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Blue-Water Empire: The British in the Mediterranean Since 1800
Blue-Water Empire: The British in the Mediterranean Since 1800
by Robert Holland
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Blue-Water Empire is Robert Holland's magnificent narrative of Britain's military and cultural ties with the Mediterranean Sea, in the style of the epic naval histories of N. A. M. Rodger. Britain has been a major presence in the Mediterranean... (read more)

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Evil Empire: 101 Ways That Britain Ruined the World
Evil Empire: 101 Ways That Britain Ruined the World
by Steven A Grasse
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In The Evil Empire, Steven A. Grasse exposes the secret history of England’s global misdeeds. He asks what few have dared to ask: Having spent the better half of the millennium turning the world into their personal litter box, where do the English... (read more)

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Washington, Westminster & Whitehall
Washington, Westminster & Whitehall
by Walter Williams
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In an important and provocative contribution to the debate on 'the British disease' in the 1980s, Walter Williams draws on his extensive American experience of central government management and analysis to recommend critical structure changes in the... (read more)

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The Last Thousand Days of the British Empire: Churchill, Roosevelt, and the Birth of the Pax Americana
The Last Thousand Days of the British Empire: Churchill, Roosevelt, and the Birth of the Pax Americana
by Peter Clarke
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A sweeping, vivid history capturing the sudden end of Britains empire and the moment when America became a world superpower. Britain fought and sacrificed on a worldwide scale to defeat Hitler and his allies—and won. Yet less than three years... (read more)

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Betty Boothroyd the Autobiography
Betty Boothroyd the Autobiography
by Betty Boothroyd
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The enormous respect and affection of the British public for Betty Boothroyd has its roots in a strong belief in what she stands for: fair play, an unshakeable sense of honour, and a passionate belief in the sovereignty of Parliament. She tells of... (read more)

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Ghosts of Empire: Britain's Legacies in the Modern World
Ghosts of Empire: Britain's Legacies in the Modern World
by Kwasi Kwarteng
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Kwasi Kwarteng is the child of parents whose lives were shaped as subjects of the British Empire, first in their native Ghana, then as British immigrants. He brings a unique perspective and impeccable academic credentials to a narrative history of the... (read more)

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Unfinished Empire: The Global Expansion of Britain
Unfinished Empire: The Global Expansion of Britain
by John Darwin
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John Darwins After Tamerlane, a sweeping six-hundred-year history of empires around the globe, marked him as a historian of “massive erudition” (the Guardian) and narrative mastery. In Unfinished Empire, he marshals his gifts to deliver a... (read more)

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The Spicer Diaries
The Spicer Diaries
by Michael Spicer
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Lord Michael Spicer has enjoyed a varied and remarkable political career by anyone's standards. Now, in this revealing, insightful, and engaging book, Lord Spicer shares never-before-heard stories of his time in British politics. ... (read more)

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Opium and Empire: The Lives and Careers of William Jardine and James Matheson
Opium and Empire: The Lives and Careers of William Jardine and James Matheson
by Richard J Grace
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In 1832 William Jardine and James Matheson established what would become the greatest British trading company in East Asia in the nineteenth century. After the termination of the East India Company's monopoly in the tea trade, Jardine, Matheson and... (read more)

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Scottish Independence: Yes or No (Great Debate)
Scottish Independence: Yes or No (Great Debate)
by Alan Cochrane
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In September 2014, a referendum will be held in Scotland to decide whether or not Scotland should become independent and cease to be part of Great Britain. In this book, two of the nations leading political commentators will address both sides of this... (read more)

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Punishing the Dead?: Suicide, Lordship, and Community in Britain, 1500-1830
Punishing the Dead?: Suicide, Lordship, and Community in Britain, 1500-1830
by R A Houston
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What can we learn from suicide, that most personal and often inscrutable of acts? This strikingly original work shows how, from treatment of suicides in historic Britain, unique insights can be gained into the development of both social and political... (read more)

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Through the Looking Glass: A Dissenter Inside New Labour
Through the Looking Glass: A Dissenter Inside New Labour
by Liz Davies
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Davies provides an electrifying picture of the systematic corruption of a major political institution.... (read more)

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Gandhi & Churchill: The Epic Rivalry That Destroyed an Empire and Forged Our Age
Gandhi & Churchill: The Epic Rivalry That Destroyed an Empire and Forged Our Age
by Arthur Herman
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“An amazingly interesting and perceptive presentation of these two titans of the 20th century…. I learned so much.”Deirdre Donahue, USA Today’s book reviewer, on the NPR program “On Point” "A forceful portrait of... (read more)

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Gandhi & Churchill: The Epic Rivalry That Destroyed an Empire and Forged Our Age
Gandhi & Churchill: The Epic Rivalry That Destroyed an Empire and Forged Our Age
by Arthur Herman
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Against War and Empire: Geneva, Britain, and France in the Eighteenth Century (Lewis Walpole Series in Eighteenth-Century Culture and History)
Against War and Empire: Geneva, Britain, and France in the Eighteenth Century (Lewis Walpole Series in Eighteenth-Century Culture and History)
by Richard Whatmore
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As Britain and France became more powerful during the eighteenth century, small states such as Geneva could no longer stand militarily against these commercial monarchies. Furthermore, many Genevans felt that they were being drawn into a corrupt... (read more)

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Utopia of Usurers
Utopia of Usurers
by G K Chesterton
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"Defend[s] the family and the ordinary man against those who would encroach upon their liberty and integrity."  —Journal of Economic... (read more)

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British Politics: A Critical Introduction
British Politics: A Critical Introduction
by Stuart Mcanulla
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This book provides students with a critical introduction to the British political system and the context of contemporary British policy making. Too often the importance of interpretation, to any understanding of British politics is neglected. Attention... (read more)

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Edge of Empire: Lives, Culture, and Conquest in the East, 1750-1850
Edge of Empire: Lives, Culture, and Conquest in the East, 1750-1850
by Maya Jasanoff
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In this unusual history of British imperialism, Jasanoff (British history, U. of Virginia) focuses on the acquisition of objects rather than the usurpation of power. Following the exploits of several collectors of antiquities, such as Robert Clive... (read more)

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Empire and Imperial Ambition (Library of Victorian Studies)
Empire and Imperial Ambition (Library of Victorian Studies)
by Mira Matikkala
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The late nineteenth century is generally thought of as a period of fervent imperial enthusiasm in Britain. However, beneath the surface there were currents of discontent. Mira Matikkala here examines modes of thought in Late Victorian Britain that... (read more)

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The People Speak: Voices That Changed Britain
The People Speak: Voices That Changed Britain
by Colin Firth
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A powerful, inspiring, and refreshing take on British history—a true people's history The idea was simple. Take the most impassioned speeches about the fight for what is right and bring them to life for a new generation. The reason why it... (read more)

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