I just finished two by Caroline Alexander. "Mutiny, The True Story of HMS Bounty" and "The Endurance, Shackleton's Legendary Anarctic Expedition."
I have two by Michael Crichton that I have not yet read: Prey and State of Fear. I have never read him before, anyone?
I have read almost everything Stephen King, (Just finished "Cell").
I like history (1776, John Adams (both read)) whatever. I like authors who make history FUN. NOT like lousy boring TEXT BOOKS!
We emphasize and create a FUN learning adventure in our (private) school. So you can imagine we love exciting and truthful authors and loathe the traditional text book format.
Just wondering. I killed my T.V. and went straight to reading full time.