2017 Winter Catalog - Page 9

History Farewell to the Horse Ulrich Raulff The Husband Hunters Anne de Courcy The Secret Code-Breakers of Central Bureau David Dufty HB $55.00 The relationship between horses and humans is an ancient, profound and complex one. For millennia horses provided the strength and speed that humans lacked. How we travelled, farmed and fought was dictated by the needs of this extraordinary animal. And then in the 20th century the horses that shared our existence almost vanished. Farewell to the Horse is an engaging and moving discussion of what horses once meant to us. PB $32.99 Towards the end of the nineteenth century and early in the twentieth, a strange invasion took place in Britain. From 1874 to 1905, dozens of young American heiresses married into the British peerage, bringing with them all the wealth, glamour and sophistication of the Gilded Age. Drawing on diaries, memoirs and letters, this richly entertaining group biography reveals what these women thought of their new lives in England—and what England thought of them. PB $49.99 The Code-Breakers of Central Bureau tells the story of Australia's significant code-breaking and signals- intelligence achievements during the Second World War. It reveals how Australians built a sophisticated intelligence network from scratch, how Australian code-breakers cracked Japanese codes, and how the code- breakers played a vital role in the battles of Midway, Milne Bay, the Coral Sea, Hollandia and Leyte. Nobody Leaves Ryszard Kapuscinski Mischka's War Sheila Fitzpatrick Three Stones Make a Wall Eric H. Cline PB $29.99 When Ryszard Kapuscinski was a young journalist in the early 1960s, he was sent to the farthest reaches of his native Poland between foreign assignments. The resulting pieces in this new collection, nearly all of which are translated into English for the first time, reveal a place just as strange as the distant lands he visited. From forgotten villages to collective farms, Kapuscinski explores a Poland that is on the edge of modernity. PB $34.99 In Mischka's War, historian Sheila Fitzpatrick tackles a personal story— that of her late husband Mischka living in occupied Germany in the 1940s and his later experience as a refugee. Following Mischka's story from leaving Latvia to studying in Germany, from narrowly escaping the fire-bombing of Dresden to reuniting with his resourceful mother in Denmark, Fitzpatrick tells this remarkable story with the skills of a historian and the wry eye of a memoirist. HB $52.95 Three Stones Make a Wall traces the history of archaeology from an amateur pursuit to the cutting-edge science it is today by taking the reader on a tour of major archaeological sites and discoveries, from Pompeii to Petra and Troy to the Terracotta Warriors. From the pioneering digs of the eighteenth century to the new discoveries being made today, Three Stones Make a Wall is a lively and essential introduction to the story of archaeology.