Here's the couple that I remembered long enough to write down:
Apparently a bunch of anarchists were blowing stuff up not long before WWI,which was one of the things (besides the assassination) that put the wheels in motion for our first World War. Wouldn't that make for an interesting book?
With the first World War there came injuries the likes of which no one had ever seen. This included a lot of face injuries (trench warfare = hell). I'm curious about facial reconstruction, prosthesis development. Like, that had to be risky and uncomfortable and awful. I can't believe people with face injuries didn't die from from infection and loss of blood. I don't mean to be insensitive about people's sufferings, it's just that this had to be some of the first surgeries and processes of the time.
It seems like there were soldiers from neutral countries fighting in armies in WWII. I think there were some Finns that fought for the Germans? Also there were apparently Siberians that fought for Stalin that rode reindeer, who doesn't want to read that book?
(I was watching a lot of the Military channel there for a couple of weeks, so pardon the weird theme...)
Do you remember that horrible day when that plane crashed over Lockerbie, Scotland? (And when I say crashed I mean sabotaged by terrorists and brought down.) Is there a book about the city, like how there was this little town and then this terrible thing happened and media converged from around the world and the trial and everything? That hand to be surreal for the residents.
But I guess when it comes right down to it:
Anyone else have a list like this?