Top 25 Historical Non-Fiction Books

A Listmania! list by Hancock the Superb "Chris S." (Pittsburgh, PA USA)
The list author says: "Great works of non-fiction that will appeal to even the most casual history buffs. No particular order."
The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt (Modern Library Paperbacks)
1.  The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt (Modern Library Paperbacks) by Edmund Morris
$13.39   Used & New from: $2.02
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (552 customer reviews)

Theodore Rex
2.  Theodore Rex by Edmund Morris
$13.52   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (370 customer reviews)

Alexander Hamilton
3.  Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
$12.19   Used & New from: $4.47
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (528 customer reviews)

1960--LBJ vs. JFK vs. Nixon: The Epic Campaign That Forged Three Presidencies
4.  1960--LBJ vs. JFK vs. Nixon: The Epic Campaign That Forged Three Presidencies by David Pietrusza
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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The Great Game: The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia (Kodansha Globe)
5.  The Great Game: The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia (Kodansha Globe) by Peter Hopkirk
$15.13   Used & New from: $0.69
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (194 customer reviews)

Like Hidden Fire: The Plot to Bring Down the British Empire
6.  Like Hidden Fire: The Plot to Bring Down the British Empire by Peter Hopkirk
$17.67   Used & New from: $3.65
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-34
7.  Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-34 by Bryan Burrough
$12.83   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (140 customer reviews)

Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph (The Authorized Doubleday/Doran Edition)
8.  Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph (The Authorized Doubleday/Doran Edition) by T. E. Lawrence
$17.51   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (376 customer reviews)

Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong
9.  Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by James W. Loewen
$11.72   Used & New from: $4.00
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,052 customer reviews)

Someone Had Blundered...A Historical Survey of Military Incompetence
10.  Someone Had Blundered...A Historical Survey of Military Incompetence by Geoffrey Regan
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1920: The Year of the Six Presidents
11.  1920: The Year of the Six Presidents by David Pietrusza
$18.24   Used & New from: $0.89
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (92 customer reviews)

Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy
12.  Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy by Vincent Bugliosi
$52.77   Used & New from: $15.95
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (338 customer reviews) | 73 customer discussions

What If?: The World's Foremost Military Historians Imagine What Might Have Been
13.  What If?: The World's Foremost Military Historians Imagine What Might Have Been by Robert Cowley
$10.56   Used & New from: $0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (130 customer reviews)

The Savage Wars Of Peace: Small Wars And The Rise Of American Power
14.  The Savage Wars Of Peace: Small Wars And The Rise Of American Power by Max Boot
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Vietnam: A History
15.  Vietnam: A History by Stanley Karnow
$13.63   Used & New from: $1.43
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (112 customer reviews)

The Six Wives of Henry VIII
16.  The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison Weir
$11.17   Used & New from: $0.51
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (426 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The First World War: A Complete History
17.  The First World War: A Complete History by Martin Gilbert
$19.91   Used & New from: $0.96
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)

Warriors Of The Rising Sun: A History Of The Japanese Military
18.  Warriors Of The Rising Sun: A History Of The Japanese Military by Robert B. Edgerton
$14.16   Used & New from: $1.72
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

Landscape Turned Red: The Battle of Antietam
19.  Landscape Turned Red: The Battle of Antietam by Stephen W. Sears
$13.87   Used & New from: $2.06
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)

Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era (Oxford History of the United States)
20.  Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era (Oxford History of the United States) by James M. McPherson
$13.40   Used & New from: $3.70
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (524 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Battle for America 2008: The Story of an Extraordinary Election
21.  The Battle for America 2008: The Story of an Extraordinary Election by Daniel J. Balz
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Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East: 1776 to the Present
22.  Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East: 1776 to the Present by Michael B. Oren
$16.42   Used & New from: $0.48
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (171 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

A Concise History of the Russian Revolution
23.  A Concise History of the Russian Revolution by Richard Pipes
$14.46   Used & New from: $3.45
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

John Adams
24.  John Adams by David McCullough
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American Heritage History of the Battle of Gettysburg (Byron Preiss Book)
25.  American Heritage History of the Battle of Gettysburg (Byron Preiss Book) by Craig L. Symonds
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Blunders Found in Bugliosi's Book to Date 20 Jan 12, 2014
The LBJ-CIA Assassination of JFK 2 Dec 26, 2013
Open Letter to Tom Hanks 136 Dec 20, 2013
does the Kindle version include the Endnotes 6 Nov 11, 2013
How many people conspired? 7 May 21, 2013
Kindle Version of the battle cry of freedom 2 May 20, 2013
Evidence 7 May 18, 2013
Bugliosi's co-writer Dale Myers and his Tale of 2 1/2 Inches 23 Nov 25, 2012
David Von Pein 276 Sep 23, 2012
Which is the better book? 0 Jun 24, 2012
Bullet lead analysis and Bugliosi 20 Dec 17, 2011
Same book as On Secret Service East of Constantinople: The Plot to Bring Down the British Empire 0 Jun 22, 2009
 
   

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