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The 100 best nonfiction books: No 99 – The History of the World by Walter Raleigh (1614)

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 99 – The History of the World by Walter Raleigh (1614)

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Raleigh’s book, packed with veiled political advice and suppressed soon after publication, is a classic of late Renaissance history writing “When Sir Walter Raleigh was imprisoned in the Tower of London,” writes George Orwell in his As I Please column for 4 February 1944, “he occupied himself with …

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