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Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies (Paperback)
by (shelved 9560 times as history)
avg rating 4.03 — 332,840 ratings — published 1997
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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (Paperback)
by (shelved 9456 times as history)
avg rating 4.40 — 630,318 ratings — published 2011
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A People's History of the United States A People's History of the United States (Paperback)
by (shelved 7038 times as history)
avg rating 4.06 — 209,888 ratings — published 1980
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The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America (Hardcover)
by (shelved 6678 times as history)
avg rating 3.98 — 568,469 ratings — published 2003
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The Diary of a Young Girl The Diary of a Young Girl (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 6500 times as history)
avg rating 4.16 — 2,967,202 ratings — published 1947
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1776 1776 (Paperback)
by (shelved 6236 times as history)
avg rating 4.05 — 203,271 ratings — published 2005
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A Short History of Nearly Everything A Short History of Nearly Everything (Paperback)
by (shelved 5241 times as history)
avg rating 4.18 — 326,980 ratings — published 2003
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The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 4824 times as history)
avg rating 4.15 — 111,745 ratings — published 1960
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1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus (Paperback)
by (shelved 4762 times as history)
avg rating 3.99 — 74,195 ratings — published 2005
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Night  (The Night Trilogy, #1) Night (The Night Trilogy, #1)
by (shelved 4606 times as history)
avg rating 4.34 — 1,030,984 ratings — published 1956
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Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln (Paperback)
by (shelved 4573 times as history)
avg rating 4.23 — 170,244 ratings — published 2005
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Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption (Hardcover)
by (shelved 4519 times as history)
avg rating 4.35 — 820,494 ratings — published 2010
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SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome (Paperback)
by (shelved 4244 times as history)
avg rating 3.99 — 44,907 ratings — published 2015
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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West (Paperback)
by (shelved 4227 times as history)
avg rating 4.18 — 76,456 ratings — published 1970
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John Adams John Adams (Paperback)
by (shelved 4194 times as history)
avg rating 4.04 — 335,022 ratings — published 2001
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In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin (Hardcover)
by (shelved 4036 times as history)
avg rating 3.83 — 178,349 ratings — published 2011
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The Guns of August The Guns of August (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 3751 times as history)
avg rating 4.12 — 65,649 ratings — published 1962
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Alexander Hamilton Alexander Hamilton (Paperback)
by (shelved 3732 times as history)
avg rating 4.18 — 150,715 ratings — published 2004
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Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 3363 times as history)
avg rating 3.97 — 62,612 ratings — published 2004
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Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania (Hardcover)
by (shelved 3291 times as history)
avg rating 4.07 — 120,928 ratings — published 2015
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Hardcover)
by (shelved 3167 times as history)
avg rating 4.07 — 628,991 ratings — published 2010
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The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration (Hardcover)
by (shelved 3114 times as history)
avg rating 4.38 — 76,778 ratings — published 2010
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Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong (Paperback)
by (shelved 3105 times as history)
avg rating 3.93 — 62,459 ratings — published 1995
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The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary (Paperback)
by (shelved 3093 times as history)
avg rating 3.82 — 107,478 ratings — published 1998
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A Distant Mirror:  The Calamitous 14th Century A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century (Paperback)
by (shelved 3072 times as history)
avg rating 3.98 — 38,210 ratings — published 1978
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Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI (ebook)
by (shelved 2921 times as history)
avg rating 4.06 — 149,665 ratings — published 2017
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King Leopold's Ghost King Leopold's Ghost (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 2894 times as history)
avg rating 4.09 — 49,387 ratings — published 1998
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The Histories The Histories (Paperback)
by (shelved 2866 times as history)
avg rating 3.95 — 45,834 ratings — published -450
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Salt: A World History Salt: A World History (Paperback)
by (shelved 2840 times as history)
avg rating 3.72 — 64,191 ratings — published 2002
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The Silk Roads: A New History of the World The Silk Roads: A New History of the World (Hardcover)
by (shelved 2705 times as history)
avg rating 4.11 — 26,444 ratings — published 2015
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Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed (Paperback)
by (shelved 2696 times as history)
avg rating 3.91 — 67,693 ratings — published 2005
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Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest (Paperback)
by (shelved 2586 times as history)
avg rating 4.37 — 107,514 ratings — published 1992
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Homo Deus: A History of Tomorrow Homo Deus: A History of Tomorrow (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 2504 times as history)
avg rating 4.22 — 179,183 ratings — published 2017
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Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President (Hardcover)
by (shelved 2387 times as history)
avg rating 4.11 — 65,728 ratings — published 2011
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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 2363 times as history)
avg rating 4.10 — 95,616 ratings — published 2000
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Hiroshima Hiroshima (Paperback)
by (shelved 2336 times as history)
avg rating 3.99 — 66,052 ratings — published 1946
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The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic—and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic—and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World (Hardcover)
by (shelved 2319 times as history)
avg rating 3.87 — 47,991 ratings — published 2006
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The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women (Hardcover)
by (shelved 2308 times as history)
avg rating 4.13 — 96,134 ratings — published 2017
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At Home: A Short History of Private Life At Home: A Short History of Private Life (Hardcover)
by (shelved 2305 times as history)
avg rating 3.96 — 85,620 ratings — published 2010
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Undaunted Courage: The Pioneering First Mission to Explore America's Wild Frontier Undaunted Courage: The Pioneering First Mission to Explore America's Wild Frontier (Paperback)
by (shelved 2263 times as history)
avg rating 4.16 — 56,766 ratings — published 1996
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Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time (Hardcover)
by (shelved 2221 times as history)
avg rating 3.94 — 65,934 ratings — published 1995
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The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 2204 times as history)
avg rating 4.22 — 74,325 ratings — published 2020
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Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation (Paperback)
by (shelved 2182 times as history)
avg rating 3.94 — 42,538 ratings — published 2000
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The Art of War The Art of War (Paperback)
by (shelved 2167 times as history)
avg rating 3.97 — 364,674 ratings — published -500
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The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics (Hardcover)
by (shelved 2135 times as history)
avg rating 4.34 — 243,227 ratings — published 2013
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The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 2120 times as history)
avg rating 4.02 — 49,208 ratings — published 2005
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Hidden Figures Hidden Figures (Paperback)
by (shelved 2099 times as history)
avg rating 3.92 — 93,650 ratings — published 2016
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The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century (Hardcover)
by (shelved 2088 times as history)
avg rating 3.97 — 21,336 ratings — published 2008
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Battle Cry of Freedom Battle Cry of Freedom (Paperback)
by (shelved 2072 times as history)
avg rating 4.35 — 27,559 ratings — published 1988
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Mark Twain
“History doesn't repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”
Mark Twain

Cormac McCarthy
“Scars have the strange power to remind us that our past is real.”
Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses

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