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Non-fiction Review: Catastrophes and Heroes: True Stories of Man-Made Disasters, by Jerry Borrowman

Synopsis A century of the industrial age saw unprecedented leaps in technology and engineering, from the first flight of an airplane to the first flight of humans to the moon. But alongside these awe-inspiring achievements were horrible disasters caused by … Continue reading

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Non-fiction Review: City of London at War 1939-45

Synopsis The City of London was always going to be an obvious target for German bombers during the Second World War. What better way for Nazi Germany to spread fear and panic amongst the British people than by attacking their … Continue reading

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Non-fiction Review: The Splendid and the Vile, Erik Larson

Synopsis On Winston Churchill’s first day as prime minister, Adolf Hitler invaded Holland and Belgium. Poland and Czechoslovakia had already fallen, and the Dunkirk evacuation was just two weeks away. For the next twelve months, Hitler would wage a relentless … Continue reading

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Misleading Miss Verity, by Carolyn Miller

Disclaimer: Although I received a copy of this book from the publisher, the words and opinions below are my own. Let me start by saying, this is probably the first of Carolyn Miller’s Regency novels in which she got to … Continue reading

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Opinion: This Labor Day, Consider the Global Cost of Labor

One of the deadliest industrial disasters in the USA took place in 1911. It killed 146 workers. One hundred and two years later, a building collapse in Bangladesh caused almost 10 times that number of deaths. Why haven’t lessons been … Continue reading

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