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Old December 5th, 2013, 06:11 AM   #141
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Anything by Ann Rinaldi, especially her revolutionary war book.
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Old March 17th, 2014, 10:37 PM   #142

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The Second Sex by Simon de Beauvoir. I am an emotional creature and Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler. The Plantagenets by Dan Jones. Tudor. Passion. Manipulation and Murder: England's Most Notorious Dynasty by Leanda de Lisle. Sisters Who Would Be Queen by Lisle too. The Woodvilles by Susan Higginbotham. On Bed with the Tudors, Elizabeth of York, Anne Neville by Amy Licencee (she's got a book on Cecily Neville cominf up next month on April 28). Blood Sisters by Sarah Gristwood (deals with all the women in the wars of the roses, including the much less talked about Edward's oldest sisters Elizabeth and Anne and his Aunt who one was Margaret Beaufort's mother in law). Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Four Kings by Amy Kelly. Poower and Imagination by Lauro Martines. The Prince by Machiavelli. Six Wives of Henry VIII by Antonia Fraser. Children of Henry VIII by John Guy. Elfrida, Jane Seymour: Henry VIII's true love, Margaret Beaufort by Elizabeth Norton. Sister Queens by Julia Fox. The Armada by Garret Mattingly. The life of Elizabeth I, Elizabeth of York: A Queen and her World and Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison Weir. Elizabeth I: Struggle for the throne by David Starkey. The Myth ot Bloody Mary by Linda Porter. Blood Mary by Carolly Erickson. When God Was A Woman by Merlin Stone. Vikings by Neil Oliver. Henry VII by Chrimes

Historical fiction -Heretic Queen/ Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran. Sister Queens by Sophie Perinot. Four sisters, all queens.
In the shadow of the crown by Jean Plaidy. The Concubine and the Spanish Bride by norah Lofts. Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory (I don't always agree with her but some aspects regarding Catherine of Aragon were spot on, on what I think she most likely thought given what is so far known of her and I've read). Winter King, Enemy of God and Excalibur -best Arthurian trilogy there is and reconstructed in such a way it is very accurate were he had existed by Bernard Cornwell. Agincourt by Bernard Cornwell as well. A Break From Charity by Ann Rinaldi.
Avalon saga including the Arthurian Mists of Avalons from a feminine perspecfive by Marion Zimmer Bradley.

Sci fi and fantasy -There are so many. Besides History and Biography, this is my favorite genre after the first two. Shannara trilogy by Brooks. A Song of Ice and Fire by Geroge R. R. Martin. Gwenyfhar by Mercedes Lackey. Foundation series by Asimov. Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. Harry Potter saga by J. K. Rowling. Vampire Chronicles and Witching Hour by Anne Rice. Dracula by Bram Stoker. War of the worlds by HG Wells. Call of Chthulu and At the mountain of madness by H. P. Lovecraft. And Brave New World by Aldous Huxley.

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Old May 27th, 2014, 07:20 AM   #143
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Interesting book idea

I could suggest so many books, but right now I'm reading the book Hitler's Vienna. I'd love to know if anyone is reading this or what they have to say about it.
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Old February 23rd, 2015, 11:41 PM   #144

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I do not know if Muriel Spark's "The prime of miss Jean Brodie", "Loitering with intent", or "Memento mori" have been discussed here, but I think her works deserve to be mentioned.

Another author to consider could be Evelyn Waugh

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Old May 22nd, 2015, 12:39 AM   #145
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I would suggest:

- Ian Kershaw: "Hitler 1889–1936: Hubris", and "Hitler 1936–1945: Nemesis", "The End: Hitler's Germany 1944-45", "The 'Hitler Myth'. Image and Reality in the Third Reich", "Hitler, The Germans, and the Final Solution"

- Richard Pipes: "The Russian Revolution", "Russia Under the Bolshevik Regime: 1919–1924", "The Degaev Affair: Terror and Treason in Tsarist Russia",

- Christopher Browning: "Ordinary Men : Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland", "The Origins of the Final Solution : The Evolution of Nazi Jewish Policy, September 1939 – March 1942"

- Raul Hilberg: "The Destruction of the European Jews"

- Simon Sebag Montefiore: "Young Stalin", "Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar"

- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: "The Gulag Archipelago", "The First Circle", "August 1914", "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich"

- Martina Malia: "The Soviet Tragedy: A History of Socialism in Russia, 1917-1991"

- Anne Applebaum: "Gulag: A History", "Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956"

- Sonke Neitzel, Harald Welzer: "Soldaten: On Fighting, Killing, and Dying, The Secret WWII Transcripts of German POWS"
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Old January 6th, 2017, 11:40 PM   #146
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Please suggest me an interesting book
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Old January 7th, 2017, 05:02 PM   #147

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Please suggest me an interesting book
What books do you like most? Any specific era?
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Just got this as part of an Xmas book voucher, Philip Matywotsit sounds like a very learned chap.

I was considering getting Cartledge's Spartan book but I'm not sure as it didn't have great reviews on Amazon.
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Old January 8th, 2017, 05:02 AM   #149

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