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History War

Darkest Hour: How Churchill Brought us Back from the Brink – Anthony McCarten

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March 10, 2019

Emblematic

When we think of a strong leader we imagine them in control of their domain. What is truly remarkable about Winston Churchill is that heading into his darkest hour, he had to fight battles from all sides, obviously the German forces, but also from appeasers within his own party, Chamberlain…


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History Nonfiction

How to Remove a Brain: and Other Bizarre Medical Practices and Procedures – David Haviland

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January 15, 2019

Discernment

How to Remove a Brain is the new book from the very talented David Haviland and he has a growing reputation of producing these fact-filled, trivia, fun reads, on multiple subjects. This medical subject really resonated with me as I often speak about the dubious practices that existed in healthcare…


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History

The Bastard Princess – Gemma Lawrence

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October 12, 2018

The Bastard Princess chronicles the early life of Elizabeth I from birth in 1533 to the age of sixteen and the beginning of the reign of her sister Mary I, the first queen of England. Having a keen interest in history, particularly the Tudor period, I was enthusiastic to read…

History Nonfiction

Gone: Catastrophe in Paradise – O.J. Modjeska,

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July 23, 2018

Catastrophe

“Forty years ago, on the afternoon of 27 March 1977, a mass of American and European tourists descended on a tropical paradise for the holiday of a lifetime. Within hours, hundreds were dead.”

As they say, the truth is stranger than fiction. The chain of events and incidents that conspired…

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