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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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Just Say No 100 Arguments Against the Euro
Just Say No 100 Arguments Against the Euro
by John Redwood
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This work, by the Right Honourable John Redwood, MP, contains political and economic arguments against Britain taking part in the Euro.... (read more)

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Britain Since 1945
Britain Since 1945
by David Childs
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New and improved, this new edition of this important book brings the picture completely up to date and is the sixth edition of the book now seen as the standard textbook on contemporary British political history since the end of the Second World War.... (read more)

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Three Pillars of Liberty: Securing Political Rights & Freedom in the United Kingdom
Three Pillars of Liberty: Securing Political Rights & Freedom in the United Kingdom
by Francesca Klug
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"The Three Pillars of Liberty" is a landmark study on the state of democracy in the UK. The book identifies 44 violations and 19 near violations of human rights laws. It provides an up-to-date description of law and practice with respect of freedom of... (read more)

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1759: The Year Britain Became Master of the World
1759: The Year Britain Became Master of the World
by Frank Mclynn
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If not for the events of 1759, the entire history of the world would have been different. In this brilliant chronicle of the "Year of Victories," McLynn controversially suggests that the birth of the great British Empire was more a result of luck than of... (read more)

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Aftermath of Revolution: British Policy Toward the United States, 1783-1795
Aftermath of Revolution: British Policy Toward the United States, 1783-1795
by C R Ritcheson
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In this important new work on Britain's policy toward the United States in the critical early years of independence, Charles R. Ritcheson re-examines the Adams thesis that 'the character of all our negotiations wit Great Britain has borne the stamp of... (read more)

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The Bow Group; a History.
The Bow Group; a History.
by James Barr
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Currently a political secretary to a member of parliament and a freelance writer, Barr traces the 50-history of the group formed to bolster the Conservative Party and right-wing interests generally and to counter intellectual socialism and the Fabian... (read more)

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The Cambridge Illustrated History of the British Empire
The Cambridge Illustrated History of the British Empire
by P J Marshall
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For most of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the British ruled over a colossal empire that stretched from one end of the map to the other. One cannot contemplate modern history without considering the role of the British Empire.The Cambridge... (read more)

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Wilfrid Blunt's Egyptian Garden
Wilfrid Blunt's Egyptian Garden
by Tim Coates
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In 1901, while Egypt is under the protection of the British Empire, a pack of hounds is shipped out to provide sport for the officers. The pack invades the garden of the rich and eccentric poet Wilfrid Scarwen Blunt. Correspondence and scandal ensue.... (read more)

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Utopia of Usurers and Other Essays
Utopia of Usurers and Other Essays
by G K Chesterton
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Now I have said again and again (and I shall continue to say again and again on all the most inappropriate occasions) that we must hit Capitalism, and hit it hard, for the plain and definite reason that it is growing stronger. Most of the excuses which... (read more)

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Storm and Conquest: The Clash of Empires in the Eastern Seas, 1809
Storm and Conquest: The Clash of Empires in the Eastern Seas, 1809
by Stephen Taylor
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The Indian Ocean was the final battleground for Nelson's navy and France. At stake was Britain's commercial lifeline to India--and its strategic capacity to wage war in Europe. In one fatal season, the natural order of maritime power since Trafalgar was... (read more)

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Cities of Empire: The British Colonies and the Creation of the Urban World
Cities of Empire: The British Colonies and the Creation of the Urban World
by Tristram Hunt
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An original history of the most enduring colonial creation, the city, explored through ten portraits of powerful urban centers the British Empire left in its wake At its peak, the British Empire was an urban civilization of epic proportions, leaving... (read more)

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Herbert Butterfield: History, Providence, and Skeptical Politics (Library Modern Thinkers)
Herbert Butterfield: History, Providence, and Skeptical Politics (Library Modern Thinkers)
by Kenneth B Mcintyre
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“The most original historian of his generation” That is how the celebrated British academic Noel Annan described Herbert Butterfield (1900–1979), a profound and prolific writer who made important contributions as both a public and... (read more)

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Commentaries on the Laws of England, Volume 3: A Facsimile of the First Edition of 1765-1769
Commentaries on the Laws of England, Volume 3: A Facsimile of the First Edition of 1765-1769
by William Blackstone
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Sir William Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765-1769) stands as the first great effort to reduce the English common law to a unified and rational system. Blackstone demonstrated that the English law as a system of justice was... (read more)

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The History of the Common Law in England
The History of the Common Law in England
by Matthew Hale
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This volume includes the complete text of the third edition of 1739.... (read more)

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The English Constitution
The English Constitution
by Walter Bagehot
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Walter Bagehot's The English Constitution (1867) is the best account of the history and workings of the British political system ever written. As arguments raged in mid-Victorian Britain about giving the working man the vote, and democracies overseas... (read more)

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The Angry Brigade: A History of Britain's First Urban Guerilla Group
The Angry Brigade: A History of Britain's First Urban Guerilla Group
by Gordon Carr
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Based on extensive research, this book remains the essential study of the Angry Brigade, a group of urban guerillas, who, between 1970 and 1972, used guns and bombs on embassies of repressive regimes, police stations and army barracks... (read more)

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The Illustrated Rise & Fall of the British Empire (Ill)
The Illustrated Rise & Fall of the British Empire (Ill)
by Lawrence James
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Spanning four centuries and six continents, James' masterpiece examines the imperial experience and its legacy with tremendous insight and finesse. His original work has now been abridged and illustrated in full color throughout with over 400... (read more)

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The British Empire: Sunrise to Sunset
The British Empire: Sunrise to Sunset
by Philippa Levine
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Violent, powerful, vast: the British Empire is typically viewed as distant and tropical. By contrast, this book examines the effects of the empire on men, women and children across the globe: both those under imperial rule and those who implemented it... (read more)

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American Citizens, British Slaves: Yankee Political Prisoners in an Australian Penal Colony, 1839-1850
American Citizens, British Slaves: Yankee Political Prisoners in an Australian Penal Colony, 1839-1850
by Cassandra Pybus
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In 1840, eighty-two Americans were transported from Canada to a life of penal servitude half a world away in Van Diemen's Land, now Tasmania. As members of the Patriot Army that had conducted border raids into the colony of Upper Canada in 1838, they... (read more)

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