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Simon Sebag Montefiore

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Simon Jonathan Sebag Montefiore is a British historian, television presenter and author of popular history books and novels.
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Diary of Samuel Pepys
Samuel Pepys - 2020-05-18 (first published in 1669)
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork....
Simon Sebag Montefiore
2022-03-30T12:53:47.000Z
So sad to finish this last night. Such a joyous highspirited companion of a book,a fullbodied masterpiece of writing virtuosity,a peerless historical witness,a celebration of life in dark times.& I’dlove to have known Pepys. Every day: ‘up betimes’. Every night: ‘and so to bed’      source
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A People's Tragedy
The Russian Revolution
Orlando Figes - 1998-03-01
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It is history on an epic yet human scale. Vast in scope, exhaustive in original research, written with passion, narrative skill, and human sympathy, A People's Tragedy is a profound account of the Russian Revolution for a new generation. Many consider the Russian Revolution to be the most significant event of the twentieth century. Distinguished sc...
Simon Sebag Montefiore
2022-03-28T18:21:07.000Z
Here r the best books to understand Russia now fr IvanTerrible Catherine Stalin to Putin.I did this in 2017 but still essential reading: @robertservice00 @orlandofige chris bellamy dominic lieven @anneapplebaum catherine merridale @zygaro @Waterstones      source
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Odessa
Genius and Death in a City of Dreams
Charles King - 2011-02-28
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“Rich and riveting, complex and compelling, powerful and poetic.”?—Peter M. Gianotti, NewsdayIn Odessa, the greatest port on the Black Sea, a dream of cosmopolitan freedom inspired geniuses and innovators, from the writers Alexander Pushkin and Isaac Babel to Zionist activist Vladimir Jabotinsky and immunologist Ilya Mechnikov. Yet here too was dea...
Simon Sebag Montefiore
2022-03-19T07:45:44.000Z
@MediaHistoryNow Yes super book      source
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Billy Summers
Stephen King - 2021-08-03
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Billy Summers is a man in a room with a gun. He’s a killer for hire and the best in the business. But he’ll do the job only if the target is a truly bad guy. And now Billy wants out. But first there is one last hit. Billy is among the best snipers in the world, a decorated Iraq war vet, a Houdini when it comes to vanishing after the job is done. So...
Simon Sebag Montefiore
2022-02-18T11:03:14.000Z
In tempestuous pestilential and ominous times, here is a tonic: Billy Summers great storytelling - part-crime part-lovestory part-warstory and partly a novel about how to become a writer - by a maestro. The first book i ve read by @StephenKing      source
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Peter Morville
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The Duchess Countess
The Woman Who Scandalized Eighteenth Century London
Catherine Ostler - 2021-11-09
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This “funny, intelligent, witty, profound” (Andrew Roberts, New York Times bestselling author) look at the stylish and scandalous Elizabeth Chudleigh, Duchess of Kingston—a woman whose adventurous life led to an infamous bigamy trial that was bigger news in British society than the American War of Independence—provides a clear-eyed and fascinating ...
Simon Sebag Montefiore
2021-03-28T19:02:49.000Z
A very good book just arrived. Highly recommended. The biography of a fascinating woman and the most scandalous courtcase of the 18th century all set in a dazzling world from london to paris and st petersburg. The Duchess Countess wonderfully done by @CatherineOstler      source
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Jews Don’t Count
David Baddiel - 2021-04-20
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Jews Don’t Count is a book for people on the right side of history. People fighting the good fight against homophobia, disablism, transphobia and, particularly, racism. People, possibly, like you.It is the comedian and writer David Baddiel’s contention that one type of racism has been left out of this fight. In his unique combination of reasoning, ...
Simon Sebag Montefiore
2021-02-01T09:11:01.000Z
Such a good important and essential book. As was the article. Both reveal the hierarchy of racism that contradicts history in favour of ideology. For example did u notice those who didnt mention Jews at all on Holocaust Memorial Day,trying to make it a day when all lives matter?      source
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The New Oxford Annotated Bible with Apocrypha
New Revised Standard Version
Michael Coogan - 2018-04-01 (first published in 1920)
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For over 50 years students, professors, clergy, and general readers have relied on The New Oxford Annotated Bible as an unparalleled authority in Study Bibles. This fifth edition of the Annotated remains the best way to study and understand the Bible at home or in the classroom. This thoroughly revised and substantially updated edition contains the...
Simon Sebag Montefiore
2020-12-16T09:42:16.000Z
My five favourite Jerusalem books      source
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Storyteller of Jerusalem
The Life and Times of Wasif Jawhariyyeh, 1904-1948
Wasif Jawhariyyeh - 2013-10-07
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Translation of: al-Quds al-Uthmaniyah fi al-mudhakkirat al-Jawhariyah....
Simon Sebag Montefiore
2020-11-30T18:49:17.000Z
My five favourite Jerusalem books: the Diaries of Wasif Jawhariyyeh, Jewish Wars by Josephus, Tale of Love & Darkness by Amos Oz, Yoram Ottolenghi’s Jerusalem and what else? The Bible of course. The superlative Jerusalem book.      source
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Jerusalem
A Cookbook
Yotam Ottolenghi - 2012-10-16
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With Jerusalem, Ottolenghi re-teams with his friend and co-owner of his restaurants, Sami Tamimi. Both men were born in Jerusalem in the same year: Tamimi on the Arab east side and Ottolenghi in the Jewish west. In this book they explore the vibrant cuisine of their home city together, and present an authentic collection of recipes that reflects th...
Simon Sebag Montefiore
2020-11-30T18:49:17.000Z
My five favourite Jerusalem books: the Diaries of Wasif Jawhariyyeh, Jewish Wars by Josephus, Tale of Love & Darkness by Amos Oz, Yoram Ottolenghi’s Jerusalem and what else? The Bible of course. The superlative Jerusalem book.      source
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Sam Kass
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A Tale of Love and Darkness
Amos Oz - 2005-11-01 (first published in 2002)
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Tragic, comic, and utterly honest, A Tale of Love and Darkness is at once a family saga and a magical self-portrait of a writer who witnessed the birth of a nation and lived through its turbulent history.It is the story of a boy growing up in the war-torn Jerusalem of the forties and fifties, in a small apartment crowded with books in twelve langua...
Simon Sebag Montefiore
2020-11-30T18:49:17.000Z
My five favourite Jerusalem books: the Diaries of Wasif Jawhariyyeh, Jewish Wars by Josephus, Tale of Love & Darkness by Amos Oz, Yoram Ottolenghi’s Jerusalem and what else? The Bible of course. The superlative Jerusalem book.      source
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Natalie Portman
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The Last Empire of Iran
Michael R Jackson Bonner - 2020-01-15
Brazil by Lilia M. Schwarcz
Lenin on the Train by Catherine Merridale
The Jewish War by Flavius Josephus