10925

Currently Reading

Beloved
Toni Morrison
Memories: From Moscow to the Black Sea
Teffi, Irina Steinberg, Anne Marie Jackson, Robert Chandler, Elizabeth Chandler, Edythe C. Haber
The Inner Life of Cats: The Science and Secrets of Our Mysterious Feline Companions
Thomas McNamee, Bob Reed
The Inner Life of Cats: The Science and Secrets of Our Mysterious Feline Companions
Thomas McNamee
Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection
Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Fry
The Woman In White
Wilkie Collins
Merlin Trilogy
Mary Stewart
Progress: 612/928 pages
Beloved
Toni Morrison

Recently Added

The Walking Whales - J. G. M. Hans Thewissen
An African in Greenland - A. Alvarez, James Kirkup, Tété-Michel Kpomassie
At the Hands of Persons Unknown: The Lynching of Black America - Philip Dray
"You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough." ― Mae West


"The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read." ― Mark Twain


"Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea." ― Robert A. Heinlein


"Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else." ― Judy Garland
Find me elsewhere:
My Leafmarks Profile
Project Hamlet

@Elentarri, Lillelara, Linda Hilton, Markk, Murder by Death, Obsidian Blue, SirSurly, Tea Stitch Read, and Tigus

I've gone through Moonlight Reader's 1001 books list and identified those entries that are historical nonfiction but currently not yet also on Chris's History Nonfiction list.  Please have a look at the below books you contributed to MR's list and let Chris and me know whether you want them to be added to Chris's list as well.

 

(@Elentarri, Markk and Tigus: I directly compared the two master lists without referring back, for each individual book, to your original submission posts.  So apologies if any of the below are already part of your submissions for Chris's list after all.)

 

ELENTARRI
Davidovits, Joseph: Why the Pharaohs Built the Pyramids with Fake Stones
Dunn, Christopher: Giza Power Plant: Technologies of Ancient Egypt
Firestone, Richard: Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes
Hanson, Victor Davis: Carnage and Culture: Landmark Battles in the Rise of Western Power
King, Ross: Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture
Mayor, Adrienne: The Poison King: The Life and Legend of Mithradates, Rome's Deadliest Enemy
Montgomery, David R.: Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations
Schoch, Robert M.: Voices of the Rocks: A Scientist Looks at Catastrophes and Ancient Civilizations
Watts, Edward J.: Mortal Republic: How Rome Fell into Tyranny


LILLELARA
Alexievich, Svetlana: Chernobyl Prayer
Durrell, Lawrence: My Family and Other Animals
Junger, Sebastian: The Perfect Storm
Lansing, Alfred: Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
Ohler, Norman: Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany


LINDA HILTON
Du Maurier, Daphne: Vanishing Cornwall
Heyerdahl, Thor: Kon-Tiki
Moody, Anne: Coming of Age in Mississippi


MARKK
Brittain, Vera: Testament of Youth
Burlingame, Michael: Abraham Lincoln: A Life
Caro, Robert A.: The Path to Power
Gordon, Gilbert Andrew Hugh: The Rules of the Game: Jutland and British Naval Command
Kennedy, Paul M.: The Rise & Fall of the Great Powers: Economic Change & Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000
Mackesy, Piers: The War for America, 1775-1783
Sledge, E.B.: With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa
Twain, Mark: Life on the Mississippi


MURDER BY DEATH
Bakewell, Sarah: At the Existentialist Café
Barnett, Cynthia: Rain: A Natural and Cultural History
Berendt, John: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Bryson, Bill: A Short History of Nearly Everything
Cherny, Andrei: The Candy Bombers
McAuliffe, Mary: Dawn of the Belle Epoque
McAuliffe, Mary: Twilight of the Belle Epoque
Summers, Julie: Jambusters: The Story of the Women's Institute in the Second World War
Swaby, Rachel: Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science


OBSIDIAN BLUE
X, Malcolm and Haley, Alex: The Autobiography of Malcolm X


SIR SURLY
Barry, Paul: The Rise and Rise of Kerry Packer


TEA STITCH READ
Eichenwald, Kurt: Conspiracy of Fools
Fessler, Ann: The Girls Who Went Away
Hunter, Susan: AIDS in America
Johnson, Paul: A History of the American People
Olbermann, Keith: Truth and Consequences: Special Comments on the Bush Administration's War on American Values
Oshinsky, David: Polio: An American Story
Uwiringiyimana, Sandra: How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child
Yates, James: Mississippi to Madrid: Memoir of a Black American in Abraham Lincoln's Brigade


TIGUS
Ashdown, Paddy: Game of Spies
Berg, A. Scott: Wilson
Epstein, Dwayne: Lee Marvin: Point Blank
Helfenstein, Charles: The Making of On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Horwitz, Tony: Confederates in the Attic
Karnow, Stanley: Paris in the Fifties
Morris, James McGrath: Eye On the Struggle: Ethel Payne, the First Lady of the Black Press

 

 

For purposes of reference: Chris's list includes scholarly and popular historical nonfiction, as well as such things as first hand accounts (diaries, autobiographical writings, interviews, etc.) and other major primary historical sources, scientific, technological and cultural history, and narratives of the fairly recent past (approximately up to the 1990s).  On that basis, all of the above-listed books would fit in one context or another.