The Best World History Books

Our world is full of history. From the macro—the origins of the universe and the history of history—to the micro—redheads and adventure—here are some of the best world history books to broaden your horizons. Each is a deep, thoughtful look at the topic at hand and sure to get you thinking something new about the world around you.


Ashley Holstrom is a book person, designing them and writing about them for Book Riot. She lives near Chicago with her cat named after Hemingway and her bookshelves organized by color.