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The Age of Aristocracy (History of England (Houghton Mifflin Company: Eighth Edition), 3.)
by Walter L. Arnstein, William Bradford Willcox
(Hardcover -- January )

The Art of Dress: Fashion in England and France 1750 to 1820
by Aileen Ribeiro
Listed under Fashion History

The Best of Burke: Selected Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke (Conservative Leadership Series)
by Edmund Burke, Peter J. Stanlis (Editor)
(Hardcover -- December )

Britain in the Hanoverian Age, 1714-1837: An Encyclopedia
by Gerald Newman (Editor), Leslie Ellen Brown (Editor)
Library Binding: 600 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.79 x 11.22 x 8.86
Publisher: Garland Publishing;
ISBN: 0815303963

Crucible of War: The Seven Years' War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754-1766
by Fred Anderson
Listed under Seven Years War

Dr. Johnson's London : Coffee-Houses and Climbing Boys, Medicine, Toothpaste, and Gin, Poverty and Press-Gangs, Freakshows and Female Education
by Liza Picard
Everyday life in late 18th century London
Hardcover: 384 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.31 x 9.56 x 6.42
Publisher: St. Martin's Press;
ISBN: 0312276656

English Society in the Eighteenth Century (Penguin Social History of Britain)
by Roy Porter
(Paperback -- September 1990)

The Floating Brothel : The Extraordinary True Story of an Eighteenth-Century Ship and Its Cargo of Female Convicts
by Sian Rees
Listed under Australian History

The Origins of Adversary Criminal Trial (Oxford Studies in Modern Legal History)
The Origins of Adversary Criminal Trial (Oxford Studies in Modern Legal History)
by John H. Langbein
Hardcover from Oxford University Press
Flesh in the Age of Reason: The Modern Foundations of Body and Soul
Flesh in the Age of Reason: The Modern Foundations of Body and Soul
by Roy Porter, Simon Schama
Hardcover from W.W. Norton & Company
For God and Glory: Lord Nelson and His Way of War
For God and Glory: Lord Nelson and His Way of War
by Joel S. A. Hayward
Hardcover from Naval Institute Press
Nelsons Navy: The Ships, Men and Organization, 1793-1815
Nelson's Navy: The Ships, Men and Organization, 1793-1815
by Brian Lavery
Hardcover from Naval Institute Press
Lord Chesterfields Letters (Oxford Worlds Classics<br>(Paperback))
Lord Chesterfield's Letters (Oxford World's Classics
by Lord Chesterfield
Paperback from Oxford University Press
Reflections on the Revolution in France (Oxford Worlds Classics<br>(Paperback))
Reflections on the Revolution in France (Oxford World's Classics
by Edmund Burke, L. G. Mitchell
Paperback from Oxford University Press
The Creation of the Modern World: The British Enlightenment
The Creation of the Modern World: The British Enlightenment
by Roy Porter
Hardcover from W.W. Norton & Company
A Court in Exile : The Stuarts in France, 1689-1718
A Court in Exile : The Stuarts in France, 1689-1718
by Edward Corp
Hardcover from Cambridge University Press

The Hell-Fire Clubs: A History of Anti-Morality
by Geoffrey Ashe
Paperback: 250 pages
Sutton Publishing; ISBN: 0750924020; Revised edition

A History of Britain, Volume II: The Wars of the British 1603-1776
by Simon Schama
The beginning of the 17th century promised that England's golden age would long outlast its Elizabethan namesake. Within a few years, that promise would end in civil war, political unrest, and international conflict, a period of strife that would last for two centuries, but produce the modern British nation. In this swiftly moving narrative, the second installment in a three- volume companion to the BBC/History Channel television series, Simon Schama examines key events that would utterly change British life: the collapse of monarchy and republic, the establishment of the beginnings of empire, and the ever-wider division between court and country. The wars that accompanied these turns of fortune were, Schama writes, "eminently unpredictable, improbable, and avoidable." With them came the Glorious Revolution, the bloody suppression of religious dissent, the conquest of neighboring kingdoms, and the wide-scale movement of large populations from one place to another--including the deliberate introduction of nearly 100,000 Scots, Welsh, and English settlers in Ireland, which, Schama writes, "utterly dwarfed the related 'planting' on the Atlantic seaboard of North America." Along the way, Schama considers actors major and minor in this tumultuous play, from the unlucky king Charles I to Oliver Cromwell (who "lacked the one essential characteristic for true dictatorship: a hunger to accumulate power purely for its own sake"), from the writer Daniel Defoe to the pragmatic politician Sir Robert Walpole, from William Pitt to the African slaves who peopled Britain's American colonies. 

Though understandably rushed and sometimes unfocused, Schama's narrative ably captures Britain's transformation from island outpost to global power. -- Gregory McNamee -
Hardcover: 544 pages
Talk Miramax Books; ISBN: 0786867523;

The Lunar Men
by Jenny Uglow (Author)
In the late 1700s, five gifted inventors and amateur scholars in Birmingham, England, came together for what one of them, Erasmus Darwin, called "a little philosophical laughing." They also helped kick-start the industrial revolution, as Jenny Uglow relates in the lively The Lunar Men: Five Friends Whose Curiosity Changed the World. Their "Lunar Society" included Joseph Priestley, the chemist who isolated oxygen; James Watt, the Scottish inventor of the steam engine; and Josiah Wedgwood, whose manufacture of pottery created the industrial model for the next century. Joined by other "toymakers" and scholarly tinkerers, they concocted schemes for building great canals and harnessing the power of electricity, coined words such as "hydrogen" and "iridescent," shared theories and bank accounts, fended off embezzlers and industrial spies, and forged a fine "democracy of knowledge." And they had a fine time doing so, proving that scholars need not be dullards or eccentrics asocial.

Uglow's spirited look at this group of remarkable "lunaticks" captures a critical, short-lived moment of early modern history. Readers who share their conviction that knowledge brings power will find this book a rewarding adventure. --Gregory McNamee -
Hardcover: 608 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.83 x 9.76 x 6.38
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux; ; 1st American edition (October 30, )
ISBN: 0374194408

Nelson's Navy: The Ships, Men and Organization, 1793-1815
by Brian Lavery
Listed under Nelson

Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire
by Amanda Foreman
(Hardcover -- January )

Thomas More: A Biography
by Richard Marius
Paperback: 592 pages
Harvard Univ Pr; ISBN: 0674885252; Reprint edition (March )
The Persistence of Empire: British Political Culture in the Age of the American Revolution
by Eliga H. Gould
(Hardcover -- March )

Improper Pursuits: The Scandalous Life of an Earlier Lady Diana Spencer
by Carola Hicks
(Hardcover -- June )

by Maggie Craig
(Paperback -- September )
King George II and Queen Caroline
by John Van Der Kiste
(Hardcover -- September )
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Memoirs of King George II
by Horace Walpole
Publisher: Yale Univ Pr; (July 1985)

Nature's Government: Science, Imperial Britain, and the "Improvement" of the World
by Richard Drayton
(Hardcover -- August 1, )

Naval Warfare in the Age of Sail
by Bernard Ireland, Tony Gibbons (Illustrator)
(Hardcover -- October )

The Prize of All the Oceans: Commodore Anson's Daring Voyage and Triumphant Capture of the Spanish Treasure Galleon
by Glyn Williams
Book Description: In 1740, the first year of the war with Spain, Commodore George Anson set sail with a squadron of six British warships. His secret mission: to seize the legendary Spanish galleon on her yearly voyage from Acapulco to Manila laden with Peruvian silver, "the prize of all the oceans." It was to be four years of hardship, disaster, mutiny, and, finally, heroism.

Historian Glyn Williams's The Prize of All the Oceans shapes Anson's dramatic voyage into a powerful narrative threaded with incisive analysis and commentary, giving readers a vivid portrait of an intrepid commander who never wavered in his resolve to capture the prize and return home triumphant. Glyn Williams tells the full story for the first time in a book that will rivet history buffs and armchair survivalists alike. 
Paperback from Penguin USA (Paper)

Wesley and the People Called Methodists
by Richard P. Heitzenrater
(Paperback -- November )
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