History has been my passion during my youth. Drinking and drinking books. Countries, phylosophers explaining an universal meaning about the leadership (the empire, so heavy) like Plato or Nietzsche, and finally the man, being hero or being Homer Simpson, always man.
"being hero or being Homer Simpson," Hi, Don Quixote and Sancho again... ;)
Well, I enjoy the "mythologic" history of America, when the Spanish were guided by Marco Polo ideas, Catay and Cypango, and the Knight errants literature, and they thought that California was the famous island populated only by young girls...
Spain was there... 8-)http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/united_states/us_terr_1790.jpg
By the way, I have studied the modern history of USA too, of course :)