Xlibris Writing Tips| 3 Historical Resources for Authors

Xlibris Publishing knows that one of the most important things an author must do is research. Research can provide grounding, depth, and nuance to a writer’s work. To an author writing about or involving a specific place, culture, or historical period, research can make or break their work. No author wants to see their work torn apart and broken down for being ‘inaccurate’ or ‘incorrect.’ This series of blog entries hopes to help authors avoid such scenarios by recommending quality books, documentaries and other media as research resources. Starting with 3 historical resources.

 

 

Historical Resource #1. Tigers in the Mud by Otto Carius

Resources for Authors
A Tiger I Tank, of the kind used by Otto Carius during World War II.

Tigers in the Mud, by Otto Carius: the memoirs and accounts of one of the most successful World War II, Wehrmacht tank commanders. A unique perspective on the Eastern Front of WWII and on the dynamic of changing technology in warfare, Otto Carius illuminates and comments on the life and experiences of a WWII tank-man.

 

 

 

 

Historical Resource #2. Born in Blood and Fire by John Charles Chasteen

Born in Blood and Fire: A Concise History of Latin America, Second Edition by John Charles Chasteen, currently one of the most well-regarded texts regarding Latin American history, covering six centuries and twenty countries.

 

 

Historical Resource #3. The History Channel Presents the Crusades

The History Channel Presents the Crusades- the Crescent & the Cross, a history channel two-part documentary covering 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Crusade. Excellently narrated and presented, the documentary delivers a fair and accurate depiction of the Crusades, the history, and the personalities therein.

 

 

Xlibris Publishing hopes you will find these historical resources helpful.

 

 

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