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The Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy
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|September 15, 1999

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"A brilliant, multifaceted chronicle of economic and social change." -- The New York Times At the outset of the 1870s, the British aristocracy could rightly consider themselves the most fortunate people on earth: they held the lion's share of land, wealth, and…
Victorious Century: The United Kingdom, 1800-1906
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A sweeping history of nineteenth-century Britain by one of the world's most respected historians. To live in nineteenth-century Britain was to experience an astonishing and unprecedented series of changes. Cities grew vast; there were revolutions in…
Margaret Thatcher: A Life and Legacy
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|February 3, 2017

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Few modern women have had as great a political impact as Margaret Hilda Roberts, the grocer's daughter from Grantham who, as Margaret Thatcher, became Britain's first woman prime minister. The longest serving British premier of the twentieth century, Mrs…
Churchill: The Statesman As Artist
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When Winston Churchill suffered most severely from his "black dog," he took to painting in order to express the inexpressible. Throughout his life he would withdraw to paint. His paintings throw fascinating light upon his character and its vicissitudes and thus…
George V (penguin Monarchs)
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|December 30, 2014

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For a man with such conventional tastes and views, George V had a revolutionary impact. Almost despite himself he marked a decisive break with his flamboyant predecessor Edward VII, inventing the modern monarchy, with its emphasis on frequent public appearances,…
The Undivided Past: Humanity Beyond Our Differences
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|January 14, 2014

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From one of our most acclaimed historians, a wise and provocative call to re-examine the way we look at the past: not merely as the story of incessant conflict between groups but also of human solidarity throughout the ages. Investigating the six most salient…
The Undivided Past (mp3 Cd): Humanity Beyond Our Differences
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|April 9, 2013

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A New York Times Editor’s Choice From one of our most acclaimed historians comes an account of human solidarity throughout the ages, provocatively arguing against the received wisdom that history is best understood as a chronicle of groups in conflict.…
In Churchills Shadow: Confronting The Past In Modern Britain

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With In Churchill's Shadow, David Cannadine offers an intriguing look at ways in which perceptions of a glorious past have continued to haunt the British present, often crushing efforts to shake them off. The book centers on Churchill, a titanic figure whose…
At The Summit Of The World?: The United Kingdom, 1800#1906

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To live in nineteenth-century Britain was to experience an astonishing series of changes, of a kind for which there was simply no precedent in the human experience. There were revolutions in transport, communication, work; cities grew vast; scientific ideas made…
Ornamentalism: How the British Saw Their Empire

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With the return of Hong Kong to the Chinese government in 1997, the empire that had lasted three hundred years and "upon which the sun never set" finally lost its hold on the world and slipped into history. But the question of how we understand the British…
The Queen:: Art and Image
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|June 16, 2011

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This publication, in association with the National Portrait Gallery in London, follows the reign of Queen Elizabeth II documented in photographs and portraits by some of the most important 20th century artists.
Winston Churchill: Abenteurer, Monarchist, Staatsmann

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Der große Winston Churchill war ein begnadeter Redner, überzeugter Monarchist, Literaturnobelpreisträger und ein skandalumwitterter Abenteurer. Daß er die politischen und privaten Affären seiner frühen Jahre nicht nur überlebte, sondern als Triumphator und Retter…