Groundbreaking History: From The Recent Past

“There is a great river and it flows through this land, and we have named it History.” -Ursula K. Le Guin

Dig into the past with these award-winning History books. For more Matchmakers content, visit the Matchmaker’s Book Blog and fill out the Match Me Up form to receive personalized reading suggestions.
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Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI  by David Grann

America on Fire: The Untold History of Police Violence and Black Rebellion Since the 1960s by Elizabeth Hinton

Pax: War and Peace in Rome’s Golden Age by Tom Holland

River Kings: A New History of the Vikings from Scandinavia to the Silk Roads by Cat Jarman 

Enemy of All Mankind: A True Story of Piracy, Power, and History’s First Global Manhunt by Steven Johnson 

Say Nothing: A True History of Memory and Murder in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe  

These Truths: A History of the United States by Jill Lepore

The Caliph and the Imam: The Making of Sunnism and Shiism by Toby Matthiesen

Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age by Annalee Newitz 

Ghosts of the Tsunami: Death and Life in Japan’s Disaster Zone by Richard Lloyd Parry

Femina: A New History of the Middle Ages, Through the Women Written Out of It by Janina Ramirez

Fears of a Setting Sun: The Disillusionment of America’s Founders by Dennis Rasmussen

Fifth Sun: A New History of the Aztecs by Camilla Townsend  

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