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The assassination that unleashed a world war

Advantages: Fascinating biography of the Archduke and his family, and history of the assasination
Disadvantages: None

...Possibly no assassination can have had such momentous consequences for the history of the world as that of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie in Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia, in June 1914. It was their killing which led directly t ...

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Review of The Assassination of the Archduke: Sarajevo 1914 and the Murder that Changed the World - Greg King, Sue Woolmans

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Dangerous yet creative London

Advantages: Interesting portrait of London's creative spirit in the 18th century
Disadvantages: More for the specialist reader

It was in the eighteenth century that an area of London consisting of about half a square mile, from Soho and Leicester Square across Covent Garden’s Piazza to Drury Lane, and down from Long Acre to the Strand, with Covent Garden at the very centre, becam ...

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Review of The First Bohemians Life and Art in London's Golden Age - Vic Gatrell

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To Hell and Back...

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...is a fact that history is written by the winners, and for this reason many events of the past take on the spin and propaganda that suits those doing the writing. You could say that history is rewritten by the winners. With this in mind it is easy to fo ...

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Review of The Forgotten Soldier - L. Emmet (Translator), Guy Sajer

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THE FORGOTTEN SOLDIER.

Advantages: A detailed personal account, extremely readable.
Disadvantages: Minor vagueness in parts, Very graphic in its bloody nature.

I tend to avoid military biographies and doubly so if they cannot be corroborated for authenticity. "The Forgotten Soldier" is one of these books. First published in 1967 in France and then translated into English in 1971. "The Forgotten Soldier" ha ...

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The Forgotten Soldier

Advantages: A remarkable account into the daily life of a soldier on the Eastern Front
Disadvantages: None.

...and found it be extremely powerful and compelling. The book moved me greatly, so much, indeed, that i read it again this week. As other reviewers have mentioned, this book is a young German sol ...

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