Wednesday, 19 August 2009

New Wednesday Paperbacks

Imperial Island: A History of Britain and Its Empire, 1660-1837, Paul Kleber Monod (Wiley-Blackwell)
An account of Britain’s imperial path from the Stuart Restoration of 1660 to its emergence in the 19th century as a dominant global superpower, which addresses international political events as well as England and Scotland’s political, social and economic history.

Reminiscences of Manchester, Louis M Hayes (Empire Publications)
A new edition of the author’s memoirs of Manchester life, first published in 1905, which record the city’s formative years and transformation between 1840 and 1905, from an industrial new town to an international trading centre.

Escape from Germany: True stories of POW escapes in WW2, ed. Graham Pitchfork (The National Archives)
Published to mark the 65th anniversary of the Great Escape from Stalag Luft III in 1944, a series of first-hand accounts of the greatest PoW escapes of the Second World War based on unique records held at the National Archives.

The Making of Bronze Age Eurasia, Philip L. Kohl (Cambridge University Press)
Based on the study of archaeological records, this overview of Bronze Age societies of Western Eurasia outlines the long term processes and patterns of interaction that link these groups together in a shared historical trajectory of development.

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