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Old September 12th, 2017, 12:47 PM   #761

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Caesar by Adrian Goldsworthy.
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Old September 12th, 2017, 01:00 PM   #762

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Despite having a reading pile a dozen books high I gave in to the pressure and went book shopping today.

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And because I had a tenner on my bookshop loyalty card I got this one for free (sort of):

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haven't read (but own his Spanish Civil War book) but really enjoyed the battle of Galatas and the stand of the NZ petrol company and their 'axillaries' is an epic out of a comic book.
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Old September 12th, 2017, 10:22 PM   #763

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there are plenty in the foreign language section. my chinese isn't good enough to verify the chinese books
There is a lot of good quality Chinese language scholarship. A lot of worthless stuff too, but still. I have quite a few books from Nankai University Press which are honestly invaluable - some of the best I own.
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Old September 14th, 2017, 11:24 AM   #764

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Wilson's HRE was on my list. Let me know your opinion after reading it.
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Old September 14th, 2017, 02:28 PM   #765

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Wilson's HRE was on my list. Let me know your opinion after reading it.
That will be a while, probably wont get round to it until next spring.
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Old September 15th, 2017, 12:19 PM   #766

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Did I need a 550pp book on a ruined Armenian monastery in a border region with Turkey that I'll never visit? Why, yes, I did.

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Old September 15th, 2017, 08:14 PM   #767

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Old September 21st, 2017, 08:41 PM   #768

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History of the Portuguese Inquisition
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Old September 27th, 2017, 09:43 AM   #769

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I bought all the volumes of the Takeda clan Saga of the Samurai books for $130.

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Good reviews and a very good start.
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