Top 100 History books on Reddit.

Based on the number of times the book is mentioned.

1. The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan (1997)

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2. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared M. Diamond (1999)

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3. 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann (2006)

4. A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson (2004)

5. Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by James W. Loewen (2007)

6. The Early History of God: Yahweh and the Other Deities in Ancient Israel (The Biblical Resource Series) by Mark S. Smith (2002)

7. How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading (A Touchstone book) by Mortimer J. Adler (1972)

8. Economics in One Lesson: The Shortest and Surest Way to Understand Basic Economics by Henry Hazlitt (1988)

9. The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia by (2013)

10. Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick (2010)

11. A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn (2005)

12. Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky (2003)

13. Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland by Christopher R. Browning (1998)

14. What’s the Matter with Kansas?: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America by Thomas Frank (2005)

15. How the Irish Became White (Routledge Classics) by Noel Ignatiev (2008)

16. Lies My Teacher Told Me : Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by James W. Loewen (1996)

17. The Atlas of Middle-Earth (Revised Edition) by Karen Wynn Fonstad (1991)

18. Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001 by Steve Coll (2004)

19. War is a Racket: The Antiwar Classic by America’s Most Decorated Soldier by Smedley D. Butler (2003)

20. American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America by Colin Woodard (2012)

21. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond Ph.D. (2005)

22. Russia’s Life-Saver: Lend-Lease Aid to the U.S.S.R. in World War II by Albert L. Weeks (2010)

23. Debt: The First 5,000 Years by David Graeber (2012)

24. Another Nineteen: Investigating Legitimate 9/11 Suspects by Kevin Robert Ryan (2013)

25. ZEALOT: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan (2013)

26. Did Jesus Exist?: The Historical Argument for Jesus of Nazareth by Bart D. Ehrman (2013)

27. The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy by John J. Mearsheimer (2008)

28. King Leopold’s Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa by Adam Hochschild (1999)

29. The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine by Ilan Pappe (2007)

30. The Making of the Atomic Bomb: 25th Anniversary Edition by Richard Rhodes (2012)

31. Acid Dreams: The Complete Social History of LSD: The CIA, the Sixties, and Beyond by Martin A. Lee (1994)

32. Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety by Eric Schlosser (2014)

33. Debunking 9/11 Debunking: An Answer to Popular Mechanics and Other Defenders of the Official Conspiracy Theory by David Ray Griffin (2007)

34. Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, From Mussolini to the Politics of Change by Jonah Goldberg (2009)

35. The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy And Its Geostrategic Imperatives by Zbigniew Brzezinski (1998)

36. Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism by Ha-Joon Chang (2009)

37. Letter to a Christian Nation by Sam Harris (2008)

38. Basic Economics: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy by Thomas Sowell (2010)

39. How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland’s Heroic Role From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe (The Hinges of History) by Thomas Cahill (1996)

40. The Not So Wild, Wild West: Property Rights on the Frontier (Stanford Economics & Finance) by Terry L. Anderson (2004)

41. Overthrow: America’s Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq by Stephen Kinzer (2007)

42. This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly by Carmen M. Reinhart (2011)

43. Death in Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park by Lee H. Whittlesey (1995)

44. The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright (2007)

45. Day Of Deceit: The Truth About FDR and Pearl Harbor by Robert Stinnett (2001)

46. A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century by Barbara W. Tuchman (1987)

47. White Cargo: The Forgotten History of Britain’s White Slaves in America by Don Jordan (2008)

48. All the Shah’s Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror by Stephen Kinzer (2008)

49. In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick (2001)

50. The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan (2007)

51. The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes (1995)

52. The Origin of Satan: How Christians Demonized Jews, Pagans, and Heretics by Elaine Pagels (1996)

53. Art & Fear: Observations On the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking by David Bayles (2001)

54. Over the Edge: Death in Grand Canyon by Michael P. Ghiglieri (2001)

55. Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water, Revised Edition by Marc Reisner (1993)

56. Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life (A Free Press Paperbacks Book) by Richard J. Herrnstein (1996)

57. This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly by Carmen M. Reinhart (2009)

58. The Gun by C. J. Chivers (2011)

59. Atheism: The Case Against God (The Skeptic’s Bookshelf) by George H. Smith (1979)

60. Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism by Ha-Joon Chang (2007)

61. Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming by Naomi Oreskes (2011)

62. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany by William L. Shirer (2011)

63. The World’s Religions (Plus) by Huston Smith (2009)

64. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari (2015)

65. The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History by John M. Barry (2005)

66. The Fourth Turning: An American Prophecy — What the Cycles of History Tell Us About America’s Next Rendezvous with Destiny by William Strauss (1997)

67. Did Jesus Exist?: The Historical Argument for Jesus of Nazareth by Bart D. Ehrman (2012)

68. Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright (2013)

69. The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger by Marc Levinson (2008)

70. The Myth of the Robber Barons: A New Look at the Rise of Big Business in America by Burton W. Folsom (1991)

71. How Jesus Became God: The Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher from Galilee by Bart D. Ehrman (2014)

72. Inverting The Pyramid: The History of Soccer Tactics by Jonathan Wilson (2013)

73. Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed: Revised Edition by Jared Diamond (2011)

74. Blind Man’s Bluff: The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage by Sherry Sontag (2000)

75. The Orthodox Church: New Edition by Timothy Ware (1993)

76. Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader: North Korea and the Kim Dynasty by Bradley K. Martin (2006)

77. Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community by Robert D. Putnam (2001)

78. The New Bloomsday Book: A Guide Through Ulysses (Routledge International Studies in) by Harry Blamires (1996)

79. War Is a Force that Gives Us Meaning by Chris Hedges (2003)

80. Why Paint Cats: The Ethics of Feline Aesthetics by Burton Silver (2002)

81. We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda by Philip Gourevitch (1999)

82. The Soul of A New Machine by Tracy Kidder (2000)

83. Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire (American Empire Project) by Chalmers Johnson (2004)

84. Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss (2014)

85. The Republican Brain: The Science of Why They Deny Science- and Reality by Chris Mooney (2012)

86. Late Victorian Holocausts: El Niño Famines and the Making of the Third World by Mike Davis (2002)

87. Dressing the Man: Mastering the Art of Permanent Fashion by Alan Flusser (2002)

88. Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human by Richard Wrangham (2010)

89. The Holocaust Industry: Reflections on the Exploitation of Jewish Suffering, New Edition 2nd Edition by Norman G. Finkelstein (2003)

90. The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy by John J. Mearsheimer (2007)

91. The Foxfire Book: Hog Dressing, Log Cabin Building, Mountain Crafts and Foods, Planting by the Signs, Snake Lore, Hunting Tales, Faith Healing, Moonshining, and Other Affairs of Plain Living by (1972)

92. Making and Breaking the Grid: A Graphic Design Layout Workshop by Timothy Samara (2005)

93. Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold History of English by John McWhorter (2009)

94. The Face of Battle: A Study of Agincourt, Waterloo, and the Somme by John Keegan (1983)

95. Metaphors We Live By by George Lakoff (2003)

96. The 10,000 Year Explosion: How Civilization Accelerated Human Evolution by Gregory Cochran (2010)

97. No One Left to Lie To: The Triangulations of William Jefferson Clinton by Christopher Hitchens (2012)

98. The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East by Robert Fisk (2007)

99. The Invention of the Jewish People by Shlomo Sand (2010)

100. The Collapse of Complex Societies (New Studies in Archaeology) by Joseph A. Tainter (1990)

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