It goes without saying that history is incredibly cool. And from the rise of Egypt to the fall of Rome, and from the American Revolution to the Cold War, what's so amazing is that the people involved are just like us — which means you have a lot to learn from historical books.
If you're interested in the ancient world, go for titles like Mary Beard's S.P.Q.R: A History of Ancient Rome or Reza Aslan's Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth. More into medieval times? We've got a great selection there too — plus books like Susan Wise Bauer's The History of the Renaissance World if you're looking a little later on. Basically, if you're into European history, we've got you covered from the Viking age to the Industrial Revolution and beyond. (From horned hats to hard hats.)
We also have good nonfiction books about the Americas and the U.S., from Columbus and the first colonies all the way up to the crash in 2008. (Maybe try John Adams by David McCullough or The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson to start?)
And finally, our selection of world history books includes the stories of plenty of other places, like Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. (Just saying — once you pick up Ishmael Beah's A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, you won't be able to put it down.) So when you want to fill in the gaps in your knowledge, why buy books anywhere else? With our free shipping over $35, history will look kindly on your decision to buy books online right here.