Social Class, British History; Continent: Europe

Servants: A Downstairs History of Britain from the Nineteenth Century to Modern Times by Lucy Lethbridge Entertaining book in its own right has the added bonus of helping you figure out who does what in “Downton Abbey” 401 pages (Notes, etc. begin on page 326) This book attracted me because its title suggests a focus […]

WWI, Maritime History; Continents: Europe and North America

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson If you spent your summer vacation in Porchville, then this book will convince you that missing out on that cruise wasn’t such a bad thing. 450 pages, Kindle edition If you read much history, then you probably already know who Erik Larson is. Maybe […]