Everyone Has Their Reasons by Joseph Matthews

Most people have heard of Kristallnacht (the Night of Broken Glass) - the night when the Nazis targeted Jews throughout Germany - but most people do not know whose actions were used as the pretext for the attacks. Everyone Has Their Reasons is an excellent look at the fictional musings of one of history's little-known assassins whose actions created such chaos.

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The Massacre: The Life and Death of the Paris Commune by John Merriman

Somewhere my former European and World History teachers are rolling their eyes because I did not remember learning about the Paris uprising of 1871. John Merriman in The Massacre: The Life and Death of the Paris Commune does a superb job of describing the events surrounding the uprising. Here is a brief summary from the publisher’s website: The Paris Commune lasted for only 64 days in 1871, but during that short time it gave rise to some of the grandest political dreams of the nineteenth...

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