The book explores some popular Bangla detective texts to perceive if there are any hegemonic influences of the Holmesian canon-if not, how has identity and existence against imperialism been established is perused. The significance of Indian texts through the leitmotif of indigeneity is foregrounded. Bengaliness resists Anglo/Eurocentrism.
This book covers Bomber Command from creation in 1936 to 1945. In parallel with Fighter Command's initial defensive fallibility, the means to hammer the Axis industrial base into oblivion was totally lacking and had to be painfully built up to the point where the Force decisively added its weight to bring about an ultimate Allied Victory.
A comprehensive and meticulously researched landmark work charting the construction, operational history and post-war use of the airfields of the RAF and USAAF in the United Kingdom during the Second World War. Supported by a wealth of 690 photographs and airfield plans providing a unique illustration into the life of each wartime airfield.
The story of the Royal Aircraft Factory at Farnborough from 1908 to 1918, with detailed descriptions of the many different aeroplanes designed there for active service in the First World War. The book is illustrated throughout with period photographs, line drawings and maps. This new edition has been greatly extended and completely updated.
With interviews from insiders and music industry experts, Eamonn Forde pieces together the tragic end to a financial juggernaut and a cultural institution in forensic detail. The Final Days of EMI: Selling the Pig is the story of the British recording industry, laid bare in all its hubris and glory.
The Queen's House is a former royal residence, built between 1616 and 1635. Designed by architect Inigo Jones, the Queen's House is one of the most important buildings in British architectural history. It forms the touchstone for Greenwich's royal story, and now serves as an art gallery.
This book is about stagecoach travel during the Napoleonic War, the era of Austen and Dickens, and the early years of Queen Victoria. Its covers travel, hospitality and roads and many other aspects of British life between 1790 and 1840. It is a story often forgotten or ignored, of a country about to be transformed by railways, factories and ......