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A Feast for Crows
George R.R. Martin
Japan at War: An Oral History
Haruko Taya Cook, Theodore F. Cook
Armageddon: A Novel of Berlin
Leon Uris
Falling Free (Vorkosigan Saga, #4)
Lois McMaster Bujold
Century Rain
Alastair Reynolds
The Bounty: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty
Caroline Alexander
Rite of Passage
Alexei Panshin
Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe
Laurence Bergreen
The 900 Days: The Siege of Leningrad
Harrison E. Salisbury
The Forsaken: From The Great Depression To The Gulags: Hope And Betrayal In Stalin's Russia
Tim Tzouliadis
Swan Song - Robert R. McCammon If you felt cheated by the obvious Deus Ex Machina at the end of "The Stand" by Stephen King then give this book a go. They are very much similar but "Swan Song" has a much appropriate ending than "The Stand". And the devastation is extremely graphic and bone-chilling in "Swan Song" as it is due to a nuclear world war compared to the virus pandemic in "The Stand".

Don't get me wrong here, I love "The Stand", but the climax was as abrupt and rushed as "The Postman" by David Brin. Only if King could go back in time like the protagonist in "11/22/63" and write a more fitting climax to his epic post-apocalyptic novel.