Monday, November 13, 2006

Calling All History Buffs

What is the best history book you ever read?

I would like to read a good history. Any suggestions?


EdMcGon said...

Are you looking for fiction or non-fiction?

For fiction, I recommend Colleen McCullough's "The First Man in Rome", which is based on actual historical events during the Ancient Roman Republic.

For non-fiction, I recommend Fawn Brodie's "Thomas Jefferson: An Intimate History". While it has been called a "psychobiography", I still found it to be an interesting view of Jefferson.

bigmac said...

For an overview, I like Larry Gonick's various Cartoon History books. Through these, you receive a quick summary that highlights some of the more interesting people and events in each era. The content's a little fluffy, but it may help you find specific events you're eager to learn more about.

Myrhaf said...

Thank you for your suggestions. I am looking for non-fiction.

Anonymous said...

Try Paul Johnson's "Modern Times."

Anything by John Earl Haynes.