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The Making Of The British Landscape

Historisches Sachbuch von Nicholas Crane

Over the course of 12,000 years of continuous human occupation, the British landscape has been transformed form a European peninsula of glacier and tundra to an island of glittering cities and exquisite countryside. In this geographical journey through time, we discover the ancient relationship between people and place and the deep-rooted tensions between town and countryside. From tsunamis to Roman debacles, from henge to high-rise and hamlet to metropolis, this is a book about change and adaptation.

Nicholas Crane ist ein britischer Geograph, Reiseforscher, Autor und Rundfunk-Veranstalter. “Crane provides a masterful account of how landscapes were settled and shaped” (THE NATIONAL) (95 Rezensionen / 4,1 Sterne), 593 Seiten noch günstig?

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A History of Ancient Britain

Historisches Sachbuch von Neil Oliver

Who were the first Britons, and what sort of world did they occupy? In A HISTORY OF ANCIENT BRITAIN Neil Oliver turns a spotlight on the very beginnings of the story of Britain; on the first people to occupy these islands and their battle for survival. There has been human habitation in Britain, regularly interrupted by Ice Ages, for the best part of a million years. The last retreat of the glaciers 12,000 years ago brought a new and warmer age and with it, one of the greatest tsunamis recorded on Earth which struck the north-east of Britain, devastating the population and flooding the low-lying plains of what is now the North Sea.

Neil Oliver ist ein schottischer Rundfunk-Veranstalter, Autor und Archäologe. “Time and again Oliver makes reference to features I’ve walked past a dozen times – man-made hills, stone circles, hill-forts, ramparts and ditches – and made me realise how little we appreciate that traces of our ancient past surround us still all the time, how we are still very much a product of that world.” (Leser) (111 Rezensionen / 4,5 Sterne), 400 Seiten noch günstig?

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Revolution

Historisches Sachbuch von Peter Ackroyd

Revolution, the fourth volume of Peter Ackroyd’s enthralling History of England begins in 1688 with a revolution and ends in 1815 with a famous victory. In it, Ackroyd takes readers from William of Orange’s accession following the Glorious Revolution to the Regency, when the flamboyant Prince of Wales ruled in the stead of his mad father, George III, and England was – again –at war with France, a war that would end with the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo.

Peter Ackroyd (* 5. Oktober 1949 in London) ist ein britischer Schriftsteller, der bekannt ist für seine Romane, Biografien, Sachbücher und Kinderbücher. “Among the author’s literary skills is the thumbnail portrait, as well as the carefully crafted detail which speaks volumes. His passing account of the first meeting between Nelson and Wellington gives telling psychological insights into each man.” (Leser) (56 Rezensionen / 4,7 Sterne), 431 Seiten noch günstig?

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Restoration London

Historisches Sachbuch von Liza Picard

Making use of every possible contemporary source – diaries, memoirs, advice books, government papers, almanacs, even the Register of Patents – Liza Picard presents an enthralling picture of how life in London was really lived in the 1600s: the houses and streets, gardens and parks, cooking, clothes and jewellery, cosmetics, hairdressing, housework, laundry and shopping, medicine and dentistry, sex, education, hobbies, etiquette, law and crime, religion and popular beliefs.

Die britische Historikerin Liza Picard, geb. 1927, hat sich auf die Geschichte Londons spezialisiert. “Anyone who enjoys the minutiae of life in the past will have great fun exploring.” (Juliet Townsend, SPECTATOR) (56 Rezensionen / 4,7 Sterne), 352 Seiten noch günstig?

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A People’s History of the United States

Historisches Sachbuch von Howard Zinn

A classic since its original landmark publication in 1980, Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States is the first scholarly work to tell America’s story from the bottom up-from the point of view. Howard Zinn relays history in the words of America’s women, factory workers, African Americans, Native Americans, working poor, and immigrant labourers. From Columbus to the Revolution to slavery and the Civil War – from World War II to the election of George W. Bush and the „War on Terror“ – A People’s History of the United States is an important and necessary contribution to a complete and balanced understanding of American history.

Howard Zinn (* 24. August 1922 in Brooklyn, New York City; † 27. Januar 2010 in Santa Monica, Kalifornien) war ein einflussreicher US-amerikanischer Historiker, Politikwissenschaftler und Professor an der Boston University. “A highly readable history of many of the things that happened to average Americans and are left out of most history textbooks. It explains by reflection the awful things that are still happening in America today.” (Leser) (2.920 Rezensionen / 4,5 Sterne), 764 Seiten noch günstig?

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The Slave Trade

Historisches Sachbuch von Hugh Thomas

The Atlantic slave trade was one of the largest and most elaborate maritime and commercial ventures. Between 1492 and about 1870, ten million or more black slaves were carried from Africa to one port or another of the Americas. In this wide-ranging book, Hugh Thomas follows the development of this massive shift of human lives across the centuries until the slave trade’s abolition in the late nineteenth century.

Hugh Swynnerton Thomas, Baron Thomas of Swynnerton (* 21. Oktober 1931 in Windsor, Berkshire; † 6. Mai 2017 in London) war ein britischer Historiker und Schriftsteller. “The Slave Trade is … a fine narrative history, long on detail and striking anecdote, short on analysis and statistics. Where he is at his best, dealing with the European mercantile community and its supporters in government who made the trade possible, Thomas is very good indeed.” (The New York Times Book Review) (66 Rezensionen / 4,2 Sterne), 928 Seiten noch günstig?

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Borderland

Historisches Sachbuch/Reisebericht von Anna Reid

Centre of the first great Slav civilisation in the tenth century, then divided between warring neighbours for a millennium, Ukraine finally won independence with the collapse of the Soviet Union. Tiring of their own corrupt governments, Ukrainians have since mounted two popular revolutions, taking to the streets to demand fair elections and closer ties to Europe. In the spring of 2014, Russia responded by invading Crimea and sponsoring a civil war in the Russian-speaking Donbass.

Anna Reid ist eine englische Journalistin und Autorin, deren Arbeit sich vor allem auf die Geschichte Osteuropas konzentriert. “Borderland is a tapestry woven of the stories of all its inhabitants, recording their triumphs and their conflicts with the fairness of a compassionate outsider.” (Financial Times) (72 Rezensionen / 3,7 Sterne), 368 Seiten noch günstig?

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Stalin’s Englishman

Historische Biografie von Andrew Lownie

Guy Burgess was the most important, complex and fascinating of ‚The Cambridge Spies‘ – Maclean, Philby, Blunt – all brilliant young men recruited in the 1930s to betray their country to the Soviet Union. An engaging and charming companion to many, an unappealing, utterly ruthless manipulator to others, Burgess rose through academia, the BBC, the Foreign Office, MI5 and MI6, gaining access to thousands of highly sensitive secret documents which he passed to his Russian handlers.

Andrew Lownie ist ein britischer Historiker. Er betreibt eine Literaturagentur und verfasst selber Biografien und andere historische Bücher. “Complicated, revelatory: a superb biography more riveting than a spy novel.” (Sunday Telegraph) (138 Rezensionen / 4,6 Sterne), 449 Seiten noch günstig?

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A History of the World

Historisches Sachbuch von Andrew Marr

Our understanding of world history is changing, as new discoveries are made on all the continents and old prejudices are being challenged. In this truly global journey Andrew Marr revisits some of the traditional epic stories, from classical Greece and Rome to the rise of Napoleon, but surrounds them with less familiar material, from Peru to the Ukraine, China to the Caribbean.

Der Engländer Andrew Marr war lange Zeit ein politischer Journalist. Heute betreibt er informative Sendungen bei BBC und verfasst historische Bücher. “He manages to be as thoroughly intellectual as any university lecturer but can write outside of the style limitations that make most formal history books so dry and un-engaging.” (Leser) (296 Rezensionen / 4,5 Sterne), 565 Seiten noch günstig?

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