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18 Best American History Books of All Time


Our goal: Find the best American History books according to the internet (not just one random person's opinion).

    Here's what we did:
  1. Type "best american history books" into our search engine and study the top 5+ pages.
  2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
  3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 馃槉
    (It was a lot of work. But hey! That's why we're here, right?)

(Updated 2024)

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Last Updated: Monday 1 Jan, 2024

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  1. 1
    A People's History of the United States
  2. 2
    1491
  3. 4
    1776

    1776

    David McCullough

  4. 6
    With the Old Breed
  5. 8
    Battle Cry of Freedom

    Battle Cry of Freedom

    James M. McPherson

  6. 9
    These Truths
  7. 10
    No Ordinary Time
  8. 11
    Founding Brothers
  9. 15
    The Island at the Center of the World
  10. 16
    Washington's Crossing

    Washington's Crossing

    David Hackett Fischer

  11. 18
    This Republic of Suffering

FAQ

  • How was this American History books list created?

    We searched for 'best American History books', found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many American History books are in this list?

    There are 18 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this American History books list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of American History books on the internet.

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