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Best 2019 Books of Historical Excavation

  • NONFICTION

    THE BRITISH ARE COMING

    MAY 14, 2019

HISTORY

THE BRITISH ARE COMING

by Rick Atkinson

A sturdy, swift-moving contribution to the popular literature of the American Revolution. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    SAND & STEEL

    MAY 6, 2019

HISTORY

SAND & STEEL

by Peter Caddick-Adams

A thorough, exciting, and altogether excellent choice for World War II—and especially D-Day—aficionados. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    THE EUROPEANS

    OCT. 8, 2019

HISTORY

THE EUROPEANS

by Orlando Figes

A powerful and essential addition to our understanding of European history and culture. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    HYMNS OF THE REPUBLIC

    OCT. 29, 2019

HISTORY

HYMNS OF THE REPUBLIC

by S.C. Gwynne

A riveting Civil War history giving politics and combat equal attention. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    BIG WONDERFUL THING

    OCT. 1, 2019

HISTORY

BIG WONDERFUL THING

by Stephen Harrigan

As good a state history as has ever been written and a must-read for Texas aficionados. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    ARABS

    MAY 1, 2019

HISTORY

ARABS

by Tim Mackintosh-Smith

A marvelous journey brimming with adventure and poetry and narrated by a keen, compassionate observer. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    THIS LAND IS THEIR LAND

    NOV. 5, 2019

HISTORY

THIS LAND IS THEIR LAND

by David J. Silverman

An eye-opening, vital reexamination of America’s founding myth. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    FAMILY PAPERS

    NOV. 19, 2019

HISTORY

FAMILY PAPERS

by Sarah Abrevaya Stein

A masterful multigenerational reconstruction of a family’s life. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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