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Sidin Vadukut is a columnist, writer and blogger from India. He is currently the managing editor of Livemint.com. In January 2010, Vadukut's debut novel Dork: The Incredible Adventures of Robin 'Einstein' Varghese was published.
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The Path Between the Seas
The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914
David McCullough - Oct 15, 1978 (first published in 1977)
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On December 31, 1999, after nearly a century of rule, the United States officially ceded ownership of the Panama Canal to the nation of Panama. That nation did not exist when, in the mid-19th century, Europeans first began to explore the possibilities of creating a link between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans through the narrow but mountainous isth...
Sidin Vadukut
Mar 25, 2021
This is a good book BTW:      source
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The Subterranean Railway
How the London Underground was Built and How it Changed the City Forever
Christian Wolmar - Nov 01, 2012 (first published in 2004)
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Since Victorian times, London's Underground has made an extraordinary contribution to the economy of the capital and has played a vital role in the daily life of generations of Londoners. This wide-ranging history of the Underground celebrates the vision and determination of the Victorian pioneers who conceived this revolutionary transport system a...
Sidin Vadukut
Sep 20, 2019
In the end it all boils down to: land acquisition. From bullet train to metros. Who gives up land, what do they get in return, what is changed forever. And who pays for it all. Tricky stuff that looks glamorous only much later. Anyway this is a great book. 2/2.      source
India Moving
A History of Migration Tumbe, Chinmay
Chinmay Tumbe - Jul 20, 2018
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From adventure to indenture, martyrs to merchants, Partition to plantation, from Kashmir to Kerala, Japan to Jamaica and beyond, the many facets of the great migrations of India and the world are mapped in India Moving, the first book of its kind. To understand how millions of people have moved-from, to and within India-the book embarks on a journe...
Sidin Vadukut
Jul 12, 2019
Chinmay Tumbhe’s India Moving is really a wonderful book. Great stories, great sources, data, optimism, and just all round superb. Cannot recommend enough. Buy immediately and read urgently.      source
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Chernobyl
The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe
Serhii Plokhy - Mar 10, 2020 (first published in 2018)
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p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.3px Times} A Chernobyl survivor and award-winning historian "mercilessly chronicles the absurdities of the Soviet system" in this "vividly empathetic" account of the worst nuclear accident in history (The Wall Street Journal).On the morning of April 26, 1986, Europe witnessed the worst nuclear disaste...
Sidin Vadukut
Jun 05, 2018
Superb book. And a particularly strong final third section. Recommended.      source
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Christianity
The First Three Thousand Years
Diarmaid MacCulloch - Feb 22, 2011 (first published in 2009)
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The author of The Reformation returns with the definitive history of Christianity for our time. Once in a generation a historian will redefine his field, producing a book that demands to be read--a product of electrifying scholarship conveyed with commanding skill. Diarmaid MacCulloch's Christianity is such a book. Ambitious, it ranges back to the ...
Sidin Vadukut
Oct 04, 2017
Damn good book. Highly recommend. Very big.      source