Nonfiction

A History of the Medicines We Take: From Ancient Times to Present Day

By Anthony C. Cartwright - Published 2020

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Nonfiction

Medicines and herbal remedies often figure in historical novels, but usually the description is tantalisingly vague, collections of unspecified herbs that happen to ...Read Review

The Pope’s Army: The Papacy in Diplomacy and War

By John Carr - Published 2019

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Nonfiction

‘How many divisions has the Pope?’ joked Stalin at the Yalta conference.  By then the idea of the papacy as a military power ...Read Review

Breaking Seas, Broken Ships: People, Shipwrecks and Britain, 1854-2007

By Ian Friel - Published 2021

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NauticalNonfiction

Breaking Seas, Broken Ships is the successor volume to Britain and the Ocean Road, which covered the period from the 13th century to ...Read Review

Georgette Heyer, History, and Historical Fiction

By Kim Wilkins (ed.) - By Samantha J. Rayner (ed.) - Published 2021

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Nonfiction

Who still reads Georgette Heyer? Who are her best loved heroes and heroines? Why do so many describe reading Heyer as a guilty ...Read Review

The Man in the Iron Mask: The True Story of Europe’s Most Famous Prisoner

By Josephine Wilkinson - Published 2021

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Nonfiction

In 1669, French soldiers arrested Eustache d’Auger. He was jailed without formal charges or trial, not uncommon for those who displeased the all-powerful ...Read Review

The Golden Thread: The Cold War and the Mysterious Death of Dag Hammarskjöld

By Ravi Somaiya - Published 2021

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Mystery/CrimeNonfiction

Dag Hammarskjöld, second Secretary-General of the United Nations, boards the DC-6B aircraft known as Albertina in Leopoldville, Congo, on the evening ...Read Review

Daughters of the Resistance

By Judy Batalion - Published 2020

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Nonfiction

This is an impressive work of research that follows the narrative of women fighters in the Jewish resistance. The author presents her findings ...Read Review

The Anglo-Saxons: A History of the Beginnings of England

By Marc Morris - Published 2021

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Nonfiction

Marc Morris’s new book is ambitious in scope, sweeping through six centuries of Anglo-Saxon history. It starts by talking about two of ...Read Review

Visitors’ Historic Britain: Northumberland: Romans to Victorians

By Craig Armstrong - Published 2020

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Nonfiction

Northumberland is part of the Pen & Sword Visitors’ Historic Britain series, all useful and interesting books, each giving a concise account of ...Read Review

Surviving Katyn: Stalin’s Polish Massacre and the Search for Truth

By Jane Rogoyska - Published 2021

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Nonfiction

This is a comprehensive account of the events leading up to, and the aftermath of the notorious massacre of Polish military officers in 1940, ...Read Review

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