Top History Books

Discover the Top History Books:

  1. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
  2. Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin
  3. At Home by Bill Bryson
  4. The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner
  5. Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard
  6. Tribe by Sebastian Junger
  7. Black Flags by Joby Warrick
  8. White Trash by Nancy Isenberg
  9. The Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson
  10. A Spy Among Friends by Ben Macintyre
  11. Salt by Mark Kurlansky
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The Golden Thread

How Fabric Changed History Overview: From colorful 30,000-year-old threads found on the floor of a Georgian


A Four-thousand-year History Overview: Starting with the earliest references in Egyptian and Assyrian texts, Nur Masalha


Memories of a Nation Overview: German history may be inherently fragmented, but it contains a large

Patient H. M.

Memory, Madness and Family Secrets Overview: Scoville's grandson, Luke Dittrich, takes us on an astonishing journey

Hue 1968

A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam Overview: New York Times Bestseller A Los

Eat Me

A Natural and Unnatural History of Cannibalism Overview: Dark, fascinating and endlessly curious, Eat Me delves


Jewelry, Obsession, and How Desire Shapes the World Overview: Studded with lively personalities and fascinating details,

The Rift

A New Africa Breaks Free Overview: Africa has long been misunderstood–and abused–by outsiders. Correspondent Alex Perry

The Monopolists

Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal Behind the World’s Favorite Board Game Overview: The Monopolists reveals the


A Cultural History Overview: From fear of the crowd to agoraphobia, from battle experiences to fear

On Paper

The Everything of Its Two-Thousand-Year History Overview: Lavishly researched, compellingly written, this masterful guide illuminates paper’s

China in Ten Words

Overview: A first work of non-fiction available in English by the James Joyce Foundation Award-winning Chinese

Killing Lincoln

The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever Overview: Describes the events surrounding the assassination of Abraham


Overview: Karen Armstrong's elegant and concise book traces how Islam grew from the other religions of

India After Gandhi

The History of the World’s Largest Democracy Overview: This tenth anniversary edition, published to coincide with