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Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self
Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self
by Claire Tomalin
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.99

4.0 out of 5 stars A pleasant and interesting read, 28 Oct 2013
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Reads like a novel. Well researched and thoroughly presented. History does not need fictitious storytelling to be engaging at all as this work clearly proves.


Cabin Max City V2 Flight Approved Carry on Backpack - massive 44l capacity. Includes an extra padded section for up to a 17" Laptop
Cabin Max City V2 Flight Approved Carry on Backpack - massive 44l capacity. Includes an extra padded section for up to a 17" Laptop
Offered by Home & Travel
Price: 49.99

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Worthless, 12 Oct 2013
Don't buy. The quality is bad, used once and the seams started to come apart. The zips don't close too well either.


The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914
The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914
by Christopher Clark
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.69

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Impressive work., 29 July 2013
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There's not much to add to the acclaim received by the author for this superb history work. Proves that moving away from popular writing can produce thorough insights and history reading like a novel. Extraordinary structure allows more of a grasp of the complex growth towards a world at war. Some minor details missing though, such as the origin of the Alsace-Lorraine dispute which could have benefited from a view beyond the 1870-1871 war.
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1913: The World before the Great War
1913: The World before the Great War
by Charles Emmerson
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 17.00

5 of 17 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Unfortunately not worth the expense, 29 July 2013
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Another way of trying to summarise an era before a worldwide conflict. Unfortunately, the title offers hope of a comprehensive well researched view on what the world looked like prior to the drama unfolding in European history. The reality after reading this book proved to be a big disappointment with, at most, superficial "impressions" straight out of popular writing. In short, an expensive disappointment.


The Spanish Holocaust
The Spanish Holocaust
by Paul Preston
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.58

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Bit of a disappointment, 8 Jun 2013
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This is no doubt a well researched book, written with an in-depth knowledge which most probably cannot be faulted. At times however it does resemble a long history of facts whereby the main threads are easily lost.


Savage Continent: Europe in the Aftermath of World War II
Savage Continent: Europe in the Aftermath of World War II
by Keith Lowe
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Impressive, 8 Jun 2013
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Impressive, there is no other word to describe the authors effort and knowledge of the period. The author may have overstressed at times his efforts not to make judgment calls, but the mere choice of examples of all sides involved in the numerous conflicts and movements in the aftermath of World War II make this book an interesting read. I must admit a lot of the material brought together and hence the histories behind current European nations were unknown to me and this book hence adds extensive knowledge and new impressions to my understanding of current European politics.


History of Germany, 1780-1918: The Long Nineteenth Century (Blackwell Classic Histories of Europe)
History of Germany, 1780-1918: The Long Nineteenth Century (Blackwell Classic Histories of Europe)
by David Blackbourn
Edition: Paperback
Price: 23.99

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One of those summaries of long time spans in history, but this one is highly advisable as a read, 8 Jun 2013
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Splendid job, without a doubt. Not only as a consequence of the thorough knowledge and erudite character of the writer, but even more so because of the vision and analysis of historical time frames. Definitive read.


Former People: The Destruction of the Russian Aristocracy
Former People: The Destruction of the Russian Aristocracy
by Douglas Smith
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.29

5.0 out of 5 stars Impressive, 8 Jun 2013
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This is definitively an impressive study in the demise of Russian aristocracy. The mix of group feelings and individual preferences makes this book and interesting read as well on human behaviour, illusions and its' counterpart. Reads like a novel as well.


Out Of The Storm: The Life and Legacy of Martin Luther
Out Of The Storm: The Life and Legacy of Martin Luther
by Derek Wilson
Edition: Paperback
Price: 13.27

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sometimes doubtful whether historical analysis, 1 Mar 2013
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Highly readable. Sometimes I cannot help but have the impression that historical evidence makes way for speculation relating to Luther and his position as well as feelings and thoughts.


The Little Book of Bull's Eye Investing: Finding Value, Generating Absolute Returns, and Controlling Risk in Turbulent Markets (Little Books. Big Profits)
The Little Book of Bull's Eye Investing: Finding Value, Generating Absolute Returns, and Controlling Risk in Turbulent Markets (Little Books. Big Profits)
by John Mauldin
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 13.07

4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read, 1 Mar 2013
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A worthwhile read even for myself, not being an investor. The title my be a bit misleading though as detailed advice on how to pick stocks is not given. Words of warning in the present climate plenty though.


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