Best History Books for History Buffs

History, a key part of human civilization. Million years of history make what we are now. Whether it is about atrocities of world war or surviving story of our ancestors, get insight into these remarkable stories with these amazing history books and enrich your realm of knowledge.
Killing the SS: The Hunt for the Worst War Criminals in History (Bill O'Reilly's Killing Series)
Author: Bill O'Reilly,Martin Dugard
Published at: 09/10/2018
ISBN: 1250165547

Two talented writers, Bill O'Reilly & Martin Dugard, uncovered the curtain from the history and presented this suspenseful book which explains one of the darkest period of human history. The book is well written, nicely presented, fully researched masterpiece. Packed with backstories, suspenseful special operations that you never knew before.

After the end of the WWII, when the brutality and atrocities of the Nazi's were exposed to the world, they planned escape. But it was ironical that, interwoven politics was able to hide many of them to safety. But over the decades, the hunt for these fugitives kept going so that they can be brought to justice. Killing the SS is about that electrifying journey, the hunt for the worst war criminals.

This beautiful amusing story, written on the historical context of WWII, will hold your interest till the end and is appropriate for readers of all ages.



Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (Vashti Harrison)
Author: Vashti Harrison
Published at: 05/12/2017
ISBN: 0316475114

#A New York times instant best seller

#A USA today best seller

A short biographical book about 40 black women who raised up against the odds and established their grounds. All of them had their own story, but one thing was common, they were all bold, strong, fearless which later helped them flourishing into leaders. Trailblazing women profiled through this book, contributed like heroes.

A very well represented book with strong encouraging stories and cute illustrations. Picture with every story makes this book very alluring for children but adults may also find it heart touching. The variety of stories encourage young minds they can be anything. Among these short but impactful stories the reader may also find her role model.



Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World (Women in History Book, Book of Women Who Changed the World)
Author: Ann Shen
Published at: 06/09/2016
ISBN: 1452153930

A beautiful coffee table book with eye-catching illustrations. It tells the stories of 100 remarkable women from history who shattered the glass ceiling. Among these brave and bold women, there were pirates, spies, computer programmers, civil war activist, film maker, lecturer and many others. Their paths were not always smooth but their wills were. They were mentioned "Bad Girls" in the best sense of the word , to put emphasis on their accomplishments and highlight the impact of their contribution. The stories are from different eras and different parts of the world. Each of them are very inspiring and uplifting. Concise but very empowering. The book upholds women's contribution to change the world into a better version.

It's the kind of book that you'll love to flip through and proud to display at your home. If you want a kick of inspiration to decide what you want to be in future then this book will surely help. 



History: From the Dawn of Civilization to the Present Day
Author: Adam Hart-Davis
Published at: 01/09/2015
ISBN: 1465437975

A comprehensive book, covering more than 6 million years of world history. A wonderful start for getting perspective about world history. This giant book contains history of almost every era, highlighting the important once. Each era is concisely explained, giving you an overall concept. Beautiful illustrations make this book visually arresting, which is why you can use it as a coffee table book. It gives you information about the causes and consequences of each events. Early surviving skills, ancient tools, communication ways, climate change, economic development, social skills etc. are explained wonderfully.

If you want to cover world history in one book then you must have this super informative, thought provoking encyclopedia at your home.



The History Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
Author: DK
Published at: 05/07/2016
ISBN: 1465445102

The book accumulates 200000 years of history, from uncivilized past to fast paced modern culture. The book mainly highlights powerful events that played most impact on the evolution of different civilization. It is divided into sections and subsections and events are explained following a timeline pattern. The use of colorful photos, diagrams and flow charts make this book highly organized and easily understandable. The writings are concise,  not at all overloading but yet very informative. The biographies about many important people adds up to your knowledge by giving insight about their contribution into history. 

Overall a very good read for history buffs.



World War II D-Day: A History From Beginning to End (World War 2 Battles Book 3)
Author: Hourly History
Published at: 03/10/2017
ISBN: B0764YM39B

A book that shares complete details of one of the most significant enormous attacks the world has ever seen. D-Day(6th June, 1944)  the most massive amphibious attack on the beach of Normandy by allied forces against the Nazis. D-Day changed the world history, a very impactful event on human lives.

This book explains the details about D-Day: The meaning of the term, the strategy, before and after events and so much more. The overviews of both parties are explained beautifully. The writing style is unbiased, simple and easily understandable.

Very informative and a must read.



A People's History of the United States
Author: Howard Zinn
Published at: 17/11/2015
ISBN: 0062397346

A beautiful eye opening book that tells the history of how america was created. It portrayed the atrocities and inhumanity happened in the name of capitalism. In the beginning the writer made it clear that he narrated the prose from oppressors view point. It expressed the voice of "people"- African-American, native Americans, factory workers and other deprived majority.

A book that reminds that laws are not always created for protection, sometimes it can be misused. A insightful read from the people's perspective which will force you to rethink about it all.




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