Best Books of 2011: HistoryIn the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's BerlinNation Maker: Sir John A. Macdonald: His Life, Our TimesLost In Shangri-LaGreater Journey, TheHistory of the World in 100 ObjectsCatherine the Great: Portrait of a WomanRadioactivityDestiny of the RepublicLongest War, The: The Enduring Conflict Between America  Al-QaedaBetter Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

Best Books of 2011: History

In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson is our top pick among the best history books of 2011. See more in our Editors' Picks Store.


In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin Nation Maker: Sir John A. Macdonald: His Life, Our Times Lost In Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
by Erik Larson
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Nation Maker: Sir John A. Macdonald: His Life, Our Times
by Richard J. Gwyn
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Lost In Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II
by Mitchell Zuckoff
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The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris
by David McCullough
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History Of The World In 100 Objects, A Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman Radioactivity: A History of a Mysterious Science Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President
History Of The World In 100 Objects, A
by Neil Macgregor
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Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman
by Robert K. Massie
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Radioactivity: A History of a Mysterious Science
by Marjorie C. Malley
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Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President
by Candice Millard
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The Longest War: The Enduring Conflict between America and Al-Qaeda The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined
The Longest War: The Enduring Conflict between America and Al-Qaeda
by Peter L. Bergen
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The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined
by Steven Pinker
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