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“Childs writes an engrossing, spellbinding narrative while laying out a clear and comprehendible history.”

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After the Romanovs is a well-researched, readable, narrative history that enthusiasts for Russian history, the Romanov dynasty, Paris, and modern European history should enjoy.”

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“The Tudors in Love enlightens the reader on courtly love as ‘that elusive but overwhelmingly pervasive ideal that dominated the European mind for centuries.’”

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“Like a series of Russian nesting dolls, this book is about a specific painter within a specific culture within the history of how that culture has been seen and described through the centu

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“Freedland enthusiastically makes his informal retelling of this story of a daring escape from a horror on an unimaginable scale a particular tale of high adventure.”

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During WWII the Germans had about 1,000 prisoner of war camps, holding 170,000 British military alone. The number of stories that could be told is enormous.

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“Advocacy for the Magnitsky Act, which would freeze Russian assets abroad, made the author a target for Putin.

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not only eminently readable, but highly relevant to tell this remarkable story of ordinary people standing up to real tyranny against a determined and ruthless occupation

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a page-turning account that penetrates the character of a most exceptional human being who was both a product of his age and an astute observer of its mores.”

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“The story is filled with tension, conflict, and explicit details to make it an enjoyable as well as educational read.”

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“Snyder’s book graphically, relentlessly details the horrific murders committed by the Nazi and Soviet regimes in the vast geographic region between Germany and Russia.”

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“This is a well-written monograph on one of those largely unknown incidents of our history. The story of these Americans deserves to be told.”

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“With bright thumbnails on key figures and entertaining vignettes on memorable moments, The BBC sheds considerable light on the history of a leading broadcaster.”

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“a fascinating and well-illustrated look at this neglected aspect of Roman and ancient war history, describing the long-term successes and failures of a succession of emperors to conquer th

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In this utterly fascinating and ultimately disturbing book about modern Ireland, Fintan O’Toole, the Irish Times journalist, is at his best as a reporter and commentator.

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“The Great War and the Birth of Modern Medicine could stand as a solid highly readable history of World War I, even ignoring its important contribution to the history of the advanc

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The King’s Painter is an outstanding publication that requires and repays a very close and careful reading.”

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“This is an important addition to the library of Holocaust literature, but it should be read with other historical post-war texts that examine the perpetrators of the Holocaust more deeply.

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“an incomplete, unconvincing picture.”

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“provides a more nuanced picture of an almost tragic figure trying to bridge the old and new political order between representative democracy and the oligarchy of the English nobility.”

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The “masterpiece” in the title of Birmingham’s big new intriguing book is Crime and Punishment—the grandfather of modern crime fiction and the contemporary detective novel—which was publis

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“Pomfret’s book focuses on the relationship between the intelligence services of Poland and the United States after the end of the Cold War.

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“As a biography of the title character, Miss Dior falls short, but as an exceptional discussion on France during WWII and the couture industry, it is fascinating reading and will n

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