10,781 ratings — The timeline the book covers is extensive; taking you from time Columbus landed on th… published 2005, avg rating 4.20 — You've seen The Great Gatsby, Chicago, and Boardwalk Empire, but have you read any nonfiction books about the 1920s? See all formats and editions. 230,938 ratings — There’s no shame in admitting that you might have slept through a few days of American history class in high school. published 2018, avg rating 3.88 — Proper nonfiction history books, not historical fiction, about any period, event, area or topic you like. From the best of 2020 to books written in ancient times, below you'll find expert recommendations of all the best history books.If you're looking for the latest books, the UK's Wolfson History Prize celebrates the best books written that year.These are seriously researched history books that are also highly readable, selected systematically from the hundreds that are published every year. published 1992, avg rating 4.00 — published 1980, avg rating 3.85 — 22,884 ratings — 52 short nonfiction texts for American History (1750-1800) with 10 new lessons for content literacy “We turn information into knowledge by thinking about it. published 2013, avg rating 4.16 — Short Nonfiction For American History: The Civil War And Reconstruction (Toolkit Texts) Lists are re-scored approximately every 5 minutes. published 2005, avg rating 4.12 — 5,395 ratings — published 1974, avg rating 4.59 — published 1988, avg rating 3.92 — The book ends with pictures of everyone in the world fulfilling King’s dream: trading in prejudice, fear, and hate for hope, peace, and love. A collection of stories from African American history that exemplifies success in the face of great adversity. published 2019, avg rating 4.52 — 7,631 ratings — published 2019, avg rating 4.00 — Refresh and try again. published 2002, avg rating 3.68 — 552 ratings — published 1979, avg rating 3.79 — published 2015, avg rating 4.34 — Good nonfiction books about history: American history. published 2016, avg rating 3.88 — 740 ratings — published 2017, avg rating 4.12 — Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire by Kurt Andersen – Conspiracy theories, fake news, and other delusions in American history It explains to readers how the average men and women (as opposed to the ‘Great men of history’) have been the main driving force behind change. 70 ratings — published 2019, avg rating 3.71 — It follows both the North American and British sides of the conflict, and focuses on two leaders in particular: George Washington, and Red Coat commander William Howe. Here Are The 50 Books Nominated for 2020 National Book Awards There are writers on the longlist in five categories: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, translation and young people's literature. 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, by Sean Covey When teens won’t listen to parental advice (because at some point, all teens are gonna roll their eyes at parental advice), it’s time for a neutral third party to step in. From memoirs like Barack Obama's A Promised Land to self-help books like Jay Shetty's Think Like a Monk, there are a wide variety of fantastic nonfiction books to choose from! This list of the best history books includes bestsellers, Pulizter Prize winners and editor's picks from distinguished historians and biographers. Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala (Knopf, 2013). Here are 12 extra-compelling nonfiction books for teens that span all kinds of interests and curiosities. Most history textbooks are so dry the only interesting thing that could emerge from them would be a sudden self-combustion in the middle of class. 30,977 ratings — 2,377 ratings — Colonial Times: Short Nonfiction for American History (Toolkit Texts) Illustrated Edition. Discover the best American History in Best Sellers. 827 ratings — Similiar to our list of 100 (Fiction) Books to Read in a Lifetime, this list of 50 non-fiction books contains recommendations you might actually read (if you haven't already).This curated list covers the gamut of non-fiction, from compelling war stories to key feminist texts, to unbelievable struggles for survival, to tales of life in the culinary trade. published 2018, avg rating 4.15 — 15,428 ratings — Who on earth selected these books? 372 ratings — published 1992, avg rating 4.15 — Howard ZinnLively written and well researched, A People’s History narrates the story of the US through the eyes of ordinary people and their experiences, something that most history books tend to ignore. By William Appleman Williams | 70% Off. I didn't mean this to be a list of pop history, but I think it's too late now, so you might as well go ahead. published 2019, avg rating 4.33 — published 2018, avg rating 4.08 — Historical Nonfiction Memoirs Driving While Black by Gretchen Sorin. Just well-written, well-researched, informative and interesting books for historians, history students and history enthusiasts. I), Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide, American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur 1880-1964, The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914, Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux, In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin, A Patriot's History of the United States: From Columbus's Great Discovery to the War on Terror, Beads on a String-America's Racially Intertwined Biographical History, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, Travels with Charley: In Search of America, Collected Writings: Common Sense / The Crisis / Rights of Man / The Age of Reason / Pamphlets, Articles, and Letters, The Glory and the Dream: A Narrative History of America 1932-72, Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America, Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water, The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression, With Malice Toward None: A Biography of Abraham Lincoln, Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945, The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History, The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944 (World War II Liberation Trilogy, #2), Miracle at Philadelphia: The Story of the Constitutional Convention, May to September 1787, The Civil War, Vol. But they would be remiss to overlook some of the amazing nonfiction works that are equally captivating, thought-provoking, and even worldview-affecting. 26,658 ratings — More » published 2001, avg rating 4.33 — published 2013, avg rating 4.20 — 2,324 ratings — published 2001, avg rating 4.18 — This unique graphic anthology offers historical and cultural commentary on nine uncelebrated heroes whose stories are not often found in history books. 8,878 ratings — published 2009, avg rating 4.25 — published 1999, avg rating 4.29 — 1,590 ratings — published 2015, avg rating 3.76 — Spies, murderers, and politicians. 41 ratings — Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842 (Hardcover), The War Before the War: Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America's Soul from the Revolution to the Civil War (Hardcover), Greater Gotham: A History of New York City from 1898 to 1919 (Hardcover), A People's History of the United States (Paperback), An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (Paperback). by. published 2018, avg rating 4.32 — From powerful memoirs to historical biographies to eclectic essay collections, these are the nonfiction books we're excited to read in 2020. published 2013, avg rating 3.77 — published 1988, avg rating 4.42 — 185 ratings — 1,934 ratings — Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. published 2016, avg rating 3.90 — published 2017, avg rating 4.06 — 69,425 ratings — And with back-to-school season and Hispanic Heritage Month taking place simultaneously, it made sense to look at history books – everything from before the conquista to present-day Latin America. More often than not, book clubs tend to skew toward fiction in their selections, but there is a rich and incredibly entertaining world lingering on those nonfiction shelves. The Modern Library chose The Contours of American History as one of the best 100 nonfiction books of the Twentieth Century. The Civil War and Reconstruction: Short Nonfiction for American History by Anne Goudvis (Author), Stephanie Harvey (Author) ISBN-13: 978-0325049212 5,355 ratings — 14,766 ratings — 1,791 ratings — Browse by genre, including biography, art, history, current affairs & politics, and more, and discover our collection of signed editions by noteworthy authors. It... My Vanishing Country by Bakari Sellers. 3,107 ratings — These short nonfiction Toolkit Texts for American History include: 10 comprehension strategy lessons for close reading in content literacy; Short nonfiction articles on a wide range of topics and at a variety of reading levels (45 articles in Colonial Times, 52 in American Revolution and Constitution, 78 in The Civil War and Reconstruction, and 63 in Westward Expansion) published 2001, avg rating 4.12 — Finishing the Hat Travels in Siberia by Ian Frazier (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010). 1: Fort Sumter to Perryville, Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders, Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution 1863-1877, Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America, New African American Histories and Biographies to Read Now. 66,054 ratings — Our top picks stretch across time and the globe, but you can see many of our favorites are about Western civilization, recent history, and the United States. 157,273 ratings — Thank goodness, then, for writers who thoroughly immerse themselves in the past and vibrantly animate it for modern readers. published 2014, avg rating 4.01 — 1776, by David McCullough Hamilton fans, if you can’t get enough of Revolutionary history, this book is your next read. These are supposed to be the BEST of American History Books? Essex during the War of 1812 (Hardcover), The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West (Hardcover), Sea of Glory: America's Voyage of Discovery, the U.S. https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/american-history-nonfiction These texts support students in using the Toolkit’s comprehension and thinking strategies as tools to acquire and actively use knowledge in history.” —Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis It teaches world civilisation - East and West - from the beginning to the present, including history, economics, sociology, literature, science, philosophy, and … 159,094 ratings — Religion and science. by Stephanie Harvey (Author), Anne Goudvis (Author) 4.6 out of 5 stars … published 2010, avg rating 4.26 — John Adams book. published 1999, avg rating 4.39 — 1,609 ratings — If you aren't into history books… 79,069 ratings — published 2010, avg rating 4.34 — published 1998, avg rating 4.33 — The American Revolution and Constitution: Short Nonfiction for American History (Comprehension Toolkit) Spiral-bound – Illustrated, January 23, 2015. by Anne Goudvis (Author), Stephanie Harvey (Author) 4.2 out of 5 stars 3 ratings. published 1996, avg rating 4.39 — 4,751 ratings — You must have a goodreads account to vote. The Contours of American History. Here are a few of our recent favorite nonfiction books for book clubs. by Anne Goudvis (Author), Stephanie Harvey (Author) 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 rating. Historical nonfiction mixed with memoir is such a fascinating combination. 5,664 ratings — list created July 15th, 2008 Where is there a history of Political Parties in the US? 4,913 ratings — Welcome back. ISBN-13: 978-0325048840. published 1920, avg rating 3.87 — published 2004, avg rating 4.30 — published 2007, avg rating 4.17 — 35,218 ratings — 2,251 ratings — From Genghis Khan to Ulysses Grant. Find My Dream of Martin Luther King at your local library. 354 ratings — 34 ratings — 828 ratings — published 2004, avg rating 4.25 — Find the top 100 most popular items in Amazon Books Best Sellers. The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America by George Packer (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013). 132 ratings — published 2010, avg rating 4.15 — published 1988, avg rating 4.07 — 12,515 ratings — published 2006, avg rating 3.84 — A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson This is easily the most delightful history "textbook" you'll ever read. Best Non-Fiction Books The Emperor of All Maladies won the 2011 Pulitzer in General Nonfiction (the jury called it “An elegant inquiry, at once clinical and personal, into the long history of an insidious disease that, despite treatment breakthroughs, still bedevils medical science.”), the Guardian first book award, and the inaugural PEN/E. 9,360 ratings — Where is Shelby Foote or Bruce Catton? 199,505 ratings — 2,237 ratings — 1,557 ratings — Perfect for: Introducing kids to African-American history and societal goals like justice, freedom, and equality. published 1993, avg rating 4.26 — Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “We are not makers of history. 193,090 ratings — published 2005, avg rating 4.23 — 376 ratings — William Appleman Williams was one of the greatest opponents of US imperialism. The Best Books: Top 100 Nonfiction list is a concise selection of books that provides the reader with an understanding of the social and natural world. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West, Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation, Undaunted Courage: The Pioneering First Mission to Explore America's Wild Frontier, Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War, Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong, Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest, Mary Edwards Walker: America's Only Female Medal of Honor Recipient, The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl, 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption, Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer, Citizen Soldiers: The US Army from the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany, No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Mornings on Horseback: The Story of an Extraordinary Family, a Vanished Way of Life, and the Unique Child Who Became Theodore Roosevelt, The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York, American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House, Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President, D-Day, June 6, 1944: The Battle for the Normandy Beaches, American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson, Parting the Waters: Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement 1954-63, The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration, Blood and Thunder: An Epic of the American West, An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943 (World War II Liberation Trilogy, #1), Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation, What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815 - 1848, In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex, Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-69, The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin, Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History, A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam, Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America (America: A Cultural History, Vol. 149,157 ratings — 9 Nonfiction Books You Can Read in a Day ... to half a million—there is no doubt that Common Sense remains one of the most influential pieces of literature in American history. published 1776, Reflections of Mamie - A Story of Survival (Paperback), Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow (Hardcover), Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America (Hardcover), American Colossus: The Triumph of Capitalism, 1865-1900 (Hardcover), Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years 1963-65 (Paperback), Parting the Waters: Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement 1954-63 (Paperback), At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years 1965-68 (Paperback), Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America (Hardcover), Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U. S. Navy (Hardcover), The Pirate Hunter: The True Story of Captain Kidd (Paperback), The Colonization of North America (Kindle Edition), 1812: The War That Forged a Nation (Paperback), Hymns of the Republic: The Story of the Final Year of the American Civil War (Audiobook), The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 (Hardcover), The Three-Year Swim Club: The Untold Story of Maui's Sugar Ditch Kids and Their Quest for Olympic Glory (Hardcover), The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics (Hardcover), Seabiscuit: An American Legend (Mass Market Paperback), The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York (Paperback), Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption (Hardcover), 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus (Paperback), The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of a Donner Party Bride (Hardcover), Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln (Paperback), The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States during Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896 (Hardcover), What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815 - 1848 (Hardcover), Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945 (Paperback), Worse Than Slavery: Parchman Farm and the Ordeal of Jim Crow Justice (Paperback), The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration (Hardcover), Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution 1863-1877 (Paperback), New Found Land: Lewis and Clark's Voyage of Discovery (Hardcover), The Earth Is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West (Hardcover), Trials of the Earth: The True Story of a Pioneer Woman (Hardcover), Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom (Hardcover), Passages to Freedom: The Underground Railroad in History and Memory (Paperback), Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory (Paperback), Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History (Hardcover), The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels (Kindle Edition), In the Hurricane's Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown (Hardcover), The 50s: The Story of a Decade (Hardcover), The Shining Sea: David Porter and the Epic Voyage of the U.S.S. published 2006, avg rating 4.33 — Westward Expansion: Short Nonfiction for American History (Toolkit Texts) Spi Edition. 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