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Conquerors of Time: Exploration and Invention in the Age of Daring

by Trevor Fishlock

Conquerors of Time celebrates 150 years of courage, energy, innovation, resourcefulness and grand ideas, from the late 17th century to the early 20th. It's about the seafarers, engineers, inventors and trailblazers...


Horse Power and Magic

by George Ewart Evans

The pioneering oral historian, George Ewart Evans, began to record the farming ways of East Anglia in the 1950s by listening to old men and women whose memories went back more than fifty or sixty years. Many...


The Simple Life: C. R. Ashbee in the Cotswolds

by Fiona MacCarthy

In the spring of 1902, when the back-to-the-land movement was at its height, an exodus began to Chipping Campden in the Cotswolds. East End London workmen - jewellers, silversmiths, enamellers, cavers, modellers,...


The Pen and the Sword: Jonathan Swift and the Power of the Press

by Michael Foot

Disappointment can be salutary. In the 1955 election Michael Foot surprisingly lost his seat. Until then he had been a journalist, albeit a prolific and influential one. He now had more time on his hands. To...


A Country in the Mind: Wallace Stegner, Bernard Devoto, History, and the American Land

by John L. Thomas

In this beautifully written account, John Thomas details an intimate portrait of the intellectual friendship between two commanding figures of western letters and the early environmental movement--Wallace Stegner...


The Age of Discovery, 1400-1600

by David Arnold

This book explores one of the most dramatic features of the late medieval and early modern period: when voyagers from Western Europe led by Spain and Portugal set out across the world and set up links with Africa,...


The Future of the Soviet Economic Planning System (Routledge Revivals)

by David A. Dyker

On its publication in 1985, this book offered a fresh analysis of the problems faced by the Soviet economy by focussing on the key issues in the economic planning system. David Dyker considers the available...


Redeeming "The Prince": The Meaning of Machiavelli's Masterpiece

by Maurizio Viroli

In Redeeming "The Prince," one of the world's leading Machiavelli scholars puts forth a startling new interpretation of arguably the most influential but widely misunderstood book in the Western political tradition....


The Horse in the Furrow

by George Ewart Evans

The Suffolk Punch - that sturdy, compact draft horse of noble ancestry - was, until mechanisation, the powerhouse of the East Anglian farming community. In The Horse in the Furrow (1960), renowned social historian...


The Pattern Under the Plough

by George Ewart Evans

Following his two classics, Ask the Fellows Who Cut the Hay and The Horse in the Furrow, renowned oral historian George Ewart Evans continues his study of the vanishing customs, working habits and rich language...


The Fifth Monarchy Men: A Study in Seventeenth-Century English Millenarianism

by Bernard Capp

In The Fifth Monarchy Men (Faber, 1972), Professor Capp places the movement in the context of the rise of millenarian thought in Europe from the Reformation and its rapid spread in England during the Civil Wars....


The Condition of England

by C.F.G. Masterman

The Condition of England was first published in 1909. Faber Finds are reissuing it to celebrate its one hundredth anniversary. Although copies are now hard to come by, it was a success on first publication running...


Storming the Eagle's Nest: Hitler's War in the Alps

by Jim Ring

From the Fall of France in June 1940 to Hitler's suicide in April 1945, the swastika flew from the peaks of the High Savoy in the western Alps to the passes above Ljubljana in the east. The Alps as much as Berlin...


Thomas Wyatt: The Heart's Forest

by Susan Brigden

Thomas Wyatt (1503?-1542) was the first modern voice in English poetry. 'Chieftain' of a 'new company of courtly makers', he brought the Italian poetic Renaissance to England, but he was also revered as prophet-poet...


American Indians and the Law

by N. Bruce Duthu & Colin G. Calloway

A perfect introduction to a vital subject very few Americans understand-the constitutional status of American Indians

Few American s know that Indian tribes have a legal status unique among America's distinct...


Calcutta

by Geoffrey Moorhouse

In the foreword to the first edition Geoffrey Moorhouse wrote: 'In a sense, the story of Calcutta is the story of India . . . It is the story of how and why Empire was created and what happened when Empire finished...


Tito and the Rise and Fall of Yugoslavia

by Richard West

Few figures have dominated a nation's destiny as much as Marshal Tito of former Yugoslavia. For nearly thirty years he held together mutually hostile religious groups in a deeply divided country, but his death...


The Tree of Gernika: A Field Study of Modern War

by G. L. Steer

The Tree of Gernika: a Field Study of Modern War was published in 1938. It is G. L. Steer's masterpiece. Martha Gellhorn famously wrote to Eleanor Roosevelt: 'You must read a book by a man names Steer: it is...


The Challenge: Britain Against America in the Naval War of 1812

by Andrew Lambert

In the summer of 1812 Britain stood alone, fighting for her very survival against a vast European Empire. Only the Royal Navy stood between Napoleon's legions and ultimate victory. In that dark hour America...


Stanley: Africa's Greatest Explorer

by Tim Jeal

Henry Morton Stanley was a cruel imperialist - a bad man of Africa. Or so we think: but as Tim Jeal brilliantly shows, the reality of Stanley's life is yet more extraordinary. Few people know of his dazzling...