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Crowdsourced History Reading -- Miscellaneous Addenda

TRAVEL HISTORY

* Colin Thubron - The Lost Heart of Asia

(Central Asia; post-USSR trip with historic sidelights)

* Mark Twain - A Tramp Abroad

(19th century; Germany, Austria, Italy)
* David Dary - The Santa Fe Trail: Its History, Legends, and Lore

(19th century; US)

* Terry Townsend - Jane Austen's Hampshire

(19th century; England)
* Elizabeth von Arnim - The Adventures of Elizabeth in Rügen

(19th century; Germany)
* Victor Hugo - Le Rhin (The Rhine: A Tour from Paris to Mayence by the Way of Aix-la-Chapelle)

(19th century; France and Germany)
* Thomas Jefferson - Memorandum on a Tour from Paris to Amsterdam, Strasburg, and back to Paris

(18th century; France, Germany,  and Netherlands)
* Annette Fimpeler - Die Schifffahrt und ihre Fahrzeuge auf dem Niederrhein

(Middle Ages through 19th century; Germany and Netherlands -- unfortunately not in English)

 

(NON-TRAVEL) FIRST HAND ACCOUNTS AND OTHER PRIMARY TEXTS

* Isak Dinesen - Out of Africa / Shadows on the Grass

(20th century; Kenya)

* Gregory Doran, Antony Sher - Woza Shakespeare!: Titus Andronicus In South Africa

(20th century; South Africa during Apartheid / touring Shakespeare)

* Bernal Díaz del Castillo - Historia verdadera de la conquista de la Nueva España

(16th century; the classic eyewitness account of the conquest of Mexico)
* Gabriel García Márquez - Vivir para contarla (Living to Tell the Tale)

(20th century; Colombia)

* Xinran - The Good Women of China

(20th century; China)
* Reginald Fleming Johnston - Twilight in the Forbidden City

(20th century; China)
* Vladislav Tamarov - Afghanistan: A Russian Soldier's Story

(20th century; Afghanistan and Russia)

* Clea Koff - The Bone Woman: A Forensic Anthropologist's Search for Truth in the Mass Graves of Rwanda, Bosnia, Croatia, and Kosovo

(20th century; Rwanda and Former Yugoslavia)

* National Museum of the American Indian / Smithsonian Institution - Stories of the People: Native American Voices

(19th-20th century; U.S.)

Rina Swentzell, Luci Tapahonso, Tony Chavarria (eds.) / Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (Santa Fe, NM) - Here, Now, and Always: Voices of the First Peoples of the Southwest

(20th century, U.S.)

Maria Grammatico - Bitter Almonds

(20th century; Italy)
Marcel Pagnol - La gloire de mon père

(19th-20th century; France)

* Voltaire - Letters on England

(18th century; England)

* Oscar Wilde - De Profundis

(19th century; England)

* Heinrich Böll - Irish Journal

(20th century; Ireland)

* Evelyn Doyle - Tea and Green Ribbons

(20th century; Ireland)

* Hildegard of Bingen - Selected Writings

(Middle Agles; Germany)

* Otto von Bismarck - Gedanken und Erinnerungen (Thoughts and Reminiscences)

(19th century; Germany -- Bismarck's memoirs)

* Joseph Roth - What I Saw: Reports from Berlin 1920-1933

(Interwar; Germany)

Thomas Mann - Tagebücher (Diaries) 1944-1946

(20th century; U.S. and Germany)

* David E. Murphy / Sergei A. Kondrashev / George Bailey - Battleground Berlin: CIA vs. KGB in the Cold War

(Cold War; Germany, U.S., and Russia)

* Richard von Weizsäcker - Address on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the end of WWII, May 8, 1985

(20th century; Germany -- to the best of my knowledge, in German only)

 

 

MISC. OTHER HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY

* C.W. Ceram - Gods, Graves & Scholars: The Story Of Archaeology

(chiefly the history of (worldwide) archeology as a field of its own from the 18th century onwards, but with individual chapters hearkening back to earlier times; e.g., re: Prehispanic America and Mesopotamia)

* William Dalrymple - The Last Mughal

(19th century; India)

* Peter Finn, Petra Couvée - The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book 

(20th century; Russia)

* Mary S. Lovell - Straight on Till Morning: A Biography of Beryl Markham

(20th century; Kenya, Britain, U.S.)
* María Rosa Menocal - The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews, and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain

* Patricia Buckley Ebrey, Kwang-ching Liu - The Cambridge Illustrated History of China

* Régine Pernoud - Aliénor d'Aquitaine

(Middle Ages; France and England)

* Frank O'Connor - The Big Fellow: Michael Collins and the Irish Revolution 

(20th century; Ireland)

* Tom Standage - The Turk: The Life and Times of the Famous Eighteenth-Century Chess-Playing Machine

(18th century; Europe)

* Muriel Spark - Emily Bronte: Her Life And Work

(19th century; England)
* Daniel Stashower - Teller of Tales: The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle

(19th-20th century; Scotland and England)
* Florian Illies - 1913: The Year before the Storm

(20th century just pre-WWI; Europe)

* Joseph J. Ellis - His Excellency: George Washington

(American Revolution)

* Truman Capote - In Cold Blood
(20th century; U.S.)

* Dean King, John B. Hattendorf - Harbors and High Seas: An Atlas and Geographical Guide to the Complete Aubrey-Maturin Novels of Patrick O'Brian

(more than a guide to the novels, this is actually quite a neat little book with a lot of background on early 19th century naval warfare and commerce generally, as well as the history of the (worldwide) locations metioned in O'Brian's novels -- including places in Africa, South America, and Asia)

 

@Chris: I'm going to add these myself. ETA: Added.