtier, millionaire and gambler.

ISBN: 9781408833995

Binding: Paperback / softback


Stories of Pain

by Joanna Bourke

Everyone knows what it feels like to be in pain. We also witness other people - loved ones - suffering, and we 'feel with' them. But how do we communicate pain to others? Many people in pain start by saying 'it cannot be expressed in words'...

ISBN: 9780199689422

Binding: Hardback


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

Binding: Paperback / softback


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


The Tragedy of Liberation A History of the Chinese Revolution 1945-1957

by Frank Dikotter

In 1949 Mao Zedong hoisted the red flag over Beijing's Forbidden City. Instead of liberating the country, the communists destroyed the old order and replaced it with a repressive system that would dominate every aspect of Chinese life.

ISBN: 9781408837603

Binding: Paperback / softback


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


Full of Hope and Fear

by Margaret Bonfiglioli & James Munson

The First World War has survived as part of our national memory in a way no other war has ever done. This collection allows a unique glimpse into the war as seen by one family at the time, through the letters they and their friends wrote to each ...

ISBN: 9780198707172

Binding: Hardback


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


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


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 Last Empire The Final Days of the Soviet Union

by Serhii Plokhy

On Christmas Day 1991 Mikhail Gorbachev resigned as president of the Soviet Union. By the next day the USSR was officially no more and the USA had emerged as the world's sole superpower. Award-winning historian Serhii Plohky gives us a vivid ...

ISBN: 9781780745299

Binding: Hardback


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


New York in 3D: The Gilded Age

by Esther Crain

This innovative package includes a sturdy, metal stereoscopic viewer and 50 stereoscopic photographs of the years of rapid development that marked the turn of the century in New York. The kit includes an accompanying 112-page paperback that ...

ISBN: 9781579129576

Binding: Paperback / softback