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2005-2003 Booklist from the Readable History Bookclub
This is a list of the books we have read in our bookclub meetings in Idaho and Texas. In most cases I've made a few comments based on my opinion , and in some cases I have added a link to follow-up work done in preparation for the bookclub meeting. The latter are mostly maps that I made for myself to help understand the flow of the book.

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BOLD titles are links to comments on the book.

November 2005 The Renaissance by Paul Johnson

October 2005 Brave Companions by David McCullough

July 2005 Reluctant Saint. The Life of Francis of Assisi by Donald Spoto

June 2005 Leadership Secrets of Atilla the Hun by Wes Roberts, Ph.D.

April 2005 Thirteen Days. A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis by by Robert F. Kennedy

Jan/Feb 2005 Guns Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond

May 2004 The Last Samurai. The Life and Battles of Saigo Takamori by Mark Ravina

April 2004 Nothing Like it in the World. The Men who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869 by Steven Ambrose

February 2004 American Massacre. The Tragedy at Mountain Meadows, September 1857 by Sally Denton

January 2004 What Went Wrong? The Clash between Islam and Modernity in the Middle East by Bernard Lewis

December 2003 Silent Night. The Story of the World War 1 Christmas Truce by Stanley Weintraub

November 2003 The Catcher Was a Spy. The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg by Nicholas Dawidoff

Sept/Oct 2003 Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown

August 2003 The Geography Behind History. How Physical Environment by W. Gordon East

July 2003 The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara

June 2003 How the Irish Saved Civilization by Thomas Cahill

May 2003 Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation by Joseph J. Ellis

April 2003 In the Wake of the Plague. The Black Death and the World it Made by Norman F. Cantor

Feb/March 2003 From Beirut to Jerusalem by Thomas Friedman


Follow this link to the Reading list from 2006-2007