• Download E-books Margaret Thatcher: The Authorized Biography, Volume 1: Not for Turning PDF

    By Charles Moore

    Now not For Turning is the 1st quantity of Charles Moore's approved biography of Margaret Thatcher, the longest serving top Minister of the 20 th century and probably the most influential political figures of the postwar period. Charles Moore's biography of Margaret Thatcher, released after her loss of life on eight April 2013, instantly supersedes all past books written approximately her. in the meanwhile while she turns into a ancient determine, this booklet additionally makes her right into a 3 dimensional one for the 1st time. It supplies unprecedented perception into her formative years and formation, in particular via her huge correspondence along with her sister, which Moore is the 1st writer to attract on. It recreates brilliantly the ambience of British politics as she used to be making her approach, and takes her as much as what was once arguably the zenith of her energy, victory within the Falklands. (This quantity ends with the Falklands Dinner in Downing road in November 1982.). Moore is obviously an admirer of his topic, yet he doesn't shrink back from criticising her or picking out weaknesses and error the place he feels it truly is justified. in accordance with unrestricted entry to all girl Thatcher's papers, unpublished interviews along with her and all her significant colleagues, this is often the crucial, totally rounded portrait of a towering determine of our instances.

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  • Download E-books Captain Swing PDF

    By Eric J. Hobsbawm, George Rudé

    EPUB eISBN: 9781781682258
    Original ebook (hardcover): 1969
    Electronic ebook (also paperback): 2014

    The vintage social background of the nice English Agricultural rebellion of 1830, from one of many maximum historians of our age. For new release upon iteration, the English farm laborer lived in poverty and degradation. With the onset of the commercial Revolution, even if, new forces got here into play--and while capitalism swept from the towns into the geographical region, tensions reached the brink. From 1830 on, a sequence of revolts, often called the "Swing," shook England to its middle. this is the historical past of that upheaval, from its upward thrust to its fall, and the folks who attempted to alter their international. A masterpiece of British history.

    About the Author-
    Eric Hobsbawm was once born in Alexandria in 1917 and proficient in Vienna, Berlin, London and Cambridge. he's the writer of diverse vintage works of background. He died in October 2012.

    George impolite used to be a individual Marxist historian and well known specialist on 18th-century heritage. He died in 1993.

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  • Download E-books Counting Sheep: A Celebration of the Pastoral Heritage of Britain PDF

    By Philip Walling

    Sheep are the thread that runs throughout the heritage of the English nation-state. Our fortunes have been as soon as based on sheep, and this ebook tells a narrative of wool and funds and historical past, of retailers and farmers and shepherds, of English yeomen and the way they received their freedom, and especially, of the soil. Sheep have helped outline our tradition and topography, impacting on every thing from accessory and idiom, structure, roads and waterways, to social development and wealth. together with his eye for the idiosyncratic, Philip meets the local breeds that thrive during this kingdom; he tells tales approximately each one breed, meets their shepherds and vendors, learns approximately their prior - and confronts the current realities of sheep farming. alongside the way in which, Philip meets the folk of the geographical region and their many professions: the mole-catchers, the stick-makers, the tobacco-twisters and clog-wrights. He explores this artisan historical past as he re-discovers the nation-state, and reveals a life-style parallel to trendy life, suffering to stay unchanged - and at its middle, continuously sheep.

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  • Download E-books Not Our War: Writings Against the First World War PDF

    Some of the voices during this e-book got here to oppose global conflict I after reflecting on adventure, others adverse it on precept earlier than a shot used to be fired—they could have been few in quantity, yet steadily their impact rose. This anthology provides various voices of fellows and girls who puzzled and adverse the battle: liberals, radicals and pacifists, anarchists and socialists, infantrymen and noncombatants. Featured writers contain: James Connolly, Eugene Debs, Emma Goldman, Keir Hardie, Jean Jaurès, Louis Lecoin, V. I. Lenin, John Maclean, Errico Malatesta, Sylvia Pankhurst, Siegfried Sassoon. they're American, Asian, British, French, German, Irish, Italian, and Russian. a number of the texts are newly translated or seem in English the 1st time.

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  • Download E-books A Special Relationship: Anglo American Relations from the Cold War to Iraq PDF

    By John Dumbrell

    In this comprehensively revised and up to date re-creation of the highly-acclaimed textual content, John Dumbrell assesses how and why the Anglo-American targeted courting stumbled on a brand new hire of existence lower than Blair as Britain again and again "chose" the U.S. in its evolving overseas coverage orientation instead of Europe.There was once, he argues, no inevitability approximately this reaction to the publish September 11 overseas scenario and its long term cause and customers nonetheless stay in doubt.

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  • Download E-books The Diversity Illusion: What We Got Wrong About Immigration & How to Set It Right PDF

    By Ed West

    2002 - ICM examine polling for the BBC: forty seven in step with cent of white Britons believed immigration had broken British society (a trust shared through 22 according to cent of black and Asian Britons) and 28 according to cent believed it had benefited it. 2012 - YouGov polling for the Sunday instances: eleven consistent with cent of individuals think that immigration long ago decade has been 'a great point for Britain' - sixty seven consistent with cent imagine it has had a destructive influence. not just does a transparent majority of the British public now appear to wish immigration all yet stopped, it has develop into highly ambivalent even approximately multiculturalism, post-war immigration and the very suggestion of 'diversity'. How may this ensue? during this ground-breaking research, Ed West investigates who's accountable for Britain's present situation and why mass immigration hasn't ever been placed to the vote. He uncovers mismanagement all through a fifty-year country of denial by means of the British institution on either the left and the correct, and fresh governments expanding immigration for electoral virtue. Ed West compellingly argues that Britain may still withstand the true influence of immigration opposed to the mounting matters -even at the Left -about its results. the image of contemporary Britain he paints is a forceful caution to forestall subscribing to the variety phantasm.

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  • Download E-books The Safeguard of the Sea: A Naval History of Britain, Volume 1: 660-1649 PDF

    By N. A. M. Rodger

    All through Britain's background, one issue especially others has made up our minds the destiny of the kingdom: its military. N. A. M. Rodger's definitive account unearths how the political and social growth of england has been inextricably intertwined with the energy - and weak spot - of its sea strength, from the determined early campaigns opposed to the Vikings to the defeat of the nice Spanish Armada.

    Covering coverage, procedure, ships, recruitment and guns, it is a wonderful tapestry of approximately 1,000 years of maritime historical past. No different historian has tested the topic in something just like the aspect stumbled on the following. the result's a very good instance of narrative history' Barry Unsworth, Sunday Telegraph

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  • Download E-books Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon: Feminist, Artist and Rebel PDF

    Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon used to be the main unconventional and influential chief of the Victorian women’s move. significantly proficient, full of life, and unique, she was once a feminist, law-reformer, painter, journalist, shut good friend of George Eliot, and a cousin of Florence Nightingale. As a painter, she is now well-known as an essential determine between Pre-Raphaelite girls artists. As a feminist, she led 4 nice campaigns—for married women’s criminal prestige, for women’s correct to paintings, to vote, and to be knowledgeable. Pamela Hirsch has written a biography that's as full of life and robust as its topic, resurrecting this half-forgotten determine and putting her squarely within the context of women’s fight for equality.

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  • Download E-books In the Land of Giants: Journeys Through the Dark Ages PDF

    By Max Adams

    The 5 centuries among the top of Roman Britain (410) and the demise of Alfred the nice (899) have left few voices store a handful of chroniclers, yet Britain's ‘Dark Ages' can nonetheless be explored via their fabric remnants: structures, books, metalwork, and, particularly, landscapes.

    Max Adams explores Britain's misplaced early medieval earlier via jogging its paths and exploring its lasting imprint on valley, hill and box. From York to Whitby, from London to Sutton Hoo, from Edinburgh to Anglesey and from Hadrian's Wall to Loch Tay, each one of his ten stroll narratives shape either free-standing chapters and elements of a much broader portrait of a Britain of citadel and fyrd, crypt and crannog, church and causeway, holy good and memorial stone.

    Part travelogue, half specialist reconstruction, In the Land of Giants bargains a superbly written perception into the lives of peasants, drengs, ceorls, thanes, clergymen and kings in the course of an enigmatic yet richly fascinating interval of our island's heritage.

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