Dark History of the Kings and Queens of England (Dark by Brenda Ralph Lewis

By Brenda Ralph Lewis

regardless of its recognition because the longest tested in Europe, the historical past of the English monarchy is punctuated via scandal, murders, betrayals, plots, and treason. due to the fact William the Conqueror seized the crown in 1066, England has noticeable 3 civil wars; six monarchs were murdered or finished; the throne of britain has been usurped 4 instances, and received in conflict thrice; and private scandals and royal kin quarrels abound. a gloomy background: The Kings & Queens of britain offers a thrilling and dramatic account of English royal background from 1066 to the current day. This engrossing e-book explores the scandal and intrigue at the back of each one royal dynasty, from the ‘accidental’ homicide of William II in 1100, during the excesses of Richard III, Henry VIII and ‘Bloody’ Mary, to the conspiracies surrounding the loss of life of Diana, Princess of Wales, in 1997. conscientiously researched, beautifully exciting and illustrated all through with greater than two hundred color and black-and-white pictures and artistic endeavors, this available and immensely relaxing e-book highlights the genuine personalities and actual lives of the members honoured with the crown of England—and these unlucky sufficient to move their paths.

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Original Australians: Story of the Aboriginal people: by Josephine Flood

By Josephine Flood

The unique Australians tells the tale of Australian Aboriginal heritage and society from its far-off beginnings to the current day. From the knowledge and work of the Dreamtime, to the 1st contacts among Europeans and indigenous Australians, all through to fashionable occasions, it deals an perception into the existence and studies of the world's oldest tradition. The resilience and suppleness of Aboriginal humans over millennia is without doubt one of the nice human tales of all time.

Josephine Flood solutions the questions about Aboriginal Australia that Australians and viewers usually ask: the place did the Aborigines come from and whilst? How did they live on in the sort of harsh atmosphere? What used to be the conventional function of Aboriginal ladies? Why did not colonists signal treaties with Aboriginal humans? have been Aboriginal little ones 'stolen'? Why are there such a lot of difficulties in Aboriginal groups this present day? and lots of extra.

This wealthy account goals to appreciate either black and white views and is attention-grabbing interpreting for a person who desires to become aware of Aboriginal Australia.

'Another enchanting account via Josephine Flood, of Australian Aborigines! Her making sure appreciate for her fellow people underwrites everything of her exploration of the lifestyles and instances of the Aboriginal people.'

Pat O'Shane, Justice of the Peace

this is often an up to the moment and balanced account of Aboriginal adventure from earliest prehistory to at the present time. in actual fact written and well-illustrated, this is often the simplest ebook to offer anyone who desires to find out about Aborigines, their survival throughout the millennia, and the reports they need to give a contribution to fashionable Australia.'

Emeritus Professor Campbell Macknight, Australian nationwide University

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Pillars of Fire: The Battle of Messines Ridge, 1917 by Ian Passingham

By Ian Passingham

Gentleman, we won't make historical past day after today, yet we will definitely swap the geography.’ So acknowledged common Plumer the day ahead of six hundred a whole lot explosives have been detonated lower than the German place on Messines Ridge. The explosion was once heard by way of Lloyd George in Downing road, and as distant as Dublin. until eventually 1918, Messines used to be the one transparent reduce Allied victory at the Western entrance, coming at a time while Britain and her allies wanted it such a lot: boosting Allied morale and shattering that of the Germans. accurately orchestrated, Messines used to be the 1st real all-arms smooth conflict which introduced jointly artillery, engineers, infantry, tanks, plane and administrative devices from a commonwealth of countries to defeat the typical enemy. So why is its identify now not as widespread because the Somme, Passchendaele or Verdun? This ebook examines the conflict for the Messines-Wytschaete Ridge from the British, ANZAC and German views. Illustrated with archive photos and maps, it's a significant contribution to our knowing of 1 of the seminal battles of the 1st international War.

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Southwest Passage: The Yanks in the Pacific by John Lardner,Alex Belth

By John Lardner,Alex Belth

At a time whilst few american citizens had visited Australia, journalist John Lardner sailed down lower than with the U.S. defense force as one of many first American struggle correspondents within the Pacific theater. along with his first-class humorousness and present for narrative, Lardner penned vignettes of MacArthur’s arrival and his reception in Melbourne and a flight with the bold Dutch flier Capt. Hans Smits. extra usually, Lardner wrote in regards to the traditional day and the typical individual. touring in the course of the kingdom, in Southwest Passage Lardner deals a glimpse of Australia within the Forties and generates heat and admiration for international warfare II opponents within the Pacific, even if Australian, New Zealander, aboriginal, or American.

For generations of readers who've realized approximately international warfare II with the advantage of hindsight, Lardner’s tone, sort, and chosen themes supply greater than simply interesting anecdotes in regards to the army within the Pacific; they're a view into the tradition and society of midcentury America.

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Patched: The History of Gangs in New Zealand by Jarrod Gilbert

By Jarrod Gilbert

The Devil's Henchmen throwing Molotov cocktails on the Epitaph Riders in Christchurch's first gang struggle. top Minister Rob Muldoon surrounded by means of Black energy contributors on the Royal Tiger Tavern in Wellington. The Magogs and the moms, PEP schemes and P buyers, patches and ridgies, colors and sophistication: for 5 a long time gangs have had an enormous impression on New Zealand life.

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The Official History of the UK Strategic Nuclear Deterrent: by Matthew Jones

By Matthew Jones

Volume I of The authentic historical past of the united kingdom Strategic Nuclear Deterrent offers an authoritative and in-depth exam of the British government’s strategic nuclear coverage from 1945 to 1964.

Written with complete entry to the united kingdom documentary checklist, this volume examines how British governments after 1945 attempted to construct after which preserve an self reliant, nationally managed strategic nuclear capability, and the debates this provoked in reliable circles. opposed to a heritage of evolving British principles approximately deterrence in the course of the chilly struggle, it specializes in the strategic, political and diplomatic concerns that pressured governments, within the face of ever-increasing pressures at the defence finances, to persist of their efforts to strengthen nuclear guns and to installation a reputable nuclear strength, because the age of the manned bomber gave solution to the ballistic missile. specific recognition is given to controversies over the component to the defence price range dedicated to the deterrent programme, the results of the recovery of Anglo-American nuclear collaboration after 1958, expanding reliance at the usa for nuclear supply structures, the negotiations that resulted in the Nassau contract of 1962 and the availability of Polaris, and discussions in the Western Alliance over the keep an eye on of nuclear forces. by the point of the October 1964 election, while this quantity concludes, past dismissal of the customers for profitable ballistic missile defence have been giving approach to transforming into doubts over the long term effectiveness of the Polaris method in its function as an self sustaining deterrent, numerous years prior to it used to be as a result of input provider with the Royal army.

This publication can be of a lot curiosity to scholars of British politics, chilly battle historical past, nuclear proliferation and foreign relations.

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Britain and Interwar Danubian Europe: Foreign Policy and by Dragan Bakic

By Dragan Bakic

Danubian Europe awarded consistent and critical defense dangers for ecu peace and balance and, therefore, opposite to traditional knowledge, it commanded the eye of British international relations in an effort to appeasing neighborhood conflicts. Britain and Interwar Danubian Europe examines the way during which the overseas place of work perceived and handled the antagonism among the Little Entente, made from Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia and Romania, and Hungary, at the one hand, and revisionist Bulgaria and her neighbours within the Balkans, at the different, and the effect that those neighborhood conflicts had in reference to Franco-Italian contention in Central/South-Eastern Europe.

With Hitler's accession to energy, Danubian Europe used to be seen in Whitehall relating to its position within the potential coverage for protecting Austrian independence and containing German aggression. Dragan Bakic argues that the British method of safety difficulties in Danubian Europe had definite everlasting positive aspects which stemmed from the final British outlook at the new successor states -the individuals of the Little Entente- based at the ruins of the Habsburg monarchy. This ebook indicates that it was once the shortcoming of self belief of their balance and permanence, in addition to the misperceptions in regards to the factors and intentions of the rules pursued through different Powers in the direction of Central/South-Eastern Europe, which accounted for the plain sluggishness and ineffectiveness of the international Office's dealings with protection challenges.

according to large, unique archival learn, this can be a interesting quantity for any historian willing to understand extra concerning the 20th-century heritage of East-Central Europe or British international coverage within the interwar years.

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The Memory of Genocide in Tasmania, 1803-2013: Scars on the by Jesse Shipway

By Jesse Shipway

This publication offers a philosophical historical past of Tasmania’s prior and current with a specific specialize in the double tales of genocide and modernity. at the one hand, proponents of modernisation have sought to shut the earlier off from the current, concealing the demographic catastrophe in the back of simpler ancient narratives and politicised preoccupations comparable to convictism and environmentalism. the second one tale, in the meantime, is advised by way of a person, aboriginal or ecu, who has long past to the archive and located the genocidal horrors hidden there. This quantity blends either tales. It describes the twin logics of genocide and modernity in Tasmania and means that Tasmanians won't turn into extra practical in regards to the destiny till they could admit a whole popularity of the colonial genocide that destroyed a whole civilisation, no longer even more than 2 hundred years ago.

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Young Logan Campbell by R.C.J. Stone

By R.C.J. Stone

Sir John Logan Campbell is named the daddy of Auckland; he's synonymous with that urban. As this primary quantity of his biography indicates, even if, he was once now not quite enamoured of a pioneering existence or of the cost during which he led it. His objective in coming to New Zealand and last the following used to be to make sufficient funds to dwell the lifetime of a leisured gentleman in Europe. by means of the top of this ebook, he looked as if it would have accomplished his target. Campbell left, most likely, a extra complete set of papers than the other early settler. From them, R. C. J. Stone has informed a narrative which not just unearths the complexities of the guy himself, yet strikes extra, to the patrician Scottish history, to his fellow settlers in Auckland in particular his lively associate William Brown, to the main points of the enterprise acumen through which they got their most popular place one of the retailers of Auckland, and to the turmoil of colonial politics.

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From East of Suez to the Eastern Atlantic: British Naval by Edward Hampshire

By Edward Hampshire

Exploring British naval coverage throughout the first governments of Harold Wilson (1964-70), this publication analyses how the army division of the Ministry of Defence and the Navy's specialist management handled six years of defence stories, retrenchment and strategic re-orientation. this era witnessed a dramatic blow to the service's self photo and self-worth as a result cancellation of the massive CVA-01 plane provider, and a steady strategy of realignment, reorientation and variation to the replaced political surroundings, leading to a restoration of self-confidence, a brand new procedure and the approval in precept of a category of small airplane providers. profiting from the lately published reputable documents, the learn highlights for the 1st time simply how in perform Mountbatten controlled to dominate the Chiefs of employees equipment, and the way his energy was once undermined and reduced. It additionally demonstrates that, opposite to common ancient opinion, Denis Healey used to be no longer inevitably set opposed to service air energy from his arrival in place of work and used to be prepared to contemplate the procurement of a medium service for the army. in addition, the paintings highlights the significance of the Mediterranean within the rehabilitation and renewal of self-confidence by means of the military within the overdue Nineteen Sixties. even though focusing totally on coverage and strategic concerns, the ebook comprises wider historic attention, reviewing different components that stimulated policy-making resembling overseas coverage, monetary assets, materiel, manpower and recruitment, as well as the executive equipment and the cultural surroundings of the time. In so doing, Dr Hampshire deals a brilliant perception into the interactions of presidency and army at a severe juncture within the altering nature of Britain's worldwide role.

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