Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 8 months ago

Best history books?

4 Answers

  • 8 months ago

    History is a broad field. It really depends on what topic in history you're interested in. I like ancient history and I find anything by Trevor Bryce or Mario Liverani is always informative and at the same time accessible. Of course for Classical Antiquity nothing beats the 'contemporary' sources: Herodotus, Plutarch, Tacitus, etc.

  • 8 months ago

    Washington, by Roscoe Thayer. Gives the best account of George Washington's life, and does not leave out critical information that others mention but do not describe.

    John F. Kennedy by Robert Dallek. Gives a completes synopsis of what he handled as President. He wrote an expanded version and a condensed version of the same book. Even the unabridged version is easy to read.

    All of the condensed versions of the American Presidents' lives, edited by Arthur Schlesinger for a series by various authors.

    Six Crises by Richard M. Nixon gives a look into famous world leaders that he met first hand as Vice-President of the U.S.

    The King Who Lost America, by Alan Lloyds, about the life of King George III of the United Kingdom. The whole book is good. In it, you also get the British perspective of what was happening there with regard to the American Revolution.

    TR by H.W. Brands. This book purposely draws the narrative slowly so as to include descriptions of life in Theodore Roosevelt's day, during each part of the narrative to which it is apropos. It helps with understanding why he may have made many decisions he made later, and yet it is a smooth easy to read narrative. He lived during the late 19th and early twentieth centuries, so all of the information is interesting and fascinating, as it is about a time that is not usually described in detail.

  • 8 months ago

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  • 8 months ago

    All history books your school offers

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