In this thread, we share recommendations for books related to history: biographies and autobiographies, historical fiction and academic treatises, and more. Discussion on the merits of the recs is also welcome, ideally. I'll start us off by sharing what I've read, most of which are biographies written mostly for entertainment and are shared in no particular order: Defenders of the Faith: Charles V, Suleyman the Magnificent, and the Battle for Europe 1520-1536, by James Reston Jr. A dual...
I've been trying to come up with a plausible set of character motivations and events for the first rise of Voldemort, some of it makes sense, while other bits... I find hard to reconcile. We'll start at the beginning. (Wall of text warning) Voldemort's First Followers This is his circle of friends as gathered at Slug Club meetings and who later accompanied him to Hogwarts when he applied for the DADA position. These are men of an age with Voldemort, who knew him as a mere first year....
I am looking for some good historical books about American Revolution. I'm especially interested in works about involvement of European volunteers (especially Poles - besides Kosciuszko) in the war. To answer one possible question. The Peasant Prince: Thaddeus Kosciuszko and the Age of Revolution is currently somewhere over Atlantic on it's way to my country. I would be truly grateful for all contributions.