List of famous history books, listed alphabetically with jacket cover images of the books when available. Information for these popular history books is included as well, such as the author's name and the book's publication date. This list includes the best history novels, textbooks, and stories, so use it to find books you haven't already read and add them to your reading list.
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- 00Treatise on the Gods is H. L. Mencken's survey of the history and philosophy of religion, and... more
- 10The Discovery of France: A Historical Geography, from the Revolution to the First World War is... more
- 00This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War is a book by Drew Gilpin Faust.... more
- 00No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II is a history... more
- 00Rewriting the Soul is a 1995 book by the Canadian philosopher Ian Hacking, who offers an... more
- 00The Longest Day is a book by Cornelius Ryan published in 1959, telling the story of D-Day, the... more
- 00The Creators is a non-fiction work of cultural history by Daniel Boorstin published in 1992... more
- 00Great River is a book by Paul Horgan.... more
- 00The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution is a Pulitzer Prize-winning book of history... more
- 00Ordeal of the Union, an eight-volume set on the American Civil War by Allan Nevins, is one of... more
- 00Justice at war is a book written by Peter H. Irons....
- 00The Radicalism of the American Revolution is a nonfiction book by historian Gordon S. Wood,... more
- 00In Our Image: America's Empire in the Philippines is a 1989 book by American journalist... more
- 00The Urban Crucible is a book by Gary B. Nash....
- 00The Persistence of Memory is a novel by Tony Eprile. It was published in 2004 by W. W. Norton... more
- 00The Last Voyage of Columbus: Being the Epic Tale of the Great Captain's Fourth Expedition,... more
- 00Over Here: The First World War and American Society is a book written by David M. Kennedy.... more
- 00An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942–1943 is a Pulitzer Prize-winning book written... more
- 00Lamy of Santa Fe is a book by Paul Horgan.... more
- 00The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution, 1770-1823 is a book by David Brion Davis.... more
- 00Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II is a history book written by John W. Dower... more
- 00Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era is a Pulitzer Prize-winning history of the American... more
- 00Freedom From Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929–1945 is a Pulitzer... more
- 00Rebekah is the second novel in The Women of Genesis series by Orson Scott Card.... more
- 00Orientalism, by Edward Said, is a critical study of the cultural representations that are the... more