Josh's Epic List of Books

By Talking Points Memo

By Talking Points Memo

Josh's Epic List of Books

Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World

Nicholas Ostler


The Book in the Renaissance

Andrew Pettegree


Pathfinders: A Global History of Exploration

Felipe Fernández-Armesto


Babylon: Mesopotamia and the Birth of Civilization

Paul Kriwaczek


City of Fortune: How Venice Ruled the Seas

Roger Crowley


The Great Sea: A Human History of the Mediterranean

David Abulafia


The Ottoman Age of Exploration

Giancarlo Casale


Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling

Ross King


S.P.Q.R: A History of Ancient Rome

Mary Beard


Caesar: Life of a Colossus

Adrian Goldsworthy