Download E-books How Corrupt Is Britain? PDF

By David Whyte

Banks accused of rate-fixing. individuals of Parliament cooking the books. significant safeguard contractors investigated over suspect fingers offers. Police accused of being paid off by way of tabloids. The headlines are unrelenting nowadays. possibly it’s excessive time we ask: simply precisely how corrupt is Britain? David Whyte brings jointly quite a lot of top commentators and campaigners, delivering a sequence of troubling solutions. Unflinchingly dealing with the corruption in British public lifestyles, they express that it truly is now not tenable to imagine that corruption is whatever that occurs in other places; corrupt practices are printed throughout a variety of honored associations, from neighborhood executive to special company. those robust, punchy essays goal to polish a gentle at the corruption essentially embedded in united kingdom politics, police and finance.

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Download E-books The Celts: Prehistory to Present Day PDF

By John Davies

Who have been the Celts, and the place did they arrive from? This new account of a such a lot appealing culture--the reputable better half to a big overseas television show-delves into their origins, following their routine into the generally approved Celtic lands of Scotland, Wales, eire, Cornwall, the Isle of guy, Brittany, and Galicia. each one interesting bankruptcy, illustrated with colour images and maps, relies upon one application within the six-part sequence. From prehistoric Europe to near-obliteration to the sunrise of a brand new self-assertion, a centuries-long tale unfolds: the Celtic heyday with its bards and druids; the defeats by way of the Roman forces; the adoption of Christianity and the unique nature of the Celtic church; and the fashionable period of emigration, which unfold Celtic language, artwork, and song through the world.

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Download E-books Once Upon a Time: Behind the Fairy Tale of Princess Grace and Prince Rainier PDF

By J. Randy Taraborrelli

Grace Kelly used to be swept away while the good-looking Prince Rainier, a guy she slightly knew, requested for her hand in marriage. After a sequence of relationships with married co-stars, she used to be exhausted through the show-business way of life. If she married Rainier, she will be greater than only a celebrity, she will be Her Serene RoyalHighness Princess Grace. as soon as within the palace, even if, Grace discovered herself trapped in a fairy story of her personal making. compelled to make sacrifices that minimize deeply into the middle of who she used to be as a lady, she may then quit her wishes and objectives for her wife and her little ones. Grace and Rainier could have been royalty, yet they have been additionally husband and spouse, and parents-and, as such, simply as susceptible to the conflicts which can contaminate any loved ones. Drawing upon 1000's of specific interviews with friends and family, ONCEUPONATIME portrays its matters with ardour and sympathy, revealing Grace, Rainier,Caroline,Albert, and Stephanie in methods either startling and compelling.

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Download E-books Rejoice! Rejoice!: Britain in the 1980s PDF

By Alwyn W. Turner

While Margaret Thatcher turned top minister in 1979 she promised to carry concord the place as soon as there have been discord. yet Britain entered the Nineteen Eighties bitterly divided over its destiny. At stake have been the souls of the good inhabitants increase of the Nineteen Sixties. may they purchase into the free-market, patriotic time table of Thatcherism? Or the anti-racist, anti-sexist liberalism of the recent left? From the miners' strike, the Falklands battle and the spectre of AIDS, to certain, Minister, championship snooker and Boy George, have fun! celebrate! steps again in time to relive the last decade whilst the Iron woman sought to remake Britain. What it discovers is a completely international state.

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Download E-books India Remembered: A Personal Account of the Mountbattens During the Transfer of Power PDF

By Pamela Mountbatten

In March 1947 Lord Louis Mountbatten turned the final Viceroy of India, with the mandate at hand over 'the jewel within the crown' of the British Empire inside of 12 months. Mountbatten labored with Nehru, Gandhi and the chief of the Muslim League, Jinnah, to plot a plan for partitioning the empire into self reliant sovereign states, India and Pakistan, on August 15, 1947 and he remained as period in-between Governor-General of India till June 1948. in this time Lord Mountbattens daughter and Indias mom, Pamela, used to be together with her mom and dad and stored a diary recounting this outstanding story of heritage. The diaries contain their journeys to stick in Calcutta, Bombay, Madras, Orissa and Assam, and the unique palaces of Indian rulers. 'India Remembered' is a scrapbook of personal kinfolk pictures taken in this historic interval (Edwina Mountbatten strolling arm in arm with Nehru via a courtyard, or Gandhi taking tea for the 1st time at Viceroys House). contains many anecdotes from Pamela Mountbattens diaries similar to recollections of getting to go away 10 mins ahead of dinner was once truly introduced because the stroll from the bed room to the eating corridor used to be to date (if operating particularly overdue, using a bicycle in the course of the corridors to make time). contains photos evoking the ambience of the Mountbattens favorite retreat, that of Viceregal resort in Simla.

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Download E-books The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses and the Rise of The Tudors PDF

By Dan Jones

The 15th century skilled the longest and bloodiest sequence of civil wars in British background. The crown of britain replaced arms violently seven instances because the nice households of britain fought to the loss of life for strength, majesty and the proper to rule. Dan Jones completes his epic background of medieval England with a brand new booklet concerning the Wars of the Roses - and describes how the Plantagenets tore themselves aside and have been eventually changed through the Tudors. With brilliant descriptions of the conflict of Towton, the place 28,000 males died in one morning, to Bosworth, the place the final Plantagenet king was once hacked down, this is often the true tale in the back of Shakespeare's recognized historical past performs.

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Download E-books Ireland and the British Empire (Oxford History of the British Empire Companion Series) PDF

This is often the 1st accomplished historical past of eire and the British Empire. It examines the several levels of Ireland's colonial prestige from the 17th century till the current, besides the impression of Irish humans, politics, and nationalism at the Empire at huge. the result's a brand new interpretation of Irish background and its position within the upward thrust, growth, and decline of the British Empire.

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Download E-books Bond Men Made Free: Medieval Peasant Movements and the English Rising of 1381 PDF

Rodney Hilton's account of the Peasant's rebellion of 1381 continues to be the vintage authoritative textual content at the 'English Rising'.

Hilton perspectives the rebel within the context of a genral eu trend of sophistication clash. He demonstrates that the peasant routine that disturbed the center a long time weren't mere unrelated outbreaks of violence yet had their roots in universal financial and political stipulations and in a habitual clash of curiosity among peasants and landowners.

Now with a brand new advent by means of Christopher Dyer, this survey continues to be a number one resource for college kids of medieval English peasantry.

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Download E-books Beaten But Not Defeated: Siegfried Moos - A German anti-Nazi who settled in Britain PDF

By Merilyn Moos

Siegi Moos, an anti-Nazi and lively member of the German Communist get together, escaped Germany in 1933 and, exiled in Britain, sought one other path to the transformation of capitalism. This biography charts Siegi’s lifestyles, beginning in Germany whilst he witnessed the Bavarian uprisings of 1918/19 and relocating to the later upward push of the extraordinary correct. We keep on with his development in Berlin as a dedicated Communist and an energetic anti-Nazi within the well-organised pink entrance, earlier than a lot of the German Communist celebration (KPD) took the Nazis heavily, and his deep involvement within the unfastened Thinkers and in agit-prop theatre. The e-book additionally describes Siegi’s lifestyles as an exile: the lack of relations, comrades, his first language and finally his prior political opinions. opposed to a heritage of the loneliness of exile, the political and the private grew to become indissolubly intertwined whilst Siegi’s spouse, Lotte, had a courting with an Irish/Soviet undercover agent. finally, we glance into Siegi’s time as a examine employee on the prestigious Oxford Institute of facts at Oxford college from 1938, turning into an monetary consultant less than the Labour top Minister, Wilson, 1966-1970, and the way, eventually, after retirement, he lower back to writing.

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Download E-books Cocky: The Rise & Fall of Curtis Warren, Britain's Biggest Drug Baron PDF

By Tony Barnes

Curtis Warren is an underworld legend, the Liverpool scally who took the equipment of the road nook and increased them to an artwork shape. He solid direct hyperlinks with the the cocaine cartels of Columbia, the heroine godfathers of Turkey, the hashish cultivators of Marocco and the Ectasy brands of Holland and japanese Europe. His medicinal drugs went world wide, from the golf equipment of Manchester, Glasgow and Dublin to the golden shores of Sydney.

This acclaimed and best-selling biography uncovers his meteoric upward push from highway mugger to the richest and so much profitable British legal who has ver been stuck. It relates how the Liverpool mafia grew to become the UK's most advantageous drug importers; tells how Warren survived gang conflict and the way he corrupted top-level law enforcement officials; unveils the interior tale of the largest and such a lot profitable British legislations enforcement operation ever undertaken; and divulges the explosive contents of the covert wiretaps that introduced his international empire crashing down.

Thoroughly revised and up to date, COCKY is a surprising perception into equipped crime and an incredible research right into a modern overseas drug baron.

'Compelling' - The Observer.

Shortlisted for the Macallan Gold Dagger for Crime Non-fiction.

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