Monday, 17 May 2010

May 17th: New History Books

When Money was in Fashion, June Fischer (Palgrave Macmillan)
This biography by Henry Goldman’s granddaughter traces his career with Goldman Sachs, a firm founded by Henry’s father Marcus and passed on to his brother-in-law Samuel Sachs, and charts the growth of Goldman Sachs from a small commercial paper company to the international banking business it is today.

Wilfred Thesiger in Africa, Alexander Maitland (Harper Press)
Published to coincide with the centenary of Wilfred Thesiger’s birth in Ethiopia in 1910, this collection of essays accompany around 200 of Thesiger’s photographs of the Africa he experienced as one of the last great gentleman adventurers and chart his lifetime of exploration throughout Africa as well as his achievements as a photographer.

The Mexican Wars for Independence, Timothy J. Henderson (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
The paperback edition of Henderson’s account of the Mexican Wars of Independence (1810-1821), a battle for social and political reform rather than mere political independence, which traces the major leaders and conflicts and explores the complicated meaning of independence for Mexico’s past and present.

Making Haste from Babylon, Nick Bunker (Random House)
An account of the Mayflower project, the Pilgrims’ journey across the Atlantic in 1620 and the first decade of the settlement which they built in New Plymouth, laying the foundations for Massachusetts, New England and a new nation.

To purchase any of the above books, click on the links below:
When Money Was In Fashion: Henry Goldman, Goldman Sachs, and the Founding of Wall Street
Wilfred Thesiger in Africa
The Mexican Wars for Independence
Making Haste from Babylon: The "Mayflower" Pilgrims and Their World - A New History

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