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Posted: 13-Feb-2004, 04:55 PM
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yeah I know what you mean. I have been to alot of ruins in my life and pompeii and herculaneum were among those that I felt strongest about...


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Oh ! You have been to Herculanum and Pompeï !! It must be very impressive actually ! Death picked them up by surprise in their every-day life...

In another style of books, I like reading about prehistory. I bought one yesterday about the origins of the humanity wich called "At the beginning was the man - from Toumaî to Cro-Magnon"


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Barbara W. Tuchman
Is hands down my favorite History writter..

From A Distant Mirror, 14th Century ...
To the Guns of August, The Civil War...
To notes from China..

She is a gifted writter !
I hope someone else has read, or will read and enjoy her !

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I just bought me a History Book today. biggrin.gif Now I do realize this may not be the same kind of History Book that you are use to, but I am Happy. biggrin.gif

"Two Centuries of Soft Hackled Flies, A Survey of the Literature Complete with Original Patterns 1747--Present" by Sylvester Nemes

First Edition and First Printing. tongue.gif


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Anyone else read (or even seen) the book "How The Scots Invented The Modern World" ??

Now I don't normally read much outside the sci-fi genre, but hay.
It's taking me a while to read it, I don't read history books very well.
But THIS book should be required reading for any Scot that is proud of their heritage!!!!


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Posted: 04-May-2004, 10:09 AM
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WOW

Ok, I stand embarrassed poster_oops.gif

Like I said, I've been having a hard time reading this book anyway. I've had it since it came out. Not knowing the history that well, I was quite impressed.
I guess now I will have to look at it with a little more sceptism.
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Hey! I wondered about this book myself. Kept hearing about it that it was a must read. Thanks Cat for informing us! smile.gif


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Here is another vote for Barbara W. Tuchman, especially A Distant Mirror. It got me into medievel history.

Another readable historian for American history is Stephen Ambrose. He has been in the news accused of borrowing/plagiarism, but he does his subjects well. Undaunted Courage, his opus on Lewis and Clark, is recommended.

A quirky historian who writes about very small scale subjects is Simon Winchester. His Madman and the Professor and The Map that Changed the World feature minor fascinating British subjects.


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I love historical biographies or fictional historical biographies that integrate a fictional character in real history. I seem to be drawn to the period near the American Revolution, Johney Tremain, Ben Franklin are a couple of biographies of that period that I particularly enjoyed.

Sailing around the world alone by Joshua Slocum I believe fits the catagory although it doesn't record any huge event it is a great period piece.

I've also enjoyed Red Badge of Courage.

Due to my German heritage I have read a lot of biographies and historical acounts of both world wars from many perspectives. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, All quiet on the western front, The Desert Fox, The Boys in Blue, A Band of Brothers, Baron von Ricthoffen just to name a few.

I would problably enjoy reading of other times provided the presentation was compelling and the fact reasonably supported or at least the perspective properly presented.

I enjoy reading accounts of the American West and various frontier/Gold Rush accounts from both the Sierra Nevada and the Klondike strikes.

Probably my favorite accounts have to do with life at sea aboard sailing ships, but I can not say that any one period grabs me more than another.


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The times of the Tudor, always loved that


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I am a certifiable history buff! My especial favorites are the Late Bronze Age in the Near/Middle East, and English history up to the death of Elizabeth I. I just can't get into the Stuarts.

As for books, if you're looking for English history try anything by Alison Weir (non-fiction) or Jean Plaidy (fiction). Elizabeth the Great by Elizabeth Jenkins is a good bet, as is Mary, Queen of Scots by Antonia Fraser.

One of the best historical fiction novels I've ever read is Lion of Ireland by Morgan LLewellyn. Margaret George is also really good.

In ancient history, I've read Kingdom of the Hittites by Trevor Bryce so many times it's truely pathetic. Plus, although Rome really isn't one of my main interest areas, I just love Colleen McCollough's series on the downfall of the Roman Republic.
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I have one of Jean Plaidy's books called "The Thistle and the Rose." Dying to read it but have other books in line in front of it! cool.gif
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Jean Plaidy is wonderful! I've read lots of her books, including The Thistle and the Rose. Margaret Tudor is not one of my favorite historical characters, though, in some ways, she was like a female version of her brother, Henry VIII.

A really interesting series is the Queens of England, where you read about the various female monarchs. Selections include: Queen of this Realm (Elizabeth I), Myself, My Enemy (Henrietta-Maria, consort of Charles I), The Pleasures of Love (Catherine of Braganza, consort of Charles II), and The Reluctant Queen (Anne Neville, consort of Richard III), among others.

Strangely, as much as I like Jean Plaidy's works, I could never really get into her fiction works as Victoria Holt and Philippa Carr, with very few exceptions.
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I've read "The Thistle and the Rose". I have her book on Elizabeth I, but others in front of it.


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