Monday, 15 March 2010

This week's new books

Unequal Britain: Equalities in Britain since 1945, ed. Pat Thane (Continuum)
Addressing topics such as race, religion, gender identity and disability, this book considers both how far Britain has come, since 1945, in recognising inequalities that were previously rarely discussed or challenged, and how far we still have to go.

Lenin’s Brother: The Origins of the October Revolution, Philip Pomper (Norton)
The story of Alexander Ulyanov, Lenin’s brother, who, in 1886, joined a small group of students at St. Petersburg University to plot the assassination of Tsar Alexander III, but was hanged following the failure of their mission.

Kennedy vs. Carter, Timothy Stanley (University Press of Kansas)
This reexamination of the primaries of the 1980 US presidential election contends that Edward Kennedy’s insurgent campaign was more popular than historians have presumed and was defeated primarily by historical accident rather than by its perceived radicalism.

Monuments of the Incas, John Hemming (Thames & Hudson)
A new edition of this photographic and narrative survey of the major sites of the Inca Empire, first published in 1982, which incorporates results from the latest archaeological excavations and discoveries about Inca masonry techniques.

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