So my trip to Europe is coming up in a few days and I realized I’ve chewed through my backlog of reading material quite handsomely in the prior weeks. Can anyone recommend anything? History (esp. war history), psychology, quality fiction, and even books about notable current and recent events would be of interest.
I am halfway through an excellent book about Comanche history and the various battles on the great plains. It’s Empire of the Summer Moon, by SC Gwynne. If you have any interest in that period, I recommend it.
Nothing specific. Generally better-documented eras are better, however. I’ve read everything from Blenheim to several books on the Iraq War. I went through a Royal Navy (18th/19th century) fad a few years ago (and highly recommend Command of the Ocean), and wouldn’t mind some books about Napoleonic warfare, the Franco-Prussian War (with political context) or anything from that era. Just not the Crimean War, please. It’s a depressing tract of history.