Sneak peek: November 2015 new royalty books

There's a strong roster of new royalty books coming our way in November! Here's your sneak peek. (As always, publication dates are subject to change.)

King of Kings by Asfa-Wossen Asserate, translated by Peter Lewis. This biography of Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie was written by his grandnephew.

Emperor Hirohito and the Pacific War by Noriko Kawamura. This book traces Japanese emperor Hirohito's actions from the late 1920s to the end of the Second World War.

Theodora: Actress, Empress, Saint by David Potter. Raised in a family of circus performers, Theodora became empress of the Byzantine empire.

Dynasties: A Global History of Power, 1300-1800 by Jeroen Duindam. Charts the rise and fall of dynasties, from European, African, Mughal, Ming-Qing and Safavid dynasties to the Ottoman Empire, Tokugawa Japan and Choson Korea.

The full list of new royalty books will be published on the Books page on November 1.

If I could only read one of the books listed above, I would probably pick the one about Empress Theodora because I want to learn more about her. Which book would you choose?

3 Replies to “Sneak peek: November 2015 new royalty books”

  1. Hmm…I would choose the same book that you have mentioned above about Empress Theodora and "Dynasties: A Global History of Power, 1300-1800" or "King of Kings", depending on which books on royal history that I would like to add to my slow growing collection on my bookshelf. I currently own about 16 books at this moment, and will grow in the future, when I make purchases from this website via and buy some of the easy-to-find book titles from the Barnes and Noble bookstore, using this website as a resource.

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