Επτά πόλεμοι, τέσσερις εμφύλιοι, επτά πτωχεύσεις, 1821-2016 του Γιώργου Β. Δερτιλή

Σε λίγα χρόνια η σύγχρονη Ελλάδα θα εορτάσει τα 200 χρόνια ανεξαρτησίας.  Σε αυτή την περίοδο των δυο αιώνων θα γνωρίσει μα σειρά από γεγονότα τραυματικά, πολύνεκρους πολέμους, φρικιαστικούς εμφυλίους, και  κρίσεις που οδήγησαν στην[…]

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Γαμήλιο Ταξίδι ή ένας εκούσιος εξοστρακισμός;

Με μια συναρπαστική περιγραφή, ερευνώντας πλήθος εγγράφων και ιστορικό υλικό, ο Μίμης Ανδρουλάκης, περιγράφει το άγνωστο αυτό ταξίδι των επτά μηνών και μια ημέρα. 12 Μαρτίου 1936, η ημέρα που ο Βενιζέλος, μετά από ένα θυελλώδη καυγά με την γυναίκα του Έλενα, παθαίνει ένα σοβαρό εγκεφαλικό και πεθαίνει.

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To follow the answer about the Nile follow the red.

The Red Nile is a book of stories, gruesome, adventurous, humorous, fascinating stories. Stories of people who risked everything and lived their lives to the fullest. “One suspect, reviewing the history of the Red Nile, that history is not made by parliaments, committees, companies – it is made, rightly or wrongly, by determined individuals or small groups of determined individuals. ” They all wanted to tame the Nile.

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When Bill Bryson stays "At Home"

Just a short note about the book I just read, ‘At Home: A Short History of Private Life’ by Bill Bryson. Despite the enormous amount of information, more than someone can actually process, this is a fascinating and enjoyable book. Bill Bryson did a prodigious amount of research on the history of nearly everything from architecture to epidemics and toilets to crinolines and wigs.

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The Lunar Men: Five Friends Whose Curiosity Changed the World

After her excellent biography of Hogarth, Jenny Uglow gives us a nice and detailed history of the Lunar men. Their personal adventures and family stories and tragedies are intertwined beautifully with their intellectual passions and scientific pursuits. She describes sufficiently the revolutions of this period that changed the political and social systems, such as the French and the American Revolutions as well as, the revolutionary advances in science, such as these of Linnaeus and Lavoisier.

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