Posted by Michael Hiteshew on July 25th, 2004 (All posts by Michael Hiteshew)
I’m looking for recommendations and I need your help. I’m looking for two types of books: one type for me and one for my 24 year old daughter.
For my daughter some explanation is order. She has a self confessed ‘mental block’ regarding history. It bores her to death, at least the history she’s read so far in school. She knows who George Washington and Abraham Lincoln were. She’s heard of FDR but can’t can’t quite place him. She can do calculus, but she’s always confused about when events happened; WWI was, umm, when? Was Hitler in WWI or WWII or Vietnam? So, I’m looking for a book on American history that is sweeping yet engaging. History as a story. Light on detail yet touching on all the important points. Something she’ll enjoy. Recommendations?
I’m looking for a history of the revolutionary war. Something well written and engaging. Any favorites?
Any history books that don’t fall into the above categories that you’d still recommend reading?