Paperback ISBN: 185158823x
Sir William Wallace of Ellerslie is one of history's greatest heroes, but also one of its greatest enigmas—a shadowy figure whose edges have been blurred by myth and legend. James MacKay uses all his skills as a historical detective to produce this definitive biography, telling the incredible story of a man who, without wealth or noble birth, rose to become Guardian of Scotland. William Wallace, with superb generalship and tactical genius, led a country with no previous warlike tradition to triumph gloriously over the much larger, better-armed, and better-trained English forces. 700 years later, the heroism and betrayal, the valiant deeds and the dark atrocities, and the struggle of a small nation against a brutal and powerful empire, still create a compelling tale.
The Meaning of Everything
The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary
Hardcover ISBN: 0198607024
The best-selling author of The Professor and the Madman traces the history of the Oxford English Dictionary from its earliest inception through its long path to completion, describes the nuts-and-bolts process of creating a dictionary, and includes anecdotes about its creators and their work. 150,000 first printing. (Language)
Churchill/a Major New Assessment of His Life in Peace and War
Hardcover ISBN: 0393034097
A look at the life and accomplishments of the former prime minister presents essays by twenty-nine renowned contributors that examine all phases of Churchill's life--from his youth in the aristocracy to his career in Parliament.
Prostitution, Race and Politics
Policing Venereal Disease in the British Empire
Paperback ISBN: 0415944473
While most agree that Contagious Diseases (CD) ordinances were put in place primarily to protect the health of British soldiers, a closer examination reveals that the laws were not just about the control of VD but also "a conscious instrument of colonial dominance".
A Treasury of Royal Scandals
The Shocking True Stories of History's Wickedest, Weirdest, Most Wanton Kings, Queens, Tsars, Popes, and Emperors
Paperback ISBN: 0140280243
Profiles the lives and convoluted relations of notorious rulers including Catherine the Great, King George III, and Joanna the Mad.
English Society in the Eighteenth Century
Paperback ISBN: 0140138196
A portrait of 18th century England, from its princes to its paupers, from its metropolis to its smallest hamlet. The topics covered include - diet, housing, prisons, rural festivals, bordellos, plays, paintings, and work and wages.
Inventing the Victorians
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0312283261
Revises and reevaluates the many concepts and images surrounding the Victorians, a society in England and America that was responsible for spin-doctoring, lavish publicity stunts, hardcore pornography, theme parks, shopping malls, crime novels, private fetish clubs, and scandalous journalism.10,000 first printing.
Duchess of Devonshire
Paperback ISBN: 0375753834
Provides a dramatic portrait of the colorful life of eighteenth-century British aristocrat Lady Georgiana Spencer, her roles as a society and political hostess, and her disastrous and profligate private life. Winner of the Whitbread Prize. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.