Best History Books of 2018

We have aggregated recommendations for history books from trusted experts that have been featured in prestigious publications such as The Guardian, NPR, New York Times, and Washington Post among others.
The history books featured in the section below have a customer review rating of a minimum of 4 out of 5 stars. The ratings you see on our website are aggregated from different sources to enable you to purchase nothing but the best history books.
History books are quite important as it enables us to learn our past and why we live the way we are living presently and where we stand as a species and a nation. History helps us to know the mistakes of our ancestors, so we don’t repeat the same mistakes they committed and work to make the world a better place.
History gives us the information on our cultures that we may not be familiar with and enhance our cross-cultural understanding and awareness.
The books featured on our website comprises a great selection of World War I, World War II, United States, Asia, Europe, Americas, naval, aviation, weapons, warfare, military history, social, cultural, and many more.
Some of the best-selling books featured in the list are Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton, The Blood of Emmett Till, Janesville: An American Story by Amy Goldstein, The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America, The Vietnam War: An Intimate History, and The Unwomanly Face of War: An Oral History of Women in World War II.
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4.6 Killers of the Flower Moon

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

Time

“David Grann’s retelling of the systemic murder of the Osage tribe of Oklahoma—wealthy for their oil holdings, and wanted dead for the same— is a shameful story of the past that feels all too relevant still.”

Featured in Time’s Top 10 Non-Fiction Books of 2017.

$15
4.6 What Happened

What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton

Time

“Clinton offers one answer to the question that rang collectively from more than half the country on Nov. 9, 2016. The writing is frank, reflective and a piece of modern history.”

Featured in Time’s Top 10 Non-Fiction Books of 2017.

$17
4.6 Blood of Emmett Till

The Blood of Emmett Till

LA Times

“Duke professor Tyson describes the 1955 death of 14-year-old Emmett Till at the hands of white Southerners, the bias involved in their trial and how these events set the modern civil rights movement into motion.”

Featured in LA Times’ Best Non-Fiction Books of 2017.

$11
4.4 Janesville

Janesville: An American Story by Amy Goldstein

New York Times

“Moving and magnificently well-researched… Janesville joins a growing family of books about the evisceration of the working class in the United States. What sets it apart is the sophistication of its storytelling and analysis”

Featured in New York Times’ 100 Notable Books of 2017.

$11
4.6 The Evangelicals

The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America

Time

“FitzGerald illuminates how a decades-long relationship between the Christian right and the Republican Party (later joined by the Tea Party) coalesced into what looks like a mutually inextricable bloc.”

Featured in Time’s Top 10 Non-Fiction Books of 2017.

$22
4.7 We Were Eight Years In Power

We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Time

“Coates enhanced this collection of columns for The Atlantic with fresh material, both personal and historical, as he reexamines eight pieces of writing during the eight years of Obama’s presidency from the standpoint of living under the Trump presidency.”

Featured in Time’s Top 10 Non-Fiction Books of 2017.

$17