London Under: The Secret History Beneath the Streets Great Book To go under London is to penetrate history, to enter a hidden world. As Ackroyd puts it, “The vastness of the space, a second earth, elicits sensations of wonder and of terror. It partakes of myth and dream in equal measure.”
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson: Narrative history of Chicago in the 1890's with the dual biographies of Daniel Hudson Burnham, architect of the World's Fair of 1893 and Dr. H.H. Holmes, a psychopath who ran a killing chamber in a hotel nearby. Thanks to @Jenn Huss. #Chicago #Daniel_Hudson_Burnham #H-H-Holmes #The_Devil_in_the_White_City Erki_Larson
JFK AND THE UNSPEAKABLE: Why He Died and Why It Matters by James W. Douglass. I was crying reading the secret letter exchange Kruschev and John Kennedy quite extensively. Together, they thought they could create World Peace. They almost did, just before Kennedy was assassinated. If you want to read all the correspondence between those two, there is a separate 200 page book of it. This book only mentions a few. But it gives the picture of John Kennedy we didn’t know.