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A History Of Britain In 100 Dogs

Author : Emma White
ISBN : 0750964898
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As the ultimate dog-loving nation, the UK's history is inextricably entwined with that of their dogs. Through history they have sniffed, rolled, shaken, and pawed their way to the nation's hearts, and behind almost every great Briton is a faithful hound. This beautifully illustrated book tells the story of Britain from Roman times to the present and looks at native British breeds and the extraordinary roles they played in society, from providing entertainment to herding livestock to guiding the visually impaired. Dogs have fought with Brits in war, searched for them in trouble, aided them in industry, and offered companionship with no reward. They crop up in almost every aspect of history, and offer a fascinating insight into the shaping of a nation.

A History Of England In 100 Places

Author : John Julius Norwich
ISBN : 9781848546080
Genre : History
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From battlefield to sacred building, from castle to cottage, from the Bridgwater Canal to Blackpool Pier, historian John Julius Norwich tells the political, cultural, social, religious and economic story of England through one hundred key places you can still visit today. Part narrative history, part exploration of our national heritage, his wide-ranging selection of sites will stimulate, entertain, inform - and certainly provoke - a debate about the most significant moments in English history.
Category: History

A History Of The First World War In 100 Objects

Author : John Hughes-Wilson
ISBN : 9781844037605
Genre : History
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A History of the First World War in 100 Objects narrates the causes, progress and outcome of the First World War by telling the stories behind 100 items of material evidence of that cataclysmic and shattering conflict. From weapons that created carnage to affectionate letters home and from unexpected items of trench decoration to the paintings of official war artists, the objects are as extraordinary in their diversity and story-telling power as they are devastating in their poignancy. Each object is depicted on a full page and is the subject of a short chapter that 'fans out' from the item itself to describe the context, the people and the events associated with it. Distinctive and original, A History of the First World War in 100 Objects is a unique commemoration of 'the war to end all wars'.
Category: History

The Dog Book

Author : Kathleen Walker-Meikle
ISBN : 9781783660285
Genre : Reference
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The perfect gift for any dog lover, this is the story of man's best friend from the canine gods of Ancient Egypt to the heroic mascots of the Second World War. Over the millennia dogs have been hailed as gods, demons, saints, military heroes, even reigning kings – and all the while have been the keen hunters, loyal guards and beloved pets we know today. They feature in Egyptian myth, classical astronomy, medieval romances and early modern portraiture; they took part in the court-life of Imperial China, in early Hollywood film studios and in intrepid expeditions to the North Pole. Featuring the pampered pets of Queen Victoria and Pablo Picasso, popular medieval dog names, regimental mascots of the Napoleonic Wars and tales of canine loyalty through the ages, this beautifully illustrated volume shows how dogs have for millennia been the beloved companions of peasants and princes alike.
Category: Reference

A History Of The Twentieth Century In 100 Maps

Author : Tim Bryars
ISBN : 9780226202471
Genre : History
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The twentieth century was a golden age of mapmaking, an era of cartographic boom. Maps proliferated and permeated almost every aspect of daily life, not only chronicling geography and history but also charting and conveying myriad political and social agendas. Here Tim Bryars and Tom Harper select one hundred maps from the millions printed, drawn, or otherwise constructed during the twentieth century and recount through them a narrative of the century’s key events and developments. As Bryars and Harper reveal, maps make ideal narrators, and the maps in this book tell the story of the 1900s—which saw two world wars, the Great Depression, the Swinging Sixties, the Cold War, feminism, leisure, and the Internet. Several of the maps have already gained recognition for their historical significance—for example, Harry Beck’s iconic London Underground map—but the majority of maps on these pages have rarely, if ever, been seen in print since they first appeared. There are maps that were printed on handkerchiefs and on the endpapers of books; maps that were used in advertising or propaganda; maps that were strictly official and those that were entirely commercial; maps that were printed by the thousand, and highly specialist maps issued in editions of just a few dozen; maps that were envisaged as permanent keepsakes of major events, and maps that were relevant for a matter of hours or days. As much a pleasure to view as it is to read, A History of the Twentieth Century in 100 Maps celebrates the visual variety of twentieth century maps and the hilarious, shocking, or poignant narratives of the individuals and institutions caught up in their production and use.
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100 Dogs Who Changed Civilization

Author : Sam Stall
ISBN : 9781594742019
Genre : Pets
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If you don't believe that one dog has the power to alter the course of history, then you obviously haven't read 100 Dogs Who Changed Civilization. The book offers amazing factual accounts of dogs who played myriad roles in human history, either through their own accomplishments or via their influence over someone famous. There are heartwarming tales of unflagging loyalty and brave sacrifice, and thrilling accounts of scientific discovery. With its classy, upmarket format and a fun, faux-literary approach, this gifty hardcover will appeal to dog lovers, history buffs and readers of all ages.
Category: Pets