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The Best History Books of 2015

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The Best History Books of 2015 - by T.A. Frail/ History/ SmithsonianMag.com

"Beyond the boldface names are these chronicles from the past year that are well worth your time.

"The year now passing was one for the history-related books, what with offerings from such luminaries as Sarah Vowell (Lafayette in the Somewhat United States), Eric Larson (Dead Wake, on the sinking of the Lusitania), T.J. Stiles (Custer’s Trials), Stacy Schiff (The Witches), H.W. Brands (Reagan: The Life) and Jon Meacham (Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush). But here are 10 more titles that caught our eye: ..."

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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

The best book I read in 2015 is Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Harari. From fossil skulls 2.5 million years old to now, in only 443 pages.
 

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Two best I've read this year are Dead Wake and The Wright Brothers.

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