A lot of books about environmental problems tend to follow a pattern that looks something like this: 1. Talk about how screwed up everything is, going into detail about a.
Conspirata is the second of Robert Harris' trilogy of novels on the career of Marcus Tullius Cicero, as narrated by Cicero's slave and clerk Tiro. Conspirata begins on the eve.
I just finished reading Karen Greenberg's excellent The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo's First 100 Days, a book that is (for obvious reasons) relevant to the hyperventilating spasms currently being mistaken.
Speaking of conservative histories, I'd be remiss in not mentioning A Patriot's History of the United States, a jaw-droppingly terrible book that would only appeal to readers who aren't literate.
Over the break I finished Vincent O'Hara's U.S. Navy Against the Axis. I strongly recommend it to anyone with an interest in the Pacific War, and in surface naval combat.