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The Escape Artists: A Band of Daredevil Pilots and the Greatest Prison Breakout of WWI

By Neal Bascomb - Published 2018

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Nonfiction

Most of us have heard of the Great Escape of WW2, when 76 POWs tunnelled their way out of Stalag Luft 111 in 1943.  WW1 also ...Read Review

Displaced

By Stephan Abarbanell - Published 2017

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In his afterword, the author declares that he wanted to describe Germany in the ‘time between the times’ at the end of WW2, ...Read Review

1666: Plague, War and Hellfire

By Rebecca Rideal - Published 2016

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Nonfiction

Rideal, editor of “The History Vault,” calls 1666 the most devastating year in English history. The restored monarchy was at war with the Dutch ...Read Review

Flood of Fire

By Amitav Ghosh - Published 2015

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EpicSaga

The adjective which springs most readily to mind on reading this book is ‘vast’ – or perhaps I should spell it V – A – S – ...Read Review

Motherland

By Jo McMillan - Published 2015

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1978 is not long ago, but the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) is already history, so I have accepted this as an historical novel. ...Read Review

Lillian on Life

By Alison Jean Lester - Published 2015

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Lillian is a single woman who lives most of her life dating different men. This is the story of how she values each ...Read Review

How to Ruin a Queen

By Jonathan Beckman - Published 2014

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Nonfiction

How could a beautiful Austrian princess become Queen of France only to be satirized, scorned, slandered and slain by the cruel blade of ...Read Review

Roosevelt’s Beast

By Louis Bayard - Published 2014

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LiteraryThriller

1914. Teddy Roosevelt is a Bull Moose without a cause. Defeated for re-election, he redirects his boundless energy into an expedition to chart the ...Read Review

The Broken Road

By Patrick Leigh Fermor - Published 2014

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Nonfiction

Devotees of Patrick Leigh Fermor’s books about his 1933-34 walk from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople waited for decades for a ...Read Review

The King’s Grave: The Discovery of Richard III’s Lost Burial Place and the Clues It Holds

By Michael Jones - By Philippa Langley - Published 2013

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Nonfiction

The King’s Grave is a history-making book which I had trouble putting down. The final hours of Richard III, England’s last ...Read Review

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