199 Must-Reads for the History Buff


  1. The Civil War: A Narrative by Foote, Shelby Num pages 2,934 pp, date pub Oct 12, 1963, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.55 (5,728 votes)


2. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Alexander, Michelle Num pages 290 pp, date pub Jan 05, 2010, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.47 (23,389 votes)


3. Campaigns of Napoleon: The Mind and Method of History’s Greatest Soldier by Chandler, David G. Num pages 1,172 pp, date pub 1966, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.45 (882 votes)


4. Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Demick, Barbara Num pages 316 pp, date pub Dec 29, 2009, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.42 (40,744 votes)


5. The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944–1945 (World War II Liberation Trilogy, #3) by Atkinson, Rick Num pages 877 pp, date pub May 14, 2013, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.42 (5,013 votes)


6. The Midwife Trilogy by Worth, Jennifer Num pages 759 pp, date pub unknown, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.41 (3,022 votes)


7. The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power by Yergin, Daniel Num pages 928 pp, date pub Jan 15, 1991, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.40 (5,906 votes)


8. Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway by Parshall, Jonathan Num pages 612 pp, date pub Nov 08, 2005, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.39 (1,411 votes)


9. The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Wright, Lawrence Num pages 373 pp, date pub 2006, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.38 (14,252 votes)


10. Byzantium: The Apogee by Norwich, John Julius Num pages 389 pp, date pub Jan 01, 1991, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.38 (717 votes)


11. Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954–63 by Branch, Taylor Num pages 1,120 pp, date pub Jan 01, 1988, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.36 (5,951 votes)


12. India After Gandhi: The History of the World’s Largest Democracy by Guha, Ramachandra Num pages 893 pp, date pub Apr 20, 2007, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.34 (9,785 votes)


13. Hitler, Vol 1: 1889–1936 Hubris by Kershaw, Ian Num pages 912 pp, date pub 1998, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.34 (2,934 votes)


14. The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943–1944(World War II Liberation Trilogy, #2) by Atkinson, Rick Num pages 793 pp, date pub Oct 02, 2007, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.33 (8,601 votes)


15. Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945 by Judt, Tony Num pages 933 pp, date pub Oct 18, 1999, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.33 (6,398 votes)


16. Battle Cry of Freedom by McPherson, James M. Num pages 867 pp, date pub 1988, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.32 (19,510 votes)


17. Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin by Snyder, Timothy * Num pages 524 pp, date pub Aug 11, 2010, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.32 (6,008 votes)


18. Hitler: 1936–1945 Nemesis by Kershaw, Ian Num pages 1,168 pp, date pub 2000, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.32 (3,616 votes)


19. The Holocaust by Gilbert, Martin Num pages 960 pp, date pub Jan 01, 1978, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.32 (1,540 votes)


20. We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families by Gourevitch, Philip Num pages 356 pp, date pub Sep 30, 1998, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.31 (18,513 votes)


21. The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Rhodes, Richard Num pages 886 pp, date pub 1986, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.31 (12,805 votes)


22. The Third Reich At War (The History of the Third Reich, #3) by Evans, Richard J. Num pages 926 pp, date pub Mar 19, 2009, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.31 (3,033 votes)


23. Inferno: The World at War, 1939–1945 by Hastings, Max Num pages 752 pp, date pub 2011, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.30 (4,797 votes)


24. Byzantium: The Early Centuries by Norwich, John Julius Num pages 408 pp, date pub 1988, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.30 (1,110 votes)


25. Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege, 1942–1943 by Beevor, Antony Num pages 494 pp, date pub 1998, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.29 (19,629 votes)


26. The Third Reich in Power (The History of the Third Reich, #2) by Evans, Richard J. Num pages 941 pp, date pub Oct 20, 2005, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.28 (3,448 votes)


27. The Destruction of the European Jews by Hilberg, Raul Num pages 360 pp, date pub 1961, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.28 (1,005 votes)


28. A People’s Tragedy: The Russian Revolution: 1891–1924 by Figes, Orlando Num pages 1,024 pp, date pub 1996, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.27 (2,304 votes)


29. The Price of Glory: Verdun 1916 by Horne, Alistair Num pages 388 pp, date pub 1962, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.27 (1,774 votes)


30. The Fall of Berlin 1945 by Beevor, Antony Num pages 490 pp, date pub 1998, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.26 (9,159 votes)


31. I’ve Got the Light of Freedom: The Organizing Tradition and the Mississippi Freedom Struggle by Payne, Charles M. Num pages 552 pp, date pub May 10, 1995, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.26 (965 votes)


32. In Harm’s Way: The Sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors by Stanton, Doug Num pages 368 pp, date pub Jan 01, 2001, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.25 (12,429 votes)


33. A World at Arms: A Global History of World War II by Weinberg, Gerhard L. Num pages 1,208 pp, date pub Jan 01, 1994, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.25 (889 votes)


34. The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II, Volume I by Braudel, Fernand Num pages 642 pp, date pub 1966, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.25 (717 votes)


35. An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942–1943(World War II Liberation Trilogy, #1) by Atkinson, Rick Num pages 681 pp, date pub Oct 02, 2002, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.24 (12,081 votes)


36. The Glorious Cause by Shaara, Jeff Num pages 680 pp, date pub Nov 2002, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.24 (4,799 votes)


37. Armageddon: The Battle for Germany, 1944–1945 by Hastings, Max Num pages 584 pp, date pub 2004, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.23 (4,709 votes)


38. All the Shah’s Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror by Kinzer, Stephen Num pages 272 pp, date pub 2003, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.22 (4,752 votes)


39. The Admirals: Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King — the Five-Star Admirals Who Won the War at Sea by Borneman, Walter R. Num pages 559 pp, date pub May 01, 2011, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.22 (1,943 votes)


40. A Savage War of Peace: Algeria, 1954–1962 by Horne, Alistair Num pages 608 pp, date pub 1977, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.22 (1,473 votes)


41. The Coming of the Third Reich (The History of the Third Reich, #1) by Evans, Richard J. Num pages 622 pp, date pub Feb 05, 2003, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.21 (4,936 votes)


42. The Great War and Modern Memory by Fussell, Paul Num pages 368 pp, date pub Jan 01, 1975, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.20 (3,978 votes)


43. Retribution: The Battle for Japan, 1944–45 by Hastings, Max Num pages 615 pp, date pub 2007, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.20 (2,720 votes)


44. America’s Constitution: A Biography by Amar, Akhil Reed Num pages 657 pp, date pub Sep 13, 2005, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.20 (941 votes)


45. Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil by Arendt, Hannah Num pages 312 pp, date pub May 17, 1963, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.19 (8,316 votes)


46. The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 by Clark, Christopher Munro Num pages 682 pp, date pub Jan 01, 2012, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.19 (4,582 votes)


47. Gulag: A History by Applebaum, Anne Num pages 610 pp, date pub Apr 29, 2003, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.18 (5,775 votes)


48. The Making of the English Working Class by Thompson, E.P. Num pages 864 pp, date pub 1963, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.18 (2,416 votes)


49. Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World 1890–1940 by Chauncey, George Num pages 496 pp, date pub May 1994, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.18 (2,113 votes)


50. Nature’s Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West by Cronon, William Num pages 592 pp, date pub Mar 01, 1991, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.18 (2,032 votes)


51. The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit by Sugrue, Thomas J. Num pages 375 pp, date pub Dec 01, 1996, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.18 (1,348 votes)


52. The Fate of Africa: A History of Fifty Years of Independence by Meredith, Martin Num pages 752 pp, date pub Jan 01, 2005, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.17 (4,255 votes)


53. Religion and the Decline of Magic: Studies in Popular Beliefs in Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century England by Thomas, Keith Num pages 736 pp, date pub Jan 01, 1971, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.17 (949 votes)


54. In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Philbrick, Nathaniel * Num pages 238 pp, date pub Dec 01, 1999, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.16 (57,938 votes)


55. The Worst Journey in the World by Cherry-Garrard, Apsley Num pages 640 pp, date pub 1922, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.16 (4,403 votes)


56. The 900 Days: The Siege of Leningrad by Salisbury, Harrison E. Num pages 672 pp, date pub 1969, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.16 (2,666 votes)


57. Lenin’s Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire by Remnick, David Num pages 624 pp, date pub 1993, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.16 (2,650 votes)


58. The Beauty and the Sorrow: An Intimate History of the First World War by Englund, Peter Num pages 488 pp, date pub Oct 04, 2008, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.16 (1,365 votes)


59. King Leopold’s Ghost by Hochschild, Adam Num pages 306 pp, date pub 1998, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.15 (24,873 votes)


60. Overlord: D-Day and the Battle for Normandy by Hastings, Max Num pages 400 pp, date pub Jun 06, 1984, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.15 (3,520 votes)


61. The Boer War by Pakenham, Thomas Num pages 784 pp, date pub Oct 03, 1979, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.15 (1,019 votes)


62. To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914–1918 by Hochschild, Adam Num pages 448 pp, date pub May 01, 2011, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.14 (5,824 votes)


63. Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929–1945 by Kennedy, David M. Num pages 936 pp, date pub 1999, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.14 (3,783 votes)


64. Trail of Tears: The Rise and Fall of the Cherokee Nation by Ehle, John Num pages 424 pp, date pub 1988, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.14 (2,406 votes)


65. Crucible of War: The Seven Years’ War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754–1766 by Anderson, Fred Num pages 912 pp, date pub 2000, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.14 (2,372 votes)


66. The Search For Modern China by Spence, Jonathan D. Num pages 912 pp, date pub Apr 1990, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.14 (1,891 votes)


67. Dark Sun: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb by Rhodes, Richard Num pages 736 pp, date pub Aug 01, 1995, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.14 (1,443 votes)


68. Hippie by Miles, Barry Num pages 384 pp, date pub Oct 09, 2003, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.14 (927 votes)


69. Rites of Spring: The Great War and the Birth of the Modern Age by Eksteins, Modris Num pages 396 pp, date pub Apr 01, 1989, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.13 (1,762 votes)


70. Hitler’s Empire: How the Nazis Ruled Europe by Mazower, Mark Num pages 768 pp, date pub Jan 01, 2008, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.13 (1,523 votes)


71. The Scramble for Africa: The White Man’s Conquest of the Dark Continent from 1876 to 1912 by Pakenham, Thomas Num pages 800 pp, date pub Jan 01, 1991, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.13 (1,430 votes)


72. Russia’s War: A History of the Soviet Effort: 1941–1945 by Overy, Richard Num pages 394 pp, date pub Jul 1997, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.13 (1,349 votes)


73. The Good Soldier Švejk by Hašek, Jaroslav Num pages 752 pp, date pub 1921, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.12 (9,627 votes)


74. The Island at the Centre of the World by Shorto, Russell * Num pages 507 pp, date pub Jan 01, 2004, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.12 (5,874 votes)


75. From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life, 1500 to the Present by Barzun, Jacques Num pages 828 pp, date pub 2000, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.12 (3,553 votes)


76. Iron Kingdom: The Rise and Downfall of Prussia, 1600–1947 by Clark, Christopher Munro Num pages 800 pp, date pub Aug 03, 2006, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.12 (2,286 votes)


77. Reformation: Europe’s House Divided, 1490–1700 by MacCulloch, Diarmaid Num pages 864 pp, date pub 2003, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.12 (1,904 votes)


78. The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land by Asbridge, Thomas * Num pages 784 pp, date pub 2010, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.12 (1,816 votes)


79. Why the Allies Won by Overy, Richard Num pages 396 pp, date pub 1995, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.12 (1,193 votes)


80. Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East by Oren, Michael B. Num pages 460 pp, date pub Jun 06, 2001, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.11 (3,023 votes)


81. A Writer at War: Vasily Grossman with the Red Army by Grossman, Vasily Num pages 380 pp, date pub 2005, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.11 (2,049 votes)


82. Batavia’s Graveyard: The True Story of the Mad Heretic Who Led History’s Bloodiest Mutiny by Dash, Mike Num pages 512 pp, date pub 2001, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.11 (1,851 votes)


83. Memoirs of an Infantry Officer by Sassoon, Siegfried Num pages 336 pp, date pub 1930, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.11 (907 votes)


84. The Penguin History of New Zealand by King, Michael Num pages 570 pp, date pub 2003, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.11 (784 votes)


85. The Peloponnesian War by Kagan, Donald Num pages 544 pp, date pub 2003, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.10 (3,485 votes)


86. Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II by Dower, John W. Num pages 676 pp, date pub Jan 01, 1999, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.10 (2,544 votes)


87. The Creation of the American Republic, 1776–1787 by Wood, Gordon S. Num pages 675 pp, date pub Jan 28, 1969, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.10 (1,372 votes)


88. The Impending Crisis: America Before the Civil War, 1848–1861 by Potter, David M. Num pages 672 pp, date pub Jan 01, 1976, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.10 (1,135 votes)


89. A Little History of the World by Gombrich, E.H. Num pages 284 pp, date pub 1936, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.09 (10,079 votes)


90. What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815–1848 by Howe, Daniel Walker Num pages 904 pp, date pub Oct 29, 2007, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.09 (5,593 votes)


91. Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789–1815 by Wood, Gordon S. Num pages 778 pp, date pub 2009, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.09 (3,683 votes)


92. Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished Revolution 1863–1877 by Foner, Eric Num pages 690 pp, date pub 1988, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.09 (3,090 votes)


93. A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America by Takaki, Ronald Num pages 508 pp, date pub 1993, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.09 (2,777 votes)


94. American Slavery, American Freedom by Morgan, Edmund S. Num pages 464 pp, date pub 1975, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.09 (2,274 votes)


95. Custer Died for Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto by Deloria Jr., Vine Num pages 296 pp, date pub Oct 01, 1970, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.09 (2,172 votes)


96. Over the Edge of the World: Magellan’s Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe by Bergreen, Laurence Num pages 438 pp, date pub Jan 01, 2003, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.08 (9,244 votes)


97. The Second World War by Keegan, John Num pages 608 pp, date pub 1989, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.08 (3,724 votes)

98. Why the West Rules — for Now: The Patterns of History, and What They Reveal About the Future by Morris, Ian Num pages 768 pp, date pub 2010, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.08 (2,911 votes)

99. Panzer Leader by Guderian, Heinz Num pages 528 pp, date pub 1950, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.08 (2,703 votes)


100. The Strange Career of Jim Crow by Woodward, C. Vann Num pages 245 pp, date pub Feb 1955, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.08 (1,963 votes)


101. The Bible Unearthed: Archaeology’s New Vision of Ancient Israel and the Origin of Its Sacred Texts by Finkelstein, Israel Num pages 385 pp, date pub 2001, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.08 (1,770 votes)


102. The Conquest of New Spain by Díaz del Castillo, Bernal Num pages 412 pp, date pub 1632, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.08 (1,752 votes)


103. The First World War: A Complete History by Gilbert, Martin Num pages 688 pp, date pub 1994, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.08 (1,548 votes)


104. Soul by Soul: Life Inside the Antebellum Slave Market by Johnson, Walter Num pages 320 pp, date pub 1999, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.08 (1,304 votes)


105. Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men: The Ideology of the Republican Party Before the Civil War by Foner, Eric Num pages 400 pp, date pub 1971, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.08 (893 votes)


106. The End: The Defiance and Destruction of Hitler’s Germany 1944–45 by Kershaw, Ian Num pages 592 pp, date pub Aug 25, 2011, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.07 (2,303 votes)


107. The Fatal Shore: The Epic of Australia’s Founding by Hughes, Robert Num pages 688 pp, date pub 1986, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.06 (6,886 votes)


108. Women and Gender in Islam: Historical Roots of a Modern Debate by Ahmed, Leila Num pages 296 pp, date pub 1992, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.06 (982 votes)


109. Seven Years in Tibet by Harrer, Heinrich Num pages 330 pp, date pub 1952, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.05 (12,037 votes)


110. Goodbye to All That by Graves, Robert Num pages 281 pp, date pub 1929, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.05 (7,480 votes)


111. The Aquariums of Pyongyang: Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag by Chol-Hwan, Kang Num pages 272 pp, date pub 1999, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.05 (6,106 votes)


112. Storm of Steel by Jünger, Ernst Num pages 288 pp, date pub 1920, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.05 (4,974 votes)


113. The Autumn of the Middle Ages by Huizinga, Johan Num pages 490 pp, date pub 1919, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.05 (2,402 votes)


114. Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader: North Korea and the Kim Dynasty by Martin, Bradley K. Num pages 874 pp, date pub Oct 15, 2004, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.05 (1,644 votes)


115. Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory by Blight, David W. Num pages 528 pp, date pub Jan 01, 2001, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.05 (1,614 votes)


116. War and Genocide: A Concise History of the Holocaust by Bergen, Doris L. Num pages 263 pp, date pub Oct 16, 2002, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.05 (791 votes)


117. The Middle Ground: Indians, Empires, and Republics in the Great Lakes Region, 1650–1815 by White, Richard Num pages 562 pp, date pub Sep 27, 1991, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.05 (754 votes)


118. Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War by Hastings, Max Num pages 628 pp, date pub Sep 12, 2013, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.04 (2,753 votes)


119. Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World by Ostler, Nicholas Num pages 615 pp, date pub Feb 21, 2005, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.04 (1,784 votes)


120. The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt: The History of a Civilisation from 3000 BC to Cleopatra by Wilkinson, Toby A.H. Num pages 646 pp, date pub Aug 02, 2010, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.04 (1,421 votes)


121. War Without Mercy: Race and Power in the Pacific War by Dower, John W. Num pages 399 pp, date pub Apr 12, 1986, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.04 (1,121 votes)


122. The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt by Shaw, Ian Num pages 554 pp, date pub 2000, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.04 (789 votes)


123. Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland by Browning, Christopher R. Num pages 271 pp, date pub 1992, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.03 (6,461 votes)


124. The Radicalism of the American Revolution by Wood, Gordon S. Num pages 447 pp, date pub 1992, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.03 (3,594 votes)


125. An Actor Prepares by Stanislavski, Konstantin Num pages 320 pp, date pub 1938, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.03 (2,427 votes)


126. Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England by Cronon, William Num pages 242 pp, date pub 1983, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.03 (1,997 votes)


127. Pompeii : The Life of a Roman Town by Beard, Mary Num pages 360 pp, date pub 2008, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.03 (1,407 votes)


128. 1861: The Civil War Awakening by Goodheart, Adam Num pages 481 pp, date pub 2011, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.02 (4,510 votes)


129. Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age by Boyle, Kevin G. Num pages 415 pp, date pub Jan 01, 2004, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.02 (1,908 votes)

130. 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Mann, Charles C. Num pages 541 pp, date pub 2005, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.01 (41,354 votes)


131. The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution by Bailyn, Bernard Num pages 416 pp, date pub Jan 01, 1967, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.01 (2,859 votes)


132. The Historical Jesus: The Life of a Mediterranean Jewish Peasant by Crossan, John Dominic Num pages 544 pp, date pub 1991, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.01 (1,420 votes)


133. Grand Expectations: The United States, 1945–1974 by Patterson, James T. Num pages 829 pp, date pub Apr 18, 1996, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.01 (754 votes)


134. Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Weatherford, Jack Num pages 312 pp, date pub 2004, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.00 (24,695 votes)


135. The First World War by Keegan, John Num pages 475 pp, date pub 1998, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.00 (9,269 votes)


136. A Midwife’s Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785–1812 by Thatcher Ulrich, Laurel Num pages 444 pp, date pub 1990, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.00 (4,355 votes)


137. Ivan’s War: The Red Army, 1939–45 by Merridale, Catherine Num pages 396 pp, date pub 2005, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.00 (2,286 votes)


138. The Historian’s Craft: Reflections on the Nature and Uses of History and the Techniques and Methods of Those Who Write It. by Bloch, Marc Num pages 224 pp, date pub 1949, Goodreads avg ratings; 4.00 (1,003 votes)


139. Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made by Genovese, Eugene D. Num pages 864 pp, date pub 1974, Goodreads avg ratings; 3.99 (1,507 votes)


140. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Kuhn, Thomas S. Num pages 226 pp, date pub 1962, Goodreads avg ratings; 3.98 (16,776 votes)


141. George, Nicholas and Wilhelm: Three Royal Cousins and the Road to World War I by Carter, Miranda Num pages 528 pp, date pub 2009, Goodreads avg ratings; 3.98 (2,372 votes)


142. In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz: Living on the Brink of Disaster in Mobutu’s Congo by Wrong, Michela Num pages 338 pp, date pub 2000, Goodreads avg ratings; 3.98 (1,988 votes)


143. Dark Continent: Europe’s Twentieth Century by Mazower, Mark Num pages 512 pp, date pub 1998, Goodreads avg ratings; 3.98 (1,436 votes)


144. Ecological Imperialism: The Biological Expansion of Europe, 900–1900 by Crosby, Alfred W. Num pages 368 pp, date pub 1986, Goodreads avg ratings; 3.98 (875 votes)


145. The Party: The Secret World of China’s Communist Rulers by McGregor, Richard Num pages 320 pp, date pub 2010, Goodreads avg ratings; 3.97 (1,640 votes)


146. Montaillou: The Promised Land of Error by Le Roy Ladurie, Emmanuel Num pages 416 pp, date pub 1975, Goodreads avg ratings; 3.97 (1,176 votes)


147. The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln by Wilentz, Sean Num pages 1,044 pp, date pub Oct 24, 2005, Goodreads avg ratings; 3.95 (1,346 votes)


148. The Horse, the Wheel and Language: How Bronze-Age Riders from the Eurasian Steppes Shaped the Modern World by Anthony, David W. Num pages 553 pp, date pub Nov 19, 2007, Goodreads avg ratings; 3.95 (1,040 votes)


149. Goddesses, Whores, Wives and Slaves: Women in Classical Antiquity by Pomeroy, Sarah B. Num pages 304 pp, date pub 1975, Goodreads avg ratings; 3.95 (742 votes)


150. Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time by Sobel, Dava Num pages 192 pp, date pub 1995, Goodreads avg ratings; 3.94 (40,661 votes)


151. A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World by Horwitz, Tony * Num pages 445 pp, date pub Jan 01, 2008, Goodreads avg ratings; 3.94 (6,489 votes)


152. The Cheese and the Worms: The Cosmos of a Sixteenth-Century Miller by Ginzburg, Carlo Num pages 208 pp, date pub 1976, Goodreads avg ratings; 3.94 (2,460 votes)


153. The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working Class by Roediger, David R. Num pages 197 pp, date pub Sep 17, 1991, Goodreads avg ratings; 3.94 (1,610 votes)


154. The Name of War: King Philip’s War and the Origins of American Identity by Lepore, Jill Num pages 368 pp, date pub Jan 20, 1998, Goodreads avg ratings; 3.94 (1,187 votes)


155. Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World by Kurlansky, Mark Num pages 294 pp, date pub 1988, Goodreads avg ratings; 3.93 (13,481 votes)


156. A History of Western Music by Grout, Donald Jay Num pages 965 pp, date pub 1960, Goodreads avg ratings; 3.92 (1,761 votes)


157. How Rome Fell: Death of a Superpower by Goldsworthy, Adrian Num pages 560 pp, date pub Jan 01, 2009, Goodreads avg ratings; 3.92 (1,384 votes)


158. Crabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United States by Jackson, Kenneth T. Num pages 432 pp, date pub 1985, Goodreads avg ratings; 3.92 (1,278 votes)


159. The Rape of Europa: The Fate of Europe’s Treasures in the Third Reich and the Second World War by Nicholas, Lynn H. Num pages 498 pp, date pub Apr 12, 1994, Goodreads avg ratings; 3.91 (5,481 votes)


160. The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763–1789 by Middlekauff, Robert Num pages 736 pp, date pub 1982, Goodreads avg ratings; 3.91 (5,339 votes)


161. The Broken Spears: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico by León-Portilla, Miguel Num pages 196 pp, date pub 1959, Goodreads avg ratings; 3.91 (1,503 votes)


162. The Cleanest Race: How North Koreans See Themselves and Why It Matters by Myers, B.R. Num pages 208 pp, date pub Jan 26, 2010, Goodreads avg ratings; 3.91 (1,420 votes)


163. The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews, and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain by Menocal, María Rosa Num pages 315 pp, date pub May 02, 2002, Goodreads avg ratings; 3.90 (1,398 votes)


164. The Fall of Rome And the End of Civilization by Ward-Perkins, Bryan Num pages 239 pp, date pub 2005, Goodreads avg ratings; 3.90 (905 votes)


165. The Cold War: A New History by Gaddis, John Lewis Num pages 352 pp, date pub 2005, Goodreads avg ratings; 3.89 (3,229 votes)


166. Plagues and Peoples by McNeill, William Hardy Num pages 368 pp, date pub 1976, Goodreads avg ratings; 3.89 (3,087 votes)


167. The Age of Reform by Hofstadter, Richard Num pages 352 pp, date pub 1955, Goodreads avg ratings; 3.89 (1,416 votes)


168. Born in Blood and Fire: A Concise History of Latin America by Chasteen, John Charles Num pages unknown, date pub 2000, Goodreads avg ratings; 3.88 (1,198 votes)


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