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Reading history books serves multiple purposes. The act educates us, takes us back to a simpler time, and makes us appreciate how far we’ve come. At Public BookShelf, you’ll find new viewpoints on old theories and compilations of histories for countries, historical eras, and significant events.

If you are a historian who has always wanted to publish a record of your town’s history or would like to record the current events of today for posterity, the History category is the place for your book. If you are a writer looking for the perfect setting for your next novel, look to history for inspiration.

History is alive and well in all corners of the world. Study ancient cultures. Learn about famous archaeological finds and those individuals that have made great discoveries everywhere. Have you ever wondered about the Seven Wonders of the World, or wanted to know more about Easter Island? Perhaps you love watching documentaries on television and want to learn more about a particular subject. From the Ming Dynasty to the Valley of the Kings, read fascinating books that send your imagination on a journey through time.

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  1. LEGACY: The Life of Nikola Tesla
    LEGACY: The Life of Nikola Tesla

    by Norma Brody

    LEGACY: The Life of Nikola Tesla
    by Norma Brody

    Rating: 3.0/5 (529 votes cast)

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    This is the little-known story of Nikola Tesla, the discoverer of alternating current, the father of radar, robotics and wireless transmission. He changed the course of events worldwide but he was never given the accolades he deserved.

    Categories: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Other Non-fiction

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  2. Blues Then and Now - The History of the Blues
    Blues Then and Now - The History of the Blues

    by Frank Leanza

    Blues Then and Now - The History of the Blues
    by Frank Leanza

    Rating: 2.9/5 (398 votes cast)

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    Trace the origin of the blues from its African roots into new music forms such as rock and roll, jazz and R&B. Meet the fascinating men and women who lived, built, revived and helped evolve the blues style.

    Categories: Biographies & Memoirs, Entertainment, History

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  3. Jazz - Then and Now
    Jazz - Then and Now

    by Frank Leanza

    Jazz - Then and Now
    by Frank Leanza

    Rating: 2.9/5 (389 votes cast)

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    This is a well-researched, detailed history of the musicians and music of the jazz form. It covers the various trends, venues and geographical influences that contributed to the music form called jazz.

    Categories: Entertainment, History, Other Non-fiction

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  4. Ms. Austen
    Ms. Austen

    by Randi M. Hull

    Ms. Austen
    by Randi M. Hull

    Rating: 2.8/5 (281 votes cast)

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    If you love historical romance novels, enjoy this fictional account of the last years of the life of Jane Austen. Had she not died in 1817 at the age of 41, she might have herself experienced the greatest love affair of all time.

    Categories: History, Romance, Other Fiction

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  5. Jones of Old Lincoln
    Jones of Old Lincoln
    by Doak Maddox Mansfield

    Rating: 2.6/5 (262 votes cast)

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    A history buff searches for answers to the mystery surrounding one of the more prominent yet unknown 19th century citizens of his hometown, George Washington Jones. It is at once a ghost story, biographical narrative, mystery tale, love story, spiritual manifesto, and political analysis, and even an autobiography of sorts.

    Categories: History, Other Fiction, Historical Romance

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