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December 2019
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reviewed: Catherine the Great by Robert Massie
I enjoyed this book a lot: it’s an entertaining and accessible biography that is nevertheless serious and thorough, and with ...
Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman - Robert K. Massie
December 2019
10
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December 2019
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reviewed: Chinese Society in the Eighteenth Century by Susan Naquin and Evelyn Rawski
This is an informative book, but a very academic one, in the sense that it speaks in generalities, abstractions and conclusio...
Chinese Society in the Eighteenth Century - Susan Naquin, Evelyn S. Rawski
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November 2019
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November 2019
08
reviewed: Medicine by Steve Parker
This is an interesting and well-designed coffee table book, which nevertheless contains a lot of text – definitely not one I ...
Medicine: The Definitive Illustrated History - Steve Parker
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November 2019
06
reviewed: The People of Paris by Daniel Roche
Certainly an informative book, but claiming a “highly readable style” is taking it too far. This is an academic text about th...
The People of Paris: An Essay In Popular Culture In The 18th Century - Daniel Roche
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November 2019
05
reviewed: On the Rez by Ian Frazier
This is an interesting book, though as others have said, the last third is by far the best. Frazier, a white travel writer, b...
On The Rez - Ian Frazier
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November 2019
04
reviewed: The Courtiers by Lucy Worsley
This is an entertaining, readable, yet well-researched look at the royal courts of George I and II of England (early to mid-1...
The Courtiers: Splendor and Intrigue in the Georgian Court at Kensington Palace - Lucy Worsley
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November 2019
2
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October 2019
30
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Quitting her husband's house and moving back in with her horrible family, Lady Maccon becomes the scandal of the London seaso...
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That was the strange thing, that one did not know where one was going, or what one wanted, and followed blindly, suffering so...
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Wow. Raw, sad, lyrical and candid -- my first book of 2019, and already a huge winner; I'm pretty sure this will be one of...