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Read On...History: Reading Lists for Every Taste <em>(Read On Series)</em>-Paperback-Libraries Unlimited-The Library Marketplace

Read On...History: Reading Lists for Every Taste (Read On Series)

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  • $42.00

Tina Frolund

ISBN-13: 9781610690348

195 pages • 6 x 9¼ 
Year Published: 2013

Make history come alive This book helps librarians and teachers as well as readers themselves find books they will enjoy—titles that will animate and explain the past, entertain, and expand their minds.

This invaluable resource offers reading lists of contemporary and classic non-fiction history books and historical fiction, covering all time periods throughout the world, and including practically all manner of human endeavors. Every book included is hand-selected as an entertaining and enlightening read Organized by appeal characteristics, this book will help readers zero in on the history books they will like best—for instance, titles that emphasize character, tell a specific type of historical story, convey a mood, or are presented in a particular setting. Every book listed has been recommended based on the author's research, and has proved to be a satisfying and worthwhile read.


  • Provides succinct, accessible overview information to make finding the right book efficient
  • Selectively arranges the most interesting books into lists that will entice readers to return to reading about the past
  • Organizes lists in sections based on appeal features of character, setting, story, language, and mood
Sample Topics
  • Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid—History as Cautionary Tale
  • Decline and Fall—The Passage of Empires
  • Earth, Wind and Fire—Natural Disasters We Still Talk About
  • Frenemies—Thrown Together by History
  • Gossip or History? You Decide
  • If Only—Alternative Histories
  • Short Attention Span History
  • The Unlovables—History's Bad Guys
  • Then I Didn't Fell So Well—Microbes that Made History
  • Tomes—Huge Books with Depth and Detail

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