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Zepplin Nights

By Jerry White - Published 2014

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Nonfiction

When one thinks of London and war, one inevitably thinks of the Blitz. But London historian Jerry White has written an account of ...Read Review

SOE: An Outline History of the Special Operations Executive 1940-1946

By MRD Foot - Published 2014Published c1984

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Nonfiction

We now know much more about The Special Operations Executive than its official historian, MRD Foot, could reveal in this book when first ...Read Review

God’s Traitors: Terror and Faith in Elizabethan England

By Jessie Childs - Published 2014

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Nonfiction

This book follows the history of England’s Catholics between the accession of Elizabeth I and the Gunpowder Plot, through the lives of ...Read Review

Europe: A History

By Norman Davies - Published 2014Published c1997

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Nonfiction

This is a reissue of a book originally published in 1996, with a second preface added in 1997. Disappointingly, given everything that has happened in ...Read Review

The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words, 1000 BCE-1492 CE

By Simon Schama - Published 2013Published 2014

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Nonfiction

This elegant history is, in the author’s words, ‘one of the heroism of everyday life as much as that of the grand ...Read Review

The Faithful Executioner

By Joel F. Harrington - Published 2013

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Nonfiction

In the latter half of the 16th Century and the first years of the 17th, Meister Frantz Schmidt was the official executioner for ...Read Review

Iron, Steam and Money: The Making of the Industrial Revolution

By Roger Osborne - Published 2013

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Nonfiction

One of the highlights of the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics was the moment at which the green and pleasant land of ...Read Review

The Undiscovered Country

By Carl Watkins - Published 2013

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Nonfiction

Until quite recently, the subject of death was not a subject that attracted considerable academic interest. It was left mostly to the church ...Read Review

Nelson: The Sword of Albion

By John Sugden - Published 2012

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NauticalNonfiction

“Then something surprising happened,” writes this beguiling author. It certainly does, not only on that occasion but throughout. Falling in love with The ...Read Review

The Time Traveller’s Guide to Elizabethan England

By Ian Mortimer - Published 2012Published 2013

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Nonfiction

‘Sometimes the past will inspire you and sometimes it will leave you weeping.’ This is history for everyone: the political and religious upheavals ...Read Review