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A Listmania! list by skeleton bob
 
The Scramble For Africa
1.  The Scramble For Africa by Thomas Pakenham
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  "sweeping, over-arching book; the roots of much 20th century conflict"
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A Short History of Byzantium
2.  A Short History of Byzantium by John Julius Norwich
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  "fantastic overview of this neglected yet pivotal period- for an even better explanation read the full, unedited trilogy"
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The Great Game: On Secret Service in High Asia
3.  The Great Game: On Secret Service in High Asia by Peter Hopkirk
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  "wonderful, detail exposition of a fascinating subject; understanding the USSR, Afghanistan in the 20th century and the shifts in power within Europe and the Far East is much clearer having read this."
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Explorers of the Western Himalayas, 1820-95: "When Men and Mountains Meet" and "Gilgit Game"
4.  Explorers of the Western Himalayas, 1820-95: "When Men and Mountains Meet" and "Gilgit Game" by John Keay
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  "read in conjunction with Hopkirk you will find your understanding of this region stretching till you can pull it out of you ears and tie it under you chin"
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Shackleton's Boat Journey
5.  Shackleton's Boat Journey by F A Worsley
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  "adventure doesn't get any better than this"
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The Worst Journey In The World
6.  The Worst Journey In The World by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
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  "truly inspiring, moving beyond words. Never has such a great writer been married to such an undertaking. The best . We were so thankful we said nothing"
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In Xanadu: A Quest (Flamingo)
7.  In Xanadu: A Quest (Flamingo) by William Dalrymple
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  "A more recent view of the places you've read about above. Witty, entertaining and informative. A good light read."
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Flashman (The Flashman Papers)
8.  Flashman (The Flashman Papers) by George MacDonald Fraser
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  "More Afghanistan- read a first-hand account of the disastrous retreat from Kabul by the Hero of Gandamak"
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Flashman at the Charge - Vol. IV
9.  Flashman at the Charge - Vol. IV by George MacDonald Fraser
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  "Amazing man, amazing life. Inspiring."
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Flashman in the Great Game
10.  Flashman in the Great Game by George MacDonald Fraser
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  "This Great Briton got everywhere. Shame he never made it to the Antarctic with Shackleton and Scott. Now there would have been a tale!"
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