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History must at least be readable if we’re to learn anything from it

Making History: The Storytellers Who Shaped the Past by Richard Cohen reviewed

By Nigel Jones

Russia

Could a Kremlin assassin get to Putin?

History is replete with examples of successful assassinations carried out by the intimates of dictatorial rulers

By Nigel Jones

Book Review

Stalin the intellectual: the dictator cast in a new light

Stalin’s Library: A Dictator and his Books by Geoffrey Roberts reviewed

By Nigel Jones

Book Review

Any beggar woman was a potential scapegoat during the European witch craze

The Last Witches of England: A Tragedy of Sorcery and Superstition by John Callow reviewed

By Nigel Jones

Book Review

How Hitler’s great gamble nearly paid off

The Hitler Years: Disaster, 1940-1945 by Frank McDonough reviewed

By Nigel Jones

Book Review

Stalin as puppet master: how Uncle Joe manipulated the West

Stalin’s War: A New History of World War Two by Sean McMeekin reviewed

By Nigel Jones

Book Review

A phoenix from the ashes: 17th-century London reborn

London and the 17th Century: The Making of the World’s Greatest City by Margarette Lincoln reviewed

By Nigel Jones

Books

Ian Kershaw recounts Europe’s recovery from WWII – have the good times run their course?

Roller-Coaster: Europe 1950–2017 by Ian Kershaw reviewed

By Nigel Jones

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