I'm new to history as a field of study, and I chose World War 1 as a place to start. Having finished reading several books on the topic, I'm ready to move past World War 1 for now. My first instinct was to dive into the seemingly infinite pool of literature that is World War 2, but I'm not sure if I'd be doing the 20th century justice by skipping the intervening years. Essentially, I'm looking for a book that covers the period between the World Wars. Ideally, this book would focus on Europe but touch on at least some of the rest of the world. Bonus points if this book is available as an audiobook.
I'm working on an architectural research project on late gothic Germanic churches (from about 1500-1650), and feel hamstrung by my ignorance of the cultures and economies in which the architecture was produced. [more inside]
What are some good historical sources on the Reformation? [more inside]
Recommend to me biographies/histories of the Borgia Pope and family? [more inside]
I need help with a book suggestion! All my particulars found within, within, within.. [more inside]
What politically neutral book(s) should I read on multiculturalism and Islam, immigration/integration politics and/or ethnic/religious tensions in Europe? [more inside]
Looking for recommendations for books on the history of western civilization. [more inside]
Are there any decent books (in English) about Russian or European hockey? [more inside]
Having devoured "The Discovery of France", where should I look next? [more inside]
What are some books I can read before my trip to Europe that will help me get in the mood? [more inside]
I'm looking for a good book or two surveying the major topics in European history up through the unification of Germany and Italy in the late 1800s. Ideally, the book would have a level of detail similar to what would be covered in an AP European History class or a lower-division undergraduate European history course. Bonus points if the book has a good bibliography for further reading on specific events/time periods.
How to order a book for a friend in Switzerland [more inside]
Can you recommend any great, scholarly books about the Napoleonic era in Europe? [more inside]
What book am I thinking of? It has recipes and adventures in wartime Europe, but no pirates I don't think...
ID-That-Book-Filter: I read this novel in the mid-90s, and my recollection of it is very vague, but I'd love to find and read it again. I read it in the school library so it was probably written well before then; I'd guess maybe in the 80s. It was [more inside]