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Alternate Biography Titles: Lives that might have been

Makemakean

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One of Thatcher's no doubt most interesting character traits is of course her keeping a portrait of Dorothy Hodgkin during her time in 10 Downing Street. The two women were completely unlike in politics, Hodgkin being a very outspoken card-carrying Communist and Thatcher being, well, Thatcher. Yet Hodgkin oversaw Thatcher's final year project in chemistry at Oxford, and Thatcher would continue to admire her for the rest of her life.
 

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Jean-Paul Marat's skin disease worsened slightly faster than OTL, and his doctors insisted that he go on a medical retreat from unsanitary Paris.
A prideful man, he only agreed to go after he was given a commission to inspect the process of the Republc's armies as they crossed into Germany. Conveniently, this meant that he could 'inspect' the supply depot at Bad Ems. He bathed regularly both at the springs and in the nearby river, though this did little to soothe the irritation.

In the meantime, his absence from Paris meant that the Girondins proved more secure when the National Convention turned against them, and instead of ten members of the Commission of Twelve being arrested only a single Deputy was removed from office.

Hence, it was later said of Marat's life that An Itch in Rhine Saved Nine.




I have a problem, I know, but I spent far too long trying to work all possible variations on the phrase and only then did I realise I needed to fit some alt-history to it...
 

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No easy walk to round three by Nelson Mandela. Published in 1965 following his defeat of Muhammad Ali in the 1964 world heavyweight championship
 
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Lancaster House : how the Methodist Churches in Africa were unified by Rev Canaan Banana, Rev Ndabaningi Sithole and Rev Abel Muzorewa. With forward by Father R.G. Mugabe SJ
 
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The Poet and the Banker The Correspondence of Dag Hammarskjöld and Alexis Leger
 

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the Lion's Marshall: Mengistu and the modernisation of the Imperial Abbysinian Army

Lions in the desert: Marshall Mengistu and the fall of Cairo
 
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Leviné's Judge: Vladimir Ulyanov and the development of revolutionary adjudication in Bavaria
 

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Bronstein of the Antarctic : how Russia won the race to the South Pole

Lyova's Kerguelen: the foundations of Southern Israel
 

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Lynn's Tropical Diseases, 12th edition by Ernesto Guevara MD. This update to Kathleen Lynn's popular treatise was led by the man recently appointed Dean of John Hopkins and includes...
 

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Rivers of Love
Archbishop Desmond Tutu's biography's title naturally recalls his famous 1968 sermon. The sermon (actually entitled No Future Without Forgiveness, and a response to a bigoted speech by a local conservative politician in Tutu's then Wolverhampton parish) foreshadowed much of the future Archbishop of Canterbury's contribution to the theology of reconciliation. The South Africa-born clergyman's legacy remains controversial, as a result of his strident opposition from both the pulpit and the House of Lords to the austerity measures of Britain's first black prime minister, Stephen Lawrence....

The publication of Archbishop Tutu's biography ironically coincides with the sentencing of Britain's other famous South Africa-born son, former long-time Liberal leader Peter Hain, for securities fraud in connection with the African businesses of Kazakh first lady...
 
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No easy walk to round three by Nelson Mandela. Published in 1965 following his defeat of Muhammad Ali in the 1964 world heavyweight championship
Rivers of Love
Archbishop Desmond Tutu's biography's title naturally recalls his famous 1968 sermon. The sermon (actually entitled No Future Without Forgiveness, and a response to a bigoted speech by a local conservative politician in Tutu's then Wolverhampton parish) foreshadowed much of the future Archbishop of Canterbury's contribution to the theology of reconciliation. The South Africa-born clergyman's legacy remains controversial, as a result of his strident opposition from both the pulpit and the House of Lords to the austerity measures of Britain's first black prime minister, Stephen Lawrence....

The publication of Archbishop Tutu's biography ironically coincides with the sentencing of Britain's other famous South Africa-born son, former long-time Liberal leader Peter Hain, for securities fraud in connection with the African businesses of Kazakh first lady...
These appear to be from the same timeline
 
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