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The Beauty and the Sorrow: An Intimate History of the First World War

There are many books on the First World War, but here the historian Peter Englund takes a daring new approach. ...

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The Swerve: How the Renaissance Began

Nearly six hundred years ago, a short, genial, cannily alert man in his late 30s took a very old manuscript ...

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The Hired Man

Gost is surrounded by mountains and fields of wild flowers. The summer sun burns. The Croatian winter brings freezing winds. ...

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The Obamas: A Mission, A Marriage

When Barack Obama won the 2008 presidential election, he also won a long-running debate with his wife Michelle. Contrary to ...

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A Death in Summer

When newspaper magnate Richard Jewell is found dead at his country estate, clutching a shotgun in his lifeless hands, few ...

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The Devonshires: The Story of a Family and a Nation

The story of the Devonshires is the story of Britain. William Cavendish, the father of the first Earl, dissolved monasteries ...

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