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Discover your next favorite history book. Browse our selection of history books from around the world to help you learn more about the past, ancient civilizations, war times, and more. We have an extensive collection of history books from all over the world - from Ancient Egypt to the Renaissance and beyond. Learn about the world with world history books, ancient history books, modern history books, and United States history books. Choose your favorite historical period to find your next favorite read, or search for a specific book by Title, Author, or ISBN.

Best-selling History titles

The Mysteries of the Universe: Discover the best-kept secrets of space The Mysteries of the Universe...

Will Gater
Buy from $8.72

Prequel: An American Fight Against Fascism Prequel: An American Fight...

Rachel Maddow
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The 48 Laws Of Power The 48 Laws Of Power

Robert Greene
Buy from $8.69

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

David Grann
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Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy Seals Lead and Win Extreme Ownership: How U.S....

Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
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The Animal Book: A Visual Encyclopedia of Life on Earth The Animal Book: A Visual...

David Burnie, Smithsonian Institution (Contributions by)
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History Year by Year: The History of the World, from the Stone Age to the Digital Age History Year by Year: The...

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Meditations: A New Translation Meditations: A New Translation

Marcus Aurelius
Buy from $5.09

The Democrat Party Hates America The Democrat Party Hates...

Mark R Levin
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Elon Musk Elon Musk

Walter Isaacson
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Spare Spare

Prince Harry the Duke of Sussex
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The Wonders of Nature The Wonders of Nature

Ben Hoare
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The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration The Warmth of Other Suns: The...

Isabel Wilkerson
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Battles That Changed History Battles That Changed History

DK, Sir Sir Tony Robinson (Foreword by)
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Democracy Awakening: Notes on the State of America Democracy Awakening: Notes on...

Heather Cox Richardson
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A Fever in the Heartland: The Ku Klux Klan's Plot to Take Over America, and the Woman Who Stopped Them A Fever in the Heartland: The...

Timothy Egan
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Subpar Parks: America's Most Extraordinary National Parks and Their Least Impressed Visitors Subpar Parks: America's Most...

Amber Share
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Oath and Honor: A Memoir and a Warning Oath and Honor: A Memoir and...

Liz Cheney
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The Action Bible: God's Redemptive Story The Action Bible: God's...

Sergio Cariello (Illustrator)
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The Way, the Enemy, and the Key: A Boxed Set of the Obstacle Is the Way, Ego Is the Enemy & Stillness Is the Key The Way, the Enemy, and the...

Ryan Holiday
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A Really Short History of Nearly Everything A Really Short History of...

Bill Bryson
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American Prometheus: The Inspiration for the Major Motion Picture Oppenheimer American Prometheus: The...

Kai Bird, Martin J Sherwin
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World War II: The Definitive Visual History: From Blitzkrieg to the Atom Bomb World War II: The Definitive...

DK Publishing (Creator)
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Battles Map by Map Battles Map by Map

DK, Peter Snow (Foreword by)
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History books FAQs

Alibris offers the best history books for each period, including:

  • 1776: America and Britain at War by David McCullough
    David McCullough is a historian who tells the story of the beginning of the United States of America in this history book, telling the stories of the colonies and the war against the British Empire. Read about the start of the nation with historical figures including King George III and George Washington, along with soldiers and their families.
  • Meditations: A New Translation by Marcus Aurelius
    This ancient work is written by a philosopher of Stoicism and emperor of Rome with a series of spiritual exercises, including pieces of wisdom, advice, and insights into human behavior.
  • The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
    The best history books are those that follow people through their lives during a certain time period. Follow the story of Anne Frank and her family in Nazi Germany when her diary begins on her 13th birthday and takes us through her struggles, from hiding in Amsterdam until the diary's sudden end.
  • The Art Of War by Sun Tzu
    Some of the best books about history focus on a certain subject, like warfare. This military treatise from the 5th century BCE is a warfare strategy book that teaches different aspects of warfare, including preparing commanders to mobilize, attack, and defend.

If you want to start as far back as possible, consider reading history books from ancient civilizations, including ancient Greece, Rome, and Middle Eastern and Asian civilizations. However, you don't have to start with the beginning of history. Instead, choose an aspect of history that you're interested in. For example, if you're interested in war, you can choose books focusing on World War I or World War II.

We have the best history books for each period. You can browse Alibris' selection of history books based on location, time period, and genre. For example, we offer history books from ancient civilizations to modern events, or you can browse our selection of biographies and autobiographies from any time period.

Yes, Alibris sells new and used books. Find the best history books from around the world and through history by clicking on a book to find sellers. If the book is available through our independent sellers, you'll see whether it's new or used and what condition it's in. Alibris guarantees your history book will arrive in the condition stated on the website.