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    Default Historical Books & Links Database

    Listing of Historical Links by Category
    Original Thread

    Ever had Problems when trying to find some good sites about a special period in history on Google?
    I know that looking on Google or other search sites for something can sometime become pretty irritating (especially after you have been doing it for 2 hours)
    So I decided to make this Topic, where everyone can share links to good/resourceful history sites that they know of, making it easier for people searching for information to actually find some. (And if you are looking for one, just ask here)

    But there are some rules:
    1. Do not post links to things on Wikipedia or other sites similar to it, you can post link to the actual site (ex;www.Wikipedia.com) but not something on the site (people can use the search feature there themselves).

    2. Before posting, check if the link that you are about to post is already here, I/mods will edit all links into this post in chronological order so it should not be too hard too see if it is already here.

    3. Also, before posting a URL, be sure that it is good/resourceful site (witch information you can trust).

    4. If possible, write a very short description/word about the sites content (ec; Hannibal, Roman Military System)

    5. All sites should be in English, but possible exception can be taken.
    (If you are going to post a site about something, for example Hitler and you see that there is already a site about Hitler posted here, you can still post it, as long as it is not the same site.)

    6. If you find a link that doesn't work then please report it to me. (I will rep people who report dead links)


    AND REMEMBER!, when writing something about "something", always compare text on a web page with other ones.
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    Encyclopaedias/History Searching

    http://vlib.iue.it/history/index.html - General history, lots of links, great starting point for non-specific research
    Wikipedia
    Britannica
    About.com
    Internet History Sorcebook Project
    History of Nations
    The History Page
    http://www.historynet.com/
    Classic Technology Center on the Web
    The Internet Classics Archive (MIT)
    Answers.com
    Encyclopedia.com
    Livius -
    An extremely rich and very comprehensive source on various ancient history subjects.
    All Empires -
    A good shot at an all-around history site
    Web Genocide Documentation Centre
    http://www.archaeologica.org/NewsPage.htm - Archeological news
    http://www.ancientworlds.net/ - A site vith info on various Ancient cultures.
    BBC - History - An excellent introductory history site.
    http://www.fsmitha.com/h1/ - a lot of information on Ancient History (Worldwide)
    http://www.myarmoury.com/home.html - Deep history forum for arms only
    http://steppes.proboards.com/index.c...int&thread=439 - The Master-Nomad-Picture-Thread (700+)
    http://www.snl.no/ - Store Norske Leksikon (the great norwegian lexicon), (one of the deepest places to research everything Norwegian, including extensive NBL articles)
    http://manuscripts.cmrs.ucla.edu/ - Virtual Library Of Medieval Manuscripts

    -Historical journals free of charge

    http://muse.jhu.edu/
    http://www.jstor.org/?cookieSet=1

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    Various Religions

    http://www.exitmundi.nl/exitmundi.htm - It contains some religions reflection on how the world will end. (and many other ones not religious)
    http://www.islamfortoday.com/history.htm - Islamic History and Civilizations (has some corrupted links)
    http://research.yale.edu:8084/divdl/adhoc/index.jsp - Christian writings and text
    Jewish History Resource Center
    http://www.pantheon.org/ - Encyclopedia Mythica

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    Language

    http://abnet.agrino.org/htmls/H/H003.html - A good source on the evolution of the Greek language (soon in English too)
    http://www.textkit.com/ - Greek and Latin language tools

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    Literature

    Conspectus Omnium Rerum Alphabeticus Littera - A great online library, classical works in original, sources, etc.
    http://www.forumromanum.org/literature/authors_a.html - Writings from almost any Roman or Latin author you could think of (don't use the search bar, use the browse buttons at the bottom. They work better).
    http://etext.library.adelaide.edu.au/x/xenophon/x5an/ - Xenophon's Anabasis
    http://www.northvegr.org/lore/pdf.php - Download the Sagas, or Jordanes with some older articles
    http://www.sagadb.org/index_az - The sagas in different languages
    http://www.miraclesalad.com/shared/S...rt_of_War.html - Art of War by SunTzu

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    Countries

    -USA

    http://sunsite.utk.edu/civil-war/ - The American Civil War
    http://www.usflag.org/ - History of the USA's Flag
    http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/default.htm - The History of the army of USA
    http://carlisle-www.army.mil/usawc/P...ng/creveld.htm - The Fate of the State

    -Armenia

    http://www.armenica.org/ - The complete history of Armenia

    -Hungary

    http://mars.elte.hu/varak/en-main.htm - (Hungarian!) Contains a lot of pics, 3d and interactive maps

    -France

    http://les.guillotines.free.fr/ - If you are french you check here whether any of your ancestors were executed during the jacobin terror

    -China

    http://depts.washington.edu/silkroad/ - A site dedicated to the Silk Road
    http://asianstudies.anu.edu.au/Early_Imperial_China - Professor Rafe de Crespigny's online publications

    Ireland
    http://www.libraryireland.com/ - Library Ireland
    http://www.irishhistorylinks.net/index.html - Irish History Links

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    Geography

    http://www.davidrumsey.com/ - Historical map collection, you will probably have to install the Java script to use properly,
    http://www.earthcountries.com - Detailed historical information about countries of the world, users can submit their own history artciles.
    CIA World Factbook - Biased, but good for statistics
    http://www.gottwein.de/latine/map/map_index.php - old maps in Latin.
    http://www.unc.edu/awmc/index.html - Ancient world mapping center.
    http://www.euratlas.com/ - Geographical and Historical Maps of Europe

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    Pre-History

    http://www.prehistory.com/default.htm - Contains Painted pictures of dinasaurus (each picture has information too)
    http://users.hol.gr/~dilos/prehis.htm - The evolution of Humans (go through the first 5 page intro to see more of the page)
    http://www.archaeologica.org/NewsPage.htm - This great site collects and posts news stories about archaeological discoveries from all around the world.

    Ancient Cities

    http://www.amarna3d.com/index.htm -Tel Armana
    http://www.byzantium1200.com/index.html - Byzantium
    http://historic-cities.huji.ac.il/historic_cities.html - Info about historical city's

    Antiquity

    http://www.theology.edu/lec19.htm - Assyria
    http://www.theology.edu/lec22.htm - Babylonia
    http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/ - Site has several sources from Ancient Greece and Rome (Homerus, Xenophon, Caesar, Cicero...). Click in the left bar for texts in English or Greek/Latin.
    http://homepage.mac.com/cparada/GML/index.html - Greek Mythology Link
    http://xoomer.alice.it/davmonac/sanniti/indexen.html - Samnites
    http://www.sikyon.com/index.html - History about ancient greeks cities

    Rome

    www.thehistoryofrome.typepad.com - The History of Rome Podcast
    http://www.armenianhighland.com/main.html - Armenia
    http://www.roman-empire.net/ - The Roman Empire (Foundation - Collapse)
    http://www.unrv.com/ - Has many small articles about Rome
    http://intranet.dalton.org/groups/rome/RMAPS.html - Maps of the Roman Empire
    http://www.worldwideschool.org/libra...ire-1/toc.html - The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

    - Military

    http://www.numbera.com/rome/ - The Roman Military
    http://www.romanarmy.com/cms/ - Perhaps the more comprehensive online source about Roman military

    Medieval

    http://www.deremilitari.org/ - Medieval Military History
    http://www.muslimheritage.com/timeline/default.cfm - Muslim History
    http://www.the-orb.net/ - Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies (mainly essays)
    http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/sbook.html - Internet Medieval Sourcebook
    http://byzantium.seashell.net.nz/index.php - a VERY comprehensive site about Byzantium
    http://www.castlesontheweb.com/ - Castles on the Web ( a huga picture database, has text that describes every picture)
    http://www.thearma.org/essays/knightvs.htm - The Medieval European Knight vs. The Feudal Japanese Samurai
    http://libro.uca.edu/ - History of Spain, lots of books about history of Spain
    http://www.historyarts.ro/carti.htm - History of medieval hungarian kingdom (English Translation available in lower left corner)
    http://www.condottieridiventura.it/ - Biographical notes on all the Italian condottieri from 1330 to 1550
    http://www.strangelove.net/~kieser/R...eractionA.html - Russian interaction with foreign lands (10th - mid 13th century)

    -Crusades
    http://crusades.boisestate.edu/ - A good site about the Crusade
    http://www.medievalcrusades.com/ - The Church and the Crusaders
    Books that can be read online - Alot of text on the Crusades

    -Scandinavia (North Europe)
    http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/index.shtml - Every thing about Vikings
    http://geoffboxell.tripod.com/hardrada.htm - Summary of Harald the III (the Last Viking King)
    http://www.hurstwic.org/history/arti...king_spear.htm - Viking spears
    http://www.tore-nygaard.com/ - (Norwegian!) Politics in the late Viking age
    http://members.ozemail.com.au/~chris...n%20Tombstones - Varangian relics
    http://www.stovnerporten.no/over_a/osikt1g.htm - Origin of Oslo, contains detailed pictures

    -Japan
    http://www.samurai-archives.com/ - Samurai Archive (Japanese history)

    16 th centur - WW1

    http://www.dean.usma.edu/history/web...ar%20index.htm - Maps of Napoleonic Wars
    http://www.olivercromwell.org/ - Oliver Cromwell
    http://www.british-civil-wars.co.uk/index.htm - The Wars of the Three Kingdoms (English Civil War)
    http://www.corsaridelmediterraneo.it/ - Information about the pirates, the corsairs and their enemies in the Mediterranean (13th-17th centuries)

    -Ebooks

    http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/14134 - Akbar, Emperor of India
    http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/3310 - A Forgotten Empire (Vijayanagar) {south india}



    World War 1

    http://www.worldwar1.com/ - World War one : Trenches on the Web
    http://www.lib.byu.edu/~rdh/wwi/ - World War 1 Document Archive
    http://www.theaerodrome.com/ - A site concerning the aces of WWI

    World War 2

    http://www.paradoxian.org/hoi2wiki/i...Knowledge_Base - HoI 2 wiki knowledge site, contains a lot of information about WW2.
    http://www.ww2db.com/index.php - World War 2 Database
    http://english.pobediteli.ru/ - The Eastern Front (a bit pro-russan)
    http://www.abc.net.au/innovation/gal...gallipoli2.htm - An interactive 3d timeline type thing of the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli.

    -Axis

    --Holocaust
    http://www.ushmm.org/ - (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum) Information about the Holocaust and stories told by people affected by the Holocaust.
    http://www.historyplace.com/worldwar.../timeline.html - Timeline
    http://www.oskarschindler.com/1.htm - A site dedicated to Oscar Schindler, who managed to recue many Jews under WW2.

    --German
    http://www.feldgrau.com/index.html - German Military 1918-1945
    http://www.hitler.org/ - Information about Hitler
    http://achtungpanzer.com/panzer.htm - German Tanks
    http://www.luft46.com/ - German Aircrafts
    http://uboat.net/- German U-boats

    --Italy
    http://www.regiamarina.it/eng_index.htm - Regia Marina Italiana (The Italyan Navy)

    --Japan
    http://hikoma.lb.nagasaki-u.ac.jp/en/ - Nagasaki University old Picture Database
    http://zoomphoto.lb.nagasaki-u.ac.jp/en/main_menu.php - High definition picture database

    -Allied

    http://www.daveswarbirds.com/ - American Airforce (1939-1945)

    The Cold War

    http://www.britains-smallwars.com/ - Britains Small Wars, All wars that Britain has been in since 1945.
    http://www.vietnamwar.org/ - The Vietnam War

    Modern

    http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/ - National Security Archive from USA
    Last edited by Poach; May 29, 2012 at 06:47 PM.
    Ever had Problems when trying to find some good sites about a special period in history on Google?
    Then try looking if the site you need is in Links to History.

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    Default The Library (Complete as of 16/06/2011)

    Listing of Historical Books by Category
    Original Thread

    So I saw this thread stickied and was dissappointed to see the guy who had made the thread ran off. Since Im also quite a history reader I thought it would be a good idea to start all over and that I as a member of Content Staff keep the OP up to date. Ofcourse in the eventuality that I go AWOL a (local) moderator kan keep it also up to date if he wishes.

    Empires/Nations

    Rome

    - The Roman History - Theodor Mommsen

    - The Emperors of Rome - Michael Grant

    - Rubicon - Tom Holland- The Rise of the Roman Empire (Penguin Classics) by Polybius, F. W. Walbank

    - The Fall of the Roman Empire: A New History of Rome and the Barbarians by Peter Heather

    - In The Name of Rome The man who won the Roman Empire by Adrian Goldsworthy

    - The Roman Revolution - Ronald Syme

    - The Fall of Rome: And the end of Civilization - Dr Bryan-Ward Perkins

    - The Later Roman Empire - Ammianus Marcellinus

    - The Day of the Barbarians - Alessandro Barbero

    - The Twelve Caesars - Suetonius

    - Strange People (xenophobia and racism in ancient Rome and Greece) - Fik Meier

    - The Gladiators - Fik Meier

    - Chariot Races - Fik Meier

    - Unlimited Power - Fik Meier (rise and fall of Rome)

    - Emperors don't die in bed - Fik Meier

    - The Roman Empire - C. Wells

    - From the Gracchi to Nero - H. Scullard

    - The Roman Empire at Bay AD 180 - 395 - David S. Potter

    - The Roman Empire and its Germanic Peoples - Herwig Wolfram

    - Goths and Romans, 332-489 - Peter Heather

    - Rome’s Gothic Wars: From the Third Century to Alaric - Michael Kulikowski

    - Barbarians within the Gates of Rome: Study of Roman Military Policy and the Barbarians, 375-425 AD - Thomas S. Burns

    - The Day of the Barbarians: The Battle that led to the fall of the Roman Empire - Alessandro Barbero

    - The Alamanni and Rome 213-496 (Caracalla to Clovis) - John F. Drinkwater

    - Rome and Persia in Late Antiquity: Neighbours and Rivals - Beate Dignas & Englebert Winter

    - The Roman Eastern Frontier and the Persian Wars (AD 226-363) - Michael H. Dodgeon & Samuel N.C. Lieu

    - The Roman Eastern Frontier and the Persian Wars (AD 363-628) - Geoffrey Greatrex & Samuel N.C. Lieu

    - The Later Roman Empire 284-602: A Social, Economic and Administrative Survey - A.H.M. Jones

    - The Later Roman Empire - Averil Cameron

    - The Roman Empire of Ammianus - John Mathews

    - Roman Imperial Policy from Julian to Theodosius - R. Malcolm Errington

    - East Roman Foreign Policy: Formation and Conduct from Diocletian to Anastasius - R. C. Blockley

    - A History of the Later Roman Empire AD 284-641 - Stephen Mitchell

    - Rome, the late Empire: Roman art, A.D. 200-400 - Ranuccio Bianchi Bandinelli

    - The Fall of the Roman Empire: A New History - Peter Heather

    - The Fall of the Roman Empire: The Military Explanation - Arthur Ferrill

    - The Fall of the Roman Empire - Michael Grant

    - The Fall of Rome: And the End of Civilization - Bryan Ward-Perkins

    - In Praise of Later Roman Emperors: The Panegyrici Latini - C.F.V Nixon and Barbara Saylor Rodgers

    - The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - Edward Gibbon

    - The Decline and Fall of the British Empire - Piers Brendon

    - The Later Roman Empire, 284-602 - A.H.M Jones

    - How Rome Fell: Death of a Superpower - Adrian Goldsworthy

    - The Roman Conquest of Italy - David, Jean-Michel

    - Rome: Empire of the Eagles - Faulkner, Neil

    - Pompey the Great - Leach, John

    - Rome in the Augustan Age - Rowell, Henry T

    - Rome and Her Enemies - Jane Penrose

    - The Ruin of the Roman Empire : The emperor Who Brought It Down, The Barbarians Who Could Have Saved It. - James O ' Donnell

    more to find here...

    Macedon

    - Alexander the Great Failure: The Collapse of the Macedonian Empire

    Huns

    - The World of the Huns: Studies in Their History and Culture - J. Otto Maenchen-Helfen

    Goths

    - The History of the Goths - Herwig Wolfram

    - The Goths (The Peoples of Europe) - Peter Heather

    - The Origin and Deeds of the Goths - Jordanes

    Seleucid

    - FromSamarkhand to Sardis: A New Approach to the Seleucid Empire - Susan Sherwin-White and Amélie Kuhrt.

    - The Seleucid Army: Organization and Tactics in the Great Campaigns - Bezalel Bar-Kochva

    - The Seleukid Royal Economy: The Finances and Financial Administration of the Seleukid Empire - Aperghis, G. G.

    - The House of Seleucus - Bevan, Edwyn R

    Belgium

    - De Oude Belgen - Ugo Janssens

    The Netherlands

    - The Republic - Jonathan Israel

    - The Rise of the Dutch Republic - John Lathrop Motley

    China

    -When China Ruled the Seas: The Treasure Fleet of the Dragon Throne, 1405-1433

    - China Marches West: The Qing Conquest of Central Eurasia - Peter Perdue

    Japan

    - War in Japan 1467-1615 - Stephen Turnbull

    - Samurai Invasion - The Other Korean War By Steven Turnbull

    Scandinavia

    - The Normans and their Myths - R. C. H. Davies

    France

    - Historia Francorum - Gregory of Tours

    - Montaillou: Promised Land of Error - Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie

    - Crucible of War - Fred Anderson (French Indian war)

    Austria

    - The War of the Austrian Succession - Reed Browning

    Poland

    - God's Playground - Norman Davies

    Germany

    - Iron Kingdom: the Rise and Fall of Prussia 1600-1947 - C. Clark

    - The Teutonic Knights: A Military History - William Urban

    - The Coming of the Third Reich

    - The Third Reich in Power - Richard Evans

    Russia

    - Natasha's Dance: A Cultural History of Russia - Orlando Figes

    - The People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution 1891-1924

    - The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin's Russia

    - Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar - Simon Sebag Montefiore


    Venice

    - A History of Venice - Norwich

    -Venice, a marittime republic- Frederic C. Lane

    Spain

    - The Battle for Spain: The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939 - Antony Beevor

    Greek

    - The Destruction of the Greek Empire And the Story of the Capture of Constantinople by the Turks by Edwin, Sir Pears

    - The Spartans by Paul Cartledge

    - The World of Athens: An Introduction to Classical Athenian Culture - J.A.C.T

    - Democracy and Classical Greece - JK Davis

    - The Greeks: A Portrait of Self and Others - Paul Cartledge

    - The Greek World After Alexander 323 - 30 BC - Graham Shipley

    - The Hellenistic World - Peter Green

    more to find here...

    Persia

    - Persian Fire - Tom Holland

    - Shadows in the Desert: Ancient Persia at War - Kaveh Farrokh

    Islam as a movement

    -The Prophet and the Age of the Caliphates, 600-1050

    -The Great Arab Conquests: How the Spread of Islam Changed the World We Live In

    - The Formation of Islam: Religion and Society in in the Near East, 600-1800

    Byzantine

    - Byzantium: The Early Centuries by John Julius Norwich

    - Byzantium: The Apogee by John Julius Norwich

    - Byzantium: The Decline and Fall by John Julius Norwich

    - A Short History of Byzantium - Norwich

    - The Fall of the Byzantine Empire by Georgios Phrantzes

    - Constantinople :The last great siege 1453 - Roger Crowley

    - History of the byzantine state - Georgije Ostrogorski

    - The Chronographia of Michael Psellus

    Carthage

    - Fall of Carthage:the Punic wars 264-146 B.C by Adrian Goldsworthy

    - Hannibal’s Dynasty: Power and Politics in the Western Mediterranean, 247-183 BC - Hoyos, Dexter

    - The World of the Phoenicians - Moscati, Sabatino

    Bactria

    Thundering Zeus: The Making of Hellenistic Baktria

    Great Britain

    - Doomsday book

    - Empire - How Britain Made the Modern World by Niall Ferguson

    - The English Civil War - Peter Young and Richard Holmes

    - Pax Brittanica trilogy - Jan Morris

    - British - A History of the English Speaking Peoples - Winston Churchill

    - How The Irish Saved Civilization - Thomas Cahill

    - The Honourable Company - John Keay (EIC)

    - The First English Empire: Power and Identities in the British Isles: 1093-1343 - R.R. Davies

    - The English at War 1100- 1500

    Mughul Empire

    - The Mughul Empire - Majumdar

    Ottoman

    - Ottoman Seapower and Levantine Diplomacy in the Age of Discovery - Palmira Brummet

    - Osman's Dream: The history of the Ottoman Empire - Caroline Finkel

    - Lords of the Horizons: A History of the Ottoman Empire - Jason Goodwin.

    - The Pursuit of Power - James C. Davies (ambassadors reports from the ottoman empire)

    USA

    - The Civil War: A Narrative - Shelby Foote

    Egypt

    - A history of the Ptolemaic Empire

    - The House of Ptolemy - Bevan, Edwyn R.


    Armies

    Sassanian

    - Sassanian Elite Cavalry AD 224-642 (Elite) by Kaveh Farrokh and Angus Mcbride

    Roman

    - The Complete Roman Army by Adrian Goldsworthy

    - A Companion to the Roman Army - Paul Erdkamp

    - The Imperial Roman Army - Von Yann Le Bohec

    - Caesar's Legion: The Epic Saga of Julius Caesar's Elite Tenth Legion and the Armies of Rome
    - Stephen Dando-Collins

    - Roman Military Equipment From the Punic Wars to the Fall of Rome - M. C. Bishop & J. C. N. Coulston

    - Roman Warfare - Adrian Goldsworthy

    - Twilight of Empire: The Roman army from the reign of Diocletian until the battle of Adrianople- Martijn Nicasie

    - Warfare in Roman Europe, AD 350-425 - Hugh Elton

    - The Rise and Decline of the Late Roman Field Army - Richard Cromwell

    - The Armies and Enemies of Imperial Rome - Phil Barker

    - The Roman War Machine- John Peddie

    - The Late Roman Army - Pat Southern & Karen R. Dixon

    - The Limits of Empire- The Roman Army in the East - Benjamin Isaac

    - The military institutions of the Romans - Vegetius

    - The Roman Army at War 100 BC - AD 200 - Goldsworthy, Adrian

    - Roman Military Dress - Sumner, Graham

    - A History of Roman Sea-power Before the Second Punic War - Thiel, J. H.

    - Arms and Armour of the Imperial Roman Soldier: From Marius to Commodus, 112 BC-AD 192 - D'Amato, Raffaele, and Graham Sumner

    France

    - Battle Tactics of Napoleon - Brent Nosworthy

    British

    - Engage the Enemy More Closely - Corelli Barnett (Royal Navy)

    - The Making of the British Army, from the English Civil War to the War on Terror - Allan Mallinson

    - The Command of the Ocean. A Naval History of Britain 1649-1815 - N.A.M. Roger

    - Redcoat : The British Soldier in the Age of Horse and Musket - Richard Holmes

    Miscellanous

    Soldiers and Ghosts: A History of Battle in Classical Antiquity


    Leaders and significant persona

    Alexander the Great

    - Alexander the Great by Paul Cartledge

    - Alexander - Fritz Schachermayer

    - Alexander - Theodore Ayrault Dodge

    - Alexander- The Conqueror. The Epic Story of the Warrior King - Laura Foreman

    - The campaigns of Alexander the great - Arrian

    - Alexander the Great - Robin Lane Fox

    - The Nature of Alexander - Mary Renault

    - Alexander: Destiny and Myth - Mossé, Claude

    Caesar

    - Caesar life of a Colossus by Adrian Goldsworthy

    - Caesar: Politician and Statesman - Matthias Gelzer

    - Caesar: A Biography - Chritian Meier

    Augustus

    - Augustus: The Life of Rome's First Emperor - Anthony Everitt

    Hannibal

    - Hannibal - Theodore Ayrault Dodge

    Churchill

    - Churchill and American by Martin Gilbert

    William the Conqueror

    - William the conqueror - David C. Douglas

    Genghis Khan

    - Ghenghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World - Jack Weatherford

    Wellington

    - Years of the sword - Elizabeth Longford

    Napoleon

    - The Campaigns of Napoleon -David Chandler

    - 1812 - Adam Zamoyski

    Temur

    - Tamerlane, Sword of Islam, Conqueror of the world - Justin Marrozzi

    Miscellanous

    - Helen of Troy - Bettany Hughes

    - Count Belisarius - Robert Graves

    - The Life of Belisarius - Lord Mahon

    - War as I knew it - Patton

    - Scipio Africanus: Greater than Napoleon - B.H. Liddell Hart

    - Wallenstein, His Life Narrated - Golo Mann

    - Victory, 100 greatest military commanders - Nigel Cawthorne

    - 50 Military Leaders Who Changed the World - William Weir


    Commentarii

    Tacitus

    - Annales
    - Germania

    Gauis Julius Caesar

    - Gallic Wars
    - The Civil War

    Herodotus

    - Histories

    Julian

    - The Works of Julian the Emperor

    Gaius Sallustius Crispus

    - Catiline's War

    - The Jugurthine War

    - Histories

    Heinz Guderian

    - Achtung - Panzer! - Heinz Guderian


    Major Battles/Wars

    Punic Wars

    - The Punic Wars - N. Bagnall

    - The First Punic War - Lazenby, J. F.

    Roman

    - Cannae - Gregory Daily

    - The Ghosts of Cannae: Hannibal and the Darkest Hour of the Roman Republic - Robert O'Connell

    Medieval

    - Battles of the Medieval World: 1000-1500 - Martin Dougherty

    - Agincourt - Juliet Barker

    Persian-Greco Battles

    - The Battle of Salamis: The Naval Encounter That Saved Greece -- and Western Civilization

    - Thermopylae: The Battle that Changed the World by Paul Cartledge

    Miscellanious

    - The Battle: 100 - Michael Lee Lanning

    - Carnage and Culture by Victor Hanson

    - 15 Decisive battles of the World from Marathon to Waterloo by Sir Edward Creasy

    - 100 Decisive Battles - Paul. K. Davis

    - Battle - R.G Grant

    - Sea Battles - R. G. Grant

    - From Armageddon to the fall of Rome - Erik Durschmied

    - The battlefields of England - Alfred H. Burne

    - The battle of Pavia - Jean Giono

    - Poltava - Peter Englund

    - The Face of Battle - John Keegan

    Peloponnesian War

    -The Peloponnesian War by Donald Kagan

    -The Peloponnesian War by Thukydides

    - Wars of the Ancient Greeks by Victor Davis Hanson

    - A War Like No Other - VD Hanson

    World War II

    - All the way to Berlin - James Megellas

    - The Second World War - John Keegan

    - Nemesis - Max Hastings

    - D-Day - Max Hastings

    - Battle for Normandy - Max Hastings

    - Das Reich - Max Hastings

    - Armageddon - Max Hastings

    - Overlord - Max Hastings

    - The Atlantic Campaign - Dan Van Der Vat

    - To Lose a Battle - Alistair Horne (Battle for France)

    - The price of Glory - Alistair Horne (Verdun)

    - Convoy: The Battle for Convoys SC.122 and HX.229 - Martin Middlebrook

    - The Battle of Hamburg: Allied Bomber Forces Against a German City in 1943 - Martin Middlebrook

    - The First day on the Somme - Martin Middlebrook

    - Hitler and Stalin: Parallel Lives - Alan Bullock

    - Barbarossa - Alan Clark

    - A Writer at War: A Soviet Journalist with the Red Army, 1941-1945 - Vassily Grossman

    - Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege: 1942-1943 - Antony Beevor

    - The Fall of Berlin 1945 - Antony Beevor

    - Panzer Leader - Heinz Guderian

    - Absolute War: Soviet Russia in the Second World War - Chris Bellamy

    - The Second World War - Winston Churchill

    - War Without Hate: The Desert Campaign of 1940-43 - John Bierman and Colin Smith

    - Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege: 1942-1943 - Anthony Beevor

    - Moscow 1941: A City and Its People at War - Rodric Braithwaite

    - Anzio: Italy and the Battle for Rome - 1944 - Lloyd Clark

    - D-Day June 6, 1944: The Climatic Battle of World War II - Stephen Ambrose

    - The Origins of the Second World War- A. J. P. Taylor

    Crusades

    - The First Crusade - Thomas Asbridge

    - The Crusades - Thomas Asbridge

    - The knight templars - Stephen Howard

    - God's War - C. Tyerman

    - Arab historians of the Crusades - Francesco Gabrieli

    - The Crusade - Robert Payne

    - The Northern Crusades - Eric Christiansen

    Diadochi

    - The Legacy of Alexander. Politics, Warfare and Propoganda under the Successors - A.B. Bosworth.

    - The Wars of Alexander's Successors 323-281 BC Vol. 1. Commanders and Campaigns

    - The Hellenistic World - Peter Green

    The 30 years war

    - The Thirty Years war Europe In Fire - Lars Ericson Wolke,Göran Larsson and Nils Erik Villstrand

    - The Thirty Years War: Europes Tragedy - Peter Wilson

    - The Thirty Years War - Vericona Wedge

    Modern Warfare: post 45 - present

    Cold War

    - The Cold War: A New History - John Lewis Gaddis

    Iraq I and II

    - Generation Kill - Evan Wright

    Afghanistan

    - A Million bullets - James Fergusson

    - 3 PARA - Patrick Bishop

    - Ground truth - Patrick Bishop



    War Philosophers

    Machiavelli

    - The Prince and the Discourses

    Sun Tzu

    The art of warfare

    von Clausewitz

    - On War


    Periodical

    Ancient

    - Egypt, Greece, and Rome: Civilizations of the Ancient Mediterranean - Charles Freeman

    - Warfare in the Ancient World - Brian Todd Carey

    - Ancient Near East C. 3000-330 BC - Amelie Khurt

    - International Relations in the Ancient Near East, 1600-1100 BC - Antonio Liverani

    - Ships and Fleets of the Ancient Mediterranean - Rougé, Jean

    Classical

    - The Classical World - R.L. Fox

    - The classical world: an epic history of Greece and Rome - Robin Lane Fox

    Medieval

    - Warfare in the Medieval World - Brian Todd Carey

    - Le Goff: Medieval Culture

    - The renaissance of the 12th century - Charles Homer Haskins

    -The Murder Of Charles The Good

    - The Sicilian Vespers - Steven Runciman

    Renaissance

    - The Foundations of Early Modern Europe 1460-1559 - Grafton & Rice

    Napoleonic - Victorian

    - The Wars Against Napoleon by Ben Wieder and Michael Franceschi

    - The Fall of Napoleon: The Allied Invasion of France 1813 - 1814 - Michael V Leggiere

    - The CASSELL:History of Warfare: Warfare in the Eighteenth Century - Jeremy Black


    Modern 20-21th century

    - Cheap Amusements: Working Women and Leisure in Turn-Of-The-Century New York

    - The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman (WW1 -WW2)

    - Machete Season: The Killers in Rwanda Speak - Jean Hatzfeld, Linda Coverdale

    - Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945 - Tony Judt

    - The CASSELL:History of Warfare:The First World War - Robin Prior & Trevor Wilson

    - Counterinsurgency in Modern Warfare - Daniel Marston and Carter Malkasian

    - Learning to eat soup with a knife - Counterinsurgency lessons from Malaya and Vietnam

    Miscellanous

    - The Harper Encyclopedia of Military History - R. Ernest Dupuy and Trevor N. Dupuy

    - Chariot : The rise and fall of the World's first War Machine - Arthur Cottrell

    - Generals - Mark Urban

    - Marvelous Possessions: The Wonder of the New World

    - The Middle Sea - Norwich

    - Pursuit of the Millennium - Norman Cohn

    - The Inquisition - Michael Baiget ad Richard Leight

    - An Ordinary Man - Paul Rusesabagina

    - In Europe - Geert Mak

    - Le Goff: The Birth of Europe

    - History of the Modern World - Palmer

    - The Influence of Sea Power Upon History - Alfred Thayer Mahan

    - Seapower and Naval Warfare - Richard Harding

    - Rethinking Military History - Jeremy Black

    - Tournament of Shadows - Karl Meyer and Shareen Brysac (Russia vs GB)

    - Acts of War - Richard Holmes


    If you post books in the future Id appreciate it if you put the name of the author next to the title and give a small descr if the title could be unclear.
    Also:
    NO Osprey, fiction or mixed categories like the history of science or philosophy!!!! Otherwise it will get waaaay to complicated. Just saying

    Any suggestions? Speak up!
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    Additional Listing of Historical Books by Category
    Original Thread

    I noticed that it has been some time since the Recommended Historical Books Thread was updated, so I have taken it on myself to get it all organized. I have drawn my format from the OP by Avesta made so long ago, but changed his categories and then mined the thread for as many books as I could. As I have more time I may include links in the post to where you can buy them, but right now we will have to settle for Title and Author. Some categories will feature a particularly prolific author, and so I will have books by just that author first.

    DISCLAIMER: I am an American, and an avid student of the West and its history. This means that I fully acknowledge my bias to the Western world, and so I am well aware of the sizable gaps in this list, and am particularly receptive to advice about non western history.

    Here is a list of historical novels compiled by Aldgarkalaughske, if those interest you. I will be constricting this list to purely historical books as much as possible, with a notable exception to contemporary histories.

    I would also like to thank the poster Switch, who recompiled the OP some time ago in Post #188. I have incorporated an edited version of his list into my own.

    Here is a link to the TWC Marketplace on Amazon, US EU
    Buy your books through the marketplaces to support TWC!


    General Histories
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    These are books that cover such broad subject matter that it is very difficult to list them under one of our other categories. Note that some of the authors in the general category also have books under the different topics as well.

    John Keegan
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    A History of Warfare
    The Mask of Command
    Intelligence in Warfare
    The Face of Battle: A Study of Agincourt, Waterloo and the Somme
    The Price of Admiralty

    Victor Davis Hanson
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    Ripples of Battle
    The Father of Us All: War and History, Ancient and Modern
    Carnage and Culture

    The Balkans since 1453 - L.S. Stavrianos
    History of the Balkans Vol. 1 and 2 - Barbara Jelavich
    The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers - Paul Kennedy
    Empires and Barbarians - Peter Heather
    Europe: A History - Norman Davies
    Guns Germs and Steel - Jared Diamond
    Note that Guns and Carnage offer very different reasons for the predominance of Western Civilization.
    On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society - David Grossman
    On War - Clausewitz
    Soul of the Sword - Robert O’Connell
    The Penguin History of Latin America - Edwin Williamson
    Korea Old and New: A History -Robinson, Eckert et al,
    Korea's Place in the Sun -B Cumings


    Ancient/Classical Civilizations
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    Greco- Persian

    I have grouped these two as their histories are so entwined with each other, I may separate them depending on the volume of works that are on the list.
    Contemporary Accounts
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    These are books that were written during the Classical time period, they are often lacking in facts and feature some questionable assertions, but are nevertheless invaluable as some of the only primary sources that we have and a critical window into the Ancient world
    Hellenica - Xenophon
    Anabasis - Xenophon
    The Illiad, The Odyssey - Homer
    The Peloponnesian War - Thucydides
    The Histories - Herodotus
    The Catiline Conspiracy - Sallust
    Jugurthine War - Sallust
    Parallel Lives - Plutarch

    General
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    The Spartans - Paul Cartledge
    The Greeks: A Portrait of Self and Others - Paul Cartledge
    The Peloponnesian War - David Kagan
    Democracy and Classical Greece - JK Davis
    Persian Fire - Tom Holland
    Soldiers and Ghosts - J. E. Lendon
    Victor Davis Hanson
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    The Western Way of War: Infantry Battle in Classical Greece
    Warfare and Agriculture in Classical Greece
    A War Like No Other: How the Athenians and Spartans Fought the Peloponnessian War




    Alexander and The Successor Kingdoms
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    The Greeks in Bactria and India - W. Tarn
    Hellenistic Military and Naval Developments - W. Tarn
    The Hellenistic World - F.W. Walbank
    Hellenistic Infantry Reform in the 160's BC - N. Sekunda
    The Jewish Struggle Against the Seleucids - Bezalel Bar-Kochva, Judas Maccabaeus
    The Greek World after Alexander - Graham Shipley
    The Legacy of Alexander: Politics, Warfare and Propaganda, Under the Successors - A.B Bosworth
    The Seleucid Army: Organization and Tactics in the Great Campaigns - Bezalel Bar-Kochva
    Dividing the Spoils: The War for Alexander the Great’s Empire - Robin Waterfield
    Alexander the Great at War: His Army - His Battles - His Enemies - Ruth Sheppard
    The Campaigns of Alexander - Arrian
    Cleopatra: A Life - Stacy Schiff
    The Poison King: The Life and Legend of Mithradates, Rome's Deadliest Enemy - Adrienne Mayor


    The Roman Empire
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    Contemporary
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    Germanics - Tacitus
    Gallic Wars - Julius Caesar
    Commentaries on the Civil War - Julius Caesar
    The History of Rome - Livy
    The Rise of the Roman Empire - Polybius
    The Later Roman Empire - Ammianus Marcellinus
    The Aeneid - Virgil
    Note: The Aeneid is Rome’s self invented classical poem. While there is not much historical information here, it does allow priceless insight into what Roman Culture valued


    Collected Works of Adrian Goldsworthy -

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    http://www.adriangoldsworthy.com/books.htm
    Goldsworthy is generally considered the foremost modern historian on Rome. All of his books are excellent reads and highly informative


    General
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    The Roman Army: The Greatest War Machine of the Ancient World - Chris McNab
    The Fall of the Roman Empire: A New History of Rome and the Barbarians
    The Roman Revolution by Ronald Syme
    The Grand Strategy of the Roman Empire: From the First Century A.D. to the Third - Edward N. Luttwak
    Cannae -Gregory Daily
    The Fall of Rome and the End of Civilization - Bryan Ward-Perkins
    The Roman Emperors - Michael Grant
    The Day of the Barbarians - Alessandro Barbero
    From The Gracchi to Nero - H. Scullard
    Twilight of Empire: The Roman Army from the reign of Diocletian to the battle of Adrianople.- Martjin Nicasie
    The Punic Wars - N. Bagnall
    History of the Later Roman Empire: From the death of Theodosius I to the death of Justinian - J. B. Bury
    Roman Empire at Bay AD180-AD395 - D.S. Potter


    Notable Individual Romans -
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    Caesar: Politician and Statesman - Matthias Gelzer
    Scipio Africanus : Greater than Napoleon - B.H. Liddell Hart
    Augusts: The Life of Rome’s First Emperor - Anthony Everitt


    Orient
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    Korea
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    -J Palais, Politics and Policy in Traditional Korea
    -M Deuchler, Confucian Gentlemen and Barbarian Envoys



    Post Classical and Medieval
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    Byzantine Empire
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    John Julius Norwich
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    Byzantium: The Early Centuries
    Byzantium: The Apogee
    Byzantium: The Decline and Fall
    A Short History of Byzantium

    The Empire of Manuel I Komnenos, 1143–1180 - P. Magdalino
    The Byzantine wars - Haldon, John F.
    Warfare, state and society in the Byzantine world, 565–1204 - Haldon, John F.
    The Development of the Komnenian Army: 1081–1180 - Birkenmeier, John W.
    Lost to the West: The Forgotten Byzantine Empire - Lars Brownworth
    Sailing from Byzantium: How a Lost Empire Shaped the World - Colin Wells
    The Fall of Constantinople - Steven Runciman


    Rise of Islam
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    The Great Arab Conquests: How the Spread of Islam Changed the World We Live In - Paul Kennedy
    The Prophet and the Age of the Caliphates, 600-1050 -Paul Kennedy
    The Formation of Islam: Religion and Society in the Near East - Jonathan Berkey
    Tamerlane: Sword of Islam, Conqueror of the New World - Justin Marozzi

    Ottoman Empire
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    The Ottoman Empire 1300-1600: The Structure of Power - Colin Imber
    Osman’s Empire: The History of the Ottoman Empire - Caroline Finkel
    Ottoman War’s: An Empire Besieged - Virginia Aksan
    Ottoman Warfare 1500-1700 - Rhoads Murphy
    A Military History of the Ottoman Empire - Mesut Uyar


    European Medieval
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    Battles of the Medieval World - Dougherty et. al.
    The Hundred Years War: The English in France 1337-1453 - Desmond Seward
    Battlefields of England - Alfred Burne
    The Crecy War - Alfred Burne
    Agincourt: Henry V and the Battle that Made England - Juliet Barker
    The Normans: The Conquests that Changed the Face of Europe - Francois Neveux
    el Cantar de mio Cid (Song of my Cid)

    Crusades
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    There are so many of these that I decided to give them a sub category
    The First Crusade - Thomas Asbridge
    The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the Holy Land - Thomas Asbridge
    The Northern Crusades: Second Edition - Eric Christiansen
    Byzantium and The Crusades - Jonathan Harris
    Steven Runciman’s History of the Crusades
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    Vol. I - The First Crusade and the Foundations of the Kingdom of Jerusalem
    Vol. II - The Kingdom of Jerusalem and the Frankish East
    Vol. III - The Kingdom of Acre and the Later Crusades





    1500-1900
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    General
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    The Rise and Fall of the British Empire - Lawrence James
    The Decline and Fall of the British Empire - Piers Brendon
    Pax Britannica Trilogy - James Morris
    Iron Kingdom: The Rise and Fall of Prussia 1600-1947 - C. Clark
    Warfare in the Eighteenth Century - Jeremy Black
    Barricades and Borders: Europe 1800-1914 - Robert Gildea
    The Balkans 1804-1999: Nationalism, War and the Great Powers - Misha Glenny
    Historia verdadera de la conquista de la Nueva España (History of the Conquest of New Spain) - Bernal Díaz del Castillo

    Renaissance Era
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    The English Civil War - Peter Young and Richard Holmes
    The Thirty Years War: Europe’s Tragedy - Peter Wilson


    Enlightenment
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    Crucible of War: The Seven Year’s War and the Fate of Empire in British North America - Fred Anderson -Personal Note- Anderson provides lots of nice stories at the beginning of chapters about the people involved in that section of the book. Many of them are hilarious.
    1776 - David McCullough
    The Oxford History of the French Revolution - William Doyle
    Military Experience in the Age of Reason - Christopher Duffy

    Korea
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    -Gi-Wook Shin, Peasant Protest and Social Change in Colonial Korea
    -C Eckert, Offspring of Empire
    -M Robinson, Cultural Nationalism in Colonial Korea
    -A Schmid, Korea Between Empires
    -Shin, Robinson et al, Colonial Modernity in Korea
    -Sun Joo Kim, Marginality and Subversion in Korea: The Hong Kyongnae Rebellion of 1812



    Napoleonic
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    Prince of Esseling has compiled a monster list of books, which you can find here, here is a list of articles about the Austrian Army, and here is a number of books about the Neapolitan armies.

    The Campaigns of Napoleon - David Chandler
    Imperial Bayonets - Tactics of the Napoleonic Battery, Battalion and Brigade as found in Contemporary Regulations - George F Nafziger
    Battle tactics of Napoleon and his Enemies - Brent Nosworthy
    A Military History and Atlas of the Napoleonic Wars - Brigadier General Vincent J Esposito & Colonel John Robert Elting
    The Napoleonic Source Book - Philip J Haythornthwaite
    Navies of the Napoleonic Era - Otto von Pivka
    Armies of the Napoleonic Era - Otto von Pivka
    Swords Around a Throne - Napoleons Grande Armee - John R Elting
    The Greenhill Napoleonic Wars Databook - Digby Smith
    The Anatomy of Glory - Napoleon and his Guard - Henry Lachouque and Anne S K Brown
    Mosow 1812: Napoleon’s Fatal March - Adam Zamoyski
    Russia against Napoleon: The True Story of the Campaigns of War and Peace - Dominic Lieven
    The Campaigns of Napoleon - David Chandler - Personal Note - Its pricy, if you can grab it at a library do that.
    Napoleon’s Marshals - R.F. Delderfield
    The Battle: A New History of Waterloo - Alessandro Barbero
    Nelson’s Navy: The Ships, Men and Organization 1793-1815 - Brian Lavery
    Nelson’s Trafalgar: The Battle that Changed the World - Roy Adkins

    Post Napoleonic
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    The Franco-Prussian War: The German Conquest of France 1870-1871 - Geoffery Wawro
    Rorke’s Drift - Adrian Greaves
    The Crimean War - Orlando Figres
    The Fall of Paris: The Siege and the Commune 1870-1871 - Alistair Horne
    The Struggle for Mastery in Europe 1848-1918 - A.J.P. Taylor
    The Scramble for Africa - Thomas Packenham
    Defeat in Detail : The Ottoman Army in the Balkans 1912-13 - Edward Erickson



    20th Century
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    General
    The Balkans 1804-1999: Nationalism, War and the Great Powers - Misha Glenny
    Rising Sun and Tumbling Bear: Russia's War with Japan - Richard Connaughton
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    The Spanish Civil War: Reaction, Revolution, and Revenge - Paul Preston
    The Spanish Civil War - Antony Beevor


    First World War
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    The First World War - John Keegan
    The Guns of August - Barbara Tuchman
    The Price of Glory: Verdun 1916 - Alistair Horne
    Gallipoli - Alan Moorehead
    The Somme: The Darkest Hour on the Western Front - Peter Hart
    Dreadnought: Britain, Germany, And The Coming Of The Great War - Robert Massie
    Ordered to Die: A History of the Ottoman Army in the First World War - Edward J. Erickson
    The Eastern Front 1914-17 - Norman Stone

    Second World War
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    General
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    The Second World War - John Keegan
    History of the Second World War - B.H. Liddell Hart
    The German Generals Talk (Also known as “The Other Side of the Hill”) - B.H. Liddell Hart
    Inferno: The World at War 1939-1945 - Max Hastings
    All Hell Let Loose - Max Hastings


    General (Memoirs and Biographies)
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    Panzer Leader -Heinz Guderian
    Lost Victories: The War Memoirs of Hitler’s Most Brilliant General - Hart/Manstein
    Helmet for My Pillow: From Parris Island to The Pacific - Robert Leckie
    With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa - E.B. Sledge
    In Deadly Combat: A German Soldiers Memoir of the Eastern Front - Gottlob Bidermann
    Black Edelweiss: A Memoir of Combat and Conscience by a Soldier of the Waffen-SS - Johann Voss
    Inside the Third Reich, Memoirs by Albert Speer
    Winston Churchill - The Second World War
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    Personal Note - B.H. Liddell Hart notes a handful of errors in Churchills otherwise excellent works. Remember that much of this was written shortly after the war, and so he did not have as ready access to Nazi records to check his figures against.
    Vol. I - The Gathering Storm
    Vol II. - Their Finest Hour
    Vol III. - The Grand Alliance
    Vol IV. - The Hinge of Fate
    Vol V. - Closing the Ring
    Vol VI. Triumph and Tragedy



    Europe
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    No Simple Victory: World War II in Europe 1939-1945-Norman Davies
    The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich - William Shirer
    Armageddon: The Battle for Germany 1944-45 - Max Hastings

    Western Front
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    Stephen Ambrose
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    Authors Note: I have included them, but Ambrose’s works should be taken with a heavy pinch of salt.
    Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler’s Nest
    Citizen Soldiers
    The Victors: Eisenhower and His Boys


    Six Armies in Normandy - John Keegan
    Atlantic Campaign - Dan Van Der Vat
    A Bridge Too Far - Cornelius Ryan
    Battle: Story of the Bulge - John Toland
    To Lose a Battle: France 1940 - Alistair Horne

    Eastern Front
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    Ivan’s War: Life and Death in the Red Army 1939-1945 - Catherine Merridale
    Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege: 1942-1943 - Antony Beevor
    The Fall of Berlin 1945 - Antony Beevor
    Rising ‘44: The Battle for Warsaw - Norman Davies

    David Glantz
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    Personal Note - I particularly enjoy reading Glantz because he actively tries to counter decades of misconceptions generated by the secrecy surrounding Soviet history and the misconceptions and erroneous analysis of the German general staff and intelligence services.
    Stumbling Colossus: The Red Army on the Eve of War
    Colossus Reborn: The Red Army at War 1941-1943
    When Titans Clashed: How the Red Army Stopped Hitler
    Slaughterhouse: The Handbook of the Eastern Front



    Pacific
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    Pacific Ocean
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    Eagle Against the Sun: The American War with Japan - Ronald Spector
    In the Ruins of Empire: The Japanese Surrender and the Battle for Post-War Asia - Ronald H. Spector
    Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy’s Finest Hour - James Hornfischer Personal Note - This book is absolutely amazing in the way its brings the people involved to life, and gives an incredibly vivid account of the battle itself. Incredible heroism from both the IJN and USN sailors and aviators.
    The Ultimate Battle: Okinawa 1945 - The Last Epic Struggle of World War II - Bill Sloan
    Unsung Heroes of World War II: The Story of the Navajo Code Talkers -Deanne Durrett
    Guadalcanal: The Definitive Account of the Landmark Battle - Richard Frank
    Utmost Savagery: The Three Days of Tarawa - Joseph Alexander
    Retribution: The Battle for Japan 1944-45 - Max Hastings
    The Battle for Leyte Gulf: The Incredible Story of World War II’s Largest Naval Battle - C. Vann Woodward
    The Battle of Midway - Craig Symonds

    The Subcontinent/China
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    The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II - Iris Chang
    The Burma Road: The Epic Story of the China-Burma-India Theater in World War II - Donovan Webster
    The Burma Campaign: Disaster into Triumph 1942-1945



    Cold War
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    Korean War and Aftermath
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    The Korean War - Max Hastings
    Korea's 20th Century Odyssey -M Robinson
    The Two Koreas -Oberdorfer
    South Korea:
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    -B Cumings, the Origins of the Korean War, vol. 1 and 2
    -Seung-ju Han, The Failure of Democracy in South Korea (note: hard to get these days)
    -M Woo Cumings, Race to the Swift
    -Vogel, Kim et al, The Park Chung Hee Era: The Transformation of South Korea
    -Namhee Lee, The Making of the Minjung
    -H Koo, State and Society in Contemporary Korea

    North Korea:
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    -B Cumings, the Origins of the Korean War, vol. 1 and 2
    -Charles K. Armstrong, The North Korean Revolution
    -Dae-sook Suh, Kim Il Sung: The North Korean Leader
    -Victor Cha, Nuclear North Korea: A Debate on Engagement Strategies



    A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954-1962 - Alistair Horne

    A Street Without Joy: The French Debacle in Indochina - Bernard Fall
    Hell in a Very Small Place - Bernard Fall
    The Village - Bing West
    We Were Soldiers Once, And Young - Galloway, Moore
    Vietnam: A History - Stanley Karnow


    The Arab-Israeli Wars - Chaim Herzog and Shlomo Gazit



    Modern History (After the fall of the USSR)
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    The Iraq War - John Keegan
    Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq - Thomas E. Ricks
    The Gamble: General David Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq - Thomas E. Ricks
    Bing West
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    No True Glory: A Frontline Account of the Battle for Fallujah
    The March Up: Taking Baghdad with the US Marines - Personal Note - Coauthored with John Keegan
    The Strongest Tribe - War, Politics, and the Endgame in Iraq
    The Wrong War: Grit, Strategy, and the Way out of Afghanistan

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