Lists and Suggestions

List: Nonfiction: History

Kendi, Ibram X., author.

Americans like to insist that we are living in a postracial, color-blind society. In fact, racist t...

Wall, Cheryl A., author.

"The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural awakening among African Americans between the two world...

MacMillan, Margaret, 1943-

Describes the six months following the end of the First World War when leaders of the great powers, ...

Wilkerson, Isabel, author.

"'As we go about our daily lives, caste is the wordless usher in a darkened theater, flas...

Saper, Jacqueline, 1961- author.

"From Miniskirt to Hijab is the story of an English-Iranian Jewish girl coming of age in Iran ...

King, Thomas, 1943-

In The Inconvenient Indian, Thomas King offers a deeply knowing, darkly funny, unabashedly opiniona...

Reséndez, Andrés, author.

A landmark history: the sweeping story of the enslavement of tens of thousands of Indians across Am...

Shetterly, Margot Lee, author.

"Starting in World War II and moving through to the Cold War, the civil rights movement, and t...

Kanda, Mikio, 1922-2017.

The oral history of 19 widows. ...

Beard, Mary, 1955- author.

A prominent classicist explores ancient Rome and how its citizens adapted the notion of imperial ru...

Harari, Yuval N.

"One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet...

Johnson, Steven, 1968-

The story of London's most terrifying epidemic--and how it changed science, cities, and the mo...

Brinkley, Douglas, author.

As the fiftieth anniversary of the first lunar landing approaches, the award winning historian and ...

Keith, Phil, 1946- author.

The incredible life story of Eugene Bullard, the first African American military pilot in WWI, who ...

Larson, Erik, 1954- author.

"The #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Devil in the White City and Dead Wake deliver...

Berry, Daina Ramey, author.

"A vibrant and empowering history that emphasizes the perspectives and stories of African Amer...

Bryson, Bill.

In this book Bill Bryson explores the most intriguing and consequential questions that science seek...

Greenblatt, Stephen, 1943-

In this work, the author has crafted both a work of history and a story of discovery, in which one ...

Lichtblau, Eric, author.

"The remarkable story of Fred Mayer, a German-born Jew who escaped Nazi Germany only to return...

Toler, Pamela D., author.

"Who says women don't go to war? From Vikings and African queens to cross-dressing militar...