Thursday, November 10, 2005

For your reading pleasure . . .

Some recommendations come to mind today . . .

Don't know much about the First World War? Start with Barbara Tuchmann's great work, The Guns of August (which was actually made into a documentary movie in the early 60s). Her lead up to the war, The Proud Tower, is another excellent peice of historical writing, though she also delved into Medieval history and wrote an outstanding work about the 14th century entitled A Distant Mirror.

If Medieval history is your bag, then you should have a look at Steven Runciman's three volume history of the Crusades; it is sure to give you a good perspective on current events in the long view!



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