Category: history

+ Painting of Napoleon Bonaparte

“Napoleon the Great” is a great way into the Napoleonic era

I have been looking for an audiobook that explains the Napoleonic period. So I tried Andrew Roberts’s epic, Napoleon the Great.

+ French World War One soldier

Forgotten voices of the Great War: A book of real life stories

“Forgotten Voice of the Great War” is a collection of fascinating real life stories. Coming from a time of great upheaval, so different from our own.

+ Loin

William Hague’s ‘William Pitt The Younger’ Review

Prime Minister William Pitt ‘the Younger’ led Britain to war with Revolutionary France following the French Revolution.

+ Medieval Monk

‘A History of England from the Tudors to the Stuarts’ Review

Have you ever tried to get your head around early modern English history? Yes, I know it is a next to impossible, but with the right material, it can be done.

+ Wellington at Waterloo

‘Waterloo’ show how not to describe battles!

Firstly, maps and diagrams are a simple must for showing where the soldiers were and to whom they were facing.

+ Colosseum in Rome

“Emperors of Rome” (the great courses) Review

“Emperors of Rome” by Garrett G Fagan covers the history of Roman Emperors, with a brief overview of each Emperor’s rises and fall.

+ American soldiers in Vietnam running into a helicopter

Mark Bowden “Hue 1968” Review

“Hue 1968” describes the battle that took place in Hue during the Tet Offensive in 1968 through the eyes of participants who were there.

+ Spy camera

“In the Gap” The first FBI agent convicted for being a Soviets spy.

The true story of Richard W. Miller is unique and one of a kind. Normally it would be hard to find a real life spy comedy, but look no further.

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