Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Latest releases in paperback

Morris Minor, Martin Wainwright (Aurum)
To mark the 60th anniversary of the Morris Minor, designed by Sir Alec Issigonis in 1948, a history of Britain’s first mass-appeal car.

Mother of God: A History of the Virgin Mary, Miri Rubin (Penguin)
A study of how Mary’s status has evolved as Christianity established itself as a global faith over the centuries from virtual unknown to virginal icon and ultimately God-like figure – in religious writings, art and architecture and at vast public festivals.

Hitler, Ian Kershaw (Penguin)
A single edition paperback of the author’s two-part biography of Hitler first published in 1998, which traces the story of how an art student from an obscure corner of Austria rose to unparalleled power and destroyed the lives of millions.

Roman Britain, Guy de la Bedoyère (Thames & Hudson)
Featuring nearly 300 illustrations and aerial views of Roman sites, this account of Roman Britain sets the Roman conquest and occupation within the larger context of Romano-British society and how it functioned.

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