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Stalin's Agent
Boris Volodarsky’s researched work is called ‘revealing and interesting’ in this Spectator review.
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The Roar of the Lion
Richard Toye’s ‘superb history’ of Winston Churchill’s wartime speeches is reviewed in the Independent.
The Race for Paradise
Al-Ahram describes why Paul M. Cobb’s historic account is a ‘useful addition to the marketplace’.
Veiled Warriors
Discover the real story of allied nursing in the First World War with this exclusive excerpt.
This 'easily accessible' account by Michael Ruse is reviewed in the Guardian.

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