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  • The Maisky Diaries by Ivan Maisky - Yale University Press
    right place at the right time All new accounts of the period will have to quote them in future intensely readable highly revelatory and well edited Andrew Roberts Evening Standard may turn out to be the most important contribution of 21st century historical scholarship to our understanding of the causes courses and consequences of the Second World War It will be read it will be metaphorically devoured by anyone remotely interested in understanding the history of humanity s darkest century S J D Green Standpoint Maisky s wonderful diary offers refreshing insights into the turbulent 1930s Sparkled amid his fascinating observations of momentous developments is some delightful gossip to which Maisky was addicted Maisky s painful reflections on the British character remind one of Samuel Pepys or Dr Johnson Gerard DeGroot The Times Maisky was clever cultured an exceptionally shrewd observer of Britain during his 11 years as ambassador in London from 1932 Maisky s diaries make a significant new contribution to the historiography of his time for which their editor deserves congratulations Max Hastings Sunday Times Gorodetsky s clear and precise commentary reminds us that Stalinist terror discouraged Soviet diplomats from writing too much especially from keeping a diary in the 1930s This makes Maisky s diaries on which Gorodetsky has worked for the last 15 years all the more precious in fact a unique document La Monde diplomatique This chronicle of his embassy before and during the Second World War abounds in interest It not only sheds fresh light on Anglo Soviet relations but also contains fascinating accounts of prominent British figures Gorodetsky deserves all credit for a masterly feat of original research and scholarly exposition Piers Brendon Literary Review With their dramatized accounts of British policies and society in the pre war world and later his diaries are a feast George Walden New Statesman Hitler s War produced some remarkable political diaries now essential evidence for historians To this select list we must now add the name of Maisky His vast diary is a fascinating and invaluable source on wartime relations between Moscow and London It s appearance in English is a triumph of meticulous scholarship and enlightened publishing Maisky s diary nearly cost him his life Now thanks to a skilled and sensitive editor it will earn him immortality David Reynolds Times Literary Supplement A gripping mixture of scholarship and gossip filled with uncensored sketches of Churchill Eden Chamberlain and Lloyd George Nicholas Shakespeare Daily Telegraph A marvellous find Marcus Tanner The Independent Anyone interested in this country s attempts to appease then defeat Nazi Germany now has a treasure trove in the secret diaries of Ivan Maisky Stalin s ambassador to London Maisky was brilliantly effective in forming relationships with leading British politicians such as Winston Churchill and David Lloyd George so the diaries are full of unforgettable personal insights into these giants Dominic Lawson Daily Mail Edited with scrupulous care by the historian Gabriel Gorodetsky his diaries offer captivating perspectives Maisky comes across as

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  • Yale University Press - Catalogues
    Book of the Month Black Wind White Snow Critics Choice The Maisky Diaries Yale Books on Twitter yalebooks Tweets by YaleBooks Yale London Blog Recent Posts Request a Catalogue View download or request a Yale catalogue Request Inspection Copy Request an Inspection Copy Yale Catalogues To download new and recent catalogues of Yale publications please click on the links below You can also browse our full range of catalogues online via YaleBooks on issuu To request a printed catalogue subject to availability please complete the form at the bottom of this page If you include your email address we will send you regular email catalogue updates you can unsubscribe at any time Latest Yale Catalogue New Spring Summer 2016 Catalogue View Download Subject Catalogues History Catalogue View Download Art Catalogue View Download Current Affairs Politics Economics Catalogue View Download For more subject catalogues please click here Older Seasonal Catalogue Autumn Winter 2015 Catalogue View Download Spring Summer 2015 Catalogue View Download Autumn Winter 2014 Catalogue View Download Spring Summer 2014 Catalogue View Download Autumn Winter 2013 Catalogue View Download Spring Summer 2013 Catalogue View Download Autumn Winter 2012 Catalogue View Download Spring Summer 2012 Catalogue View Download Request a Catalogue

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  • Pompeo Batoni by Edgar Peters Bowron - Yale University Press
    1800 About this title About the author This meticulously researched catalogue presents an authoritative assessment of the works of Pompeo Batoni 1708 1787 one of the 18th century s most celebrated painters Born in Lucca Batoni established himself in Rome and received commissions from popes princes and British aristocrats on the Grand Tour Batoni was highly sought after for his theatrical yet incisive and often flattering portraits Connoisseurs and cognoscenti also prized his learned and technically brilliant allegorical religious and mythological compositions With entries on more than 480 paintings and 250 drawings this magnificent two volume set provides the most complete examination to date of Batoni s entire oeuvre Featuring beautiful high quality reproductions the book provides thorough details on provenance and exhibition history as well as biographies of the portrait sitters New analysis of the works resulting from decades of research reinterprets some of Batoni s iconography identifies new textual and visual sources of his imagery and reveals insights gleaned from unpublished archival materials Edgar Peters Bowron is the former Audrey Jones Beck Curator of European Art at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston More like this Recently viewed titles prev next The Russian Canvas Rosalind P Blakesley 50 00 Goya in the Norton Simon Museum Juliet Wilson Bareau 45 00 The Brothers Le Nain C D Dickerson III 50 00 Court Country City Mark Hallett 55 00 Hogarth s Legacy Cynthia Ellen Roman 50 00 The Shining Inheritance Italian Painters at the Qing Court 1699 1812 Marco Musillo 40 00 Drawings from the Age of Bruegel Rubens and Rembrandt William W Robinson 45 00 Vigee Le Brun Katharine Baetjer 30 00 The American School Susan Rather 50 00 Rome 1600 Clare Robertson 45 00 Conundrum Puzzles in the Grotesques Tapestry Series Charissa Bremer David 14 99 Woven Gold

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  • Henry IV by Chris Given-Wilson - Yale University Press
    Wilson is emeritus professor of medieval history University of St Andrews and author of nine books on medieval history He lives in Fife UK At last the study of Henry IV and his reign carefully researched and beautifully written that we have long been expecting A major contribution to historical scholarship Christopher Allmand author of Henry V Henry IV was described by one chronicler as elegant successful and learned This wonderful biography of the first of the Lancastrian kings is no less accomplished than its subject In the best traditions of this celebrated series Given Wilson offers a picture of the man his reign and the nation that he seized which is both evocative and richly detailed It seems most appropriate that in this age of dysfunctional kingship the monarch could be both savage and cultured an arch propagandist with a taste for polyphony and a man of militant piety given to acts of erratic compassion Although far from Shakespeare s vision of the haunted care worn king this is a vivid and captivating study of England s most neglected late medieval ruler David Green author of The Hundred Years War An extraordinary accomplishment combining deep scholarship with a strong narrative purpose to provide a compelling and vivid account of Henry IV s life as noble prince and king The reign of Henry IV is pivotal in later medieval English history and Given Wilson has given us a properly definitive account both of its events and of its wider significance W Mark Ormrod author of Edward III More like this In this series Recently viewed titles prev next Frederick Barbarossa John B Freed 30 00 Founders as Fathers Lorri Glover 12 99 Henry the Young King 1155 1183 Matthew Strickland 30 00 Stalin Oleg V Khlevniuk 14 99 Disraeli David

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  • Tales from the Long Twelfth Century by Richard Huscroft - Yale University Press
    Isles and the greater part of modern France yet it survived a mere fifty years Huscroft deftly weaves together the stories of individual lives to illuminate the key themes of this exciting and formative era Richard Huscroft teaches history at Westminster School London and is the author of three previous books He lives in London This is a wonderfully vivid retelling of a familiar story The personalities brought to light here angry kings grumbling barons brave women and clever clerks remind us of the depth of personal detail that can be recovered from the Plantagenet court The result is an almost Chaucerian portrait of the proud the infamous and the holy Nicholas Vincent author of A Brief History of Britain 1066 1485 This enthralling series of biographical studies all skilfully linked to wider themes opens many windows onto the politics and society of twelfth century Europe David Carpenter author of The Struggle for Mastery The Penguin History of Britain 1066 1284 Richard Huscroft tells the story of the Angevin or early Plantagenet kings through sketches of the careers of key characters before their arrival in England and during their reigns some of whom are members of the family of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine Most are non royals who were key players in crucial episodes of the Angevin era His approach is a novel and successful way of retelling the history of the period through the impact of individuals Huscroft is an entertaining writer with an eye for the telling anecdote and his book affords lively and informative reading for non specialist readers If I were assigning supplementary readings for students of English history I would certainly choose Tales from the Long Twelfth Century confident that students would enjoy reading it and would benefit from its contents Ralph V

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  • Cursed Legacy by Frederic Spotts - Yale University Press
    as artistically productive as it was devastatingly dislocated Best known today as the author of Mephisto the literary enfant terrible of the Weimar era produced seven novels a dozen plays four biographies and three autobiographies among them the first works in Germany to tackle gay issues amidst a prodigious artistic output He was among the first to take up his pen against the Nazis as a reward for which he was blacklisted and denounced as a dangerous half Jew his books burnt in public squares around Germany and his citizenship revoked Having served with the U S military in Italy he was nevertheless undone by anti Communist fanatics in Cold War era America and Germany dying in France though not as all other books contend by his own hand at age forty two Powerful revealing and compulsively readable this first English language biography of Klaus Mann charts the effects of reactionary politics on art and literature and tells the moving story of a supreme talent destroyed by personal circumstance and the seismic events of the twentieth century Frederic Spotts is an independent scholar who has written widely on cultural topics and on German and Italian politics He is the author of Hitler and the Power of Aesthetics among other books and is the editor of the letters of Leonard Woolf He lives in France More like this Recently viewed titles prev next Hans Christian Andersen Paul Binding 14 99 Eugene O Neill Robert M Dowling 12 99 Franz Kafka Saul Friedlander 10 99 Proust Benjamin Taylor 16 99 Eternity s Sunrise Leo Damrosch 18 99 Wilfred Owen Guy Cuthbertson 10 99 Machado de Assis K David Jackson 25 00 Walt Whitman and the Culture of American Celebrity David Blake 19 50 Dante Robert Hollander 14 99 The Literary Churchill Jonathan

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  • Heroic Failure and the British by Stephanie Barczewski - Yale University Press
    heroic failure initially helped to gloss over the moral ambiguities of imperial expansion Later it became a strategy for coming to terms with diminishment and loss Filled with compelling moving and often humorous stories from history Barczewski s survey offers a fresh way of thinking about the continuing legacy of empire in British culture today Stephanie Barczewski is professor of history at Clemson University and the author of Titanic A Night Remembered among other books She lives in Greenville SC This is a thoughtful very original and well argued book that reassesses the many links that have existed between episodes of failure on the one hand and imperial power heroism and masculinity on the other Linda Colley author of Britons Forging the Nation 1707 1837 This book deftly places a British tradition of heroic failure not as the exemplar of modesty or stoicism but as an alibi of empire In Barczewski s capable hands oft told stories such as Stanley s encounter with Livingstone the Charge of the Light Brigade Captain Scott s death in the Antarctic and the last stand almost anywhere shine in a new light cast by imperial hubris The result is a good read as edifying as it is entertaining Peter Mandler author of The English National Character The History of an Idea from Edmund Burke to Tony Blair More like this Recently viewed titles prev next Sleep in Early Modern England Sasha Handley 25 00 Russia s Path Toward Enlightenment Gary M Hamburg 75 00 Portrait of a Woman in Silk Zara Anishanslin 30 00 Possession Erin Thompson 20 00 Hitler s Berlin Thomas Friedrich 12 99 Life in the Country House in Georgian Ireland Patricia McCarthy 45 00 Revolutions Without Borders Janet Polasky 12 99 Bulldozer Francesca Russello Ammon 30 00 Classics for the

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  • Yale University Press - News - Books to look forward to in 2016
    exciting collection of new books in the New Year with highly acclaimed authors such as Terry Eagleton David Crystal Gregory Woods David Cesarani and James Galbraith It s going to be a quite a year New to the list in the spring Yale is delighted to be announcing a new family of titles in the Pevsner Architectural Guides series Pevsner Introductions The first two volumes will be Houses and Churches

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