Top 500 Microhistory Books

1. The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson

2. Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky

3. Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach

4. The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester

5. The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic — and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World by Steven Johnson

6. Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time by Dava Sobel

7. The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee

8. Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand

9. In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick

10. Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World by Mark Kurlansky

11. The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World by Michael Pollan

12. Isaac’s Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History by Erik Larson

13. At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson

14. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

15. A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage

16. The Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York by Deborah Blum

17. Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer

18. The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History by John M. Barry

19. Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex by Mary Roach

20. The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography by Simon Singh

21. Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach

22. Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith by Jon Krakauer

23. In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson

24. Color: A Natural History of the Palette by Victoria Finlay

25. The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan

26. Thunderstruck by Erik Larson

27. Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded by Simon Winchester

28. Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History by S.C. Gwynne

29. The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown

30. The Map That Changed the World by Simon Winchester

31. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

32. Brunelleschi’s Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture by Ross King

33. Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford

34. Banana: The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World by Dan Koeppel

35. Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard

36. 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann

37. And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic by Randy Shilts

38. The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson

39. The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements by Sam Kean

40. The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea by Sebastian Junger

41. The Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman

42. Just My Type: A Book About Fonts by Simon Garfield

43. Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach

44. Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea by Charles Seife

45. Unfamiliar Fishes by Sarah Vowell

46. Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee and How It Transformed Our World by Mark Pendergrast

47. Rats: Observations on the History & Habitat of the City’s Most Unwanted Inhabitants by Robert Sullivan

48. The Johnstown Flood by David McCullough

49. Tulipomania: The Story of the World’s Most Coveted Flower & the Extraordinary Passions It Aroused by Mike Dash

50. The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession by Susan Orlean

51. The Children’s Blizzard by David Laskin

51. Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do by Tom Vanderbilt

53. The Secret Life of Lobsters: How Fishermen and Scientists Are Unraveling the Mysteries of Our Favorite Crustacean by Trevor Corson

54. Sin in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America’s Soul by Karen Abbott

55. Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife by Mary Roach

56. A Perfect Red by Amy Butler Greenfield

57. Coal: A Human History by Barbara Freese

58. Spice: The History of a Temptation by Jack Turner

59. The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870–1914 by David McCullough

60. Seeds of Change: Six Plants That Transformed Mankind by Henry Hobhouse

61. The Calendar by David Ewing Duncan

62. Milk: The Surprising Story of Milk Through the Ages by Anne Mendelson

63. How Soccer Explains the World by Franklin Foer

64. The Family That Couldn’t Sleep: A Medical Mystery by D.T. Max

65. The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness, and Greed by John Vaillant

66. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell

67. London: The Biography by Peter Ackroyd

68. The Potato: How the Humble Spud Rescued the Western World by Larry Zuckerman

69. The True History of Chocolate by Sophie D. Coe

70. Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War by Tony Horwitz

71. Twinkie, Deconstructed: My Journey to Discover How the Ingredients Found in Processed Foods Are Grown, Mined (Yes, Mined), and Manipulated Into What America Eats by Steve Ettlinger

72. Tea: The Drink that Changed the World by Laura C. Martin

73. The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell by Mark Kurlansky

74. Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World by Tracy Kidder

75. The Dirt on Clean: An Unsanitized History by Katherine Ashenburg

76. Flu: The Story Of The Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus that Caused It by Gina Kolata

77. Rabid: A Cultural History of the World’s Most Diabolical Virus by Bill Wasik

78. A History of the Wife by Marilyn Yalom

79. The Pencil: A History of Design and Circumstance by Henry Petroski

80. The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt

81. The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters by Rose George

82. Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick

83. Eiffel’s Tower: And the World’s Fair Where Buffalo Bill Beguiled Paris, the Artists Quarreled, and Thomas Edison Became a Count by Jill Jonnes

84. Nathaniel’s Nutmeg: How One Man’s Courage Changed the Course of History by Giles Milton

85. The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger by Marc Levinson

86. Fermat’s Enigma: The Epic Quest to Solve the World’s Greatest Mathematical Problem by Simon Singh

87. No Idle Hands: The Social History of American Knitting by Anne Macdonald

88. 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created by Charles C. Mann

89. The Year 1000: What Life Was Like at the Turn of the First Millennium, An Englishman’s World by Robert Lacey

90. Consider the Fork: How Technology Transforms the Way We Cook and Eat by Bee Wilson

91. Mauve: How One Man Invented a Color That Changed the World by Simon Garfield

92. E=mc²: A Biography of the World’s Most Famous Equation by David Bodanis

93. Flapper: A Madcap Story of Sex, Style, Celebrity, and the Women Who Made America Modern by Joshua Zeitz

94. The Victorian Internet by Tom Standage

95. The Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony That Shaped America by Russell Shorto

96. The Devil’s Cup: A History of the World According to Coffee by Stewart Lee Allen

97. Uranium: War, Energy and the Rock That Shaped the World by Tom Zoellner

98. History of the Breast by Marilyn Yalom

99. 1968: The Year That Rocked the World by Mark Kurlansky

100. The Return of Martin Guerre by Natalie Zemon Davis

101. Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit by Barry Estabrook

102. Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing

103. The American Plague: The Untold Story of Yellow Fever, the Epidemic that Shaped Our History by Molly Caldwell Crosby

104. Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison by Michel Foucault

105. Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001 by Steve Coll

106. Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

107. The Invention of Air by Steven Johnson

108. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West by Dee Brown

109. The Basque History of the World: The Story of a Nation by Mark Kurlansky

110. The Island of Lost Maps: A True Story of Cartographic Crime by Miles Harvey

111. Woman: An Intimate Geography by Natalie Angier

112. Marriage, a History: From Obedience to Intimacy or How Love Conquered Marriage by Stephanie Coontz

113. Gunpowder: Alchemy, Bombards, and Pyrotechnics: The History of the Explosive That Changed the World by Jack Kelly

114. The Story of Corn by Betty Fussell

115. Under the Black Flag: The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates by David Cordingly

116. Garbage Land: On the Secret Trail of Trash by Elizabeth Royte

117. Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World by Margaret MacMillan

118. The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million by Daniel Mendelsohn

119. A Night to Remember by Walter Lord

120. The Rape of Nanking by Iris Chang

121. The Coffee House: A Cultural History by Markman Ellis

122. The Alchemy of Air: A Jewish Genius, a Doomed Tycoon, and the Scientific Discovery That Fed the World but Fueled the Rise of Hitler by Thomas Hager

123. Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History by Sidney W. Mintz

124. Food in History by Reay Tannahill

125. Pox Americana: The Great Smallpox Epidemic of 1775–82 by Elizabeth A. Fenn

126. For All the Tea in China: Espionage, Empire and the Secret Formula for the World’s Favourite Drink by Sarah Rose

127. The Cheese and the Worms: The Cosmos of a Sixteenth-Century Miller by Carlo Ginzburg

128. The Geography of Bliss: One Grump’s Search for the Happiest Places in the World by Eric Weiner

129. Necropolis: London and Its Dead by Catharine Arnold

130. The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World Before the War, 1890–1914 by Barbara W. Tuchman

131. Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History by Stephen Jay Gould

132. Hotel: An American History by Andrew K. Sandoval-Strausz

133. Cold: Adventures in the World’s Frozen Places by Bill Streever

134. Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition by Daniel Okrent

135. Jewels: A Secret History by Victoria Finlay

136. Batavia’s Graveyard: The True Story of the Mad Heretic Who Led History’s Bloodiest Mutiny by Mike Dash

137. Robbing the Bees: A Biography of Honey — The Sweet Liquid Gold that Seduced the World by Holley Bishop

138. Potato: A History of the Propitious Esculent by John Reader

139. The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge by David McCullough

140. Blood: An Epic History of Medicine and Commerce by Douglas Starr

141. Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation by Michael Pollan

142. The Emperors of Chocolate: Inside the Secret World of Hershey and Mars by Joël Glenn Brenner

143. Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo

144. Candyfreak: A Journey through the Chocolate Underbelly of America by Steve Almond

145. The Demon in the Freezer: A True Story by Richard Preston

146. Spoils of the Moon by Mark Shearman

147. How the States Got Their Shapes by Mark Stein

148. Hunger: An Unnatural History by Sharman Apt Russell

149. Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang

150. The Literary Underground of the Old Regime by Robert Darnton

151. The Great Cat Massacre: And Other Episodes in French Cultural History by Robert Darnton

152. Polio: An American Story by David M. Oshinsky

152. One Good Turn: A Natural History of the Screwdriver and the Screw by Witold Rybczynski

154. Virgin: The Untouched History by Hanne Blank

155. Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall

156. The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World by Niall Ferguson

157. Straight: The Surprisingly Short History Of Heterosexuality by Hanne Blank

158. Thames: Sacred River by Peter Ackroyd

159. Birth: The Surprising History of How We Are Born by Tina Cassidy

159. Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food by Paul Greenberg

161. The Golden Ratio: The Story of Phi, the World’s Most Astonishing Number by Mario Livio

162. The Song of the Dodo: Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinctions by David Quammen

163. Charlatan: America’s Most Dangerous Huckster, the Man Who Pursued Him, and the Age of Flimflam by Pope Brock

163. Rain: A Natural and Cultural History by Cynthia Barnett

165. Lost in Shangri-la: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II by Mitchell Zuckoff

166. Wide as the Waters: The Story of the English Bible and the Revolution it Inspired by Benson Bobrick

167. When the Mississippi Ran Backwards: Empire, Intrigue, Murder, and the New Madrid Earthquakes by Jay Feldman

167. The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession by Allison Hoover Bartlett

169. Flow: The Cultural Story of Menstruation by Elissa Stein

170. Waste and Want: A Social History of Trash by Susan Strasser

171. A Short History of Rudeness: Manners, Morals, and Misbehavior in Modern America by Mark Caldwell

172. Wanderlust: A History of Walking by Rebecca Solnit

173. Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War by Nathaniel Philbrick

174. The Tiger in the House: A Cultural History of the Cat by Carl Van Vechten

175. The Fourth Part of the World: The Race to the Ends of the Earth, and the Epic Story of the Map That Gave America Its Name by Toby Lester

176. Beans: A History by Ken Albala

177. Stealing Lincoln’s Body by Thomas J. Craughwell

178. Among the Thugs by Bill Buford

179. Oranges by John McPhee

180. Ether Day: The Strange Tale of America’s Greatest Medical Discovery and The Haunted Men Who Made It by Julie M. Fenster

181. The Printing Press as an Agent of Change by Elizabeth L. Eisenstein

182. The Hive: The Story of the Honeybee and Us by Bee Wilson

183. The Colony: The Harrowing True Story of the Exiles of Molokai by John Tayman

183. Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster by Dana Thomas

185. Kepler’s Witch: An Astronomer’s Discovery of Cosmic Order Amid Religious War, Political Intrigue, and the Heresy Trial of His Mother by James A. Connor

185. The Ocean at Home: An Illustrated History of the Aquarium by Bernd Brunner

187. Rats, Lice, and History: Being a Study in Biography, Which, After Twelve Preliminary Chapters Indispensable for the Preparation of the Lay Reader, Deals With the Life History of Typhus Fever by Hans Zinsser

188. Moon: A Brief History by Bernd Brunner

189. Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson

190. Plagues and Peoples by William Hardy McNeill

191. Negro Family in the United States by E. Franklin Frazier

191. The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America by Timothy Egan

193. The City in History: Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects by Lewis Mumford

194. The Zen of Fish: The Story of Sushi, from Samurai to Supermarket by Trevor Corson

194. Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss

196. Home: A Short History of an Idea by Witold Rybczynski

197. A Crack in the Edge of the World: America & the Great California Earthquake of 1906 by Simon Winchester

197. The Murder of the Century: The Gilded Age Crime that Scandalized a City and Sparked the Tabloid Wars by Paul Collins

199. Courtesans: Money, Sex and Fame in the Nineteenth Century by Katie Hickman

200. Four Queens: The Provençal Sisters Who Ruled Europe by Nancy Goldstone

201. The Search for the Giant Squid: The Biology and Mythology of the World’s Most Elusive Sea Creature by Richard Ellis

202. The Diligent: A Voyage Through the Worlds of the Slave Trade by Robert W. Harms

203. Blood Work: A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution by Holly Tucker

204. White Bread: A Social History of the Store-Bought Loaf by Aaron Bobrow-Strain

205. Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil by Tom Mueller

206. Trapped: The 1909 Cherry Mine Disaster by Karen Tintori

207. The Forbidden Best-Sellers of Pre-Revolutionary France by Robert Darnton

208. Champagne: How the World’s Most Glamorous Wine Triumphed Over War and Hard Times by Don Kladstrup

209. Vanilla: Travels in Search of the Ice Cream Orchid by Tim Ecott

209. The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood by James Gleick

211. Taste: The Story of Britain Through Its Cooking by Kate Colquhoun

212. Flushed: How the Plumber Saved Civilization by W. Hodding Carter IV

213. At Day’s Close: Night in Times Past by A. Roger Ekirch

214. Evening in the Palace of Reason by James R. Gaines

215. The History of White People by Nell Irvin Painter

216. The History of the Snowman: From the Ice Age to the Flea Market by Bob Eckstein

217. America’s Women: 400 Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates, and Heroines by Gail Collins

218. In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin

219. Nonviolence: Twenty-Five Lessons from the History of a Dangerous Idea by Mark Kurlansky

220. The Hour: A Cocktail Manifesto by Bernard DeVoto

221. Why Things Break: Understanding the World By the Way It Comes Apart by Mark Eberhart

222. A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains by Isabella L. Bird

222. A Mind of Its Own: A Cultural History of the Penis by David M. Friedman

224. Close to Shore: The Terrifying Shark Attacks of 1916 by Michael Capuzzo

225. Poseidon’s Steed: The Story of Seahorses, from Myth to Reality by Helen Scales

225. The Fortune Cookie Chronicles: Adventures in the World of Chinese Food by Jennifer 8. Lee

227. The Naked Olympics: The True Story of the Ancient Games by Tony Perrottet

228. The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival by John Vaillant

228. The Presidents Club: Inside the World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity by Nancy Gibbs

230. Confidence Men and Painted Women: A Study of Middle-class Culture in America, 1830–1870 by Karen Halttunen

230. Debt: The First 5,000 Years by David Graeber

232. Pox: Genius, Madness, And The Mysteries Of Syphilis by Deborah Hayden

232. Courtesans and Fishcakes: The Consuming Passions of Classical Athens by James Davidson

234. Hidden in Plain View: A Secret Story of Quilts and the Underground Railroad by Jacqueline L. Tobin

235. Ninety Percent of Everything: Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry That Puts Clothes on Your Back, Gas in Your Car, and Food on Your Plate by Rose George

236. London Under by Peter Ackroyd

237. The Horologicon: A Day’s Jaunt Through the Lost Words of the English Language by Mark Forsyth

238. The Strange Case of the Broad Street Pump: John Snow and the Mystery of Cholera by Sandra Hempel

239. Locust: The Devastating Rise and Mysterious Disappearance of the Insect that Shaped the American Frontier by Jeffrey A. Lockwood

240. Sand: The Never-Ending Story by Michael Welland

241. The Secret of Chanel №5: The Intimate History of the World’s Most Famous Perfume by Tilar J. Mazzeo

242. The Eighty-Dollar Champion: Snowman, the Horse That Inspired a Nation by Elizabeth Letts

242. Beauty Wealth Power: Jewels and Ornaments of Asia by Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

244. Much Depends on Dinner: The Extraordinary History and Mythology, Allure and Obsessions, Perils and Taboos of an Ordinary Meal by Margaret Visser

245. San Francisco Is Burning: The Untold Story of the 1906 Earthquake and Fires by Dennis Smith

246. Napoleon’s Buttons by Penny Le Couteur

247. Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History by Florence Williams

248. The Cigarette Century: The Rise, Fall, and Persistence of the Product that Defined America by Allan M. Brandt

249. Bears: A Brief History by Bernd Brunner

250. Scurvy: How a Surgeon, a Mariner, and a Gentleman Solved the Greatest Medical Mystery of the Age of Sail by Stephen R. Bown

250. Sex in History by Reay Tannahill

252. Dancing in the Streets: A History of Collective Joy by Barbara Ehrenreich

253. Women of the Raj: The Mothers, Wives, and Daughters of the British Empire in India by Margaret MacMillan

254. Pickled, Potted, and Canned: How the Art and Science of Food Preserving Changed the World by Sue Shephard

254. Trilobite: Eyewitness to Evolution by Richard Fortey

256. In the Devil’s Garden: A Sinful History of Forbidden Food by Stewart Lee Allen

257. Clean and Decent: The Fascinating History of the Bathroom and WC by Lawrence Wright

258. Empire of Cotton: A Global History by Sven Beckert

259. Striptease: The Untold History of the Girlie Show by Rachel Shteir

260. Andre Zeiten, andre Drachen by Wolfgang Schwerdt

261. Contraception and Abortion in Nineteenth-Century America: A Critical Edition of the Symphonia Armonie Celestium Revelationum (Symphony of the Harmon by Janet Farrell Brodie

262. The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How it Changed America by David Hajdu

263. Never Satisfied : A Cultural History of Diets, Fantasies & Fat by Hillel Schwartz

263. Sacred Gifts, Profane Pleasures: A History of Tobacco and Chocolate in the Atlantic World by Marcy Norton

263. Pink Think: Becoming a Woman in Many Uneasy Lessons by Lynn Peril

263. An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 by Jim Murphy

267. The Book on the Bookshelf by Henry Petroski

268. Descartes’ Bones: A Skeletal History of the Conflict Between Faith and Reason by Russell Shorto

269. The Devil’s Cloth: A History of Stripes by Michel Pastoureau

270. Empires of Light: Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the Race to Electrify the World by Jill Jonnes

270. The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power by Daniel Yergin

272. Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted: And All the Brilliant Minds Who Made The Mary Tyler Moore Show a Classic by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

273. Greek Fire, Poison Arrows and Scorpion Bombs: Biological and Chemical Warfare in the Ancient World by Adrienne Mayor

274. A History of the World in 100 Objects by Neil MacGregor

275. Uncommon Carriers by John McPhee

276. Ghost on the Throne: The Death of Alexander the Great and the War for Crown and Empire by James Romm

277. The Devil’s Details: A History of Footnotes by Chuck Zerby

277. The F-Word by Jesse Sheidlower

277. On the Map: A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks by Simon Garfield

280. Breakthrough!: How the 10 Greatest Discoveries in Medicine Saved Millions and Changed Our View of the World, Portable Documents by Jon Queijo

280. Among Schoolchildren by Tracy Kidder

280. Squeezed: What You Don’t Know About Orange Juice by Alissa Hamilton

283. Stories Rabbits Tell: A Natural and Cultural History of a Misunderstood Creature by Susan E. Davis

283. Savage Continent: Europe in the Aftermath of World War II by Keith Lowe

283. The Secret Life of Sleep by Kat Duff

286. A History of the World in 12 Maps by Jerry Brotton

287. The Cloudspotter’s Guide by Gavin Pretor-Pinney

288. Pickett’s Charge by George R. Stewart

289. American-Made: The Enduring Legacy of the WPA: When FDR Put the Nation to Work by Nick Taylor

289. The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean by Susan Casey

289. Shady Characters: The Secret Life of Punctuation, Symbols & Other Typographical Marks by Keith Houston

292. The Devil’s Candy: The Anatomy Of A Hollywood Fiasco by Julie Salamon

292. Faith and Treason: The Story of the Gunpowder Plot by Antonia Fraser

294. How Carrots Won the Trojan War: Curious (but True) Stories of Common Vegetables by Rebecca Rupp

294. One Perfect Day: The Selling of the American Wedding by Rebecca Mead

296. How Shakespeare Changed Everything by Stephen Marche

297. Support and Seduction: The History of Corsets and Bras by Béatrice Fontanel

298. The Demon Under the Microscope: From Battlefield Hospitals to Nazi Labs, One Doctor’s Heroic Search for the World’s First Miracle Drug by Thomas Hager

299. The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam by Barbara W. Tuchman

300. The Fruit Hunters: A Story of Nature, Obsession, Commerce, and Adventure by Adam Leith Gollner

301. The Evolution of Useful Things: How Everyday Artifacts-From Forks and Pins to Paper Clips and Zippers-Came to be as They are. by Henry Petroski

301. The Evil Hours: A Biography of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder by David J. Morris

303. The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined by Steven Pinker

304. Sugar: A Bittersweet History by Elizabeth Abbott

304. Pigeons: The Fascinating Saga of the World’s Most Revered and Reviled Bird by Andrew D. Blechman

304. Food Inc.: A Participant Guide: How Industrial Food is Making Us Sicker, Fatter, and Poorer-And What You Can Do About It by Karl Weber

307. Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body’s Most Underrated Organ by Giulia Enders

308. The Great Pearl Heist: London’s Greatest Thief and Scotland Yard’s Hunt for the World’s Most Valuable N ecklace by Molly Caldwell Crosby

309. Blame It on the Rain: How the Weather Has Changed History by Laura Lee

310. The Devil’s Gentleman: Privilege, Poison, and the Trial That Ushered in the Twentieth Century by Harold Schechter

310. Floating Gold: A Natural (and Unnatural) History of Ambergris by Christopher Kemp

312. A History Of Celibacy by Elizabeth Abbott

312. Europe’s Last Summer: Who Started the Great War in 1914? by David Fromkin

312. Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919 by Stephen Puleo

315. Breakfast: A History by Heather Arndt Anderson

316. Germs, Genes, & Civilization: How Epidemics Shaped Who We Are Today by David P. Clark

317. Scotch Whisky: A Liquid History by Charles MacLean

318. The Story of Tea: A Cultural History and Drinking Guide by Mary Lou Heiss

318. Stradivari’s Genius: Five Violins, One Cello, and Three Centuries of Enduring Perfection by Toby Faber

320. Bedlam: London and its Mad by Catharine Arnold

321. Nature’s Perfect Food: How Milk Became America’s Drink by E. Melanie DuPuis

322. An Edible History of Humanity by Tom Standage

323. Olives: The Life and Lore of a Noble Fruit by Mort Rosenblum

323. Peppers: A Story of Hot Pursuits by Amal Naj

325. The Science of Kissing: What Our Lips Are Telling Us by Sheril Kirshenbaum

326. The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in the American Century by Steve Coll

327. The Whale: In Search of the Giants of the Sea by Philip Hoare

327. London Under London: A Subterranean Guide by Richard Trench

329. The Great Crash of 1929 by John Kenneth Galbraith

330. The History of Underclothes by C. Willett Cunnington

331. A Social History of Tea by Jane Pettigrew

332. The Billionaire’s Vinegar: The Mystery of the World’s Most Expensive Bottle of Wine by Benjamin Wallace

332. Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace by Nikil Saval

334. Solitary Sex: A Cultural History of Masturbation by Thomas W. Laqueur

335. Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization by Steven Solomon

335. Elephant Company: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II by Vicki Constantine Croke

335. Rust: The Longest War by Jonathan Waldman

338. The Pawprints of History: Dogs and the Course of Human Events by Stanley Coren

339. The Last Myth: What the Rise of Apocalyptic Thinking Tells Us about America by Mathew Barrett Gross

339. The Business of Enlightenment: Publishing History of the “Encyclopédie,” 1775–1800 by Robert Darnton

339. A Man of Misconceptions: The Life of an Eccentric in an Age of Change by John Glassie

339. The Evolution of Wealth: An Economic History of Innovation and Capitalism, the Role of Government, and the Hazards of Democracy by Jerry D. Ward

339. Thugness is a Virtue by Hannah Wehr

339. Streaking for Mother by Mark Shearman

345. Liquid Jade: The Story of Tea from East to West by Beatrice Hohenegger

345. Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk by Peter L. Bernstein

345. The Phone Book: The Curious History of the Book That Everyone Uses But No One Reads by Ammon Shea

345. North Star of Herschel Island — The Last Canadian Arctic Fur Trading Ship. by R. Bruce Macdonald

345. Temptation (Temptation, #1) by Karen Ann Hopkins

345. The Big Roads: The Untold Story of the Engineers, Visionaries, and Trailblazers Who Created the American Superhighways by Earl Swift

351. Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street by Michael Davis

351. Blazers, Badges and Boaters: A Pictorial History of School Uniform by Alexander Davidson

353. Bottlemania: How Water Went on Sale and Why We Bought It by Elizabeth Royte

353. 97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement by Jane Ziegelman

353. The Culture Code: An Ingenious Way to Understand Why People Around the World Live and Buy as They Do by Clotaire Rapaille

353. The Pine Barrens by John McPhee

357. College Girls: Bluestockings, Sex Kittens, and Co-eds, Then and Now by Lynn Peril

358. No One Had a Tongue to Speak: The Untold Story of One of History’s Deadliest Floods by Utpal Sandesara

358. Do Chocolate Lovers Have Sweeter Babies?: The Surprising Science of Pregnancy by Jena Pincott

360. Steak: One Man’s Search for the World’s Tastiest Piece of Beef by Mark Schatzker

360. The Crofter and the Laird: Life on an Hebridean Island by John McPhee

362. Devil’s Knot: The True Story of the West Memphis Three by Mara Leveritt

362. Absolute Zero and the Conquest of Cold by Tom Shachtman

364. Biting the Dust: The Joys of Housework by Margaret Horsfield

364. The Book of William: How Shakespeare’s First Folio Conquered the World by Paul Collins

364. Orphans Preferred: The Twisted Truth and Lasting Legend of the Pony Express by Christopher Corbett

364. A Splendid Exchange: How Trade Shaped the World from Prehistory to Today by William J. Bernstein

368. Doubting Jesus’ Resurrection: What Happened in the Black Box? by Kris D. Komarnitsky

368. Dragon Lady: The Life and Legend of the Last Empress of China by Sterling Seagrave

368. Compass: A Story of Exploration and Innovation by Alan Gurney

371. This Thing of Darkness by Harry Thompson

371. Storming Caesar’s Palace: How Black Mothers Fought Their Own War on Poverty by Annelise Orleck

371. The Unredeemed Captive: A Family Story from Early America by John Putnam Demos

374. Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America by James Allen

375. A History of π by Petr Beckmann

375. A Thousand Lives: The Untold Story of Hope, Deception, and Survival at Jonestown by Julia Scheeres

375. Disarmed: The Story of the Venus de Milo by Gregory Curtis

375. The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression by Andrew Solomon

379. When the King Took Flight by Timothy Tackett

379. The Stone of Heaven: Unearthing the Secret History of Imperial Green Jade by Adrian Levy

379. Picking Up: On the Streets and Behind the Trucks with the Sanitation Workers of New York City by Robin Nagle

379. God’s Secretaries: The Making of the King James Bible by Adam Nicolson

383. The Pueblo Revolt: The Secret Rebellion that Drove the Spaniards Out of the Southwest by David Roberts

383. The Arcanum: The Extraordinary True Story by Janet Gleeson

383. Prisoner’s Dilemma by William Poundstone

383. The Lobster Coast: Rebels, Rusticators, and the Struggle for a Forgotten Frontier by Colin Woodard

387. Gentlemen’s Blood: A History of Dueling from Swords at Dawn to Pistols at Dusk by Barbara Holland

387. Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea and of the Beachcombers, Oceanographers, Environmentalists, and Fools, Including the Author, Who Went in Search of Them by Donovan Hohn

387. Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson by S.C. Gwynne

390. Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer

390. Bandits by Eric Hobsbawm

390. Four Days in November by Vincent Bugliosi

393. American Quaker War Tax Resistance by David M. Gross

393. Lord High Executioner: An Unashamed Look At Hangmen, Headsmen, And Their Kind by Howard Engel

393. Pushed: The Painful Truth About Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care by Jennifer Block

393. A Fish Caught in Time: The Search for the Coelacanth by Samantha Weinberg

397. Our Bones are Scattered: Cawnpore Massacres and the Indian Mutiny of 1857 by Andrew Ward

397. Lest Innocent Blood Be Shed by Philip Paul Hallie

397. Shrink: A Cultural History of Psychoanalysis in America by Lawrence R. Samuel

400. K Blows Top: A Cold War Comic Interlude Starring Nikita Khrushchev, America’s Most Unlikely Tourist by Peter Carlson

400. When Books Went to War: The Stories that Helped Us Win World War II by Molly Guptill Manning

400. Lesser Beasts: A Snout-to-Tail History of the Humble Pig by Mark Essig

403. The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt by T.J. Stiles

403. All-American Girl: The Ideal of Real Womanhood in Mid-Nineteenth-Century America by Frances B. Cogan

405. The Empire of Tea by Alan Macfarlane

405. Jack the Ripper and Black Magic: Victorian Conspiracy Theories, Secret Societies and the Supernatural Mystique of the Whitechapel Murders by Spiro Dimolianis

405. Vagina: A New Biography by Naomi Wolf

405. Parasite Rex: Inside the Bizarre World of Nature’s Most Dangerous Creatures by Carl Zimmer

409. None of Us Were Like This Before: American Soldiers and Torture by Joshua E.S. Phillips

409. Advertising the American Dream: Making Way for Modernity, 1920–1940 by Roland Marchand

409. Aspirin: The Remarkable Story of a Wonder Drug by Diarmuid Jeffreys

409. The Foie Gras Wars: How a 5,000-Year-Old Delicacy Inspired the World’s Fiercest Food Fight by Mark Caro

409. Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety by Eric Schlosser

409. Spirals in Time: The Secret Life and Curious Afterlife of Seashells by Helen Scales

415. The Story of the Titanic As Told by Its Survivors by Jack Winocour

415. e: the Story of a Number by Eli Maor

415. No Nettles Required: The Reassuring Truth About Wildlife Gardening by Ken Thompson

415. The Natural History of Unicorns by Chris Lavers

419. City of the Century: The Epic of Chicago and the Making of America by Donald L. Miller

419. The Porcelain God: A Social History of the Toilet by L. Julie Horn

421. Plague’s Progress: A Social History Of Man And Disease by Arno Karlen

421. Sex Lives of the Popes by Nigel Cawthorne

421. Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash by Edward Humes

421. In the Spirit of Crazy Horse by Peter Matthiessen

421. The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years by Sonia Shah

421. Octopus: The Ocean’s Intelligent Invertebrate by Jennifer A. Mather

427. Voyage of the iceberg: The story of the iceberg that sank the Titanic by Richard G.B. Brown

427. The Mapmaker’s Wife: A True Tale of Love, Murder, and Survival in the Amazon by Robert Whitaker

429. Bachelor Girl: The Secret History of Single Women in the Twentieth Century by Betsy Israel

429. Doubt: A History: The Great Doubters and Their Legacy of Innovation from Socrates and Jesus to Thomas Jefferson and Emily Dickinson by Jennifer Michael Hecht

431. Restoration London: Everyday Life in the 1660s by Liza Picard

432. Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War by Karen Abbott

432. The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance by Laurie Garrett

434. The Sushi Economy: Globalization and the Making of a Modern Delicacy by Sasha Issenberg

434. The Battle for God: A History of Fundamentalism by Karen Armstrong

436. The Panic Virus: A True Story of Medicine, Science, and Fear by Seth Mnookin

436. Pox: An American History by Michael Willrich

438. Severed: A History of Heads Lost and Heads Found by Frances Larson

438. Proof: The Science of Booze by Adam Rogers

440. The Songlines by Bruce Chatwin

441. The Aquatic Ape Hypothesis by Elaine Morgan

442. Time’s Pendulum: From Sundials to Atomic Clocks, the Fascinating History of Timekeeping and How Our Discoveries Changed the World by Jo Ellen Barnett

443. Queen Elizabeth’s Wardrobe Unlock’d by Janet Arnold

443. The Keys of Egypt: The Race to Crack the Hieroglyph Code by Lesley Adkins

443. The Black Death by Philip Ziegler

443. Rum: The Epic Story of the Drink That Conquered the World by Charles A. Coulombe

443. How the Scots Invented the Modern World: The True Story of How Western Europe’s Poorest Nation Created Our World and Everything in It by Arthur Herman

448. Harvest of the Cold Months: The Social History of Ice by Elizabeth David

448. The Naked Ape: A Zoologist’s Study of the Human Animal by Desmond Morris

448. A Brief History of Nakedness by Philip Carr-Gomm

451. Blue: The History of a Color by Michel Pastoureau

452. Vanilla: The Cultural History of the World’s Favorite Flavor and Fragrance by Patricia Rain

452. The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen

452. Beautiful Swimmers: Watermen, Crabs and the Chesapeake Bay by William W. Warner

452. The Tastemakers: Why We’re Crazy for Cupcakes but Fed Up with Fondue by David Sax

456. The Origin of Feces: What Excrement Tells Us about Evolution, Ecology, and a Sustainable Society by David Waltner-Toews

456. The Smoke of the Gods: A Social History of Tobacco by Eric Burns

456. Secrets of Saffron: The Vagabond Life of the World’s Most Seductive Spice by Pat Willard

459. Consider The Eel: A Natural And Gastronomic History by Richard Schweid

460. The Nose: A Profile of Sex, Beauty, and Survival by Gabrielle Glaser

460. The Horse: The Epic History of Our Noble Companion by Wendy Williams

462. Transgender History by Susan Stryker

462. Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms: The Story of the Animals and Plants That Time Has Left Behind by Richard Fortey

462. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass

462. How Music Got Free: The End of an Industry, the Turn of the Century, and the Patient Zero of Piracy by Stephen Richard Witt

466. Natasha’s Dance: A Cultural History of Russia by Orlando Figes

467. Blizzard of Glass: The Halifax Explosion of 1917 by Sally M. Walker

467. The Humble Little Condom: A History by Aine Collier

469. Horseshoe Crab: Biography of a Survivor by Anthony D. Fredericks

469. Crunch!: A History of the Great American Potato Chip by Dirk Burhans

471. Behind the Palace Doors: Five Centuries of Sex, Adventure, Vice, Treachery, and Folly from Royal Britain by Michael Farquhar

472. The Zimmermann Telegram by Barbara W. Tuchman

472. Diamond: The History of a Cold-Blooded Love Affair by Matthew Hart

474. Culture of the Fork: A Brief History of Everyday Food and Haute Cuisine in Europe by Giovanni Rebora

474. The Return to Camelot: Chivalry and the English Gentleman by Mark Girouard

476. Cheese and Culture: A History of Cheese and Its Place in Western Civilization by Paul Kindstedt

476. The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives by Leonard Mlodinow

478. Curry: A Tale of Cooks and Conquerors by Lizzie Collingham

478. Hair: A Human History by Kurt Stenn

480. Poison: A Social History by Joel Levy

481. Under a Flaming Sky: The Great Hinckley Firestorm of 1894 by Daniel James Brown

481. Pepper: A History of the World’s Most Influential Spice by Marjorie Shaffer

483. The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe by David I. Kertzer

484. Centuries of Childhood: A Social History of Family Life by Philippe Ariès

485. Coffee: A Dark History by Antony Wild

485. Black: The History of a Color by Michel Pastoureau

485. The Reef: A Passionate History: The Great Barrier Reef from Captain Cook to Climate Change by Iain McCalman

488. Bacon: A Love Story: A Salty Survey of Everybody’s Favorite Meat by Heather Lauer

489. In the Kingdom of the Sick: A Social History of Chronic Illness in America by Laurie Edwards

490. Firestorm at Peshtigo: A Town, Its People, and the Deadliest Fire in American History by Denise Gess

491. Castration: An Abbreviated History of Western Manhood by Gary Taylor

491. Ivory Vikings: The Mystery of the Most Famous Chessmen in the World and the Woman Who Made Them by Nancy Marie Brown

491. Empire of Deception: The Incredible Story of a Master Swindler Who Seduced a City and Captivated the Nation by Dean Jobb

494. Caviar by Inga Saffron

494. The Reason for Flowers: Their History, Culture, Biology, and How They Change Our Lives by Stephen Buchmann

496. Gay Life & Culture: A World History by Robert Aldrich

497. The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce’s Ulysses by Kevin Birmingham

498. Starvation Heights: A True Story of Murder and Malice in the Woods of the Pacific Northwest by Gregg Olsen

498. The Library: A World History by James W.P. Campbell

500. Glass: A World History by Alan Macfarlane

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