Historical Reading | Wyatt’s World

As a counter measure to the immediacy and bustle of the holidays, some readers may want books that support a longer and more retrospective view. Suggest these history titles as an anecdote to the holiday countdown clock.

  • The Watchers: A Secret History of the Reign of Elizabeth I by Stephen Alford  (Bloomsbury)
  • Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956 by Anne Applebaum (Doubleday)
  • A Wicked War: Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 U.S. Invasion of Mexico by Amy S. Greenberg (Knopf)
  • Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham (Random)
  • 1775: A Good Year for Revolution by Kevin Phillips (Viking)


Neal Wyatt About Neal Wyatt

Neal Wyatt compiles LJ's online feature Wyatt's World and is the author of The Readers' Advisory Guide to Nonfiction (ALA Editions, 2007). She is a collection development and readers' advisory librarian from Virginia. Those interested in contributing to The Reader's Shelf should contact her directly at Readers_Shelf@comcast.net