@Elentarri, Lillelara, Linda Hilton, Markk, Murder by Death, Obsidian Blue, SirSurly, Tea Stitch Read, and Tigus

I’ve gone through Moonlight Reader’s 1001 books list and identified those entries that are historical nonfiction but currently not yet also on Chris’s History Nonfiction list.  Please have a look at the below books you contributed to MR’s list and let Chris and me know whether you want them to be added to Chris’s list as well.

(@Elentarri, Markk and Tigus: I directly compared the two master lists without referring back, for each individual book, to your original submission posts.  So apologies if any of the below are already part of your submissions for Chris’s list after all.)

Davidovits, Joseph: Why the Pharaohs Built the Pyramids with Fake Stones
Dunn, Christopher: Giza Power Plant: Technologies of Ancient Egypt
Firestone, Richard: Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes
Hanson, Victor Davis: Carnage and Culture: Landmark Battles in the Rise of Western Power
King, Ross: Brunelleschi’s Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture
Mayor, Adrienne: The Poison King: The Life and Legend of Mithradates, Rome’s Deadliest Enemy
Montgomery, David R.: Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations
Schoch, Robert M.: Voices of the Rocks: A Scientist Looks at Catastrophes and Ancient Civilizations
Watts, Edward J.: Mortal Republic: How Rome Fell into Tyranny

Alexievich, Svetlana: Chernobyl Prayer
Durrell, Lawrence: My Family and Other Animals
Jünger, Sebastian The Perfect Storm
Lansing, Alfred: Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage
Ohler, Norman: Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany

Du Maurier, Daphne: Vanishing Cornwall
Heyerdahl, Thor: Kon-Tiki
Moody, Anne: Coming of Age in Mississippi

Brittain, Vera: Testament of Youth
Burlingame, Michael: Abraham Lincoln: A Life
Caro, Robert A.: The Path to Power
Gordon, Gilbert Andrew Hugh: The Rules of the Game: Jutland and British Naval Command
Kennedy, Paul M.: The Rise & Fall of the Great Powers: Economic Change & Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000
Mackesy, Piers: The War for America, 1775-1783
Sledge, E.B.: With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa
Twain, Mark: Life on the Mississippi

Bakewell, Sarah: At the Existentialist Café
Barnett, Cynthia: Rain: A Natural and Cultural History
Berendt, John: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Bryson, Bill: A Short History of Nearly Everything
Cherny, Andrei: The Candy Bombers
McAuliffe, Mary: Dawn of the Belle Epoque
McAuliffe, Mary: Twilight of the Belle Epoque
Summers, Julie: Jambusters: The Story of the Women’s Institute in the Second World War
Swaby, Rachel: Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science

X, Malcolm and Haley, Alex: The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Barry, Paul: The Rise and Rise of Kerry Packer

Eichenwald, Kurt: Conspiracy of Fools
Fessler, Ann: The Girls Who Went Away
Hunter, Susan: AIDS in America
Johnson, Paul: A History of the American People
Olbermann, Keith: Truth and Consequences: Special Comments on the Bush Administration’s War on American Values
Oshinsky, David: Polio: An American Story
Uwiringiyimana, Sandra: How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child
Yates, James: Mississippi to Madrid: Memoir of a Black American in Abraham Lincoln’s Brigade

Ashdown, Paddy: Game of Spies
Berg, A. Scott: Wilson
Epstein, Dwayne: Lee Marvin: Point Blank
Helfenstein, Charles: The Making of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
Horwitz, Tony: Confederates in the Attic
Karnow, Stanley: Paris in the Fifties
Morris, James McGrath: Eye On the Struggle: Ethel Payne, the First Lady of the Black Press

For purposes of reference: Chris’s list includes scholarly and popular historical nonfiction, as well as such things as first hand accounts (diaries, autobiographical writings, interviews, etc.) and other major primary historical sources, scientific, technological and cultural history, and narratives of the fairly recent past (approximately up to the 1990s).  On that basis, all of the above-listed books would fit in one context or another.


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