Wednesday, 17 March 2010

New Wednesday Paperbacks

Catherine the Great, Simon Dixon (Profile Books)
Dixon’s biography of Catherine II of Russia (1728-1796) was shortlisted for the 2009 Longman-History Today Book of the Year Award.

Approaching Chaos, Lucy Wyatt (O Books)
This study explores the origins of civilisation, including the origins of farming and urbanisation, the use of metaphysics, ultrasound and alchemy in ancient Egypt and the rise of Monotheistic religion and Christianity, highlighting what we can learn from the ancient past to help us reverse the economic, ecological and spiritual meltdown of the 21st century.

Maxime Weygand, Barnett Singer (McFarland & Company)
A biography of Maxime Weygand (1867-1965), who served as chief aid to Marshal Foch during the armistice proceedings and at the Peace Conference after the First World War and was commander in chief of the French army during the Second World War, which draws on French archival sources, oral testimony and Weygand’s private papers.

Defying Empire, Thomas M. Truxes (Yale University Press)
An account of illicit trading by New York City merchants, some of whom became America’s Founding Fathers, during the Seven Years’ War, also known as the French and Indian War (1754-63).

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