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Continents continued to shift and war went on even as people around the world celebrated.
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Get a handle on the decade of instability that changed France—and the world—for good.
Dive into some of history's greatest battles and the life of one its most famous generals.
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Punks destroyed their jeans, their shirts...and the power structures that surrounded them.
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These reads are transporting.
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Pack your bags.