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History, in stories, or not. My selection, no rules.

  1. Military Blunders by 

    1 star

    Retelling the most spectacular cock-ups in military history, this graphic account has a great deal to say about the psychology …

  2. King Leopold’s Ghost by 

    4 stars

    In the 1880s, as the European powers were carving up Africa, King Leopold II of Belgium seized for himself the …

  3. The Barbarians Speak by 

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    The Barbarians Speak re-creates the story of Europe's indigenous people who were nearly stricken from historical memory even as they …

  4. Shattered Sword by ,

    4 stars

    Many consider the Battle of Midway to have turned the tide of the Pacific War. It is without question one …

  5. Augustus by 

    3 stars

    Caesar Augustus schemed and fought his way to absolute power. He became Rome's first emperor and ruled for forty-four years …

  6. Japan in Print by 

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    A quiet revolution in knowledge separated the early modern period in Japan from all previous time. After 1600, self-appointed investigators …

  7. Archaeology of Early China by 

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    This volume aims to satisfy a pressing need for an updated account of Chinese archaeology. It covers an extended time …

  8. Women's Work by 

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    Twenty thousand years ago, women were making and wearing the first clothing created from spun fibers. In fact, right up …

  9. Blood and Ruins by 

    5 stars

    Richard Overy sets out in Blood and Ruins to recast the way in which we view the Second World War …

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