Learn me about the past.
December 17, 2013 8:25 AM Subscribe
History Buffs of MeFi: Please share your most favorite, most compelling sources. Movies, books, graphic novels, fiction - everything is fair game.
posted by gnutron to Media & Arts (24 answers total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
My interest in learning about world and U.S. history is growing and I would like to feed it. I studied Anthropology in college, so I tend to prefer sources that give real depth to the people and the culture, rather than a dry 3rd-person overview.
Things I have enjoyed: The Autobiography of Malcolm X. Band of Brothers. Full Metal Jacket. Maus. Persepolis. Anything by Joe Sacco. Kon-Tiki.
Any topic is fine, but my interests skew a bit toward pre-1900s and ancient cultures, away from contemporary wars.