Dan Carlin (born November 14, 1965) is a popular American radio host and podcaster. He is known for his unique style of delivery and his ability to make complex topics accessible to a wide audience.
Carlin began his career as a stand-up comedian before moving into radio. He has been hosting his own show, Hardcore History, since 2005. In addition to his work on the air, Carlin is also an accomplished author and speaker.
In this article, we will list some of the books that Dan Carlin has recommended.
Alexander and the East by Albert Brian Bosworth
Alexander and the East is a book by A. B. Bosworth that discusses Alexander the Great’s campaigns in the East. The book covers Alexander’s campaigns in Persia, India, and Central Asia, and includes information on his successors who continued to rule in these areas after his death.
The book provides an overview of Alexander’s life and military career, as well as the history of the regions he conquered. It also discusses the legacy of Alexander’s conquests, and how his legacy is still felt in these areas today.
Alexander of Macedon by Peter Green
Peter Green’s book, Alexander of Macedon, is a masterful biography of one of history’s most important and enigmatic figures.
Green brings Alexander to life in all his complexity, showing him to be both a great general and a deeply flawed human being. This is a must-read for anyone interested in Alexander or in military history more generally.
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
Erich Maria Remarque’s novel All Quiet on the Western Front tells the story of a group of German soldiers during World War I.
The novel follows the soldiers as they experience the horrors of war and witness the death of their friends. All Quiet on the Western Front is a powerful and moving story that gives readers a glimpse into the reality of war.
Black Athena by Martin Bernal
In his book Black Athena, Martin Bernal makes the case that ancient Greece was heavily influenced by Africa and the Near East.
He argues that the traditional view of Greece as being isolated from these cultures is inaccurate. Bernal provides evidence from history, archaeology, and linguistics to support his claims. His work has been both praised and criticized by scholars.
Chariots of the Gods by Erich von Däniken
Erich von Däniken’s 1968 book Chariots of the Gods? Unsolved Mysteries of the Past is a text that put forward the idea that ancient civilizations were visited by aliens.
The book became a New York Times Best Seller and was translated into over 20 languages. It has been called “the most influential popular work about ancient astronauts.
Collapse of the Bronze Age by Manuel Robbins
Between 1200 and 1150 B.C., the Late Bronze Age civilizations of the eastern Mediterranean world suffered a series of catastrophic defeats at the hands of previously unknown peoples.
In this groundbreaking book, Manuel Robbins reconstructs the history of this little-known period and explains its significance in global terms.
He argues that the collapse was caused by a perfect storm of ecological, economic, social, and political factors.
The result was a widespread loss of life and an end to the Bronze Age civilization as we know it. This is an essential read for anyone interested in ancient history or the origins of our modern world.
National Socialism and the Religion of Nature by Robert A Pois
In his book, National Socialism and the Religion of Nature, Robert A. Pois explores how Nazi ideology was influenced by a number of different factors, including the religion of nature.
He argues that the Nazis’ belief in the supremacy of the Aryan race was based on their view of nature as an organic whole in which each creature has its place. The Nazis’ veneration of nature was also evident in their policies on environmental protection and animal welfare.
However, Pois notes that the Nazis’ attitude towards nature was not always positive; they saw it as something to be conquered and controlled.
The Coming of the Greeks by Robert Drews
Robert Drews’ “The Coming of the Greeks” is a fascinating look at the origins of the Greek people. He argues that the Greeks were not, as traditionally thought, the product of migration from the north, but rather were indigenous to the Mediterranean region.
Drews provides a detailed and convincing account of how the Greeks came to dominate the Mediterranean world. He traces their development from early tribal societies to the rise of city-states such as Athens and Sparta. He also discusses the impact of contact with other cultures, such as the Persians and Egyptians.
“The Coming of the Greeks” is essential reading for anyone interested in ancient history or in understanding the origins of Western civilization.
The Next 100 Years by George Friedman
George Friedman, author of “The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century”, has some interesting predictions for the next century. He believes that the United States will remain a superpower, but will have to contend with a more powerful Russia and China.
He also predicts that Europe will continue to decline in importance, while India and Japan rise to become major economic powers.
The Razor’s Edge by W. Somerset Maugham
The Razor’s Edge is a novel by W. Somerset Maugham about a young man named Larry Darrell who, after serving in World War I, goes on a quest to find the meaning of life.
The novel follows Larry as he travels to India and meets a variety of gurus and holy men, eventually finding inner peace. The book was published in 1944 and is still popular today.
The Sign and the Seal by Graham Hancock
In The Sign and the Seal, Graham Hancock sets out on a journey to uncover the mystery of the Ark of the Covenant. He begins by exploring the history of Ethiopia, which he believes is the key to understanding the Ark’s true origins.
Hancock then turns his attention to the ancient city of Aksum, which he believes is where the Ark was hidden after it was stolen from Jerusalem by Ethiopian soldiers in the 8th century BC.
He presents a compelling case for Aksum’s role in hiding the Ark and provides readers with an intriguing glimpse into Ethiopian history and culture.
The Sign and the Seal is an essential read for anyone interested in understanding the true origins of the Ark of the Covenant. Hancock’s research is thorough and his writing is engaging, making this book a must-read for anyone interested in biblical history or archaeology.
The Storm of Steel by Ernst Jünger
Ernst Junger’s The Storm of Steel is a gripping account of World War I from the perspective of a German soldier.
Junger fought in some of the war’s most brutal battles, including the Battle of Verdun, and his book offers a rare glimpse into the mind of a young man who was swept up in the frenzy of war. The Storm of Steel is not only a timeless portrait of war but also an important work of German literature.
The Wizards of Armageddon by Fred Kaplan
In “The Wizards of Armageddon,” Fred Kaplan tells the story of how a small group of nuclear strategists has shaped American policy for the past six decades.
Kaplan chronicles the careers of these strategists, from their early days working on Cold War-era war plans to their present-day efforts to prevent a nuclear terrorist attack. He also assesses their impact on history, both good and bad.
“The Wizards of Armageddon” is a fascinating look at the men who have held the fate of the world in their hands. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand how we got to where we are today.