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Frank McDonough

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Frank McDonough is a British historian of the Third Reich and international history.
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The Earth Transformed
An Untold History
Peter Frankopan - 2023-04-18
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A revolutionary new history that reveals how climate change has dramatically shaped the development—and demise—of civilizations across time...
Frank McDonough
Just finished reading this unique and monumental history of the impact of the environment on historical change. I found out new facts on every page and it’s written clearly and precisely. This book consolidates his position as the greatest global historian on the planet:      source
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The World
A Family History of Humanity
Simon Sebag Montefiore - 2023-05-16 (first published in 2022)
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Explore the world's most powerful dynasties throughout human history in this epic historical account. Best-selling historian Simon Sebag Montefiore brings to life tales of palace intrigue, glorious battles, and the real lives of people who held unfathomable power. From humble beginnings to megalomania, uncover the achievements and downfalls of emperors and remarkable women rulers alike. The World is a spellbinding read that will transport you through time and space.
Frank McDonough
A monumental book by one of the best historians on the planet. It’s out on 27 October.      source
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The Nazi Seizure of Power
The Experience of a Single German Town, 1922-1945
William Sheridan Allen - 1984-01-01 (first published in 1965)
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Explore the mechanics of revolution with William Sheridan Allen's classic analysis on the Nazi Party's subversion of democracy. Beginning at the end of the Weimar Republic, Allen examines the entire period of the Nazi Revolution within a single locality. Through legal records and interviews with primary sources, Allen dissects the transformation of Northeim, Germany from a sleepy town to a Nazi stronghold. Revised to include newly discovered Nazi documents, this book offers a comprehensive understanding of how Hitler rose to power through democratic tactics that incited localized support.
Frank McDonough
@hoyer_kat My favourite book of this type is William Allen’s The Nazi Seizure of Power: The Experience of a Single German Town, 1922-1945.      source
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The Darkness Echoing
Exploring Ireland’s Places of Famine, Death and Rebellion
Gillian O'Brien - 2020-10-01
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Explore Ireland's fascination with death and the role it plays in their cultural identity through the haunted and grim sites that form their history. Follow author Gillian O'Brien as she delves into the macabre rituals and stories that have helped shape Ireland's obsession with the moribund, from war to revolution, famine to emigration, and finally death and ghosts. Discover the undiscovered stories behind these sites and gain a new perspective on Ireland's past.
Frank McDonough
A St.Patrick’s Day book recommendation, written by @gillianmobrien who really is Irish ☘️      source
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Hitler's Death
The Case Against Conspiracy
Luke Daly-Groves - 2019-03-19
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Explore the enduring mystery surrounding Hitler's death with expert Luke Daly-Groves. Did the Führer shoot himself or cunningly slip past the Soviets to live in South America? Daly-Groves delves deep into the evidence and scrutinizes the most recent arguments of conspiracy theorists, using scientific methods. This impeccably researched book analyzes MI5 files, unpublished sketches of Hitler's bunker, and personal accounts of intelligence officers to present the full, captivating story of Hitler's death.
Frank McDonough
It’s the 75th anniversary of Hitler’s suicide next week. I would recommend this book by @lukedalygroves on the circumstances of his death, which demolishes the ridiculous conspiracy theory which suggested he escaped.      source
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The Silk Roads
A New History of the World
Peter Frankopan - 2015-08-27
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Explore the fascinating history and interconnectedness of the world along the Silk Roads. From the Middle East's instability to China's economic rise, this book sheds light on the incredible past of the vast region spanning from the Balkans to South Asia. Discover the spread of ideas, cultures, and religions that occurred from the first encounter of East and West through trade and conquest. This book challenges traditional notions of our origins and highlights the vital role the East plays in shaping the world's future.
Frank McDonough
Christmas is coming and if you want to give a thought-provoking book to that history fan in your life then the recent books by the brilliant @peterfrankopan will satisfy. Some write books, this guy changes perceptions.      source