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Lord George Bentinck: A Political Biography By Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield Disraeli
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, KG, PC, FRS (21... More > December 1804 – 19 April 1881) was a British politician and writer, who twice served as Prime Minister. He played a central role in the creation of the modern Conservative Party, defining its policies and its broad outreach. Disraeli is remembered for his influential voice in world affairs, his political battles with the Liberal Party leader William Ewart Gladstone, and his one-nation conservatism or "Tory democracy". He made the Conservatives the party most identified with the glory and power of the British Empire. He is the only British Prime Minister of Jewish birth.Disraeli was born in London. His father left Judaism after a dispute at his synagogue; young Benjamin became an Anglican at the age of 12. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Disraeli< Less
Mosley's Old Suffragette: A Biography of Norah Dacre Fox (Revised Edition) By Susan McPherson & Angela McPherson
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Norah Dacre Fox (aka Elam) was the General Secretary, chief organiser and spokeswoman for the the Women’s Social and Political Union. Banished from the Suffragette Fellowship, she gained... More > notoriety for joining Oswald Mosley’s inner circle in the 1930s. Interned in Holloway Prison during both world wars, Norah’s spirit of radical feminism was well suited to the revolutionary Britain of the early twentieth century. The authors attempt to understand how this serial militant who spent the first part of her life fighting for equality later turned to the dark forces of fascism, and they explore the long lasting emotional impact on their family. "Combining a family-history-mystery quest with a portrait of the latter days of the militant suffragette movement and the activities of the British Union of Fascists, this is a page-turner." (Elizabeth Crawford, Author, 'The Women's Suffrage Movement', Routledge, 1999)< Less
Mosley's Old Suffragette: A Biography of Norah Dacre Fox (Revised Edition) By Susan McPherson & Angela McPherson
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Norah Dacre Fox (aka Elam) was the General Secretary, chief organiser and spokeswoman for the the Women’s Social and Political Union. Banished from the Suffragette Fellowship, she gained... More > notoriety for joining Oswald Mosley’s inner circle in the 1930s. Interned in Holloway Prison during both world wars, Norah’s spirit of radical feminism was well suited to the revolutionary Britain of the early twentieth century. The authors attempt to understand how this serial militant who spent the first part of her life fighting for equality later turned to the dark forces of fascism, and they explore the long lasting emotional impact on their family. "Combining a family-history-mystery quest with a portrait of the latter days of the militant suffragette movement and the activities of the British Union of Fascists, this is a page-turner." (Elizabeth Crawford, Author, 'The Women's Suffrage Movement', Routledge, 1999)< Less
Lloyd George’s Tada By Peter Rowland
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Peter Rowland, a one-time local government officer, is a well-known historian and biographer and occasional writer of fiction. More information will be found on www.peter.rowland.org.uk . Some... More > reactions to Lloyd George (1975) “Competent and complete.” - The Times “The best biography we have.” - The Economist “Has far surpassed earlier biographers…. comprehensive, scholarly and readable.”- Irish Independent “An outsize account of an outsize figure.” - The New Yorker “A narrative style that scarcely ever limps. There is great energy and purpose with Mr Rowland as our guide.” - The Political Quarterly “Not a word of it is dull.” - Oxford Mail “A great improvement on its predecessors.... A substantial work of political biography.” - A.J.P. Taylor, The Observer “Well written and workmanlike - the result of massive research.” - Lord Boothby, Books and Bookmen “It will be a long while before it is replaced.” - Robert Blake, The Sunday Times< Less
LORD OF HOSTS THE LIFE OF SIR HENRY 'CHIPS' CHANNON By Richard Carreño
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'Lord of Hosts The Life of Sir Henry "Chips" Channon' by Richard Carreño is the first full-length biography of the controversial Anglo-American member of the British Parliament and a... More > flamboyant 20th century London socialite.< Less
A Twentieth Century Burmese Matriarch By Kin Thida Oung
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A biography that situates the life of Daw Kin Kin E (1904-1991) in its social, historical and political contexts. The book provides a history of modern Burma, now known as Myanmar, with an account... More > not only of the events themselves, but how they were experienced by a Burmese family.< Less
A Twentieth Century Burmese Matriarch By Kin Thida Oung
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A biography that situates the life of Daw Kin Kin E (1904-1991) in its social, historical and political contexts. The book provides a history of modern Burma, now known as Myanmar, with an account... More > not only of the events themselves, but how they were experienced by a Burmese family.< Less
Columbia & Britannia By Adam Chamberlain et al.
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14 September 1766. Prime Minister William Pitt proposes the Columbia Compromise, unifying the Kingdom of Great Britain and her colonies and establishing a framework for North American representation... More > in Parliament. The American War of Independence is over before it begins. This is the history of British North America. This anthology includes nine original stories from six authors. Each delves into events along the timeline between this point of divergence from established history up to the present day, from the uncertainty of early colonial conflicts to the devastation on the front line of the War of Wars, from the politics underpinning a British mission to land a man on the moon to rivalry on the cricket grounds of New England. Accompanied by extensive appendices including maps, biographies, letters and diaries, they collectively describe an alternate history of the sisterhood between a very British North America and Great Britain, the story of Columbia and Britannia.< Less
Columbia & Britannia By Adam Chamberlain et al.
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14 September 1766. Prime Minister William Pitt proposes the Columbia Compromise, unifying the Kingdom of Great Britain and her colonies and establishing a framework for North American representation... More > in Parliament. The American War of Independence is over before it begins. This is the history of British North America. This anthology includes nine original stories from six authors. Each delves into events along the timeline between this point of divergence from established history up to the present day, from the uncertainty of early colonial conflicts to the devastation on the front line of the War of Wars, from the politics underpinning a British mission to land a man on the moon to rivalry on the cricket grounds of New England. Accompanied by extensive appendices including maps, biographies, letters and diaries, they collectively describe an alternate history of the sisterhood between a very British North America and Great Britain, the story of Columbia and Britannia.< Less
Critical Miscellanies (Vol. 1 of 3) Essay 1: Robespierre By John Morley
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: John Morley, 1st Viscount Morley of Blackburn OM PC (24 December... More > 1838 – 23 September 1923) was a British Liberal statesman, writer and newspaper editor. Initially a journalist, he was elected a Member of Parliament in 1883. He was Chief Secretary for Ireland in 1886 and between 1892 and 1895, Secretary of State for India between 1905 and 1910 and again in 1911 and Lord President of the Council between 1910 and 1914. Morley was a distinguished political commentator, and biographer of his hero, William Gladstone. Morley is best known for his writings and for his "reputation as the last of the great nineteenth-century Liberals". He opposed imperialism and the Boer War. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Morley< Less

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