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Best Historical Books To Read

There are countless Historical courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

The Tuscan Secret: An absolutely gripping, emotional, World War 2 historical novel (2019)

 Best Historical Books To Readis distraught when her beloved mother, , passes away.
Author(s): Angela Petch

Mask Of Duplicity (The Jacobite Chronicles) (Volume 1) (2015)

 Best Historical Books To ReadFollowing the death of their father, Beth’s brother Richard returns from the army to claim his share of the family estate. However, Beth’s hopes of a quiet life are dashed when Richard, dissatisfied with his meagre inheritance and desperate for promotion, decides to force her into a marriage for his military gain.
Author(s): Julia Brannan

Winter Wishes: A Regency Holiday Romance Anthology (2019)

 Best Historical Books To ReadChristmas is the season for new beginnings. Be swept away as hearts are mended, secrets and dreams are shared to make this the best Christmas!New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Cheryl Bolen and USA Today Bestselling authors Bronwen Evans, Lana Williams, Bree Wolf and Collette Cameron are joined by Heather Boyd, Sasha Cottman, Samantha Grace, Donna Cummings, Barbara Monajem, Suzanna Medeiros, Wendy Vella, and Alina K.
Author(s): Cheryl Bolen , Bronwen Evans , et al.

Historical Archaeology (2016)

 Best Historical Books To ReadThis book provides a short, readable introduction to historical archaeology, which focuses on modern history in all its fascinating regional, cultural, and ethnic diversity. Accessibly covering key methods and concepts, including fundamental theories and principles, the history of the field, and basic definitions, Historical Archaeology also includes a practical look at career prospects for interested readers.
Author(s): Orser Jr., Charles E.

The Alice Network: A Novel (2017)

 Best Historical Books To ReadFeaturing an exclusive excerpt from Kate Quinn’s next incredible historical novel, THE HUNTRESS NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY BESTSELLER#1 GLOBE AND MAIL HISTORICAL FICTION BESTSELLEROne of NPR’s Best Books of the Year!One of Bookbub’s Biggest Historical Fiction Books of the Year!Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick!The 2017…
Author(s): Kate Quinn

The Rise of the Maccabees (Lions of Judea Book 1) (2019)

 Best Historical Books To ReadJerusalem, 180 BCE. For 800 years the Zadokite priesthood has led the Jewish People. But the world is changing. Without, Rome is rising, crushing the other powers of the ancient world beneath it. Within, a power struggle inside the House of Zadok is a golden opportunity for interlopers, who seek to unseat them from the throne.
Author(s): Amit Arad

Sold on a Monday: A Novel (2018)

 Best Historical Books To ReadA NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A USA TODAY BESTSELLER A PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BESTSELLERA NATIONAL INDIEBOUND BESTSELLER  An unforgettable novel by Kristina McMorris, inspired by a stunning piece of history.  2 CHILDREN FOR SALE The sign is a last resort. It sits on a farmhouse porch in 1931, but could be found anywhere in an era of breadlines, bank runs and broken dreams. It could have been written by any mother facing impossible choices.
Author(s): Kristina McMorris

The Secret Letter: Gripping and heartbreaking WW2 historical fiction (2019)

 Best Historical Books To Readreceives a letter addressed to her in neat, unfamiliar handwriting, she notices the postmark is stamped from Germany – and it sends shivers down her spine… is devastated by the loss of her best friend, shy and gentle Lotte, cruelly snatched from her and sent to a concentration camp – the Star of David sewn on her faded, brown coat. As the Nazi’s power takes hold, Magda realizes she’s not like the other girls in her German village – she hates the fanatical new rules of the Hitler Youth.
Author(s): Debbie Rix

Flight of the Sparrow: A Novel of Early America (2014)

 Best Historical Books To ReadMassachusetts Bay Colony, 1676. Even before Mary Rowlandson was captured by Indians on a winter day of violence and terror, she sometimes found herself in conflict with her rigid Puritan community. Now, her home destroyed, her children lost to her, she has been sold into the service of a powerful woman tribal leader, made a pawn in the ongoing bloody struggle between English settlers and native people.
Author(s): Amy Belding Brown

Into the Americas (A novel based on a true story) (2016)

 Best Historical Books To ReadINTO THE AMERICAS (A novel based on a true story) is a gritty, real-life adventure based on one of history's greatest survival stories.
Author(s): Lance Morcan, James Morcan

Babel: The Story of the Tower and the Rebellion of Man (Fall of Man) (2019)

 Best Historical Books To ReadA sweeping, epic retelling of the story of the Tower of Babel. .
Author(s): Brennan McPherson

The MacKinnon’s Bride (Highland Brides) ()

 Best Historical Books To ReadFrom a New York Times Bestselling Author, The MacKinnon's Bride brings us love, honor, suspense, passion–all the good things we love in a Highlander Romance. When laird Iain MacKinnon's young son is captured by the English, the fierce Scottish chieftain retaliates in kind, capturing the daughter of his enemy to bargain for his boy's return. Fiercely loyal to kin, Iain never imagines a father can deny his child–or that he will become Page FitzSimon's savior.
Author(s): Tanya Anne Cros| Feb 7, 2019

Married to the Rake (The Wallflower Brides) (2019)

 Best Historical Books To ReadWallflowers and rakes do seldom mix well. Miss Chloe Larkin is completely assured of that. Especially when said rake is a member of the Waverly family—the people responsible for a feud that has been ongoing since practically the dawn of time.But he comes offering a deal…The centuries-old feud between the Larkins and the Waverlys has taken its toll. Brook Waverly wants this fight solved. Now.
Author(s): Samantha Holt

Best Historical Books to Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some historical books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

OECD Historical Statistics, 1970-2000.

Author(s): OECD
ID: 2147275, Publisher: Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development, Year: Aril 2002, Size: 1 Mb, Format: pdf

The Rozabal Line

Author(s): Ashwin Sanghi
ID: 2397384, Publisher: Westland Limited, Year: 24 August 2012, Size: 1 Mb, Format: epub

From Melancholia To Depression: Disordered Mood In Nineteenth-Century Psychiatry

Author(s): Åsa Jansson
ID: 2713312, Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2021, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are absolutely record-breakers according to The New York Times, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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