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Gabriela, Cravo e Canela
Jorge Amado
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Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph (The Authorized Doubleday/Doran Edition)
T.E. Lawrence
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G. Edward Griffin
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Peter the Great
Robert K. Massie
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Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader: North Korea and the Kim Dynasty
Bradley K. Martin
A Time for Trumpets: The Untold Story of the Battle of the Bulge
Charles B. MacDonald
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The German Army 1933-1945
Matthew Cooper
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Corporal Hitler and the Great War 1914-1918: The List Regiment
John F Williams
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The Duchess of Duke Street - Mollie Hardwick This is one of the most delightful, entertaining novels I've read for quite some time. Spanning from the late Victorian to the end of the Edwardian Era in 1910, this novel is richly populated with a variety of people (mainly the working and monied/aristocratic classes) from whom Louisa Trotter (nee Leyton), proprietress and master chef of the Bentinck Hotel, stands out. By dint of hard work and a stroke of luck, Louisa, a spirited, feisty, and determined Cockney, becomes one of the top chefs in Britain and the owner of a successful hotel catering to the tastes of the politician, prosperous businessman, and gentleman-about-town.

For anyone who loves a well-crafted, well-told novel that brings a smile and a chuckle, this one is perfect.