As someone with a history background, I love when authors try to put an interesting spin on history and, as a result, make it much more accessible. That is one complaint I hear often: "But it is so boring!"
Being an historically minded person, I have never really understood this complaint. However, in the past two years I have noticed a marked increase in the number of popular history titles - from The Forgotten Man to anything by Doris Kearns Goodwin - and, I would like to think, that it is making people hungrier for the topic.
Kudos to all libraries and bookstores that are promoting fun, historical reading!
On that note, I would like to close with one of many great Dorris Kearns Goodwin interviews on The Daily Show!
|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c|
|Doris Kearns Goodwin|