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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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The Pursuit of Power: Europe 1815-1914
Richard J. Evans
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Young Wilhelm: The Kaiser's Early Life, 1859-1888
John C. G. Röhl
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Paris: The Biography of a City - Colin Jones

As good of as book as this book has proven to be, the last chapter -- which was on Paris during the Enlightenment -- was truly excellent. It stands to reason that it would be, too, considering that Colin Jones's area of specialty is France in the 18th century, so he brings the benefits of his expertise to bear on describing the history of the capital in that era.