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History’s ‘Vikings’ Kicks off Season Two

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History’s scripted series Vikings premieres it second season Thursday, February 27 at 10 p.m Read More »

An interview with Power Boxing Olympian Marlen Esparza

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In this enlightening conversation, Esparza talked about the release of her 'Power Boxing Workout' DVD from Acacia Lifestyle. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956′ by Anne Applebaum

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Filling a historical gap, vividly and in detail. Read More »

Audiobook Review: ‘The War That Ended Peace’ by Margaret MacMillan

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An extremely well-researched and in-depth look at the personalities behind the Great War. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Eastern Europe! Everything You Need to Know About the History (and More) of a Region that Shaped Our World and Still Does’ by Tomek Jankowski

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This one-volume history is both readable and an impressive achievement in scholarship. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: ‘Vikings – The Complete First Season’

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The History series has action and violence, sure, but also character development, questions of morality in a different time and place, and some really surprising twists. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Panaceia’s Daughters: Noblewomen as Healers in Early Modern Germany’ by Alisha Rankin

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These women enjoyed considerable respect, from patients and professionally trained physicians. Read More »

Book Review: ‘The Food Industries of Europe in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries’ edited by Derek J. Oddy and Alain Drouard

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From Oyster Ketchup to Roquefort, fish fingers to chicken nuggets, via chocolate and olive oil. Read More »

From Gilgamesh to the Moon and Beyond: The Enduring Geekdom of Science Fiction

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Science fiction is metaphor for a troubled world and a medium to give expression to the apprehensions we all feel as we advance into the unknown. Read More »

Book Review: ‘The English in Love: The Intimate Story of an Emotional Revolution’ by Claire Langhammer

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From emotional blackmail to Fifties 'hook-ups', there's little that's new. Read More »