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Margaret Brecknell

Margaret is a British freelance writer with a passion for history, sport and cats. After graduating from Manchester University further back than she cares to mention, she worked in stockbroking for many years. Now focusing on writing, her work has appeared in a wide range of different publications and her first local history book was published last year.

12 Eye-Opening Books on the History of New York City

Explore each unique borough, from past to present.

The Insidious Aims of the Nazis' Operation Bernhard

They had a secret plan to forge British bank notes.

8 History Books From Women's Perspectives

From the ancient world to World War II, explore new points of view.

8 Panoramic Books About Empires

From the ancient world to the 20th century.

10 Moving Anti-War Books

Authors explore the horrors of war from different perspectives and across generations.

8 New History Releases to Look Forward to

January, February, and March are full of promising new reads.

The Strange True Story of Dr. William Chester Minor and the Oxford English Dictionary

One of the dictionary's top contributors was an inmate at a psychiatric hospital.

10 Books to Read Before Watching Napoleon

The new Ridley Scott film charts the Frenchman's rise and fall.

11 Attention-Grabbing Microhistory Books

These highly focused books have a surprisingly large scope.

10 Naval History Books to Dive Into Right Now

From the Spanish Armada to Pearl Harbor and beyond.

Winston Churchill’s Favorite Books

Judging from his reading list, Winston Churchill clearly thought a lot about the Roman Empire.

8 Must-Read Books About the Reformation

Gain more knowledge about this major religious schism.

10 Books About the North African Campaign of WWII

This theater of war is often overlooked.

8 Books About the Renaissance, From Art to Politics

A period of "rebirth" that continues to fascinate.