cover title author avg rating rating my rating review Down arrow date read date added
 
Alfred the Great: The Man Who Made England
4.13
Lively and engaging. Pollard brings Alfred and his world to vivid life. On another note, I'm not sure I completely buy into his speculative version of ...more
Jul 23, 2013
May 11, 2013
 
The Everlasting Man
4.23
10 years... It's certainly about time I read this book again. Simply magnificent. Chesterton sets forth a breathtaking philosophy for reading the stor ...more
Feb 24, 2015
Jul 06, 2009
 
Famous Druids a Survey of Three Centurie (Oxford University Press Academic Monograph Reprints)
2.50
First read in 1998. Read again in 2006.

This is a nice, non-sensationalist account of what we actually know about the Druids and how the many myths and
...more
Jan 1998
Oct 12, 2011
 
History of King Richard the Third of England
3.57
I'm still loving these Abbott histories. This one contains a great summary of the causes and events of the Wars of the Roses leading up to the accessi ...more
Aug 13, 2011
Aug 13, 2011
 
The Babylonians: An Introduction
3.26
This was a really fun book to read. It was very broad and general in its scope, but at the same time scholarly. It also has a great bibliography.
Sep 23, 2011
Sep 10, 2011
 
Romulus
3.27
Not quite on par with his other history books. This is basically a summary of the Aeneid of Virgil and the first book of Livy.
Dec 24, 2011
Dec 20, 2011
 
Alfred the Great: Asser's Life of King Alfred and Other Contemporary Sources
3.76
I thought I'd better finally get around to reading Asser's life of Alfred before I go to Edington next week.
Jul 17, 2013
Jul 16, 2013
 
Anglo-Saxon Prose (Everyman's Library (Paper))
3.91
I read this in high school and it sparked my interest in all things Anglo-Saxon.
Jan 1998
Jan 06, 2011
 
The Annals of Imperial Rome
3.95
Best Roman historian I've read. I didn't think anyone could top Livy.
Mar 04, 2010
Nov 12, 2009
 
Selected Works
3.96
Simply outstanding. The best parts were "On Duties" and "On Old Age".
Feb 11, 2010
Nov 12, 2009
 
Nicholas and Alexandra
4.23
Read this in high school. One of my favorite history books ever.
Jan 1999
Jul 07, 2009
 
Queen Elizabeth
3.40
A balanced and engaging biography, like all of the Abbott histories.
Aug 24, 2011
Aug 18, 2011
 
Charles I
3.42
And so that, children, is where Presbyterians come from...
Aug 30, 2011
Aug 30, 2011
 
Life in a Medieval Castle
3.77
Absolutely delightful an with an amazing bibliography.
Aug 25, 2012
Mar 01, 2010
 
Cleopatra
3.55
Excellent and from a clear Christian worldview.
Jul 04, 2011
Jun 29, 2011
 
Heimskringla: or, The Lives of the Norse Kings
4.14
Amazing. Review to follow when I have time.
Jun 29, 2013
Jan 12, 2011
 
Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture
3.80
Fascinating and fun.
Apr 22, 2012
Feb 23, 2012
 
History of King Richard the Second of England
3.21
First Read in April 2012.
Jul 21, 2013
Apr 08, 2012
 
John Adams
4.08
Excellent.
Jun 15, 2012
Apr 21, 2012
 
The White Horse King: The Life of Alfred the Great
4.13
Excellent.
Mar 11, 2010
Mar 01, 2010
 
How the Irish Saved Civilization
3.79
None
Aug 2008
Jun 17, 2009
 
Republic (World's Classics)
3.85
None
Dec 15, 2009
Oct 08, 2009
 
Heretics
4.17
None
not set
Sep 09, 2009
 
The Man Called Cash: The Life, Love, and Faith of an American Legend
3.92
None
Apr 23, 2011
Apr 07, 2011
 
The Dead Sea Scrolls After Forty Years (Symposium at the Smithsonian Institution, Oct. 27, 1990)
3.40
None
not set
Jul 07, 2009
 
New Testament History
4.06
None
not set
Jul 07, 2009
 
The Trojan Horse: How the Greeks Won the War
3.96
None
not set
Dec 14, 2009
 
Hannibal (Yesterday's Classics)
3.60
None
Jul 07, 2011
Jul 04, 2011
 
Life in Biblical Israel
3.77
None
not set
Jul 07, 2009
 
History of Julius Caesar (With Engravings)
3.68
None
Jul 28, 2011
Jul 23, 2011
Rss More books shelved as 'history-biography' »