Twentieth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

By Kenneth O. Morgan

The final century has been a tumultuous one for the tradition and politics of england. Kenneth Morgan's Twentieth-Century Britain is a crisp research of the forces of consensus and clash that experience existed in Britain because the First international struggle. utilizing a wide selection of assets, together with the documents of political events and lately published files from Britain's Public documents place of work, Kenneth Morgan covers the total scope of Britain's smooth background whereas drawing thought-provoking comparisons with the post-war heritage of different countries. This penetrating research by way of a number one twentieth-century historian makes for wonderful studying for a person attracted to the improvement of contemporary Britain.

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Cor Blimey! Where 'ave You Come From?

The attention-grabbing tale of a scientific missionary's spouse in post-Raj India, blending with maharajas, massive online game hunters, villagers, townspeople, servants & daily humans. whereas elevating a family members of four, Winifred labored in famine reduction, bringing cottage industries to drought-hit areas, resettling Tibetan refugees & rehabilitating leprosy sufferers.

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Britain and the Weimar Republic: The History of a Cultural Relationship (International Library of Twentieth Century History)

By Colin Storer

Between the 2 global wars, Germany controlled -- regardless of all of the political upheavals it used to be experiencing -- to draw tremendous huge numbers of British travelers and travelers. in the course of the Weimar interval particularly, Germany attracted viewers from almost each component to British society. during this booklet, Colin Storer strikes past the conventional scholarly specialise in figures equivalent to Christopher Isherwood and John Maynard Keynes to supply the 1st huge comparative research of British highbrow attitudes in the direction of Weimar Germany. according to unique examine and utilizing awesome examples from highbrow lifestyles and literature it highlights the range of British attitudes, demanding situations got reviews on parts similar to the ""inevitable collapse"" of the Republic, and seeks to set up why Weimar Germany used to be so beautiful to one of these number of individuals.

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Singled Out: How Two Million British Women Survived Without Men After the First World War

By Virginia Nicholson

Nearly three-quarters of 1000000 British squaddies misplaced their lives through the First international battle, and lots of extra have been incapacitated by means of their wounds, abandoning a new release of ladies who, raised to determine marriage as "the crown and pleasure of woman's life," by surprise stumbled on that they have been left with no an escort to life's nice feast.
Drawing upon a wealth of relocating memoirs, Singled Out tells the inspiring tales of those ladies: the coed weeping for a misplaced international because the Armistice bells pealed, the socialite who committed her lifestyles to resurrecting the traditional previous after her soldier love used to be killed, the Bradford mill woman whose crusade to raised the lot of the "War spinsters" was once to make her a public figure--and many others who, disadvantaged in their conventional roles, reinvented themselves into whatever higher. Tracing their fates, Nicholson indicates that those girls did certainly harbor mystery unhappiness, and plenty of of them yearned for the comforts perpetually denied them--physical intimacy, the closeness of a loving dating, and youngsters. a few simply continued, yet others challenged the conventions, fought the approach, and located success outdoors of marriage. From the mill-girl became activist to the debutante became archeologist, from the 1st girl stockbroker to the "business ladies" and the pass over Jean Brodies, this ebook memorializes a new release of younger women who have been pressured, by means of 4 of the bloodiest years in human heritage, to forestall counting on males for his or her source of revenue, their identification, and their destiny happiness. certainly, Singled Out will pay homage to this outstanding iteration of girls who, replaced by means of battle, in flip may switch society.

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Darcus Howe: A Political Biography

Darcus Howe: a Political Biography examines the fight for racial justice in Britain, during the lens of 1 of Britain's such a lot widespread and arguable black newshounds and campaigners.

Born in Trinidad in the course of the demise days of British colonialism, Howe has turn into an uncompromising champion of racial justice. The e-book examines how Howe's specific political outlook was once encouraged by means of the instance of his good friend and mentor C.L.R. James, and cast within the warmth of the yank civil rights move, in addition to Trinidad's Black strength Revolution.

The e-book sheds new gentle on Howe's top function within the defining struggles in Britain opposed to institutional racism within the police, the courts and the media. It specializes in his half as a defendant within the trial of the Mangrove 9, the excessive aspect of Black strength in Britain; his function in conceiving and organizing the Black People's Day of motion, the biggest ever demonstration by way of the black neighborhood in Britain; and his later paintings as one among a favourite journalist and political commentator.

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Miscellany of Britain

By Tom O'Meara

It is a enjoyable ebook to dip out and in of and the fitting purchase for viewers to this nation. "A Miscellany of Britain" places you correct approximately many truths and half-truths, from Nelson's eyepatch and the variety of better halves Henry VIII had, to the place the notice 'curry' comes from and the origins of the police helmet again within the 19th century. it really is illustrated all through with black and white prints and line drawings.

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The Complete Poems and Translations (Penguin Classics)

By Christopher Marlowe, Stephen Orgel

The crucial lyric works of the good Elizabethan playwright--newly revised and updated

even though top identified for his plays--and for relationship probability as a gay, a undercover agent, and an outspoken atheist--Christopher Marlowe used to be additionally an finished and celebrated poet. This long-awaited up to date and revised variation of his poems and translations includes his entire lyric works--from his translations of Ovidian elegies to his most famed poem, "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love," to the awesome epic mythological poem "Hero and Leander."

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts better through introductions and notes via exceptional students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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Acts of Union and Disunion

By Linda Colley

The uk; nice Britain; the British Isles; the house international locations: the sort of wealth of alternative names implies uncertainty and competition - and a capability to invent and alter. In a yr that sees a Scottish referendum on independence, Linda Colley analyses many of the forces that experience unified Britain some time past. She examines the mythology of Britishness, and the way a long way - and why - it has light. She discusses the Acts of Union with Wales, Scotland and eire, and their boundaries, whereas scrutinizing England's personal fractures. and she or he demonstrates how the united kingdom has been formed by way of circulation: of British humans to different nations and continents, and of individuals, principles and impacts coming back from in other places. As acts of union and disunion back develop into more and more correct to our day-by-day lives and politics, Colley considers how - if in any respect - the items could be prepare anew, and what this may suggest. in line with a 15-part BBC Radio four sequence.

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Nineteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

By Christopher Harvie, H. C. G. Matthew

The 19th century was once a time of big progress for Britain. In 1800 it used to be overwhelmingly rural, agrarian, multilingual, and nearly half-Celtic. A century later it was once principally city and English. the consequences of the commercial Revolution triggered towns to swell vastly. London, for instance, grew from approximately 1 million humans to over 6 million. in a foreign country, the British Empire was once attaining its apex, whereas at domestic the area got here to surprise on the nice Exhibition of 1851 with its crowning achievement--the Crystal Palace. Historians Christopher Harvie and Colin Matthew current a entire and authoritative consultant to the social, monetary, and political occasions that marked the period on which many believed the sunlight might by no means set.

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