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Savage Continent: Europe in the Aftermath of World War II

The Second World War might have officially ended in May 1945, but in reality it rumbled on for another 10 ...

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Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea

When Donovan Hohn first heard the remarkable story of how 28,904 bath toys spilled into the Pacific en route to ...

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Two Brothers

Berlin 1920 Two babies are born. "Two brothers". United and indivisible, sharing everything. Twins in all but blood. As Germany ...

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Joseph Anton

On 14 February 1989, Valentine's Day, Salman Rushdie was telephoned by a BBC journalist and told that he had been ...

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Silver: Return to Treasure Island

July, 1802. In the marshy eastern reaches of the Thames lies the Hispaniola, an inn kept by Jim Hawkins and ...

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Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan

In the spring of 1839, the British invaded Afghanistan for the first time. Led by lancers in scarlet cloaks and ...

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