History Lessons

What we’re reading and watching this month.


The Girl

Sienna Miller is Tippi Hedren and Toby Jones is Alfred Hitchcock in the HBO film documenting the pair’s alleged tumultuous working relationship. Airs October 20.


Winter of the World

by Ken Follett

In the second book of    the Century trilogy, five interconnected families face everything from the rise of the Third Reich to the dawn of the atomic bomb. Recommended by reader Emily White, Redondo Beach.



Steven Spielberg directs two-time Academy Award-winner Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln, a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th president’s tumultuous final months in office. In theatres November 9.