• Felipe Fernández-Armesto

    Felipe Fernández-Armesto

    A prominent historian and Oxford professor, Fernández-Armesto has written on a wide range of topics, including the history of food, a Hispanic history of the U.S. and a history of human thought.

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  • Tony Horwitz

    Tony Horwitz

    Horwitz writes about history in a pleasantly rambling tone, including many fascinating facts and humorous asides. Whether writing about the Vikings or the American Civil War, he always views his subject from a new angle.

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  • New Press People's History series

    New Press People's History series

    The titles in this readable series provide a compelling look at historical events via first-person accounts by traditionally underrepresented “common” individuals, including women and people of color.

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  • Nell Irvin Painter

    Nell Irvin Painter

    Painter is a renowned scholar who has written extensively about U.S. history and western civilization. Her book The History of White People traces the concept of race over two millennia.

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  • Nathaniel Philbrick

    Nathaniel Philbrick

    Philbrick is a scholar who uses his meticulous research to illuminate American history in a new light.

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  • Ronald Takaki

    Ronald Takaki

    A leading scholar and pioneer in the field of ethnic studies, Takaki has written extensively about the United States’ multiracial past and the history of racist attitudes.

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  • Barbara Tuchman

    Barbara Tuchman

    A two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Tuchman has written numerous popular history accounts that bring to life periods ranging from medieval Europe to the Vietnam War.

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  • Jack Weatherford

    Jack Weatherford

    Weatherford, a retired anthropology professor, writes compelling narrative nonfiction that updates our understanding of the Mongol Empire as well as Native American cultures.

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  • Simon Winchester

    Simon Winchester

    A British author who is perhaps best known for his book The Professor and the Madman, Winchester is a scholarly writer with an accessible style who explores overlooked nooks of history.

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