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North American and South American History:

Alexander Hamilton – Ron Chernow

The Angola Horror – Charity Vogel

The Apache Wars – Paul Andrew Hutton

As If an Enemy’s Country – Richard Archer

Astoria – Peter Stark

The Best Land Under Heaven – Michael Wallis

The Big Burn – Timothy Egan

Brilliant Beacons – Eric Jay Dolin

The Children’s Blizzard – David Laskin

City of Scoundrels – Gary Krist

Close to Shore – Michael Capuzzo

Coming Back Alive – Spike Walker

Commander Will Cushing – Jamie Malanowski

Conquistador – Buddy Levy

The Cruelest Miles – Gay Salisbury, Laney Salisbury

Curse of the Narrows – Laura MacDonald

Destiny of the Republic – Candice Millard

Duel with the Devil – Paul Collins

Empire of Pain – Patrick Radden Keefe

Empire of Sin – Gary Krist

The Finest Hours – Michael Tougias, Casey Sherman

Five Days at Memorial – Sheri Fink

Grant – Ron Chernow

Grant and Sherman – Charles Bracelen Flood

The Immortals – Steven T. Collis

The Impeachers – Brenda Wineapple

The Island at the Center of the World – Russel Shorto

The Johnstown Flood – David McCullough

Jungle of Stone – William Carlsen

A Land So Strange – Andre Resendez

The Last Stand – Nathaniel Philbrick

The Lost City of Z – David Grann

Lucky 666 – Bob Drury, Tom Clavin

The Man Who Caught the Storm – Brantley Hargrove

Mayflower – Nathaniel Philbrick

Midnight Rising – Tony Horwitz

The Mirage Factory – Gary Krist

Morning of Fire – Scott Ridley

A Most Wicked Conspiracy – Paul Starobin

The Radium Girls – Kate Moore

Rainy Lake House – Theodore Catton

River of Darkness – Buddy Levy

River of Doubt – Candice Millard

Shadow Divers – Robert Kurson

A Shot in the Moonlight – Ben Montgomery

The Storm on Our Shores – Mark Obmascik

Sudden Sea – R.A. Scotti

The Swamp Fox – John Oller

The Taking of Jemima Boone – Matthew Pearl

Team of Rivals – Doris Kearns Goodwin

The Terrible Hours – Peter Maas

Terror to the Wicked – Tobey Pearl

Tories – Thomas B. Allen

Under a Flaming Sky – Daniel Brown

The Unknowns – Patrick K. O’Donnell

Unshackling America – Willard Sterne Randall

Voyage of Mercy – Stephen Puleo

Washington – Ron Chernow

The White Cascade – Gary Krist

White Hurricane – David Geren Brown

Without Precedent – Joel Richard Paul

The Woman They Could Not Silence – Kate Moore

The Wreck of the Carl D. – Michael Schumacher

Arctic/Antarctic History:

Endurance – Alfred Lansing

Fatal North – Bruce Henderson

The Ice Master – Jennifer Niven

In the Kingdom of Ice – Hampton Sides

Island of the Blue Foxes – Stephen R. Brown

Labyrinth of Ice – Buddy Levy

Madhouse at the End of the Earth – Julian Sancton

A Wretched and Precarious Situation – David Welky

European History:

Alfred the Great – Justin Pollard

Ballad of the Whiskey Robber – Julian Rubinstein

The Black Prince – Michael Jones

Catherine of Aragon – Giles Tremlett

Checkmate in Berlin – Giles Milton

Code Name: Lise – Larry Loftis

The Escape Artists – Neal Bascomb

Faster – Neal Bascomb

The Greatest Knight – Thomas Aabridge

Hunting Eichmann – Neal Bascomb

Isabella – Kristin Downey

Madame Fourcade’s Secret War – Lynne Olson

Napoleon – Andrew Roberts

Operation Thunderbolt – Saul David

Romantic Outlaws – Charlotte Gordon

Say Nothing – Patrick Radden Keefe

Six Days in August – David King

The Tigress of Forli – Elizabeth Lev

Tunnel 29 – Helena Merriman

The Volunteer  – Jack Fairweather

The White Horse King – Benjamin Merkle

The Winter Fortress – Neal Bascomb

African History:

Hero of the Empire – Candice Millard

King Leopold’s Ghost – Adam Hochschild

Rorke’s Drift – Neil Thornton

Skeletons on the Zahara – Dean King

Australian/Oceanic/Maritime History:

Batavia’s Graveyard – Mike Dash

The Bounty – Caroline Alexander

In the Heart of the Sea – Nathaniel Philbrick

Island of the Lost – Joan Druett

Last Man Off – Matt Lewis

A Night to Remember – Walter Lord

The Republic of Pirates – Colin Woodard

Under the Black Flag – David Cordingly

Asian/Russian History:

Catherine the Great – Robert Massie

Dead Mountain – Donnie Eichar

In Order to Live – Yeonmi Park, Maryanne Vollers

Mightnight in Chernobyl – Adam Higginbotham

Peter the Great – Robert Massie

Rampage – James M. Scott

Target Tokyo – James M. Scott

True Crime:

American Predator – Maureen Callahan

Bad Blood – John Carreyrou

Black Klansman – Ron Stallworth

Blood Royal – Eric Jager

Catch and Kill – Ronan Farrow

Columbine – Dave Cullen

The Five – Hallie Rubenhold

The Girl on the Velvet Swing – Simon Baatz

The Good Nurse – Charles Graeber

Inspector Oldfield and the Black Hand Society – Victoria Bruce, William Oldfield

The Killer of Little Shephards – Douglas Starr

Killers of the Flower Moon – David Grann

The Lady in the Cellar – Sinclair McKay

The Midnight Assassin – Skip Hollandsworth

The Road to Jonestown – Jeff Guinn

The Spy and the Traitor – Ben Macintyre

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