Tuesday, 12 March 2019
Reading Recs: Nine Interesting Non-Fiction History Books
Ron Chernow's biography of Alexander Hamilton is one of the best books of its kind I've ever read, and a great introduction to this fascinating figure.
Cruikshank's The Secret History of Georgian London is a brilliant study of life in Georgian England.
If you are looking for something more far-reaching, check out Peter Ackroyd's hugely readable The History of England.
Love London? Learn more about the history of this city in Ackroyd's London: The Biography.
O'Shaughnessy examines the reasons why the British lost the war in The Men Who Lost America.
Haslip offers a compelling portrait of Elisabeth (Sissi) of Austria in The Lonely Empress.
While Andress probes the darker side of the French Revolution in The Terror.
In Fatal Purity Scurr offers a fair biographical portrayal of Maximilien de Robespierre.
And finally, in Holy Madness, Zamoyski guides us through the age of revolutions, from the 18th into the 19th century.