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Best World History Books of 2022

  • NONFICTION

    RUSSIA

    SEPT. 20, 2022

  • NONFICTION

    THE STORY OF RUSSIA

    SEPT. 20, 2022

NONFICTION

THE STORY OF RUSSIA

by Orlando Figes

A lucid, astute text that unpacks the myths of Russian history to help explain present-day motivations and actions. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
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    BAD MEXICANS

    MAY 10, 2022

NONFICTION

BAD MEXICANS

by Kelly Lytle Hernández

A beautifully crafted, impressively inclusive history of the Mexican Revolution. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    THE ABYSS

    OCT. 18, 2022

HISTORY

THE ABYSS

by Max Hastings

The definitive account of a brief yet frightening period in global history. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
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    AFTERMATH

    JAN. 11, 2022

HISTORY

AFTERMATH

by Harald Jähner ; translated by Shaun Whiteside

An absorbing and well-documented history of postwar Germany. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
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    LEGACY OF VIOLENCE

    MARCH 29, 2022

NONFICTION

LEGACY OF VIOLENCE

by Caroline Elkins

Top-shelf history offering tremendous acknowledgement of past systemic abuses. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    THE ARC OF A COVENANT

    JULY 5, 2022

NONFICTION

THE ARC OF A COVENANT

by Walter Russell Mead

An essential contribution to the literature of politics and diplomacy in the Middle East. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
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    COME TO THIS COURT & CRY

    AUG. 23, 2022

NONFICTION

COME TO THIS COURT & CRY

by Linda Kinstler

A vital addition to the finite canon of Holocaust studies rooted in personal connection. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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