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The Empress Dowager Cixi ruled China, mostly directly, from the death of her husband, Emperor Xianfeng, in 1861 to her own death in 1908, an era when foreign powers gnawed away at the Chinese empire.
One of the problems with today's academic historians is that they tend to know more and more about less and less.
Prepare for "Lean In," the next generation.
You could fill a bookcase with prequels, sequels and other reworkings of Jane Austen's novels. If you added unfinished works such as "The Watsons" and "Sanditon" that have been kitted out with endings, and the unlikely mysteries such as Stephanie Barron's Jane Austen series and P.D. James' "Death Comes to Pemberley," your shelves would have far, far more Jane Austen novels than the six she published.
News of the publication of "Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy" will thrill everyone who loved Helen Fielding's two earlier Bridget Jones novels. Unfortunately, Bridget's allure has palled. And, yes, it has to be said that it's because she's older. Then, too — and perhaps more crucially — times have changed.
If you are as alarmed as I am over how the world's political leadership — especially our own — seems to be a parade of imbeciles, then invest $35 and read about how the world slid into a similar global catastrophe almost exactly 99 years ago.
The news from Haiti is invariably bad. It spotlights corrupt and brutal politicians, frequent coups and regular interventions by foreign powers — usually the United States. Recently, there was the 2010 earthquake that devastated the country, leaving hundreds of thousands homeless and trailing cholera in its wake.
Before the Reagan Revolution came the rise of Margaret Thatcher. The improbable story is well told by journalist Charles Moore in "Margaret Thatcher: From Grantham to the Falklands."
Over the course of three days of intense fighting, the Union Army defeated the Confederate States Army on the bloodstained battlefield. It has become widely known as a crucial turning point in this tumultuous period of U.S. history. The loss of human life was extensive, families were torn apart and the country would never be the same again.