Browsing posts tagged: Political
Siegfried Sassoon

The life of Siegfried Sassoon has been recorded and interpreted in literature and film for over half a century. He is one of the great figures of the First World War, and Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man and Memoirs of an Infantry Officer are still widely read, as are his poems, which did much to […]

George, Thomas, and Abe!

This collection features three of our most popular biographies: Washington, the stoic general with a soft spot for animals; Jefferson, the brilliant statesman who was a foodie at heart, and Lincoln, the absentminded lawyer whose compassionate caseload foretold his presidency. Beginning readers will learn about little-known, illuminating events in the earlier years of these extraordinary […]

The Devil Comes to Dartmoor

Many will have heard of the ghostly white lady haunting Tavistock – the notorious Mary Howard, accused of murdering her four husbands. A few may know the true story of her lover, George Cutteford, the puritan lawyer who died illegally imprisoned in the horror of Lydford Gaol, persecuted by Mary’s fourth husband – Sir Richard […]

Bobby Fischer Goes to War

‚The most famous chess match of all time reconstructed in a style as compelling as that of a thriller.’Irish TimesFor decades, the USSR had dominated world chess. Evidence, according to Moscow, of the superiority of the Soviet system. But in 1972 along came the American, Bobby Fischer: insolent, arrogant, abusive, vain, greedy, vulgar, bigoted, paranoid […]

The London Quiz Book

This book contains 100 questions on the London, the capital city of England. London has a long and storied history and currently stands as one of the great cities of the world. Inside this book are questions about London's history, it's sports teams, it's inhabitants, it famous historical landmarks and state of the art skyscrapers […]

Scotland

As the proud possessors of a fiercely independent creative heritage, the Scots were a race apart even before Hadrian built the wall. Scotland has produced an indomitable bunch of fighters, builders, thinkers and drinkers, poets, players and pedagogues that have shaped the course of modern history. Scotland: 1,000 Things You Need To Know is the […]

The Middlesbrough Quiz Book

Do you support Middlesbrough FC? Is Boro your local team and do you regularly attend matches? Are you an expert on the players and managers who have played an important role in the club over the years? If so, the time has come find out how much you really know about your favourite football team […]

Uncle John’s Political Briefs

No one skewers public servants of all political stripes like Uncle John! Here’s a noholdsbarred look at the history and lunacy of our governmental machine. Starting with the birth of democracy in the western world, you’ll learn how today’s political landscape was shaped and get an inside look at how government works (and doesn’t work)–from […]

The Southend-on-Sea Quiz Book

Do you live in Southend-on-Sea? Maybe you grew up there as a child or have fond memories of holidays spent in the area? Whatever Southend means to you, this book will test your memory of the people and places that have shaped the town over the years. Who became the first Mayor of Southend in […]

The Royal Wedding Quiz Book

Were you captivated by the royal wedding? Were you one of the millions of viewers who watched on TV as Prince William married Catherine Middleton? Or maybe you travelled to London to join the throngs of well wishers lining the streets? Whatever your memories of the day, if you enjoyed the royal wedding you will […]