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Rejoice! Rejoice! - Britain in the 1980s (Paperback, PB Reissue): Alwyn W Turner Rejoice! Rejoice! - Britain in the 1980s (Paperback, PB Reissue)
Alwyn W Turner
R420 R301 Discovery Miles 3 010 Save R119 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'A masterly mix of shrewd analysis, historical detail and telling quotes...Indispensable' Mail on Sunday 'Among a host of recent books on the 1980s, Turner's stands out as comfortably the most entertaining' Sunday Times When Margaret Thatcher became prime minister in 1979 she promised to bring harmony where once there had been discord. But Britain entered the 1980s bitterly divided over its future. At stake were the souls of the great population boom of the 1960s. Would they buy into the free-market, patriotic agenda of Thatcherism? Or the anti-racist, anti-sexist liberalism of the new left? From the miners' strike, the Falklands War and the spectre of AIDS, to Yes Minister, championship snooker and Boy George, Rejoice! Rejoice! steps back in time to relive the decade when the Iron Lady sought to remake Britain. What it discovers is a thoroughly foreign country.

Second World War Secret Bunkers (Hardcover, Second Edition Extended): Nick McCamley Second World War Secret Bunkers (Hardcover, Second Edition Extended)
Nick McCamley
R760 Discovery Miles 7 600 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
T.M. Healy - The Rise and Fall of Parnell and the Establishment of the Irish Free State (Paperback): Frank Callanan T.M. Healy - The Rise and Fall of Parnell and the Establishment of the Irish Free State (Paperback)
Frank Callanan
R837 Discovery Miles 8 370 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Bloodied Field - Croke Park - Sunday 21 November 1920 (Paperback): Michael Foley The Bloodied Field - Croke Park - Sunday 21 November 1920 (Paperback)
Michael Foley
R410 Discovery Miles 4 100 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

On the morning of 21 November 1920, Jane Boyle walked to Sunday Mass in the church where she would be married five days later. That afternoon she went with her fiance to watch Tipperary and Dublin play a Gaelic football match at Croke Park. Across the city fourteen men lay dead in their beds after a synchronised IRA attack designed to cripple British intelligence services in Ireland. Trucks of police and military rumbled through the city streets as hundreds of people clamoured at the metal gates of Dublin Castle seeking refuge. Some of them were headed for Croke Park. Award-winning journalist and author Michael Foley recounts the extraordinary story of Bloody Sunday in Croke Park and the 90 seconds of shooting that changed Ireland forever. In a deeply intimate portrait he tells for the first time the stories of those killed, the police and military personnel who were in Croke Park that day, and the families left shattered in its aftermath, all against the backdrop of a fierce conflict that stretched from the streets of Dublin and the hedgerows of Tipperary to the halls of Westminster.

Ireland Divided - The Roots of the Modern Irish Problem (Paperback): Michael Hughes Ireland Divided - The Roots of the Modern Irish Problem (Paperback)
Michael Hughes
R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Part of the "Past in Perspective" series, this text provides a concise introduction to the events which led to the partition of Ireland, with a discussion of the subsequent development of the two Irish states which emerged from the events of 1920-1922. The author is even-handed in his treatment of the two Irish states and their politics, and deals sensitively with a very complex affair, especially when he deals with post-1968 developments. In addition to a core of chapters which explore a major theme in depth and from a number of angles, this book begins with a survey of the ways in which its theme has been treated in the past by historians and other writers; it includes a section of contemporary documents substantial enough to give an accurate flavour of the relevant theme, and it ends with a bibliography to give the guidance to further study. By these means, as well as the inexpensive format, the series aims to convey the facination of Irish history to a wider public.

Taking Stock - The Centenary History of the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society, 1904-2004 (Hardcover): David W. Howell Taking Stock - The Centenary History of the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society, 1904-2004 (Hardcover)
David W. Howell
R239 Discovery Miles 2 390 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

After a late and shaky start because of the jealousies of local agricultural societies, the Welsh National Agricultural Society founded in 1904 (to be renamed the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society in 1922) was to surmount many problems and difficulties in its first seventy years or so to become by the 1980s one of the three major agricultural societies in the United Kingdom. This remarkable success story is traced by David Howell in fourteen chapters which cover the holding of the show at Aberystwyth from 1904 to 1909, the migratory years between 1910 and 1962 when some 37 'canvass towns' were erected at different centres in north and south Wales in alternative years, and the society's fortunes on the permanent site at Llanelwedd from 1963.

The Arnold Scheme - British Pilots, the American South and the Allies' Daring Plan (Paperback): Gilbert S. Guinn The Arnold Scheme - British Pilots, the American South and the Allies' Daring Plan (Paperback)
Gilbert S. Guinn
R1,014 R909 Discovery Miles 9 090 Save R105 (10%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In 1941, the United States was neutral ground, but Germany's killer forces were devouring Europe. The British Royal Air Force needed pilots fast, to fight the highly trained German combat forces. President Roosevelt and General ?Hap? Arnold knew the United States had to help turn the tide of war, and the Arnold Scheme was born. Lakeland and Arcadia, Florida. Camden, South Carolina. Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Americus and Albany, Georgia. These were the Sunbelt towns that became the heart and soul of SEACTC (Southeast Air Corps Training Center) and welcomed thousands of British pilot trainees as they embarked on their dangerous missions. In excerpts from letters, diaries and journals, learn the inside story of the Arnold Scheme and the strategic offensive that would help prepare the nation for war.

The Girl From Hockley - Growing up in working class Birmingham (Paperback, Revised): Kathleen Dayus The Girl From Hockley - Growing up in working class Birmingham (Paperback, Revised)
Kathleen Dayus
R316 R259 Discovery Miles 2 590 Save R57 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Girl from Hockley is a new, revised edition bringing together in one new volume this remarkable story. Born into the industrial slums of Birmingham in 1903, Kathleen Dayus became a legend in her own time. She vividly recalls her Edwardian childhood and her life as a young munitions worker during the war, marriage and life below the poverty line in the 1920s. Early widowhood and the Depression forced her to relinquish her children to Dr Barnado's homes until, eight long years later, she could afford a home for them again. Her autobiography is a testament to the indomitable spirit, humour and verve that characterised her life. Her extraordinary memory for the sights, sounds and smells of her youth, her marvellous sense of the comic and above all her spirited refusal to do anything but live life to the full, deservedly made her one of the most compelling storytellers of our time.

Citizens of London - The Americans Who Stood with Britain in Its Darkest, Finest Hour (Paperback): Lynne Olson Citizens of London - The Americans Who Stood with Britain in Its Darkest, Finest Hour (Paperback)
Lynne Olson
R430 R352 Discovery Miles 3 520 Save R78 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The acclaimed author of "Troublesome Young Men "reveals the behind-the-scenes story of how the United States forged its wartime alliance with Britain, told from the perspective of three key American players in London: Edward R. Murrow, the handsome, chain-smoking head of CBS News in Europe; Averell Harriman, the hard-driving millionaire who ran FDR's Lend-Lease program in London; and John Gilbert Winant, the shy, idealistic U.S. ambassador to Britain. Each man formed close ties with Winston Churchill--so much so that all became romantically involved with members of the prime minister's family. Drawing from a variety of primary sources, Lynne Olson skillfully depicts the dramatic personal journeys of these men who, determined to save Britain from Hitler, helped convince a cautious Franklin Roosevelt and reluctant American public to back the British at a critical time. Deeply human, brilliantly researched, and beautifully written, "Citizens of London" is a new triumph from an author swiftly becoming one of the finest in her field.

A Farming Legacy 1910-2010 - Celebrating the Centenary of the Felix Thornley Cobbold Agricultural Trust (Paperback): Rosalind... A Farming Legacy 1910-2010 - Celebrating the Centenary of the Felix Thornley Cobbold Agricultural Trust (Paperback)
Rosalind Thomas
R561 R217 Discovery Miles 2 170 Save R344 (61%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In the early days of the 20th century times were hard for a rural economy under pressure. Wealthy Suffolk business-owner, Felix Thornley Cobbold made a financial bequest which, on his death in 1909, was to 'help create a better rural economy' and change the future for many rural labourers. This detailed book is an account of his legacy over 100 years. Rosalind's account begins by looking at the man himself and the pressures and upheaval of the rural economy in his time. She recounts the vision that he had and the changes that he sought to make. She then follows the trust's history as it developed alongside the changes in agriculture from the Second World War through to the recent decline in farming. Over the years it has taken a large number of dedicated people to keep the trust running through the changes and difficulties which it faced. These people feature significantly in the book. While this book was in development, Otley College reached its 40th anniversary. To celebrate, an additional chapter covers the history of this widely respected institution, built on Cobbold land. This account is not simply a history of the development of the charitable trust but a story of the agricultural history of Suffolk, and similar arable areas throughout England, over 100 years.

Britain and the World in the Twentieth Century - Ever-decreasing Circles (Hardcover): Michael J. Turner Britain and the World in the Twentieth Century - Ever-decreasing Circles (Hardcover)
Michael J. Turner
R4,033 Discovery Miles 40 330 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is a detailed, single volume analysis of Britain's changing position in the world during the twentieth century. It places British policy making in the appropriate domestic and international contexts, offers an alternative to the more negative, 'decline'-obsessed assessments of Britain's role and influence in global affairs. This book suggests that Britain's leaders did a better job than some historians think. Michael Turner, in order to understand why they took the options they did, investigates their motives and aims within the international environment within which they operated. >

The Donegal Awakening - Donegal and the War of Independence (Paperback): Liam O Duibhir The Donegal Awakening - Donegal and the War of Independence (Paperback)
Liam O Duibhir
R731 Discovery Miles 7 310 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Liam A" Duibhir charts the struggle for independence, both militarily and politically, in Donegal from before the events of Easter 1916 until the truce in 1921.Donegal has long been seen as one of the quietest counties during the War of Independence but this reputation belies an intriguing story of how republican sentiment grew in the county. From the first mention of Sinn Fein, through the conscription crisis and the success of the 1918 elections, A" Duibhir charts the rise of the new political leadership in Donegal and how they built their own system of justice and local government.Alongside the practical politics, he also highlights the role of the IRB and the activities of the volunteers in resisting and thwarting the British efforts to retain control and impose order. Featuring new information and a fresh look at events of the period, The Donegal Awakening offers an updated account of this crucial period.

Walter Hines Page - Ambassador to the Court of St. James (Paperback): Ross Gregory Walter Hines Page - Ambassador to the Court of St. James (Paperback)
Ross Gregory
R691 Discovery Miles 6 910 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Leeks from the Back Benches (Paperback): Alison Halford Leeks from the Back Benches (Paperback)
Alison Halford
R868 Discovery Miles 8 680 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Alison Halford was the most senior police woman in the United Kingdom when she was forced into retirement, her reputation in ruins after a viciously defended discrimination battle. After moving into the even more challenging world of Welsh politics, Halford became a County Councillor and a member of the North Wales Police Authority, although her presence was deeply resented after she uncovered injustices in the complaints procedure. Alison moved on to become one of the 60 Assembly Members in the newly devolved Welsh Assembly Government, as the Assembly Member for Delyn. In this book, Halford gives a graphic account of how she reached Cardiff, and a fresh insight into Welsh Labour's first four years of power, a struggle due to the Party's tiny majority. At the same time, she exposes the unjust treatment of a senior civilian employee who is suspended and subject to rank discrimination when she loses the trust of Chief Officers. Leeks from the Back Benches is a highly personal account of a political career, written almost exclusively from the author's diaries. It is also, however, a fascinating look at the world of Welsh politics, exploring issues such as the secretive world of the Police Authority, the North-South divide, governmental waste, and, above all, providing a real insight into the day-to-day activities of those who run the country.

Lords of Misrule - Hostility to Aristocracy in Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Britain (Hardcover, New): Anthony... Lords of Misrule - Hostility to Aristocracy in Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Britain (Hardcover, New)
Anthony Taylor
R3,143 Discovery Miles 31 430 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Flamboyant, cultured and refined, aristocracy is often seen as a national treasure. Lords of Misrule takes a different view and considers the role of an aristocracy behaving badly. This is a book about the political, social and moral failings of aristocracy and the ways in which they have featured in political rhetoric. Drawing on the views of critics of aristocracy, it explores the dark side of power without responsibility. Less 'patrician paragons' than dissolute and debauched debtors, the aristocrats featured here undermined, rather than augmented, the fabric of national life. For the first time, Lords of Misrule recaptures the views of those radicals and reformers who were prepared to contemplate a Britain without aristocrats.

Dadabhai Naoroji (Paperback): Omar Ralph Dadabhai Naoroji (Paperback)
Omar Ralph
R341 R272 Discovery Miles 2 720 Save R69 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The First New Left - British Intellectuals After Stalin (Paperback): Michael Kenny The First New Left - British Intellectuals After Stalin (Paperback)
Michael Kenny
R674 Discovery Miles 6 740 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In the late 1950s Stuart Hall, Edward Thompson and Raymond Williams, among others, came together as part of a promising new political formulation, the New Left. The six years of the group's formal existence represents one of the richest and most exciting periods in the intellectual history of the left in Britain. This short period saw the beginning of many future theoretical developments in radical politics, and the founder members of the New Left are now associated with ground-breaking work in history, culture and politics. Michael Kenny documents and analyses the debates of the New Left, showing how their preoccupations prefigure many contemporary concerns: the broadening of the previously narrow definition of politics, an engagement with popular culture, the exploration of a Gramscian politics, and the attempt to open a 'third space' between a defunct Marxism-Leninism and an intellectually barren labourist tradition.

Women, Identity and Private Life in Britain, 1900-50 (Paperback): Judy Giles Women, Identity and Private Life in Britain, 1900-50 (Paperback)
Judy Giles
R839 Discovery Miles 8 390 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Britain and Decolonization - Retreat from Empire in the Post-war World (Hardcover): John Darwin Britain and Decolonization - Retreat from Empire in the Post-war World (Hardcover)
John Darwin
R2,730 Discovery Miles 27 300 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is a study of the post war break-up of the British Empire, organized chronologically and written in narrative form. As the great imperial power before 1939, Britain played a leading role in the great post-war shift in the relationship between the West and the Third World, which we call "decolonization". From the abandonment of the raj in India to the eventual entry into the European Community, there were revolutionary changes in Britain's long tradition of aloofness from Europe and pursuit of world power. The author examines the reasons for the British giving up their Asian and African colonies after 1945 asking whether nationalism in colonial societies or indifference in Britain was the key factor in the dissolution of the British Empire. Was the decay of British power and influence an inevitable consequence of imperial decline? Did British policies in the last phase of empire reflect an acceptance of decline or the hope that it would be postponed indefinitely by timely concessions? He also questions the significance of the Suez crisis and the Falklands war. Geoffrey Warner also wrote " Britain, Egypt and the Middle East".

British Social Trends Since 1900 (Paperback, 2Rev ed): A. H Halsey British Social Trends Since 1900 (Paperback, 2Rev ed)
A. H Halsey
R1,365 Discovery Miles 13 650 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book tells the story of changes in the social structure of Britain from 1900 to the mid 1980s. It incorporates and is a sequel to Trends in British Society since 1900, a compilation by a distinguishd group of social scientists at the University of Oxford, and the only comprehensive collection of British social statistics for the twentieth century as a whole.

Churchill, Hitler, and "The Unnecessary War" - How Britain Lost Its Empire and the West Lost the World (Paperback): Patrick J... Churchill, Hitler, and "The Unnecessary War" - How Britain Lost Its Empire and the West Lost the World (Paperback)
Patrick J Buchanan
R466 R415 Discovery Miles 4 150 Save R51 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Were World Wars I and II inevitable? Were they necessary wars? Or were they products of calamitous failures of judgment?
In this monumental and provocative history, Patrick Buchanan makes the case that, if not for the blunders of British statesmen-Winston Churchill first among them-the horrors of two world wars and the Holocaust might have been avoided and the British Empire might never have collapsed into ruins. Half a century of murderous oppression of scores of millions under the iron boot of Communist tyranny might never have happened, and Europe's central role in world affairs might have been sustained for many generations.
Among the British and Churchillian errors were:
- The secret decision of a tiny cabal in the inner Cabinet in 1906 to take Britain straight to war against Germany, should she invade France
- The vengeful Treaty of Versailles that mutilated Germany, leaving her bitter, betrayed, and receptive to the appeal of Adolf Hitler
- Britain's capitulation, at Churchill's urging, to American pressure to sever the Anglo-Japanese alliance, insulting and isolating Japan, pushing her onto the path of militarism and conquest
- The greatest mistake in British history: the unsolicited war guarantee to Poland of March 1939, ensuring the Second World War
Certain to create controversy and spirited argument, "Churchill, Hitler, and "the Unnecessary War"" is a grand and bold insight into the historic failures of judgment that ended centuries of European rule and guaranteed a future no one who lived in that vanished world could ever have envisioned.

Los Poderes Ocultos de Hitler (Spanish, Paperback): Rafael Lopez-Alonso, Gonzalez Fermin Castro Los Poderes Ocultos de Hitler (Spanish, Paperback)
Rafael Lopez-Alonso, Gonzalez Fermin Castro
R490 Discovery Miles 4 900 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Small Wonders (Paperback): Christy Kenneally Small Wonders (Paperback)
Christy Kenneally
R553 Discovery Miles 5 530 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The book is divided into 3 sections: Maura's Boy describes the first ten years of the life of Christy Kenneally, a working-class Cork north-sider who lost his mother when he was five years old. The book is as much about the place as the narrator, and beautifully conveys the sense of a lost golden age. Kenneally's new material tells the story of life after coming to grips with the death of his mother. The New Curate picks up the narrative when Kenneally is twenty-four and is appointed chaplain to 'The Incurable', St Patrick's Hospital on Wellington Road. The account of his three years there with terminal cancer patients and his other job as spiritual director for five Cork secondary schools makes an unforgettable story which combines laughter and sorrow - and an occasional miracle.

Policing Ireland's Twisted History (Hardcover, New): Alan M Wilson Policing Ireland's Twisted History (Hardcover, New)
Alan M Wilson
R869 Discovery Miles 8 690 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Ireland has long been a country of conflict. More than 400 years ago, the occupying English "planted" pre-Celtic Scots in the northern province of Ulster and divested the native Irish Celts of the land their ancestors owned for 2,000 years. This created a deep-seated enmity between the English and Irish, Protestant and Catholic-and it finally exploded in the Troubles.

Author Alan M. Wilson was on the front lines for the bloodbath that tore Northern Ireland apart from the late 1960s through the first years of the twenty-first century. Policing Ireland's Twisted History reveals Wilson's remarkable, true story of growing up in Belfast and serving in the Royal Ulster Constabulary as an inspector and as a member of an elite anti-terrorism unit. Wilson's only goal was to help protect the innocent on both sides. Unfortunately, he became a target himself.

Brutally honest and unflinching, Wilson traces his experiences serving Ireland's divided society for nearly ten years. From watching friends die to the tit-for-tat murders occurring on the streets to staring death in the eye more than once, Wilson reveals the deep, gut-wrenching search for the meaning of it all in the midst of the world's longest-running terrorist situation.

A firsthand look at the Northern Ireland conflict, "Policing Ireland's Twisted History" offers an eye-opening, intimate examination of this devastating struggle.

Policing Ireland's Twisted History (Paperback, New): Alan M Wilson Policing Ireland's Twisted History (Paperback, New)
Alan M Wilson
R634 Discovery Miles 6 340 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Ireland has long been a country of conflict. More than 400 years ago, the occupying English "planted" pre-Celtic Scots in the northern province of Ulster and divested the native Irish Celts of the land their ancestors owned for 2,000 years. This created a deep-seated enmity between the English and Irish, Protestant and Catholic-and it finally exploded in the Troubles.

Author Alan M. Wilson was on the front lines for the bloodbath that tore Northern Ireland apart from the late 1960s through the first years of the twenty-first century. Policing Ireland's Twisted History reveals Wilson's remarkable, true story of growing up in Belfast and serving in the Royal Ulster Constabulary as an inspector and as a member of an elite anti-terrorism unit. Wilson's only goal was to help protect the innocent on both sides. Unfortunately, he became a target himself.

Brutally honest and unflinching, Wilson traces his experiences serving Ireland's divided society for nearly ten years. From watching friends die to the tit-for-tat murders occurring on the streets to staring death in the eye more than once, Wilson reveals the deep, gut-wrenching search for the meaning of it all in the midst of the world's longest-running terrorist situation.

A firsthand look at the Northern Ireland conflict, "Policing Ireland's Twisted History" offers an eye-opening, intimate examination of this devastating struggle.

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