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Dominic Lieven’s book about the diplomatic build-up to the Great War – Towards The Flame – was very demanding, every page full of analyses and counter-analyses of complex international situations, which took a good deal of concentration to understand. By contrast, Catherine Merridale’s book is like a series of articles…

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Austerity Britain: A World to Build 1945–48 by David Kynaston (2007)

May 10, 2019

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David Kynaston (b.1951) has written about 16 history books on broadly three topics: cricket, the City of London, and Britain after the Second World War. His post-war histories (to date; the plan is to take them up to 1979) have been published as three volumes, each of which – rather confusingly – contains two ‘books’:

Should one review the portmanteau volume – Austerity Britain (692 pages long in its current Bloomsbury paperback edition) – or the two ‘books’ it contains? I’ve chosen the latter option, because each of the ‘books’ is so dense and packed with information that they require separate posts.

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This blog post uses the timeline of Byzantine emperors from Wikipedia and then adds details and comments from John Julius Norwich’s book Byzantium: The Early Centuries. Constantine I ‘the Great’ (324-337) Son of the Augustus Constantius Chlorus and Helena. Proclaimed Augustus of the western empire upon the death of…

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Gender chore wars: why do women still do more housework? @GavinHJackson and his fiancée and tracked the time they spent on chores. Here’s what they learnt https://t.co/bglqZoy837 pic.twitter.com/kfem0fqqvB — FT Data (@ftdata) May 10, 2019

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