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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 World
A Family History of Humanity
Simon Sebag Montefiore - 2023-05-16
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From the acclaimed author of The Romanovs—a magisterial history of humanity viewed through the lens of its most powerful dynasties.In this sprawling and eye-opening book, best-selling historian Simon Sebag Montefiore chronicles the world’s great dynasties across human history through engrossing tales of palace intrigue, glorious battle, and the rea...
Frank McDonough
2022-10-19T19:04:32.000Z
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 - 2018-12-02 (first published in 1965)
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William Sheridan Allen's research provides an intimate, comprehensive study of the mechanics of revolution and an analysis of 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.Tackling one of the 20th century's greatest dilemmas, Al...
Frank McDonough
2022-04-16T08:28:20.000Z
@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 - 2021-01-01
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Ireland is a nation obsessed with death. We find a thrill in the moribund, a strange enchantment in the drama of our dark past. It’s everywhere we look and in all of our beloved myths, songs and stories that have helped to form our cultural identity. Our wakes and ballads, our plays and famine sites, all of them and more come together to tell our c...
Frank McDonough
2021-03-17T20:17:25.000Z
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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In Hitler's Death , author and expert Luke Daly-Groves rigorously looks at the question: Did Hitler shoot himself in the Führerbunker or did he slip past the Soviets and escape to South America? Countless documentaries, newspaper articles, and internet pages written by conspiracy theorists have led the ongoing debate surrounding Hitler's last days....
Frank McDonough
2020-04-25T12:08:00.000Z
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 - 2017-03-07 (first published in 2015)
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Far more than a history of the Silk Roads, this book is truly a revelatory new history of the world, promising to destabilize notions of where we come from and where we are headed next. From the Middle East and its political instability to China and its economic rise, the vast region stretching eastward from the Balkans across the steppe and South ...
Frank McDonough
2019-11-30T14:54:42.000Z
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