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"Misfits” in Fin-de-Siècle France and Italy

Anatomies of Difference

by Professor Susan A. Ashley

As the 19th century drew to a close, France and Italy experienced an explosion of crime, vagrancy, insanity, neurosis and sexual deviance. <i>"Misfits” in Fin-de-Siècle France and Italy </i>examines how the raft of self-appointed experts that ...

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'A New Type of History'

Fictional Proposals for dealing with the Past

by Beverley Southgate

<P>Linking fiction with history and historical theory, <I>'A New Type of History': Fictional Proposals for dealing with the Past</I> focuses on a selection of nineteenth- and twentieth-century novelists – Tolstoy, Proust, John Cowper Powys, ...

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'Rogues and Vagabonds'

Vagrant Underworld in Britain 1815-1985

by Lionel Rose

<P>In this lively social history, first published in 1988, Lionel Rose explores in detail the plight of the street poor between 1815 and 1985. He describes the Victorian ‘Rogues and Vagabonds’ who made elicit peddling, begging frauds and other ...

ISBN: 9781317361367

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'Total Germany'

The Royal Navy' War Against the Axis Powers 1939-1945

by David Wragg

<SPAN STYLE= "" >On the declaration of war in 1939 the British Admiralty signalled all warships and naval bases 'Total Germany, Total Germany'.<BR><BR>It was fortunate that of Germany's three armed services, the Kriegsmarine under ...

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(Re)Constructing Communities in Europe, 1918-1968

Senses of Belonging Below, Beyond and Within the Nation-State

by Stefan Couperus & Harm Kaal

<P>This book offers a new perspective on the social history of twentieth-century Europe by investigating the ideals and ideas, the life worlds and ideologies that emerge behind the use of the concept of community. It explores a wide variety of ...

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‘Guilty Women’, Foreign Policy, and Appeasement in Inter-War Britain

by Julie V. Gottlieb

British women were deeply invested in foreign policy between the wars. This study casts new light on the turn to international affairs in feminist politics, the gendered representation and experience of the Munich Crisis, and the profound ...

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100 Maps that Changed the World

by John O E Clark

A stunning compilation of the most important, dramatic, beautiful and inspirational maps. An ancient Chinese proverb suggests, "They are wise parents who give their children roots and wings - and a map." Maps That Changed the World features ...

ISBN: 9781849942973

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100 Stories From the Australian National Maritime Museum

by Australian National Maritime Museum

From a small silver medallion beautifully engraved by a First Fleet convict to the 119-metre Royal Australian Navy destroyer, HMAS <i>Vampire</i>, the Australian National Maritime Museum has an incredibly diverse collection of more than 130,000 ...

ISBN: 9781742233208

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13 Sharks

The Careers of a series of small Royal Navy Ships, from the Glorious Revolution to D-Day.

by John D Grainger

<SPAN STYLE= "" >John D Grainger charts the careers of the thirteen vessels that have served the Royal Navy under the name HMS Shark. Despite the ferocious name, they have all been relatively small vessels including one brigantine, five sloops, ...

ISBN: 9781473877269

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1517

Martin Luther and the Invention of the Reformation

by Peter Marshall

Martin Luther's posting of the 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg on 31 October 1517 is one of the most famous events of Western history. It inaugurated the Protestant Reformation, and has for centuries been a powerful and ...

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1847: A Chronicle of Genius, Generosity & Savagery

by Turtle Bunbury

<p><p><b>Capture the spirit of an industrial, social and cultural revolution through this invigorating collection of historical portraits from the dawn of the industrialised world!</b><br><br>Though it feels like an era marooned almost ...

ISBN: 9780717168439

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1917 – The Passchendaele Year

The British Army in Flanders: The Diary of Achiel Van Walleghem

by Achiel Van Walleghem

This unusual work offers a personal documentary and highly individual witness to the terrible events in Flanders in 1917. The Battle of “Third Ypres” - popularly known as “Passchendaele”  - epitomized  the worst slaughter on the western front of

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1919, The Year of Racial Violence

How African Americans Fought Back

by David F. Krugler

1919, The Year of Racial Violence recounts African Americans' brave stand against a cascade of mob attacks in the United States after World War I. The emerging New Negro identity, which prized unflinching resistance to second-class citizenship, ...

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1939: The Last Season

by Anne de Courcy

ISBN: 9780753816721

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1942

Australia's Greatest Peril

by Bob Wurth

<p>1942 was the year of Australia's greatest peril - as Darwin was destroyed by bombing, Australian ships were torpedoed within sight of our coast, midget Japanese submarines attacked shipping in Sydney Harbour, and the Japanese army invaded New

ISBN: 9781742623597

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1956

The Year That Changed Britain

by Francis Beckett

1956: a defining year that heralded the modern era.Britain and France occupied Suez, and the Soviet Union tanks rolled into Hungary. Nikita Khrushchev's 'secret speech' exposed the crimes of Stalin, and the Royal Court Theatre unveiled John ...

ISBN: 9781849549882

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1966 And All That

by Bob Bond

A unique cartoon celebration of England’s greatest football achievement with on-the-spot memories from some of the greatest writers in Fleet Street . Reports on EVERY match from the tournament plus special insights into Alf Ramsey’s dilemma over

ISBN: 9781782817673

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1st Grade American History: Early Pilgrims of America

First Grade Books

by Baby Professor

Did you know that children are more photographic than they are textual? Science says so; therefore, it important to use the right resources that would tap their interest. With that, a good tool to use when teaching about history is a picture ...

ISBN: 9781682807835

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2012

The year of the Mayan prophecy

by Daniel Pinchbeck

2012 is a literary and metaphysical epic that binds together the cosmological phenomena of our time, ranging from crop circles to quantum theory to the worldwide resurgence of shamanism, supporting the Mayan prophecy that the year 2012 will ...

ISBN: 9780349404622

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21st-Century Yokel

by Tom Cox

<i>21st-Century Yokel</i> explores the way we can be tied inescapably to landscape, whether we like it or not, often through our family and our past. It's not quite a nature book, not quite a humour book, not quite a family memoir, not quite ...

ISBN: 9781783524563

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