Tuesday, 21 July 2009

New Wednesday Paperbacks!

Ancestors, Frank Ching (Ebury)
900 years of Chinese history, from the days of the ancient empire to its radical transformation today, based on the author’s family tree and told through a series of portraits of his ancestors.

The Comanche Empire, Pekka Hamalainen (Yale University Press)
A history of the Comanche Indians and the vast and powerful empire they built in the 18th and early 19th centuries, which challenges the idea of indigenous peoples as victims of European expansion and offers a new perspective on the colonisation of North America.

Medieval England, Edmund King (The History Press)
An account of the political and cultural development of English society, from the Norman Conquest to the end of the Wars of the Roses at the battle of Bosworth in 1485, centred on the lives of the successive monarchs of the epoch.

The Secret Life of Words: How English Became English, Henry Hitchings (John Murray)
An account of the history of the English language from the Norman Conquest to the present day, which reveals how words witness history and reflect social change.

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