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Britain Yesterday and Today: 1830 to the Present (History of England (Houghton Mifflin Company: Eighth Edition), 4.)
by Walter L. Arnstein
(Hardcover -- January )

Brunel's Ships
by Denis Griffiths, et al
Book Description Isambard Kingdom Brunel was one of the most celebrated and innovative engineers of his day. He helped design a number of revolutionary steamships: the first transatlantic paddle-steamer Great Western, the first iron-built screw-driven liner Great Britain, and the largest ship in the world for almost half a century Great Eastern. Besides these well-known wonders, Brunel also worked with the British Admiralty on the introduction of the screw propeller into the naval service. Although legendary in the maritime world, Brunel and the story of his ships have been surrounded by myth and self-created propaganda. This heavily illustrated book sets the record straight. A talented team of writers, including a marine engineer, a historian, and a naval architect have combined their expertise to analyze the scientific and economic context of the period, the reality of Brunel's contributions, and the technical features of his ships. They shed new light on some of the biggest names of nineteenth-century shipbuilding and provide never-before-published images to illustrate this great age of innovation.
Hardcover: 160 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.64 x 11.56 x 9.77
Naval Institute Press; ; (April )

The Cambridge Illustrated History of the British Empire
edited by P.J. Marshall.

Churchill: A Biography
by Roy Jenkins
Listed under Winston Churchill

Civilising Subjects: Colony and Metropole in the English Imagination, 1830-1867
by Catherine Hall
Paperback from University of Chicago Press

Daily Life in a Victorian House
by Laura Wilson
Listed under Children's History Books

Daily Life in Victorian England
by Sally Mitchell
Hardcover: 336 pages
Greenwood Publishing Group; ISBN: 0313294674; (October )

English Women's Clothing in the Nineteenth-Century: A Comprehensive Guide With 1,117 Illustrations
by C. Willett Cunnington
Listed under Fashion History

The Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy
by David Cannadine
Paperback: 832 pages
Vintage Books; ISBN: 0375703683;

The Difference Engine: Charles Babbage and the Quest to Build the First Computer
by Doron Swade, Charles Babbage
What a difference a century makes. Doron Swade, technology historian and assistant director of London's Science Museum, investigates the troubles that plagued 19th-century knowledge engineers in The Difference Engine: Charles Babbage and the Quest to Build the First Computer. The author is in a unique position to appreciate the technical difficulties of the time, as he led a team that built a working model of a Difference Engine, using contemporary materials, in time for Babbage's 1991 bicentenary. The meat of the book is comprised of the story of the first computing machine design as gathered from the technical notes and drawings curated by Swade. Though Babbage certainly had problems translating his ideas into brass, the reader also comes to understand his fruitless, drawn-out arguments with his funders. Swade had it comparatively easy, though his depictions of the frustrating search for money and then working out how best to build the enormous machine in the late 1980s are delightful. It is difficult--maybe impossible--to draw a clear, unbroken line of influence from Babbage to any modern computer researchers, but his importance both as the first pioneer and as a symbol of the joys and sorrows of computing is unquestioned. Swade clearly respects his subject deeply, all the more so for having tried to bring the great old man's ideas to life. The Difference Engine is lovingly comprehensive and will thrill readers looking for a more technical examination of Babbage's career. --Rob Lightner -
Hardcover: 352 pages
Viking Press; ISBN: 0670910201; 1 Amer Ed edition (September 10, )

Fairies in Victorian Art
by Christopher Wood
Listed under Fairies

Farewell the Trumpets: An Imperial Retreat
by Jan Morris

Frigates of the Napoleonic Wars
by Robert Gardiner
Listed under Nelson

Imperial Leather: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the Colonial Contest
Imperial Leather: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the Colonial Contest
by Anne McClintock
Paperback from Routledge
The Opium War, 1840-1842: Barbarians in the Celestial Empire in the Early Part of the Nineteenth Century and the War by Which They Forced Her Gates
by Peter Ward Fay
Listed under Opium Wars

Parallel Lives: Five Victorian Marriages
by Phyllis Rose
(Paperback -- October 1984)

Pax Britannica: The Climax of an Empire
by Jan Morris
About the Author
Jan Morris served as an intelligence officer with the 9th Queen's Royal Lancers, studied at Oxford University, and was a reporter for the Times and the Guardian before launching into a successful career as a novelist, history author, and travel writer. Her other books include Last Letters from Hav, Fifty Years of Europe, Conundrum, Hong Kong, Oxford, The World of Venice, and Farewell the Trumpets. 
Paperback: 552 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.35 x 8.12 x 5.38
Publisher: Harvest Books; (November )
ISBN: 0156028018

Queen Victoria's Little Wars
by Byron Farwell
(Paperback -- February 1988)

Poisoning the Minds of the Lower Orders
Poisoning the Minds of the Lower Orders
by Don Herzog
Hardcover from Princeton Univ Pr
Queen Victoria's Family
by Charlotte Zeepvat 
Listed under Queen Victoria

The Rise and Fall of the British Empire
by Lawrence James.

Social Paralysis and Social Change: British Working-Class Education in the Nineteenth Century
by Neil J. Smelser
(Hardcover -- October 1991)
Special Order

Soldier Sahibs: The Daring Adventurers Who Tamed India's Northwest Frontier
by Charles Allen
Hardcover: 384 pages
Carroll & Graf; ISBN: 0786708611; 1 Carroll edition (May 10, )

The Victorian Celebration of Death
by James Stevens Curl
Hardcover: 336 pages
Sutton Publishing; ISBN: 0750923180; (March 1, )

Victorian Costume for Ladies
by Linda Setnik
Listed under Fashion History

Victorian Literature and the Victorian State: Character and Governance in a Liberal Society
by Lauren M. E. Goodlad
Hardcover from Johns Hopkins Univ Pr


Victorian Paintings
by Christopher Wood
Hardcover from Bulfinch
The Writer's Guide to Everyday Life in Regency and Victorian England: From 1811-1901 (Writer's Guide to Everyday Life)
by Kristine Hughes
Hardcover: 240 pages
Writers Digest Books; ISBN: 0898798124;

What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew : From Fox Hunting to Whist-The Facts of Daily Life in Nineteenth-Century England
by Daniel Pool
(Paperback -- April )

Courtesans : Money, Sex and Fame in the Nineteenth Century
by Katie Hickman
Hardcover from William Morrow
Prostitution and Victorian Society : Women, Class, and the State
by Judith R. Walkowitz
Paperback from Cambridge University Press
In Churchill's Shadow: Confronting the Past in Modern Britain
by David Cannadine
Hardcover from Oxford Press
The Great Exhibition of 1851: A Nation on Display
by Jeffrey Auerbach
Hardcover from Yale Univ Pr
Queen Victoria and the Discovery of the Riviera
by Michael Nelson, Asa Briggs, Lord Asa Briggs
Hardcover from I.B. Tauris
Sir Garnet Wolseley: Victorian Hero
by Halik Kochanski
Hardcover from Hambledon Pr

Victorian Gothic: Literary and Cultural Minifestations in the Nineteenth Century
by Ruth Robbins, Julian Wolfreys
Hardcover from Palgrave Macmillan
Defining the Victorian Nation : Class, Race, Gender and the British Reform Act of 1867
by Catherine Hall, Keith McClelland, Jane Rendall
Paperback from Cambridge University Press
Victorian London Street Life in Historic Photographs
by John Thomson
Paperback from Dover Pubns

Victorian Babylon: People, Streets and Images in Nineteenth-Century London
by Lynda Nead
Book Description: In this innovative look at nineteenth-century London, Lynda Nead offers a fresh account of modernity and metropolitan life. Taking a highly interdisciplinary approach, Nead charts the relationship between London's formation into a modern city in the 1860s and the emergence of new ways to produce and consume visual culture. She explores topics ranging from the emergence of obscenity legislation to the impact of gas lighting and glass on urban leisure. 
Hardcover from Yale Univ Pr

City of Dreadful Delight: Narratives of Sexual Danger in Late-Victorian London (Women in Culture and Society)
by Judith R. Walkowitz, Catherine R. Stimpson, Catharine R. Stimpson
Paperback from University of Chicago Press (Trd)

The Great Stink of London: Sir Joseph Bazalgette and the Cleansing of the Victorian Metropolis
by Stephen Halliday, Adam Hart-Davis
Paperback from Sutton Publishing

Unconscious Crime: Mental Absence and Criminal Responsibility in Victorian London
by Joel Peter Eigen
Hardcover from Johns Hopkins Univ Pr

Capital Offenses: Geographies of Class and Crime in Victorian London (Victorian Literature and Culture Series)
by Simon Joyce
Hardcover from University of Virginia Press


The Victorians
by A. N. Wilson
Paperback from W.W. Norton & Company

Heaven's Command: An Imperial Progress
by Jan Morris
Paperback: 564 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.25 x 8.00 x 5.25 
Publisher: Harvest Books; (May 1980)
ASIN: 0156400065
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