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The Greeks (Penguin History)
1.  The Greeks (Penguin History) by H. Kitto
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  "Wonderfully well written introduction: history, personality and motivation of the classical greeks"
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Crusades (BBC Books)
2.  Crusades (BBC Books) by Alan Ereira
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  "Balanced and very entertaining: Terry Jones and A.Ereira have created an accessible overview of the cursades"
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The Great Mutiny: India 1857
3.  The Great Mutiny: India 1857 by Christopher Hibbert
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  "I could have picked anything written by Christopher Hibbet - an utterly reliable entertainer and informer: see also his waterloo and civil war treatments"
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Memoirs of Sergeant Bourgogne, 1812-13
4.  Memoirs of Sergeant Bourgogne, 1812-13 by Sergeant Bourgogne
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  "First hand account of Napoleons biggest mistake - demands compassion and imparts insight"
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Costello: The True Story of a Peninsular War Rifleman
5.  Costello: The True Story of a Peninsular War Rifleman by Edward Costello
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  "Describes peninsular war using quotes from many classic first hand sources. Gripping"
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1066: The Year of The Three Battles
6.  1066: The Year of The Three Battles by Frank McLynn
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  "Includes biographies and fresh interpretation of evidence - a page turner"
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Byzantium: The Early Centuries: The Early Centuries v. 1
7.  Byzantium: The Early Centuries: The Early Centuries v. 1 by John Julius Norwich
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  "Facinatingly broad sweep of history, presented with focus on influential individuals"
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Wellington in India (Greenhill Military Paperback)
8.  Wellington in India (Greenhill Military Paperback) by Jac Weller
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  "Excellent coverage of a less well known phase in Wellington's life"
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The Iliad (Classics)
9.  The Iliad (Classics) by Homer
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  "Myth or history: either way the homer virgin may be surprised by the accessibility of this 3000 year old story"
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