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. 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). 22,884 ratings — Browse by genre, including biography, art, history, current affairs & politics, and more, and discover our collection of signed editions by noteworthy authors. 70 ratings — Refresh and try again. published 2013, avg rating 4.20 — See all formats and editions. published 1988, avg rating 4.07 — published 2005, avg rating 4.23 — 376 ratings — 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. You've seen The Great Gatsby, Chicago, and Boardwalk Empire, but have you read any nonfiction books about the 1920s? 10,781 ratings — published 2010, avg rating 4.34 — 1,557 ratings — published 1992, avg rating 4.00 — Our world history is vast, and these 30 books are only the tip of the iceberg. 230,938 ratings — Perfect for: Introducing kids to African-American history and societal goals like justice, freedom, and equality. Just well-written, well-researched, informative and interesting books for historians, history students and history enthusiasts. 41 ratings — These are supposed to be the BEST of American History Books? 5,395 ratings — published 2001, avg rating 4.33 — It teaches world civilisation - East and West - from the beginning to the present, including history, economics, sociology, literature, science, philosophy, and … published 1996, avg rating 4.39 — 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. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “We are not makers of history. ISBN-13: 978-0325048840. published 1980, avg rating 3.85 — There’s no shame in admitting that you might have slept through a few days of American history class in high school. 552 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. published 2015, avg rating 3.76 — The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America by George Packer (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013). 14,766 ratings — by. 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. Historical nonfiction mixed with memoir is such a fascinating combination. published 2018, avg rating 4.15 — The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander — The New Jim Crow: reexamining mass incarceration in America. published 2019, avg rating 4.33 — published 2019, avg rating 4.52 — 5,664 ratings — published 1993, avg rating 4.26 — 15,428 ratings — Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It... My Vanishing Country by Bakari Sellers. Where is Shelby Foote or Bruce Catton? From powerful memoirs to historical biographies to eclectic essay collections, these are the nonfiction books we're excited to read in 2020. Read 6 401 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson This is easily the most delightful history "textbook" you'll ever read. https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/american-history-nonfiction avg rating 4.36 — 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. Discover the best American History in Best Sellers. Colonial Times: Short Nonfiction for American History (Toolkit Texts) Illustrated Edition. 354 ratings — published 2010, avg rating 4.15 — published 2018, avg rating 4.08 — 827 ratings — From Genghis Khan to Ulysses Grant. published 2006, avg rating 3.84 — 372 ratings — 45,807 ratings — published 1920, avg rating 3.87 — 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. This unique graphic anthology offers historical and cultural commentary on nine uncelebrated heroes whose stories are not often found in history books. published 2014, avg rating 4.01 — 5,355 ratings — 3,367 ratings — 69,425 ratings — 4,913 ratings — If you aren't into history books… published 2009, avg rating 4.25 — 79,069 ratings — 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. Who on earth selected these books? The Civil War and Reconstruction: Short Nonfiction for American History by Anne Goudvis (Author), Stephanie Harvey (Author) ISBN-13: 978-0325049212 8,878 ratings — Find My Dream of Martin Luther King at your local library. 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. ISBN-10: 0325048843. You must have a goodreads account to vote. published 2005, avg rating 4.20 — 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! 2,251 ratings — John Adams book. 149,157 ratings — published 2007, avg rating 4.17 — published 2004, avg rating 4.30 — published 1988, avg rating 4.42 — Lists are re-scored approximately every 5 minutes. Proper nonfiction history books, not historical fiction, about any period, event, area or topic you like. More Books to Read. The timeline the book covers is extensive; taking you from time Columbus landed on th… By William Appleman Williams | 70% Off. 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 1992, avg rating 4.15 — Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire by Kurt Andersen – Conspiracy theories, fake news, and other delusions 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. 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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 2018, avg rating 4.32 — by Stephanie Harvey (Author), Anne Goudvis (Author) 4.6 out of 5 stars … 66,054 ratings — 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. Here are a few of our recent favorite nonfiction books for book clubs. published 1988, avg rating 3.92 — 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. 1,609 ratings — The Modern Library chose The Contours of American History as one of the best 100 nonfiction books of the Twentieth Century. published 2016, avg rating 3.88 — 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. 26,658 ratings — published 1999, avg rating 4.39 — by Anne Goudvis (Author), Stephanie Harvey (Author) 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 rating. 30,977 ratings — published 2013, avg rating 3.77 — 132 ratings — 35,218 ratings — Find the top 100 most popular items in Amazon Books Best Sellers. 9,360 ratings — 1776, by David McCullough Hamilton fans, if you can’t get enough of Revolutionary history, this book is your next read. list created July 15th, 2008 Westward Expansion: Short Nonfiction for American History (Toolkit Texts) Spi Edition. William Appleman Williams was one of the greatest opponents of US imperialism. 2,607 ratings — published 1999, avg rating 4.29 — Error rating book. Here are 12 extra-compelling nonfiction books for teens that span all kinds of interests and curiosities. Historical Nonfiction Memoirs Driving While Black by Gretchen Sorin. 157,273 ratings — Where is there a history of Political Parties in the US? published 2015, avg rating 4.34 — 7,631 ratings — 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. published 2002, avg rating 3.68 — 4,751 ratings — 12,515 ratings — Welcome back. 2,324 ratings — 3,107 ratings — Religion and science. published 2013, avg rating 4.16 — 1,590 ratings — 159,094 ratings — 740 ratings — published 1998, avg rating 4.33 — published 2010, avg rating 4.26 — Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala (Knopf, 2013). A collection of stories from African American history that exemplifies success in the face of great adversity. 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