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Best of 2017

Well, then. It's sure that time of year when people list their lists of lists of the previous year. And I'm no different. As previous years, this is a list of the book I read in 2017. Some Thriller, some Non-Fiction, some Historical Fiction, I think you'll find. It was a year where I again …

Central Europe 1914 to 1935

Today's offering from the Rand McNally World Atlas of 1946, is the final one. This map is of course the one that was current at the outbreak of World War II. The section at the front is a series of maps of Europe, which I've posted the last couple of weeks. This final one, isn't …

Central Europe 1815 to 1866

Today's offering from the Rand McNally World Atlas of 1946, is entitled 'Central Europe 1815 to 1866.' The map seems to have been done to concentrate, as the index down the bottom there suggests, on The German Confederation, Kingdom of Prussia and the Austrian Empire. I think you can get an even more clear picture …

Europe in 1814

This time, we've moved forward to 1815 in the Rand McNally World Atlas Premier Collection, still published in 1946. The copy accompanying the map, goes like this: The Congress of Vienna in 1815 re-fashioned the map of Europe after the downfall of Napoleon. England and France in the west; Austria and Russia in the east; …

Europe in 1810

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Welcome back my friends, to the show that never ends…Ladies and gentlemen, Kyle Mills, Elise Cooper and Enemy of The State!

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The world, in 1913

A couple of years ago, I 'inherited' a map of the world, from my father-in-law. It is a Hammond's Illustrated Atlas of the World and was published in 1913, by C. S. Hammond & Company, New York. I find, have found, it interesting through reading so much, so many books about the First World War, …

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What IS it I read?

I know what it it, do they?