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Favourite Historical Books? (Fiction/Non-fiction)

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    With 4 months of summer, I am getting back into reading books that have nothing to do with my degree, mainly history books.

    On the go currently I have two Tudor non fiction, two Irish history non fiction, and a fictional Tudor novel. It's a lot, but I'll get there :mmm:.

    What's your favourite historical books, fictional or non fictional?

    I don't tend to have a favourite, but if I was forced to say, it would be Alison Weir's Elizabeth.

    Mein Kampf

    1. Homintern (Gregory Woods);
    2. Religion and the Decline of Magic (Keith Thomas);
    3. The Six Wives of Henry VIII (Antonia Fraser);
    4. Witch-Craze (Lyndal Roper);
    5. Bloodlands (Timothy Snyder).

    Northern Ireland The Orange State
    The Impossible State by Victor Cha
    Child 44
    Philip Kerr's Bernie Gunther series
    Eye of the Red Star et al

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    Stasiland or Machiavelli's 'The Prince'.

    David Graeber - Debt
    Orlando Figes - A People's Tragedy
    Michael Mann - The Dark Side of Democracy
    Avi Shlaim - The Iron Wall
    Tom Holland - Rubicon
    Murray Bookchin - The Third Revolution

    I'm a history postgrad student, so I could give quite a long list, but the above are a few that have had a particular impact on me.
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