BEST HISTORY BOOKS | 5 Best-seller history books of 2020 | kindle edition

hello History lovers, As we know, history tells us about many important events in the past, from the mistakes made by our ancestors to the success achieved by them, from the practices initiated by them, and destroyed by them. the important work done by the kings and the battles done by them, and more. History is the study of past events. We know what happened in the past by looking at things from the past (like Books, newspapers, and letters) and artifacts (like pottery, tools, and by fossils of human and animals) Librariesarchives, and museums The study of the sources and methods used to study and write history is called historiography, and the person who studies the history and prehistory through things left behind by ancient cultures is called an archaeologist.

In old times people in different parts of the world kept separate histories because they did not meet each other very often. Some groups of people never met each other. Medieval EuropeAncient Rome and Ancient China each thought that they ruled the only important parts of the world and that other parts were "barbarian". 

There are 6 types in which we can divide history;

1. Political History:
                       Political History is the narration of the evolution of the political related matters of the past. This branch of history deals with the analysis of political leaders, ideas, events, movements, activities, and so on, along with the making of government policies (constitutions, etc). This branch of history focuses on the study of normative beliefs as it is believed to be the reason behind the historical changes.

2. Diplomatic History:
                        Considered to be started in the nineteenth century, Diplomatic history is the branch of history that focuses on the study of international relations between nations (between states). This history tends to be more concerned with the history of diplomacy and the ideas of diplomacy and much more.

3. Cultural history:
                        Cultural history is the branch of history that deals with the traditions and cultural interpretation of the past. It is a study of various facets of human and history. Simply, cultural history records and interprets various past events involving human beings like literature, sport, and entertainment, and much more.

4. Social history:
                        The history focuses on the study of various societal norms like ways of living, standard, customs, disciplines, status, and so on of the people, alongside the demography. Simply, it is a branch of history that looks at the lived experience of the past. Today, social history is otherwise called the New Social History.

5. Economic history:
                        Economic history is the branch of history that focuses on the study of economies as well as economical phenomena of the past. Simply, the study of the pattern of production, consumption alongside industry, market, and so on concerning the past, economic history aims to understand the historical events of the economical processes.

6. Intellectual history:
                        The history which aims to understand the ideas (ideology and philosophy) by understanding the political, cultural, intellectual, and social context of the past. Intellectual history is about the human (historians) actions and how they developed history.


So, let's move towards 5 best-seller history books of 2020;



The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration (Kindle Edition):-




In this beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life. From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America. Wilkerson compares this epic migration to the migrations of other peoples in history. She interviewed more than a thousand people, and gained access to new data and official records, to write this definitive and vividly dramatic account of how these American journeys unfolded, altering our cities, our country, and ourselves.

Awards:

> National bestseller
> national book critic's circle award winner
> Mark Lynton history prize winner
> Heartland Award winner
> Dayton literary peace prize finalist
Named one of the Time's Ten Best Nonfiction Books of the Decade
> One of the Buzzfeed's Best Books of the Decade


NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY 
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Chronicle • Chicago Tribune • Entertainment Weekly • Philadelphia Inquirer • The Guardian • The Seattle Times • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • The Christian Science Monitor.


Book Review:

>“A landmark piece of nonfiction . . . [Isabel Wilkerson’s] closeness with, and profound affection for, her subjects reflect her deep immersion in their stories and allow the reader to share that connection.”—Janet Maslin, 

>“A brilliant and stirring epic, the first book to cover the full half-century of the Great Migration . . . Wilkerson combines impressive research . . . with great narrative and literary power. Ms. Wilkerson does for the Great Migration what John Steinbeck did for the Okies in his fiction masterpiece, The Grapes of Wrath; she humanizes history, giving it emotional and psychological depth.”—John Stauffer, 

>“[A] massive and masterly account of the Great Migration . . . a narrative epic rigorous enough to impress all but the crankiest of scholars, yet so immensely readable as to land the author a future place on Oprah’s couch.”—David Oshinsky, 

>“[A] deeply affecting, finely crafted and heroic book . . . This is narrative nonfiction, lyrical and tragic, and fatalist. The story exposes; the story moves; the story ends. What Wilkerson urges, finally, isn’t an argument at all; it’s compassion. Hush, and listen.”—Jill Lepore, 

>“Told in a voice that echoes the magic cadences of Toni Morrison or the folk wisdom of Zora Neale Hurston’s collected oral histories, Wilkerson’s book pulls not just the expanse of the migration into focus but its overall impact on politics, literature, music, sports—in the nation and the world.”—Lynell George, 
>“[An] extraordinary and evocative work.”

>“Mesmerizing.”

>“Scholarly but very readable, this book, for all its rigor, is so absorbing, it should come with a caveat: Pick it up only when you can lose yourself entirely.”O: The Oprah Magazine
 
>"[An] indelible and compulsively readable portrait of race, class, and politics in twentieth-century America. History is rarely distilled so finely.”

>“Astonishing . . . Isabel Wilkerson delivers! . . . With the precision of a surgeon, Wilkerson illuminates the stories of bold, faceless African-Americans who transformed cities and industries with their hard work and determination to provide their children with better lives.”

>“Profound, necessary, and an absolute delight to read.”—Toni Morrison

>“A sweeping and yet deeply personal tale of America’s hidden twentieth-century history. This is an epic for all Americans who want to understand the making of our modern nation.”—Tom Brokaw

>“A seminal work of narrative nonfiction . . . You will never forget these people.”—Gay Talese

>“This book will be long remembered, and savored.”—Jon Meacham

>“A masterful narrative of the rich wisdom and deep courage of great people. Don’t miss it!”—Cornel West




About the Author:

Isabel Wilkerson won the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing for her reporting as Chicago bureau chief of The New York Times. The award made her the first black woman in the history of American journalism to win a Pulitzer Prize and the first African American to win for individual reporting. She won the George Polk Award for her coverage of the Midwest and a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship for her research into the Great Migration. She has lectured on narrative writing at the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University and has served as Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University and as the James M. Cox Jr. Professor of Journalism at Emory University. She is currently a Professor of Journalism and Director of Narrative Nonfiction at Boston University. During the Great Migration, her parents journeyed from Georgia and southern Virginia to Washington, D.C., where she was born and reared. This is her first book.



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Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,580 Paid in Kindle Store (Kindle Store)



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The Order (Gabriel Allon Series) Kindle Edition:-




From Daniel Silva, the internationally acclaimed #1 New York Times bestselling author, comes a riveting new thriller featuring art restorer and legendary spy Gabriel Allon.

Israeli spy Gabriel Allon is back in a new thriller involving the murder of a pope, dark secrets within the Vatican, and a conspiracy that could change the shape of the religious and political world. Allon’s relaxing family vacation in Italy is interrupted when he gets a call from a dear friend, Pope Paul VII’s private secretary, Archbishop Luigi Donati, who needs Allon’s help to prove that the Holy Father did not die of natural causes. Just before his death, Pope Paul VII made a remarkable discovery deep within the Secret Archives of the Vatican library: a book of gospels that would confound centuries-old beliefs about the death of Christ and heal the rift between Christianity and Judaism. But a corrupt secret society within the Vatican—the Order of St. Helena—will do anything to keep that book from coming to light. In fact, the Order has very specific plans for the papacy and is extremely well-funded by a source with ties to the church that began in World War II. 



#1 New York Times Bestseller • #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller



BOOK REVIEW:-

“Timely, fast-paced, and impossible to put down, 



About the Author:-

Daniel Silva is the award-winning, #1   New York Times bestselling author of The Unlikely SpyThe Mark of the AssassinThe Marching SeasonThe Kill ArtistThe English AssassinThe ConfessorA Death in ViennaPrince of FireThe MessengerThe Secret ServantMoscow RulesThe DefectorThe Rembrandt AffairPortrait of a SpyThe Fallen Angel, The English GirlThe HeistThe English Spy, The Black Widow, House of Spies and The Other Woman He is best known for his long-running thriller series starring spy and art restorer Gabriel Allon. Silva’s books are critically acclaimed bestsellers around the world and have been translated into more than 30 languages.


George Guidall is one of the foremost narrators in the audiobook industry, having recorded over 500 unabridged books ranging from classics to contemporary bestsellers. He is the recipient of the 1999 Audie Award presented by the Audio Publishers Association for the best narration of unabridged fiction.



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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind Kindle Edition:-



Official U.S. edition with full-color illustrations throughout.

New York Times

From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores how biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.”

One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us?

Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, 

Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become?

Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.






BOOK REVIEW:-

Sapiens tackles the biggest questions of history and of the modern world, and it is written in unforgettably vivid language.” (Jared Diamond, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and SteelCollapse, and The World until Yesterday)

Sapiens is learned, thought-provoking and crisply written…. Fascinating.” (Wall Street Journal)

“In Sapiens, Harari delves deep into our history as a species to help us understand who we are and what made us this way. An engrossing read.” (Dan Ariely, New York Times Bestselling author of Predictably Irrational, The Upside of Irrationality, and The Honest Truth About Dishonesty)

“Yuval Noah Harari’s celebrated Sapiens does for human evolution what Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time did for physics.… He does a superb job of outlining our slow emergence and eventual domination of the planet.” (Forbes)

“[I]nteresting and provocative…It gives you a sense of perspective on how briefly we’ve been on this earth, how short things like agriculture and science have been around, and why it makes sense for us to not take them for granted.” (President Barack Obama)

“I would recommend this book to anyone interested in a fun, engaging look at early human history…you’ll have a hard time putting it down.” (Bill Gates)

“Thank God someone finally wrote [this] exact book.” (Sebastian Junger)

Sapiens takes readers on a sweeping tour of the history of our species…. Harari’s formidable intellect sheds light on the biggest breakthroughs in the human story…important reading for serious-minded, self-reflective sapiens.” (Washington Post)

“It is one of the best accounts by Homo sapiens of the unlikely story of our violent, accomplished species.… It is one hell of a story. And it has seldom been told better…. Compulsively readable and impossibly learned.” (Michael Gerson, Washington Post)



About the Author:

Prof. Yuval Noah Harari has a Ph.D. in History from the University of Oxford and lectures at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, specializing in world history. His books have been translated into 60 languages, with 27.5 million copies sold worldwide. 'Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind' (2014) looked deep into our past, 'Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow' (2016) considered far-future scenarios, and '21 Lessons for the 21st Century' (2018) zoomed in on the biggest questions of the present moment.




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Alexander Hamilton Kindle Edition:-




The #1 New York Times bestseller, and the inspiration for the hit Broadway musical Hamilton!

Few figures in American history have been more hotly debated or more grossly misunderstood than Alexander Hamilton. Chernow’s biography gives Hamilton his due and sets the record straight, deftly illustrating that the political and economic greatness of today’s America is the result of Hamilton’s countless sacrifices to champion ideas that were often wildly disputed during his time. “To repudiate his legacy,” Chernow writes, “is, in many ways, to repudiate the modern world.” Chernow here recounts Hamilton’s turbulent life: an illegitimate, largely self-taught orphan from the Caribbean, he came out of nowhere to take America by storm, rising to become George Washington’s aide-de-camp in the Continental Army, coauthoring The Federalist Papers, founding the Bank of New York, leading the Federalist Party, and becoming the first Treasury Secretary of the United States. Historians have long told the story of America’s birth as the triumph of Jefferson’s democratic ideals over the aristocratic intentions of Hamilton. Chernow presents an entirely different man, whose legendary ambitions were motivated not merely by self-interest but by passionate patriotism and a stubborn will to build the foundations of American prosperity and power. His is a Hamilton far more human than we’ve encountered before—from his shame about his birth to his fiery aspirations, from his intimate relationships with childhood friends to his titanic feuds with Jefferson, Madison, Adams, Monroe, and Burr, and from his highly public affair with Maria Reynolds to his loving marriage to his loyal wife Eliza. And never before has there been a more vivid account of Hamilton’s famous and mysterious death in a duel with Aaron Burr in July of 1804.



BOOK REVIEW:-

"...[N]obody has captured Hamilton better than Chernow..." —

"...[A] biography commensurate with Hamilton's character, as well as the full, complex context of his unflaggingly active life... This is a fine work that captures Hamilton's life with judiciousness and verve." —

"A splendid life of an enlightened reactionary and forgotten Founding Father. Literate and full of engaging historical asides. By far the best of the many lives of Hamilton now in print, and a model of the biographer’s art."—

"A robust full-length portrait, in my view the best ever written, of the most brilliant, charismatic and dangerous founder of them all." —

"A brilliant historian has done it again! The thoroughness and integrity of Ron Chernow’s research shine forth on every page of his 

"Alexander Hamilton was one of the most brilliant men of his brilliant time, and one of the most fascinating figures in all of American history. His rocketing life-story is utterly amazing. His importance to the founding of the new nation, and thus to the whole course of American history, can hardly be overstated. And so Ron Chernow's new Hamilton could not be more welcome. This is grand-scale biography at its best—thorough, insightful, consistently fair, and superbly written. It clears away more than a few shop-worn misconceptions about Hamilton, gives credit where credit is due and is both clear-eyed and understanding about its very human subject. Its numerous portraits of the complex, often conflicting cast of characters are deft and telling. The whole life and times are here in a genuinely great book." —



About the Author:

Ron Chernow is the prizewinning author of seven books and the recipient of the 2015 National Humanities Medal. His first book, The House of Morgan, won the National Book Award; Washington: A Life won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography; and Alexander Hamilton—the inspiration for the Broadway musical—won the George Washington Book Prize. His other books include The Warburgs, The Death of the Banker, Titanand Grant. A past president of PEN America, Chernow has been the recipient of eight honorary doctorates. He resides in Brooklyn, New York.



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A People's History of the United States Kindle Edition:-




With a new introduction by Anthony Arnove, this updated edition of the classic national bestseller reviews the book’s thirty-five-year history and demonstrates once again why it is a significant contribution to a complete and balanced understanding of American history.


A People's History of the United States has been chronicling American history from the bottom up, throwing out the official version of history taught in schools—with its emphasis on great men in high places—to focus on the street, the home, and the, workplace.

Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, A People's History of the United States is the only volume to tell America's story from—and in the words of—America's women, factory workers, African-Americans, Native Americans, the working poor, and immigrant laborers. As historian Howard Zinn shows, many of our country's greatest battles—the fights for a fair wage, an eight-hour workday, child-labor laws, health and safety standards, universal suffrage, women's rights, racial equality—were carried out at the grassroots level, against bloody resistance.



BOOK REVIEW:-

“[A People’s History of the United States is] one of the most important books I have ever read in a long life of reading...It’s a wonderful, splendid book--a book that should be read by every American, student or otherwise, who wants to understand his country, its true history, and its hope for the future.” (Howard Fast)

“Professor Zinn writes with an enthusiasm rarely encountered in the leaden prose of academic history, and his text is studded with telling quotations from labor leaders, war resisters and fugitive slaves. . . . [It] should be required reading.” (Eric Foner, New York Times Book Review)

"Howard Zinn's work literally changed the conscience of a generation. And the series of 'people's histories' derived from this great work has provided a new understanding of who we are and what we should aspire to be."  (Noam Chomsky)

"A brilliant and moving history of the American people." (Library Journal)

"A brilliantly written story about the U.S. through the lives of those too often overlooked." (Time magazine)




About the Author:

Howard Zinn (1922–2010) was a historian, playwright, and social activist. In addition to A People’s History of the United States, which has sold more than two million copies, he is the author of numerous books including The People SpeakPassionate Declarations, and the autobiography, You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train.



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