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Books on the period between WW1 and WW2?

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.
posted by jqb603 on Apr 28, 2014 - 8 answers

Culture and economy of late medieval Central Europe

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]
posted by sakahane on Feb 14, 2014 - 6 answers

Wait, don't I know this already?

What are some good historical sources on the Reformation? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Aug 31, 2013 - 13 answers

Whence thou, oysters?

How and why did Europeans eat so many oysters during the dark and middle ages? [more inside]
posted by cmoj on Nov 2, 2012 - 13 answers

Books or articles on the history of the EU?

Looking for a great book/article/essay on the history of the European Union and the current economic crisis there. [more inside]
posted by crookedneighbor on Oct 18, 2012 - 2 answers

should I learn Latin or Ancient Greek?

Early next year, I will have a lot of down time in or near places that were visited by the ancient Romans and Greeks. I am a moderate history and language nerd. If I want to read ancient source material related to some of the places I will be visiting, what language should I learn - Latin or Ancient Greek? [more inside]
posted by par court on Sep 25, 2012 - 19 answers

Good Borgia histories?

Recommend to me biographies/histories of the Borgia Pope and family? [more inside]
posted by asciident on Sep 3, 2012 - 5 answers

I need a history book!

I need help with a book suggestion! All my particulars found within, within, within.. [more inside]
posted by kbanas on Sep 3, 2012 - 3 answers

WW1 Documentaries and Books

Care to recommend some in-depth documentaries (and books, or anything online) about World War One? [more inside]
posted by nfg on Aug 14, 2012 - 10 answers

Can you help me find football match reports from between the two World Wars in Esperanto?

Can you help me find football match reports from between the two World Wars in Esperanto? Specifically I'm looking for any match report featuring the Austrian national team of the era (1918-1937) but anything even remotely connected would be of help. [more inside]
posted by Kattullus on May 15, 2012 - 8 answers

what was the historical buzz?

Were there stimulant drinks or foods in Europe before the arrival of coffee and tea from Asia and Africa? If so, what were they, and who had access to them? [more inside]
posted by jepler on Jan 10, 2012 - 28 answers

It's a history mystery.

HistoryFilter: Help my friend figure out which famous pre-1800s, European historical figure this riddle refers to. [more inside]
posted by lovedbymarylane on Aug 29, 2011 - 8 answers

What unbiased book should I read on multiculturalism, immigration and Islam in Europe?

What politically neutral book(s) should I read on multiculturalism and Islam, immigration/integration politics and/or ethnic/religious tensions in Europe? [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Jul 25, 2011 - 11 answers

The Social Impact of Air Conditioning in the United States

I've been thinking about the social impact of relatively mundane technologies, like air conditioning, largely because of a brief mention by Kevin Kelly in What Technology Wants. He says something along the lines of, "cheap air conditioning transformed the American southeast." So I'm looking for scholarly sources that discuss the transformative power of air conditioning on american culture. [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Apr 18, 2011 - 18 answers

Want to read a great book on European history

Looking for recommendations for books on the history of western civilization. [more inside]
posted by justlooking on Jan 24, 2011 - 16 answers

Pagan Pantheons of Europe besides the Greek, Roman and Norse?

Everyone knows about the Greeks and the Romans and the Norse, but what are some of the less well known pantheons and pagan religions from Europe? [more inside]
posted by empath on Nov 24, 2010 - 20 answers

What might life be like if the Old World had never discovered the New?

Can anyone recommend fiction set in a world where the New World (i.e. the Americas) had never been discovered by the Old World? I am trying to envision what Native American culture might have evolved into, and what a present-day Europe might be like sans American cultural influences and with much greater population pressure.
posted by skidoom on Jul 17, 2010 - 10 answers

Learning more about Spanish history in the 1970s and King Juan Carlos I

Resources-- books, articles, lectures, whatever-- for learning more about King Juan Carlos of Spain and his decision to liberalize politics in Spain? [more inside]
posted by ibmcginty on Jul 13, 2010 - 3 answers

Ou est L'histoire de le chiffonnier?

London had its mudlarks, toshers, & grubbers. What other (non-British) examples of historical urban scavengers are there? [more inside]
posted by Chrischris on Apr 1, 2010 - 9 answers

WWI, what happened?

What was WWI about anyway? [more inside]
posted by serazin on Jul 24, 2009 - 54 answers

The discovery of... Upper Silesia?

Having devoured "The Discovery of France", where should I look next? [more inside]
posted by doiheartwentyone on Jul 17, 2009 - 4 answers

What was a "Modern European Hotel" in the US in 1920?

What was a "Modern European Hotel" in the US in 1920? [more inside]
posted by tnygard on Mar 2, 2009 - 6 answers

European history textbooks?

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.
posted by philosophygeek on Feb 24, 2009 - 9 answers

After the Terror...

Can you recommend any great, scholarly books about the Napoleonic era in Europe? [more inside]
posted by Neilopolis on Nov 25, 2007 - 10 answers

Looking for European history ebooks

I'm trying to find public domain ebooks on European history, particularly from the time of Louis XIV. [more inside]
posted by happyturtle on Jul 7, 2007 - 2 answers

Why do some (mostly older European?) doors have the knob in the center?

Why do some (mostly older European?) doors have the knob in the center? Was there some technology reason? security reason? Design carry-over from the door latch design before knobs?
posted by jbelkin on Jan 29, 2007 - 6 answers

An American memoir or history on the Second World War?

The British have the histories and diaries of Churchill and Lord Alanbrooke. Whose are the most important American memoirs for the Second World War, shedding light on the American view of events and their opinions of their Allies? [more inside]
posted by alasdair on Feb 19, 2005 - 6 answers

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