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Lord Reading: Rufus Isaacs, First Marquess of Reading, Lord Chief Justice and Viceroy of India, 1860-1935
Denis Judd
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Charlotte Lennox: An Independent Mind
Susan Carlile
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Operation Don's Main Attack: The Soviet Southern Front's Advance on Rostov, January-February 1943
David M. Glantz
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Thomas Cromwell: A Revolutionary Life  - Diarmaid MacCulloch

This is proving to be an amazing book. Not only does MacCulloch describe Cromwell’s early career in more detail than his predecessors, but he also walks his readers through the sources for it and deciphers them in a way that explains why he takes the interpretations he does. It's not often that a historian does this, but it makes his book useful as a study of the craft of history as well as a biography of his subject.