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Old January 12th, 2014, 06:13 AM   #51
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I like the Records of the Three Kingdoms.

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Old January 12th, 2014, 07:57 AM   #52
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I would have to say that my favorite history book is

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The author does an excellent job of laying out the events before, during and after the Council of Nicea. He also does a good job of explaining deep theological terms in a way that anybody is able to understand.

The Book also includes many ancient documents relevant to the history of the council.
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Old January 30th, 2014, 12:13 PM   #53

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History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, by Edward Gibbon. It is the best I have read on the subject.
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Old February 7th, 2014, 01:33 PM   #54

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Just got

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seems a good read and a subject about which I know little.
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I've absolutely loved reading this book, which I bought to enliven a recent trip to Australia and then didn't actually begin until the journey home.

What did other people think of it?

If you're not familiar with it I've put a review on Amazon, rather than repeat it on here I'd just say it's straight into the list of greatest books I've read.
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Old February 25th, 2014, 02:16 AM   #56
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Band of Brothers by Stephen Ambrose.
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Old March 5th, 2014, 01:55 PM   #57

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I have a few favorite historical fictions. Two reduced me to tears by the end; Abundance by Sena Jeter Naslund, and Road to Rome by Ben Kane. The first one is a gloriously written piece of fiction, written through the eyes of Queen Marie Antoinette, all the way up until the end. The very, very end.

The latter doesn't focus entirely on Julius, but it ends on the Ides, where you can clearly see his death agonies. The characters were extremely relatable, and I adored them. The ending was... shocking, but it was amazing. At the moment, I am reading In The Heroic Age of Basil II, Emperor of Byzantium by Penelope Delta. It's a little below my reading level, but it's engrossing nonetheless. It covers the war between the Greeks and Bulgarians.

As for actual history books? I recommend anything by Antonia Frasier. Royal Charles is a good read by her. Sarah Bradford has some chronicles on Cesare and Lucrezia Borgia -- unbiased ones at that! And of course, we can't forget Terry Deary!
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Old March 17th, 2014, 02:25 AM   #58
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Son of the Morning Star by Evan S. Connell. It's one of the best-written accounts of the Little Bighorn battle, in my opinion.
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Old March 17th, 2014, 02:43 AM   #59

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The Plantagenets by Dan Jones. Tudor. Passion. Manipulation. Murder by Leanda de Lisle. Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Four Kings by Amy Kelly, The Woodvilles by Susan Higginbotham, Anne Neville and Elizabeth of York by Amy Licence, Blood Sisters by Sarah Gristwood, and Elfrida, Jane Seymour, Margaret Beaufort by Elizabeth Norton. All those are in number one position of favorite history, can't pick just one. All of these are on my number one spot.

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This is something that I enjoyed a great deal.

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