The very first aspect that must be acknowledged with regard to Diamond Jewelry: 700 Years of Glory and Glamour is that Thames & Hudson has raised the bar for books within this segment
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"Davis . . . seamlessly blends the immediate events and the background to tell history not well known."
“Bryson has produced a compelling, overly engaging work that is written for Everyman.
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“No Surrender encompasses a powerful story about human brotherhood and comradeship reckoning with—and overcoming—the evil realities of Hitler’s Nazi regime.”
Paul Gauguin (1838–1903) is a compelling figure, both as an artist and man.
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Even readers familiar with Afghanistan’s years of travail under Soviet occupation and Taliban rule, including the trauma of American military intervention, will discover aspects of those times to p