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Summer Reading Recommendations

Tides of History

English - July 11, 2024 07:01 - 39 minutes - 36.3 MB - ★★★★★ - 6K ratings
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It's summer, which means it's time for some pleasure reading! Here are seven books that Patrick is recommending for your next summer reads:

1) Svetlana Alexievich, The Unwomanly Face of War: An Oral History of Women in World War II

2) Joel F. Harrington, The Faithful Executioner: Life and Death, Honor and Shame in the Turbulent Sixteenth Century

3) Dan Jones, The Wars of the Roses: The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors

4) Paul M. Cobb, The Race for Paradise: An Islamic History of the Crusades

5) Roger Crowley, 1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West

6) Bernard Fall, Street Without Joy: The French Debacle in Indochina

7) James Romm, Ghost on the Throne: The Death of Alexander the Great and the War for Crown and Empire.


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