New Books Published In June: Harry’s Last Stand, The Quantum Age, Tales from the Turf & Introducing Lévi-Strauss: A Graphic Guide

Posted on 2014/06/06 , tagged as brian clegg, harry leslie smith, introducing, robin oakley

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Check out the newJune books we published this month!

Harry’s Last Stand is 91-year-old Yorkshireman and RAF veteran Harry Leslie Smith’s unique perspective on NHS cutbacks, benefits policy, political corruption, food poverty, the cost of education – and much more. Read an extract from Harry’s Last Stand on the NHS over at the Guardian.

In The Quantum Age, Brian Clegg, acclaimed popular science writer and author of Inflight Science, The Universe Inside You and Dice World, demonstrates how quantum physics underpins everyday life.

In Tales from the Turf, new in paperback, Robin Oakley shares 40 years’ worth of stories and anecdotes from his life as one of Britain’s best-known turf enthusiasts. Join him as he shares evocative personal stories of being there at racing legends’ key moments.

Add a new compact Graphic Guide to your collection this month – Introducing Lévi-Strauss, a guide to the work of the great French anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss (1908–2009), tracing the development and influence of Lévi-Strauss’ thought, from his early work on the function of the incest taboo to initiate an exchange of women between groups, to his identification of a timeless “wild” or “primitive” mode of thinking – a pensée sauvage – behind the processes of human culture.

And don’t forget The Unknown Unknown, his specially commissioned for Independent Booksellers Week, about the most valuable thing about a really good bookshop. Available exclusively from independent bookshops from 28th June.

All books available in all good bookshops and as an eBook. Head over to @iconbooks to see how you can win our new titles!