Good general history books

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The New Penguin History of the World
1.  The New Penguin History of the World by J. M. Roberts
The list author says:
  "Very informative, easy to read one-volume history covering pre-history to present day. Wonderful. One of my "Desert Island" books."
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The Holocaust
2.  The Holocaust by Martin Gilbert
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  "Shocking, stunning, heartbreaking, the definitive work on the Holocaust"
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The Limits of Liberty: American History 1607-1992 (Short Oxford History of the Modern World)
3.  The Limits of Liberty: American History 1607-1992 (Short Oxford History of the Modern World) by Maldwyn A. Jones
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  "Flowing narrative, well researched, a good one volume history of America."
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The Origins of the Second World War
4.  The Origins of the Second World War by A.J.P. Taylor
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  "My favourite historian, love him or hate him, he is just so easy to read."
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The Six Wives of Henry VIII
5.  The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison Weir
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  "Enjoyable and informative, best of the bunch of books on Henry VIII and his unfortunate wives."
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London: The Biography
6.  London: The Biography by Peter Ackroyd
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  "Lots of interesting snippets of interesting information. Not a traditional history book so leaves you wanting to know more."
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Stalingrad
7.  Stalingrad by Antony Beevor
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  "Contains haunting eyewitness accounts - a riveting read."
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Somme
8.  Somme by Lyn MacDonald
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  "A very human account of the battle of the Somme 1916."
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