Monday, 18 January 2010

This week's new books

Deadly Communion, Frank Tallis (Random House)
Set in Imperial Vienna, the story of Detective Inspector Oskar Rheinhardt and psychoanalyst Dr Max Liebermann’s attempts to understand the behaviour of a ‘lust murderer’.

Regency Cheshire, Sue Wilkes (Robert Hale)
This portrait of Cheshire society at the beginning of the 19th century explores the scandals and pastimes of the elite families of the county, as well as the living conditions of farmers and factory workers. It charts the changes in the surrounding landscape with the development of the county’s transport system and considers how reform and revolution threatened the stability of the old social order.

The Warsaw Ghetto: A Guide to the Perished City, Barbara Engelking and Jacek Leociak (Yale University Press)
This history of the Warsaw Ghetto, published for the first time in English, charts the ghetto’s evolution, detailing the daily experience of its thousands of inhabitants from its creation in 1941 to its liquidation following the uprising of 1943. It explores a range of topics from food supplies to education and religious activities to the structure of the Judenrat.

A Companion to American Military History, ed. James C. Bradford (Wiley-Blackwell)
Featuring over 60 scholarly essays, an analysis of the historiography of United States military events and experiences that have helped shape the character and culture of American society, from the colonial era to the present.

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