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Six Minutes in May: How Churchill Unexpectedly Became Prime Minister
Nicholas Shakespeare
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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The Life and Legends of Calamity Jane (The Oklahoma Western Biographies) - Richard W. Etulain

If nothing else, this book has definitely made clear the impressive amount of research that was necessary to establish what little we really know about Calamity Jane's life. In this case, Etulain's not content simply to print the legend, but to dissect it and explain how it has led to the many myths surrounding this famous, yet obscure woman.