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The Best Non-Fiction of 2017

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The Best Non-Fiction of 2017

2017 was a tough year for reality, in the sense that many of us spent the year trying as hard as possible to avoid it. But the only way 2018 is going to be...
The Best History Books, Biographies, and Memoirs of 2017

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The Best History Books, Biographies, and Memoirs of 2017

2017 was a monumental year for the world, and just as great a one for books that look back on how we got to here. These 25 books encompass a wide range of...
The Best History Books of November 2017

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The Best History Books of November 2017

Obama: An Intimate Portrait, by Pete Souza You’ll never get a more intimate glimpse of the Obama White House. In more than 300 photos taken by Chief...
The Ideal Biography for Every Single President

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The Ideal Biography for Every Single President

Ask most anyone to name all 44 United State presidents, and the odds are good they’ll stall after a dozen or two. Which is totally...
Why Ron Chernow’s Grant Is a Brilliant Book That Will Never Inspire a Hit Musical

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Why Ron Chernow’s Grant Is a Brilliant Book That Will Never Inspire a Hit Musical

The moment it was announced that Ron Chernow had a new book about Ulysses S. Grant coming out (Grant), the first question everyone thought of was whether...
The Best New History Books of October 2017

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The Best New History Books of October 2017

Big History, by Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff If the sprawl of history seems daunting and impossibly huge, this is the book you’ve been looking...
Take a Deeper Dive into 5 Historical Stories

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Take a Deeper Dive into 5 Historical Stories

History is the greatest story ever told. It has everything—fierce action, memorable characters, and twists of fate no one saw coming. Tracing one...
September’s Best New History Books

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September’s Best New History Books

The Vietnam War: An Intimate History, by Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns As firmly embedded in the popular culture as the Vietnam War remains, it is also...
The 50 Best Works of Historical Fiction

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The 50 Best Works of Historical Fiction

Here’s your all-access pass into the ultimate historical fiction guide: revisionist history, speculative history, and good old-fashioned historical...
The Summer’s Best History Books in Paperback

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The Summer’s Best History Books in Paperback

The most shocking thing about summer is that it reminds you it’s been a year since last summer. It also means all the great history books you meant to...
May’s Best New History Books

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May’s Best New History Books

May has seen some monumental events over the years. Scotland and England were combined into Great Britain in May. The Haymarket Riot happened in May. The...
April’s Best History Books

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April’s Best History Books

April showers bring May flowers, and fantastic history books. Here are 10 of the month’s best The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For,...

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