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Sidin Vadukut

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Sidin Vadukut is a columnist, writer and blogger from India. He is currently the managing editor of In January 2010, Vadukut's debut novel Dork: The Incredible Adventures of Robin 'Einstein' Varghese was published.
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C.J. Sansom - 2019-01-29 (first published in 2018)
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One of the great overlooked historical detective series continues with this mystery for fans of Hilary Mantel, set in a time of great political upheaval in Tudor-era England.Spring, 1549. Two years after the death of Henry VIII, England is sliding into chaos.The nominal king, Edward VI, is eleven years old. His uncle, Edward Seymour, Lord Hertford,...
Sidin Vadukut
Stunning book. It will take me many days to recover from it. Just superb. And a detailed historical essay at the end of it. Also man it will destroy you by the end.      source
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The Abbasid Caliphate
A History
Tayeb El-Hibri - 2021-04-22
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The period of the Abbasid Caliphate (750-1258) has long been recognized as the formative period of Islamic civilization with its various achievements in the areas of science, literature, and culture. This history of the Abbasid Caliphate from its foundation in 750 and golden age under Harun al-Rashid to the conquest of Baghdad by the Mongols in 125...
Sidin Vadukut
Extremely good book. Just zips along and lots of references to coinage. Available on Kindle India.      source
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The Path Between the Seas
The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914
David McCullough - 1978-10-15 (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
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 - 2012-11-01 (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
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
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India Moving
A History of Migration Tumbe, Chinmay
Chinmay Tumbe - 2018-07-20
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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
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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The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe
Serhii Plokhy - 2020-03-10 (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
Superb book. And a particularly strong final third section. Recommended.      source
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The First Three Thousand Years
Diarmaid MacCulloch - 2011-02-22 (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
Damn good book. Highly recommend. Very big.      source