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22War on the rail s Christian Wolmar describes how railways enabled the mass slaughter of 20th-century conflicts

32Why the westrules… f or now Ian Morris considers why the east fell b ehind the west in recent centuries. Will this trend be reverse d?

38Three films about… P earl Harbor America’s day of infamy has inspired many cinematic adaptations.Mark Glancy weighs up their merits

42All in the best p ossible tast e Amanda Vickery reveals how Georgian Britons first took an interest in domestic style

50The Egyptian Book of the D ead Rob Attar discovers how ancient Eg yptians planned to avoid the p itfalls of the afterlif e

57Terror on the streets of Lond on Clive Bloom reports on the bloodshed caused by European revolutionaries in Britain a century ag o


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