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The Marlowe Papers

On May 30th, 1593, a celebrated young playwright was killed in a tavern brawl in London. That, at least, was ...

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The Lighthouse

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On China

For more than twenty years after the Communist Revolution in 1949, China and most of the western world had no ...

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The Art of Fielding

In The Art of Fielding, we see young men who know that their four years on the baseball diamond at ...

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With Our Backs to the Wall: Victory and Defeat in 1918

At the end of 1917 Britain and France faced a strategic nightmare. Their great offensives against Germany had been calamitous, ...

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Bang! A History of Britain in the 1980s

Britain in the 1980s was a polarized nation. With the two main political parties as far apart as at any ...

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