Don't Know Much About History

Missing John's history recommendations? Here's a list to tide you over.

The Guns of August: The Outbreak of World War I; Barbara W. Tuchman's Great War Series Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780345386236
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - March 8th, 1994

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time

The Proud Tower, the Pulitzer Prize–winning The Guns of August, and The Zimmerman Telegram comprise Barbara W. Tuchman’s classic histories of the First World War era


The Secret History of Wonder Woman Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780804173407
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Published: Vintage - July 7th, 2015

A riveting work of historical detection revealing that the origin of Wonder Woman, one of the world’s most iconic superheroes, hides within it a fascinating family story—and a crucial history of twentieth-century feminism


NAMED ONE OF THE “100 NOTABLE BOOKS OF THE YEAR” BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

From the widely celebrated New York Times bestselling author of Last Call—this “rigorously historical” (The Washington Post) and timely account of how the rise of eugenics helped America keep out “inferiors” in the 1920s i


With the Old Breed Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780891419068
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Published: Presidio Press - May 1st, 2007

“Eugene Sledge became more than a legend with his memoir, With The Old Breed. He became a chronicler, a historian, a storyteller who turns the extremes of the war in the Pacific—the terror, the camaraderie, the banal and the extraordinary—into terms we mortals can grasp.”—Tom Hanks

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER


Battle Cry Of Freedom : The Civil War Era Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780195168952
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - December 15th, 2009

Paul Revere's Ride Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9780195098310
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - April 19th, 1995

Paul Revere's midnight ride looms as an almost mythical event in American history--yet it has been largely ignored by scholars and left to patriotic writers and debunkers.


SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781631492228
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Published: Liveright - September 6th, 2016

New York Times Bestseller
A New York Times Notable Book
Named one of the Best Books of the Year by the Wall Street Journal, the Economist, Foreign Affairs, and Kirkus Reviews
Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award (Nonfiction)
Shortlisted for the Cundill Prize in Historical Literature
Finalist for the


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One Summer: America, 1927 Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780767919418
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Published: Anchor - June 3rd, 2014

A Chicago Tribune Noteworthy Book
A GoodReads Reader's Choice


The Club: Johnson, Boswell, and the Friends Who Shaped an Age Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780300251784
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Published: Yale University Press - January 14th, 2020

Named one of the 10 Best Books of 2019 by the New York Times Book Review
 
“Damrosch brings the Club’s redoubtable personalities—the brilliant minds, the jousting wits, the tender camaraderie—to vivid life.”New York Times Book Review

In 1763, the painter Joshua Reynolds proposed to hi


The Way We Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trap Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780465098835
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Published: Basic Books - March 29th, 2016

The definitive edition of the classic, myth-shattering history of the American family

Leave It to Beaver was not a documentary, a man's home has never been his castle, the "male breadwinner marriage" is the least traditional family in history, and rape and sexual assault were far higher in the 1970s than they are today.