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The Civil War by Julius Caesar
The Civil War is Caesar's masterly account of the celebrated war between himself and his great rival Pompey, from the crossing of the... [More]
Classical
500BC-600AD
Secondary
& Adult
General
Essays by Samuel Johnson
With his wit, eloquence, and shrewd perception of contemporary morals, Samuel Johnson was the most versatile writer of the English... [More]
Discovery/
Colonial
Secondary
& Adult
General
World War I by S. L. A. Marshall
General Marshall drew on his firsthand experience as a soldier and lifetime of military service to pen this forthright history of what people once believed would be the last great war. [More]
Modern
1900-present
Secondary
& Adult
General
Book of Martyrs by John Foxe
This Christian classic tells the stories of brave men and women who were martyred for their faith in the fourteenth through sixteenth... [More]
Renaissance/
Reformation
Secondary
& Adult
General
Travels by Marco Polo
It was perhaps the first book to achieve best-seller status before the invention of the printing press-it was certainly the most... [More]
Middle Ages
600-1300
Secondary
& Adult
Biography,
General
Church History in Plain Language by Bruce Shelley
Not a dry account, but a compelling story of the most powerful force in Western History - the Church. Shelley's book can be used as a main source... [More]
Ancient to
Modern
Secondary
& Adult
Phil./Religion,
General
A History of the American People by Paul Johnson
Riveting account of America, the events and people that formed and continue to guide her. Don't read a textbook - read Paul Johnson and fall in love... [More]
Colonial to
Modern
Secondary
& Adult
General
Tales by Washington Irving
A writer of great urbanity and poise, Washington Irving was America's first internationally acclaimed man of letters. Here in one volume... [More]
Discovery/
Colonial
Secondary
& Adult
General
Brightest Heaven of Invention by Peter Leithart
Shakespeare was, as Caesar says of Cassius, "a great observer," able to see and depict patterns of events and character. He understood how... [More]
Renaissance/
Reformation
Secondary
& Adult
General
The Peloponnesian War by Thucydides
Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War is one of the great books in the Western tradition, as well as its first true historical... [More]
Ancient
before 500BC
Secondary
& Adult
General
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