Wednesday, 7 October 2009

New Wednesday Paperbacks

A History of Thailand, Chris Baker and Pasuk Phongpaichit (Cambridge University Press)
This second edition draws on new Thai-language research and includes a new section on the 2006 coup and the restoration of an elected government in 2008.

Mao Zedong, Delia Davin (The History Press)
A biography of Mao Zedong, first chairman of the People’s Republic of China, one of the founders of the Chinese Communist Party and the architect of the Cultural Revolution.

The Raven King, Marcus Tanner (Yale University Press)
The first book in English to tell the story of Matthias Corvinus of Hungary (1443-90), known as the Raven King, and of the fate of his fabled 2000-volume library, which was Europe’s largest collection of secular books.

Forgotten Voices of the Somme, Joshua Levine (Ebury Press)
Drawing on material from the Imperial War Museum Sound Archive, this oral history of the Battle of the Somme features contributions from soldiers on both sides and of differing backgrounds, ranks and roles, many of them previously unpublished.

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