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)


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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