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Shakespeare's Restless World

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ISBN: 9780143125945
Published: Penguin Books - November 4th, 2014

A fabulous addition to the Shakespearean experience, an enriching dimensional portrait of the times, politics, ways of living and general often amazingly explanatory context. Warning: you'll probably want to ‘hie out t' the nearest accessible Bard production.

Gary


Confronting the Classics

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ISBN: 9780871408594
Published: Liveright - October 6th, 2014

Lots of historo-intellectual fun for Antiquity enthusiasts.  In her well-wrought essays Beard brings refreshing insight and deep scholarship to this flavorful collection covering most of the Ancient World Hit Parade from Homer to Asterix.  Paging through it is like visiting old (ancient, in fact) friends.

Gary


Liberation Trilogy

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An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943, Volume One of the Liberation Trilogy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780805087246
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Published: Holt Paperbacks - May 15th, 2007

Atkinson's magnum opus is a superb accomplishment, observing myriad aspects of the European War, from command personalities and tactics to foot soldiers. Every paragraph lives with fascinating anecdotes, and the whole of it is beautifully written. A great and honorable addition to WW2 history and analysis.

Gary


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The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944 (The Liberation Trilogy #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780805088618
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Published: Holt Paperbacks - September 16th, 2008

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The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945 (The Liberation Trilogy #3) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250037817
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Published: Picador - May 13th, 2014

Midwife's Tale

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ISBN: 9781250038340
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Published: Minotaur Books - December 10th, 2013

The midwife of the title uses her authority - unique power for a 17th century Englishwoman - to investigate a murder, this in a besieged York during the English Civil War.  Thomas is an historian as well as a storyteller and throws in such fun stuff as the town "gossips" being a de facto female intelligence service.Gary


The Year Without Summer: 1816

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The Year Without Summer: 1816 and the Volcano That Darkened the World and Changed History Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250042750
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - March 11th, 2014

An astounding study in climate change in the aftermath of a monster volcanic eruption (10 times the force of Krakatoa). This single natural event had world-wide consequences: New England blizzards in June; European food riots; panicking establishment of fringe religious sects; mass population shifts; even the composition of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.  What a year!

Gary


A Day in the Life of Ancient Rome

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By Alberto Angela, Gregory Conti (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9781933372716
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Europa Editions - May 26th, 2009

Great pleasure for the history buff or curious general reader.  Angela picks a specific day at the height of the Roman Empire and follows various typical Romans through their day, illustrating how they dress, eat, etc.  Angela's easy conversational style belies what must be copious research.


Gary


Cockpit Confidential

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Cockpit Confidential: Everything You Need to Know about Air Travel: Questions, Answers, & Reflections Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781402280917
Published: Sourcebooks - May 7th, 2013

Just leaf through it!  Whether you fly rarely or all the time,this book will change the experience. The insider's question/answer format covers it all, aerophobia to idle curiosity and everything in between. Should be in the seat pocket instead of the in-flight magazine (yeah, that'll happen...).


Gary


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