New History Titles

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Paperback:A people's history of Catalonia:2022 Paperback
Author: Eaude, Michael
Year: 2022
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Pluto Press
Resource type: Physical
Note: On October 1, 2017, the Spanish police assault on Catalans voting in a peaceful referendum shot Catalonia's struggle for independence onto the world's front pages. Today, those two million-plus voters have neither forgiven nor forgotten: the struggle continues. Catalonia's national consciousness has deep roots.
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Hardback:Scotland's forgotten past, a history of the mislaid, misplaced and misunderstood:2023 Hardback
Author: Moffat, Alistair
Year: 2023
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Thames and Hudson
Resource type: Physical
Note: 'Scotland's Forgotten Past' takes a charming, lively and often amusing tour of 36 forgotten episodes and overlooked people and places of Scottish history.
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Paperback:The Personal Experiences of Mr SS White DCM & Bar. MM, In Worthing During World War 11:2022 Paperback
Author: Wye, Tom
Year: 2022
Media class: Paperback
Resource type: Physical
71p; illus.,
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075099956X
Paperback:War stories, the experiences of women in the Second World War:2022 Paperback
Author: Bolton, David
Year: 2022
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
Resource type: Physical
Note: After listening to his mother-in-law talking about her experiences in the Second World War, David Bolton set out to record the wartime memories of British women before it was too late. Many of those he interviewed were child evacuees, some were single mothers, two were ambulance drivers and another was the girlfriend of an American GI killed on D-Day. Other women remembered their experiences working as a young doctor in a POW camp, in a munitions factory filling shells or as a codebreaker at Bletchley Park.War Stories archives the memories of over fifty women in their own words, supplemented by memoirs and diary entries. All tell their very personal war stories with honesty, humour, an amazing memory for detail and a boldness sometimes bordering on the confessional - perhaps because this was their last chance to describe what it was really like to be female in those extraordinary times.
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Hardback:Mobilising hate, the story of Hitler's final solution:2022 Hardback
Author: Davidson, Martin
Year: 2022
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Robinson
Resource type: Physical
Note: In this radical new perspective on the Holocaust, Martin Davidson challenges popular understanding and existing histories of the Holocaust.
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Paperback:The history of 30 Assault Unit, Ian Fleming's Red Indians:2022 Paperback
Author: Cabell, Craig
Year: 2022
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Pen & Sword Military
Resource type: Physical
Note: Formed by James Bond author Ian Fleming in the Second World War, 30 Assault Unit was a special forces unit whose mission was to penetrate and operate behind enemy lines, capture vital intelligence and feed it back to London. This book pieces together the history of this elusive unit. Originally published: 2009
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Hardback:Cleopatra's daughter, Egyptian princess, Roman prisoner, African Queen:2022 Hardback
Author: Draycott, Jane
Year: 2022
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Apollo
Resource type: Physical
Note: The first biography of one of the most fascinating, and unjustly neglected, female rulers of the ancient world: Cleopatra Selene. Princess, prisoner, African queen - and surviving daughter of Cleopatra VII.
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Paperback:The battle of Loos:2022 Paperback
Author: Warner, Philip
Year: 2022
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Pen & Sword Military
Resource type: Physical
Note: Drawing on veterans' accounts and diaries, the author tells how, on 25th September 1915, and for a few days afterwards, the small town of Loos, between Lens and La Bassee in Northern France, became the centre of one of the most intense and bloody battles of the First World War. Originally published: London: Kimber, 1976
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Paperback:Julius Caesar:2022 Paperback
Author: Powell, Lindsay
Author: Jackson, Jake
Year: 2022
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Flame Tree 451
Resource type: Physical
Note: The epic story of Julius Caesar who was born in 100 BCE, eventually becoming one of the most influential leaders in history. After a bloody civil war, where famously he crossed the Rubicon with his army, he defeated Pompey and the Republicans and was appointed as dictator of Rome, preparing the path for the Imperial might of the Roman Empire.
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Hardback:Naval eyewitnesses, the experience of war at sea 1939-1945:2022 Hardback
Author: Goulty, James
Year: 2022
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Pen & Sword Maritime
Resource type: Physical
Note: Although many books have been written about naval actions during the Second World War - histories and memoirs in particular - few books have attempted to encompass the extraordinary variety of the experience of the war at sea. That is why James Goulty's vivid survey is of such value.
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Hardback:The Bletchley Park codebreakers, in their own words:2022 Hardback
Author: Greenberg, Joel
Year: 2022
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Greenhill Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Tells the story of Bletchley Park through countless letters written by key players to former colleagues and loved ones as the war unfolded. Having intercepted millions of German communications, the codebreakers had felt bound by the Official Secrets Act and said little about their wartime activities. Some who had stayed on at GCHQ after the war, were concerned that speaking out could jeopardise their pensions. Over one hundred letters have been included in this volume and have either been recovered from family members or declassified by GCHQ. They reveal fresh information about the clandestine operation and disclose the true feelings of the participants at Bletchley Park. In contrast to early accounts, which lacked detail and were occasionally inaccurate, this book thoroughly lays bare the day-to-day experiences at Bletchley Park and uncovers the operational and technical reasons behind the organisation's successes and failures. Simultaneously intimate and comprehensive, it will inte
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Paperback:A Tale of Two Tangmeres 1797-1846:2022 Paperback
Author: Claydon, Graham
Year: 2022
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: lulu.com
Resource type: Physical
120p
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Hardback:Hellfire, Evelyn Waugh and the Hypocrites Club:2022 Hardback
Author: Fleming, David
Year: 2022
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: The History Press
Resource type: Physical
Note: This illustrated text tells the remarkable story of Oxford University's hedonistic Hypocrites Club and its (in)famous members.
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Hardback:A Cultural history of the British Empire:2022 Hardback
Author: MacKenzie, John M.
Year: 2022
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Yale University Press
Resource type: Physical
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Hardback:Untold London, stories from time-trodden streets:2022 Hardback
Author: Carrier, Dan
Year: 2022
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: The History Press
Resource type: Physical
Note: March 2020: A columnist watches as London locks down, facing a conundrum as the weekly deadline for his newspaper's diary approaches. With the city shutting up shop and column inches to fill, journalist Dan Carrier takes to the deserted streets of Central London to uncover the forgotten stories the heart of the UK capital holds.
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Hardback:Coronation, a history of the British monarchy:2022 Hardback
Author: Strong, Roy
Year: 2022
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: William Collins
Resource type: Physical
Note: This is a definitive history of coronation and the Royal Family, from the acclaimed writer Roy Strong. He sets each coronation into its political, social, religious and cultural context.
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Hardback:The making of England, from Rome to reformation:2022 Hardback
Author: Purser, Toby
Year: 2022
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Amberley Publishing
Resource type: Physical
Note: 'The Making of England' seeks to challenge the established narrative of the inevitable rise of the unified Christian state. England was not exceptional in its governance, parliaments, religion or monarchy: it was a European state.
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Paperback:Blitz spirit, Voices of Britain living through crisis, 1939 - 1945:2022 Paperback
Author: Brown, Becky
Year: 2022
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Hodder
Resource type: Physical
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Hardback:Hitler's henchmen, Nazi executioners and how they escaped justice after WWII:2022 Hardback
Author: Ortner, Helmut
Author: Harris, Graham
Year: 2022
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Frontline Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: In 'Hitler's Henchmen', Helmut Ortner uncovers the full stories of Reichhart, Strippel, Schwinge and others like them, Nazi perpetrators who enjoyed post-war careers as judges, university professors, doctors and politicians. Had they been gutless cogs in the machinery of the Nazi state, or ideologized persecutors?
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Hardback:All in, how we build a country that works:2022 Hardback
Author: Nandy, Lisa
Year: 2022
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: HarperNorth
Resource type: Physical
Note: Outside of the EU, and facing new and unprecedented global challenges, Britain faces an identity crisis. In this brilliant and accessible intervention, Lisa Nandy reveals how Britain can leave behind the mess we're in. All In charts a course towards a fairer, more equal, more prosperous country by drawing on the greatest asset we have - each other.
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