Category: History

Books
Category Title Author Rating Description
History The Wealth and Poverty of Nations David S. Landes
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If you only ever read one book on history, this should be it.
History Pirate Hunter Richard Zacks
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This biography of Captain Kidd reads more like a swashbuckling novel than non-fiction history, but it is a true story...
History Battle Cry of Freedom James McPherson
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Top-notch narrative-style writing on what is possibly one of the most intriguing events in modern history, the...
History The Pursuit of Power William H. McNeill
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A comprehensive history of weapons and warfare, from ancient times to modern.
History Ghenghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World Jack Weatherford
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Genghis Khan was the most successful conqueror to ever live.
History Skeletons on the Zahara Dean King
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A real-life story of shipwreck, survival, and brutal slavery.
History Guns, Germs, and Steel Jared Diamond
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Why did Europeans come to dominate the world?
History The American Political Tradition Richard Hofstadter
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This is one of the few books I have been able to find that explores American political history in-depth.
History A Short History of the World J.M. Roberts
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A delicate balance is necessary to write about history.
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