History book recommendations for the holidays: 1493, The Marne 1914, The War That Ended Peace.
This is a video review (plus article) of the book Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared M. Diamond (in 3 Minutes or less).
Amazon.com has just released “The Man in the High Castle”. This is a good starting point to look at a fascinating topic: alternate history.
Unknown Seas: The Portuguese Captains and the Passage to India by Ronald Watkins chronicles the Portuguese exploration of Africa and the search for a sea rout to India in the 15th century.
Germany: Memories of a Nation is an excellent audio podcast presented by Neil MacGregor. In 30 episodes it covers 600 years of German history. Additionally we look at the book – including a short video review.