Recommended Reading

Here is a list of history books that I have enjoyed reading. I will be adding to this list periodically

Russian History

Dixon, Simon – Catherine the Great

Figes, Orlando – Just Send Me Word

Figes, Orlando – Natasha’s Dance: A Cultural History of Russia

Josselson, Michael and Josselson, Diana – The Commander: A Life of Barclay de Tolly

Lieven, Dominic – Russia Against Napoleon: The Battle for Europe, 1807 to 1814

Lieven, Dominic – Towards the Flame: Empire, War and the End of Tsarist Russia

Radzinsky, Edvard – Alexander II: The Last Great Tsar

Reed, John – Ten Days that Shook the World

Wider European History

Chandler, David – The Campaigns of Napoleon

Clark, Christopher – Iron Kingdom, The Rise and Downfall of Prussia, 1600-1947

Clark, Christopher – Sleepwalkers

Gaddis, John Lewis – The Cold War

Hague, William – William Pitt the Younger: A Biography

Kennedy, Paul – The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers: Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500-2000

Kennedy, Paul – The Rise And Fall of British Naval Mastery

Wheatcroft, Andrew – The Habsburgs

Zamoyski, Adam – Poland: A History

Zamoyski, Adam – Rites of Peace: The Fall of Napoleon and the Congress of Vienna

US History

Foner, Eric – Reconstruction

Hamilton, Nigel – American Caesars: Lives of the US Presidents, from Franklin D. Roosevelt to George W. Bush

Kearns Goodwin, Doris – Team of Rivals

McPherson, James – Battle Cry of Freedom


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