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History and Non-Fiction Reccomendations
Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard
Few people know that James Garfield rose from abject poverty to the highest office in the land. He was a scholar, a Civil War hero and an admired reformist who fought the corrupt political system with ferocity and great will. When his deranged stalker shot him in the back, Garfield’s doctors responded to the injury with shocking ineptitude; while his political opponents fought over the fate of his office and- in an even more bizaare twist- over the injured president’s medical care. Millard’s combination of intimacy and quick-paced narrative insure this book will become a modern classic of American History.
Catherine The Great: Portrait Of A Woman by Robert K. Massie
How did a German girl of a minor nobility rise to become the wife of a Russian tsar, friends with the greatest minds of the Enlightenment, and eventually become tsarina of Russia? Through reading, of course! Catherine’s marriage to Peter was not a happy one: Peter was a very odd man with no interest in his German bride. In despair, Catherine buried herself in reading the great thinkers of her time. In 1762, Peter was killed in a coup d’etat, and Catherine took over the throne, ruling with what Voltaire termed “benevolent despotism”. Massie presents a young woman who endures heartbreak and despair in order to rise to great heights.
Lions Of The West: Heroes And Villains Of The American Expansion by Robert Morgan
From Jefferson’s dream of an America stretching from coast to coast to the fever of California gold rush, Morgan presents ten vivid and vibrant characters who pushed the boundaries of this country ever westward. Andrew Jackson, John “Johnny Appleseed” Chapman, David Crockett, Sam Houston, James K. Polk, Winfield Scott, Kit Carson, Nicholas Trist, and John Quincy Adams are brought to vivid life in this epic sweep of American history.