Besides enjoying the sections about places I’ve been to there are several other places that I either always wanted to go to, or discovered in this book.
1,000 Perfect Weekends: Great Getaways Around the Globe is another addition in the National Geographic Society books to inspire and educate.
The Good Kings by Kara Cooney analyzes how systems of absolute power traps its citizens to make them believe they work in their best interests.
Not a traditional travel guide. This book allows the reader to skip in sections, and choose whatever trip or adventure they’d like to experience.
C.S. Forester was a British historical novelist known mainly for his novels featuring Horatio Hornblower, a Royal Navy officer during the Napoleonic wars.
The book does a great job to taking a complex, and messy, narrative and shaping it for the reader to understand. It was amusing to read how an obscure, but genius, cryptographer working in a dank room had far reaching consequences on the other side of the world without anyone knowing about it.
Alexander the Great His Life and His Mysterious Death author Anthony Everitt paints of picture of his subject with all his strengths & weaknesses a flawed human
Amelia Edwards was a novelist, journalist and Egyptologist from England. She was well known for her travelouge in Egypct called: A Thousand Miles Up the Nile.
Lady Augusta Gregory (15 March, 1852 – 22 May, 1932) was a folklorist, drama writer and theater manager from Ireland. Described “the greatest living Irishwoman”
Mr. Oren presents the history from the point of view of politicians, not the soldiers on the ground. He doesn’t deal much with military tactics but more with high level decisions and diplomatic chess games.