History Class

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War
Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation
Jane Austen: The World of Her Novels
Eiffel's Tower: And the World's Fair Where Buffalo Bill Beguiled Paris, the Artists Quarreled, and Thomas Edison Became a Count
Life Below Stairs: True Lives of Edwardian Servants
The Sinner's Grand Tour: A Journey Through the Historical Underbelly of Europe
Marie Antoinette's Head: The Royal Hairdresser, the Queen, and the Revolution
Lost to the West: The Forgotten Byzantine Empire That Rescued Western Civilization
The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody: Great Figures of History Hilariously Humbled
Ivan's War: Life and Death in the Red Army, 1939-1945
Anything Goes: A Biography of the Roaring Twenties
The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History
Hitler's Empire: How the Nazis Ruled Europe
Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin

J.K. Rowling
How would it be," she asked them coldly as they left the classroom [Prof Binns, History subject], "if I refused to lend you my notes this year?" "We'd fail our O.W.L.s," said Ron. "If you want that on your conscience, Hermoine..." "Well, you'd deserve it," she snapped. "You don't even try to listen to him, do you?" "We do try," said Ron. "We just haven't got your brains or your concentration -- you're just cleverer than we are -- is it nice to rub it in? ...more
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix