Not Our War: Writings Against the First World War

Some of the voices during this e-book got here to oppose international warfare I after reflecting on event, others adverse it on precept ahead of a shot used to be fired—they could have been few in quantity, yet progressively their effect rose. This anthology offers diversified voices of guys and girls who wondered and adverse the warfare: liberals, radicals and pacifists, anarchists and socialists, squaddies 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. many of the texts are newly translated or look in English the 1st time.

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The Great Immigration Scandal

By Steve Moxon

On March eighth [2004], the writer was once suspended on complete pay from his task as a house workplace immigration caseworker having blown the whistle on common abuse and cover-up of the government's coverage of 'Managed Migration'. His revelations within the Sunday occasions contributed to the resignation of immigration minister Beverley Hughes.
In this booklet Moxon outlines the occasions major as much as the choice that he may now not perform a coverage that seemed to be at odds with the desire of Parliament. The e-book contains an intensive research of the proper scholarly literature in demography, economics and evolutionary psychology.

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A Special Relationship: Anglo American Relations from the Cold War to Iraq

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 distinct courting came across a brand new rent of lifestyles lower than Blair as Britain time and again "chose" the U.S. in its evolving international coverage orientation instead of Europe.There used to be, he argues, no inevitability approximately this reaction to the put up September 11 overseas scenario and its long term motive and customers nonetheless stay in doubt.

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Social Identity in Early Medieval Britain (Studies in the Early History of Britain)

By Andrew Tyrrell, William O. Frazer

Social id is an idea od expanding significance within the social sciences. the following, the concept that is utilized to the customarily atheoretical realm of medieval reports. every one contributor makes a speciality of a specific subject of early medieval identification - ethnicity, nationwide id, social situation, subjectivity/personhood, political association, kiship, the physique, gender, age, proximity/regionality, reminiscence and ideological structures. the result's a pioneering imaginative and prescient of medieval social id and a problem to a few of the acquired normal wisdoms approximately this era.

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Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship

By Jon Meacham


The so much whole portrait ever drawn of the advanced emotional connection among of history’s towering leaders

Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill have been the best leaders of “the maximum Generation.” In Franklin and Winston, Jon Meacham explores the interesting courting among the 2 males who piloted the unfastened international to victory in international struggle II. It was once a very important friendship, and a special one—a president and a main minister spending huge, immense quantities of time jointly (113 days in the course of the battle) and replacing approximately thousand messages. Amid cocktails, cigarettes, and cigars, they met, usually secretly, in areas as far-flung as Washington, Hyde Park, Casablanca, and Teheran, speaking to one another of conflict, politics, the weight of command, their health and wellbeing, their other halves, and their children.

Born within the 19th century and molders of the 20 th and twenty-first, Roosevelt and Churchill had a lot in universal. Sons of the elite, scholars of historical past, politicians of the 1st rank, they savored energy. of their personal time either males have been underestimated, brushed off as boastful, and confronted skeptics and haters of their personal nations—yet either magnificently rose to the critical demanding situations of the 20 th century. Theirs used to be a type of love tale, with an emotional Churchill dating an elusive Roosevelt. The British major minister, who rallied his state in its darkest hour, status on my own opposed to Adolf Hitler, was once constantly a little bit insecure approximately his position in FDR’s affections—which was once the way in which Roosevelt sought after it. a guy of secrets and techniques, FDR loved to maintain humans off stability, together with his spouse, Eleanor, his White condominium aides—and Winston Churchill.

Confronting tyranny and terror, Roosevelt and Churchill equipped a triumphant alliance amid cataclysmic occasions and infrequently conflicting pursuits. Franklin and Winston is additionally the tale in their marriages and their households, clans stuck up within the such a lot sweeping international clash in history.

Meacham’s new sources—including unpublished letters of FDR’ s nice mystery love, Lucy Mercer Rutherfurd, the papers of Pamela Churchill Harriman, and interviews with the few surviving those who have been in FDR and Churchill’s joint company—shed clean gentle at the characters of either males as he engagingly chronicles the hours within which they determined the process the struggle.

Hitler introduced them jointly; later within the warfare, they drifted aside, yet even within the autumn in their alliance, the pull of love used to be constantly there. Charting the non-public drama in the back of the discussions of technique and statecraft, Meacham has written the definitive account of the main awesome friendship of the fashionable age.

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

A actually radical reaction to conservative background excursions and banal day journeys, Rebel Footprints brings to lifestyles the background of social pursuits 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 exchange unionists: Rosenberg invitations us to step into the footprints of a various forged of committed opponents for social justice. person chapters spotlight specific struggles and their contributors, from recognized 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 combination background, politics, and geography, whereas specifically commissioned maps and illustrations immerse the reader within the tale of the city.
            no matter if you’re traveling London for the 1st time, or born and raised there, Rosenberg invitations you to work out London as you by no means have before—the radical heart of the English-speaking world.

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A Daughter's Tale: The Memoir of Winston Churchill's Youngest Child

By Mary Soames

During this fascinating and intimate memoir, Winston Churchill’s youngest daughter stocks tales from her awesome life—and tells of the unbreakable bond she cast along with her father via essentially the most tumultuous years in British historical past.
Now impending her 90th birthday, Mary Soames is the single surviving baby of Winston and Clementine Churchill. via a mix of non-public recollections and never-before-published diary entries, she describes what it was once like becoming up because the scion of 1 of the lions of twentieth-century statecraft. hot thoughts of a early life spent roaming the grounds of the family’s kingdom property, tending to a small menagerie of pets, evoke the idyllic temper of britain among the wars. As she matures into one in every of her father’s such a lot depended on partners, we're given infrequent glimpses contained in the glittering social milieu in which the Churchills moved—as good because the rough-and-tumble international of British politics. With fly-on-the-wall immediacy, Mary describes the momentous debate in Parliament the place leading Minister Neville Chamberlain was once pushed from place of work, paving the best way for Winston Churchill’s ascension and the grueling crucible of global warfare II.
in the course of the battle Mary served as a gunner within the women’s auxiliary, supporting to shoot down the German V-1 rockets then bedeviling London. Styling herself as inner most M. Churchill to prevent exposure, she led a special double existence that comes vividly alive back within the retelling. Splitting her time among luncheons at Chequers—where she hung out with the likes of Lord Mountbatten—and the turret of an anti-aircraft battery, she used to be by no means faraway from the heart of the motion. Hitler even reportedly hatched a plan, by no means consummated, to rent spies to seduce her as a way to achieve entry to mystery British struggle plans. She attended the Potsdam convention as her father’s aide-de-camp, arranging a memorable dinner with Harry Truman and Josef Stalin (whom she acidly recalls as “small, dapper, and quite twinkly”). And while British citizens overwhelmingly grew to become on Churchill within the 1945 election, it's left to Mary to recount the soreness and devastation her father may possibly by no means publicly exhibit.
The mutual love and affection among Mary Soames and her mom and dad pours forth from each web page of this elegantly written memoir. A Daughter’s Tale is either a relocating own heritage and a resource of untold perception into one of many enduring icons of British nationwide lifestyles.

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Grown in Britain Cookbook

By Donna Air

Immerse your self within the better of British nutrition and observe tips on how to get pleasure from it at its top. Take a tantalizing meals trip from farm to plate with the Soil organization and be encouraged to utilize the superb diversity of produce that's grown, reared and stuck in Britain. become aware of what's in season while and discover what nutrients to appear for month via month at your neighborhood grocery store or farmers' marketplace. Over two hundred scrumptious recipes assist you to get pleasure from your neighborhood produce, together with principles from many of the nation's best-known natural foodstuff supporters together with Sophie Grigson and Jonathan Dimbleby, plus a range of devoted natural smallholders and farmers. It's a mouth-watering seasonal experience.

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The English Civil War: A People's History (Text Only)

By Diane Purkiss

This well known historical past of the English Civil conflict tells the tale of the bloody clash among Oliver Cromwell and Charles I from the views of these concerned. The compelling narrative attracts on new resources equivalent to letters, memoirs, ballads and performs to deliver to existence the Roundheads and Cavaliers, the foot infantrymen, conflict widows and witchfinders of 1 of the main major turning issues in British heritage, culminating in Oliver Cromwell's triumph and the execution of Charles I. via mixing the political and the private, Diane Purkiss illuminates either the ideologies at the back of the English Civil warfare and the fears of these who fought in it; the boys who have been destroyed through the clash and people, similar to Oliver Cromwell, who have been outlined via it.

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Fatal Fortnight: Arthur Ponsonby and the Fight for British Neutrality 1914

By Duncan Marlor

A lot has been released approximately how Britain's ruling circle got here to its determination for conflict in 1914 yet little approximately what rank and dossier participants of Parliament proposal and did because the continental 'Armageddon' drew nearer. deadly Fortnight tells the tale of Arthur Ponsonby, and his backbench Liberal international Affairs Committee. The publication describes the suspense round Parliament because the skies darkened. It tells how, after the international Secretary made his notion that Britain should still pass in, Ponsonby's buddy Philip Morrell stood up and known as for a normal debate, within the enamel of the fury of these who sought after Britain to get immediately into the struggle. It describes how the neutralists, led by means of Ponsonby, made their passionate case within the fateful hours as Britain hung among peace and war.

The publication seems on the concealment from Parliament of the army figuring out with France, and the problems of struggle and democracy that are nonetheless with us this day. It re-examines the arguments and displays on how the area could have been had the 1914 choice long gone a unique way.

Alongside the political drama a human tale emerges of the way kinfolk help for Ponsonby and his allies sustained them because the global closed in.

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