What history books have you bought recently? v.2

Oct 2013
173
North Dakota
#2
Thanks for the new thread, Avon!

I bought "Under the Cloud" by Richard L. Miller just recently and I'm almost done with it. A very easy and interesting chronicle about all the nuclear tests by the United States (and to much lesser extents, USSR, UK, China etc. Those are usually benchmark tests and not all inclusive descriptions.). If anyone is interested in the nuclear tests of the Cold War era, I recommend this one.

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Under-Cloud-Decades-Nuclear-Testing/dp/1881043053/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1394394415&sr=1-1&keywords=Under+the+Cloud"]Under the Cloud: The Decades of Nuclear Testing: Richard L. Miller: 9781881043058: Amazon.com: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41NWHNTYCXL.@@AMEPARAM@@41NWHNTYCXL[/ame]
 

Jinit

Ad Honorem
Jun 2012
5,274
India
#3
Not recently but in last few months I bought some excellent books on the Indian history. (particularly on the Ancient and late medieval Indian history)

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/History-Ancient-Early-Medieval-India/dp/813171120X"]A History of Ancient and Early Medieval India: From the Stone Age to the 12th Century: Upinder Singh: 9788131711200: Amazon.com: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ckv%2By%2BJYL.@@AMEPARAM@@51ckv%2By%2BJYL[/ame]


[ame="http://www.amazon.com/India-Archaeological-Palaeolithic-Beginnings-Foundations/dp/0198064128/ref=sr_1_sc_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1394394526&sr=1-1-spell&keywords=india+an+archeaologiccal+history"]India: An Archaeological History: Palaeolithic Beginnings to Early Historic Foundations: Dilip K. Chakrabarti: 9780198064121: Amazon.com: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5179liRMXyL.@@AMEPARAM@@5179liRMXyL[/ame]


[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Lost-River-Sarasvati-Michel-Danino/dp/0143068644/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1394394387&sr=1-1&keywords=the+lost+river"]Lost River: On The Trail of the Sarasvati: Michel Danino: 9780143068648: Amazon.com: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5140JU28TZL.@@AMEPARAM@@5140JU28TZL[/ame]


[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Political-History-Ancient-India-Extinction/dp/0195643763"]Political History of Ancient India: From the Accession of Parikshit to the Extinction of the Gupta Dynasty: the late Hemchandra Raychaudhuri, B. N. Mukherjee: 9780195643763: Amazon.com: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51vNg55ZygL.@@AMEPARAM@@51vNg55ZygL[/ame]


[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Social-Change-Debates-History-Society/dp/0195667115/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1394394199&sr=1-1&keywords=iron+and+social+changes+in+early+india"]Iron and Social Change in Early India (Debates in Indian History and Society): Bhairabi Prasad Sahu: 9780195667110: Amazon.com: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41DmERvAlxL.@@AMEPARAM@@41DmERvAlxL[/ame]


[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Changing-Gaze-Regions-Construction-Early/dp/0198089198/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1394394257&sr=1-1&keywords=changing+gaze+oxford"]Changing Gaze: Regions & the Construction of Early India: B.P. Sahu: 9780198089193: Amazon.com: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/419-Sptu2eL.@@AMEPARAM@@419-Sptu2eL[/ame]


[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Social-Formations-Early-South-India/dp/0198064322/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1394394130&sr=1-1&keywords=social+formation+in+early+south+india"]Social Formations of Early South India: Rajan Gurukkal: 9780198064329: Amazon.com: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/514eihVveCL.@@AMEPARAM@@514eihVveCL[/ame]


[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Ancient-Delhi-Upinder-Singh/dp/0195684052/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1394394007&sr=1-1&keywords=ancient+delhi"]Ancient Delhi: Upinder Singh: 9780195684056: Amazon.com: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51YV1nuNmjL.@@AMEPARAM@@51YV1nuNmjL[/ame]


[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Political-Structure-Early-Medieval-South/dp/8125046518/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1394394058&sr=1-1&keywords=the+political+structure+of+early+medieval+south+india"]The Political Structure of Early Medieval South India: Kesavan Veluthat: 9788125046516: Amazon.com: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51cyjyKhQPL.@@AMEPARAM@@51cyjyKhQPL[/ame]


[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Medieval-India-Researches-History-1200-1750/dp/0195646584/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1394394565&sr=1-1&keywords=medieval+india+1"]Medieval India 1: Researches in the History of India 1200-1750: Irfan Habib, Irfan Habib: 9780195646580: Amazon.com: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21RPcIVggSL.@@AMEPARAM@@21RPcIVggSL[/ame]


[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Forging-Region-Sultans-Pilgrims-1200-1500/dp/019806019X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1394394887&sr=8-1&keywords=forging+a+region"]Forging A Region: Sultans, Traders, and Pilgrims in Gujarat, 1200-1500 (Soas Studies on South Asia): Samira Sheikh: 9780198060192: Amazon.com: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Te%2BIjisEL.@@AMEPARAM@@51Te%2BIjisEL[/ame]


[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Akbar-His-India-Irfan-Habib/dp/0195646320/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1394394627&sr=1-1&keywords=akbar+and+his+india"]Akbar and His India: Irfan Habib: 9780195646320: Amazon.com: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/417Cdz5l-tL.@@AMEPARAM@@417Cdz5l-tL[/ame]


[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Agrarian-1556-1707-Edition-Perennials-Paperbacks/dp/0198077424/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1394394672&sr=8-1&keywords=the+agrarian+system+of+mughal+india"]The Agrarian System of Mughal India 1556-1707 (Third Edition) (Oxford India Perennials Series) (Oxford India Paperbacks): Irfan Habib: 9780198077428: Amazon.com: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5181EzVSgwL.@@AMEPARAM@@5181EzVSgwL[/ame]


[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Crisis-Empire-Mughal-North-India/dp/B003DXTUMU/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1394394924&sr=8-7&keywords=crisis+in+mughal+empire"]The Crisis of Empire in Mughal North India: Muzaffar Alam: Amazon.com: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31Nib8jM4KL.@@AMEPARAM@@31Nib8jM4KL[/ame]
 
Jan 2014
1,694
Portugal
#4
Nov 2010
6,218
Indiana
#5
Thanks for the new thread, Avon!

I bought "Under the Cloud" by Richard L. Miller just recently and I'm almost done with it. A very easy and interesting chronicle about all the nuclear tests by the United States (and to much lesser extents, USSR, UK, China etc. Those are usually benchmark tests and not all inclusive descriptions.). If anyone is interested in the nuclear tests of the Cold War era, I recommend this one.

Under the Cloud: The Decades of Nuclear Testing: Richard L. Miller: 9781881043058: Amazon.com: Books
Does the book mention the lower SAT test scores because of the atmospheric nuclear testing?
 

R5 plus

Ad Honorem
Apr 2013
3,779
Home of Ringing Rocks
#6
It's my birthday this month, so I bought some books and told hubby that they were part of his gift to me (he'd already bought a movie):lol:. I bet there's a lot of you who wish shopping for your wife could be so easy :D.

So, I bought 1776 after reading the back and forth between Vintersorg and USMC6531 on the previous thread.


And a book by Sam Willis and another by N.A.M. Rodger on Mangekyou's recommendations. They might be different titles, but he recommended these two authors highly for Royal Navy/18th century sailing topics.


 
Aug 2010
10,445
Wales
#7
[ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0140447199/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1"]The Classic of Mountains and Seas Penguin Classics: Amazon.co.uk: Anne Birrell: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51wNPJM6xPL.@@AMEPARAM@@51wNPJM6xPL[/ame]

[ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0140447407/ref=oh_details_o04_s00_i01?ie=UTF8&psc=1"]Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio Penguin Classics: Amazon.co.uk: Pu Songling, John Minford: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/510uj1JuDlL.@@AMEPARAM@@510uj1JuDlL[/ame]

[ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0141192100/ref=oh_details_o04_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1"]Essays in Idleness: and Hojoki Penguin Press Translated Texts: Amazon.co.uk: none Kenko, Kamo no Chomei, Meredith McKinney: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/512AqVHTJkL.@@AMEPARAM@@512AqVHTJkL[/ame]

[ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/184176146X/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1"]English Medieval Knight 1400-1500 (Warrior): Amazon.co.uk: Christopher Gravett, Graham Turner: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51IJBGCS3VL.@@AMEPARAM@@51IJBGCS3VL[/ame]
 
Jan 2014
1,694
Portugal
#8
Can somebody give me a feedback on this book:
[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Revolutions-Civilizations-Modernity-International-Anthropology/dp/9004148124"]The Great Revolutions and the Civilizations of Modernity (International Studies in Sociology and Social Anthropology): S. N. Eisenstadt: 9789004148123: Amazon.com: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51hPe6qXc3L.@@AMEPARAM@@51hPe6qXc3L[/ame]

*sorry for the posting about this book again but there were no answers.
 

Kirialax

Ad Honorem
Dec 2009
4,711
Blachernai
#9
I figure it's never going to get any cheaper:

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Origins-European-Economy-Communications-Commerce/dp/0521661021/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1394591805&sr=8-1&keywords=michael+mccormick"]Origins of the European Economy: Communications and Commerce AD 300 - 900: Michael McCormick: 9780521661027: Amazon.com: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31PGpQjBBCL.@@AMEPARAM@@31PGpQjBBCL[/ame]
 

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