Favorite History Books

A Listmania! list by Mekkins (Out There)
The list author says: "Of the sixty or so history books I've read, these are the ones I enjoyed the most. Ranges from ancient Rome to World War I."
Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman Republic
1.  Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman Republic by Tom Holland
The list author says:
  "Excellent history of Rome."
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A Distant Mirror:  The Calamitous 14th Century
2.  A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century by Barbara Wertheim Tuchman
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  "Dense but wonderful."
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The Life of Andrew Jackson (Perennial Classics)
3.  The Life of Andrew Jackson (Perennial Classics) by Robert Vincent Remini
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  ""Old Hickory" was an apt moniker - tough old bugger."
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Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era (Oxford History of the United States)
4.  Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era (Oxford History of the United States) by James M. McPherson
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Dark Horse : The Surprise Election and Political Murder of President James A. Garfield
5.  Dark Horse : The Surprise Election and Political Murder of President James A. Garfield by Kenneth D. Ackerman
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  "I was surprised how good this book turned out to be."
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Dreadnought
6.  Dreadnought by Robert K. Massie
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  "A monster brick of a book but worth every page."
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The Boer War
7.  The Boer War by Thomas Pakenham
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  "Helps to have a little background in late 19th century British history. Read "Dreadnought" first."
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A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East
8.  A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East by David Fromkin
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