From Herodotus to the most recently published masterpieces, our Five Books history section contains recommendations of all the great works. Our most recommended history books are listed here. You can also use our reading lists to find the best history books ever written on a variety of subjects.
Our history interviews are currently organized by important historical events (such as the Renaissance or the Cultural Revolution or the French Revolution) or historians talking about the best way of writing history (Peter Frankopan of Oxford University, Francisco Bethencourt of Kings College London). We have some regional history (Irish history, American history) and are also building up our reading lists on important historical figures (we currently have only a handful: Hitler, Elizabeth I, Charles de Gaulle).