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Old 06-29-2012, 08:27 PM   #9
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I'm not sure if they're scholarly enough, but I really enjoyed "The Great Siege: Malta 1565" by Ernle Bradford, and "Death in Hamburg: Society and Politics in the Cholera Years 1830-1910" by Richard J. Evans. They both provide a window into past cultures during times of great crisis.
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