Best History Books

Excellent world history books to broaden your horizons and better understand the cultural dynamics of different countries.

Looking to the Past to See the Future

It is impossible to understand the current cultural trends, conflicts, and directions of countries and the world without knowing history.

Although I have not read many history books in my life, I can safely say that they have had quite an impact on my worldview and my life.

Here I thought I would share with you some of the history books that I consider to be the best I’ve read. The order of the books on this list is unimportant, so you can choose and read them in any order you like.

Best History Books


Carl Sagan

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A Short History of Nearly Everything

Bill Bryson

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A People’s History of the United States

Howard Zinn

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A Short History of Europe

Simon Jenkins

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Who Rules the World?

Noam Chomsky

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In The Garden of Beasts

Erik Larson

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A Short History of the World

H. G. Wells


More History Books

A Brief History of Time

Stephen Hawking

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The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order

Samuel P. Huntington

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The History of Rome

Theodor Mommsen

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War is a Racket

Smedley Butler

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The Singapore Story

Lee Kuan Yew

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«A generation which ignores history has no past and no future»

— Robert Heinlein


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