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Horrible Histories: Barmy British Empire

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Readers can discover all the foul facts about the Barmy British Empire, including how a war started when a Brit was sitting on a stool and why a British soldier used his own coffin as a wardrobe. With a bold, accessible new look, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

Horrible Histories: Slimy Stuarts (New Edition)

Horrible Histories: Slimy Stuarts (New Edition) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Terry Deary
Editor: Scholastic UK
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Horrible Histories: Slimy Stuarts (New Edition) by Terry Deary Summary

I bet you've never even heard of the Stuarts. They don't sound very terrible, do they? But did you know some slimy Stuarts ate toads, snails and fleas?

Horrible Histories: Stormin' Normans (New Edition)

Horrible Histories: Stormin' Normans (New Edition) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Terry Deary
Editor: Scholastic UK
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Horrible Histories: Stormin' Normans (New Edition) by Terry Deary Summary

Readers can discover all the foul facts about the Stormin' Normans, including why Norman knights slept with a dolly and which pirate hung up his eye-patch. With a bold, accessible new look and revised by the author, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

Horrible Histories: Woeful Second World War

Horrible Histories: Woeful Second World War Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Terry Deary
Editor: Scholastic UK
ISBN: 1407162039
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Horrible Histories: Woeful Second World War by Terry Deary Summary

Readers can discover all the foul facts about the WOEFUL SECOND WORLD WAR, including why the blitzed Brits ate chicken-fruit, sinkers and nutty, what really happened in Dad's Army and how to make a rude noise with a gas mask. With a bold new look, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

Horrible Histories: Ruthless Romans

Horrible Histories: Ruthless Romans Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Terry Deary
Editor: Scholastic UK
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Horrible Histories: Ruthless Romans by Terry Deary Summary

Ruthless Romans reveals the grim goings-on of the greatest empire ever, from the terrible twins who founded Rome to the evil emperors who made murder into a sport. Read on for gory details about the cruel Colosseum and the people and animals who were massacred there... and find out how, if you upset them enough, the ruthless Romans would CRUCIFY you. Eeek!

Horrible Histories: Vicious Vikings (New Edition)

Horrible Histories: Vicious Vikings (New Edition) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Terry Deary
Editor: Scholastic UK
ISBN: 1407161970
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Horrible Histories: Vicious Vikings (New Edition) by Terry Deary Summary

Sail back to a vicious time with fearsome seafaring Viking warriors with big boats, big shields and enormous ginger beards. Readers can discover all the foul facts about the Vicious Vikings, including Viking gods in wedding dresses, corpses on trial and Death by booby-trapped statues. With a bold, accessible new look, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. Revised by the author and illustrated throughout to make Horrible Histories more accessible to young readers.

Ginger, You're Barmy

Ginger, You're Barmy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Lodge
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1446496716
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Ginger, You're Barmy by David Lodge Summary

When it isn't prison, it's hell. Or at least that's the heartfelt belief of conscripts Jonathan Browne and Mike 'Ginger' Brady. For this is the British Army in the days of National Service, a grimy deposit of post-war gloom. An endless round of kit layout, square-bashing, shepherd's pie 'made with real shepherds' and drills is relieved only by the occasional lecture on firearms or V.D. The reckless, impulsive Mike and the more pragmatic Jonathan adopt radically different attitudes to survive this two-year confiscation of their freedom, with dramatic consequences

The Man Who Saved Britain

The Man Who Saved Britain Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Simon Winder
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330532146
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The Man Who Saved Britain by Simon Winder Summary

Award-winning author Simon Winder takes us through the legacy of one of Britain's most influential and enduring cultural figures, James Bond. 'An entertaining romp through the literary and cinematic heartland of James Bond country' Sunday Times 'A hilarious blend of cultural history, biography and memoir' Guardian After victory in World War II, Britain was a relieved but also a profoundly traumatized country. Simon Winder, born into this nation of uncertain identity, fell in love (as many before and since) with the man created as the antidote, a quintessentially British figure of great cultural significance: James Bond. Written with passion, wit and a great deal of personal insight and affection, this book is his wildly amusing attempt to get to grips with Bond’s legacy and the difficult decades in which it really mattered. 'Read-aloud funny' Independent on Sunday 'Superb' Wall Street Journal

Our Times

Our Times Pdf/ePub eBook Author: A.N. Wilson
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1446493016
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Our Times by A.N. Wilson Summary

When Queen Elizabeth II was crowned in 1953, many proclaimed the start of a new Elizabethan Age. Few had any inkling, however, of the stupendous changes that would take place over the next 50 years, in Britain and around the world. In Our Times, A.N. Wilson takes the reader on an exhilarating journey from that day to this. With his acute eye not just for the broad social and cultural sweep but also for the telling detail, he brilliantly distils half a century of unprecedented social and political change. Here are the defining events and characters of the modern age, from the Suez crisis to Vietnam, The Beatles to Princess Diana, the miners' strike to the Cold War. Here are the Angry Young Men, the satirists of Beyond the Fringe, Ruth Ellis and the abolition of hanging, the rise of pop culture and celebrity, industrial unrest and the Winter of Discontent, the Thatcher era and the eventual collapse of the Soviet Union. This book will propel you from post-war austerity - an age of deference in which men wore hats and women wore gloves - through the alterations in our social landscape to the multi-cultural Britain of today. Despite the appalling tyrannies that have taken place in the world, Wilson argues that in the last fifty years Britain has known a period of prosperity and peace without precedent in its history. With Our Times, A.N. Wilson triumphantly concludes the acclaimed trilogy which includes The Victorians and After the Victorians. It makes compelling reading for anyone interested in the forces that have shaped our world.

Horrible Histories: Vile Victorians (New Edition)

Horrible Histories: Vile Victorians (New Edition) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Terry Deary
Editor: Scholastic UK
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Horrible Histories: Vile Victorians (New Edition) by Terry Deary Summary

They may have looked all prim and proper, but the Victorians were a jolly naughty bunch who could be vicious and violent and villainous. Readers can discover the murderers who wouldn't hang, when the first public loo was flushed and all about stag hunting in Paddington Station. With a bold, accessible new look, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. Revised by the author and illustrated throughout to make Horrible Histories more accessible to young readers.

Horrible Histories: Gorgeous Georgians

Horrible Histories: Gorgeous Georgians Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Terry Deary
Editor: Scholastic UK
ISBN: 1407161679
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Horrible Histories: Gorgeous Georgians by Terry Deary Summary

Learn all about the Gorgeous Georgians, like their sneaky schemes for hiding personal hygiene problems and the schoolchildren who went to war with their teachers! With a bold, accessible new look and revised by the author, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

Horrible Histories: Measly Middle Ages (New Edition)

Horrible Histories: Measly Middle Ages (New Edition) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Terry Deary
Editor: Scholastic UK
ISBN: 1407161733
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Horrible Histories: Measly Middle Ages (New Edition) by Terry Deary Summary

Readers can discover all the foul facts about the MEASLY MIDDLE AGES, including why chickens had their bottoms shaved, a genuine jester's joke and what ten-year-old treacle was used for. With a bold, accessible new look, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

Horrible Histories: Angry Aztecs

Horrible Histories: Angry Aztecs Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Terry Deary
Editor: Scholastic Non-Fiction
ISBN: 1407161571
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Horrible Histories: Angry Aztecs by Terry Deary Summary

Discover all the foul facts about the Angry Aztecs, including why the Aztecs liked to eat scum, when the world is going to end and their horrible habit of drinking live toads in wine. With a bold, accessible new look and revised by the author, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

Horrible Histories: Smashing Saxons (New Edition)

Horrible Histories: Smashing Saxons (New Edition) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Terry Deary
Editor: Scholastic UK
ISBN: 1407161911
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Horrible Histories: Smashing Saxons (New Edition) by Terry Deary Summary

Discover all the foul facts about the Smashing Saxons, including who got cow pats as Christmas presents, why wearing a pig on your head is lucky and how to make a dead Saxon happy. With a bold, accessible new look and revised by the author, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

History and Humour

History and Humour Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Barbara Korte,Doris Lechner
Editor: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 383942593X
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History and Humour by Barbara Korte,Doris Lechner Summary

One tends to associate history with serious modes of presentation rather than with humorous ones. Yet Clio also smiles and laughs out loud: Comic renderings of historical events and figures have made a significant contribution to »popular« history since around 1800. This volume offers case studies on history and humour in Britain and the US from 1800 to the present, discussing various historical topics, actors and events from the Middle Ages to the recent past.

Horrible Histories Special: France

Horrible Histories Special: France Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Terry Deary
Editor: Scholastic UK
ISBN: 1407137166
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Horrible Histories Special: France by Terry Deary Summary

Readers can discover all the foul facts about FRANCE, including which king thought he was made of glass, why French bread was once made from broken tiles and bricks and how to play hopscotch like a French highwayman. In ebook format, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

Globalizing Cricket

Globalizing Cricket Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dominic Malcolm
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1849665613
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Globalizing Cricket by Dominic Malcolm Summary

This book is available as open access through the Bloomsbury Open Access programme and is available on www.bloomsburycollections.com. Globalizing Cricket examines the global role of the sport - how it developed and spread around the world. The book explores the origins of cricket in the eighteenth century, its establishment as England's national game in the nineteenth, the successful (Caribbean) and unsuccessful (American) diffusion of cricket as part of the development of the British Empire and its role in structuring contemporary identities amongst and between the English, the British and postcolonial communities. Whilst empirically focused on the sport itself, the book addresses broader issues such as social development, imperialism, race, diaspora and national identities. Tracing the beginnings of cricket as a 'folk game' through to the present, it draws together these different strands to examine the meaning and social significance of the modern game. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in the role of sport in both colonial and post-colonial periods; the history and peculiarities of English national identity; or simply intrigued by the game and its history.

Dangerous Days in the Roman Empire

Dangerous Days in the Roman Empire Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Terry Deary
Editor: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
ISBN: 0297870572
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Dangerous Days in the Roman Empire by Terry Deary Summary

DANGEROUS DAYS IN THE ROMAN EMPIRE is the first in a new adult series by Terry Deary, the author of the hugely bestselling Horrible Histories, popular among children for their disgusting details, gory information and sharp wit, and among adults for engaging children (and themselves) with history. The Romans have long been held up as one of the first 'civilised' societies, and yet in fact they were capable of immense cruelty. Not only that, but they made the killing of humans into a sport. The spoiled emperors were the perpetrators (and sometimes the victims) of some imaginative murders. DANGEROUS DAYS IN THE ROMAN EMPIRE will include some of the violent ways to visit the Elysian Fields (i.e. death) including: animal attack in the Coliseum; being thrown from the Tarpeian Rock - 370 deserters in 214 AD alone (or if the emperor didn't like your poetry); by volcanic eruption from Vesuvius; by kicking (Nero's fatal quarrel with the Empress Poppea); from poison mushrooms (Claudius); by great fires; torturous tarring; flogging to death; boiling lead (the invention of 'kind' Emperor Constantine); or being skinned alive by invading barbarians. DANGEROUS DAYS IN THE ROMAN EMPIRE looks at the back-story leading up to the victims' deaths, and in doing so gives the general reader a concise history of a frequently misunderstood era.

Christmas Truce

Christmas Truce Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Malcolm Brown,Shirley Seaton
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447216008
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Christmas Truce by Malcolm Brown,Shirley Seaton Summary

‘Just you think,’ wrote one soldier to his family, ‘that while you were eating your turkey I was out talking with the very men I had been trying to kill a few hours before!’ Christmas, 1914. The first winter of the First World War. In a conflict infamous for its horror and brutality, enemy shook hands with enemy. Soldiers shared rations, exchanged souvenirs, and even played football on a frost-covered No Man's Land. This Christmas truce was not just a brief interlude in one place. The ceasefire between the trenches extended over at least two-thirds of the British line and there were similar ceasefires in the French and Belgian sectors of the Western Front. In some areas the peaceable mood lingered well into 1915. But behind the festive cheer and acceptance of shared experience, the inevitable renewal of hostilities loomed large. Malcolm Brown and Shirley Seaton have combed war diaries, talked to participants and consulted a wide range of contemporary letters, diaries and newspapers to produce this unique account.

Horrible Geography: Earth-Shattering Earthquakes (Reloaded)

Horrible Geography: Earth-Shattering Earthquakes (Reloaded) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anita Ganeri
Editor: Scholastic UK
ISBN: 1407198955
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Horrible Geography: Earth-Shattering Earthquakes (Reloaded) by Anita Ganeri Summary

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF HORRIBLE GEOGRAPHY! Discover what it takes to be an earthquake expert, learn how to survive when an earthquake hits, and discover how rats and snakes can predict tremors. Filled with hilarious illustrations by Mike Phillips, HORRIBLE GEOGRAPHY is the perfect escapism from miserable maps, rotten rock piles and dire diagrams. Hold tight!

Horrible Histories: 25th Anniversary Yearbook

Horrible Histories: 25th Anniversary Yearbook Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Terry Deary
Editor: Scholastic UK
ISBN: 1407186027
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Horrible Histories: 25th Anniversary Yearbook by Terry Deary Summary

The HORRIBLE HISTORIES YEARBOOK is a must-have for all Horrible Histories fans. Packed with foul facts, gory games and putrid puzzles - it's a yearbook with rat-itude! Discover all the dreadful details about your favourite eras of history. History has never been so horrible! Celebrating 25 years of Horrible Histories - the original and the best!

Godless Morality

Godless Morality Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Richard Holloway
Editor: Canongate Books
ISBN: 1847676790
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Godless Morality by Richard Holloway Summary

The use of God in any moral debate is so problematic as to be almost worthless. We can argue whether this or that alleged claim emanated from God, but surely it is better to leave God out of the argument altogether and find strong human reasons for supporting the systems that we advocate. Godless Morality is a refreshing, courageous and human-centred justification for contemporary morality.

Slappy Birthday to You (Goosebumps SlappyWorld #1)

Slappy Birthday to You (Goosebumps SlappyWorld #1) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: R.L. Stine
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 1338068296
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Slappy Birthday to You (Goosebumps SlappyWorld #1) by R.L. Stine Summary

The evil dummy comes to life to tell his own twisted tales and scary stories! It's bad enough Ian Barker has to spend his twelfth birthday with his sister and their two annoying cousins. The four of them can't ever hang out without getting into trouble. Vinnie and Jonny always want to play with Ian's stuff. They take extra turns and break everything they touch. Even Ian's new birthday presents are up for grabs. But when Ian gets a Slappy dummy from his dad, things go from bad to worse. When Slappy's in charge, you don't fight over him, he fights over you!

A Man of Parts

A Man of Parts Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Lodge
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1446467368
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A Man of Parts by David Lodge Summary

A MAN OF CONTRADICTIONS. A MAN OF PASSION. A MAN OF THE FUTURE. Sequestered in his blitz-battered Regent's Park house in 1944, the ailing Herbert George Wells, 'H.G.' to his family and friends, looks back on a life crowded with incident, books, and women. Charting his unpromising start as a draper's assistant to his rapid rise to fame as a writer with a prophetic imagination, his immersion in socialist politics and his belief in and practice of free love, A Man of Parts is an astonishing novel of passion, ambition and controversy.

The Island at the End of Everything

The Island at the End of Everything Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kiran Millwood Hargrave
Editor: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 055353534X
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The Island at the End of Everything by Kiran Millwood Hargrave Summary

A poignant story filled with heart-warming courage as a young girl takes on a harrowing journey to be reunited with her mother. Ami lives on Culion, an island in the Philippines for people who have leprosy. Her mother is among the infected. Ami loves her home: with its blue seas and lush forests, Culion contains all she knows and loves. But the arrival of malicious government official Mr. Zamora changes her world forever. Islanders untouched by sickness are forced to leave for a neighboring island, where the children are placed in an orphanage. Banished across the sea, Ami is desperate to return to Culion before her mother's death. She finds a strange and fragile hope in a colony of butterflies. Can they lead her home before it's too late? Heartrending yet hopeful, celebrated newcomer Kiran Hargrave's novel is a story about loss, perseverence, and faith. A KIRKUS REVIEWS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR

Out Of The Shelter

Out Of The Shelter Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Lodge
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ISBN: 1446496724
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Out Of The Shelter by David Lodge Summary

The restrictions of a wartime childhood in in London and subsequent post-war shortages have done little to enrich Timothy's early youth. But everything changes when his glamorous older sister, Kath, invites him to spend the summer at Heidelberg. Kath, who left home long ago to work for the American army, introduces her sixteen-year-old brother to a lifestyle that is deliriously fast, furious and extravagant. Dazzled by the indulgent habits of the American forces, but at the same time sensitive to the broken spirits of the German community beneath this sparkling surface, Timothy will find that his summer holiday is in more ways than one an unforgettable rite of passage.

Timelines of Everything

Timelines of Everything Pdf/ePub eBook Author: DK
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 146549474X
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Timelines of Everything by DK Summary

Explore 13 billion years of history in the comfort of your own home! Journey through time and discover how some of the world's greatest events unfolded. From the Big Bang all the way through to the digital age, this incredible visual encyclopedia for children shows you just about everything that has ever happened in history. Witness history come alive as you travel through more than 130 stunning timelines. Packed with fantastic photographs and illustrations, along with informative text and fun facts. The history book covers the rise and fall of empires to ground-breaking scientific breakthroughs and inventions that changed our lives. This educational book is an imaginative way of illustrating world history for children age 8 and over. Throughout the pages, your child will get to meet the most bloodthirsty pirates of all time and discover what happened during the storming of the Bastille. It's a fantastic book for young readers with a natural curiosity about history around the world. Find your place in the world and understand where you fit in. Whether you want to discover the history of cinema, fashion, aviation, or espionage. There is something for everyone in this glorious guide through global history! The History of Everything... Ever! This fascinating reference book tells the story of a diverse range of subjects throughout history in an easily digested graphic format! After your kids dive into this book, you'll never hear them use the words "history" and "boring" in the same sentence again. Take a trip back in time! This history book covers the following eras: - Prehistory: Before 3000 BCE - The Ancient World: 3000 BCE - 500 CE - The Medieval World: 500 - 1450 - The Age of Exploration: 1450 - 1750 - The Age of Revolution: 1750 - 1914 - The Modern World: After 1914

Horrible Histories: Groovy Greeks (New Edition)

Horrible Histories: Groovy Greeks (New Edition) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Terry Deary
Editor: Scholastic UK
ISBN: 1407161717
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Horrible Histories: Groovy Greeks (New Edition) by Terry Deary Summary

Readers can discover all the foul facts about the GROOVY GREEKS, including why girls ran about naked pretending to be bears, who had the world's first flushing toilet and why dedicated doctors tasted their patients' ear wax! With a bold new look, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

Horrible Histories: Villainous Victorians

Horrible Histories: Villainous Victorians Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Terry Deary
Editor: Scholastic UK
ISBN: 1407133322
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Horrible Histories: Villainous Victorians by Terry Deary Summary

Vicious Victorian history with extra nasty bits! Not content with being totally vile, those nasty Victorians want to horrify you with even more of their villainous deeds. Such as writing revolting poetry, speaking in slovenly criminal slang, and frightening burglars with bogies! How very yucky indeed!!

The British Empire and the Second World War

The British Empire and the Second World War Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ashley Jackson
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 0826440495
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The British Empire and the Second World War by Ashley Jackson Summary

In 1939 Hitler went to war not just with Great Britain; he also went to war with the whole of the British Empire, the greatest empire that there had ever been. In the years since 1945 that empire has disappeared, and the crucial fact that the British Empire fought together as a whole during the war has been forgotten. All the parts of the empire joined the struggle and were involved in it from the beginning, undergoing huge changes and sometimes suffering great losses as a result. The war in the desert, the defence of Malta and the Malayan campaign, and the contribution of the empire as a whole in terms of supplies, communications and troops, all reflect the strategic importance of Britain's imperial status. Men and women not only from Australia, New Zealand and India but from many parts of Africa and the Middle East all played their part. Winston Churchill saw the war throughout in imperial terms. The British Empire and the Second World War emphasises a central fact about the Second World War that is often forgotten.

Barmy Britain - Bizarre and True Stories From Across the Nation

Barmy Britain - Bizarre and True Stories From Across the Nation Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jack Crossley
Editor: Kings Road Publishing
ISBN: 1857829247
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Barmy Britain - Bizarre and True Stories From Across the Nation by Jack Crossley Summary

A hilarious compendium of all that's weird and wonderful about life in the British Isles - the eccentric, bizarre bureaucracy and outright oddity reported over the last year by the nation's newspapers, including: Guardian headline, 'Man with false leg hit with toilet lid.'; The Astrological Magazine, 'announces that it is to cease due to unforeseen circumstances.' Jack Crossley spent some 40 years in Fleet Street and has compiled this laugh-out-loud collection of anecdotes and strange goings-on which sound so outlandish you certainly couldn't make them up.

History and Humour

History and Humour Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Barbara Korte,Doris Lechner
Editor: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 383942593X
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History and Humour by Barbara Korte,Doris Lechner Summary

One tends to associate history with serious modes of presentation rather than with humorous ones. Yet Clio also smiles and laughs out loud: Comic renderings of historical events and figures have made a significant contribution to »popular« history since around 1800. This volume offers case studies on history and humour in Britain and the US from 1800 to the present, discussing various historical topics, actors and events from the Middle Ages to the recent past.

Presenting History

Presenting History Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Peter J. Beck
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 023036411X
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Presenting History by Peter J. Beck Summary

Who reads academic histories? Should historians reach out more beyond academia to the general public? Why do Hollywood films, historical novels and television histories prove more successful in presenting the past to a wider audience? What can historians do to improve their effectiveness in reaching and engaging their target audience in a digital age? The way history is presented to an audience is often taken for granted, even ignored. Presenting History explores the vital role played by presenters in both establishing why history matters in today's world and communicating the past to audiences within and outside academia. Through case studies of leading historians, historical novelists, Hollywood filmmakers and television history presenters, this book looks critically at alternative literary and visual ways of presenting the past as both academic history and popular history. Historians discussed include Stephen Ambrose, Niall Ferguson, Eric Hobsbawm, Robert A. Rosenstone, Simon Schama, Joan Wallach Scott and A.J.P. Taylor. Chapter topics include Hollywood and history; Michael Bellesiles' controversial history of gun rights in the USA; Philippa Gregory's historical novels; historians and the David Irving trial; and Terry Deary's 'Horrible Histories'. Raising serious questions about the nature, study and communication of history, Presenting History is an essential text for historians and history students, as well as anyone involved in listening to, reading, or watching presenters of the past.

Sport, Music, Identities

Sport, Music, Identities Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anthony Bateman
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317650409
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Sport, Music, Identities by Anthony Bateman Summary

Despite the close and longstanding links between sport and music, the relationships between these two significant cultural forms have been relatively neglected. This book addresses the oversight with a series of highly original essays written by authors from a range of academic disciplines including history, psychology, musicology and cultural studies. It deals with themes including sport in music; music in sport; the use of music in mass sporting events; and sport, music and protest. In so doing, the book raises a range of important themes such as personal and collective identity, cultural value, ideology, globalisation and the commercialisation of sport. As well as considering the sport/music nexus in Great Britain, the collection examines sport and music in Ireland, the United States, Germany and the former Soviet Union, as well as in the Olympic movement. Musical styles and genres discussed are diverse and include classical, rock, music hall and football-terrace chants. For anybody with an interest in sport, music or both, this collection will prove an enjoyable and stimulating read. This book was previously published as a Special Issue of Sport in Society.

Globalizing Cricket

Globalizing Cricket Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dominic Malcolm
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1849665613
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Globalizing Cricket by Dominic Malcolm Summary

This book is available as open access through the Bloomsbury Open Access programme and is available on www.bloomsburycollections.com. Globalizing Cricket examines the global role of the sport - how it developed and spread around the world. The book explores the origins of cricket in the eighteenth century, its establishment as England's national game in the nineteenth, the successful (Caribbean) and unsuccessful (American) diffusion of cricket as part of the development of the British Empire and its role in structuring contemporary identities amongst and between the English, the British and postcolonial communities. Whilst empirically focused on the sport itself, the book addresses broader issues such as social development, imperialism, race, diaspora and national identities. Tracing the beginnings of cricket as a 'folk game' through to the present, it draws together these different strands to examine the meaning and social significance of the modern game. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in the role of sport in both colonial and post-colonial periods; the history and peculiarities of English national identity; or simply intrigued by the game and its history.

Confessions from Correspondentland

Confessions from Correspondentland Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nick Bryant
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1780741014
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Confessions from Correspondentland by Nick Bryant Summary

The inside story of a treasured profession, in the footsteps of Confessions of a GP and Kitchen Confidential Since making his journalistic debut breaking into Piers Morgan’s office, BBC foreign correspondent Nick Bryant has rattled Donald Rumsfeld, had tea with President Karzai, and lunched with the Tamil Tigers. Now casting a sideways glance at his own profession, Bryant divulges the day-to-day realities of life in ‘Correspondentland’ – its glamour, its quirks, and its sometimes unsavoury practices. Whether in Washington DC, offering a window onto American politics as no insider can, reporting from a slum in India, or revealing why the BBC delayed the news of Princess Diana’s death, Bryant’s perspective is inimitable and always insightful. Part memoir, part travelogue, part exposé, this is an unmissable and unique view into the world of modern reporting, and an intimate portrait of the countries Bryant has come to know.

Reading History in Children's Books

Reading History in Children's Books Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Catherine Butler,Hallie O'Donovan
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137026030
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Reading History in Children's Books by Catherine Butler,Hallie O'Donovan Summary

This book offers a critical account of historical books about Britain written for children, including realist novels, non-fiction, fantasy and alternative histories. It also investigates the literary, ideological and philosophical challenges involved in writing about the past, especially for an audience whose knowledge of history is often limited.

Global Media Studies

Global Media Studies Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Toby Miller,Marwan M. Kraidy
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745693067
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Global Media Studies by Toby Miller,Marwan M. Kraidy Summary

Global Media Studies is unique in its coverage of places, peoples, institutions, and discourses. Toby Miller and Marwan M. Kraidy provide a comprehensive Âhow-to guide to the study of media, going far beyond the established English-language literature and drawing on the best methods and research from around the world. They look at political economy, global policymaking and governance, and the past and present manifestations of cultural imperialism. In addition to providing a survey of the field, the book introduces a new form of textual analysis, with a special focus on reality television, as well as models of audience research. The authors include original analyses of the US, European, Latin American, and Arab worlds, and case studies of mobile telephony, the impact of US media, and reality television. This original and uniquely global textbook will be an essential resource for students of global media and international communication.

Spirits of Community

Spirits of Community Pdf/ePub eBook Author: K. D. M. Snell
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474268862
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Concern about the 'decline of community', and the theme of 'community spirit', are internationally widespread in the modern world. The English past has featured many representations of declining community, expressed by those who lamented its loss in quite different periods and in diverse genres. This book analyses how community spirit and the passing of community have been described in the past – whether for good or ill – with an eye to modern issues, such as the so-called 'loneliness epidemic' or the social consequences of alternative structures of community. It does this through examination of authors such as Thomas Hardy, James Wentworth Day, Adrian Bell and H.E. Bates, by appraising detective fiction writers, analysing parish magazines, considering the letter writing of the parish poor in the 18th and 19th centuries, and through the depictions of realist landscape painters such as George Morland. K. D. M. Snell addresses modern social concerns, showing how many current preoccupations had earlier precedents. In presenting past representations of declining communities, and the way these affected individuals of very different political persuasions, the book draws out lessons and examples from the past about what community has meant hitherto, setting into context modern predicaments and judgements about 'spirits of community' today.

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