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Coffee Table Books For History Nerds

Updated July 4, 2019 113 votes 25 voters 2.3k views18 items

List RulesIf you've read them, vote up the books that every history nerd needs on their bookshelf.

When it comes to in-home entertainment, coffee table books about history offer a refined and stylish way to pass the time. Historically themed coffee table books bring more to the table than just pictures, both literally and figuratively. These compendiums offer quick and engaging dives into world history, ranging from ancient times all the way up to the 20th century.

Some historically minded coffee table books cover human history through specific mediums, such as architecture or art, while others depict specific eras using visual cues from that time. When it comes to choosing the perfect coffee table book for a history nerd, try perusing some of the volumes located below. From histories of ancient human travel to modern hip-hop music, there's a gorgeous coffee table book for every person's living room.

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