Gripping, page-turning history books
January 9, 2012 5:03 AM Subscribe
Any suggestions for gripping historical non-fiction books?
posted by EtTuHealy to Writing & Language (55 answers total) 132 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking for really gripping books on historical events. I've loved the mefi threads about narrative non-fiction, but I've noticed that most of the suggestions are contemporary, or stem from an author's personal experiences, say, following the subject around.
Any ideas for gripping page-turners on historical events where the author didn't have a front seat view? Any subject or era would do; I'm most interested in the writing.