Category: Great Britain

  • Download E-books After the Victorians: Private Conscience and Public Duty in Modern Britain PDF

    By Peter Mandler, Susan Pedersen, Afterword by Simon Schama Center for European Studies Harvard University

    Written by means of a crew of eminent historians, those essays discover how ten twentieth-century intellectuals and social reformers sought to evolve such widespread Victorian values as `civilisation', `domesticity', `conscience' and `improvement' to trendy stipulations of democracy, feminism and mass tradition. masking such figures as J.M. Keynes, E.M. Forster and Lord Reith of the BBC, those interdisciplinary reviews scrutinize the youngsters of the Victorians at a time whilst their deepest assumptions and public positions have been less than expanding pressure in a quickly altering international.
    After the Victorians is written in honour of the overdue Professor John Clive of Harvard, and makes use of, as he did, the tactic of biography to connnect the private and non-private lives of the generations who got here after the Victorians.
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  • Download E-books Frommer's Scotland (Frommer's Complete Guides) PDF

    By Darwin Porter

    Adventure a spot the way in which the locals do. benefit from the most sensible it has to provide. Frommer's. the simplest journeys commence the following.
    • Whether it is the Edinburgh pageant or the fairways of St. Andrews that draw you to Scotland, our authors let you know easy methods to get the main from your holiday.
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  • Download E-books Englishness and Empire 1939-1965 PDF

    By Wendy Webster

    Did lack of imperial strength and the tip of empire have any major effect on British tradition and identification after 1945? inside a burgeoning literature on nationwide id and what it capacity to be British it is a query that has bought strangely little awareness. Englishness and Empire makes a massive and unique contribution to contemporary debates in regards to the family effects of the tip of empire. Wendy Webster explores well known narratives of country within the mainstream media archive - newspapers, newsreels, radio, movie, and tv. The contours of the examine commonly stick to tales instructed via prolific filmic and tv imagery: the second one international conflict, the Coronation and Everest, colonial wars of the Nineteen Fifties, and Winston Churchill's funeral. The e-book analyses 3 major narratives that conflicted and collided within the interval - a Commonwealth that promised to take care of Britishness as a world identification; siege narratives of colonial wars and immigration that confirmed a 'little England' threatened through empire and its legacies; and a narrative of nationwide greatness, celebrating the martial masculinity of British officials and leaders, by which imperial identification leaked into narratives of the second one global struggle constructed after 1945. The ebook additionally explores the importance of the United States to post-imperial Britain. Englishness and Empire considers how a long way, and in what contexts and unforeseen locations, imperial id and lack of imperial strength resonated in renowned narratives of nataion. because the first monograph to enquire the importance of empire and its legacies in shaping nationwide id after 1945, this is often a tremendous learn for all students attracted to questions of nationwide identification and their intersections with gender, race, empire, immigration, and decolonization.
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  • Download E-books Surnames of Scotland: Their Origin, Meaning and History PDF

    This significant reference paintings, first released in 1946, is a completely documented, alphabetical directory of over 8,000 Scottish kin and private names. Black's definitive consultant contains spelling adaptations, an abundance of attention-grabbing old specifics, and a thesaurus of out of date Scot words.

    This vintage reference offers attention-grabbing biographical and geographical information for an individual attracted to Scottish names. The Surnames of Scotland is a useful resource of knowledge particularly for historians, as well as genealogists and households attracted to their Scottish ancestry.

    Dr. George Fraser Black (1866-1948), a famous bibliographer and old pupil at the employees of the hot York Public Library from 1896 to 1931, spent virtually part a century at the examine of this quantity. leave out Mary Elder Black, who assisted her father within the instruction of the most textual content, provided the amendments and additions incorporated as an appendix.

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  • Download E-books Britain’s Secret War: The Indonesian Confrontation 1962–66 (Men-at-Arms) PDF

    By Will Fowler

    The 'Confrontation' among Malaysia and Indonesia in Bornew (January 20, 2006), the struggle opposed to Indonesian raids throughout a 900-mile border in a few of the world's worst jungle terrain, finally concerned approximately 20,000 British and Commonwealth troops, with air and naval aid; and but, by means of mutual consent, it was once astonishingly little suggested on the time. This 'secret battle' observed the perfection of SAS jungle strategies; a Parachute Regiment motion defined as 'a moment Rorke's Drift'; and audacious mystery missions deep within enemy territory, together with the award to a Gurkha soldier of the British Army's purely 'living VC' for forty years.
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  • Download E-books British Policy and European Reconstruction after the First World War PDF

    By Anne Orde

    British coverage and eu Reconstruction after the 1st global battle is a examine of the political economic system of Europe after 1919. Dr Orde offers a complete evaluate of all facets of reconstruction: monetary stabilization, credits, alternate and improvement. She exhibits how regulations have been a lot tormented by the hooked up difficulties of reparations and struggle accounts. In all this, Britain, as a huge buying and selling country and fiscal centre, weakened by means of the conflict yet much less bodily broken than many belligerents, performed a very important function which has no longer hitherto obtained complete therapy. Dr Orde examines the interval among 1919 and 1924 in nice aspect, putting next occasions within the ancient context of wartime making plans and concludes with the overseas monetary convention of 1927. designated awareness is paid to public guidelines and personal associations, rather banking.
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  • Download E-books Margaret Thatcher: A Life and Legacy PDF

    By David Cannadine

    Few glossy girls have had as nice a political impression as Margaret Hilda Roberts, the grocer's daughter from Grantham who, as Margaret Thatcher, turned Britain's first lady best minister. The longest serving British finest of the 20th century, Thatcher has been the topic of either adulation and vilification. In Margaret Thatcher: A lifestyles and Legacy, the top historian Sir David Cannadine units Margaret Thatcher within the context of contemporary British history.

    With beauty, wit, and ancient perception, Cannadine charts Mrs Thatcher's upbringing and impacts, her political profession and lifestyles after politics, the effect of her rules, and her own attractiveness and political legacy. The ebook additionally incorporates a thesaurus of keyword phrases, a chronology, a "dramatis personae" of important figures of the interval, and a advisor to additional reading.

    Written via one of many most effective foreign historians, it truly is an important paintings for an individual drawn to the existence and paintings of a towering--and frequently controversial--figure in glossy British history.
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  • Download E-books Looking for Class: Days and Nights at Oxford and Cambridge PDF

    By Bruce Feiler

    An impossible to resist, wonderful peek into the privileged realm of Wordsworth and Wodehouse, Chelsea Clinton and Hugh provide, Looking for Class deals a hilarious account of 1 man's 12 months at Oxford and Cambridge -- the backyard events and formal balls, the high-minded debates and consuming Olympics. From rowing in an unique regatta to studying classes in love from a Rhodes pupil, Bruce Feiler's enlightening, eye-popping experience will without end swap your view of the British higher classification, an international romanticized yet hardly seen.

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