Here is a list of the best Political History books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!
- A People’s History of the United States (2015)
- History of Political Philosophy (1987)
- American Political History: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) (2015)
- American History: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About… (2018)
- A Political History of the USA: One Nation Under God (2009)
- American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America (2012)
- Ancient Greece: A Political, Social, and Cultural History (2017)
- American History: US History: An Overview of the Most Important People & Events. The History of United States: From Indians to Contemporary History of America (2016)
- Afghanistan: A Cultural and Political History (Princeton Studies in Muslim Politics) (2012)
- A People’s History of American Empire: The American Empire Project, A Graphic Adaptation (2008)
- Pain: A Political History (2015)
- A History of Chinese Political Thought (2017)
- Ancient Greece: A Political, Social, and Cultural History, 3rd Edition (2011)
- Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy (2015)
- Ancient Greece: A Political, Social and Cultural History, 2nd Edition (2007)
“A wonderful, splendid book–a book that should be ready by every American, student or otherwise, who wants to understand his country, its true history, and its hope for the future.” –Howard FastWith a new introduction by Anthony Arnove, this edition of the classic national bestseller chronicles American history from the bottom up, throwing out the official narrative taught in schools—with its emphasis on great…
This volume provides an unequaled introduction to the thought of chief contributors to the Western tradition of political philosophy from classical Greek antiquity to the twentieth century. Written by specialists on the various philosophers, this third edition has been expanded significantly to include both new and revised essays.
The Founding Fathers who drafted the United States Constitution in 1787 distrusted political parties, popular democracy, centralized government, and a strong executive office. Yet the country’s national politics have historically included all those features. In American Political History: A Very Short Introduction, Donald Critchlow takes on this contradiction between original theory and actual practice.
From the founding of the United States of America government to the present-day challenges, this clearly explained text is a perfect guide for anyone who wants to be knowledgeable about the history of America and its democracy.
A Political History of the USA: One Nation Under God (2009)
A fresh and engaging account of America’s history from European contact to the election of Barack Obama. Bruce Kuklick’s straightforward yet authoritative narrative, provides a clear and concise way through the complexities of American history without oversimplifying or assuming prior knowledge. The book places politics in the context of religious culture and tries to account for the assertive expansion at the heart of the development of the U.S.
Particularly relevant in understanding who voted for who in this presidential election year, this is an endlessly fascinating look at American regionalism and the eleven “nations” that continue to shape North AmericaAccording to award-winning journalist and historian Colin Woodard, North America is made up of eleven distinct nations, each with its own unique historical roots.
Revised and updated throughout, the fourth edition of Ancient Greece presents the political, social, cultural, and economic history and civilization of ancient Greece in all its complexity and variety.
American History: US History: An Overview of the Most Important People & Events. The History of United States: From Indians to Contemporary History of America (2016)
This NEW edition includes From Colonization to the Space Race, this is the history of America’s successes and failures.It’s a story filled with strength and resilience, triumph and defeat, prosperity and poverty. Learn how a little settlement of a few hundred colonists grew to be one of the most powerful nations the world has ever seenWith American History: US History: An Overview of the Most Important People & Events.
Afghanistan traces the historic struggles and the changing nature of political authority in this volatile region of the world, from the Mughal Empire in the sixteenth century to the Taliban resurgence today. Thomas Barfield introduces readers to the bewildering diversity of tribal and ethnic groups in Afghanistan, explaining what unites them as Afghans despite the regional, cultural, and political differences that divide them.
Since its landmark publication in 1980, A People’s History of the United States has had six new editions, sold more than 1.7 million copies, become required classroom reading throughout the country, and been turned into an acclaimed play.
Pain: A Political History (2015)
In this history of American political culture, Keith Wailoo examines how pain has defined the line between liberals and conservatives from just after World War II to the present.
China’s rapid rise as a regional and global power is one of the most important political developments of the twenty-first century.
Revised and updated throughout, the third edition of Ancient Greece presents the political, social, cultural, and economic history and civilization of ancient Greece in all its complexity and variety. Written by five leading authorities on the classical world, this captivating study covers the entire period from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic Era.FEATURES* New!
Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy (2015)
Writing in The Wall Street Journal, David Gress called Francis Fukuyama’s Origins of Political Order “magisterial in its learning and admirably immodest in its ambition.” In The New York Times Book Review, Michael Lind described the book as “a major achievement by one of the leading public intellectuals of our time.” And in The Wash…
Written by four leading authorities on the classical world, Ancient Greece, Second Edition, introduces students to the history and civilization of ancient Greece in all its complexity and variety.
Best Political History Books That You Need
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Japanese Political History Since the Meiji Restoration, 1868-2000
Author(s): Richard Sims
ID: 918150, Publisher: C. Hurst & Co. Publishers Ltd, Year: March 29, 2001, Size: 41 Mb, Format: pdf
Japanese Political History Since the Meiji Restoration, 1868-2000.
Author(s): Richard Sims
ID: 918167, Publisher: C. Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd, Year: March 29, 2001, Size: 3 Mb, Format: epub
Witch Hunt: The Story of the Greatest Mass Delusion in American Political History
Author(s): Gregg Jarrett
ID: 2426085, Publisher: HarperCollins, Year: 8 Oct 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Format: epub
Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are absolutely chart-busters according to The New York Times, others are drafted 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 resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.