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Daniel Robert Snow MBE is an English popular historian and television presenter.
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Socrates in Love
The Making of a Philosopher
Armand D’Angour - May 07, 2019
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An innovative and insightful exploration of the passionate early life of Socrates and the influences that led him to become the first and greatest of philosophers.Socrates: the philosopher whose questioning gave birth to the foundations of Western thought, and whose execution marked the end of the Athenian Golden Age. Yet despite his pre-eminence a...
Dan Snow
Feb 16, 2020
Lovely book:     source
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A Tale of Two Cities
Charles Dickens - Jan 24, 2019 (first published in 1859)
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A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. With well over 200 million copies sold, it ranks amongst the most famous works in the history of literary fiction. The novel depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralised by the French aristocracy in the years leading...
Dan Snow
Nov 26, 2018
Today in 1859 the final instalment of Dickens' 'Tale of Two Cities' was published. One of the best selling books of all time. I was once lucky enough to hold a first edition.     source
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A Brief History of Humankind
Yuval Noah Harari - May 15, 2018 (first published in 2011)
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100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations and human rights; to trust money, books and laws; and to be ens...
Dan Snow
Dec 30, 2016
I'm sitting on Miami Beach in the sun reading this excellent book, drinking rosé, listening to cheesy 90s R&B. 2016 has a kiss in its tail     source
Britain, Germany, and the Coming of the Great War
Robert K. Massie - Sep 15, 1992 (first published in 1991)
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Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Robert K. Massie has written a richly textured and gripping chronicle of the personal and national rivalries that led to the twentieth century's first great arms race. Massie brings to vivid life, such historical figures as the single-minded Admiral von Tirpitz, the young, ambitious, Winston Churchill, the ruthless, s...
Dan Snow
Nov 03, 2016
Here’s a book I #lovetoread – Dreadnought. Share a selfie with a book that you love to read     source