You might like this one too... A collection of subjects really, and all the research is still in it's early stages but fascinating (and probably going to eventually upend some linguistic theories) There's a section on the yamnaya migration among other discussions etc
Archaeology meets linguistics. Right up my alley.
Thanks for all the suggestions. Managed to pick up a copy of A J P Taylor’s The First World War as recommended by Scepticalscribe (thanks).Pat Barker's trilogy is superb.
Sebastian Faulks wrote a book entitled "Birdsong" which is also very good (not as good as Pat Barker's trilogy) and is also set in, and during, the First World War.
However, as an undergrad, I remember reading (and enjoying) A J P Taylor's work.
Recent years, on account of the plethora of WWI centenaries, have given rise to many publications, but some are incredibly detailed, and not all are engagingly written.
Enjoy.Thanks for all the suggestions. Managed to pick up a copy of A J P Taylor’s The First World War as recommended by Scepticalscribe (thanks).
Can I also take this opportunity to present my new username. Needed to change from my name to something else and AVBeatMan was the best I could come up with.
Well, do let us know what you think of them when you read them--I would love to hear your thoughts.Interesting what you write about The Secret Commonwealth; I have both La Belle Sauvage and The Secret Commonwealth on my sofa, nice, fat, inviting hard-backs, both waiting to be read.
Now, I must admit that I really loved the original His Dark Materials trilogy, an had it for ages before I actually sat down to immerse myself in this world, when I read all three together, one after the other, a few years ago.
Nice! If you're watching Star Trekiscovery, that would tie in with season 2 of it. Section 31 was a major player in the season.I don't do a lot of recreational reading, but I finally took this one from my bookshelf the other day. I bought it a few years ago and it's been sitting there ever since.
Star Trek, Section 31: Control
"No law…no conscience…no mercy. Amoral, shrouded in secrecy, and answering to no one, Section 31 is the mysterious covert operations division of Starfleet, a rogue shadow group pledged to defend the Federation at any cost. The discovery of a two-hundred-year-old secret gives Doctor Julian Bashir his best chance yet to expose and destroy the illegal spy organization. But his foes won’t go down without a fight, and his mission to protect the Federation he loves just end up triggering its destruction. Only one thing is for certain: this time, the price of victory will be paid with Bashir’s dearest blood."
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No, March 5 - that is, the following Thursday - is when it launches.Just stuck my order in for the new Mantel book, 'The Mirror and the Light' - launches next Thursday. (Odd launch date, late Feb...)
Ha yes, you're absolutely right - I'm expecting it next week - I tend to think of next Thursday as not this Thursday but the next one... ie. next week. Which is totally daft on my part really... and illogical...No, March 5 - that is, the following Thursday - is when it launches.
And I am also placing my order for the book; may e-read both Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies first.
Early reports suggest that it is considerably larger (bulkier, longer) than the two earlier books, clocking in at close to a thousand pages.Ha yes, you're absolutely right - I'm expecting it next week - I tend to think of next Thursday as not this Thursday but the next one... ie. next week. Which is totally daft on my part really... and illogical...
Have placed my order for The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel - a nice, fat, hard back will await me next week.No, March 5 - that is, the following Thursday - is when it launches.
And I am also placing my order for the book; may re-read both Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies first.
I remember listening to Twenge on NPR and finding myself nodding in approval with everything she was saying, so I'd be interested to read this and iGen.The Narcissism Epidemic (2009) by Jean Twenge and Keith Campbell.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Published before - or around - the Facebook boom, it is interesting to see the first signals of what social media would bring later on, on a much bigger scale. It's pretty remarkable to read about more about Myspace than Facebook (no mention of twitter). Interestingly enough, this book starts from the very beginning, in the 1950's (with traces from the 1930's).
Good research, I will definitely read the author's following book, iGen.
I've read that too... very good. There was an extract of the Mantel at the weekend in I think the Guardian - read the first para or two and thought ' no, I'm going to wait...'Taking a fresh look at Diarmaid McCulloch's excellent biography of Thomas Cromwell - "Thomas Cromwell - A Life", in advance of the release (publication) of The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel next week.