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Favourite History Books

Penny "Dulcebella"
 
The Verneys: Love, War and Madness in Seventeenth-Century England
The Verneys: Love, War and Madness in Seventeenth-Century England
"The Verney family is brought to life in this terrific book."
The Voices of Morebath: Reformation and Rebellion in an English Village
The Voices of Morebath: Reformation and Rebellion in an English Village
"An intensely personal slant on the Reformation."
Stalingrad
Stalingrad
"A gripping, vivid account of the battle.  Beevor's best book, I think."
The Price of Glory: Verdun 1916 (Penguin History)
The Price of Glory: Verdun 1916 (Penguin History)
"Another memorable, deeply moving account of an appalling battle."
The Holocaust
The Holocaust
"Definitive account"
White Gold
White Gold
"Fabulous narrative history"
Dresden: Tuesday, 13 February, 1945
Dresden: Tuesday, 13 February, 1945
"Very thorough, clear account of the raid on Dresden and the aftermath"
Black Diamonds: The Rise and Fall of an English Dynasty
Black Diamonds: The Rise and Fall of an English Dynasty
"Reads like a novel; the decline of a great country house"
City of Oranges: Arabs and Jews in Jaffa
City of Oranges: Arabs and Jews in Jaffa
"The Arab/Israeli conflict as seen from the point of view of the people of Jaffa; very human, very moving."
On Secret Service East of Constantinople: The Plot to Bring Down the British Empire
On Secret Service East of Constantinople: The Plot to Bring Down the British Empire
"Peter Hopkirk's books are unsurpassable for derring-do; narrative history at its best."
A Little History Of The English Country Church
A Little History Of The English Country Church
"Very visual book, with just the right amount of information for an interested general reader.  Makes the Reformation and subsequent events easier to understand, too."
Paradise Lost: Smyrna 1922 - The Destruction of Islam's City of Tolerance
Paradise Lost: Smyrna 1922 - The Destruction of Islam's City of Tolerance
"More superb narrative history from Giles Milton"