Waiting at the library for my wife, I picked up a thick book titled Brave Genius - A Scientist, A Philosopher, and Their Daring Adventures from the French Resistance to the Nobel Prize.
How good is it?
I sat and read thirty pages. And learned a little about history while I was at it, such as what actually happened in the Sudetenland negotiations, and why did the French think that the Maginot Line was such a great idea? Interesting stuff.
On one hand, I think how relevant is this in an age of terrorism and infowar? On the other, it's really well written.... and its got France as a backdrop. And you know (probably) how I feel about France!