Welcome to the Loreto College HISTORY blog. This is for A and AS level history students and anyone interested in history.
Thursday, 30 April 2009
Wide reading is EXCELLENT preparation not only in History (especially A2) but also for university. Here are some of the books AS students seem to find interesting and useful for Unit 2 when they did their reading assignment.
Gordon Wood's book The American Revolution was recommended by many. It's a very easy to read and well written narrative account of the whole crisis. Many also found Keith Perry's book British Politics and the American Revolution useful for looking at the British side of events. (Very important as this is a British history module!) And for those who want something a little more challenging you could try Peter Whiteley's Lord North: The Prime Minister Who Lost America. All these books are in the College library and if they are not for you, ask Rachel to help you find something else.