They came from fleet Street, Sweden, Wolverhampton, Knightsbridge, and Wales. Now, but of poverty, in this devastating narrative of five lives, revealing a world not just of Dickens and Queen Victoria, Rubenhold finally sets the record straight, homelessness and rampant misogyny. They wrote ballads, lived on country estates, ran coffee houses, they breathed ink-dust from printing presses and escaped people-traffickers.
The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper #ad - Winner of the baillie gifford prize for non-FictionFive devastating human stories and a dark and moving portrait of Victorian London—the untold lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper. They died because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time—but their greatest misfortune was to be born a woman.
What they had in common was the year of their murders: 1888. Polly, elizabeth, annie, catherine and Mary-Jane are famous for the same thing, though they never met.
The End is Nigh: British Politics, Power, and the Road to the Second World WarOUP Oxford #ad - Although it is a familiar story, it is one we need to unlearn as thetruth is somewhat murkier. The end is nigh is a tale of relentless intrigue, burning ambition, and the bitter rivalry in British politics during the years preceding the Second World War. In the end is nigh he challenges some of the most resilient public myths of recent decades—myths that, even now, remain an important component of Britain's self-image.
Popular impressions of those years prior to the Second World War were shaped by the single outstanding personality of that conflict, Winston Spencer Churchill. Churchill depicted himself as a political prophet, exiled into the wilderness prior to 1939 by those who did not want to hear of the growing threats to peace in Europe.
The End is Nigh: British Politics, Power, and the Road to the Second World War #ad - It assembles a cast of iconic characters—churchill, neville chamberlain, Clement Attlee, StanleyBaldwin, Anthony Eden, Ernest Bevin, and more—to explore the dangerous interaction between high politics at Westminster and the formulation of national strategy in a world primed to explode. In the twenty-first century we are accustomed to being cynical about politicians, mistrusting what they say and wondering about their real motives, but Robert Crowcroft argues that this was always the character of democratic politics.
Few decades have given rise to such potent mythologies as the 1930s. Journeying from the corridors of whitehall to the smoking rooms of Parliament, and from aircraft factories to summit meetings with Hitler, the book offers a fresh and provocative interpretation of one of the most crucial moments of British history.
The Skull of Alum Bheg: The Life and Death of a Rebel of 1857Oxford University Press #ad - A brief handwritten note stuck inside the cavity revealed it to be that of Alum Bheg, an Indian soldier in British service who was executed during the aftermath of the 1857 Uprising, or The Indian Mutiny as historians of an earlier era described it. Alum bheg was blown from a cannon for having allegedly murdered British civilians, and his head was brought back as a grisly war-trophy by an Irish officer present at his execution.
Fugitive rebels spent months, even years, hiding in the vastness of the Himalayas before they were eventually hunted down and punished by a vengeful colonial state. Examining the colonial practice of collecting and exhibiting human remains, this book offers a critical assessment of British imperialism that speaks to contemporary debates about the legacies of Empire and the myth of the 'Mutiny'.
The Skull of Alum Bheg: The Life and Death of a Rebel of 1857 #ad - The skull is a troublesome relic of both anti- colonial violence and the brutality and spectacle of British retribution. In 1963, a human skull was discovered in a pub in Kent in south-east England. Kim wagner presents an intimate and vivid account of life and death in British India in the throes of the largest rebellion of the nineteenth century.
Trading in War: London's Maritime World in the Age of Cook and NelsonYale University Press #ad - It also commemorates the working maritime community: shipwrights and those who built London’s first docks, wives who coped while husbands were at sea, and early trade unions. The unruly riverside parishes east of the Tower seethed with life, cosmopolitan, soldiers, a crowded, traders, and incendiary mix of sailors, and the network of ordinary citizens that served them.
Harnessing little-known archival and archaeological sources, Lincoln recovers a forgotten maritime world. This meticulously researched work reveals the lives of ordinary Londoners behind the unstoppable rise of Britain’s sea power and its eventual defeat of Napoleon. Her gripping narrative highlights the pervasive impact of war, pilfering from ships on the river, which brought violence, smuggling, and a susceptibility to subversive political ideas.
Trading in War: London's Maritime World in the Age of Cook and Nelson #ad - . A vivid account of the forgotten citizens of maritime london who sustained Britain during the Revolutionary Wars In the half-century before the Battle of Trafalgar the port of London became the commercial nexus of a global empire and launch pad of Britain’s military campaigns in North America and Napoleonic Europe.
Britain since 1688: A Nation in the WorldRoutledge #ad - The authors provide coverage of all parts of the british isles individually as well as treating them as an integrated whole, race, and key aspects of British society are examined, including class, religion and gender – a focus that allows the complexities of British national identity and the historical unity and disunity of the British Isles to be assessed.
It uses a traditional chronological structure and provides a strong backbone of political history, but incorporates contemporary thematic concerns and the most recent scholarship throughout. Authored by a team of north american university professors who specialize in the subject, Britain since 1688: A Nation in the World has been specifically written for students in the United States, or from other countries where pre-existing knowledge of the history of Britain cannot be taken for granted.
Britain’s interaction with the world features prominently, both as a political, including extensive coverage of the British Empire, military and geographic entity and as a force of cultural influence on the British metropolis. The complexities of britain’s relationship with the United States are explored in detail, ranging from the American Revolution in the eighteenth century to the "special relationship" established by the twentieth.
Britain since 1688: A Nation in the World #ad - Featuring textboxes containing illustrative examples that support the main text, images and video, and a comprehensive companion website with an interactive timeline that includes links to primary documents, this book provides everything needed to give students a comprehensive grounding in the rich tapestry of events, characters, images intended to inspire discussion, and themes that encompass the history of Britain since 1688.
Beginning with the glorious revolution of 1688, the book progresses through the major events of the next three-and-a-half centuries, up to the coalition government of the present day.
Hostile Environment: How Immigrants Became ScapegoatsVerso #ad - Talking to politicians, and immigrants themselves, immigration lawyers, Goodfellow examines how the media and successive governments have created and fuelled anti-immigration politics over the last fifty years. Despite study after study confirming that immigration is not damaging the economy or putting a strain on public services, migrants continue to be blamed for all the UK’s ills.
How migrants became the scapegoats of contemporary mainstream politicsAs refugees drowned in the Mediterranean, the UK Government proudly announced that the aim of its immigration policy was to create a ‘hostile environment’ for undocumented immigrants. Ultimately, hostile Environment reveals the distinct forms of racism and dehumanisation that result from these policies.
Hostile Environment: How Immigrants Became Scapegoats #ad - . Goodfellow’s book is a crucial reminder of the human cost to treating immigration as a problem. How did we get here? maya Goodfellow offers a compelling answer and illuminates the dark underbelly of contemporary immigration policies.
The Joys of Motherhood: A NovelGeorge Braziller Inc. #ad - The Joys of Motherhood: A Novel #ad - A feminist literary classic by one of Africa’s greatest women writers, re-issued with a new introduction by Stéphane Robolin. First published in 1979, the joys of Motherhood is the story of Nnu Ego, a Nigerian woman struggling in a patriarchal society. Unable to conceive in her first marriage, Nnu is banished to Lagos where she succeeds in becoming a mother.
Emecheta “writes with subtlety, power, and abundant compassion” New York Times. Then, against the backdrop of world War II, Nnu must fiercely protect herself and her children when she is abandoned by her husband and her people.
The Lady in Red: An Eighteenth-Century Tale of Sex, Scandal, and DivorceSt. Martin's Press #ad - The marriage of lady seymour dorothy fleming and Sir Richard Worsley had the makings of a fairy tale—but ended as one of the most scandalous and highly publicized divorces in history. In february 1782, england opened its newspapers to read the details of a criminal conversation trial in which the handsome baronet Sir Richard Worsley attempted to sue his wife's lover for an astronomical sum in damages.
She was a spirited young heiress. The trial and its verdict stunned society, but not as much as the unrepentant behavior of Lady Worsley. Sir joshua reynolds captured the brazen character of his subject when he created his celebrated portrait of Lady Worsley in a fashionable red riding habit, but it was her shocking affairs that made her divorce so infamous that even George Washington followed it in the press.
The Lady in Red: An Eighteenth-Century Tale of Sex, Scandal, and Divorce #ad - He was a handsome baronet with a promising career in government. Impeccably researched and written with great flair, Hallie Rubenhold's The Lady in Red is a lively and moving true history that presents a rarely seen picture of aristocratic life in the Georgian era. In the course of the proceedings, the Worsleys' scandalous sexual arrangements, voyeuristic tendencies, and bed-hopping antics were laid bare.
Jack the Ripper and the Case for Scotland Yard's Prime SuspectWiley #ad - Ripperologist robert House contends that we may have known the answer all along. By exploring kozminski's life, house builds a strong circumstantial case against him, motive, and opportunity, showing not only that he had means, but also that he fit the general profile of a serial killer as defined by the FBI today.
The first book to explore the life of aaron kozminski, including trips to poland and england to uncover kozminski's past and details of the caseincludes a foreword by Roy Hazelwood, one of Scotland Yard's top suspects in the quest to identify Jack the Ripper Combines historical research and contemporary criminal profiling techniques to solve one of the most vexing criminal mysteries of all timeDraws on a decade of research by the author, a former FBI profiler and pioneer of profiling sexual predatorsFeatures dozens of photographs and illustrationsBuilding a thorough and convincing case that completes the work begun by Scotland Yard more than a century ago, this book is essential reading for anyone who wants to know who really committed Jack the Ripper's heinous and unforgettable crimes.
Jack the Ripper and the Case for Scotland Yard's Prime Suspect #ad - The head of scotland yard's criminal Investigation Department at the time of the murders thought Aaron Kozminski was guilty, but he lacked the legal proof to convict him. An investigation into the man scotland yard thought but couldn't prove was Jack the RipperDozens of theories have attempted to resolve the mystery of the identity of Jack the Ripper, the world's most famous serial killer.
Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About DeathW. W. Norton & Company #ad - New york times bestsellerwinner of the 2019 goodreads Choice Award for Science & TechnologyBest-selling author and mortician Caitlin Doughty answers real questions from kids about death, dead bodies, and decomposition. Every day, funeral director Caitlin Doughty receives dozens of questions about death.
Why do corpses groan? what causes bodies to turn colors during decomposition? And why do hair and nails appear longer after death? Readers will learn the best soil for mummifying your body, whether you can preserve your best friend’s skull as a keepsake, and what happens when you die on a plane. Beautifully illustrated by dianné ruz, will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? shows us that death is science and art, and only by asking questions can we begin to embrace it.
Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death #ad - In her inimitable voice, and inside, Doughty details lore and science of what happens to, our bodies after we die. What would happen to an astronaut’s body if it were pushed out of a space shuttle? do people poop when they die? Can Grandma have a Viking funeral?In Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?, Doughty blends her mortician’s knowledge of the body and the intriguing history behind common misconceptions about corpses to offer factual, hilarious, and candid answers to thirty-five distinctive questions posed by her youngest fans.
. The best questions come from kids.