Reddit History Reading List

The books are compared to the most 90 most Commented Books In The /r/askhistorians
(Books popularity rank in r/AskHistorians ) 
⬆ = Book more Popular in r/history
⬇ = Book less popular in r/history
✘ = Not on top 90 Most Popular books on r/AskHistorians

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

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