Tuesday, December 3, 2013

25 Days of Holiday Must-Haves: Day 3--History

The Plantagenets by: Dan Jones
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 "This is a well-written account of the 245 year Plantagenet dynasty whose descendants faught the Wars of the Roses. Henry the Second, Eleanor of Quitanine, Richard the Lion Heart, the Edwards--fascinating!" -Book House Bookseller Susan Taylor

Amsterdam: A History of the World's Most Liberal City by: Russell Shorto
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"Fans of The Island at the Center of the World will find familiar faces in Amsterdam given new context within the earliest and later history of the city. A stunning read by a favorite author!" 

One Summer by: Bill Bryson 
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"In One Summer Bill Bryson, one of our greatest and most beloved nonfiction writers, transports readers on a journey back to one amazing season in American life." 

Heretics and Heroes: How Renaissance Artists and Reformation Priests Created Our World by: Thomas Cahill 
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Thomas Cahill's newest book is all about "how the innovations of the Renaissance and the Reformation changed the Western world. A truly revolutionary book."