How do we understand our present when we don’t know our past? This bundle includes not only some of the top historians but also a critical analysis of our past and excavates people, places and events overlooked in most historical accounts.
Our Remarkable Reads History Bundle includes:
- Caste by Isabel Wilkerson
Caste by Pulitzer Prize-wining author Isabel Wilkerson, shows the dark underbelly of our political and social infrastructures. A former Oprah Book Club Pick this year, Oprah calls this, “One of the most profound and important books I have ever read and I have been reading since I was 5 years old. I think it is an absolute must-read for all of humanity, and by humanity I am talking about people who care about our humanity. And I think this will be a real catalyst actually for a real awakening.”
- Unworthy Republic by Claudio Saunt
Unworthy Republic by Claudio Saunt argues in-depth how the dispossession, deportation and genocide of Indigenous peoples was not only a capitalistic endeavor but a powerplay for economic development. But Saunt also sheds light on the crucial role slave owners played in the expulsion of Indigenous peoples from their land demonstrating how Native history and the history of slavery are inextricably intwined. Buyer Michelle says, “reading this book reveals how much they don’t tell you in history classes. This book goes to show the lengths history is scrubbed, rewritten and erased.”
- Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larsen
There are tons of World War II books, but none as electrifying as The Splendid and the Vile by historian Erik Larsen. This is a gripping account of Churchill’s first year as prime minister. Although this is a heavily researched book, it reads like a novel. Larsen is a master storyteller. Mystery and thriller readers would enjoy this book. “That’s Larsen’s brilliance,” buyer Michelle says. “If you’re not a history reader, you’re still an Erik Larsen reader.”