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1 Ackroyd, Peter FOUNDATION: THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM ITS EARLIEST BEGINNINGS TO THE TUDO RS
Thomas Dunne Books 2012 125000361X / 9781250003614 Hardback Very Good/Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. The first book in Peter Ackroyd's history of England series, which has sinc e been followed up with two more installments, Tudors and Rebellion. In Foundation, the chronicler of London and of its river, the Thames, takes us from the primeval forests of England's prehistory to the death, in 1509 , of the first Tudor king, Henry VII. He guides us from the building of Sto nehenge to the founding of the two great glories of medieval England: commo n law and the cathedrals. He shows us glimpses of the country's most distan t past--a Neolithic stirrup found in a grave, a Roman fort, a Saxon tomb, a medieval manor house--and describes in rich prose the successive waves of invaders who made England English, despite being themselves Roman, Viking, Saxon, or Norman French. With his extraordinary skill for evoking time and place and his acute eye for the telling detail, Ackroyd recounts the story of warring kings, of civil strife, and foreign wars. But he also gives us a vivid sense of how England's early people lived: the homes they built, the clothes the wore, the food they ate, even the jokes they told. All are brought vividly to life in this history of England through the narrative mastery of one of Britain's finest writers. 
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2 Adams, Gerry A FARTHER SHORE: IRELAND'S LONG ROAD TO PEACE
Random House 2003 0375508155 / 9780375508158 First Hardcover Fine/Near Fine 
A tight clean copy, protected in a new brodart wrapper. Born in Belfast in 1948, Adams has spent his entire life in the nationalist movement and immediately states that he was never a member of the IRA; he similarly denies that Sinn Fein is "the political wing of the IRA." Northern Ireland politics is always a complicated array of facts and contradictions, but Adams has done a workmanlike job of defining events and personalities. He puts the 1988 Gibraltar assassinations of three IRA members squarely at the feet of Margaret Thatcher. And while he excoriates Thatcher and her ilk, he embraces Nelson Mandela ("the greatest political leader of our time"), Steve Bilko, Bishop Desmond Tutu, Rosa Parks and Ho Chi Minh as mentors and heroes. The Good Friday Agreement is at the book's heart. There are many heroes, including Nobel laureate John Hume, Irish Prime Ministers Albert Reynolds and Bertie Ahern, Tony Blair and, most prominently, Bill Clinton. Adams shows how he and his cohorts reached across the Atlantic for help and support. It was Clinton's unilateral 1994 act granting Adams a visa to enter the U.S. that started the peace process rolling. Adams takes us step-by-step through the tense negotiations, which culminated in the signing of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998. Adams's eighth book is suspenseful, biased, subversive, blunt and often funny. Edifying for both the neophyte and the veteran observer, it will open eyes as to how this master politician thinks and operates. 
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ON ANIMALS: AELIAN: ON THE CHARACTERISTICS OF ANIMALS, VOLUME II, BOOKS 6-1 1, Aelian
3 Aelian ON ANIMALS: AELIAN: ON THE CHARACTERISTICS OF ANIMALS, VOLUME II, BOOKS 6-1 1
Harvard University Press 1959 0674994930 / 9780674994935 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
Aelian (Claudius Aelianus), a Roman born ca. 170 CE at Praeneste, was a pup il of the rhetorician Pausanias of Caesarea, and taught and practised rheto ric. Expert in Attic Greek, he became a serious scholar and studied history under the patronage of the Roman empress Julia Domna. He apparently spent all his life in Italy where he died after 230 CE. Aelian's On the Characteristics of Animals, in 17 books, is a collection of facts and beliefs concerning the habits of animals drawn from Greek author s and some personal observation. Fact, fancy, legend, stories and gossip al l play their part in a narrative which is meant to entertain readers. If th ere is any ethical motive, it is that the virtues of untaught yet reasoning animals can be a lesson to thoughtless and selfish mankind. The Loeb Class ical Library edition of the work is in three volumes. The Historical Miscellany (Loeb no. 486) is of similar nature. In 14 books, it consists mainly of historical and biographical anecdotes and retellings of legendary events. Some of Aelian's material is drawn from authors whose works are lost. 
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4 Allison, Hugh G. ROOTS OF STONE: THE STORY OF THOSE WHO CAME BEFORE
Mainstream Publishing 2004 1840188332 / 9781840188332 First Hardcover Near Fine/Near Fine 
A crisp clean first edition, no markings throughout, not an ex-lib: Hugh Allison was born in 1960 and has worked in the tourism industry and for the Highland Council. Following a period working in the US in 2000, he is now employed by the National Trust for Scotland. He is married with two children. 
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5 Author, No WEALTH OF THE ROMAN WORLD: AD 300-700
Published for the Trustees o. 1977 0714100617 / 9780714100616 Paperback Very Good 
Wealth of the Roman world: Gold and silver, AD 300-700. 
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EUROPEAN HOME FRONTS 1939 - 1945, Beck, Earl R.
6 Beck, Earl R. EUROPEAN HOME FRONTS 1939 - 1945
Wiley-Blackwell 1993 0882959069 / 9780882959061 Paperback As New 
In a book arranged in chapters which deal separately with the Home Fronts o f each country, Beck is able to provide a comprehensive picture of the effe cts of the world's only 'total war' upon the civilians who often faced bewi lderment, fear, death, and destruction all around them. Beck considers the effects of bombing and sometimes actual fighting in the streets and towns i n which people lived, and the policies of individual governments that attem pted to encourage and retain support for the war effort in varying ways. 
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HEROES' TWILIGHT, Bergonzi, Bernard
7 Bergonzi, Bernard HEROES' TWILIGHT
Palgrave Macmillan 1980 0333281578 / 9780333281574 Hardcover Very Good 

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THE TWILIGHT LORDS: AN IRISH CHRONICLE: THE FIERCE, DOOMED STRUGGLE OF THE LAST GREAT FEUDAL LORDS OF IRELAND AGAINST THE ENGLAN, Berleth, Richard
8 Berleth, Richard THE TWILIGHT LORDS: AN IRISH CHRONICLE: THE FIERCE, DOOMED STRUGGLE OF THE LAST GREAT FEUDAL LORDS OF IRELAND AGAINST THE ENGLAN
Barnes & Noble Books 1995 1566195985 / 9781566195980 Hardcover Very Good 
(No Dustjacket) The Twilight Lords is the chronicle of the ferocious twenty-year struggle between the English monarch and the feudal lords of Ireland. 
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WHAT LIFE WAS LIKE IN THE REALM OF ELIZABETH: ENGLAND, AD 1533-1603, Books, Time-Life
9 Books, Time-Life WHAT LIFE WAS LIKE IN THE REALM OF ELIZABETH: ENGLAND, AD 1533-1603
Time Life Education 1998 0783554567 / 9780783554563 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. The editors of Time-Life Books have produced another wonderful pictorial book. What was life like in England during the realm of Elizabeth? Without glorification or fanfare, here is a concise, informative book filled with great photographs, hardbound for you to be able to treasure for many years to come. 
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THE NORMANS, Brown, R. Allen
10 Brown, R. Allen THE NORMANS
St Martins Pr 1984 0312577761 / 9780312577766 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
A tight clean hardcover, no markings throughout: A wide-ranging account of the Norman penetration of the whole of Europe, from Scotland to Syria, from military and political organisation to architecture and ideology. 
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11 Cameron, A. D. DISCOVER SCOTLAND'S HISTORY
Scottish Cultural Press 1999 1898218765 / 9781898218760 Paperback Near Fine 
A tight clean copy, no markings throughout. Rev. and updated ed. of: History for young Scots. 2nd ed. 1980. Includes index. 
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12 Cartledge, Paul THE SPARTANS: THE WORLD OF THE WARRIOR-HEROES OF ANCIENT GREECE
Vintage 2004 1400078857 / 9781400078851 Paperback Very Good 
The Spartans were a society of warrior-heroes who were the living exemplars of such core values as duty, discipline, self-sacrifice, and extreme tough ness. This book, written by one of the world's leading experts on Sparta, t races the rise and fall of Spartan society and explores the tremendous infl uence the Spartans had on their world and even on ours. Paul Cartledge brin gs to life figures like legendary founding father Lycurgus and King Leonida s, who embodied the heroism so closely identified with this unique culture, and he shows how Spartan women enjoyed an unusually dominant and powerful role in this hyper-masculine society. Based firmly on original sources, The Spartans is the definitive book about one of the most fascinating cultures of ancient Greece. 
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13 Chadwick, Nora THE CELTS
Penguin Group (USA) Incorpor 1991 014013607X / 9780140136074 Paperback Very Good 
Although there is no written record of their prehistoric culture, the Celti c people left behind much archaeological and anthropological evidence of a way of life that was highly evolved. Here a Celtic scholar takes us beyond Stonehenge in a new edition of a classic work about one of history's most i ntriguing and influential cultures. 3 maps. photos. 
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A HISTORY OF MODERN FRANCE VOLUME 1: 1715-1799 (V. 1), Cobban, Alfred
14 Cobban, Alfred A HISTORY OF MODERN FRANCE VOLUME 1: 1715-1799 (V. 1)
Penguin Books 1957 0140204032 / 9780140204032 Paperback Good 

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15 Evans, Richard J. COMING OF THE THIRD REICH
Viking Penguin 2007 0141009756 / 9780141009759 Paperback Very Good 
"The clearest and most gripping account I've read of German life before and during the rise of the Nazis." --A. S Byatt, Times Literary Supplement There is no story in twentieth-century history more important to understand than Hitler's rise to power and the collapse of civilization in Nazi Germany. With The Coming of the Third Reich, Richard Evans, one of the world's most distinguished historians, has written the definitive account for our time. A masterful synthesis of a vast body of scholarly work integrated with important new research and interpretations, Evans's history restores drama and contingency to the rise to power of Hitler and the Nazis, even as it shows how ready Germany was by the early 1930s for such a takeover to occur. The Coming of the Third Reich is a masterwork of the historian's art and the book by which all others on the subject will be judged. 
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16 Evans, Richard J. THE THIRD REICH IN POWER, 1933-1939 : HOW THE NAZIS WON OVER THE HEARTS AND MINDS OFA NATION
Penguin 2006 0141009764 / 9780141009766 Paperback Very Good 
The definitive account of Germany's malign transformation under Hitler's to tal rule and the implacable march to war. By the middle of 1933, the democracy of the Weimar Republic had been transf ormed into the police state of the Third Reich, mobilized around the cult o f the leader, Adolf Hitler. If this could happen in less than a year, what would the future hold? Only the most fervent Nazi party loyalists would hav e predicted how radical the transformation ahead would be. In The Third Reich in Power, Richard J. Evans tells the story of Germany's radical reshaping under Nazi rule. Every area of life, from literature, cul ture, and the arts to religion, education, and science, was subordinated to the relentless drive to prepare Germany for war. His book shows how the Na zis attempted to penetrate and reorder every aspect of German society, enco untering many kinds and degrees of resistance along the way but gradually w inning the acceptance of the German people in the long run. Those who were seen as unfit to be counted among the German people were dealt with in increasingly brutal terms. The Nazi regime took more and more radical measures against the racially "unfit," including Germany's Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals, mentally ill, "asocial" and "habitual" criminals. After six years of foreign policy brinkmanship that took the Nazi regime from success to success, Hitler's drive to prepare Germany for the war he saw as its destiny reached its fateful hour in September 1939. The war he unleashed was to plunge the world into a maelstrom of genocide and destruction. The Third Reich in Power is the fullest and most authoritative a. 
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ARISTOCRACY AND PEOPLE: BRITAIN 1815-1865, Gash, Norman
17 Gash, Norman ARISTOCRACY AND PEOPLE: BRITAIN 1815-1865
Edward Arnold 1985 0713161604 / 9780713161601 Paperback Very Good 
One of the foremost scholars of nineteenth-century England, Gash has writte n a new interpretation of the years 1815 to 1865 that takes industrializati on off center stage as the great dramatic event in national life. Gash inte grates other equally significant changes the postwar slump in trade and man ufacturing, the unprecedented expansion of population, and the increasing u rbanization. He argues that the singular ability of the industrial revoluti on to produce wealth and skills enabled England to cope with impending soci al catastrophe. Gash also reintroduces the importance of politics in explai ning events, and he challenges the recent historical interpretations giving primacy to class history and class consciousness. 
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18 Gies, Frances A MEDIEVAL FAMILY: THE PASTONS OF FIFTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLAND
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS 1999 0060930551 / 9780060930554 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. The Paston family of Norfolk, England, has long been known to medieval scho lars for its large collection of personal correspondence, which has survive d five centuries. Until now, however, they have remained virtually unknown to the general reading public. Revealing a wealth of information about the manners, morals, lifestyles, and attitudes of the late Middle Ages, the let ters also tell a story of three generations of the fifteenth-century Paston family that reads like a historical novel full of memorable characters: Margaret Paston, the indomitable wife and mother who fought the family's ba ttles; her husband, John Paston I, tough, hardheaded, and thrice confined to Fleet Prison but never yielding to his enemies; daughter Margery, who scandalized family and friends by falling in love wit h the Paston bailiff, Richard Calle; lighthearted, chivalric Sir John; and cheerful, sensible John Ill, who against all odds succeeded in marrying for love. A Medieval Family traces the family history from 1420, through the stormy Wars of the Roses, to the early 1500s. The family's story, extracted from their letters and papers and told largely in their own words, shows a side of history rarely revealed: the lives and fortunes not of kings and queens but of ordinary people with problems, tragedies, and moments of happiness. 
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A HISTORY OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: 1900-33 V. 1, GILBERT, MARTIN
19 GILBERT, MARTIN A HISTORY OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: 1900-33 V. 1
HarperCollins 1998 0006376614 / 9780006376613 Paperback Very Good 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout. 
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20 Glentruim, Sandra MacPherson PEOPLE OF THE WILDCAT COUNTRY: TALES FROM BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY [ILLUSTRA TED]
Birlinn Publishers 2006 1841584487 / 9781841584485 Paperback As New 
A crisp clean as new softcover: In "A Strange and Wild Place", Sandra MacPherson recorded her extraordinary life as a Highland chieftain's wife on Glentruim estate, weaving her own s tory with tales of infamous Macphersons of old. In her latest book, she bro adens her horizons to include the whole of Badenoch and Strathspey, introdu cing a multitude of old and new tales from the area, as well as providing m ore personal recollections of her experiences there. In addition to stories featuring members of her own MacPherson clan, she also includes tales of l ove, battle, adventure, intrigue, danger and dark secrets, as well as chill ing accounts of witchcraft, the supernatural and the unexplained. Together, these stories paint a vivid picture of this very special corner of the Hig hlands - not only of its richly varied landscape made up of farmland, fores t and stark, imposing mountains, but also of the people who have lived and loved there through the centuries, and of the changes over time that have i nevitably affected and continue to mould their lives. About the Author Sandra Macpherson was born in Perthshire and trained as a registered nurse. At the age of twenty-two the author cut short her nursing career in Edinburgh to marry, against enormous family pressure, the charismatic Euan Macpherson, her psychology tutor and twenty years her senior. Not long after, Euan inherited the family estate of Glentruim in Badenoch and Sandra Macpherson found herself the lady of a large and rambling manor house. She wrote about her experiences at Glentruim in A Strange and Wild Place (2005). She now lives in Edinburgh and is a regular p. 
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