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The Crimean War: A History

By Orlando Figes - Published 2010Published 2011

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Nonfiction

When asked about the Crimean War, many readers may be able to recall only the barest of details, such as Tennyson’s “Charge ...Read Review

The Popes: A History

By John Julius Norwich - Published 2011

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Nonfiction

Anyone with a passing interest in church history – and that really means European, indeed world history – will be fascinated by this overview of ...Read Review

1861: The Civil War Awakening

By Adam Goodheart - Published 2011

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Nonfiction

The 150th anniversary of the American Civil War is certain to contribute an avalanche of histories and biographies to bookshelves already groaning under ...Read Review

Mrs. Adams in Winter: A Journey in the Last Days of Napoleon

By Michael O’Brien - Published 2011

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Nonfiction

Louisa Catherine Adams, best known in history as the wife of President John Quincy Adams, is the main character in this book, which ...Read Review

The Private World of Georgette Heyer

By Jane Aiken Hodge - Published 2011

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Nonfiction

Georgette Heyer loved to write about class, the relationships between men and women, appealing fiends, morals of the Regency era, and comedies of ...Read Review

The Paper Garden

By Molly Peacock - Published 2011

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Nonfiction

This is the story of an 18th century English lady who in old age takes up composing pictures of flowers from coloured paper. ...Read Review

The Stones of London

By Leo Hollis - Published 2011

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Nonfiction

This is the story of twelve London buildings and the men who left their imprint on the fabric of the capital. In 1245, Henry ...Read Review

Death in Florence

By Paul Strathern - Published 2011

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Nonfiction

This book, subtitled The Medici, Savonarola and the Battle for the Soul of the Renaissance City, examines a period which helped to change ...Read Review

Child of the Fighting Tenth

By Forrestine C. Hooker - Published 2011

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NonfictionWestern

This re-released memoir recounts the early life of author Forrestine “Birdie” Cooper Hooker, growing up in the frontier West. The daughter of an ...Read Review

The Jane Austen Handbook

By Margaret Sullivan - Published 2011

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Nonfiction

The Jane Austen Handbook is a charming little book. The cream cover and pages, and delightful illustrations, are perfect for the subject matter. ...Read Review

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