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Old October 12th, 2017, 03:40 PM   #781

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The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte and Das Kapital by Karl Marx.
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Old October 12th, 2017, 03:42 PM   #782

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I still need to buy new books
Havent gotten to it lately
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Old October 24th, 2017, 09:36 AM   #783

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Brown, Brief History of Argentina
Romero, History of Argentina in the 20th century
D. Rock, Autoritharian Argentina

Nixon, Kissinger, and Allende U.S. Involvement in the 1973 Coup in Chile

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Old October 30th, 2017, 01:13 PM   #784

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Giza and the Pyramids by Mark Lehner and Zahi Hawass.

Huge in physical size as well as content. As soon as it arrived I went straight to the index, and found no entry for "aliens", "geysers", "seed repositories" or "power plants". A monumental work, indeed.
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Old November 14th, 2017, 08:19 AM   #785

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- Tom Bower, Nazi Gold
- John Lewis Gaddis, We Now Know - about Cold War
- Simon Martin, Football and Fascism
- Manuela Williams, Mussolini Propaganda Abroad
- Philip Morgan, The Fall of Mussolini
- Neil Short, German Defenses in Italy in World War II
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Mathias Schmidt, Albert Speer: The End of a Myth


Please guys, if anybody had read any of these, give me your review.
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Old November 15th, 2017, 03:01 AM   #786

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After a long time, I have purchased two books !
I ) The Napoleonic Wars A Very Short Introduction by Mike Rapport, ISBN 978-0-19-959096-4, published by Oxford University Press, 2013.
II ) India After Gandhi by Ramachandra Guha, ISBN 978-93-82616-97-9, published by Picador India 2008 ( first Indian edition ).
The first book is really a short book, but full of content and pictures, only 149 pages of the size of a big post card. The second book is a big tome, 919 pages of a large size but with a small font.
Both appear to be immensely readable and I will be back with a summary of contents of each one.
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Old November 15th, 2017, 03:03 AM   #787

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- Tom Bower, Nazi Gold
- John Lewis Gaddis, We Now Know - about Cold War
- Simon Martin, Football and Fascism
- Manuela Williams, Mussolini Propaganda Abroad
- Philip Morgan, The Fall of Mussolini
- Neil Short, German Defenses in Italy in World War II
-
Mathias Schmidt, Albert Speer: The End of a Myth


Please guys, if anybody had read any of these, give me your review.
I am interested in what are the contents of Gaddis' book on the Cold war ! So I will wait for your review !!
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Old December 7th, 2017, 12:07 PM   #788

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Cities of the World by Braun & Hogenberg.

Click the image to open in full size.

The older, larger editions were out of print, so the only version available was almost A5 size, which doesn't do justice to the beautiful late 16th/early 17th century maps of mostly European cities.
Fortunately a couple months ago Taschen published the whole book in a much larger format, and I bought myself an early Christmas present.

London

https://mapcollection.files.wordpres..._hogenberg.jpg

Toledo

http://historic-cities.huji.ac.il/sp...rg_I_3_1_b.jpg

Mantua

http://historic-cities.huji.ac.il/it...rg_II_50_b.jpg
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Old December 11th, 2017, 01:28 AM   #789
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I have just ordered the Coming of the Third Reich by Richard J Evans. Has anyone read this and what did you think?
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Old December 11th, 2017, 02:56 AM   #790

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"Escape Artist" by Peter Monteith. The story of Pte. Johnny Peck, an Australian soldier who joined the Italian partisans in WWII after escaping from a POW camp and eventually became an SOE officer liaising with Partisan groups in Northern Italy.
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