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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

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    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 ...

  4. 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. ...

  5. 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 ...

  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: 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 ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: The Hotel on Place Vendôme, by Tilar J. Mazzeo

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 03:57pm by Nick Walker

    ... another book coming on- and The Hotel on Place Vendôme is the gratuitously fascinating result. If the truth is the first casualty of war, this is doubly true in enemy-occupied cities. ... it was something of a giddy collaborationist playground, constitute most of the book. However, the timeline runs from the establishment's 19th-century construction right up to today. This story ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: An Atheist's History of Belief, by Matthew Kneale

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 12:40pm by NYT

    ... approach. The book presents itself as an investigation of belief and even more as an inquiry by a nonbeliever, but what Kneale delivers is a fairly straightforward, if selective, history ... of the early Christian church, "Christianity, uniquely, gave the poor a sense that they were winning the class war." By calling the book what he does, Kneale is making a promise on which he ...

  10. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: The Bombers and the Bombed, by Richard Overy

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 09:43am by James Ash

    ... James Ash The Bombers and the Bombed: Allied Air War Over Europe 1940-1945 by Richard Overy Viking Adult 3.5 stars James Ash Writing to US president Franklin Roosevelt in 1943 about a recent Allied bombing of the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, British prime mi ...




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