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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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Hobson Jobson
Hobson Jobson
by Henry Yule
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"Hobson-Jobson" is shorthand for the assimilation of foreign words to the sound pattern of the adopting language. This dictionary, compiled in the late-19th century, looks at Indian words that have been assimilated into the English language, such as... (read more)

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The Opium Wars
The Opium Wars
by W Travis Iii Hanes
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A devastating story of addiction and war.... (read more)

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The Decline and Fall of the British Empire, 1781-1997 (Vintage)
The Decline and Fall of the British Empire, 1781-1997 (Vintage)
by Piers Brendon
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After the American Revolution, the British Empire appeared to be doomed. Yet it grew to become the greatest, most diverse empire the world had seen. Then, within a generation, the mighty structure collapsed, a rapid demise that left an array of... (read more)

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To Rule the Waves: How the British Navy Shaped the Modern World (P.S.)
To Rule the Waves: How the British Navy Shaped the Modern World (P.S.)
by Arthur Herman
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To Rule the Waves tells the extraordinary story of how the British Royal Navy allowed one nation to rise to a level of power unprecedented in history. From the navy's beginnings under Henry VIII to the age of computer warfare and special ops, historian... (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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As New Labour prepares the ground for a second term in government, Liz Davies provides a compelling insider’s account of the annihilation of the party’s internal democracy. For two years prior to the party conference of September 2000, Davies... (read more)

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Cultural Margins #1: New Right Discourse on Race and Sexuality: Britain, 1968-1990
Cultural Margins #1: New Right Discourse on Race and Sexuality: Britain, 1968-1990
by Anna Marie Smith
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A ground-breaking study of racism and homophobia in late twentieth-century British politics.... (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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In this fascinating and meticulously researched book, bestselling historian Arthur Herman sheds new light on two of the most universally recognizable icons of the 20th century, and reveals how their 40-year rivalry sealed the fate of India and the... (read more)

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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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The Decline and Fall of the British Empire, 1781-1997
The Decline and Fall of the British Empire, 1781-1997
by Piers Brendon
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A magisterial work of narrative history, hailed in Britain as “the best one-volume account of the British Empire” and “an outstanding book” (The Times Literary Supplement). After the American Revolution, the British Empire... (read more)

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The State, Politics and Health: Essays for Rudolf Klein
The State, Politics and Health: Essays for Rudolf Klein
by Rudolf Klein
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These specially commissioned essays on contemporary policy and politics were written by Rudolf Klein's colleagues in the US and UK in order to celebrate his achievements.... (read more)

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Utopia of Usurers
Utopia of Usurers
by G K Chesterton
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An engaging work sure to appeal to both scholars and students for the depth of its thought and the freshness of its claims, this is a two-part book by one of the 20th century's greatest writers. The first part is a coherent analysis of the theory... (read more)

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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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Robert Holland traces the remarkable experience of British mastery in the Mediterranean from the Battle of the Nile to El Alamein and the end of empire, exploring the unique and often explosive relationships that shaped the region's modern history. For... (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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Daughters of Britannia: The Lives and Times of Diplomatic Wives
Daughters of Britannia: The Lives and Times of Diplomatic Wives
by Katie Hickman
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 311-314) and index.... (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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A Palladian mansion filled with Western art in the center of old Calcutta, the Mughal emperor's letters in an archive in the French Alps, the names of Italian adventurers scratched into the walls of Egyptian temples. In this imaginative book, Maya... (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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Empire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order and the Lessons for Global Power
Empire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order and the Lessons for Global Power
by Niall Ferguson
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [377]-383) and index.... (read more)

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Dawning of the Raj: The Life and Trials of Warren Hastings
Dawning of the Raj: The Life and Trials of Warren Hastings
by Jeremy Bernstein
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Nothing in the history of empire is stranger than the creation of British rule in India, when a small European island became master of a subcontinent ranging from the Indian Ocean to the Himalayas. In the late eighteenth century the person most... (read more)

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Empire: The British Imperial Experience from 1765 to the Present
Empire: The British Imperial Experience from 1765 to the Present
by Denis Judd
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At its height, the British Empire governed over a quarter of the human race and more than a fifth of the globe. While it gave the English profits and purpose, it also represented arbitrary power, gunboat diplomacy, and the disruption of ancient customs... (read more)

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