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Histories that read like wonderful novels

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Digging Up the Dead: Uncovering the Life and Times of an Extraordinary Surgeon
Digging Up the Dead: Uncovering the Life and Times of an Extraordinary Surgeon
"Blood, boldness & revolutions - told with a surprisingly personal touch - enthralling!"
Stanley: Africa's Greatest Explorer: The Impossible Life of Africa's Greatest Explorer
Stanley: Africa's Greatest Explorer: The Impossible Life of Africa's Greatest Explorer
"Jewel of an account of adventure and personal exploration"
The Last Mughal: The Fall of a Dynasty, Delhi, 1857
The Last Mughal: The Fall of a Dynasty, Delhi, 1857
"Vivid and lively, as well as sad and evocative"
The Verneys: A True Story of Love, War and Madness in Seventeenth-century England
The Verneys: A True Story of Love, War and Madness in Seventeenth-century England
"One family and a whole century!"
Black Diamonds: The Rise and Fall of a Great English Dynasty
Black Diamonds: The Rise and Fall of a Great English Dynasty
"Bailey mines riches out of this story of coal"
Bomber Boys: Fighting Back 1940-1945
Bomber Boys: Fighting Back 1940-1945
"The memories and stories of men whose lives made history"
Citizens: A Chronicle of The French Revolution
Citizens: A Chronicle of The French Revolution
"An account of the French Revolution that grips like a soap opera and touches like a poem"
Hubbub: Filth, Noise, and Stench in England, 1600-1770
Hubbub: Filth, Noise, and Stench in England, 1600-1770
"Filthy in almost the best possible way"
More Than A Game: The Story of Cricket's Early Years
More Than A Game: The Story of Cricket's Early Years
"The first of May will never seem the same"
Young Stalin
Young Stalin
"The world's most successful terrorist"
Vulcan 607
Vulcan 607
"Boy's own story of heroism &  patriotic Britishness"
Guns, Germs and Steel: A short history of everybody for the last 13,000 years
Guns, Germs and Steel: A short history of everybody for the last 13,000 years
"Slightly hard work sometimes, but worth it"
A Guinea Pig's History of Biology
A Guinea Pig's History of Biology
"Attractive & vividly written account of the species that made science possible"