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Neal Ferguson

Fiction
Neal Ferguson

A Soldier of the Great War

Alessandro Giuliani, athletic, well muscled, handsome, professor of aesthetics, and fictional protagonist of Mark Helprin’s A Soldier of the Great War, declares that fighting in

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History
Neal Ferguson

Year Zero

Year Zero, A History of 1945 In American culture, an enduring image of the end of World War II is “The Kiss,” a photograph of

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History
Neal Ferguson

Empires, Nations and Families

Empires, Nations & Families: A History of the North American West, 1800-1860 Although my professional life as a historian has been devoted almost exclusively to

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History
Neal Ferguson

The Sleepwalkers

The Sleepwalkers: How Europe went to war in 1914 In the past century more than 25,000 books have been published about World War I and

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History
Neal Ferguson

Engineers of Victory

Engineers of Victory: The Problem Solvers Who Turned the Tide in the Second World War Disclaimer: I gladly admit to a generally favorable attitude towards

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History
Neal Ferguson

Lawrence in Arabia

  Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East   “We [the young men who won the war]

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Fiction
Neal Ferguson

Bring up the Bodies

With this novel Hilary Mantel joins a short list of novelists who have won two Booker Prizes since the competition’s inception in 1969. Bring Up

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