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pyjamasinbananas Thu 06-Oct-11 13:19:33

Just picked up The History of England by Peter Ackroyd in tesco but would like book recommendations for history books please! So far I've only read a David Starkey one and a few Alison Weirs. Just started my history degree and am a bit of a geek!

mixedmamameansbusiness Sun 22-Apr-12 19:24:31

I started my history degree this year. I prefer modern history so my suggestions are:

Richard Evans, The Third Reich (there are 3 in the series)
Orlando Figes, The WHisperers, Natasha's Dance

Both of these have quite literary styles which I love and their books are full of little anecdotes of examples and stories, particularly Figes

Mark Mazower, Dark Continent (20th Century Europe)

mixedmamameansbusiness Sun 22-Apr-12 19:28:45

Matsikula - you must tell us who it is?

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