Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten History Books I Want To Read

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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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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)
  5. 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!
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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!
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