What are the best history books? Life is special and fascinating … and history explains why. How nice is it therefore not to give yourself or others a history book. Below we give you an overview of the 10 best history books. Read along…

Best history books ever written

We start our recommendations with the top 10 best books about History of all time. This list has been updated this year, including all the recent titles.

 Best History BooksAuthor
The Guns of AugustBarbara W. Tuchman
Sapiens: A Brief History of HumankindYuval Noah Harari
The Silk RoadsPeter Frankopan
The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy LandThomas Asbridge
Salt: A World HistoryMark Kurlansky
Europe: A HistoryNorman Davies
The Story of Art Ernst Gombrich
Maoism: A Global History Julia Lovell
What Is History?Edward Hallett Carr
The Communist ManifestoKarl Marx

The updated top 10 list: the best books about history

The Hunt for History: On the Trail of the World’s Lost Treasures―from the Letters of Lincoln, Churchill, and Einstein to the Secret Recordings Onboard JFK’s Air Force One

When a rare documents dealer decides to write a book about what he has found or collected over the years, you know there is treasure to be found on every page. Nathan Raab helps people explain what it is they have in their possession, even if it is just a short note from a previous president.

History of the World Map by Map

Looking at a map now will tell you in what direction to go or where you came from, but the maps that exist today are very different from the first maps that existed. Read ‘History of the World Map by Map’ to find out how maps explain evolution.

Battles that Changed History

This history book gives you an insight in 90 battles that took place all over the world. This book includes new details, and you will see artifacts, maps and paintings that you have never seen before.

The War on History: The Conspiracy to Rewrite America’s Past

If you believe that there is a war going on inside the United States, then we think you should read Jarrett Stepman’s book ‘The War on History’. He explains that there are several wars now (and some in the past), and the only goal is rewriting America’s past. Will the United States survive this war?

Yellow Book: History of the Aliens on Earth

Do you believe in aliens? Then this is the Yellow Book on the history of aliens on planet earth, and you must not take this book lightly, because it contains what was previously classified information.

The Forgotten 500: The Untold Story of the Men Who Risked All for the Greatest Rescue Mission of World War II

Have you ever heard of the airmen that were trapped behind enemy lines in Yugoslavia during World War II? Classified information has now been released, and it is proof of what happened when Operation Halyard took place.

Socialism – The Real History from Plato to the Present: How the Deep State Capitalizes on Crises to Consolidate Control

If you are into history and the role that socialism played in many different ways, then you should read this book and challenge your knowledge about the role socialism played in different times.

American History: A Visual Encyclopedia

This history book is ideal for children age 8 to 12, and they will love how history is explained by the illustrations that are shown. Over 750 photographs will explain America history in detail.

Natural History: The Ultimate Visual Guide to Everything on Earth (Smithsonian)

There are more than 6,000 species from all over the world in this guide, and it comes with the most extraordinary illustrations and photographs.

On Desperate Ground: The Marines at The Reservoir, the Korean War’s Greatest Battle

‘On Desperate Ground’ tells the story of the marines that were in Korea in the 1950s, where their commander expected China to stay out of the war. When to opposite is the case, their only way out is to reach the sea and find a means to escape. Extreme circumstances show what power humans have if they are desperate to survive.

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