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A People's History of the United States A People's History of the United States (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.11 — 170,800 ratings — published 1980
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The Diary of a Young Girl The Diary of a Young Girl (Mass Market Paperback)
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avg rating 4.07 — 1,874,751 ratings — published 1947
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1776 1776 (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.06 — 147,878 ratings — published 2005
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John Adams John Adams (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.07 — 241,104 ratings — published 2001
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A Short History of Nearly Everything A Short History of Nearly Everything (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.16 — 264,476 ratings — published 2003
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Night (The Night Trilogy, #1) Night (The Night Trilogy, #1)
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avg rating 4.27 — 668,450 ratings — published 1958
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The Guns of August The Guns of August (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.19 — 49,403 ratings — published 1962
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.02 — 425,278 ratings — published 2010
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Salt: A World History Salt: A World History (Paperback)
by (shelved 1356 times as history)
avg rating 3.71 — 83,171 ratings — published 2002
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The Histories The Histories (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.93 — 49,527 ratings — published -440
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How the Irish Saved Civilization How the Irish Saved Civilization (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.79 — 49,615 ratings — published 1995
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The History of the Peloponnesian War The History of the Peloponnesian War (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.81 — 34,303 ratings — published -411
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The Six Wives of Henry VIII The Six Wives of Henry VIII (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.09 — 79,418 ratings — published 1991
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Cleopatra: A Life Cleopatra: A Life (Hardcover)
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avg rating 3.61 — 188,503 ratings — published 2006
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Hiroshima Hiroshima (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.88 — 44,942 ratings — published 1946
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The Art of War The Art of War (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.93 — 214,745 ratings — published -512
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The Prince The Prince (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.74 — 203,333 ratings — published 1532
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The Book Thief The Book Thief (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.35 — 1,311,919 ratings — published 2005
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One Summer: America, 1927 One Summer: America, 1927 (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.03 — 40,907 ratings — published 2013
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The Killer Angels The Killer Angels (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 766 times as history)
avg rating 4.28 — 65,772 ratings — published 1974
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The Rape of Nanking The Rape of Nanking (Paperback)
by (shelved 755 times as history)
avg rating 4.05 — 27,359 ratings — published 1997
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The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt (Paperback)
by (shelved 750 times as history)
avg rating 4.22 — 64,056 ratings — published 1979
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Nicholas and Alexandra Nicholas and Alexandra (Paperback)
by (shelved 716 times as history)
avg rating 4.23 — 37,287 ratings — published 1967
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