The Best History Books of 2017

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best history books 2017

Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson

By Gordon S. Wood

best history books 2017

Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine

By Anne Applebaum

best history books 2017

Leonardo da Vinci

By Walter Isaacson

best history books 2017

Lenin: The Man, the Dictator, and the Master of Terror

By Victor Sebestyen

best history books 2017

On Tyranny: Lessons from the Twentieth Century

By Timothy Snyder

best history books 2017

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

By David Grann

best history books 2017

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

By Yuval Noah Harari

best history books 2017

Tenements, Towers & Trash: An Unconventional Illustrated History of New York City

By Julia Wertz

best history books 2017

Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life

By Robert Dallek

best history books 2017

Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World

By Eric Metaxas

best history books 2017

The Vietnam War: An Intimate History

By Geoffrey C. Ward & Ken Burns

best history books 2017

Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit

By Chris Matthews

best history books 2017

The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story

By Douglas Preston