May 30, 2011 2:07 PM Subscribe
Looking for history books for the Kindle.
posted by wandering_not_lost to society & culture (20 answers total) 31 users marked this as a favorite
The books should not be too scholarly, but they should be intellectual. Please give me your suggestions. Any era of history is OK. Books can be pure history, art history, political history, biography, etc. Even good fictional history would work.
They are for my 86-year old father. He likes ancient and pre-1900 history (Middle Ages, Renaissance, Classical). He is also a sculptor and enjoys art history. Dad is an old hippie and is liberal. Books by Glen Beck and his ilk would not be welcome.
Books he liked: "Bonhoeffer," "Lost to the West," "Roman Britain," "New York," "Pompeii."