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Top Ten History Books I Still Need To Read
This week we get to talk all about books we need to catch up on! I really like history, but I don’t read a lot of it, so I have a ton of books that I’ve been wanting to read but never seem to get around to actually reading them. Here are 10 books about history I really need to read, especially since all of the books I picked this week are ones I own.
- The Feud: The Hatfields And McCoy’s by Dean King. I know they didn’t get along, and that it was a 3-episode special on the History Channel, but that’s about it. I really want to learn more about them and what happened.
- The Nazi Doctors by Robert Jay Lifton. This seems like an interesting book, and there is something really interesting about a lot of the stuff that the Nazi’s did. I don’t know anything about the medical side of things, and this book makes it seem really fascinating.
- Anne Boleyn: Henry VIII’s Obsession by Elizabeth Norton. Of his 6 wives, Anne is really interesting, especially with what Henry had to do in order to marry her.
- Clara Bow: Runnin’ Wild by David Stenn. I can’t remember how I heard about this book, but after hearing the episode that The History Chicks did on her, I was even more interested in reading about her. (Side Note: I’ve actually found a lot of interesting sounding book because of them)
- Catherine de Medici: Renaissance Queen Of France by Leonie Frieda. I know the de Medici name, but I know nothing about the family. And I love Reign, which makes me want to learn more about her!
- Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick. I randomly picked this up at Barnes & Noble one day, because I remember nothing about Bunker Hill.
- The Monuments Men by Robert Edsel. After seeing the movie, and learning that it was based on events that I never knew about, I knew I had to read this. I think it’s so cool that there were people tasked with the job of saving art from the Nazi’s.
- The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings And Queens Who Made England by Dan Jones. I’m really into Tudor history, and this name comes up a lot. I also don’t know a lot about them, and this book seems like a good place to start.
- The Life And Death Of Anne Boleyn by Eric Ives. Like I said with the Elizabeth Norton book, Anne Boleyn is really interesting, and I think it’s even more interesting when you can see how different people write about one person.
- The Heart Of Everything That Is: The Untold Story Of Red Cloud by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin. I don’t know a lot about Native American history, and basically, anything I learned in school didn’t stick. This one sounds really good!