Modern history and adventure 27 October 2013

This week' s featured books include

  • The Death of Mao:The Tangshan Earthquake and the Birth of the New China by James Palmer R95-00
  • Heroes of Empire: Five Charismatic Men and the Conquest of Africa by Edward Berenson R90-00
  • The Boys of Everest: Chris Bonington and the Tragedy of Climbing's greatest Generation by Clint Willis R88-00
  • Born in Africa: The Quest for the Origins of Human Life by Martin Meredith in softcover R60-00
  • 72 Hours: The Royal Navvy's dramatic race to save the crew of a trapped Russian submarine by Frank Pope in softcover R70-00

Front cover of 72 Hours by Frank PopeFront cover of Born in Africa by Martin MeredithFront cover of The Boys of Everest by Clint WillisFront cover of Heroes of Empire by Edward BerensonFront cover of The Death of Mao by James Palmer