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Accurate history books

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Accurate history books

Postby NicoChristian » Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:40 pm

As history is by far one of my favourite subjects, I'm always on the lookout for decent history books. A lot of the history books I've read have a coloured, liberal outlook. Some seem fairly neutral while others are pure Marxism. A lot of the more accurate history books were written before the first or second world wars so they do not cover a lot of modern history. One book that I think gives an accurate and fairly neutral history of the First Crusade is Thomas Asbridge's The First Crusade. I'm fairly old-fashioned, I don't like to read much online, I like to have a solid book in my hands that I can still read when the power goes out. Anybody know of any good history books, be it ancient, medieval or modern history? I get tired of reading annoying liberal additions that are obviously falsehoods.
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Re: Accurate history books

Postby Filidh » Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:52 pm

i'm currently working my way thru livy's "history of rome". most library's would have it, i imagine. the library here has the dual-language latin-english loeb classical library edition of volumes one thru three that i'm using.

i know you prefer hardcopies, but here's an ecopy to give you an idea at least of whether you'll want a hardcopy:

going to the original contemporary historians is the best option in most cases, as you're right that most modern historians are marxists.
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