~ The unlikely saga of a middle-aged mom of twin second-graders and an Athena triathlete ~
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.
Well, I don't know much about Napoleonic history either, except I did love Sean Bean in the Richard Sharpe series!
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!!
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.
Is this the last battle Napolean fought?? The one in Waterloo?Yeah, I am kinda a history geek myself as well.
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
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