Category Archives: Book Reviews

Enrichment – things to read. Centenaries and book reviews…

Something to read for both years below. Year Thirteen – If you click here you will get to Shaun Walker’s article discussing how Russia is considering how to mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution in 1917. “1917 is problematic. On the one hand, the Soviet … Continue reading

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Ten History Books I’d Love to See on Your UCAS Form

It is approaching personal statement time. If you click on the link at the bottom of the page you will get to an article by Jonathan Healey on what you might like to be reading in preparation. A small extract follows… … Continue reading

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Book Review – Backing Hitler. Consent and Coercion in Nazi Germany

Following on from our work on consent to Nazi rule 1933 – 1939, you might like to read this review of Robert Gellately’s 1990 text “Backing Hitler. Consent and Coercion in Nazi Germany” by Conan Fischer. In it, amongst other arguments, he … Continue reading

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The best history books of 2014

Please click here for the Guardian’s review of the best history books of 2014. Hopefully there will be something that interests you (for when you get the Christmas book tokens). God’s Traitors is described as follows; Jessie Childs’s account of cloak-and-dagger … Continue reading

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Book Review – Joan of Arc: A History, by Helen Castor

If you click here then you will be taken to the Times Higher Education review of the wonderful Helen Castor’s  Joan of Arc. In it, Rachel Moss praises “an elegant account that sets a charismatic Maid of Orleans in political context“. She … Continue reading

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