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25 World History Books That Will Give You a New Perspective

Expand your horizons with books that explore the places, people, and objects that shaped human history.

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The Roman Empire and the Silk Routes

The Roman Empire and the Silk Routes

By Raoul McLaughlin

Masters of the Word

Masters of the Word

By William J. Bernstein

Big History

Big History

By Cynthia Stokes Brown

Aristotle's Children

Aristotle's Children

By Richard E. Rubenstein

The World of Patrick O'Brian

The World of Patrick O'Brian

By Dean King

Empire's Crossroads

Empire's Crossroads

By Carrie Gibson

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Guns, Germs, and Steel

By Jared Diamond

A Concise History of the Arabs

A Concise History of the Arabs

By John McHugo

A Splendid Exchange

A Splendid Exchange

By William J. Bernstein

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The Ascent of Money

By Niall Ferguson

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The Silk Roads

By Peter Frankopan

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Salt

By Mark Kurlansky

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Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

By Jack Weatherford

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Ordinary Men

By Christopher Browning

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Dancing in the Streets

By Barbara Ehrenreich

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The Looting Machine

By Tom Burgis

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Nothing to Envy Here

By Barbara Demick

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The War that Ended Peace

By Margaret MacMillan

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The Complete Maus

By Art Spiegelman

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The Last Days of the Incas

By Kim MacQuarrie

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Sapiens

By Yuval Noah Harari