Wednesday, 5 May 2010

New history books for May

Growing up in England, Anthony Fletcher (Yale University Press)
Drawing on personal testimony from contemporary diaries and letters of both parents and children, a study of the upbringing of English children in upper and professional class families in the period between 1600 and 1914.

Alamein, Iain Gale (HarperCollins)
In this historical novel, Iain Gale tells the story of the battle of El Alamein through nine characters, almost all based on real people, drawn from both sides of the conflict.

A History of Greece, Nicholas Doumanis (Palgrave Macmillan)
In this account of the fortunes and transformations of Greek culture and society from early antiquity to the present, Nicholas Doumanis argues that the resilience of Greek culture has a lot to do with its continual interaction with other cultures throughout the centuries.

The Journey of Anders Sparrman, Per Wastberg (Granta)
A novel based on the life of the Swedish naturalist Anders Sparrman, who in the second half of the 18th century became the last and youngest disciple of the scientist Carl Linnaeus, joined Captain Cook on his second voyage to Antarctica and Tahiti and made a pioneering journey on foot into the South African interior.

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