Wednesday, 15 July 2009

More Wednesday Paperbacks!

The Atlantic World, Thomas Benjamin (Cambridge University Press)
A history of the cross cultural-encounters between Europe, Africa and the Americas from 1400 to 1900, when the Atlantic Ocean served as a major transport route leading to the creation of new peoples, cultures, economies and ideas throughout the Atlantic arena.

Kaiser Wilhelm II: A Life in Power, Christopher Clark (Penguin)
A biography of Kaiser Wilhelm II, which focuses on how his thirty-year reign from 1888 to 1918 affected Germany, and the rest of Europe, for many years to come.

Paris 1961: Algerians, State Terror, and Memory, Jim House and Neil MacMaster (Oxford University Press)
An investigation of the massacre of Algerian demonstrators by the Paris police on the night of October 17th 1961, an event that was expunged from public visibility in France and remains one of the most contested events in contemporary French history.

Pompeii: The Life of a Roman Town, Mary Beard (Profile)
A portrait of the ancient town of Pompeii, its life and its continuing rediscovery, which questions many myths surrounding the history of the town, from the very date of the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD, to the hygiene of the baths and the legendary number of brothels.

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