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10 books about American history

Pick up one of these featured titles on American history in May 2021.

There are hundreds of books published on American history. To save you time trying to find your next read, we pull together 10 of the most popular titles with updated prices for delivery to your door.

Caste (Oprah's Book Club): The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson

Category: State & Local

This book was published last year by Random House and takes approximately 16.5 hours to read.

Code Talker: The First and Only Memoir By One of the Original Navajo Code Talkers of WWII by Chester Nez

Category: Native American & Aboriginal

This book was published 9 years ago by Dutton Caliber and takes approximately 10.7 hours to read.

Don't Know Much About® History [30th Anniversary Edition]: Everything You Need to Know About American History but Never Learned by Kenneth C Davis

Category: United States

This book was published last year by Harper Paperbacks and takes approximately 25.1 hours to read.

Black History 1619-2019: An Illustrated and Documented African-American History by Sandra K. Yocum

Category: Black & African Americans

This book was published this year by Paragon House and takes approximately 17.1 hours to read.

The Big Book of American Facts: 1000 Interesting Facts And Trivia About USA (Trivia USA) (Volume 1) by Bill O'Neill

Category: Trivia & Fun Facts

This book was published 5 years ago by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform and takes approximately 5.2 hours to read.

American History: A Captivating Guide to the History of the United States of America, American Revolution, Civil War, Chicago, Roaring Twenties, Great Depression, Pearl Harbor, and Gulf War by Captivating History

Category: United States

This book was published last year by Captivating History and takes approximately 23.1 hours to read.

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It Wasn't About Slavery: Exposing the Great Lie of the Civil War by Samuel W. Mitcham Jr.

Category: Civil War

This book was published this year by Regnery History and takes approximately 8.0 hours to read.

1001 Things Everyone Should Know About African American History by Jeffrey C. Stewart

Category: Trivia

This book was published 23 years ago by Crown and takes approximately 13.9 hours to read.

The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West by David McCullough

Category: Revolution & Founding

This book was published last year by Simon & Schuster and takes approximately 11.7 hours to read.

The Big Book of American Presidents: Fascinating Facts and True Stories about U.S. Presidents and Their Families by Nancy J. Hajeski

Category: 1900s

This book was published this year by Sky Pony and takes approximately 4.9 hours to read.

We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.

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