120 most Commented Books In The /r/history Subreddit

 

  1. Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared M. Diamond‘Guns,
  2. Ordinary Men by Christopher R. Browning‘Ordinary
  3. 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann‘1491:
  4. Rubicon by Tom Holland‘Rubicon’
  5. Genghis Khan by Jack Weatherford‘Genghis
  6. Empire of the Summer Moon by S. C. Gwynne‘Empire
  7. A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century by Barbara W. Tuchman‘A
  8. Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege: 1942-1943 by Antony Beevor‘Stalingrad:
  9. Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky‘Salt:
  10. The History of the Ancient World by Susan Wise Bauer‘The
  11. Cartoon History of the Universe Volumes 1-7 by Larry Gonick‘Cartoon
  12. The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 by Christopher Clark‘The
  13. A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson‘A
  14. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William L. Shirer‘The
  15. 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created by Charles C. Mann‘1493:
  16. Napoleon: A Life by Andrew Roberts‘Napoleon:
  17. A People’s History of The United States 1492- Present by Howard Zinn‘A
  18. The Forgotten Soldier by Guy Sajer‘The
  19. The Penguin History of the World: Sixth Edition by J. M. Roberts‘The
  20. Soldaten: On Fighting, Killing, and Dying, The Secret WWII… by Sonke Neitzel‘Soldaten:
  21. The Crusades Through Arab Eyes by Amin Maalouf‘The
  22. God’s Chinese Son by Jonathan D. Spence‘God's
  23. The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes‘The
  24. Under the Black Flag by David Cordingly‘Under
  25. A Peace to End All Peace by David Fromkin‘A
  26. On Killing by Dave Grossman‘On
  27. The Brothers by Stephen Kinzer‘The
  28. 1776 by David McCullough‘1776’
  29. The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson‘The
  30. The Great Game by Peter Hopkirk‘The
  31. The Face of Battle by John Keegan‘The
  32. Lies My Teacher Told Me by James W. Loewen‘Lies
  33. A Struggle for Power: The American Revolution by Theodore Draper‘A
  34. Alexander of Macedon 356-323 B.C. by Peter Green‘Alexander
  35. The Story of Civilization by Will Durant‘The
  36. Lost to the West by Lars Brownworth‘Lost
  37. The First World War by John Keegan‘The
  38. Why the West Rules–for Now by Ian Morris‘Why
  39. Storm of Steel by Ernst Jünger‘Storm
  40. A Little History of the World by E. H. Gombrich‘A
  41. The Black Count by Tom Reiss‘The
  42. Nicholas and Alexandra by Robert K. Massie‘Nicholas
  43. The Second World War by Winston S. Churchill‘The
  44. A World Undone by G. J. Meyer‘A
  45. The Conquest of New Spain by Bernal Diaz Del Castillo‘The
  46. The Diary of a Napoleonic Foot Soldier by Jakob Walter‘The
  47. Peter the Great: His Life and World by Robert K. Massie‘Peter
  48. Albion’s Seed by David Hackett Fischer‘Albion's
  49. Rise & Fall Of The Great Powers by Paul M. Kennedy‘Rise
  50. The Year 1000 by Robert Lacey‘The
  51. The Fatal Shore: The Epic of Australia’s Founding by Robert Hughes‘The
  52. The Power Broker by Robert A. Caro‘The
  53. The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors by James D. Hornfischer‘The
  54. Destiny Disrupted by Tamim Ansary‘Destiny
  55. Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest by Matthew Restall‘Seven
  56. A History of Warfare by John Keegan‘A
  57. Augustus: The Life of Rome’s First Emperor by Anthony Everitt‘Augustus:
  58. A Sea of Words, Third Edition by Dean King‘A
  59. Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution by Simon Schama‘Citizens:
  60. Embracing Defeat by John W. Dower‘Embracing
  61. The Devil’s Chessboard by David Talbot‘The
  62. A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage‘A
  63. Why Nations Fail by Daron Acemoglu‘Why
  64. The Wars of the Roses by Dan Jones‘The
  65. The Search for Modern China by Jonathan D. Spence‘The
  66. Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945 by Tony Judt‘Postwar:
  67. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volumes 1 to 6 by Edward Gibbon‘The
  68. Europe: A History by Norman Davies‘Europe:
  69. The Plantagenets by Dan Jones‘The
  70. Iron Kingdom by Christopher Clark‘Iron
  71. The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris‘The
  72. Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins‘Confessions
  73. King Leopold’s Ghost by Adam Hochschild‘King
  74. Dreadnought by Robert K. Massie‘Dreadnought’
  75. The Great Divergence by Kenneth Pomeranz‘The
  76. The Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman‘The
  77. ADay in the Life of Ancient Rome by Angela, Alberto by Alberto Angela‘ADay
  78. A People’s Tragedy by Orlando Figes‘A
  79. Hell In A Very Small Place by Bernard Fall‘Hell
  80. Ghost Soldiers by Hampton Sides‘Ghost
  81. The Thirty Years War: Europe’s Tragedy by Peter H. Wilson‘The
  82. Soldat: Reflections of a German Soldier, 1936-1949 by Siegfried Knappe‘Soldat:
  83. Custer Died for Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto by Jr. Vine Deloria‘Custer
  84. The American Revolution by Gordon S. Wood‘The
  85. We, the Navigators by David Lewis‘We,
  86. Panzer Commander by Hans Von Luck‘Panzer
  87. Lawrence in Arabia by Scott Anderson‘Lawrence
  88. Livy: The Early History of Rome, Books I-V by Titus Livy‘Livy:
  89. The New Penguin History of the World by J. M. Roberts‘The
  90. Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed: Revised Edition by Jared Diamond‘Collapse:
  91. Achilles in Vietnam by Jonathan Shay‘Achilles
  92. How the Scots Invented the Modern World by Arthur Herman‘How
  93. Cartoon History of the United States by Larry Gonick‘Cartoon
  94. A Short History of Byzantium by John Julius Norwich‘A
  95. The Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval England by Ian Mortimer‘The
  96. The Dictator’s Handbook by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita‘The
  97. The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara‘The
  98. The Last Days of the Incas by Kim MacQuarrie‘The
  99. The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller… by Marc Levinson‘The
  100. The Poison King by Adrienne Mayor‘The
  101. The Great Mortality by John Kelly‘The
  102. Osman’s Dream: The History of the Ottoman Empire by Caroline Finkel‘Osman's
  103. 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed by Eric H. Cline‘1177
  104. The Campaigns of Napoleon by David G. Chandler‘The
  105. Aztec by Gary Jennings‘Aztec’
  106. Armageddon: The Battle for Germany, 1944-1945 by Max Hastings‘Armageddon:
  107. The Journeyer by Gary Jennings‘The
  108. American Nations by Colin Woodard‘American
  109. Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World by Margaret MacMillan‘Paris
  110. Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson‘Shadow
  111. The Imjin War by Samuel Hawley‘The
  112. Facing East from Indian Country by Daniel K. Richter‘Facing
  113. The Code Book by Simon Singh‘The
  114. Adolf Hitler: The Definitive Biography by John Toland‘Adolf
  115. Mao’s Great Famine by Frank Dikötter‘Mao's
  116. SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard‘SPQR:
  117. Sodomy and the Pirate Tradition by B. R. Burg‘Sodomy
  118. A World Lit Only by Fire by William Manchester‘A
  119. Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing‘Endurance:
  120. Man Called Intrepid by William Stevenson‘Man

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