Wednesday, 10 March 2010

New Wednesday Paperbacks

The Serbs: History, Myth and the Destruction of Yugoslavia, Tim Judah (Yale University Press)
This third edition of Tim Judah’s account, first published in 1997, is updated to cover the overthrow of Milosevic, the assassination of Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Djindic, the proclamation of independence by Kosovo and the arrest of Radovan Karadzic.

Tales of War, W.B. Marsh and Bruce Carrick (Icon Books)
Part of the 365 series, Tales of War, is a collection of stories of history’s great battles, which spans 3,500 years and covers almost fifty different wars from the ancient Egyptians to the 20th century, featuring a story for every day of the year.

The Settler’s Cookbook, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown (Portobello Books)
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown’s forebears left India in the 19th century to settle in Uganda, but then moved to the UK, in 1972, following the expulsion of Asians by Idi Amin. In The Settler’s Cookbook her family story of displacement and repeated relocation is brought to life through a description of the food they cooked.

European Warfare, 1350-1750, ed. Frank Tallett and D.J.B. Trim (Cambridge University Press)
This collection of essays provides an overview of land and sea warfare across Europe from 1350 to 1750, a period of momentous political, religious, technological, intellectual and military change.

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