Climate, Medieval; Continent: Europe

The Third Horseman: A Story of Weather, War and the Famine History Forgot by William Rosen This book’s mission isn’t necessarily to preach at you about climate change, although it would be the elephant in the room if the idea of climate change didn’t pop up in the epilogue. 302 pages (259 pages with the […]

Ireland, Disaster; Continent: Europe, North America

The Graves Are Walking: The Great Famine and the Saga of the Irish People by John Kelly Graphic and complicated, this worthy story isn’t for the faint of heart 397 pages (338 pages of content, counting the afterword) For American history textbook purposes, the 1840s Irish potato blight and its consequences can be neatly summarized: […]