12 Best History Books of 2020

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Buy The Year 1000: When Explorers Connected the World–and Globalization Began at Amazon

The Year 1000: When Explorers Connected the World–and Globalization Began

By Valerie Hansen

Buy Unworthy Republic: The Dispossession of Native Americans and the Road to Indian Territory at Amazon

Unworthy Republic: The Dispossession of Native Americans and the Road to Indian Territory

By Claudio Saunt

Buy War: How Conflict Shaped Us at Amazon

War: How Conflict Shaped Us

By Margaret MacMillan

Buy Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent  at Amazon

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent

By Isabel Wilkerson

Buy Black Wave at Amazon

Black Wave

By Kim Ghattas

Buy Children of Ash and Elm: A History of the Vikings at Amazon

Children of Ash and Elm: A History of the Vikings

By Neil Price

Buy Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America at Amazon

Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America

By Candacy Taylor

Buy The Last Million: Europe's Displaced Persons from World War to Cold War at Amazon

The Last Million: Europe's Displaced Persons from World War to Cold War

By David Nasaw

Buy The Jakarta Method at Amazon

The Jakarta Method

By Vincent Bevins

Buy Eat the Buddha: Life and Death in a Tibetan Town at Amazon

Eat the Buddha: Life and Death in a Tibetan Town

By Barbara Demick

Buy First Principles: What America's Founders Learned from the Greeks and Romans and How That Shaped Our Country  at Amazon

First Principles: What America's Founders Learned from the Greeks and Romans and How That Shaped Our Country

By Thomas E. Ricks

Buy Ravenna: Capital of Empire, Crucible of Europe at Amazon

Ravenna: Capital of Empire, Crucible of Europe

By Judith Herrin