Who are your favorite authors/historians and what part of history most interests you? I enjoy primarily military history and specifically, the history of guerrilla/militia warfare. But, I also can't seem to get enough of the First World War. John Keegan is probably my favorite living historian. He in turn likes Paul Fussell a great deal so I am beginning to dig into Dr. Fussell's works more and more too. Both are very adept at pulling out the human side of conflict rather than reducing it to a discussion of strategy and tactics in a cold laboratory. Paul De Segur's work on Napoleon's Russian Campaign is probably my favorite in terms of literary style that gripped me from beginning to end. Aside from the historical value of the text, his pros are probably the most enjoyable I've found in an historian.