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England in the Eighteenth Century: A Great and Monstrous Thing

By Jerry White - Published 2012

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Nonfiction

This is the third in a history of London from the 18th century to the 20th by Jerry White, professor of London History ...Read Review

Crusoe: Daniel Defoe, Robert Knox, and the Creation of a Myth

By Katherine Frank - Published 2011Published 2012

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Nonfiction

The long title of Katherine Frank’s book harkens back to a 17th-century fashion. The book’s subject is rooted in that century ...Read Review

For Honour and Fame

By Nigel Saul - Published 2011

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Nonfiction

The subtitle is Chivalry in England, 1066-1500, but this book deals with the reality, not the romantic image of colourful knights trailing favours ...Read Review

Visions of England

By Roy Strong - Published 2011

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Nonfiction

This is a short, but cogently argued book, almost a monograph, which asks the question of just what is England and what are ...Read Review

Bloodlands

By Timothy Snyder - Published 2010

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Nonfiction

The bloodlands are defined by the author as that part of central Europe – Poland, Ukraine, Belarus and the Baltic states – which suffered grievously ...Read Review

The Burma Campaign: Disaster into Triumph 1942-45

By Frank McLynn - Published 2010

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MilitaryNonfiction

Until I read this book, the allied operations in Burma were but a postscript to the American island-hopping war in the Pacific. When ...Read Review

Berlin at War: Life and Death in Hitler’s Capital 1939-45

By Roger Moorhouse - Published 2010

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Nonfiction

This is an absorbing account of what life was like for the ordinary Berliner during the six years of the Second World War ...Read Review

The Scourging Angel

By Benedict Gummer - Published 2009

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Nonfiction

The author has written a comprehensive study of the Great Death (as it was called at the time – The Black Death was a 19...Read Review