At Five Books we've done more than 1,500 interviews with experts, including many historians, recommending the five best books in their specialist subject. But sometimes books have a broader appeal, beyond a specific topic or era. We've collected those together here, under 'general.' Many (though not all) have been read by Five Books editor, Sophie Roell, so please do email her with questions or comments or additions (email@example.com)
Under 'specific' we've filed books about historical figures or topics that have come up on Five Books, but have not yet been allocated their own interview. These books come up in interviews on other topics, but may also include one or two other key books that are vital to a topic.