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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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Legacy - James H. Schmitz James Schmitz's novel is about a young woman who young woman who finds herself as the center of interstellar intrigue, is very much a novel of its times. The plot itself is a fairly typical adventure tale, with the best ideas squeezed in at the end. While the main character, Trigger Agee, is supposedly as strong and capable, the rape scene involving her and the primary male protagonist reveals the misogynistic beliefs that date the book so badly. Together it makes the book a dated and disappointing read, one that can be bypassed in favor of its many better counterparts in the genre.