Wednesday, 5 August 2009

New Paperbacks for August

Iwo Jima: World War II Veterans Remember the Greatest Battle of the Pacific, Larry Smith (Norton)
Based on 22 veterans’ accounts, a history of the battle of Iwo Jima in February 1945, which lasted 53 days and during which approximately 28,000 soldiers died.

Mavericks, Robert Harvey (Constable)
Based on twelve individual portraits, an insight into the minds and actions of military mavericks, such as Clive of India, George Washington, Horatio Nelson, and George Patton, who helped change the course of military history.

A History of Western Astrology Volume I, Nicholas Campion (Continuum)
A study of the origins and development of Western astrology from the first Palaeolithic lunar counters around 30,000BC to the 5th century, which explores the relationship between astrology and religion, magic and science, and its use in politics and the arts.

A History of Western Astrology Volume II, Nicholas Campion (Continuum)
This second volume examines the foundation of modern astrology in the medieval and Renaissance worlds, challenging the historical convention that astrology flourished only between the 12th and 17th centuries.

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