Monday, 8 June 2009

This Week's New Books!

Dunkirk: The Men They Left Behind, Sean Longden (Constable)
The untold story of the 68,111 men who did not make the return journey across the channel during the evacuation of Dunkirk in June 1940: the 51st Highland Division who continued to fight after the boats had sailed, the men who were left to their own devices to survive in occupied France and those who were captured and marched to PoW camps in Germany.



Hell’s Cartel, Diarmuid Jeffreys (Bloomsbury)
An account of the pact between the Third Reich and IG Farben, the cartel formed, in 1925, by six of Germany’s leading chemical companies to protect their business from increasing international competition, which reveals the story of the original military-industrial complex.



Richard III and the Death of Chivalry, David Hipshon (The History Press)
An account of the reign of Richard III, which challenges the traditional view that his defeat at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485 was due to a loss of support for him after his usurpation of the throne.



Blood in the Forum: The Struggle for the Roman Republic, Pamela Marin (Continuum)
The story of the last century of the Roman Republic, which considers the shifting alliances and betrayals that ultimately led to the assassination of Caesar and reveals the backdrop to the rise of Octavian Augustus.

3 comments:

Justin said...
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The Curious Monkey said...

Richard III and Blood in the Forum seem quite intriguing and may be a good read. Thanks!

History Today magazine said...

If you read any of them or have any other book suggestions, please feel free to leave a comment on the blog!

 
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