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What history books do you have on your TBR pile?
Right now I've got
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John Adams by McCullough is on my TBR also. He's a great writer, I really enjoyed 1776 and The Johnstown Flood.
Here are a few on my TBR:
1491 : New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
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I've got: The Great Mortality : An Intimate History of the Black Death, The Most Devastating Plague of All Time
The Baby Thief: The Untold Story of Georgia Tann, the Baby Seller Who Corrupted Adoption
Under the Banner of Heaven
A Brief History of the Tudor Age
Doomed Queens: Royal Women Who Met Bad Ends, From Cleopatra to Princess Di
Four Days in November: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy - Vincent Bugliosi
2 different bio's of Marie Antoinette, (Antonia Fraser and Evelyn Lever)
The Pianist: The Extraordinary True Story of One Man's Survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945
Queens of England - Norah Lofts
That's all I can think of at the moment.
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Just a sampling from my PBS TBR:
Embattled Paradise: The American Family in an Age of Uncertainty by Arlene Skolnick
The Fall of Berlin 1945 by Antony Beevor
The Fall of Yugoslavia; The Third Balkan War by Misha Glenny
For Cause and Comrades: Why Men Fought in the Civil War by James McPherson
Hallowed Ground : A Walk at Gettysburg by James McPherson
I've got too many to list on my TBR, and then I've got a whole batch that aren't from PBS! I've got plenty to read!
On my pile or in the mail right now:
The Life of Elizabeth I by
American Indians in American History, 1870-2001 by Sterling Evans
Fire: A Brief History by Stephen J. Pyne
The Peopling of British North America: An Introduction by Bernard Bailyn
So Glorious a Landscape: Nature and the Environment in American History and Culture by Chris J. Magoc
Celia: A Slave by Melton Mclaurin
And several more on my wishlist.
This one might complement Castles, Richard:
The Porcelain God: A Social History of the Toilet by L. Julie Horn. Seriously... I liked it, but I'm kind of twisted, LOL. http://www.amazon.com/Porcelain-God-Social-History-Toilet/dp/0806519479/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1235360504&sr=1-1
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The Porcelain God: A Social History of the Toilet by L. Julie Horn sounds interesting and it is kind of book I like. But, the reviews seem to indicate the writer is trying to be humous. With the current economic disaster I am in no mood for humour, perhaps there is a more serious book on this subject.
Here's what I have coming up in my reading list: How we die, by Sherwin Nuland:
"Attempting to demythologize the process of dying, Nuland explores how we shall die, each of us in a way that will be unique. Through particular stories of dying--of patients, and of his own family--he examines the seven most common roads to death: old age, cancer, AIDS, Alzheimer's, accidents, heart disease, and strokes, revealing the facets of death's multiplicity."
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