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  1. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: The Visitor, by Liam Matthew Brockey

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 12:46pm by Mark O'Neill

    ... to the throne in 1627. This book is an account of the fascinating life of Palmeiro, a Portuguese appointed by his superiors in Rome in 1617 to inspect Jesuit missions around the world. They stretched ... and insights. This is an academic book, carefully researched and with a wealth of footnotes. While the life of Palmeiro's predecessor, Matteo Ricci, is better known, this is one of the first about ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: West of the Revolution, by Claudio Saunt

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 11:57am by MCT

    ... Carolyn Kellogg West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776 by Claudio Saunt Norton 4.5 stars Carolyn Kellogg As America's founders gathered in Philadelphia in 1776, Franciscan priests Francisco Atanasio Dominguez and Silvestre Velez de Escal ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: The Long Shadow, by David Reynolds

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 12:22pm by MCT

    ... Ed Timms The Long Shadow: The Legacies of the Great War in the Twentieth Century by David Reynolds Norton 4 stars Ed Timms Cambridge historian David Reynolds' most recent book does ... But that is no criticism. The book challenges readers to think. McClatchy-Tribune ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: History and Popular Memory, by Paul A. Cohen

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:14pm by Amy Russell

    ... and propaganda, and therefore how historical events are constructed and construed is often mired in the two. Wellesley College professor Paul Cohen's new book provides a fascinating cultural ... artworks, comic books- the historian shows the importance and universality of stories in how we understand and experience the world and its history. He finalises each section by rooting ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: Baghdad, by Justin Marozzi

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:15pm by GDN

    ... Christopher de Bellaigue Baghdad: City of Peace, City of Blood by Justin Marozzi Allen Lane 4 stars Christopher de Bellaigue Travel writer-historian Justin Marozzi has lingered long enough in Baghdad since the 2003 invasion of Iraq to get to know the city ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: The Lius of Shanghai, by Sherman Cochran and Andrew Hsieh

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... history. They come from an excellent book, The Lius of Shanghai, written by two American professors of Chinese history: it is based on 2,000 letters between members of a rich and powerful Shanghai ... them and the lives of those who studied and lived abroad. It is this wealth of detail that gives the book its richness and authenticity. ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: Revolutionary Russia 1891-1991, by Orlando Figes

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 10:09am by Nick Walker

    ... Nick Walker Revolutionary Russia 1891-1991: A History by Orlando Figes Metropolitan Books 4 stars Nick Walker "We want the USSR back!" was a separatist slogan heard in a restive ... of the book, the author reflects on the trauma of the collapse and on lingering Russian perceptions of its revolution that shook the world. ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: Russian Roulette: How British Spies Thwarted Lenin's Plot for Global Revolution, by Giles Milton

    Posted May 18th 2014, 03:45pm by MCT

    ... is a very readable book told through research, records, the spies' own accounts and archives. It is an entertaining one-stop-shop book that introduces readers to the turbulent years ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: The Thousand Things, by John Spurling

    Posted May 11th 2014, 04:08pm by Susan Ramsay

    ... Susan Ramsay The Ten Thousand Things by John Spurling Overlook 4.5 stars Susan Ramsay Just as a master painter of yore would define a landscape in sweeping strokes of his brush and draw the eye to some intricate detail, so John Spurling writes the captiva ...

  10. News - World - HISTORY

    'Other Schindler' saved dozens in Pinochet's Chile, like German namesake

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 06:20am by AFP

    ... comrades from the party would show up, unemployed, with hardly any clothes or just hungry. We did whatever we could to help them," Schindler recalled in the book by journalist Manuel Salazar. ...




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