Recommended Reading: Nonfiction

Sunday, September 17, 2017
Recommended Reading is a Saturday meme created by Bonnie at For the Love of Words.

I have been on a nonfic kick lately so I have recs.

For Rome from its birth as a Republic and on:
SPQR by Mary Beard

For Historical Female Badasses: 
Rejected Princesses by Jason Ponrath
(and soon to be published sequel: Rejected Princesses: Tough Mothers)

Princesses Behaving Badly by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie
Lady Killers: Deadly Women Throughout History by Tori Telfer
Game of Queens: The Women Who Made 16th Century Europe by Sarah Gristwood
The Tigress of Forli: Renaissance Italy's Most Courageous and Notorious Countess Caterina Riario Sforza de' Medici by Elizabeth Lev
Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon and Shana Khiznick

Weird But Interesting:
They Lost Their Heads: What Happened to Washington's Teeth, Einstein's Brain, and Other Famous Body Parts by Carlyn Beccia
Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries by Kory Stamper
Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries by Neil deGrasse Tyson
Astrophysics for People in A Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Scandal Sheets and Gossip Mongers:
Sex with Kings: 500 Years of Adultery, Power, Rivalry, and Revenge by Eleanor Herman
Inglorious Royal Marriages: A Demi-Millenium of Unholy Matrimony by Leslie Carroll

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