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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 4.07 — 282,983 ratings — published 1980
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1776 1776 (Paperback)
by (shelved 4049 times as history)
avg rating 4.06 — 229,275 ratings — published 2005
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John Adams John Adams (Paperback)
by (shelved 2972 times as history)
avg rating 4.05 — 360,103 ratings — published 2001
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A Short History of Nearly Everything A Short History of Nearly Everything (Paperback)
by (shelved 2922 times as history)
avg rating 4.18 — 359,084 ratings — published 2003
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Night Night (Paperback)
by (shelved 2719 times as history)
avg rating 4.29 — 910,009 ratings — published 1958
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The Guns of August The Guns of August (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.18 — 84,941 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 — 620,005 ratings — published 2010
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The Histories The Histories (Paperback)
by (shelved 1796 times as history)
avg rating 3.94 — 69,886 ratings — published -440
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Salt: A World History Salt: A World History (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.73 — 126,135 ratings — published 2002
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In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex (Paperback)
by (shelved 1521 times as history)
avg rating 4.16 — 112,679 ratings — published 1999
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How the Irish Saved Civilization How the Irish Saved Civilization (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.81 — 76,001 ratings — published 1995
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King Leopold's Ghost King Leopold's Ghost (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.14 — 58,228 ratings — published 1998
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The Six Wives of Henry VIII The Six Wives of Henry VIII (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.10 — 117,272 ratings — published 1980
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Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War (Hardcover)
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avg rating 3.86 — 53,472 ratings — published 2006
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Hiroshima Hiroshima (Mass Market Paperback)
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avg rating 3.92 — 77,134 ratings — published 1946
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SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.15 — 3,096 ratings — published 2015
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The Prince The Prince (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.77 — 265,780 ratings — published 1513
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One Summer: America, 1927 One Summer: America, 1927 (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.04 — 57,288 ratings — published 2013
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Alexander Hamilton Alexander Hamilton (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.21 — 121,949 ratings — published 2004
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The Book Thief The Book Thief (Hardcover)
by (shelved 1060 times as history)
avg rating 4.35 — 1,905,147 ratings — published 2005
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The Wright Brothers The Wright Brothers (Hardcover)
by (shelved 1006 times as history)
avg rating 4.11 — 86,932 ratings — published 2015
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