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William III and Mary II: Partners in Revolution

By Jonathan Keates - Published 2015

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Nonfiction

The joint monarchy of William III and Mary II was a dramatic period of change in Britain and that drama started from the ...Read Review

Henry II: A Prince Among Princes

By Richard Barber - Published 2015

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Nonfiction

Henry II ruled from 1154 to 1189, and there was a long stretch of peace in England during his reign. This miniature biography in the ...Read Review

James II: The Last Catholic King

By David Womersley - Published 2015

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Nonfiction

The shortness of the reign of James II would seem to fit this short book perfectly but there are a lot of events ...Read Review

Victoria: Queen, Monarch, Empress

By Jane Ridley - Published 2015

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Nonfiction

This compact biography of Queen Victoria, part of the Penguin Monarchs series, covers the whole length of her life, from her birth, as ...Read Review

Napoleon: A Life

By Andrew Roberts - Published 2014

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Nonfiction

This is a remarkable biography of Napoleon Bonaparte, a man considered one of the greatest military strategists and rulers in the in the ...Read Review

The First Bohemians

By Vic Gatrell - Published 2013Published 2014

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Nonfiction

Vic Gatrell’s The First Bohemians is both entertaining and erudite. A detailed discussion of the artists and community that worked in and ...Read Review

Shakespeare’s Restless World

By Neil MacGregor - Published 2013

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Nonfiction

William Shakespeare’s world was in flux, and he embraced those rapid changes in his works. We can use contemporary histories or art ...Read Review

Tombstone: The Great Chinese Famine, 1958-1962

By Guo Jian (trans.) - By Stacy Mosher (trans.) - By Yang Jisheng - Published 2012

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Nonfiction

This extraordinary and important book is based on 20 years of research on the horrific failure of the Great Leap Forward in China in ...Read Review

The Watchers

By Stephen Alford - Published 2012

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Nonfiction

Several recent nonfiction books have delved into the thorny subject of Sir Francis Walsingham, his dedication to Queen Elizabeth I, and ruthless pursuit ...Read Review

Just Send Me Word

By Orlando Figes - Published 2012

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Nonfiction

Lev and Sveta meet in 1935 in the Physics program at Moscow University, but the German invasion in the summer of 1941 halts their burgeoning ...Read Review