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Not So Shangri-La

Advantages: Very readable insight into the history and currency of Nepal
Disadvantages: None

Visiting Nepal at the turn of the century (February 2000) clearly gave me no insight into the country's history at all. We were unashamedly sold the Shangri-la hippy dream of the country of Never Ending Peace And Love. And yes, we bought it. Goin ...

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Review of Kathmandu: An Elegy for Democracy - Manjushree Thapa

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The Last Days

Advantages: Lots of detail, good maps
Disadvantages: Could be heavy weather for some.

Nick Lloyd is a historian. Well, actually he's a lecturer in "Defence Studies" at Kings College London based at the Joint Services Command and Staff College in Shrivenham, Wiltshire. That means that he teaches military history to military men: men who ...

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Review of Hundred Days - Nick Lloyd

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Anatomy of a Catastrophe - Europe Goes to War 1914 (Max Hastings)

Advantages: Broad scope, engaging narrative, fascinating military history
Disadvantages: Diplomatic history not so assured, bias in focus towards Western front

As the year 2014 begins we find ourselves approaching the centenary one of the most dramatic and terrible years in world history. The UK government has put aside funding for commemoration of the First World War (1914-18) and has insisted that this will be ...

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Review of Catastrophe Europe Goes to War 1914 - Max Hastings

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When the English met the Scots in battle

Advantages: Interesting, very readable account of Anglo-Scottish rivalry, the campaign and the battle
Disadvantages: A family tree would have been useful

If the shelves of your average branch of Waterstones in the high street and the last few years of TV historical documentaries plus dramas are anything to go by, interest in the Tudor dynasty is currently at something of an all-time high. This book, as th ...

JOHNV 20.11.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Fatal Rivalry, Flodden 1513: Henry VIII, James IV and the Battle for Renaissance Britain - George Goodwin

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A History of Ancient Britain

Advantages: Good overview of wide period of time, engaging author
Disadvantages: Would have liked some theories to have been more evidence based

...History of Ancient Britain when it was part of a buy one get one half price offer in WH Smith. It was a bit of a whim really, beause while I like history, I don't know much about the earlier periods. The book is based on a BBC T.V s ...

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Review of A History Of Ancient Britain - Neil Oliver

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