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An unorthodox but brilliant history of New York

Advantages: Fascinating diary entries
Disadvantages: None that I can see

...The idea for this book is really quite straightforward, the author has taken snippets of diary entries to do with the city of New York and then constructed a year in the life of New York. The diaries range from 1609 - 2009 so from the earliest days of New ...

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Review of New York Diaries 1609-2009 - Teresa Carpenter

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A Little Review of 'A Little History of Science'

Advantages: Fascinating, accessible and engaging history of science
Disadvantages: May be too basic for some; Western-centric focus

...William Bynum, A Little History of Science Published Yale University Press, 2013 (paperback edition) I purchased this delightful little book in an attempt to make a small reduction in my ignorance of science in general. Having dropped the sciences at a ...

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Review of A Little History of Science - William Bynum

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tl;dr : Took photo, was blurred, is ghost whooooooooooo

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Disadvantages: Photos diappointing, lack of detail, factual inaccuracy, no flow

I came across this book in a charity shop, and being somewhat fascinated with history and the tudor period in particular, I thought it would be really interesting to read this book having had a quick glance at the blurb which explained the book told of th ...

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Review of Anne Boleyn's Ghost - Liam Archer

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A country at war

Advantages: Well-researched, very readable account of Britain at the time
Disadvantages: None, really

The idea of taking a pivotal year from the past and devoting a whole book to the theme, embracing political, social and military history, is a very interesting one. Stephen Bates did so successfully not long ago with ‘Two Nations: Britain in 1846’, and h ...

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Review of 1815: Regency Britain in the Year of Waterloo - Stephen Bates

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'One Who Did Her Best' - the tragic tale of poor Sarah Jane

Advantages: Great read, lots of information and detail in readable format
Disadvantages: None

The Book 'Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends' John XV 13. This book is described on the back cover as 'The story of Sarah Jane Howell, eldest daughter of George and Jennet Howell, Abergarw Farm, Brynme ...

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Review of Memories of Sarah Jane Howell: A Welsh Heroine - Roger G. K. Penn

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