- Mar 2016
I'm currently 150 pages into the fourth volume of Jonathan Sumption's Hundred Years War and to be honest I don't know how I can go back to shorter, single-volume histories after this. The level of detail, depth and comprehensiveness is amazing, and like nothing I've ever experienced before in history. What else would you recommend? I'm aware of Shelby Foote's American Civil War books, but that war holds little interest for me. I know about the Oxford series of histories, too.