The Best History Books of October

H1Our Best History Books of October are well represented on best seller lists this month. As I post this, Walter Isaacson's Leonardo da Vinci sits atop the Amazon print best seller list. Ron Chernow's Grant sits atop the New York Times best seller list. And both books are on the Amazon Charts list.

Here are a few more selections from our Best Books of October. You can see the full list here.

 

 

 

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Five hundred years after Luther’s now famous Ninety-five Theses appeared, Eric Metaxas paints a startling portrait of the wild figure whose faith cracked the edifice of Western Christendom and dragged medieval Europe into the future.
 

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When Rich Cohen was eight years old, his father took him to see a Cubs game. On the way out of the park, his father asked him to make a promise. “Promise me you will never be a Cubs fan." Cohen did become a Cubs fan--a big one--and here he captures the story of the team, its players and crazy days. Billy Sunday and Ernie Banks, Three Finger Brown and Ryne Sandberg, Bill Buckner, the Bartman Ball, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo―the early dominance followed by a 107 year trek across the wilderness.
 

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The creator of the award-winning podcast series The History of Rome and Revolutions brings to life the bloody battles, political machinations, and human drama that set the stage for the fall of the Roman Republic.
 

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From the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Gulag and the National Book Award finalist Iron Curtain, a revelatory history of one of Stalin's greatest crimes—the consequences of which still resonate today.
 
 
 
 
 

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