Below I’ll give you my selections for the best True History books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.
1. True History of the Kelly Gang: A Novel (2001)
“I lost my own father at 12 yr. of age and know what it is to be raised on lies and silences my dear daughter you are presently too young to understand a word I write but this history is for you and will contain no single lie may I burn in Hell if I speak false.”In , the legendary Ned Kelly speaks for himself, scribbling his narrative on errant scraps of paper in semiliterate but magically descriptive prose as he flees from the police. To his pursuers, Kelly is nothing but a monstrous criminal, a thief and a murderer. To his own people, the lowly class of ordinary Australians,…
2. The True History of Allah and His 5%: The Greatest Story Never Told by the Gods & Earths Who Were There! (2019)
This book is based on the true history of Allah “the Father” and his great Nation of Gods and Earths known as the Five Percenters. This is the greatest story that was never told by the Gods and the Earths during their younger years with Allah “the Father” from 1964 up until the time of his assassination on June 13, 1969. It was a time of struggle for the black man, woman, and child. It was the time of the Big Five, who were Allah “the Father”, who brought about the Nation of Gods and Earths known as the Five Percenters; the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, who was the last and greatest messenger of Allah…
3. The True History of Chocolate (2013)
“A beautifully written . . . and illustrated history of the Food of the Gods, from the Olmecs to present-day developments.”―Chocolatier This delightful tale of one of the world’s favorite foods draws on botany, archaeology, and culinary history to present a complete and accurate history of chocolate. It begins some 4,000 years ago in the jungles of Mexico and Central America with the chocolate tree, Theobroma Cacao, and the complex processes necessary to transform its bitter seeds into what is now known as chocolate. This was centuries before chocolate was consumed in generally unsweetened liquid form and used as currency by…
4. English History: Strange but True (2017)
One of Henry VII’s most prized possessions was the preserved leg of St. George. In February, 1789, George III pursued a bestselling lady novelist in a high-speed chase through Kew Gardens. When Henry IV’s tomb was opened, his beard was found to be "thick and matted, and of a deep russet colour." This book contains hundreds of "strange but true" facts and anecdotes about English history. Arranged into a miniature history of England, and with bizarre and hilarious true tales for every era, it will surprise and delight readers everywhere….
This rugged new translation–the first entirely new English translation in half a century and the only one based on the most recent critical edition of the Guatemalan MS–allows Diaz to recount, in his own battle-weary and often cynical voice, the achievements, stratagems, and frequent cruelty of Hernando Cortes and his men as they set out to overthrow Moctezuma’s Aztec kingdom and establish a Spanish empire in the New World.The concise contextual introduction to this volume traces the origins, history, and methods of the Spanish enterprise in the Americas; it also discusses…
6. True Crime Case Histories – Volume 2: 12 Disturbing True Crime Stories (True Crime Collection) (2019)
12 True Crime Stories of Murder & MayhemSecond Book of the True Crime Case Histories Series (2019)As with volume one, a quick word of warning. The stories you are about to read are brutally gruesome. They represent humanity at its worst. TV crime shows and stories in the news tend to gloss over the truly horrible parts, but the True Crime Case Histories series leaves out none of the details.A sampling of the stories include: – A homeowner finds a fifty-five gallon barrel in the crawl space beneath his home. What they find inside the barrel…
7. Scottish History (Strange but True) (2019)
An ancient Scots law says that the head of any dead whale found on the Scottish coast automatically becomes the property of the king, and the tail the property of the queen. The Scots excel at elephant polo, a game usually played in the East. The modern game was co-founded in the 1980s in Scotland, and the Scots are top of the leader board! This book contains hundreds of "strange but true" facts and anecdotes about Scottish history. Arranged into a miniature history of Scotland, and with bizarre and hilarious true tales for every era, it will delight…
The True Story of Pocahontas is the first public publication of the Powhatan perspective that has been maintained and passed down from generation to generation within the Mattaponi Tribe, and the first written history of Pocahontas by her own people….
The compiler Timothy Jenkins in his 1883 book “The Ten Tribes of Israel” gathers together a vast array of different facts, stories, legends, anecdotes, archaeological discoveries, language comparisons, etc., from a vast array of different sources to support the claim first propounded by the educated Cherokee that the American Indians are descendants of the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel. MANY years ago, the attention of the compiler of the following pages was first called to the subject by hearing a lecture delivered by a highly educated Cherokee Indian, on the manners and customs of the various Indian tribes of North America….
Here is the horrific true tale of America’s first and most notorious serial killer and his diabolical killing spree during the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago, now updated with a new afterword discussing Holmes’ exhumation on American Ripper.H. H. Holmes is the first comprehensive book examining the life and career of a murderer who has become one of America’s great supervillains. It reveals not only the true story but how the legend evolved, taking advantage of hundreds of primary sources that have never been examined before, including legal documents, letters, articles, and records…
A True Book: American History series allows readers to experience the earliest moments in American history and to discover how these moments helped shape the country that it is today. This series includes an age appropriate (grades 3-5) introduction to curriculum-relevant subjects and a robust resource section that encourages independent study.This book describes the legislative branch of the United States government, and discusses each of its two parts, how it works, its origins, and notable events in its history, including impeachments and declarations of war….
Ligon's True and Exact History of the Island of Barbados is the most significant book-length English text written about the Caribbean in the seventeenth century. [It] allows one to see the contested process behind the making of the Caribbean sugar/African slavery complex. Kupperman is one of the leading scholars of the early modern Atlantic world. . . . I cannot think of any scholar better prepared to write an Introduction that places Ligon, his text, and Barbados in an Atlantic historical context. The Introduction is quite thorough, readable, and…
13. Stories from Texas: Some of Them Are True (2018)
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Best True History Books Worth Your Attention
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No Beast So Fierce: The Terrifying True Story of the Champawat Tiger, the Deadliest Animal in History
Author(s): Dane Huckelbridge
Publisher: William Morrow, Year: 2019, Size: 5 Mb, Download: epub
Shipwrecks: True Stories of Disaster at Sea
Author(s): Roger Weston
Publisher: , Year: 2019, Size: 1 Mb, Download: epub
Napoleon: The True Story of the Life & Time of Napoleon Bonaparte the Emperor of France
Author(s): The History Journals, Liam Dale
Publisher: The History Journals, Year: 2019, Size: 6 Mb, Download: epub
Peaky Blinders: The Real Story: The new true history of Birmingham’s most notorious gangs
Author(s): Carl Chinn
Publisher: John Blake, Year: 2019, Size: 5 Mb, Download: epub
Blitz Hospital: True Stories of Nursing in Wartime London
Author(s): Penny Starns
Publisher: The History Press, Year: 2019, Size: 4 Mb, Download: epub
When Montezuma Met Cortés: The True Story of the Meeting that Changed History
Author(s): Matthew Restall
Publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers, Year: 2018, Size: 8 Mb, Download: epub
The Secret History of Magic: The True Story of the Deceptive Art
Author(s): Peter Lamont
Publisher: Tarcherperigee, Year: 2018, Size: 29 Mb, Download: epub
Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man
Author(s): Lynn Vincent; Sara Vladic
Publisher: Simon Schuster, Year: 2018, Size: 80 Mb, Download: epub
Missouri Outlaws: Bandits, Rebels & Rogues
Author(s): Paul Kirkman
Publisher: History Pr, Year: 2018, Size: 4 Mb, Download: epub
Bad Rabbi: And Other Strange but True Stories from the Yiddish Press
Author(s): Eddy Portnoy
Publisher: Stanford University Press, Year: 2017, Size: 21 Mb, Download: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are absolutely hot items according to Los Angeles 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.