Monday, 18 June 2012
Frank Ledwidge, author of the bestselling and controversial book on British military policy Losing Small Wars, has returned with a startling ebook essay on rivalry between top ranks of the UK military forces. In Punching Below Our Weight: How Inter-Service Rivalry has Damaged the British Armed Forces, priced at just 99p (excluding VAT), Ledwidge takes aim at the military leaders whose actions (or inactions) have such an enormous impact on the lives of those following their orders. And he doesn’t pull any punches.
Wednesday, 13 June 2012
To celebrate the new titles in our pioneering Margellos World Republic of Letters translation series, we will be giving three lucky winners a copy of Norman Manea's fabulous novel The Lair (published in English for the first time) and a lovely Margellos tote bag to carry it in. The competition starts today (Wednesday 13 June) and will run for three days. To enter simply follow @yalebooks on Twitter and tweet your answer to that day's Manea-related question using the hashtag #margellos. Good luck!
Tuesday, 08 May 2012
Yale's Autumn / Winter 2012 catalogue is now available to order and download. There are plenty of fascinating, beautiful and intelligent books to look forward to this season. You'll have to read the catalogue to find out more, but highlights include William F. Bynum's A Little History of Science (p1), The Richard Burton Diaries, published in their entirety for the very first time (p3), Rosemary Ashton's fabulous London history book Victorian Bloomsbury (p10) and the major exhibition catalogue to the blockbuster Matisse show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the Pompidou Centre, Paris (p33).