Wednesday, July 4, 2018


Here in the United States we are celebrating Independence Day, the 4th of July. Every country has a rich, interesting, sometimes volatile history and there are incredible books for us to read, enjoy, and learn. This is but a short list. What are your favorite history books?

My top six list of well written and informative history books are the following:


Henry by Katrina Shawver. It is based on the true story of Henry Zwag and his life growing up in Poland and eventually settling in the United States.


1776 by David McCullough. A historical account of events and prominent people involved in the American Revolution.



Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown. An Indian history of the American West.


War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy. A history of Russia from the time of France's invasion and Napoleon Bonaparte's influence on the time of tsars.


The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. The writings of Anne Frank.


The Silk Roads by Peter Frankopan. History of the world on an epic scale and the birth of civilization.




  1. What a great list for the Holiday Karen! I have only read two but can see I might need to expand that!

    1. Good Morning. It is only a partial list but these were some of my favorites. The book, Henry is by RRBC's author Katrina Shawver...I just finished it and found it interesting and well written.

  2. I have a passion for American history and have read a number of books about the founding our country, the men who made that happen, the Civil War, the Plains-Indian War, and Native Americans. I highly recommend Patriots: The Men Who Started the American Revolution by A.J. Langugth--history the reads like a novel.