I also had to follow up on more history because I watched AMC's Turn Washington Spies. I think I might know more about the American Revolution more than my husband, who teaches it to high school kids. Actually he is pretty brilliant. He finished Alexander Hamilton first.
(In addition the the above mentioned authors.) Here are a few I loved.
Alexander Hamilton was long but worth it!
How to Fight Presidents was really funny for History lovers.
At the Waters Edge was moving, plus it included Loch Ness Monster and War
Me Before You was so sad! Then I had to watch Emila Clarke in the movie version
On Writing was great for anyone wanting to write or love Stephen King
Talking Tiger is Tough
Naughty Ned and Wild Hair Sue
I Miss You All Day All Week