Alison Bashford. Global Population: History, Geopolitics, and Life on Earth. New York: Columbia University Press, 2014. This was launched at the Australian Historical Association conference this week and looked like fun -- an intellectual history of eugenics, birth control, food supply and, of course, world population, from the 1920s to the 1960s -- so I bought it.

Lara Feigel. The Love-Charm of Bombs: Restless Lives in the Second World War. London: Bloomsbury, 2014. I heard Feigel speak at Exeter a few years back. Here she has written something of a collective emotional biography of five key writers in Britain during the Second World War (Bowen, Greene, Macaulay, Spiel and Green). Inevitably the Blitz (and the V-weapons) bulk large, but it's not just about that.

Margaret MacMillan. The War that Ended Peace: How Europe Abandoned Peace for the First World War. London: Profile Books, 2014. There's a centenary on...

Sean McMeekin. July 1914: Countdown to War. London: Icon Books, 2013. ... in case you hadn't noticed.

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4 thoughts on “Acquisitions

  1. Erik Lund

    Wait? Something happened in 1914?

    Still haven't got a copy of your book through Amazon, Brett. They also keep promising to deliver Overy, so you're in good company, although I did manage to find a copy of it at a local store.

    Thanks for the tip on Bashford, by the way. I find that I have an itch I want to scratch.

  2. Post author

    Yes, I think you would probably like Bashford's book. Not sure what's happening with my book -- I actually haven't heard of anyone getting their hands on a copy yet (other than me). Probably for the best, really.

  3. I ordered mine from the publisher (you know where your cash goes to those who actually produced the thing!) and it arrived just after pub date, as it should've. Got a discount, too. Definitely for early ordering, possibly from getting it from them.

    Any savings you get from A***** include free savaging to your book industry and your local (or non multi-national / offshore profits) bookshop/stores. NOT a good place to shop.

    So now you know who your loyalist fan is, Brett!

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