Medieval Europe: A Short History

[abp:0072955155:c:alignright]Author: Judith M. Bennett & C. Warren Hollister Rating: [rating: 4.5/5]

The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union

[abp:0465046711:c:alignright]Author: Serhii Plokhy Rating: [rating: 4/5] The author uses the first-hand materials and previous classified documents to outline a series of events between the failed coup in August 1991 and the collapse of the Soviet Union by the end of the year. He reveals that financial difficulties and independent movements…

Silk Road

[abp:B00XST7IX2:c:alignright]Author: Peter Frankopan Rating: [rating: 4/5] An epic view of the place between the east and the west, the place that has been the center of the world for thousands of years, connected by the trade and fought by the powers, where the civilizations met and collided. I wish the…

Dunkirk

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-eMt3SrfFU Handled the intertwined story lines skillfully. Rating: [rating: 3.5/5]

Sapiens

[abp:0062316095:c:alignright]Author: Yuval Noah Harari Rating: [rating: 4/5]

The Last Place on Earth

[abp:0375754741:c:alignright]Author: Roland Huntford Rating: [rating: 4.5/5] I saw this book in the library on our cruise ship to Antarctica. I bought the book after we came back from the trip and have been reading it on and off for the next one and half years. Although Amundsen was the first…

Downfall (Der Untergang)

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bp1RXmM1-60 The human side of evils. Powerful and disturbing. Rating: [rating: 4.5/5]

Crash Course

[abp:1400068630:c:alignright]Author: Paul Ingrassia Rating: [rating: 4/5] Paul Ingrassia has been covering American Automobile industry for more than 20 years. He and his colleague won Pulitzer Prize for their coverage on GM's management turmoil in 1993. The book starts from the beginning of the 20th century, the excitement of the new…

The Building

[abp:076032087X:c:alignright]Author: David Alexander Rating: [rating: 3.5/5]