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The Vulcan Academy Murders
Jean Lorrah
Six Minutes in May: How Churchill Unexpectedly Became Prime Minister
Nicholas Shakespeare
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The Industrialisation of Soviet Russia, Volume 1: The Socialist Offensive: The Collectivisation of Soviet Agriculture, 1929-1930
Robert William Davies
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Richard J. Evans
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John C. G. Röhl
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Fallen Founder: The Life of Aaron Burr - Nancy Isenberg

I'm about a quarter of the way into this book, and while I'm learning a lot about Aaron Burr, I'm increasingly put off by Isenberg's interpretation, which seems to me to be excessively forgiving of her subject. Are we really to believe that ALL of Burr's faults are little more than scurrilous attacks and historical misinterpretation? A few admissions of flaws would go a long way towards accepting her revisionist interpretation.