William Woodruff's books and papers are deposited in the Woodruff Collection in the Library of the University of Central Lancashire at Preston, Lancashire, England.
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Books by William Woodruff


2. THE VICTORIA HISTORY OF THE COUNTIES OF ENGLAND, A HISTORY OF THE COUNTY OF WILTSHIRE, vol. 4, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1959 (with others).

3. IMPACT OF WESTERN MAN, A STUDY OF EUROPE'S ROLE IN THE WORLD ECONOMY 1750-1960, London: Macmillan and Company Ltd, 1966; New York: St. Martin's Press Inc., 1966; Washington D.C.: University Press of America, (updated to 1980), 1982.

4. MODERNIZATION AND INDUSTRIALIZATION: Festschrift for Y. Komatsu, Tokyo: Ichijo Shoten, 1968 (with others).

5. VESSEL OF SADNESS, Gainesville: Kallman Publishing Co., 1969; London: Chatto and Windus, 1970; Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1978; London: Dent and Sons, 1985; New York: Harper, 1987; Houten: Uitgeverij Kadmos (Dutch translation), 1987; Hamburg: Rowohlt Taschenbuch Verlag (German translation), 1988; Washington D.C.: Brassey's Inc., 1996; London: Abacus, 2004; Tokyo, Harashobo (Japanese translation), 2005.

6. THE MOVEMENT TOWARD LATIN AMERICAN UNITY, New York: Praeger, 1969 (with others).

7. LATIN AMERICA AND THE UNITED STATES IN THE 1970'S, Itasca, Illinois: Peacock, 1971 (with others).

8. THE EMERGENCE OF AN INTERNATIONAL ECONOMY 1700-1914, Vol 4, Section 11, FONTANA ECONOMIC HISTORY OF EUROPE, London: Collins, 1971; Tokyo: Otori Shoba, (Japanese translation), 1973; Stuttgart: Fischer Verlag, (German translation), 1977; Genoa: Editrice Torinese, (Italian translation), 1987; Barcelona: Ariel, (Spanish translation), 1989.

9. AMERICA'S IMPACT ON THE WORLD: A STUDY OF THE ROLE OF THE UNITED STATES IN THE WORLD ECONOMY, 1750-1970, London: Macmillan Press Ltd., 1975; New York: John Wiley, 1976.

10. ECONOMIC GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT (edited by Professor L. Houmanidis), Athens: Papazissis Publishers, 1978 (with others).

11. READINGS IN ECONOMIC HISTORY AND THE HISTORY OF ECONOMIC THEORIES, Athens: Papazissis Publishers, 1978 (with others).

12. THE IMPACT OF INFLATION ON ACCOUNTING: A GLOBAL VIEW (edited by Professor V. Zimmerman), Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1979 (with others).

13. THE STRUGGLE FOR WORLD POWER, 1500-1980, London: Macmillan Press Ltd., 1981; New York: St. Martin's Press Inc., 1981; London: Macmillan Press Ltd., 1986.

14. PARADISE GALORE , London: Dent and Sons, 1985; Weinheim: Beltz & Gelberg, (German translation), 1985; Tokyo: Shinjusha, (Japanese translation), 1990.

15. THE CHANGING INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL MARKETS AND THEIR IMPACT ON ACCOUNTING (edited by Professor V. Zimmerman), Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1988 (with others).

16. A CONCISE HISTORY OF THE MODERN WORLD: 1500 TO THE PRESENT, Tokyo: TBS Britannica, (Japanese translation) 1990; London: Macmillan Press Ltd., 1991; New York: St. Martin's Press, 1991; New York: St. Martin's Press, 1993; revised and enlarged, London: Macmillan Press Ltd., 1998; London: Palgrave/​Macmillan, 4th edition, 2002; Kyoto: Minervashobo (new Japanese translation of the 4th edition) 2004; London, Abacus/​Time Warner, revised and updated 5th edition, 2005.

17. BILLY BOY - THE STORY OF A LANCASHIRE WEAVER'S SON, Halifax: Ryburn Publishing Ltd, 1993; Kyoto: Minervashobo, (Japanese translation) 1994.

18. BILLY BOY II - DOWN THE ROAD, Kyoto: Minervashobo, (Japanese translation), 1997.

19. FROM GLOBALISM TO REGIONALISM (edited by Patrick Cronin), Washington D.C.: National Defence University Press, 1993 (with others).

20. COLLECTED ESSAYS, William Woodruff; Tokyo, (Japanese translation), 1995.

21. VOM RECHTEN MASS DER DINGE: Festschrift für Harald Witthöft, St. Katharinen: Scripta Mercaturae Verlag, 1996 (with others).

22. THE ROAD TO NAB END, London: Eland, 2000; Chicago: I.R. Dee, New Amsterdam Press, 2001; London: Abacus, 2002. (This is a revised edition of Billy Boy)

23. BEYOND NAB END, London: Abacus, 2003.

24.SHADOWS OF GLORY, London: Abacus, 2003.

Major Books

This wide-ranging analysis offers meaning rather than minutiae.
A fabulous portrait of working class life of the period - widely praised and reviewed.
The sequel to the No. 1 bestselling The Road to Nab End
"One of the most sensitive and moving books of the war, both authentic and poetic" A.L.Rowse, Times Literary Supplement
A wonderful, strongly autobiographical war novel: engaging, evocative and grippingly readable.
A whimsical quest for a Happy Land.

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