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Reading history books can be a complete joy. George Santanaya famously said that those who do not understand history are condemned to repeat it, but for far too long history texts were written with only experts or academics in mind. Thankfully, today there are a multidue of amazing historians who know how to write beautiful prose and make history come alive.

From Ancient history to modern, military campaigns to women’s social history, there is something here for everyone.

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  • Emperor of Rome

  • Cuba: A History

  • The Story of Egypt