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  • New History Books: The Perfect Horse October 8, 2016

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    New History Books: The Perfect Horse

    Elizabeth Letts, The Perfect Horse I just love the idea of horse master race…

    New History Books: Pickett’s Charge October 2, 2016

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    New History Books: Pickett's Charge

    Philip Thomas Tucker, Pickett’s Charge ‘For every Southern boy fourteen years old, not once but whenever he wants it, there is the instant when it’s still not yet two o’clock on that July afternoon in 1863, the brigades are in position behind the rail fence, the guns are laid and ready in the woods and […]

    New History Books: Seven Skeletons September 25, 2016

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    New History Books: Seven Skeletons

    Lydia Pyne, Seven Skeletons  Looking forward to this one, too….

    New History Books: London in Fragments September 24, 2016

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    New History Books: London in Fragments

    Ted Sandling: London in Fragments Father Thames gives up his treasures…

    New History Books: Britain’s War September 18, 2016

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    New History Books: Britain's War

    Daniel Todman, Britain’s War Promising, first of two volumes…

    New History Books: Shall We Wake the President? September 17, 2016

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    New History Books: Shall We Wake the President?

    Tevi Troy, Shall We Wake the President Great title, reserving judgement on the book, hope to get a copy soon.

    New History Books: Where the Jews Aren’t September 11, 2016

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    New History Books: Where the Jews Aren't

    Masha Gessen, Where the Jews Aren’t Might be a good one for bizarrists, the Soviet attempt to create a Jewish homeland. Naturally, this being the Soviet Union, it didn’t end well…

    New History Books: Blood in the Water September 10, 2016

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    New History Books: Blood in the Water

    Heather Ann Thompson, Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and its Legacy Always been curious about Attica, looking forward to getting this.

    New History Books: Bitter Taste of Victory June 26, 2016

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    New History Books: Bitter Taste of Victory

    Lara Feigel in the postwar vein: The Bitter Taste of Victory, just under 500 pages…

    New History Books: For the Glory June 25, 2016

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    New History Books: For the Glory

    Duncan Hamilton, For the Glory, on the Chariots of Fire hero… (‘Suffer the children…’)

    New History Books: After Stalingrad June 19, 2016

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    New History Books: After Stalingrad

    Some of the most horrific stats from WW2 are the survival rates of Russian and German POWs in each other’s camps. Adelbert Holl’s After Stalingrad is now available in English.

    New History Books: Executing the Rosenbergs June 18, 2016

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    New History Books: Executing the Rosenbergs

    Lori Clune, on the demise of Mr and Mrs R: Executing the Rosenbergs: Death and Diplomacy in a Cold War World, perhaps the book I’m most looking forward to this month…

    New History Books: Stalin’s Last Days June 12, 2016

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    New History Books: Stalin's Last Days

    Joshua Rubenstein, The Last Days of Stalin, another promising summer book…

    New History Books: Labor of Love June 11, 2016

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    New History Books: Labor of Love

    One of the books I’m looking forward to, Moira Weigel, Labor of Love on the invention and persistence (against all the odds) of dating.

    New History Books: Jutland! June 5, 2016

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    New History Books: Jutland!

    John Brooks on what promises to be a very good CUP book on The Battle of Jutland! It was time…

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