Ivan's rule was full of contradiction, success and failure. Was his rule bloody? How many Russian people were killed by him?
European Enlightenment: The 17th century's most read philosopher produced sharp and honest literature. Yet until today the question seems to be unanswered where he really belonged (Bayle enigma).
Considering his academic titles, what are the contribution of the automotive engineer, Professor Dr Dr h.c.mult. Hans List? What did he invent? I could not find anything except a brief obituary.
Is there a good English-language book about Haile Selassie's rise to power? I'm particularly interested in the strife he had with the various other nobles.
I've recently been reading Karen Blixen (pseudonym Isak Denisen)'s memoir, Out of Africa, describing the Danish author's life on a Kenyan coffee plantation from 1913-1931. Some commentators have ...