The 100 most commented history books on Reddit

The 100 most commented history books on Reddit

1. The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan (Published in 1997 Mentioned 412 times)

2. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared M. Diamond (Published in 1999 Mentioned 193 times)

3. 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann (Published in 2006 Mentioned 167 times)

4. A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson (Published in 2004 Mentioned 165 times)

5. Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by James W. Loewen (Published in 2007 Mentioned 150 times)

6. The Early History of God: Yahweh and the Other Deities in Ancient Israel (The Biblical Resource Series) by Mark S. Smith (Published in 2002 Mentioned 147 times)

7. How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading (A Touchstone book) by Mortimer J. Adler (Published in 1972 Mentioned 144 times)

8. Economics in One Lesson: The Shortest and Surest Way to Understand Basic Economics by Henry Hazlitt (Published in 1988 Mentioned 139 times)

9. The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia by (Published in 2013 Mentioned 135 times)

10. Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick (Published in 2010 Mentioned 134 times)

11. A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn (Published in 2005 Mentioned 130 times)

12. Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky (Published in 2003 Mentioned 128 times)

13. Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland by Christopher R. Browning (Published in 1998 Mentioned 124 times)

14. What’s the Matter with Kansas?: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America by Thomas Frank (Published in 2005 Mentioned 117 times)

15. How the Irish Became White (Routledge Classics) by Noel Ignatiev (Published in 2008 Mentioned 93 times)

16. Lies My Teacher Told Me : Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by James W. Loewen (Published in 1996 Mentioned 89 times)

17. The Atlas of Middle-Earth (Revised Edition) by Karen Wynn Fonstad (Published in 1991 Mentioned 82 times)

18. Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001 by Steve Coll (Published in 2004 Mentioned 79 times)

19. War is a Racket: The Antiwar Classic by America’s Most Decorated Soldier by Smedley D. Butler (Published in 2003 Mentioned 76 times)

20. American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America by Colin Woodard (Published in 2012 Mentioned 74 times)

21. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond Ph.D. (Published in 2005 Mentioned 68 times)

22. Russia’s Life-Saver: Lend-Lease Aid to the U.S.S.R. in World War II by Albert L. Weeks (Published in 2010 Mentioned 66 times)

23. Debt: The First 5,000 Years by David Graeber (Published in 2012 Mentioned 64 times)

24. Another Nineteen: Investigating Legitimate 9/11 Suspects by Kevin Robert Ryan (Published in 2013 Mentioned 63 times)

25. ZEALOT: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan (Published in 2013 Mentioned 63 times)

26. Did Jesus Exist?: The Historical Argument for Jesus of Nazareth by Bart D. Ehrman (Published in 2013 Mentioned 61 times)

27. The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy by John J. Mearsheimer (Published in 2008 Mentioned 60 times)

28. King Leopold’s Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa by Adam Hochschild (Published in 1999 Mentioned 60 times)

29. The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine by Ilan Pappe (Published in 2007 Mentioned 59 times)

30. The Making of the Atomic Bomb: 25th Anniversary Edition by Richard Rhodes (Published in 2012 Mentioned 58 times)

31. Acid Dreams: The Complete Social History of LSD: The CIA, the Sixties, and Beyond by Martin A. Lee (Published in 1994 Mentioned 57 times)

32. Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety by Eric Schlosser (Published in 2014 Mentioned 54 times)

33. Debunking 9/11 Debunking: An Answer to Popular Mechanics and Other Defenders of the Official Conspiracy Theory by David Ray Griffin (Published in 2007 Mentioned 54 times)

34. Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, From Mussolini to the Politics of Change by Jonah Goldberg (Published in 2009 Mentioned 51 times)

35. The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy And Its Geostrategic Imperatives by Zbigniew Brzezinski (Published in 1998 Mentioned 50 times)

36. Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism by Ha-Joon Chang (Published in 2009 Mentioned 49 times)

37. Letter to a Christian Nation by Sam Harris (Published in 2008 Mentioned 49 times)

38. Basic Economics: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy by Thomas Sowell (Published in 2010 Mentioned 49 times)

39. How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland’s Heroic Role From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe (The Hinges of History) by Thomas Cahill (Published in 1996 Mentioned 48 times)

40. The Not So Wild, Wild West: Property Rights on the Frontier (Stanford Economics & Finance) by Terry L. Anderson (Published in 2004 Mentioned 48 times)

41. Overthrow: America’s Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq by Stephen Kinzer (Published in 2007 Mentioned 48 times)

42. This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly by Carmen M. Reinhart (Published in 2011 Mentioned 47 times)

43. Death in Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park by Lee H. Whittlesey (Published in 1995 Mentioned 46 times)

44. The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright (Published in 2007 Mentioned 45 times)

45. Day Of Deceit: The Truth About FDR and Pearl Harbor by Robert Stinnett (Published in 2001 Mentioned 45 times)

46. A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century by Barbara W. Tuchman (Published in 1987 Mentioned 44 times)

47. White Cargo: The Forgotten History of Britain’s White Slaves in America by Don Jordan (Published in 2008 Mentioned 44 times)

48. All the Shah’s Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror by Stephen Kinzer (Published in 2008 Mentioned 43 times)

49. In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick (Published in 2001 Mentioned 43 times)

50. The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan (Published in 2007 Mentioned 43 times)

51. The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes (Published in 1995 Mentioned 43 times)

52. The Origin of Satan: How Christians Demonized Jews, Pagans, and Heretics by Elaine Pagels (Published in 1996 Mentioned 42 times)

53. Art & Fear: Observations On the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking by David Bayles (Published in 2001 Mentioned 42 times)

54. Over the Edge: Death in Grand Canyon by Michael P. Ghiglieri (Published in 2001 Mentioned 41 times)

55. Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water, Revised Edition by Marc Reisner (Published in 1993 Mentioned 41 times)

56. Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life (A Free Press Paperbacks Book) by Richard J. Herrnstein (Published in 1996 Mentioned 41 times)

57. This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly by Carmen M. Reinhart (Published in 2009 Mentioned 41 times)

58. The Gun by C. J. Chivers (Published in 2011 Mentioned 41 times)

59. Atheism: The Case Against God (The Skeptic’s Bookshelf) by George H. Smith (Published in 1979 Mentioned 40 times)

60. Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism by Ha-Joon Chang (Published in 2007 Mentioned 40 times)

61. Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming by Naomi Oreskes (Published in 2011 Mentioned 39 times)

62. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany by William L. Shirer (Published in 2011 Mentioned 39 times)

63. The World’s Religions (Plus) by Huston Smith (Published in 2009 Mentioned 39 times)

64. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari (Published in 2015 Mentioned 39 times)

65. The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History by John M. Barry (Published in 2005 Mentioned 39 times)

66. The Fourth Turning: An American Prophecy — What the Cycles of History Tell Us About America’s Next Rendezvous with Destiny by William Strauss (Published in 1997 Mentioned 39 times)

67. Did Jesus Exist?: The Historical Argument for Jesus of Nazareth by Bart D. Ehrman (Published in 2012 Mentioned 38 times)

68. Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright (Published in 2013 Mentioned 38 times)

69. The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger by Marc Levinson (Published in 2008 Mentioned 38 times)

70. The Myth of the Robber Barons: A New Look at the Rise of Big Business in America by Burton W. Folsom (Published in 1991 Mentioned 38 times)

71. How Jesus Became God: The Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher from Galilee by Bart D. Ehrman (Published in 2014 Mentioned 37 times)

72. Inverting The Pyramid: The History of Soccer Tactics by Jonathan Wilson (Published in 2013 Mentioned 36 times)

73. Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed: Revised Edition by Jared Diamond (Published in 2011 Mentioned 36 times)

74. Blind Man’s Bluff: The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage by Sherry Sontag (Published in 2000 Mentioned 35 times)

75. The Orthodox Church: New Edition by Timothy Ware (Published in 1993 Mentioned 35 times)

76. Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader: North Korea and the Kim Dynasty by Bradley K. Martin (Published in 2006 Mentioned 35 times)

77. Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community by Robert D. Putnam (Published in 2001 Mentioned 34 times)

78. The New Bloomsday Book: A Guide Through Ulysses (Routledge International Studies in) by Harry Blamires (Published in 1996 Mentioned 34 times)

79. War Is a Force that Gives Us Meaning by Chris Hedges (Published in 2003 Mentioned 33 times)

80. Why Paint Cats: The Ethics of Feline Aesthetics by Burton Silver (Published in 2002 Mentioned 33 times)

81. We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda by Philip Gourevitch (Published in 1999 Mentioned 33 times)

82. The Soul of A New Machine by Tracy Kidder (Published in 2000 Mentioned 33 times)

83. Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire (American Empire Project) by Chalmers Johnson (Published in 2004 Mentioned 33 times)

84. Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss (Published in 2014 Mentioned 33 times)

85. The Republican Brain: The Science of Why They Deny Science- and Reality by Chris Mooney (Published in 2012 Mentioned 32 times)

86. Late Victorian Holocausts: El Niño Famines and the Making of the Third World by Mike Davis (Published in 2002 Mentioned 32 times)

87. Dressing the Man: Mastering the Art of Permanent Fashion by Alan Flusser (Published in 2002 Mentioned 32 times)

88. Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human by Richard Wrangham (Published in 2010 Mentioned 32 times)

89. The Holocaust Industry: Reflections on the Exploitation of Jewish Suffering, New Edition 2nd Edition by Norman G. Finkelstein (Published in 2003 Mentioned 32 times)

90. The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy by John J. Mearsheimer (Published in 2007 Mentioned 31 times)

91. The Foxfire Book: Hog Dressing, Log Cabin Building, Mountain Crafts and Foods, Planting by the Signs, Snake Lore, Hunting Tales, Faith Healing, Moonshining, and Other Affairs of Plain Living by (Published in 1972 Mentioned 31 times)

92. Making and Breaking the Grid: A Graphic Design Layout Workshop by Timothy Samara (Published in 2005 Mentioned 30 times)

93. Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold History of English by John McWhorter (Published in 2009 Mentioned 30 times)

94. The Face of Battle: A Study of Agincourt, Waterloo, and the Somme by John Keegan (Published in 1983 Mentioned 30 times)

95. Metaphors We Live By by George Lakoff (Published in 2003 Mentioned 30 times)

96. The 10,000 Year Explosion: How Civilization Accelerated Human Evolution by Gregory Cochran (Published in 2010 Mentioned 30 times)

97. No One Left to Lie To: The Triangulations of William Jefferson Clinton by Christopher Hitchens (Published in 2012 Mentioned 29 times)

98. The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East by Robert Fisk (Published in 2007 Mentioned 29 times)

99. The Invention of the Jewish People by Shlomo Sand (Published in 2010 Mentioned 29 times)

100. The Collapse of Complex Societies (New Studies in Archaeology) by Joseph A. Tainter (Published in 1990 Mentioned 29 times)


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