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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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Ronald Reagan and the Triumph of American Conservatism

Ronald Reagan and the Triumph of American Conservatism (Library of American Biography Series) - Jules Tygiel Jules Tygiel's book is an excellent short biography of Ronald Reagan. In it he charts Reagan's course for his childhood in Illinois through his time as a sports broadcaster and career as an actor to his years in politics. Throughout the book he is consistently fair to his subject, noting his gifts and achievements while pointing out Reagan's errors and lapses. For anybody seeking an introduction to our nation's 40th president, this is a good place to begin.