Historical Books that don't put you to sleep

A Listmania! list by Charlotte
 
Nicholas & Alexandra
1.  Nicholas & Alexandra by Robert K Massie
The list author says:
  "A great, deatailed book that helps you sympathize with the characters' fates."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

Peter the Great: His Life and World
2.  Peter the Great: His Life and World by Robert K. Massie
The list author says:
  "By the same author as the previous, but even more in-depth and detailed. This guy really knows his stuff."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews)

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Russia in the Age of Catherine the Great (Phoenix Press)
3.  Russia in the Age of Catherine the Great (Phoenix Press) by Isabel de Madariaga
The list author says:
  "A  pretty hefty tome, but worth reading"
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Flags of Our Fathers: Heroes of Iwo Jima
4.  Flags of Our Fathers: Heroes of Iwo Jima by Michael French
The list author says:
  "A very heroic book,really shows you the pointlessness of war"
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Hitler 1889-1936: Hubris
5.  Hitler 1889-1936: Hubris by Ian Kershaw
The list author says:
  "Haven't read the second one yet, but this one shows a very human, fallible view of the man"
£15.99   Used & New from: £2.98
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion