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New Worlds, Lost Worlds: The Rule of the Tudors, 1485-1603
New Worlds, Lost Worlds: The Rule of the Tudors, 1485-1603
by Susan Brigden
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"A fine survey of the Tudor century. Brigden aims to tell the story "to those who don't know it already," and she succeeds brilliantly. She's very strong on politics and religion, but also has fascinating discursions of the intellectual life, from More's... (read more)

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Ireland (Inventing the Nation)
Ireland (Inventing the Nation)
by R V Comerford
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This book provides a fascinating history of Ireland, focusing on the ways in which the nation has been depicted by competing interests, from political factions to religious groups to commercial powers. The book examines the origins of Ireland's various... (read more)

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Michael Collins and the Troubles: The Struggle for Irish Freedom, 1912-1922
Michael Collins and the Troubles: The Struggle for Irish Freedom, 1912-1922
by Ulick Oconnor
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When Asquith introduced his bill for Home Rule for Ireland in 1912, he sparked a decade of turbulence and violence for Ireland and her people.... (read more)

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Rebel Hearts: Journeys Within the IRA's Soul
Rebel Hearts: Journeys Within the IRA's Soul
by Kevin Toolis
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"A powerful book, passionate and compelling, beautifully composed and written." --The Christian Science Monitor "An intimate and knowledgeable portrait of the IRA." --The New York Times "Combining a reporter's eye for anecdotes with a sophisticated... (read more)

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Ends of Life (09 Edition)
Ends of Life (09 Edition)
by Keith Thomas
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When young, we are all aesthetes, eager to enjoy a wondrous world full of beauty, promise and reward. The experience of life itself seems enough to keep us busy and happy. So we fall in love and go to work and find success or not, and the decades roll by.... (read more)

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Princes of Ireland, Planters of Maryland : a Carroll Saga, 1500-1782 (00 Edition)
Princes of Ireland, Planters of Maryland : a Carroll Saga, 1500-1782 (00 Edition)
by Ronald Hoffman
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Hoffman offers a magnificently researched and engrossing book that places a family firmly within the context of its time. It is a story of patriotism, capitalism and religious discrimination. (Library of Virginia Literary Awards Committee)... (read more)

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Re-imagining Ireland (06 Edition)
Re-imagining Ireland (06 Edition)
by Wyndham
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Over the past decade the historically strife-ridden and impoverished nation of Ireland has emerged as one of the economic and social miracles of Europe. A booming software-based economy dubbed the Celtic Tiger has spurred an escalating standard of living,... (read more)

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Here's a Little Poem: A Very First Book of Poetry
Here's a Little Poem: A Very First Book of Poetry
by Jane Yolen and Andrew Fusek Peters and Polly Dunbar
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Here, amid darling illustrations, you will find birthday cakes made of mud, bothersome little brothers, ice-cream cones, and piggyback rides. This collection of irresistible, kid-perfect poems makes a great gift for a toddler or preschooler.... (read more)

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Britain Since 1707 (10 Edition)
Britain Since 1707 (10 Edition)
by Callum Browna
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Britain since 1707 is the first single-volume book to cover the complex and multi-layered history of Great Britain from its inception until 2007.   Bringing together political, economic, social and cultural history, the book offers a reliable and... (read more)

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Ends of Life: Roads To Fulfillment in Early Modern England (10 Edition)
Ends of Life: Roads To Fulfillment in Early Modern England (10 Edition)
by Keith Thomas
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Hailed as "immediately and universally recognized as indispensable" (TLS) and "compellingly readable, richly researched, fascinatingly detailed, delightfully written" (LRB), here is a masterful exploration of the ways in which people sought to lead... (read more)

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The Long Week End: A Social History of Great Britain, 1918-1939
The Long Week End: A Social History of Great Britain, 1918-1939
by Robert Graves
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"The long week-end" is Robert Grave's and Alan Hodge's evocative phrase for the period in Great Britain's social history between the twin devastations of the Great War and World War II. With brilliant wit and trenchant judgments they offer a... (read more)

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Persistence of Empire : British Political Culture in the Age of the American Revolution (00 Edition)
Persistence of Empire : British Political Culture in the Age of the American Revolution (00 Edition)
by Eliga H. Gould
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[A] nicely written and articulate study. Historian A well-researched, closely argued account of the impact of the American Revolution on British political culture. International History Review Gould has made a substantial contribution not only to... (read more)

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Scotland : Concise History (4TH 12 Edition)
Scotland : Concise History (4TH 12 Edition)
by Fitzroy Maclean
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"The Scots," said a censorious English member of Parliament in 1607, "have not suffered above two kings to die in their beds these two hundred years." He may have exaggerated, but undeniably Scotland has a rough and bloodstained history. Continuously in... (read more)

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End of Hidden Ireland : Rebellion, Famine, and Emigration (95 Edition)
End of Hidden Ireland : Rebellion, Famine, and Emigration (95 Edition)
by Robert Scally
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"The End of Hidden Ireland opens a window on a lost world in the process of becoming lost. Robert James Scally combines the labor of an archivist with the speculative verve of an historian of mentalities."--The Washington Post "Well written and well... (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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Making a Social Body : British Cultural Formation, 1830-1864 (95 Edition)
Making a Social Body : British Cultural Formation, 1830-1864 (95 Edition)
by Mary Poovey
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Mary Poovey is Samuel Rudin University Professor of the Humanities and professor of English at New York University. Her primary scholarly work focuses on nineteenth-century British literature, history, and culture, although she has also published on... (read more)

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Strangers Within the Realm : Cultural Margins of the First British Empire (91 Edition)
Strangers Within the Realm : Cultural Margins of the First British Empire (91 Edition)
by Bernard Bailyn
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[A] richly textured, sophisticated analysis of the connections and conflicts. . . between the disparate peoples of the first British Empire. John Brewer, Center for Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Studies, University of California, Los Angeles... (read more)

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Making of Ireland : a History (98 Edition)
Making of Ireland : a History (98 Edition)
by James F. Lydon
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The Making of Ireland by James Lydon provides an accessible history of Ireland from the earliest times. James Lydon recounts, in colourful detail, the waves of settlers, missionaries and invaders which have come to Ireland since pre-history and offers a... (read more)

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Anglo-irish War: Troubles of 1913-1922 (06 Edition)
Anglo-irish War: Troubles of 1913-1922 (06 Edition)
by Cottrell
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Immigration History of Britian (10 Edition)
Immigration History of Britian (10 Edition)
by Panikos Panayi
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“This timely and engaging book, written by a leading authority on the subject, is a must-read for anyone who wants to find out how British society has been transformed by immigration in the period since 1800.”   Professor John Solomos... (read more)

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