Great history book about the rise of Hitler as recorded through documents and diaries, mainly from Ambassador Dodd that held that appointment from the early and watched with his own eyes how Germany and its people changed as Hitler rose to power.
Brewsters Millions By: George Barr McCutcheon This book made me laugh out loud! If you love Jeeves and Wooster, you'll love this book- I listened to the book read by Bronson Pinchot- brilliant! The writing was so witty and the vocabulary succinct.
The Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud. Although these books are technically meant for children, their merit transcends age. They focus on the unusual relationship between an ancient djinn and a young magician. The references to Ancient Egypt, although the novels take place in 1900s London, give the book added depth.