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    Robin Lane Fox



    Augustine is the person from the ancient world about whom we know most. He is the author of an intimate masterpiece, the Confessions, which continu...

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  • Brendan Simms



    Adolf Hitler is one of the most studied men in history, and yet the most important things we think we know about him are wrong. As Brendan Simms's ...

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    Curzio Malaparte



    Curzio Malaparte was a disaffected supporter of Mussolini with a taste for danger and high living. Sent by an Italian paper during World War II to ...

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    Patrick Boucheron



    Whenever a tempestuous period in history begins, Machiavelli is summoned, because he is known as one for philosophizing in dark times. In fact, sin...

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  • Sally Deng



    The year is 1927, and in America, Britain and Russia, three young girls share a dream: to fly. But it won't be easy... Against the odds, Hazel, Mar...

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    Peter Burke

    The Polymath


    From Leonardo Da Vinci to John Dee and Comenius, from George Eliot to Oliver Sacks and Susan Sontag, polymaths have moved the frontiers of knowledg...

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