A selection of books read between 2000 and 2006, part 1

A Listmania! list by A. H. Lee (London, UK)
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Himself Alone: David Trimble and the Ordeal Of Unionism
1.  Himself Alone: David Trimble and the Ordeal Of Unionism by Dean Godson
The list author says:
  "Brilliant biography of a well-meaning politician who misjudged the feeling of his community.  An exceptional political biography."
16.44   Used & New from: 0.01
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Six Days: How the 1967 War Shaped the Middle East
2.  Six Days: How the 1967 War Shaped the Middle East by Jeremy Bowen
The list author says:
  "Bowen keeps up the pace in this fast narrative history. Pretty fair and balanced to both sides."
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The London Monster: A Sanguinary Tale
3.  The London Monster: A Sanguinary Tale by Jan Bondeson
The list author says:
  "What a nutty book!  This is the off-beat true story of a man who stabbed ladies in the botton in the London of the 1790's. Very strange indeed."
Used & New from: 8.54

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Public Servant, Secret Agent: The Elusive Life and Violent Death of Airey Neave
4.  Public Servant, Secret Agent: The Elusive Life and Violent Death of Airey Neave by Paul Routledge
The list author says:
  "Riverting biography of the war hero and spy who would later guide Margaret Thatcher to the leadership of the Conservative Party. Well researched and enjoyable."
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3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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The Great Deception: Can the European Union Survive?
5.  The Great Deception: Can the European Union Survive? by Christopher Booker
The list author says:
  "Very detailed and impressive Eurosceptic history of the European Union. Simply the best book available on the subject. read it now!"
Used & New from: 11.23
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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Lives of the Twelve Caesars (Wordsworth Classics of World Literature)
6.  Lives of the Twelve Caesars (Wordsworth Classics of World Literature) by Suetonius
The list author says:
  "The best gossipy history of Roman politics available. Brilliant and as eternal as the city from whence it hails."
3.59   Used & New from: 0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

Jack of Jumps
7.  Jack of Jumps by David Seabrook
The list author says:
  "The depressing story of a real life serial killer who was never caught. Set against a background of  West London in the Swingin' Sixties, but, be warned, there is no Austin Powers here."
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The Likes of Us: A Biography of the White Working Class
8.  The Likes of Us: A Biography of the White Working Class by Michael Collins
The list author says:
  "Whatever happened to London's working class? This book charts their decline, exile and fall."
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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King Mob (Sutton History Classics)
9.  King Mob (Sutton History Classics) by Christopher Hibbert
The list author says:
  "Lord George Gordon and the anti-Catholic riots in London in 1780. Hibbert's account is deservedly famous."
Used & New from: 5.30
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Neville Chamberlain (Reputations)
10.  Neville Chamberlain (Reputations) by David Dutton
The list author says:
  "Dutton examines the tragic political failure that was Neville Chamberlain.  Whilst he is sympathetic to Chamberlain, he is not part of the revisionist movement who seek to restore his reputation."
21.99   Used & New from: 2.79
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Dan Leno And The Limehouse Golem
11.  Dan Leno And The Limehouse Golem by Peter Ackroyd
The list author says:
  "Funny old novel, this. It captures the atmosphere of Victorian London well, but, in the end, amounts to little more than a reworking of the Jack the Ripper story."
6.85   Used & New from: 0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

A Savage War of Peace
12.  A Savage War of Peace by Alistair Horne
The list author says:
  "A real classic of military history.  This is the greatest book in English on the Algerian War of the 1950's and early '60's. Do not hesitate to buy it."
Used & New from: 23.56
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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Stasiland
13.  Stasiland by Anna Funder
The list author says:
  "Life in the East German Communist state was really, really ghastly. This book describes the real life experiences of average citizens of the GDR."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews)

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Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood
14.  Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood by Alexandra Fuller
The list author says:
  "Life for a child growing up in Rhodesia during the Bush War of the 1970's. Very well written, it describes the tough pioneer lifestyles of farmers and their families."
6.29   Used & New from: 0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)

King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa
15.  King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa by Adam Hochschild
The list author says:
  "Welcome to the real 'Heart of Darkness': Leopold's Congo in the early 20th Century.  A tale of cruelty and the campaign to relieve suffering.  Riverting."
Used & New from: 2.94
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

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Dresden: Tuesday, 13 February, 1945
16.  Dresden: Tuesday, 13 February, 1945 by Frederick Taylor
The list author says:
  "A history of the Dresden raids that goes some way to rehabilitating the reputation of Sir Arthur Harris. The author makes a compelling case."
10.39   Used & New from: 0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

The Miracle of Dunkirk (Wordsworth Military Library)
17.  The Miracle of Dunkirk (Wordsworth Military Library) by Walter Lord
The list author says:
  "Probably the best book ever written on the events at Dunkirk in May 1940.  Lord was a great writer and actually makes you feel present on the beaches with the Panzers closing in."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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London at War, 1939-1945
18.  London at War, 1939-1945 by Philip Ziegler
The list author says:
  "A good survey of life on the home front in London during World War Two. Fantastic details here that you will remember for years."
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Great Battles: Agincourt
19.  Great Battles: Agincourt by Christopher Hibbert
The list author says:
  "Once more unto the breach, dear friends! A good standard and well paced history."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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The First Day on the Somme (Penguin Classic Military History)
20.  The First Day on the Somme (Penguin Classic Military History) by Martin Middlebrook
The list author says:
  "Another true military classic.  Very powerful."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)

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One Day in September: The Story of the 1972 Munich Olympics Massacre
21.  One Day in September: The Story of the 1972 Munich Olympics Massacre by Simon Reeve
The list author says:
  "The tragic, gripping, tale of the Munich Olympics Massacre of 1972 and its aftermath."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Talk Of The Devil
22.  Talk Of The Devil by Riccardo Orizio
The list author says:
  "Vile dictators in retirement. The world's greatest human rights violators of yesteryear are tracked down by the author."
8.57   Used & New from: 0.01
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

House of Bush, House of Saud
23.  House of Bush, House of Saud by CRAIG UNGER
The list author says:
  "George Bush's past business connections to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Sinister Twilight: The Fall of Singapore
24.  Sinister Twilight: The Fall of Singapore by Noel Barber
The list author says:
  "The darkest moment in the history of the British Empire? Barber's book ratchets up the tension."
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3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Colossus: The Rise and Fall of the American Empire
25.  Colossus: The Rise and Fall of the American Empire by Niall Ferguson
The list author says:
  "America is not as good at the Empire business as the Brits were!"
7.69   Used & New from: 0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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