A shameless plug for Hammered at Chapters, since I've been posting US links like a provincial. (thanks, cpolk)
Chapters actually has a one-line summary of the book, putting it ahead of both Amazon and B&N in my affections....
I promise to self-pimp absolutely nothing tomorrow, to make up for today. We thank you for your forbearance in the meantime.
You're a history book I never could write. Poetry and paralysis too deep to recite.