Monday, 11 May 2009

This week's new books!

Bigfoot: The Life and Tines of a Legend, Joshua Blu Buhs (University of Chicago Press)
A cultural history of Bigfoot, America’s premier homegrown monster, which explores the myths, mysteries and pseudoscience surrounding the creature, from the nineteenth century, to the late 1950s when Bigfoot emerged as a modern media marvel, to the 21st century.

British Imperialism in Cyprus, 1878-1915, Andrekos Varnava (Manchester University Press)
An account of the early British period in Cyprus, which challenges the view that British imperial policy was based primarily or exclusively on strategic-military considerations and explores the tensions underlying British imperialism in Cyprus.

Redcoats Against Napoleon, Carole Divall (Pen & Sword)
From the Siege of Toulon in 1793 to the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, the story of the 30th Regiment of the Line, one of the ignored hitherto groups of fighting men that participated in the military struggle against the French Armies of the Revolution and Napoleon, which provides an insight into the life of ordinary British soldiers two centuries ago.

Evelyn Sharp, Rebel Woman, 1869-1955, Angela V. John (Manchester University Press)
The first biography of the writer, journalist and leading suffragette, Evelyn Sharp, which also considers the shifting opportunities faced by Victorian women who survived into the mid-twentieth century.

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