Category: Britain

Lonely Planet Discover Great Britain (Full Color Country Travel Guide)

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Ricin!: The Inside Story of the Terror Plot That Never Was

In January 2003, the British media splashed the inside track that anti-terror police had disrupted an Al-Qaeda mobilephone, poised to unharness the lethal poison ricin at the capital. Police had reportedly chanced on lines of ricin, in addition to a panoply of bomb and poison-making gear within the cell’s ‘factory of demise’ – a shabby flat in north London. ‘This possibility is current and actual, and with us now’ introduced best minister Tony Blair.

But, while the ‘ricin plot’ got here to trial on the previous Bailey, a truly diverse tale emerged: there has been no ricin and no subtle plot. hardly has a felony case been so shamelessly distorted by means of govt, media and safety forces to push their very own ‘tough on terror’ agendas. during this meticulously researched and compellingly written e-book, Lawrence Archer, the jury foreman on the trial, and journalist Fiona Bawdon, supply the definitive tale of the ricin plot, the trial and its aftermath.

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Race, Empire and First World War Writing

This quantity brings jointly a global solid of students from quite a few fields to check the racial and colonial features of the 1st global battle, and exhibit how problems with race and empire formed its literature and tradition. the worldwide nature of the 1st global conflict is speedy turning into the focal point of excessive inquiry. This e-book analyses eu discourses approximately colonial participation and recovers the warfare adventure of other racial, ethnic and nationwide teams, together with the chinese language, Vietnamese, Indians, Maori, West Africans and Jamaicans. It additionally investigates testimonial and literary writings, from struggle diaries and nursing memoirs to Irish, New Zealand and African American literature, and analyses approaches of reminiscence and commemoration within the former colonies and dominions. Drawing upon archival, literary and visible fabric, the ebook offers a compelling account of the conflict's reverberations in Europe and its empires and reclaims the multiracial dimensions of warfare reminiscence.

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Being British: What's Wrong With It?

By Peter Whittle

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics glance set to make 2012 as winning because the royal weddings of 2011 by way of making a surge of patriotism throughout our as soon as confident land. yet regardless of the newest wave of nostalgic British delight, Britain is in the middle of an id trouble, with British values and identification the butt of scorn and sneers. influenced by way of the experience that the suggestion of Britishness has been hijacked, and intrigued through the ever-vexed query of British id and what it rather capability, Peter Whittle has got down to research what is really improper with being British. together with his trademark wit and perception, Whittle explores how, regardless of being chipped away at from each side for the previous 5 a long time, satisfaction in being British has proven an awesome skill to outlive.

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Rare Birds Day by Day (T & AD Poyser)

By Steve Dudley

Rare Birds Day via Day creates a desirable examine the area of scarce and infrequent birds present in Britain and eire. Written by means of renowned and skilled British birders and infrequent chook finders, this version is very beneficial to an individual with an curiosity to find and looking at infrequent migrant and vagrant species. The ebook proves a invaluable and enjoyable software for the keenest rarity hunters, whereas remodeling them into infrequent fowl predictors. it is a special method of directory British infrequent chicken documents, because it records by means of date of incidence instead of by way of kind of species. Spanning 35 years of knowledge assortment, Rare Birds Day through Day is additional enlivened with illustrations via Dave Nurney.

Key Features
* Covers 282 infrequent species and sub-species present in Britain and Ireland
* Lists a few 20,000 person infrequent poultry files in diary style
* files poultry findings among 1958 and 1994

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Rebel Footprints: A Guide to Uncovering London's Radical History

A actually radical reaction to conservative history excursions and banal day journeys, Rebel Footprints brings to existence the historical past of social hobbies in England’s capital. David Rosenberg transports readers from recognized landmarks to history-making hidden corners, whereas telling the tale of protest and fight in London from the early 19th to the mid-twentieth century.
            From the suffragettes to the socialists, from the chartists to the alternate unionists: Rosenberg invitations us to step into the footprints of a various solid of devoted combatants for social justice. person chapters spotlight specific struggles and their members, from well-known faces to lesser-known luminaries. Rosenberg units London’s radical campaigners opposed to the backdrop of the city’s multi-faceted improvement. Self-directed walks pair with narratives that seamlessly mix background, politics, and geography, whereas specifically commissioned maps and illustrations immerse the reader within the tale of the city.
            even if you’re vacationing London for the 1st time, or born and raised there, Rosenberg invitations you to determine London as you by no means have before—the radical middle of the English-speaking world.

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A Brief History of Britain 1485-1660

By Ronald Hutton

From the dying of Richard III on Bosworth box in 1485 to the execution of Charles I, after the Civil Wars of 1642-48, England used to be reworked by way of Dynasties.

Firstly the Tudors, who gained the crown at the battlefield and adjusted either the character of kingship but additionally the country itself. England grew to become a Protestant country and started to institution itself as a buying and selling energy; dealing with down most unlikely odds it defeated its enemies on land and sea. but after a century Elizabeth I died without inheritor and the crown used to be handed to the Stuarts, who have been prepared to remould the dominion of their personal image.

Leading Historian, Ronald Hutton brilliantly recreates the political panorama over this early glossy interval and indicates how the fashionable country was once solid in those fearful, transformative years. Combining skilful pen snap shots of the top figures, tradition, economics and bills of lifestyle, he unearths insights during this key period in our nation's story.

This the second one publication within the 4 quantity short background of england which brings jointly the various major historians to inform our nation�s tale from the Norman Conquest of 1066 to the present-day. Combining the newest learn with available and interesting tale telling, it's the excellent creation for college students and basic readers.

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Distilling the Frenzy: Writing the History of Our Times

By Peter Hennessy

Britain's major modern historian revisits the grand topics that experience run via sleek Britain, together with the abiding tendencies of the post-war era—Britain's power impulse to punch good above its weight on the earth and the secrecy that has too frequently surrounded nation affairs.

In Distilling the Frenzy a heavyweight of British scholarship lays endure the historian's paintings for all to determine, incorporating parts of autobiography that offers the e-book a poignancy missing in different grand historic works. this can be the tale of Britain's century throughout the eyes of its so much celebrated chronicler.

Peter Hennessy is the Attlee professor of up to date British background at Queen Mary, college of London.

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Beaten But Not Defeated: Siegfried Moos - A German anti-Nazi who settled in Britain

By Merilyn Moos

Siegi Moos, an anti-Nazi and lively member of the German Communist celebration, escaped Germany in 1933 and, exiled in Britain, sought one other path to the transformation of capitalism. This biography charts Siegi’s existence, beginning in Germany while he witnessed the Bavarian uprisings of 1918/19 and relocating to the later upward thrust of the extraordinary correct. We stick with his development in Berlin as a devoted Communist and an energetic anti-Nazi within the well-organised purple entrance, sooner than a lot of the German Communist get together (KPD) took the Nazis heavily, and his deep involvement within the loose Thinkers and in agit-prop theatre. The booklet additionally describes Siegi’s lifestyles as an exile: the lack of relations, comrades, his first language and eventually his past political views. opposed to a historical past of the loneliness of exile, the political and the private grew to become indissolubly intertwined whilst Siegi’s spouse, Lotte, had a dating with an Irish/Soviet secret agent. finally, we glance into Siegi’s time as a study employee on the prestigious Oxford Institute of facts at Oxford college from 1938, changing into an fiscal consultant below the Labour best Minister, Wilson, 1966-1970, and the way, ultimately, after retirement, he back to writing.

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