Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
BIC code: CVG
See also: Biography & Autobiography
- Hardback - Pen & Sword Military
To most students of the Peninsular War the name Robert Craufurd usually evokes images of a battle-hardened martinet, flogging his men across Portugal and Spain, driving them hard. However, it is only half of the picture of this most complex character and it is the other half that has never before been revealed.
- Paperback - The History Press
Henry 'Birdie' Bowers realised his life's ambition when he was selected for Captain Scott's Terra Nova expedition to the Antartic, yet he also met his death on the journey. This biography, drawing on Bowers' letters, journals and previously neglected material, sheds new light on Bowers and tells his full story.
- Paperback - Amberley
This title provides a complete history of the Scottish rulers, from the heads of its early constituent states and the first King of Scots Kenneth MacAlpin, to Queen Anne and the union with England.
- Paperback - AK Press
Philip Josephs was a Latvian-born, Scottish national who emigrated to New Zealand in 1904 and helped launch the organised anarchist movement there. This book is a narrative history of Josephs' life, set in the colonial outpost of New Zealand. Studying the transnationalist networks that flourished during what was a global anarchist upsurge, Davidson connects new dots in an earlier cultural globalisation.
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- Paperback - Birlinn
Providing a factual biography of the Scottish hero William Wallace, this book contains a strong narrative, and discusses the motives of the legendary character in a manner which uncovers many previously hidden points.
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- Paperback - Lion
200 years after his birth, this book assesses David Livingstone's life, impact and legacy.
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- Paperback - HarperPress
'The Last Highlander' looks at the life of Simon Fraser; Jacobite, turncoat, traitor and the last nobleman to be executed for treason after failing to persuade the battered remnants of Bonnie Prince Charlie's army to make a last stand in the wake of the defeat at Culloden.
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- Paperback - Princeton University Press
They were abolitionists, speculators, slave owners, government officials, and occasional politicians. And they were from one family. This book tells the intimate history of the Johnstones - four sisters and seven brothers who lived in Scotland and around the globe in the fast-changing 18th century.
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- Hardback - Hong Kong University Press
Colonial administrator, writer, explorer, Buddhist, and friend to China's last emperor, Sir Reginald Johnston (1874-1938) was a distinguished sinologist with a tangled love and family life that he kept secret even from his closest friends. Airlie tells the life story of this complex and sensitive character.
- Add to BasketLord Of The Isle: The Extravagant Life And Times Of Colin Tennant - Lord Glenconner
- Hardback - Bene Factum
This is the biography of the late Lord Glenconner, the lord born to a rich Victorian industrial family who used his wealth to live an eccentric lifestyle of self-indulgence from the 1940s to his death in 2010.