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Friends, Romans, citizens of the world - do you want to take a
fast-paced trip through time? All of human history is here, from
hunter-gatherers in the Ice Age to technological innovators in
modern times. With bitesize narrative accounts, lively
illustrations, timelines, maps and links to specially selected
websites to bring history alive.
The story of D-Day - the Normandy beach landings which saw the
start of the Allies' major offensive against German forces -
specially written for young readers. Includes photographs, maps and
full-colour illustrations, as well as internet links to recommended
websites for further information through Usborne Quicklinks. The
Usborne Reading Programme is a collection of over 250 reading
books, developed with reading experts and graded in seven levels.
When Jim Hawkins sets sail, searching for buried treasure and
adventure, he finds himself caught up in a deadly mutiny where he
must outwit the cunning pirate Long John Silver in order to stay
A fascinating introduction to the British involvement in the First
World War. Covering some of the most important aspects of the War,
including the life in the trenches, the Battle of the Somme, the
home front and the invention of tanks. Illustrated with a wide
variety of different pictures including contemporary photographs,
posters and cartoons. Features maps, and quotes from major figures
and popular songs.
In a move that amazed the world, the Allied nations shipped an army across the English Channel and stormed into Nazi-occupied Europe. Millions of people were caught up in the struggle for the Normandy beaches, but victory or defeat came down to the bravery of individuals. From tank commanders to paratroopers, commando raiders to French Resistance fighters, they all have D-day stories to tell.
Many people will find it hard to believe that deep within key
aspects of the Law of England and Wales there lie significant
defectsa -a such is the extent to which our laws and justice system
have been routinely described as 'the best in the world'. This new
analysis by reform group Modernising Justice demonstrates just how
wrong this view is in relation to one of the most serious all
crimes. Murder remains a common law offence based on an ancient and
somewhat vague definition and beset with an approach to punishment
still steeped in the fallout from the abolition of the death
penalty. The authors demonstrate just why change is needed. Their
arguments are set out concisely and with a directness not often
found in legal debates. Their ongoing correspondence with
successive Ministers of Justice is reproduced to demonstrate how
cautiously the Executive tends to move in an arena where law and
order policies can be judged (and elections won or lost) by popular
responses to this particular crime.
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