For millenia migrating birds have filled the skies, heading south in search of warmer climes and richer pickings. Conversely, these days, droves of our fellow beings struggle northbound against all odds, seeking safety and a better life. The key difference ? This vast exodus of human traffic moves in one direction only. A testimony to failed foreign policy and disastrous military intervention that may have sown the seeds of European disintegration.
I like to read nonfiction history books about Eastern Europe and Russia from all different time…more
I like to read nonfiction history books about Eastern Europe and Russia from all different time periods. I would love to have interested people to discuss with, so please feel free to join in and get a discussion going.
"Interested in history - then you have found the right group". The History Book Club is the lar…more
"Interested in history - then you have found the right group".
The History Book Club is the largest history and nonfiction group on Goodreads and these are some of our Focus Areas. We welcome new members from across the globe and we are a large international group.
The sixth History Book Club Readathon (last for 2015) begins at 8AM - December 5, 2015 - Sign up now - so you and your books can be counted.
First - join the group. Second, sign up here.
The History Book Club discussion of The Pope and Mussolini by David Kertzer is in progress led by Bentley. A Division of the Spoils (Book Four of the Raj Quartet) by Paul Scott is in progress - led by Jill as part of our India Challenge. One Man Against the World by Tim Weiner - in progress - led by Teri and Bentley. The author Tim Weiner is with us. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr is being discussed as our Book of the Month read - led by Teri.
Exotic Book Cavalcade to Iconic India
10/1/13 through the end of the Raj Quartet discussions
The Land of the Rising Sun Book Express (Read Japan) Challenge
- 01/01/15 - 07/31/15
Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People by Elizabeth A. Fenn - Book of the Month for November
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates - Book of the Month for December
On Politics: A History of Political Thought From Herodotus to the Present by Alan Ryan