Monday, 14 June 2010

New history books: June 14th

Dragon Rampant, Donald E. Graves (Frontline Books)
Told largely in the words of the men of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, the women who marched with them and those who fought alongside them, the story of this fighting unit during the wars with France, 1793-1815.

Travels in the Reich, 1933-45, ed. Oliver Lubrich (University of Chicago Press)
An portrait of daily life in Germany under Hitler based on the accounts of writers and public figures, such as Virginia Woolf, Isak Dinesen, Samuel Beckett, Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus, who visited Germany in the years 1933-45.

The Civil Rights Movement, William T. Martin Riches (Palgrave Macmillan)
The third edition of Riches' introduction to the Civil Rights movement, which analyses how African Americans developed a mass movement after the Second World War and overthrew state-enforced racial segregation despite resistance from whites.

Colonialism and Postcolonial Development, James Mahoney (Cambridge University Press)
A comparative historical analysis of Spanish America which offers a new theory of colonialism and postcolonial development: differences in the extent of colonialism are best explained by the potentially evolving fit between the institutions of the colonising nation and those of the colonised society.

You may purchase any of the above books by clicking on the following links:

Dragon Rampant: The Royal Welch Fusiliers at War
Travels in the Reich, 1933-1945: Foreign Authors Report from Germany
The Civil Rights Movement: Struggle and Resistance (Studies in Contemporary History)
Colonialism and Postcolonial Development: Spanish America in Comparative Perspective (Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics)

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