Tuesday, 1 June 2010

New June History Books

Forgotten Voices of Dunkirk, Joshua Levine (Ebury)
Drawing on material from the Imperial War Museum Sound Archive, an account of Operation Dynamo and the evacuation of Dunkirk in the words of both the rescuers and those rescued.

Hoboes: Bindlestiffs, Fruit Tramps and the Harvesting of the West, Mark Wyman (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
The story of the lives of hoboes, the transient harvest workers who worked in the Garden West, the vast expanse of territory which was developed following the expansion of the railroad across the American West in the 1870s.

Murder in the Metro, Gayle K. Brunelle and Annette Finley-Croswhite (Louisiana State University Press)
In 1936, the Italian immigrant and spy Laetitia Toureaux successfully infiltrated the French secret right-wing organisation known as the Cagoule, which sought to overthrow France’s Third Republic. In May 1937, she was found murdered in the Paris Metro. This account of Toureaux’s life and murder assesses her complex identity within the popular culture and turbulent politics of 1930s France.

American Insurgents, American Patriots, T.H. Breen (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) An account of the insurgency of ordinary Americans, who mobilised against British imperial authority two years before the Declaration of Independence, which places them at the heart of the fight for American independence and reveals a lesser known side to the story of American political origins.

You may purchase any of these books by following the links below.
Forgotten Voices of Dunkirk
Hoboes: Bindlestiffs, Fruit Tramps, and the Harvesting of the West
Murder in the Metro: Laetitia Toureaux and the Cagoule in 1930s France
American Insurgents, American Patriots: The Revolution of the People

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