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British Imperialism, 1688-2000 (second edition)

by A. G. Hopkins P. J. Cain

A milestone in the understanding of British history and imperialism, this important book radically reinterprets the course of modern economic development and the causes of overseas expansion during the past three centuries. Employing their concept of 'gentlemanly capitalism', the authors draw imperial and domestic British history together to show how the shape of the nation and its economy depended on international and imperial ties, and how these ties were undone to produce the postcolonial world of today. BRITISH IMPERIALISM has received numerous accolades from scholars and the wider reading public, and is winner of the American Historical Association's prestigious Forkosch Prize. This second edition, issued for the first time in a single volume, has two substantial new chapters; a Foreword assesses the development of the debate since the book's original publication; an Afterword discusses the imperial era in the context of the current controversy over globalization, and shows how the study of the age of empires remains relevant to understanding the postcolonial world.

British Infantryman vs Zulu Warrior

by Peter Dennis Ian Knight

Expert ananlyis and first-hand accounts of combat during the Anglo-Zulu war in 1879: Nyezane, iSandlwana, and Khambula. As seen in the movie Zulu, starring Michael Caine, Zulu discipline and courage overcame British firepower at iSandlwana, and almost at Rorke's Drift. Featuring specially commissioned artwork, expert analysis and carefully chosen first-hand accounts, this absorbing study traces the development of infantry tactics in the Anglo-Zulu War by examining three key clashes at unit level.The short but savage Anglo-Zulu War of 1879 pitched well-equipped but complacent British soldiers and their auxiliaries into combat with one of history's finest fighting forces, the Zulu Nation. The clashes between these two very different combatants prompted rapid tactical innovation on both sides, as the British and their Zulu opponents sought to find the optimal combination of mobility and firepower.Fought on 22 January 1879, the clash at Nyezane saw Zulu forces, among them the uMxapho ibutho, ambushing a British column; the British forces, including Lieutenant Martin's company of the 2/3rd Foot, engaged their opponents in the prescribed fashion, as honed in the recent conflict with the Xhosa a year earlier. The Zulu attack was premature, and by 9.30am, after about 90 minutes of heavy fighting, they were repulsed. The British tactics worked, but largely only because the Zulus had an uncharacteristically low numerical superiority.At iSandlwana later that same day, however, the shortcomings of the British tactics, obscured at Nyezane, were made brutally apparent. The Zulus had sufficient manpower not only to withstand that level of casualties but also to complete their encirclement of the British forces, and as the British line disintegrated the firefight gave way to the close-quarter fighting at which the Zulus excelled; not one man of the 1/24th and 2/24th Foot survived. The British forces surrounded and crushed at iSandlwana included Captain W.E. Mostyn's company of the 1/24th Foot, which was initially deployed in advance of the British camp but was later withdrawn to form part of the firing line; their opponents included the iNgobamkhosi ibutho, many of whose warriors left first-hand accounts of the battle.While iSandlwana demonstrated the strengths of the Zulu tactics, it also demonstrated their weaknesses - for the casualties inflicted by the British foreshadowed the carnage they would reap once the British wholeheartedly embraced close-order tactics and defended positions. At Khambula on 29 March 1879, a much bigger British force adopted a defensive position and defeated the same Zulu units who had previously triumphed at iSandlwana, including the uKhandempemvu ibutho, which came close to storming the British defences. At iSandlwana, the Zulus had been able to screen their advance with skirmishers and take advantage of the broken and grassy ground, but at Khambula their spontaneous attack did not allow them to disperse properly and they were funnelled together on a contracting front over woefully exposed ground. The British had learned the tactical lessons of iSandlwana and deliberately sought to restrict the Zulu ability to manoeuvre and co-ordinate their attacks, and to concentrate their own firepower.

British Light Cruisers 1939-45

by Angus Konstam Paul Wright

Cruisers became Britain's essential vessel for protecting battleships, carriers, and convoys versus Japanese, Italian, and Nazi German commerce raiders, submarines, aircraft, and destroyers. The light cruiser was a natural development of the sailing frigate - a fast multi-purpose warship that could patrol the sea lanes, protect convoys and scout for enemy battle fleets. By the inter-war period the need for this type of ship was even more important, given the increasing need for protection from aircraft, and the need to screen the fleet from submarines or destroyers. During the 1930's a new group of British light cruisers were commissioned, designed to replace an earlier generation of warships designed during the Great War. These new ships were sleek, fast, and relied on the 6-inch gun - a tried and tested weapon that combined hitting power with a high rate of fire. A second generation of light cruisers followed during the late 1930's, armed with twelve 6-inch guns apiece. One of these - HMS Belfast - is still afloat today. Finally the threat posed by German aircraft led to the conversion of some older warships into anti-aircraft cruisers - a stopgap measure until a new class of these powerful and much-needed warships entered service. By this time wartime experience had shown that the British light cruiser was one of the most versatile types of ship in the Royal Navy, able to protect other warships, bombard enemy shores, guard life-saving convoys and intercept and destroy enemy warships. These were truly the workhorses of the wartime Royal Navy. While the battleships and carriers grabbed the headlines, these sleek, elegant warships quietly got on with the job of securing control of the seas.From the Trade Paperback edition.

British Literature

by Pearson

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British Motor Gun Boat 1939-45

by Angus Konstam Tony Bryan

During World War II, few groups within the Royal Navy fought a harder, more intense war than the men of Coastal Forces. Their job was to operate the Motor Torpedo Boats (MTBs), Motor Launches (MLs) and Motor Gun Boats (MGBs) that protected coastal convoys, attacked enemy ones, and performed a myriad of duties, which include the dropping of agents and commandos on a hostile shore, raids on enemy ports, and near-suicidal attacks on larger enemy warships. While the MTBs were the "bombers", delivering their payload of high explosive torpedoes, the crew of the MGBs used their machine guns and small-calibre guns to sink, burn or destroy their enemy counterparts. For that reason they saw their frail, sleek craft as the "Spitfire of the Seas". Motor Gun Boats were similar to Motor Torpedo Boats, only their decks were crammed with as many guns as they could carry - and to man these weapons, they required a larger crew. During the early years of the war, they were used to counter the threat posed by German E-Boats in the English Channel, but by 1941 they were in use offensively, conducting sweeps along the enemy coast in search of prey. By 1942 British MGBs were seen in the Mediterranean, interdicting Axis supply routes to North Africa, and later supporting the Allied invasion forces as they landed in Sicily, Italy and the South of France. The majority of these small wooden craft were built in Britain by the British Power Boat Company or Fairmile Marine. They came in a variety of shapes and sizes, but in late 1942 the Fairmile "D" MGB made its appearance - a boat which would come to dominate coastal operations during the last years of the war. Known as "Dog Boats" by their crew, they were fast, powerful and versatile. By the end of the war, over 200 of these small boats had been built and they represented the pinnacle of wartime British motor boat design.This New Vanguard title tells the story of these fragile but deadly little warships.

British Motorcycles of the 1960s and '70s

by Mick Walker

For the first half of the 20th century Great Britain led the world in motorcycle design and production, exporting its products to countries in every section of the globe. However, as the second half of the century began in 1960 this once great industry commenced what was to be a terminal decline. During the 1960s and '70s Britain still manufactured a wide range of machines, but a combination of poor management, lack of investment, foreign competition (notably from Japan), and the arrival of the small, affordable car transpired to effectively sound the death knell of the British motorcycle by the end of the 1970s.

The British Sailor of the Second World War

by Angus Konstam

This title tells the dramatic story of how the Royal Navy transformed ordinary citizens into first-rate and fearless sailors and navy personnel during World War II. It covers how they were recruited and trained, and how they endured life at sea in hostile waters, protecting convoys in the Atlantic, hunting submarines in the Mediterranean, and standing up to relentless air attacks in the Pacific. Told from the perspective of vivid first-hand accounts of life onboard, it reveals what it was like to be a sailor navigating, patrolling, and fighting in the largest theater of the war- the vast oceans.

British Special Forces

by William Seymour

This deeply researched and authoritative book has long been awaited by all those interested in the wartime exploits of the British Special Forces. For the first time readers will be able to understand the origin, inter- relationship and special functions of all the main units within the Special Force throughout the Second World War and after it. William Seymour identifies the principal leaders and tells of their triumphs, failures and frustrations, all set against the backcloth of the main strategic events in the Western Desert, Italy, the Eastern Mediterranean, Western Europe and the Far East.

British Submarines 1939-45

by Innes Mccartney Tony Bryan

The submarine was as formidable a weapon for the Royal Navy in World War II as for the other main combatant nations. The first half of this book explores the conception, design, development and subesequent evolution of the three major classes: the "S", "T", and "U".The "S" Class submarine was originally conceived in the 1920s, specifically for deployment in narrow seas. As the war progressed the submarine was modified to increase its diving capability and fuel-carrying capacity, and radar and many other features were added. The "S" Class served in all theaters from the North Atlantic to the Pacific with notable success, in many cases surviving very severe damage.The "T" Class submarine was originally conceived for operations in the Far East, thus was one of the largest types to be built and serve in World War II. The development of the "T" Class during the war was sometimes at the expense of its underwater stability and in the Mediterranean theater half of the submarines that were deployed sunk.The "U" Class include Upholder, the most successful British submarine of World War II.The second half of the book surveys the major submarine actions of the war, including the Norwegian Campaign, operatins to save Malta and many other engagements in all theaters involving British submarines, German U-Boats and the Japanese. The author has accessed many previously unpublished sources and draws on his own extensive underwater research to give a highly detailed and informed account of the British submarine.

British Submarines of World War I

by Tony Bryan Innes Mccartney

As the major powers engaged in an arms race in the early years of the 20th century, the Admiralty was tasked with developing that deadly stalker of the high seas - the submarine. In 1905, briefed with creating a vessel that could be employed on an enemy's coastline, the Admiralty took several technological leaps forward to match Germany's own revolutionary vessels. Written by an influential expert in the field and covering all classes of submarine developed and deployed during the war, this book includes great technical detail, gripping operational accounts and is accompanied by artwork. With fascinating details of daring submarine raids in the Baltic and the Dardanelles, this book reveals the exceedingly dangerous world of early submarine warfare which claimed an extraordinary number of lives on both sides and paved the way for a new kind of naval warfare in the 20th century and beyond.

British Theatre Since The War

by Dominic Shellard

Vibrant, varied, and controversial, British theatre of the past fifty years has encompassed invigorating indigenous drama, political didactics, the formation of such institutions as the National Theatre, worldwide exportation of West End musicals, and much more. This entertaining and authoritative book-the first comprehensive account of British post-war theatre-is essential reading for scholars and enthusiasts alike.

British Writers and MI5 Surveillance, 1930-1960

by James Smith

Britain's domestic intelligence agencies maintained secret records on many left-wing writers after the First World War. Drawing on recently declassified material from 1930 to 1960, this revealing study examines how leading figures in Britain's literary scene fell under MI5 and Special Branch surveillance, and the surprising extent to which writers became willing participants in the world of covert intelligence and propaganda. Chapters devoted to W. H. Auden and his associates, theatre pioneers Ewan MacColl and Joan Littlewood, George Orwell, and others describe methods used by MI5 to gather information through and about the cultural world. The book also investigates how these covert agencies assessed the political influence of such writers, providing scholars and students of twentieth-century British literature an unprecedented account of clandestine operations in popular culture.

Britons : Forging the Nation 1707-1837

by Linda Colley

A major contribution to our understanding of Britain`s past and to the contemporary debate about the shape and identity of Britain in the future.

Brittles, Barks, and Bonbons

by Charity Ferreira

There are few things more tempting than a dish of fancy candies. But here's a little secret--it's actually quite easy to make these sugary confections at home! Brittles, Barks & Bonbons offers a candy recipe for every occasion and is packed with helpful tips on ingredients and equipment. For elegant gift-giving, there are Chai-Spiced Truffles and Vanilla Sea-Salt Caramels. For movie night with the family, Rocky Road Bark is deliciously addictive. And classic Buttery Almond Toffee is a festive treat for the holidays and perfect for giving. For the ultimate in simple indulgence, there's nothing sweeter than Brittles, Barks & Bonbons.

The Bro Code

by Barney Stinson Matt Kuhn

THE BRO CODE provides men with all the rules they need to know in order to become a "bro" and behave properly among other bros. THE BRO CODE has never been published before. Few know of its existence, and the code, until now, has been verbally communicated between those in the 'bro'. Containing approximately 150 "unspoken" rules, this code of conduct ranges from the simple (bros before hos) to the complex (the hot-to-crazy ratio, complete with bar graphs and charts). With helpful sidebros THE BRO CODE will help any ordinary guy become the best bro he can be. Let ultimate bro and co-author Barney Stinson and his book, THE BRO CODE share their wisdom, lest you be caught making eye contact in a devil's three-way (two dudes, duh. ) Sample Articles from THE BRO CODE: Article 1: Regardless of veracity, a Bro never admits familiarity with a Broadway show or musical. Article 53: A Bro will, whenever possible, provide his Bro with prophylactic protection. Article 57: A Bro may not speculate on the expected Bro / chick ratio of a party or venue without first disclosing the present-time observed ratio.

The Bro Code For Parents

by Barney Stinson Matt Kuhn

So you're going to be a parent. You might be asking yourself a series of important questions: Will I be a good parent? * Will I be able to afford this? * Can I ever have sex again? Well, the answer to all these questions is a rock-solid no. But just because your existence is now a petrifying turd on the canvas of life doesn't mean your kid has to be as lame as you're about to become. That's why I've written this book--to teach you how to be an awesomommy or legendaddy. The Bro Code for Parents will help you: Choose a baby name that won't get your kid stuffed into a junior high locker * Interview and hire a smokin' hot nanny * Teach your child instant classics like "The Boobs on the Bus" and "Bro, Bro, Bro Your Boat" With full-color illustrations, interactive work sheets, and even suggestions for how to turn a stroller into a broller, The Bro Code for Parents gives you all the tools you'll need to raise your child to be almost as awesome as I am. Almost.

Bro Code for Parents

by Matt Kuhn Barney Stinson

So you're going to be a parent. You might be asking yourself a series of important questions: Will I be a good parent? * Will I be able to afford this? * Can I ever have sex again? Well, the answer to all these questions is a rock-solid no. But just because your existence is now a petrifying turd on the canvas of life doesn't mean your kid has to be as lame as you're about to become. That's why I've written this book--to teach you how to be an awesomommy or legendaddy. The Bro Code for Parents will help you: Choose a baby name that won't get your kid stuffed into a junior high locker * Interview and hire a smokin' hot nanny * Teach your child instant classics like "The Boobs on the Bus" and "Bro, Bro, Bro Your Boat" With full-color illustrations, interactive work sheets, and even suggestions for how to turn a stroller into a broller, The Bro Code for Parents gives you all the tools you'll need to raise your child to be almost as awesome as I am. Almost.

Bro On The Go

by Barney Stinson Matt Kuhn

Article 42: Upon greeting another Bro, a Bro may engage in a high five, a fist bump, or Bro hug, but never a full embrace. 'When The Bro Code was first published in 2008, it took the world by storm--becoming an instant New York Times bestseller and shaping the behavior and attitudes of Bros the world over. Author Barney Stinson expected nothing less. . Article 89: A Bro shall always say yes in support of a Bro. ' But for some busy Bros, the standard trade paperback format was just too big and chunky to fit into their perfectly tailored suit. With this audience in mind, Stinson now presents Bro on the Go , the same classic traditions and guidelines for Bro behavior, now packaged in a more compact and awesome format. Featuring a new Introduction by the author and the same classic Bro Code articles, amendments, and Brocabulary that made the original such a hit, this book is essential reading for anyone who wants to be "in the Bro. " . Article 12: Bros do not share dessert. '

Bro on the Go

by Barney Stinson

A mini version of the wildly popular New York Times bestseller, THE BRO CODE, by How I Met Your Mother character and "ultimate bro," Barney Stinson.

Broadcast News and Writing Stylebook (3rd edition)

by Robert A. Papper

Although this book focuses on writing, it takes as a given the reader's acceptance of the basic tenets of broadcast journalism: to be accurate, fair, clear and interesting. Accurate because no manner of clever word weaving recompenses wrongful injury to the people we cover or the self-inflicted damage of a correction that could have been avoided. Fair if we are to be trusted. Clear be¬cause without clarity what we do has no meaning. Interesting because it really doesn't matter what we do if no one's out there listening and watching.

Broadway Babies Say Goodnight: Musicals Then and Now

by Mark Steyn

"The Black Crook opened in September 1866" Mark Tells us: Wheatley engineers an implausible marriage between a rotten play and too underdressed coryphees, and, to the delight of all except the usual outraged clergymen, turns in a smash. And, incidentally, winds up inventing the American musical." " [A] witty, anecdote-stuffed history of the past seventy years in musicals." "Steyn deserves a standing ovation.... his prose is as sharp as his stiletto." The book is funny and contains anecdotes, interviews, recollections, and a good snapshot of the music, people, and places that make up the musical. Dry historical facts though this isn't. Nor does every musical get mentioned. You'll look in vein for Paint Your Wagon for example. But for the general reader who would like to learn more about the musicals this is a wonderful book. Steyn traces the history from the musicals birth in 1866 to what he believes to be its death in the 1990s. As a reviewer writes "Mr. Steyn knows the history of Broadway (and West End) musicals, and he makes us care that the current crop lacks conviction and craft." He discusses the musical. Where it came from, Why it works, Why it doesn't work, and who's the best and the worst.

Broadway Dreams (High School Musical Stories From East High #5)

by N. B. Grace

BIG APPLE, HERE WE COME!! Troy, Gabriella, Chad, Taylor, Sharpay, and Ryan are headed to New York City on a class trip! Everyone is eager to bask in the lights of Times Square and explore the bustling streets of Manhattan. Then some unexpected opportunities arise: Sharpay and Ryan put on their dancing shoes and try out for a real Broadway musical, and Gabriella and Taylor vie for scholarship money on a game show. But are any of them ready for the level of competition they'll face? Bookshare has the other books in this series. Look for: #1 BATTLE OF THE BANDS, #2 WILDCAT SPIRIT, #3 POETRY IN MOTION, #4 CRUNCH TIME, #6 Heart to Heart, #7 Friends 4Ever, #8 GET YOUR VOTE ON, #9 Ringin' It In, #10 Turn Up The Heat. And #11 In The Spotlight.

The Brocaded Slipper and Other Vietnamese Tales

by Lynette Dyer Vuong

A collection of five Vietnamese fairy tales, including "Little Finger of the Watermelon Patch" and "The Lampstand Princess."

The Broccoli Tapes

by Jan Slepian

During a stay of several months in Hawaii with her family, Sara reports her experiences by tape back to her sixth grade class in Boston, detailing the ups and downs of her life.

Brock Lesnar: The Making of a Hard-Core Legend

by Joel Rippel

Brock Lesnar became the biggest name in international Mixed Martial Arts when he debuted in 2008, and not just became of his jaw-dropping 265 pounds physique. The 2000 NCAA wrestling champion has a body so sculpted that he resembles something more out of a cartoon than real life. But MMA fans all over the world know there is nothing artificial about the destruction he can wreak upon opponents.

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