Sunday, December 04, 2005

History geeks

Did you know I'm a history geek? History books are nearly all I read. If you're one too, you will enjoy this series of photos from a huge re-enactment of the Battle of Austerlitz, from 200 years ago.

6 comments:

bunnygirl said...

I don't know why, but I could never get into Napoleonic history, even though I majored in history, did some graduate work in history, read history books for fun and thought Vanity Fair was a fun read.

Go figure.

There's a new book I just finished that you might enjoy, "Huck's Raft: A History of American Childhoo" by Steven Mintz. Very interesting.

nancytoby said...

Well, I don't know much about Napoleonic history either, except I did love Sean Bean in the Richard Sharpe series!

Mica said...

You would have loved the show I just finished working on this summer. 26 programs on US History. I spoke with about 60 of the country's most prominent historians. Too bad I'm not a history buff like you!!

PuddyRat said...

Have you tried reading Cathleen McCullough's "Masters of Rome" series. Very heavy reading, but very good. Lots and lots of Roman history based upon the works of folks like, Ptolemy, or Plutarch, or Cicero, or I give up...people that would know. While the books are novels, they are historically sound and literary license was taken only to make the books interesting to read. I thought they were awesome, but I've only been through the first four or five and I think there are six or seven of the books.

HUGE books, too. Several hundred (6, 7) pages a piece, small writing, thin pages. I love those kind. Check them out.

Cliff said...

Is this the last battle Napolean fought?? The one in Waterloo?

Yeah, I am kinda a history geek myself as well.

nancytoby said...

Puddyrat - yeah, I think I've read at least 3 of those, good beach reads!

Cliff - nah, this was a little earlier:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Austerlitz