An UnEducation:  History

A Listmania! list by E. MEYER
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The list author says: "Most of the newly-minted adults entering the wide world each year are schooled, but precious few are educated. I certainly wasn't. These are the books that helped me make up the difference.

This list spans the depth and breadth of human civilization. It includes spot treatments of a particular subject, broad thematic surveys, literary sources and historical fiction. There's no way to create a definitive history reading list, but these books provide a place to begin a lifelong journey of historical reading."
The Peloponnesian War
1.  The Peloponnesian War by Donald Kagan
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The Iliad (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
2.  The Iliad (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) by Homer
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The Aeneid (Penguin Classics)
3.  The Aeneid (Penguin Classics) by Virgil
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
4.  1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann
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To Rule the Waves: How the British Navy Shaped the Modern World (P.S.)
5.  To Rule the Waves: How the British Navy Shaped the Modern World (P.S.) by Arthur Herman
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Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World
6.  Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World by Nicholas Ostler
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)

The Histories, Revised (Penguin Classics)
7.  The Histories, Revised (Penguin Classics) by Herodotus
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Livy: The Early History of Rome, Books I-V (Penguin Classics) (Bks. 1-5)
8.  Livy: The Early History of Rome, Books I-V (Penguin Classics) (Bks. 1-5) by Aubrey De Sélincourt
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The Gallic Wars: Julius Caesar's Account of the Roman Conquest of Gaul
9.  The Gallic Wars: Julius Caesar's Account of the Roman Conquest of Gaul by Julius Caesar
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The Persian Expedition (Penguin Classics)
10.  The Persian Expedition (Penguin Classics) by Xenophon
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Flags Of Our Fathers
11.  Flags Of Our Fathers by Ron Powers
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Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations
12.  Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations by David R. Montgomery
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Guests of the Ayatollah: The Iran Hostage Crisis: The First Battle in America's War with Militant Islam
13.  Guests of the Ayatollah: The Iran Hostage Crisis: The First Battle in America's War with Militant Islam by Mark Bowden
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Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest
14.  Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest by Stephen E. Ambrose
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Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War
15.  Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War by Mark Bowden
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A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
16.  A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah
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Imperial Grunts: On the Ground with the American Military, from Mongolia to the Philippines to Iraq and Beyond
17.  Imperial Grunts: On the Ground with the American Military, from Mongolia to the Philippines to Iraq and Beyond by Robert D. Kaplan
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Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
18.  Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,869 customer reviews) | 6 customer discussions

The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
19.  The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan
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Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed: Revised Edition
20.  Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed: Revised Edition by Jared Diamond
$12.24   Used & New from: $2.95
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (725 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex
21.  In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick
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Doomsday Book
22.  Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
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Blackout
23.  Blackout by Connie Willis
$12.74   Used & New from: $0.28
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (381 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

All Clear (Hugo Award Winner - Best Novel)
24.  All Clear (Hugo Award Winner - Best Novel) by Connie Willis
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The Years of Rice and Salt
25.  The Years of Rice and Salt by Kim Stanley Robinson
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Shadow of the Silk Road (P.S.)
26.  Shadow of the Silk Road (P.S.) by Colin Thubron
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