The book list below contains much more than just what I’ve read for this month of this year. Rather, it is a loose collection of books I’ve either used for research on this site or books I’ve found interesting enough to write about. There are many more which cannot be included due to time and length which we may get to the in the future, but for now, there are a select number below. I’ll add that all are affiliate links which aid the growth of this channel at no cost to you.

Note that I’ll include more in the next few weeks. Additionally, I can’t include everything due to either volume, rarity or actual impossibility of obtaining certain texts.


Manchu Chinese Colonial Rule in Northern Mongolia by M. Sanjdorj


Ecuador the Unknown by Victor Wolfgang von Hagen

Darwin in the Galapagos by K. Thalia Grant and Gregory B. Estes

Social and Economic Reform in Ecuador by Ronn F. Pineo

Ecuador and the United States by Ronn Pineo


The Development of Creole Society in Jamaica 1770-1820 by Kamau Brathwaite


Before the Quagmire: American Intervention in Laos 1954-1961 by William J. Rust


Tijuana: The History of a Mexican Metropolis by T.D. Proffitt

Baja California by Lisa Lindblad and Sven-Olof Lindblad


Travels in Peru During the Years 1838-1842 by Johann Jakob Von Tschudi

Russia/Soviet Union

The Russian Revolution by Richard Pipes

or if you prefer something more concise: A Concise History of the Russian Revolution by Richard Pipes

Tent Life in Siberia by George Kennan

Khruschev’s Double Blind by James G. Richter

Russian Sideshow by Robert L. Willett

Revelations of a Russian Diplomat by Dmitrii I. Abrikossow and George A. Lensen

Gulag: A History by Anne Applebaum

United States

The Bay of Pigs by Howard Jones

A Guide to the Battles of the American Revolution by J. David Dameron and Theodore P. Savas

We Band of Angels by Elizabeth Norman

Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville

A Narrative of a Revolutionary Soldier by Joseph Plumb Martin

The Federalist Papers

The Reagan Diaries by Ronald Reagan

Travels With Charley by John Steinbeck

The Reshaping of Everyday Life 1790-1840 by Jack Larkin

Decision Points by George W. Bush

An Empire Divided by Andrew Jackson O’Shaughnessy


Shallow Graves: Two Women and Vietnam by Wendy Wilder Larsen & Tran Thi Nga

Vietnam Under Communism, 1975-1982 by Van Canh Nguyen


The Onion Field by Joseph Wambaugh

Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond

The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli

The Point of It All by Charles Krauthammer

The Spirit of Flamenco by Nicolasa Chavez

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

Zane Grey: His Life, His Adventures, His Women by Thomas H. Pauly