Monday, 21 June 2010

New history books: June 21st

Warlord, Carlo D’Este (Penguin)
This paperback version of D’Este’s biography of Winston Churchill traces Churchill’s life through his military adventures, from his days as a schoolboy to the young man captured in the Boer War, and from his 1915 Dardanelles campaign as first Lord of the Admiralty to his triumph in the Second World War.

The Most Powerful Idea in the World, William Rosen (Random House)
Focusing on the invention of the steam engine, this account charts the experiments and accomplishments of inventors that led to the Industrial Revolution, as they first came to own and profit from their ideas.

The Ninth: Beethoven and the World in 1824, Harvey Sachs (Faber & Faber)
This study of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony places the premiere of the composition, in 1824, in its historical context to explain how it was emblematic of the High Romantic period and represented a magisterial humanistic statement.

England’s Forgotten Past, Richard Tames (Thames & Hudson)
An exploration of the forgotten episodes and overlooked people of British history from the ancient Romans to the 20th century.

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

Warlord: The Fighting Life of Winston Churchill, from Soldier to Statesman
The Most Powerful Idea in the World: A Story of Steam, Industry and Invention: Water, Fire, and the Most Powerful Idea in the World
The Ninth: Beethoven and the World in 1824
England's Forgotten Past: The Unsung Heroes and Heroines, Valiant Kings, Great Battles and Other Generally Overlooked Episodes in Our Nation's Glorious History

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