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New Books: An Eclectic Selection

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

These works can be found on our New Book shelf in Bailey/Howe, an ever-rotating sampling of things we’re adding to our collection. You can also review all our newest books online, and subscribe via RSS to receive alerts about acquisitions, by discipline.

SPIN ME RIGHT ROUND

Round about the Earth: Circumnavigation from Magellan to Orbit, by Joyce E. Chaplin

In this first full history of around-the-world travel, Joyce E. Chaplin brilliantly tells the story of circumnavigation. Round About the Earth is a witty, erudite, and colorful account of the outrageous ambitions that have inspired men and women to circle the entire planet.

 

 

 

WAITING IS THE HARDEST PART

Waiting for the Barbarians : Essays from the Classics to Pop Culture, by Daniel Mendelsohn

In Waiting for the Barbarians, Mendelsohn brings together twenty-four of his recent essays—each one glinting with “verve and sparkle,” “acumen and passion”—on a wide range of subjects, from Avatar to the poems of Arthur Rimbaud.

 

 

 

 

 

HENRY VIII, I AM

Young Henry: The Rise of Henry VIII, by Robert Hutchinson

Immortalized as a domineering king, notorious philanderer, and the unlikely benefactor of a new church, Henry VIII became a legend during his own reign. Who, though, was the young royal who would grow up to become England’s most infamous ruler? Robert Hutchinson’s Young Henry examines Henry Tudor’s childhood beginnings and subsequent rise to power in the most intimate retelling of his early life to date.