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Most Engaging History Books

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- Wed, 25 Jul 2018 14:06:11 EST RQSkkkju No.70245
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I'd like to learn more about history but my attention span isn't the greatest and I have trouble reading even fantasy novels, so I need something that's not too dry or hard to get through. I want a book that's a real page turner but will also educate me about historical events.

What are some history books you found highly engaging and easy to read? Any period in history is fine.
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Ernest Backledale - Sat, 28 Jul 2018 15:42:42 EST 4EERHP/g No.70246 Reply
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Fighting the Flying Circus, Eddie Rickenbacker. Personal memoirs of a WWI fighter pilot, back when plane guns weren't synced to the prop and ricochet'd towards the pilot and flying wrong could tear the fabric off your wings.
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Barnaby Smallwater - Sun, 29 Jul 2018 06:50:16 EST ylxQEmun No.70247 Reply
After >>70246 you could try Going Solo by Roald Dahl and some of Spike Milligan's war memoirs.
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Nigel Buzzham - Sun, 19 Aug 2018 11:19:20 EST RDxczTNN No.70277 Reply
Last good history book I read was 1776, by David McCullough.
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Barnaby Divingpodging - Mon, 10 Sep 2018 05:59:43 EST VQ7onn50 No.70314 Reply
I’ve not actually read it so take this with a grain of salt, but I’ve heard great things about Bill Bryson’s A Short History of Nearly Everything.

Has anyone here read it? Can you confirm or deny my suggestion?
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Hannah Clellerkeck - Sat, 17 Nov 2018 21:20:00 EST JfA8ZcEt No.70394 Reply
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I'm slowly getting through Robert Fisk's "The Great War for Civilization". He's an awesome war correspondent who does his best to remain neutral in his assessment of the middle east, its history of foreign interference and the consequences of such interference. It's not too dry as a lot of it reads more like his own memoirs than a standard history book.
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Emma Trotfoot - Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:48:28 EST UHeTaZni No.70539 Reply
>>70245
I'm reading "The Pillars Of The Earth" it's fiction but historically acurate. It's during the times of king stephen in early 12th century england.
It's a pretty long book but it reads fairly quickly.
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Betsy Wennernurk - Thu, 18 Apr 2019 19:09:21 EST v8LfIP4J No.70540 Reply
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Master and Commander series. Pretty much every naval battle in the series actually happened, the author just slips his protagonist into it all.

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