Queen of the World
Queen of the World
Wydawca: Penguin Books
wysyłka: 48h
On today's world stage, one leader stands apart. Queen Elizabeth II has seen more of the planet and its people than any other head of state, and has engaged with them like no other monarch in British history. Since her coronation, she has visited over 130 countries across the ever-changing globe, acting as diplomat, stateswoman, pioneer and peace-broker. She has transformed her father’s old empire into the Commonwealth, her ‘family of nations’, and has come to know its leaders better than anyone. In 2018, they would gather in her own home to endorse her eldest son, the Prince of Wales, as her successor. With extensive access to the Queen’s family and staff, Hardman tells a true story full of drama, intrigue, exotic and even dangerous situations, heroes, rogues, pomp and glamour – and, at the centre of it all, the woman who has genuinely won the hearts of the world.
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The Spy and the Traitor
If anyone could be considered a Russian counterpart to the infamous British double-agent Kim Philby, it was Oleg Gordievsky. The son of two KGB agents and the product of the best Soviet institutions, the savvy, sophisticated Gordievsky grew to see his nation's communism as both criminal and philistine. He took his first posting for Russian intelligence in 1968 and eventually became the Soviet Union's top man in London, but from 1973 on he was secretly working for MI6. For nearly a decade, as the Cold War reached its twilight, Gordievsky helped the West turn the tables on the KGB, exposing Russian spies and helping to foil countless intelligence plots, as the Soviet leadership grew increasingly paranoid at the United States's nuclear first-strike capabilities and brought the world closer to the brink of war. Desperate to keep the circle of trust close, MI6 never revealed Gordievsky's name to its counterparts in the CIA, which in turn grew obsessed with figuring out the identity of Britain's obviously top-level source. Their obsession ultimately doomed Gordievsky: the CIA officer assigned to identify him was none other than Aldrich Ames, the man who would become infamous for secretly spying for the Soviets. Unfolding the delicious three-way gamesmanship between America, Britain, and the Soviet Union, and culminating in the gripping cinematic beat-by-beat of Gordievsky's nail-biting escape from Moscow in 1985, Ben Macintyre's latest may be his best yet. Like the greatest novels of John le Carré, it brings readers deep into a world of treachery and betrayal, where the lines bleed between the personal and the professional, and one man's hatred of communism had the power to change the future of nations.
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Gandhi
Gandhi
Autor: Bailey Diane
Wydawca: DK
wysyłka: 48h
In this biography, discover the inspiring life story of Mohandas Gandhi, who successfully used his teachings of non-violence to win his country's freedom. Mohandas Gandhi was born at a time when his home country was choked under the oppression of British rule. Although many thought that violence was the only way to fight this injustice, Gandhi successfully used his teachings of non-violence and civil disobedience to win his country's freedom - and create a philosophy of peace and equality. Called Mahatma, or "great soul," by his many followers, Gandhi's inspiring words and deeds still resonate worldwide today. This new biography series from DK goes beyond the basic facts to tell the true life stories of history's most interesting people. Full-color photographs and hand-drawn illustrations complement thoughtfully written, age-appropriate text to create an engaging book children will enjoy reading. Definition boxes, information sidebars, maps, inspiring quotes, and other nonfiction text features add depth, and a handy reference section at the back makes this the one biography series every teacher and librarian will want to collect. Each book also includes an author's introduction letter, a glossary, and an index.
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The Victorians
The Victorians
Wydawca: Penguin Books
wysyłka: 48h
Many associate the Victorian era with austere social attitudes and filthy factories. But in this bold and provocative book, Jacob Rees-Mogg -- leading Tory MP and prominent Brexit advocate -- takes up the story of twelve landmark figures to paint a very different picture of the age: one of bright ambition, bold self-belief and determined industriousness. Whether through Peel’s commitment to building free trade, Palmerston’s deft diplomacy in international affairs, or Pugin’s uplifting architectural feats, the Victorians transformed the nation and established Britain as a preeminent global force. Now 200 years since the birth of Queen Victoria, it is essential that we remember the spirit, drive and values of the Victorians who forged modern Britain, as we consider our future as a nation.
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KRÓLOWE ANGLII KOBIETY KTÓRE ZBUDOWAŁY POTĘGĘ IMPERIUM
Wydawnictwo AMBER proponuje wspaniałą biograficzną opowieść o sześciu najsłynniejszych królowych Anglii: od XVI do XXI wieku, od Krwawej Marii przez Wiktorię do Elżbiety II. Maria I, Elżbieta I, Maria II, Anna, Wiktoria, Elżbieta II Sześć władczyń w barwnej opowieści historycznej. Dwie z nich nadały imię swoim epokom. Wszystkie przyczyniły się do stworzenia największego imperium, jakie znał świat. Świat, który uznawał, że kobieta nie jest zdolna do rządzenia... Kobiety u władzy musiały mierzyć się z wyzwaniami, jakich nie znali królowie. Były królowymi, ale także żonami i matkami. Jak godziły te role? Czego musiały się wyrzekać? Jakie osobiste dramaty i dylematy były ceną zasiadania na tronie?
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Rival Queens: The Betrayal of Mary, Queen of Scots
Mary and Elizabeth: cousins, rivals, queens. They allied and fought and plotted - but could never escape their bond... A story which inspired the Hollywood film MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS. At the end of the Tudor era, two queens ruled one island. But sixteenth-century Europe was a man’s world and powerful voices believed that no woman could govern. All around Mary and Elizabeth were sycophants, spies and detractors who wanted their dominion, their favour and their bodies. Elizabeth and Mary shared the struggle to be both woman and queen. But the forces rising against the two regnants, and the conflicts of love and dynasty, drove them apart. For Mary, Elizabeth was a fellow queen with whom she dreamed of a lasting friendship. For Elizabeth, Mary was a threat. It was a schism that would end in secret assassination plots, devastating betrayal and, eventually, a terrible final act. Mary is often seen as a defeated or tragic sovereign, but Rival Queens reveals instead how she attempted to reinvent queenship and the monarchy – in one of the hardest fights in royal history.
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Erebus: The Story of a Ship
Erebus: The Story of a Ship
Autor: Palin Michael
Wydawca: Arrow
wysyłka: 48h
In the early years of Queen Victoria’s reign, HMS Erebus undertook two of the most ambitious naval expeditions of all time. On the first, she ventured further south than any human had ever been. On the second, she vanished with her 129-strong crew in the wastes of the Canadian Arctic. Her fate remained a mystery for over 160 years. Then, in 2014, she was found. This is her story.
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Pie Fidelity
Pie Fidelity
Autor: Brown Pete
Wydawca: Particular Books
wysyłka: 48h
A journey through British food, from the acclaimed author of The Apple Orchard In Britain, we have always had an awkward relationship with food. We've been told for so long that we are terrible cooks and yet when someone with a clipboard asks us what the best things are about being British, our traditional food and drink are more important than the monarchy and at least as significant as our landscape and national monuments in defining a collective notion of who we are. Taking nine archetypically British dishes - Pie and Peas, A Cheese Sandwich, Fish and Chips, Spag Bol, Devonshire Cream Tea, Curry, The Full English, The Sunday Roast and a Crumble with Custard - and enjoying them in their most typical settings, Pete Brown examines just how fundamental food is to our sense of identity, perhaps even our sense of pride, and the ways in which we understand our place in the world.
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The Voyage of Sir Francis Drake Around the Whole Globe
Scholar, spy, diplomat and supreme propagandist for Elizabethan sea power, Richard Hakluyt's accounts of famed explorers mythologised a nation growing rapidly aware of the size and strangeness of the world - and determined to dominate it. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions.
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And Another Thing
And Another Thing
Wydawca: Penguin Books
wysyłka: 48h
Everyone knows that Jeremy Clarkson finds the world a perplexing place - after all, he wrote a bestselling book about it. Yet despite the appearance of The World According To Clarkson, things don't seem to have improved much. However, Jeremy is not someone to give up easily and he's decided to have another go. In And Another Thing, our exasperated hero discovers that: He inadvertently dropped a bomb on North Carolina We're all going to explode at the age of 62 Russians look bad in Speedos. But not as bad as we do. No one should have to worry about being Bill Oddie's long lost sister He should probably be nicer about David Beckham Thigh-slappingly funny and - as ever - in your face, Jeremy Clarkson bursts the pointless little bubbles of the idiots while celebrating the special, the unique and the sheer bloody brilliant …
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The Rise and Fall of the British Nation
From the acclaimed author of Britain's War Machine and The Shock of the Old, a bold reassessment of Britain's twentieth century. It is usual to see the United Kingdom as an island of continuity in an otherwise convulsed and unstable Europe; its political history a smooth sequence of administrations, from building a welfare state to coping with decline. Nobody would dream of writing the history of Germany, say, or the Soviet Union in this way. David Edgerton's major new history breaks out of the confines of traditional British national history to redefine what it was to British, and to reveal an unfamiliar place, subject to huge disruptions. This was not simply because of the world wars and global economic transformations, but in its very nature. Until the 1940s the United Kingdom was, Edgerton argues, an exceptional place: liberal, capitalist and anti-nationalist, at the heart of a European and global web of trade and influence. Then, as its global position collapsed, it became, for the first time and only briefly, a real, successful nation, with shared goals, horizons and industry, before reinventing itself again in the 1970s as part of the European Union and as the host for international capital, no longer capable of being a nation. Packed with surprising examples and arguments, The Rise and Fall of the British Nation gives us a grown-up, unsentimental history which takes business and warfare seriously, and which is crucial at a moment of serious reconsideration for the country and its future.
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The Great Fire of London
A selection from Pepys' startlingly vivid and candid diary, including his famous account of the Great Fire Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions.
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Of Street Piemen
Of Street Piemen
Autor: Mayhew Henry
Wydawca: Penguin Books
wysyłka: 48h
Radical Victorian reformer Henry Mayhew walked the streets of London interviewing ordinary flower girls, market traders, piemen and costermongers to create the first ever work of mass social observation, and the ultimate account of urban life - including an extraordinary description of the city from a hot air balloon. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions.
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Houses of Power
Houses of Power
Autor: Thurley Simon
Wydawca: Black Swan
wysyłka: 48h
Houses of Power is the result of Simon Thurley's thirty years of research, picking through architectural digs, and examining financial accounts, original plans and drawings to reconstruct the great Tudor houses and understand how these monarchs shaped their lives. ________ What was it like to live as a royal Tudor? Why were their residences built as they were and what went on inside their walls? Who slept where and with who? Who chose the furnishings? And what were their passions? ________ The Tudors ruled through the day, throughout the night, in the bath, in bed and in the saddle. Their palaces were genuine power houses - the nerve-centre of military operations, the boardroom for all executive decisions and the core of international politics. Far more than simply an architectural history - a study of private life as well as politics, diplomacy and court - it gives an entirely new and remarkable insight into the Tudor world.
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Appeasing Hitler
Appeasing Hitler
Autor: Bouverie Tim
Wydawca: Bodley Head
wysyłka: 48h
On a wet afternoon in September 1938, Neville Chamberlain stepped off an aeroplane and announced that his visit to Hitler had averted the greatest crisis in recent memory. It was, he later assured the crowd in Downing Street, ‘peace for our time’. Less than a year later, Germany invaded Poland and the Second World War began. Appeasing Hitler is a compelling new narrative history of the disastrous years of indecision, failed diplomacy and parliamentary infighting that enabled Nazi domination of Europe. Beginning with the advent of Hitler in 1933, it sweeps from the early days of the Third Reich to the beaches of Dunkirk. Bouverie takes us into the backrooms of 10 Downing Street and Parliament, where a small group of rebellious MPs, including the indomitable Winston Churchill, were among the few to realise that the only choice was between ‘war now or war later’. And we enter the drawing rooms and dining clubs of fading imperial Britain, where Hitler enjoyed surprising support among the ruling class and even some members of the Royal Family. Drawing on deep archival research, including previously unseen sources, this is an unforgettable portrait of the ministers, aristocrats and amateur diplomats who, through their actions and inaction, shaped their country's policy and determined the fate of Europe. Both sweeping and intimate, Appeasing Hitler is not only eye-opening history but a timeless lesson on the challenges of standing up to aggression and authoritarianism – and the calamity that results from failing to do so.
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The Terrors of the Night
The greatest of Elizabethan pamphleteers, Nashe had a magical ability with words, never more so than in The Terrors of the Night, where he mulls over ghosts, demons, nightmares and the supernatural. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions.
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Doświadczenie rozwoju w życiu polskich migrantów w Wielkiej Brytanii
Publikacja Doświadczenie rozwoju w życiu polskich migrantów w Wielkiej Brytanii. Praca - rodzina - religijność - partycypacja powstała na podstawie socjologicznych badań jakościowych przeprowadzonych przez Autorów książki wśród Polaków mieszkających w Wielkiej Brytanii. W centrum analiz postawiliśmy zagadnienie rozwoju jed­nostki w rzeczywistości migracyjnej. Interesowała nas per­spektywa osób badanych, wgląd w ich doświadczenia zwią­zane z pobytem na emigracji oraz odpowiedzi na pytania: na ile i w jakich obszarach swojego życia polscy migranci dostrzegają proces własnego rozwoju, w jaki sposób weń inwestują, na jakie bariery napotykają, jakie osiągnięcia i rozczarowania przyniosła w tym zakresie decyzja o migra­cji? Jako punkt odniesienia przyjęliśmy koncepcję rozwoju integralnego, zakładając, że jest on dla jednostki najbardziej korzystny zarówno z perspektywy indywidualnej, jak i spo­łecznej. Analizowaliśmy w szczególności procesy dotyczące życia zawodowego, rodzinnego, religijnego, moralnego oraz społecznego. Książka zainteresuje badaczy migracji, partycypacji społecz­nej, a także współczesnych przemian religijności. Mamy także nadzieję, że zawarte w niej analizy zwrócą uwagę sze­rokiego grona odbiorców w kraju i za granicą, którzy znają rzeczywistość migracyjną poprzez własne doświadczenia, swoich rodzin lub osób z najbliższego otoczenia. Od Autorów
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Polska a Wielka Brytania Od kryzysu sudeckiego do 15 marca 1939 roku
Polityka gabinetu Arthura Neville’a Chamberlaina wobec Niemiec, a także próby nawiązania bezpośredniego porozumienia ze Zjednoczonym Królestwem miały istotne znaczenie dla Józefa Becka i jego współpracowników na długo przed nawiązaniem bliższej współpracy na linii Londyn–Warszawa na przełomie marca i kwietnia 1939 r. Książka stanowi zbiór trzech szkiców. Pierwszy z nich jest próbą krytycznej rekonstrukcji polityki rządu Chamberlaina do 15 marca 1939 r. Dwa kolejne koncentrują się na odbiorze brytyjskiego appeasementu wobec Niemiec – od kryzysu sudeckiego po złamanie układu monachijskiego – przez polską służbę dyplomatyczną. Przedstawiona czytelnikowi publikacja jest zredagowaną i uzupełnioną wersją pracy magisterskiej, która uzyskała drugą nagrodę w IX edycji konkursu im. Władysława Pobóg-Malinowskiego. „Cieszę się, że Wydawnictwo Instytutu Pamięci Narodowej opublikuje tę pracę. Przeczytałem ją z dużym zainteresowaniem i uważam, że będzie to książka cenna, która przyczyni się do wyjaśnienia jednego z ważnych aspektów genezy II wojny światowej. Stosunki między Warszawą a Londynem u schyłku lat trzydziestych były już wprawdzie przedmiotem badań, ale wciąż nie doczekaliśmy się gruntownej, obszernej, opartej na wyczerpującej kwerendzie źródłowej analizy tych relacji. Nie jest nią wprawdzie także monografia Marka Rodzika, niemniej […] stanowi poważny krok w tym kierunku”.
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Scotland The Best:
Scotland The Best:
Autor: Irvine Peter
Wydawca: HarperCollins
wysyłka: 48h
The true Scot's insider's guide to the very best Scotland has to offer. Fully revised and updated in Pete Irvine’s own unique style, the 13th edition includes over 2000 recommendations for every type of adventure. Trusted for over 20 years, this fully comprehensive and independent guide to Scotland gives you only the very best recommendations, whatever your budget. • Discover stunning scenery, landscapes and historical highlights • Find the best coastal walks, city strolls and sight-seeing spots • Eat at the best local cafés and regional restaurants • Great advice on where to sleep, from wild camping to boutique hotels • Explore the true culture of Scotland and discover local, hidden gems Peter Irvine is your personal guide to the very best of Scotland. From the streets of Edinburgh to the Western Isles, he’s visited, rated and remarked on entry bringing together the must-see highlights of Scotland. The 13th edition is the perfect travel companion, complete with essential information including web sites, phone numbers, costs and top tips to give you the best experience of Scotland.
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There Ain't No Black in the Union Jack
This classic book is a powerful indictment of contemporary attitudes to race. By accusing British intellectuals and politicians on both sides of the political divide of refusing to take race seriously, Paul Gilroy caused immediate uproar when this book was first published in 1987. A brilliant and explosive exploration of racial discourses, There Ain’t No Black in the Union Jack provided a powerful new direction for race relations in Britain. Still dynamite today and as relevant as ever, this Routledge Classics edition includes a new introduction by the author.
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