Recommended Reading: Troublesome Young Men: The Rebels Who Brought Churchill to Power and Helped Save England

What does a history from a period decades ago have to do with the current situation? A fascinating study of how different kinds of people (most noteably the Tories under Neville Chamberlain and those aligned with Winston Churchill) dealt with the “gun to the head” tactics of the “Narzis” before Herr Hitler and company showed their true swastikas.

The book is a wonderful history of London society during the period between the first two World Wars, but is also as gripping an analysis of legislative decisionmaking as “Thirteen Days” is of the executive, and with as much (or more) at stake.