This is an account of the bitter feud between two of Britain's greatest Prime Ministers and statesmen-Benjamin Disraeli and William Gladstone. It analyses the causes of the antagonism, how it developed and the actions of the two men. A wealth of fascinating facts and anecdotes are included.
During the middle of the 19th-Century, Britain and China would twice go to war over trade, and in particular the trade in opium. The Chinese people had progressively become addicted to the narcotic, a habit that British merchants were more than happy to feed from their opium-poppy fields in India.
The Texans from Hood's Texas Brigade and other regiments who fought at the Battle of Antietam described their experiences of the battle in personal diaries, interviews, newspaper articles, letters, and speeches. Their words provide a fascinating and harrowing account of the battle, and, for the first time, their stories are compiled into one book.
Margaret Preston, Australia's foremost woman painter between the wars, sent a series of shock-waves through Sydney's art circles with her vital art, her spirited journalism and her belligerent enthusiasm for living, during a career that spanned over seventy years. 'A red-headed little firebrand of a woman', she was an artist who never stood ......
This is the extraordinary saga of Countess Evelina van Millingen Pisani, a modern woman who lived in the age of Queen Victoria. A friend of Henry James and Isabella Stewart Gardner, she led a rich but turbulent life that spanned from Rome to Constantinople and Venice.
An Illustrated History of Hong Kong's Top District
The Peak is Hong Kong's top residential district, where property prices are as high as the altitude. How did it become an exclusive enclave in the bustling business centre of 19th-century Asia? The British wanted relief from summer heat and the Peak was the obvious place to escape it. When the Governor adopted Mountain Lodge as a summer getaway, ......
This book will deploy a wide range of material culture objects, artwork, and landscapes to the tell the story of the American Civil War. The objects, will document the war's history from its beginnings in the fierce debates over slavery through its legacy, including recent debates about Confederate monuments.
'Chitral 1895: An Episode of the Great Game' examines the true story of a garrison of British Army officers and their Indian troops at Chitral Fort, and the subsequent military campaign fought to relieve them. Although called a 'minor siege' at the time, it was an important last move in the 'Great Game' between the British and Russian empires.
Josephine was Napoleon's love, but unable to have children, he divorced her in the cause of creating a dynasty. Of his second wife, Louise, an Austrian princess, he said 'I have married a womb!' In addition there were several lively sisters; and a string of mistresses. Last, but not least, there was Madame Mere, Napoleon's powerful mother.