First was an ebook, Osprey New Vanguard #172: US Fast Battleships 1938 - 91: The Iowa Class, which ships were reactivated for a period of time by Ronald Reagan. Pretty good review of the vessels.
Second was Marching with Sharpe, which discusses life in the British army during a portion of the Napoleonic Wars, specifically the operations in the Iberian Peninsula. The book does a nice job of mixing descriptive text, photography of what appears to be either reinactors, or actors of the Sharpe series of shows, and quotes from books and letters of the period. Not bad at all.