I've edited three books now for Professor Michael Keating (he's a prolific chap!) at the University of Edinburgh's Politics department. I thought it would be a technical exercise, but I have to say that even as a layman, I found them very enjoyable and informative books to read. I wish I'd come across them before the slew of referendums and elections that we've had.
THE COURSE OF HISTORY
Leaders who hold countries' fates in their hands sit down to dinner. They appraise the menu, choose the wine, and change the world. This highly entertaining book looks at ten of the most historically important meals in modern history. It introduces you to the characters, shows why the meal was so pivotal and even gives you the recipes so that you can recreate the repasts yourself. Although I don't recommend matching what Churchill and Stalin managed to drink at one sitting...