There's a lot to learn from the past, from bombastic battles to social struggles to ancient antiquities. Sometimes there’s no amount of fiction that can compete with the drama and majesty of human history, so let us guide you to some great books about all sorts of wonderful historical topics.
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The Viking Wars: War and Peace in King Alfred's Britain
by Max Adams
A history of Britain in the violent and unruly era between the first Scandinavian raids in 789 and the final expulsion of the Vikings from York in 954.View on CountyCat
The Bowery: the Strange History of New York's Oldest Street
by Stephen Paul DeVillo
Long associated with skid row, saloons, freak shows, violence, and vice, the Bowery often showed the worst New York City had to offer.View on CountyCat
The Bone and Sinew of the Land
by Anna-Lisa Cox
America's forgotten black pioneers & the struggle for equality; historical recognition to the brave people who managed not just to secure their freedom but begin a battle that is still going on today--a battle for equality.View on CountyCat
by Keith O'Brien
Traces the story of five women, including Amelia Earhart, who successfully fought to compete against men in the high-stakes national air races of the 1920s and 1930s.View on CountyCat