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Crowdsourced History Reading -- Supplemental List

Off my shelves as listed there and without regard to topical overlaps etc.:


Freya Stark: The Valleys of the Assassins and Other Persian Travels
Freya Stark: Perseus in the Wind: A Life of Travel
Stacy Schiff: Cleopatra
Kara Cooney: When Women Ruled the World: Six Queens of Egypt
Elizabeth Norton: Elfrida: The First Crowned Queen of England
Elizabeth Norton: The Lives of Tudor Women
Linda Porter: The First Queen of England: The Myth of "Bloody Mary"
Sarah Gristwood: Blood Sisters: The Women Behind the Wars of the Roses
Henrietta Leyser: Medieval Women: A Social History of Women in England 450-1500
Anna Maria Sigmund: Women of the Third Reich
Fatima Mernissi: Forgotten Queens of Islam
Simone de Beauvoir: Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter
Margery Kempe: The Book of Margery Kempe
Anton Gill: Art Lover: A Biography of Peggy Guggenheim
Sarah B. Pomeroy: Goddesses, Whores, Wives and Slaves: Women in Classical Antiquity
Giles Tremlett: Isabella of Castile: Europe's First Great Queen
Julia Fox: Sister Queens: Katherine of Aragon and Juana Queen of Castile
Jenny Uglow: Elizabeth Gaskell: A Habit of Stories
Jenny Uglow: George Eliot
Madeleine Albright: Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948
Marjorie Chibnall: The Empress Matilda: Queen Consort, Queen Mother and Lady of the English
Elizabeth Wayland Barber: Women's Work: The First 20,000 Years - Women, Cloth, and Society in Early Times
Anne-Marie-Louise d'Orléans Montpensier: Against Marriage: The Correspondence of La Grande Mademoiselle
John Guy: A Daughter's Love: Thomas and Margaret More
Mary Wortley Montagu: Selected Letters

Jonathan D. Spence: Mao Zedong: A Life
Kim DePaul, Dith Pran: Children of Cambodia's Killing Fields: Memoirs by Survivors
Peter Scholl-Latour: Der Tod im Reisfeld (Death in the Rice Fields)
Vasily Grossman: An Armenian Sketchbook
Banine: Days in the Caucasus
Robert K. Massie: Peter the Great: His Life and World
Rebecca West: Black Lamb and Grey Falcon
William L. Shirer: Berlin Diary: The Journal of a Foreign Correspondent 1934-41
Jacob Burckhardt: The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy
Chris Lowney: A Vanished World: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Medieval Spain
Paul Preston: The Spanish Civil War: Reaction, Revolution and Revenge
Tom Reiss: The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal and the Real Count of Monte Cristo
Alan Moorehead: The White Nile & The Blue Nile
Giles Milton: Nathaniel's Nutmeg: How One Man's Courage Changed the Course of History
Gerard Prunier: Africa's World War: Congo, the Rwandan Genocide, and the Making of a Continental Catastrophe
Roald Amundsen: Race to the South Pole
Robert Falcon Scott: Journals
Albert Schweitzer: Out of My Life and Thought
Ezekiel Mphahlele: Down Second Avenue
Anthony Sattin: The Gates Of Africa: Death, Discovery And The Search For Timbuktu
Bruce Chatwin: Songlines
Bruce Chatwin: In Patagonia
Inge Scholl: Die weiße Rose (The White Rose)
Alan Booth: Looking for the Lost: Journeys Through a Vanishing Japan
Solomon Volkov: St Petersburg: A Cultural History
Sun Shuyun: The Long March: The True History of Communist China's Founding Myth
Der Ling: Two Years in the Forbidden City
Nancy Marie Brown: The Abacus and the Cross: The Story of the Pope Who Brought the Light of Science to the Dark Ages
Judith Armatta: Twilight of Impunity: The War Crimes Trial of Slobodan Milosevic
Roger Crowley: Conquerors: How Portugal Forged the First Global Empire
Roger Crowley: City of Fortune: How Venice Won and Lost a Naval Empire
Roger Crowley: The Accursed Tower: The Fall of Acre and the End of the Crusades
Barbara W. Tuchman: A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous Fourteenth Century
Barbara W. Tuchman: The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam
William Raymond Manchester: A World Lit Only by Fire
Katharine Sim: Desert Traveller: The Life of Jean Louis Burckhardt
Marco Polo: The Travels
Niall Ferguson: The House of Rothschild (2 parts)
Timothy Snyder: On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century
Hannah Arendt: The Origins of Totalitarianism

Donald Kagan: The Peloponnesian War: Athens and Sparta in Savage Conflict, 431-404 BC
Donald Kagan: Pericles Of Athens And The Birth Of Democracy
Donald Kagan: The Fall of the Athenian Empire
Tacitus: Annals & Histories
Barry S. Strauss: The Spartacus War
Edward Gibbon: The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire


Shirley Jackson: The Witchcraft of Salem Village
Doris Kearns Goodwin: Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
John Kenneth Galbraith: The Great Crash, 1929
Meriwether Lewis, William Clark: Journals
Bernard Bailyn: The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution
Nathaniel Philbrick: Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War
Ron Stallworth: Black Klansman
Robert F. Kennedy: Thirteen Days: A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis
John F. Kennedy: Profiles in Courage
Michael Lienesch: In the Beginning: Fundamentalism, the Scopes Trial, and the Making of the Antievolution Movement
Sojourner Truth: Narrative of Sojourner Truth
Carl Sandburg: Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and The War Years (2 parts)
Various Authors: Remembering Jim Crow: African Americans Tell About Life in the Segregated South
Various Authors / Library of America: Reporting Civil Rights
James F. Simon: What Kind of Nation: Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, and the Epic Struggle to Create a United States
Christopher Corbett: Orphans Preferred: The Twisted Truth and Lasting Legend of the Pony Express


Desmond Seward: Last White Rose: The Secret Wars of the Tudors
Jenny Uglow: A Gambling Man: Charles II and the Restoration
Sarah Foot: Aethelstan: The First King of England
Jim Bradbury: Stephen and Matilda: The Civil War of 1139-53
Richard White: King Arthur in Legend and History
James Lydon: The Making of Ireland: From Ancient Times to the Present


Edmund Morris: Beethoven: The Universal Composer
Jim Al-Khalili: The House of Wisdom: How Arabic Science Saved Ancient Knowledge and Gave Us the Renaissance
Mark Pendergrast: Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee and How It Transformed Our World
Ralph S. Hattox: Coffee and Coffeehouses: The Origins of a Social Beverage in the Medieval Near East

Charles Darwin: The Voyage of the Beagle
Andrew Hodges: Alan Turing: The Enigma
Langston Hughes, Carl Van Vechten: Remember Me to Harlem: The Letters of Langston Hughes and Carl Van Vechten
Sarah Bakewell: At The Existentialist Café
Agatha Christie, Mathew Prichard: The Grand Tour: Letters and Photographs from the British Empire Expedition 1922
James Boswell: The Life of Samuel Johnson
Lisa Jardine: Ingenious Pursuits: Building the Scientific Revolution
Various Authors: Seeing Further: The Story of Science, Discovery, and the Genius of the Royal Society

Richard Holmes: The Age of Wonder

Elizabeth Ward, Alain Silver: Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles
Simon Callow: Charles Dickens
Jackson J. Benson: Wallace Stegner

Jackson J. Benson: John Steinbeck
Ross King: Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling
Walter Isaacson: Einstein: His Life And Universe
Charles Nicholl: Leonardo da Vinci: Flights of the Mind
Marilyn Yalom: Birth of the Chess Queen: A History
John Stubbs: Donne: The Reformed Soul
Sharon Bertsch McGrayne: Nobel Prize Women in Science: Their Lives, Struggles, and Momentous Discoveries
Eve Curie: Madame Curie: A Biography
Erika Mann: Mein Vater, der Zauberer
Jesse Owens: Jesse: The Man Who Outran Hitler


@Chris: I'm going to add these now.