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Saturday 26 July 2014

The Ten Best History Books

Warsaw 1920: Lenin's Failed Conquest of Europe
By Adam Zamoyski. This slim work tells the story of a now largely forgotten battle that nearly shattered the peace of post-Versailles Europe and almost brought Russian Bolshevism to the gates of Western Europe. No dull military history, but rather a real page-turner.
Price: £14.99 (HarperPress)
Henry: The Virtuous Prince
By David Starkey. This, the first of two books on England's most famous king, Henry VIII, is undoubtedly among David Starkey's finest works. In a colourful study of the young Henry, he displays what one reviewer has described as "the mind of an historian but the eye of a court painter".
Price: £25 (HarperPress)

Improve your general knowledge with one of these wonderful history books.

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