History Self-Education

The following is a list of history tags on this site that I’ve read or that I’d like to read for background and information as I prepare and teach history. Note that I have no intention of teaching my son at this level of depth! I read these books for my personal enrichment as I also teach my son. Think of it as my personal post-graduate training.

American History

Special Histories

World Histories

History Books To Read and/or Review

  • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (to reread; I read it in high school)
  • Common Sense by Thomas Paine (to read)
  • John Adams by David McCullough (read before blogging)
  • 1776 by David McCullough (read before blogging)
  • Thomas Jefferson by Jon Meacham (to read)
  • What Hath God Wrought by Daniel Walker Howe (to read)
  • The Impending Crisis by David Potter (to read)
  • Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin (read/unreviewed)
  • A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn (to read)
  • Truman by David McCullough (to read)

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