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uuilly · 2007-09-19 · Original thread
I second the master and commander series. I read all 21. Amazing.

Afghan history Books, both incredible:

Why: While the Master and Commander Series are historical fictions they teach you A LOT about the Napoleonic Wars, The British Empire and the British Navy.

The Afghan books are also incredible adventures that happen to be entirely true. I like books that teach me history in a fun way.

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