John Adams by David McCullough1776 by David McCulloughTeam of Rivals by Doris Kearns GoodwinA People's History of the United States by Howard ZinnBattle Cry of Freedom by James M. McPherson
Best Non-fiction American History Books
188th out of 1,510 books — 1,984 voters
1984 by George OrwellBeing and Time by Martin HeideggerGuns, Germs, and Steel by Jared DiamondAnimal Farm by George OrwellThe Ecological Rift by John Bellamy Foster
Best Books To Frame Thinking
102nd out of 767 books — 978 voters

1776 by David McCulloughTeam of Rivals by Doris Kearns GoodwinJohn Adams by David McCulloughA People's History of the United States by Howard ZinnBattle Cry of Freedom by James M. McPherson
US History Reading List
12th out of 131 books — 60 voters
The Devil in the White City by Erik LarsonFreakonomics by Steven D. LevittA Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonGuns, Germs, and Steel by Jared DiamondOutliers by Malcolm Gladwell
Best Non-Fiction (no biographies)
1107th out of 4,469 books — 6,518 voters

Catching Fire by Suzanne CollinsThe Help by Kathryn StockettCity of Glass by Cassandra ClareAn Echo in the Bone by Diana GabaldonBlood Promise by Richelle Mead
Best Books of 2009
603rd out of 1,586 books — 6,913 voters
Zeitoun by Dave EggersLet the Great World Spin by Colum McCannColumbine by Dave CullenThe Year of the Flood by Margaret AtwoodWolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2009
58th out of 100 books — 119 voters

Will in the World by Stephen GreenblattTeam of Rivals by Doris Kearns GoodwinNecropolis by Catharine ArnoldInside the Victorian Home by Judith FlandersPompeii by Alex Butterworth
History & Biography Published in Decade: 2000s
107th out of 257 books — 8 voters
John Adams by David McCulloughThe Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William L. Shirer1776 by David McCulloughTeam of Rivals by Doris Kearns GoodwinThe Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman
Best History Books
2002nd out of 2,280 books — 2,343 voters

Mayflower by Nathaniel PhilbrickEncounters at the Heart of the World by Elizabeth A. FennBattle Cry of Freedom by James M. McPhersonWith Americans of Past and Present Days by Jean Jules JusserandBlood in the Water by Heather Ann Thompson
Pulitzer Prize for History: Winners and Finalists
51st out of 188 books — 5 voters
The Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787 by Gordon S. WoodThe Ideological Origins of the American Revolution by Bernard BailynThe Radicalism of the American Revolution by Gordon S. WoodAmerican Slavery, American Freedom by Edmund S. MorganAmerican Scripture by Pauline Maier
Historiography of the American Revolution, 1607-1800
71st out of 104 books — 39 voters

A Week at the Airport by Alain de BottonWe Two by Gillian GillChanging My Mind by Zadie SmithUndress Me in the Temple of Heaven by Susan Jane GilmanNotes from No Man's Land by Eula Biss
Non-Fiction Published in 2009
18th out of 40 books — 4 voters
The Devil in the White City by Erik LarsonBlood River by Tim ButcherTeam of Rivals by Doris Kearns GoodwinBattle Cry of Freedom by James M. McPhersonThe Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester
Best Books About Nineteenth Century History
450th out of 529 books — 236 voters

Gone Girl by Gillian FlynnMe Before You by Jojo MoyesThe Fault in Our Stars by John GreenThe Book Thief by Markus ZusakOrphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
2014: What the Over 35's Are Reading
1087th out of 2,489 books — 557 voters
The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert GalbraithMermaid by Eileen CroninThe Book Thief by Markus ZusakThe Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil GaimanGoing Dark by Ann Christy
Born in the 1960s - What we've read in 2014
287th out of 895 books — 48 voters

Jane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëEmma by Jane AustenPride and Prejudice by Jane AustenSense and Sensibility by Jane AustenThe Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
Women in White
342nd out of 457 books — 104 voters
Someone Like You by Sarah DessenThe Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey NiffeneggerSalvaged by Stefne MillerForever . . . by Judy BlumeAlong for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
Feet!
290th out of 451 books — 314 voters

1984 by George OrwellThe Ecological Rift by John Bellamy FosterSiddhartha by Hermann HesseAnimal Farm by George OrwellBury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown
Best Books For Freedom Lovers
518th out of 699 books — 427 voters
Miracle at Philadelphia by Catherine Drinker BowenAlbion's Seed by David Hackett FischerEmpire of Liberty by Gordon S. WoodThe Quartet by Joseph J. EllisWhat Kind of Nation by James F. Simon
Best Early American History Books
3rd out of 12 books — 1 voter


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