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History can be Interesting (or Horrifying or Fun...)

Type: Preset list created by LibraryCin

Description: Some good books (nonfiction) focusing on some interesting aspect of or event in history (or, at least stuff I find interesting!).

Members: 2 participating members (show all)

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1
465 members, 24 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: dara85 (1), LibraryCin (9)

Score: 6.31

Explanations:

LibraryCin (9): Another "disaster" book. In the 1940s, this circus tent caught on fire. O'Nan's book describes a bit of circus history before the fire, describes the fire and people's recollections of it, and looks at the aftermath.… (more)

2
2,108 members, 48 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: dara85 (2), LibraryCin (10)

Score: 5.61

Explanations:

LibraryCin (10): The sinking of the Titanic.

3
2,470 members, 174 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

Lists: dara85 (3), LibraryCin (6)

Score: 5.6

Explanations:

LibraryCin (6): Not that far back in history at this point, but this is an amazing account of the shootings at Columbine, the leadup to it, during it, and the aftermath.… (more)

4
378 members, 7 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

Lists: LibraryCin (1)

Score: 4

Explanations:

LibraryCin (1): One of the best Jack the Ripper books.

5
1,711 members, 32 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: LibraryCin (2)

Score: 3.36

Explanations:

LibraryCin (2): I've also included this one on my "Books I Would Love to See Everyone Read" list. Amazing detailed account of D-day, written only a few years after WWII. The author interviewed people on all sides who were involved in some way.… (more)

6
0 members, 0 reviews

Lists: LibraryCin (3)

Score: 3.04

Explanations:

LibraryCin (3): A look at the WWII concentration camp, Auschwitz.

7
3,202 members, 165 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: LibraryCin (4)

Score: 2.83

Explanations:

LibraryCin (4): This book paints a picture of some of the Southern States affected by the Dirty Thirties.

8
324 members, 2 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: LibraryCin (5)

Score: 2.68

Explanations:

LibraryCin (5): The Salem Witch trials.

9
882 members, 25 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: LibraryCin (7)

Score: 2.46

Explanations:

LibraryCin (7): People were locked inside a factory that was on fire in the early 20th century in New York City.

10
2,584 members, 80 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: LibraryCin (8)

Score: 2.38

Explanations:

LibraryCin (8): An influenza pandemic, that likely started in the U.S. in 1918.

11
2,481 members, 54 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: LibraryCin (11)

Score: 2.2

Explanations:

LibraryCin (11): I had to add in something about Henry VIII. It's been a long time since I read this one, but I remember it being very good.

12
1,342 members, 26 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

Lists: LibraryCin (12)

Score: 2.15

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LibraryCin (12): Amazing book about the genocide in Rwanda.

13
2,816 members, 99 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: LibraryCin (13)

Score: 2.11

Explanations:

LibraryCin (13): My favourite by Larson. I am quite interested in weather and storms.

14
7,780 members, 497 reviews
4.45 stars (4.45 stars)

Lists: LibraryCin (14)

Score: 2.07

Explanations:

LibraryCin (14): Pretty amazing story of survival.

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About this list

Started by: LibraryCin (February 2016)

Type: Numbered and unnumbered

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