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What is the last history book you read?

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What is the last history book you read?


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  1. 1
    Mike H. says:

    The Pacific, by Hugh Ambrose. better than the HBO mini-series.

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    Darryl Raby says:

    Look Away-a History of the Conderate States of America. by William Davis

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    Ed Hamilton says:

    While not exactly a history book, I just finished 'The Great North-Western Conspiracy In All Its Startling Details', the memoirs of Doctor I. Winslow Ayer, a minor spy of General Sweet, Commander of Camp Douglas in Chicago, combating the efforts of Thomas Hines, his Confederate officers from Canada, and the Knights of the Golden Circle (sic) to raze the city. It is very self-serving and overly flowery (even for those days), but a great read.

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    Steve Wyett says:

    Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway shattered quite a few of my preconceptions. This exacting study demolishes many myths that heretofore were regarded as fact.

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    thethar says:

    May not exactly qualify as a history book but Flags of our Fathers

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    John R. says:

    I'd like to list the last 4 history books I've read in recent weeks for, I believe they're all great.
    1. An Army At Dawn, the War in North Africa, 1942-1943 – volume 1 of the Liberation Trilogy and
    2. The Day of Battle, the War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944 – volume 2 of the Liberation Trilogy by Rick Atkinson.
    3. Command of Honor which is about General Lucian King Truscott, Jr. A general who was neither arrogant nor a prima donna as some of his counterparts were. The author is H. Paul Jeffers.
    4. Heinrich Himmler: The Sinister Life of the Head of the SS and Gestapo. One gets a very good picture of this idiotic lunatic.
    I highly recommend them.

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    Elijah says:

    The Heart of a Soldier: As Revealed in the Intimate Letters of General George E. Pickett CSA (1913)
    An excellent read for any interested in the War Between the States. General Pickett was a great writer and his thoughts and feelings really come through and are amazing to read in this book.

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    Morton Hughes says:

    \Babi Yar: A Document in the Form of a Novel\ by A. Anatoli Kuznetsov. It is about the Nazi occupation of the city of Kiev, in the Ukraine, from 1941-43. It is the author's (who was a 12 year old boy) story of survival. An eye-witness to the Nazi's murdering by the thousands, the Jewish population of the city, and then whomever they pleased. Terrific read. I am currently reading \Blood Feud the Hatfields and the McCoys: the Epic Story of Murder and Vengeance\ by Lisa Alther



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