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Robert Tombs

History

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James Halliday

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Mathematics & Sciences

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Kathy Reichs

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Kate Ellis

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The World Without Us

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The Book of Speculation

Erika Swyler

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Tony Cavanaugh

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History

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Harry Mount

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Suzanne Rickard...

History

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Baghdad: City of Peace, City...

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Santamaria: A Most Unusual Man...

Gerard Henderson...

Biography

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History

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