Read 2020/2021?

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Read 2020/2021?

jun 16, 2021, 8:34 am

What histories have you read that you can recommend--either to read or keep away from?

jun 16, 2021, 9:29 am

Good reads in 2020:
Dancing with the Enemy: My family's Holocaust Secret
Little Miss Sure Shot: Annie Oakley's World
I, Claudius: From the Autobiography of Tiberius Claudius
Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies
Brontes and Their World
Plain Meetinghouses: Lancaster County Old Order Mennonites Gather to Worship
Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea: The History and Discovery of the World's Richest Shipwreck
John Brown's Raid National Park Service History Series
My Dear Son: The Memoirs of Stalin's Mother (Kindle Single)
1812: Napoleon's Fatal March on Moscow: Napoleon's Fatal March on Moscow
57 Hours: A Survivor's Account of the Moscow Hostage Drama
The Circus Fire: A True Story of an American Tragedy
The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century
Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded, August 27, 1883
Mary Donoho: New First Lady of the Santa Fe Trail
The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland
438 Days: An Extraordinary True Story of Survival at Sea
Five Presidents: My Extraordinary Journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford
To the Edges of the Earth: 1909, the Race for the Three Poles, and the Climax of the Age of Exploration
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (Original Classic Edition): An American Slave
The Last Voyage of Columbus: Being the Epic Tale of the Great Captain's Fourth Expedition, Including Accounts of Mutiny, Shipwreck, and Discovery
Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster

jul 17, 2021, 7:52 am

Just finished The History of Rome: The Republic by Michael Duncan. A good overview of the founding of Rome through the crumbling of the Roman Republic. 371 pages

jul 22, 2021, 2:27 pm

Finished The Pioneers by David McCullough. A history of the settlement of the Northwest Territory, specifically the Ohio River Valley. 379 pages

sep 13, 2021, 2:10 am

Finished Hunting Trips of a Ranchman: Sketches of Sport on the Northern Cattle Plains by Theodore Roosevelt--a good piece of history about Roosevelt's time on his ranch in Medora, South Dakota. I think hunters might like it more than I did, but it wasn't a bad book.

sep 13, 2021, 2:11 am

Read What is Life Worth? by Kenneth Feinburg about the financial settlement of 911.

sep 16, 2021, 1:40 am

Been here by myself since 2020. Time to depart!