Click here to go directly to the updated list with a selection of new releases scheduled for January 2017.
Which is your favourite new release of the month? Mine are
“Man of Iron: Thomas Telford and the Building of Britain” by Julian Glover and “The Late Lord: The Life of John Pitt – 2nd Earl of Chatham” by Jacqueline Reiter.
Man of Iron: Thomas Telford and the Building of Britain by Julian Glover
I am very found of the history of science (see my series The Origin of Now). Thus, the bio of Thomas Telford (1757 – 1834) is tailor-made for me. Thomas Telford invented the modern road. A stonemason turned architect turned engineer, he built churches, harbours, canals, docks and aqueducts. Almost everything he ever built remains in use today. The book drawns on contemporary accounts, and paints an original portrait of a man who was an engineer as well as a poet, highly sociable and charming, but also peculiarly private about his personal life.
The Late Lord: The Life of John Pitt – 2nd Earl of Chatham by Jacqueline Reiter
I confess I adore biographies of 18th-century persons. I will hardly be able to resist the new book by Jacquline Reiter, especially as her subject, John Pitt, smiles so charmingly from the cover. Ms. Reiter promisses to lift the veil and provide in-depth information about some of the most overlooked figures of early nineteenth century British history. I am looking foward to learn more about the familial, political, and military context of the life of Pitt the Younger’s elder brother.
Enjoy the new releases!
Anna M. Thane