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One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
The Odyssey by Homer
The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell
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The Lindisfarne Gospels by Michelle P. Brown
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I started this book almost a decade ago, the first time I visited the Lindisfarne area. I wanted to get some background to Lindisfarne and its gospels, which are especially famous exemplars of the "illuminated manuscripts" prepared at monasteries thr ...more
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Ireland by Thomas Bartlett
" Thanks for the tip. I am looking forward to the trip - we will be crossing the island from Dublin but wanted to condense the circuit a bit to drive a ...more "
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The Lindisfarne Gospels by Michelle P. Brown
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Ireland by Thomas Bartlett
Ireland: A History
by Thomas Bartlett
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I am about to travel to Ireland for a vacation and wanted to find a good one volume history so I could do some homework. Bartlett's book more than fills the bill. I found it a thoroughly readable - although very long -- history of Ireland from late R ...more
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Pagan Britain by Ronald Hutton
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The Middle Ages by Johannes Fried
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Family Properties by Beryl Satter
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This very fine book explains how systematic racial segregation came into existence and was maintained in Chicago and most large American cities tn the 1940s, 1950s, and the 1960s. The book largely leaves off there although the segregation, in modifie ...more
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Family Properties by Beryl Satter
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Making Money by Christine Desan
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This book by a Harvard Law School professor presents a history of the evolution of modern money as a social and political institution. Professor Desan focuses on the British experience, since that is obviously her specialty and because the evolution ...more
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