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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 a remarkable job of explaining why people should know more about the first world war- and why it is so difficult to fully grasp its legacy. Reynolds documents the conflict's profound impact ...

  2. News - World - HISTORY

    Red Cross digitises files on missing and captured first world war soldiers

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 10:30pm by AFP

    ... fought RELATIVE JENNI DOBSON "It took us three years to restore the index cards, and another three to digitise them," said David-Pierre Marquet, archivist at the International Committee ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: What's in a Surname?, by David McKie

    Posted Sep 15th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... Sam Leith What's in a Surname? A Journey from Abercrombie to Zwicker by David McKie Random House 3 stars Sam Leith What's in a Surname? is in part a social history of surnames ... of their connections and origins. It's a book of great zest and interest, although it does go about things in a slightly odd way. In an effort to give it a framing conceit, author David McKie has paid ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

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

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

    ... David Ulin An Atheist's History of Belief: Understanding Our Most Extraordinary Invention by Matthew Kneale Counterpoint 3 stars David Ulin Matthew Kneale is a novelist, so it makes sense that he would frame faith as an evolving story we tell ourselves. Beginning 33,000 years ago, with the development of animal spirits and trance worship, he works his way up to contemporary ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: Merchant, Soldier, Sage, by David Priestland

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... Richard Evans Merchant, Soldier, Sage: A New History of Power by David Priestland Allen Lane In this concise but ambitious book, Oxford historian David Priestland sets himself the task of taking the long view of the financial crisis that afflicts the world today. His argument is that the year 2008, when the credit crunch began, is as important as 1917, the year of the Bolshevik ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: Clash of Empires in South China, by Franco David Macri

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Jason Wordie

    ... Jason Wordie Clash of Empires in South China: The Allied Nations' Proxy War with Japan by Franco David Macri University of Kansas Press   Every so often, a work of scholarship ... seen as a small outpost of British rule, and of insignificant strategic value in terms of broader global strategic objectives. Nothing could be further from the truth, according to Franco David ...

  7. News - World - HISTORY

    UK files detail Mikhail Gorbachev's bid to boost ties with West in 1984

    Posted Jan 03rd 2014, 01:11pm by Reuters

    ... a genuine dialogue and make up his own mind,” Thatcher told Reagan. Within days of the meeting, Thatcher flew to Camp David to convince Reagan that Gorbachev would be different from Kremlin leaders ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: The Roar of the Lion, by Richard Toye

    Posted Oct 27th 2013, 04:36pm by GDN

    ... David Reynolds The Roar of the Lion: The Untold Story of Churchill's World War II Speeches by Richard Toye Oxford 4 stars David Reynolds Winston Churchill's wartime speeches are woven into legend: "their finest hour", "we shall fight on the beaches", "never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few"- such phrases ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HISTORY

    Top officials bury 1978 idea to spy on civil servants

    Posted May 27th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com It was called 'Kafkaesque' by David Akers-Jones who was then Secretary of the New Territories Top officials bury 1978 idea to spy on civil servants ... little thought that you would be the one to propose that 1984 should arrive in Hong Kong rather earlier than Old Father Time would normally arrange." David Akers-Jones, then Secretary ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HISTORY

    North Point tour takes participants back to the 1967 Hong Kong riots

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... they could only offer a limited quota, as a bigger group may have caused inconvenience for those on the tour and for the public. Among those on the tour was David, a Briton who has worked ...




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