A good history book not only presents you the past, but also gives you priceless enlightenment that can benefit you in your lifetime. Don’t take history books as a dull breakdown any more. Check the following 10 best history books that are inspiring as well as fun to read.
Bestselling history books-Unbroken
Unbroken is the bestseller in American military history on Amazon.
Unbroken records a story in World War II. Louie Zamperini, a memeber of the US air force in WWII, was shot down over the Pacific ocean. He had to be adrift in the ocean for more than one month. He then became a prisoner of war in Japan. Through all the hardships, he came home and gather the guts to live his life.
The author is very good at telling stories. She presents the story in a vivid and gripping way. We can see the sense of respect the author shows from the lines in the book.
best history book for children-Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
History books do not just belong to adult readers, they should also be on the list of reading of children. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl is the best option when you recommend the best history book to children.
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl tells a story of a 13-year-old Jewish girl. She was living in the period when the Jews have to wear yellow stars in Amsterdam. Ann’s family have to hide in an attic for two years.This book not only shows children the history but also reminds them of love, kindness and humanity.
best history book on capital-Capital in the Twenty-First Century
Capital in the Twenty-First Century ranks first in economic history on Amazon. Written by Thomas Piketty, this book analyzes a large amount of data from 20 countries starting from the 18th century, in order to find out main social and economic patterns.
Capital in the Twenty-First Century is an extraordinary work about economic history and sobering lessons which we confront with nowadays.
The Boys in the Boat
Written by Daniel James Brown, The Boys in the Boat is ranked first in canoeing on Amazon. It is about American triumph in the Olympic games in Germany. It seems unlike to win that a team making up of boys of farmers, loggers and shipyard workers, but they won gold in the end.
Daniel James Brown does a great job of depicting the development of characters of the individuals and the society at that time, which facilitates readers to understand the complication of thoughts and behaviors of the time. It is not only just a triumph in Olympics but a triumph in thriving in life!
A Higher Call
As the international bestseller, A Higher Call tells a true and incredible story of two pilots encountering with each other in the sky over Nazi Germany in 1943.
The author, Adam Makos, presents the whole story of both pilot before the war , in their meeting and also the very end, which makes the whole story more heroic, grand and also heart-breaking. Pick up A Higher Call, and you will never regret that you did!
Lone Survivor is a compelling and readable true story. The first part is about SEAL training in Coronado, CA and makes you realize that it is very hard to become a SEAL. The second part takes you to the battle of Operation Redwing, in which Marcus Luttrell is the only one to survive.
Told in Marcus’s understated voice, Lone Survivor reads like a fast-paced thriller. It will make you cheer and cry at the same time. It is really worth your reading!
Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot
It is no exaggeration to say that many Americans still can’t relieve about the assassination of John F. Kennedy, their beloved president.
The author of killing Lincoln, Bill O’Reilly, this time brings readers Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot. He brings the shocking history to life in the way that will touch the readers profoundly. Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot goes into the detailed backgrounds of both the killer and his victim. Kennedy in this book is presented in a very good light.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is the bestselling book in cancer on Amazon. The author Rebecca Skloot does a great job in providing some details about Henrietta Lacks, HeLa , medical research, and the Lacks Family in detail. This book urges readers to reflect on issues on the humanity, ethics, and benefit of medical research.
This remarkable book is so remarkable that you won’t put it down until you finish it. This book is worthwhile to be on the reading list for students of science and life.
12 Years a Slave
12 Years a Slave is an unforgettable memoir. This book truly records the story of Solomon Northup. Solomon Northup was born New York and brought up as a freeman. He owns a house and has two children with his wife. Unexpectedly one day he was drugged, kidnapped, and sold into slavery in the deep south and began his twelve hard years as a slave.
You will be deeply toughed by the hope and the spirit of human in such a grueling and unbearable conditions.
Guns, Germs, and Steel
Guns, Germs, and Steel is the winner of the Pulitzer Prize.
This excellent book is an distinguished book which manages to find out the general and ultimate reasons for the broadest of trends in human history and prehistory. It is very inspiring book even though you do not agree with the theory the author puts forward.