Wednesday, 17 February 2010

New Wednesday Paperbacks

« Go Down, Old Hannah », Naomi Mitchell Carrier (University of Texas Press)
A collection of fifteen living history plays originally commissioned by museums and historic sites in Texas, which cover subjects such as slave celebrations, the Civil War, emancipation and Reconstruction and provide an insight into over one hundred years of African American history in Texas.

The making of German democracy, Armin Grünbacher (Manchester University Press)
This first English-language source reader features over 160 commented sources, including official Allied and German documents, parliamentary debates, newspaper articles and diaries, which describe the political, social and economic developments that transformed West Germany into an ally of the West and a driving force of European integration in the aftermath of the Second World War.

Bader’s War, S. P. Mackenzie (The History Press)

A biography of Douglas Bader, who remains one of Britain’s most famous fighter pilots, based on new memoirs, interviews and documents that have only recently become available.

Florence Nightingale at First Hand, Lynn MacDonald (Continuum)
Published to commemorate the centenary of Nightingale’s death, this study of Florence Nightingale based on her writing presents her as an author of great style and wit, a systems thinker and pioneering public health reformer, as well as a nurse and heroine during the Crimean War.

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