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Sunday, March 24, 2019

10 Best History Books You Will Ever Read | Culture - The Manual

OK, you could argue that these are actually 12 of the best history books out there, since we’rem featuring a three-part history of WWII as one entry, notes Steven John, writer and journalist. 

Photo: Steven John/The Manual
But we’ll stick with 10 because an article about 10 books just sounds so much more neat and tidy, in contrast to the subject they cover; human history, which hasn’t been all that neat and tidy at all.

Looking back on the centuries of conflict, plague, famine, imperial collapse, and the rise and fall of civilizations, it’s a wonder we made it here at all. Even more of a wonder is that beyond surviving, we came up with democracy and literature, sailed across thousands of miles of open ocean and into the unknown, underwent a Renaissance and an Enlightenment and a Jazz Age, and got guys on the moon...

Here are 10 great history books that are a pleasure to read and drop brilliant knowledge bombs page after page.
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Source: The Manual