'A hell of a tale and Jonathan Beckman gives it all the verve and swagger it deserves ...I read it with fascination, delight and frequent snorts of incredulity' The Specta... read more

How to Ruin a Queen: Marie Antoinette, the Stolen Diamonds and the Scandal That Shook the French Throne

Category:

 Europe

Reading Level:very good

All the Kremlin's Men is a gripping narrative of an accidental king and a court out of control. Based on an unprecedented series of interviews with Vladimir Putin's inner circle, this book presents a radically differ... read more

All the Kremlin's Men: Inside the Court of Vladimir Putin

Category:

 World War I

Reading Level:very good

No slipcase

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The hitherto untold story of the scandalous courtroom drama that paved the way for the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party. On the evening of November 8, 1923, the thirty-four-year-old Adolf Hitler stormed into a beer hall in Muni... read more

The Trial of Adolf Hitler: The Beer Hall Putsch and the Rise of Nazi Germany

Category:

 Art

Reading Level:very good

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Nophoto

Category:

 Books About Books

Reading Level:very good

Hitler was a passionate reader, his education and worldview formed largely by the books he read. Recently, Timothy Ryback uncovered in the Library of Congress hundreds of volumes from Hitler's forgotten private collec... read more

Hitler's Private Library: The Books That Shaped His Life

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 Europe

Reading Level:very good

This series of essays by one of today's most original and prolific scholars on German racial policy concern three interrelated aspects of Nazi Germany: relations with "the East," "euthanasia," and extermination. The collection includes important and wholly... read more

Nophoto

Category:

 Europe

Series:Studies in Jewish History Ser.
Reading Level:very good

In this work Jacques Adler, a former member of the French resistance, asks: "Are people powerless when confronted with a State determined to destroy them? Why didn't more Jews survive the Holocaust? How did we survive?... read more

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From ancient times to the present day, the story of England has been laced with drama, intrigue, courage and passion - a rich and vibrant narrative of heroes and villains, kings and rebels, artists and highwaymen, bishops... read more

Great Tales from English History : #1 Cheddar Man to the Peasant's Revolt c.7150 BC - AD 1381

Category:

 Europe

Reading Level:very good

From the Ice Age to the Cold War and beyond, from Reykjavik to Riga, from Archimedes to Einstein, Alexander to Yeltsin, here between the covers of a single volume Norman Davies tells the story of Europe, East and West, from prehistory to the present day. The book's absorbing narrative lays do... read more

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Category:

 Europe

Reading Level:very good

In this book Hans Mommsen analyzes perhaps the most appalling political journey of the twentieth century--the road traversed by the German people as the Weimar Republic collapsed and Nazism emerged. Mommsen is one of the foremost political historians writing t... read more

Nophoto

Category:

 Europe

Reading Level:very good

Pope Pius XII has often been criticized for his silence during the extermination of European Jewry during World War II. In his defense, some have alleged that the pope was doing a great deal to help the Jews but that his efforts were necessarily be... read more

Under His Very Windows - The Vatican and the Holocaust in Italy