- a work in progress; unless a tumblr-er is listed by the book, the recommendation is mine, or there were too many people recommending it to count.
The Idea of History, R.G. Collingwood.
What is History?, Edward Hallet Carr.
Guns, Germs, and Steel, Jared Diamond - falling-water.
Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed The World, Margaret Macmillan - brianpeel.
Empires of the Sea: The Siege of Malta, the Battle of Lepanto, and the Conquest for the Center of the World, Roger Crowley.
A History of the Modern World, R.R. Palmer, Joel Colton, Lloyd Kramer - freakadillycircus.
World War II
The Fall of France: The Nazi Invasion of 1940 (Making of the Modern World), Julian Jackson - kimbnr.
A People’s History of the United States, Howard Zinn/A History of the American People, Paul Johnson.
1491 and 1493, Charles C. Mann.
The Middle Ground: Indians, Empires, and Republics in the Great Lakes Region, 1650-1815, Richard White - thisgamerslife.
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West, Dee Brown.
In the Garden of the Beasts and The Devil in the White City (my APUSH teacher highly recommends this one as well), Erik Larson - malapropicninny.
The Grand Strategy of the Roman Empire: From the First Century A.D. to the Third, Edward N. Luttwak.
Europe and the Western World
A World Lit Only by Fire: The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance: Portrait of an Age, William Manchester - arealtreat.
From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life 1500 to the Present, Jacques Barzun - sewonandsewforth.
Author: Herman Lindqvist (Swedish) - freakadillycircus.
The Twelve Who Ruled: The Year of Terror in the French Revolution, R.R. Palmer - serazienne.
The Return of Martin Guerre, Natalie Zemon Davis - serazienne.
Vive la Revolution: A Stand-up History of the French Revolution, Mark Steel - windmillcrusader.
The Taming of the Samurai: Honorific Individualism and the Making of Modern Japan, Eiko Ikegami - drawma.
Son of the Revolution, Liang Heng - deepfriedskittles.
The Cartoon History of the Universe, Larry Gonick.
Maus: A Survivor’s Tale, Art Spiegelman.
Watchmen, Alan Moore. (Okay, it’s not history, but it’s sort of… alternate history Cold War stuff? History-lovers generally love it, anyway.)
Popular Tales of the West Highlands, J.F. Campbell - freakadillycircus.
The Norse Myths, Kevin Crossley-Holland - serazienne.