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IMPERIAL RECKONING: The Untold Story of the End of Empire in Kenya

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A careful investigation of Kenya's Mau Mau uprising and the manifold crimes by the British colonial government in attempting to suppress it.Half a century ago, tales of Mau Mau atrocities filled the ... Read full review

FIRESTORM AT PESHTIGO: The Town, Its People, and the Deadliest Fire in American History

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An ominous and quietly thrilling account of the 1871 fire that burned thousands of square miles and likely killed more than 2,000 people in a Wisconsin lumber town.It had been a long, dry summer ... Read full review

Imperial reckoning: the untold story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya

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By analyzing primary sources--including archival material and interviews with hundreds of Kikuyu survivors as well as British and African loyalists, Elkins (history, Harvard Univ.) has unearthed a ... Read full review

Firestorm at Peshtigo: a town, its people, and the deadliest fire in American history

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The same day as the Great Chicago Fire, October 8, 1871, a huge conflagration swept through the lumber town of Peshtigo, WI, north of Green Bay on Lake Superior. A summer's drought, a windy day, and ... Read full review

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