These days it is a rare person who is not thinking of economizing (“Can we retrench?”) so naturally this last month I purchased more books…..
In case you are shaking your heads in dismay right now, I must say in my defense that my son took me to a book fair where I found about seven books in seven minutes. This after a long discussion with my husband about how we must watch our pennies (Retrench!). I saved lots of pennies! The books were dirt cheap!
Then there were others I simply HAD to have. A book on the battle of Badajoz, for example, which figures in my next book. And, of course, Todd mentioned reading a book about Dukes so I had to have that one, too.
The War of Wars: The Great European Conflict 1793-1815, by Robert Harvey $7.50
No Ordinary General: Lt. General Sir Henry Bunbury (1778-1860) The Best Soldier Historian, by Desmond Gregory $4.00
Though the Heavena May Fall: The Landmark Trial That Led to the End of Human Slavery by Steven M. Wise $6.00
Sir Robert Walpole’s Poet: The Use of Literature as Pro-Government Propaganda, 1721-1742, by Tone Sundt Urstad $5.00
National Geographic Traveler: Great Britain $6.50
The Other Books:
Chivalry & Command: 500 Years of Horse Guards, by Brian Harwood
Rites of Peace: The Fall of Napoleon and The Congress of Vienna, by Adam Zamoyski
Badajoz 1812: Wellington’s Bloodiest Siege, by Ian Fletcher
These I bought earlier this summer:
The Battle: A New History of Waterloo, by Alessandro Barbero (Translated by John Cullen)
1815: An End and A Beginning, by John Fisher
This was a gift:
Last but not least:
Get a load of the nice medieval cover…..
What ‘s the best book buy you’ve made lately?
AND EVERYONE IN THE USA, TOMORROW PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE GET OUT AND VOTE!!!!