History / Biography / Memoirs

Ackroyd, Peter

Foundation: The History of England from Its Earliest Beginnings to the Tudors

Tudors: The History of England from Henry VIII to Elizabeth I

Rebellion: The History of England from James I to the Glorious Revolution

Revolution: A History of England Volume IV

Shakespeare: The Biography

Allan, Robin

Walt Disney and Europe

Alleyn, Susanne

Medieval Underpants and Other Blunders

Ambrose, Stephen E.

To America: Personal Reflections of an Historian


The Story of the Volsungs: The Volsunga Saga

Anthologies (multiple authors)

Castles, Customs, and Kings: True Tales by English Historical Fiction Authors

Chambers History Factfinder by Editors of Chambers

Companion to Medieval & Renaissance Music

The Geneva Bible, 1560 Edition

A History of Music in Western Civilization

Music from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance

The Portable Medieval Reader edited by James Bruce Ross and Mary Martin McLaughlin

Armstrong, Prof. Dorsey

Great Minds of the Medieval World (The Great Courses)

Asbridge, Thomas

The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land

Asner, Ed, with Ed. Weinberger

The Grouchy Historian: An Old-Time Lefty Defends Our Constitution Against Right-Wing Hypocrites and Nutjobs

Baptist, Edward E.

The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism

Bauer, Conrad

The Hidden History of the Knights Templar: The Church’s Oldest Conspiracy

Bauer, Susan Wise

The History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome

The History of the Medieval World: From the Conversion of Constantine to the First Crusade

The History of the Renaissance World: From the Rediscovery of Aristotle to the Conquest of Constantinople

Blessed, Brian

Absolute Pandemonium: A Memoir

Block, R. Howard

A Needle in the Right Hand of God

Boylan, Jennifer Finney

She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders

Burl, Aubrey

Courts of Love, Castles of Hate: Troubadours & Trobairitz in Southern France 1071-1321

Burne, Alfred H.

The Hundred Years War: A Military History

Castiglione, Baldassare

The Book of the Courtier: Il Cortegiano

Chaikin, Andrew

A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts

Christian, Claudia

Babylon Confidential: A Memoir of Love, Sex, and Addiction

Clary, James G.

Superstitions of the Sea: A Digest of Beliefs, Customs, and Mystery

Cleese, John

So, Anyway…

Cooper, John

The Queen’s Agent: Sir Francis Walsingham and the Rise of Espionage in Elizabethan England

Cossey, Caroline

My Story

Craggs, Charlie (editor)

To My Trans Sisters

Cronin, Mike, PhD

Irish History for Dummies

d’Arc, Jeanne

Joan of Arc: In Her Own Words, Translated and Edited by Willard R. Trask

de Charny, Geoffroi

The Book of Chivalry of Geoffroi de Charny: Text, Context, and Translation by Richard W. Kaeuper and Elspeth Kennedy

de Hamel, Christopher

Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts: Twelve Journeys Into the Medieval World

Dolnick, Edward

The Clockwork Universe: Isaac Newton, The Royal Society, andthe Birth of the Modern World

Durant, Will and Ariel

The Story of Civilization, Vol. I: Our Oriental Heritage

The Story of Civilization, Vol. II: The Life of Greece

The Story of Civilization, Vol. III: Caesar and Christ

The Story of Civilization, Vol. IV: The Age of Faith

The Story of Civilization, Vol. V: The Renaissance

The Story of Civilization, Vol. VI: The Reformation

The Story of Civilization, Vol. VII: The Age of Reason Begins

The Story of Civilization, Vol. VIII: The Age of Louis XIV

The Story of Civilization, Vol. IX: The Age of Voltaire

The Story of Civilization, Vol. X: Rousseau and Revolution

The Story of Civilization, Vol. XI: The Age of Napoleon

Elwes, Cary

As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride

Evans, Michael R.

Inventing Eleanor: The Medieval and Post-Medieval Image of Eleanor of Aquitaine

Fisher, Carrie

Wishful Drinking


The Princess Diarist

Foxe, John

Foxe’s Book of Martyrs

Frankl, Viktor E.

Man’s Search For Meaning

Froissart, Jean

Froissart’s Chronicles: Selections from The Great Wars of England and France

Fry, Stephen, with Tim Lihoreau

Stephen Fry’s Incomplete & Utter History of Classical Music

Gabler, Neal

Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination

Garfunkel, Art

What is It All but Luminous: Notes from an Underground Man

Garth, John

Tolkien and the Great War: The Threshold of Middle-Earth

Gies, Frances

The Knight in History

Goodall, Howard

The Story of Music: From Babylon to the Beatles: How Music Has Shaped Civilization

Goodman, Ruth

How to Be a Tudor: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Tudor Life

Gordon, Mel

Theatre of Fear and Horror: The Grisly Spectacle of the Grand Guignol of Paris 1897-1962

Gottlieb, Robert

Sarah: The Life of Sarah Bernhardt (Jewish Lives)

Graham-Dixon, Andrew

Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane

Graves, Tom

Crossroads: The Life and Afterlife of Blues Legend Robert Johnson

Greenberg, Prof. Robert

The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works (The Great Courses)

Great Masters: Beethoven – His Life and Music (The Great Courses)

Music as a Mirror of History (The Great Courses)

Greenblatt, Stephen

Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics

Guy, Buddy with David Ritz

When I Left Home: My Story

Guy of Amiens, retold and illlustrated by Mike Oliver

The Song of the Battle of Hastings (Carmen de Hastingae Proelio)

Hall, Sheldon and Steve Neale

Epics, Spectacles, and Blockbusters: A Hollywood History

Hanley, Tim

Wonder Woman Unbound: The Curious History of the World’s Most Famous Heroine

Harl, Professor Kenneth W.

The Era of the Crusades (The Great Courses)

Harman, Claire

Charlotte Brontë: A Fiery Heart

Harrison, Kathryn

Joan of Arc: A Life Transfigured

Harvey, Jacky Colliss

Red: A History of the Redhead

Hawke, Ethan

Rules for a Knight

Hindley, Geoffrey

Medieval Siege and Siegecraft

Hoppin, Richard H.

Medieval Music: A Norton Introduction to Music History

Hosken, Andrew

Empire of Fear: Inside the Islamic State

Idle, Eric

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography

Janson, H. W.

History of Art, 5th Edition

Jenkins, Cecil

A Brief History of France

Johnson, James H.

Venice Incognito: Masks in the Serene Republic

Jones, Brian Jay

George Lucas: A Life

Jim Henson: The Biography

Jones, Dan

The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England

The Templars: The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God’s Holy Warriors

The Wars of the Roses: The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors

Jones, Michael

Bosworth 1485: Psychology of a Battle

Kaplan, James

Frank: The Voice

Sinatra: The Chairman

Lang, Seán, PhD

British History for Dummies

Leaming, Barbara

Orson Welles: A Biography

Leary, Dr. Denis

Why We Don’t Suck and How All of Us Need to Stop Being Partisan Little Bitches

Lev, Elizabeth

The Tigress of Forlì: Renaissance Italy’s Most Courageous and Notorious Countess, Caterina Riario Sforza de Medici

Lilla, Mark

The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics

Llull, Ramon

The Book of the Order of Chivalry by Ramon Llull, Translated by Noel Fallows

Loconte, Joseph

A Hobbit, A Wardrobe, and a Great War

MacCulloch, Diarmaid

Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years

Madigan, Kevin J.

Medieval Christianity: A New History

Mann, William J.

How to Be a Movie Star: Elizabeth Taylor in Hollywood

Marshall, Tariq William

The Carmina Burana: Songs from Benediktbeuern, 3rd Edition

Massimino, Mike

Spaceman: An Astronaut’s Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe

Masters, John


Mayor, Adrienne

The Amazons: Lives & Legends of Warrior Women Across the Ancient World

Greek Fire, Poison Arrows and Scorpion Bombs: Biological and Chemical Warfare in the Ancient World

McKraken, Gary

Scottish Highland Games: A Brief History and the Main Events

Meyer, G. J.

The Borgias: The Hidden History

Middlekauff, Robert

The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution: 1763-1789

Morgan, Giles

St. George: Knight, Martyr, Patron, Saint, and Dragonslayer

Morris, Jan

Pax Britannica, Volume 1: Heaven’s Command

Pax Britannica, Volume 2: The Climax of an Empire

Pax Britannica, Volume 3: Farewell the Trumpets

Morris, Edmund

The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt (Theodore Roosevelt #1)

Colonel Roosevelt (Theodore Roosevelt #2)

Theodore Rex (Theodore Roosevelt #3)

Morris, Marc

Castles: Their History and Evolution in Medieval Britain

A Great and Terrible King

King John

Mortimer, Ian

The Time Traveler’s Guide to Elizabethan England

The Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century

Nicholson, Helen

A Brief History of the Knights Templar

Nitobe Inazō

Code of the Samurai – Bushido: The Soul of Japan

O’Brien, Daniel

How to Fight Presidents: Defending Yourself Against the Badasses Who Ran This Country

O’Callaghan, Joseph F.

Reconquest and Crusade in Medieval Spain

Oldenbourg, Zoé

The Crusades

Owen, Michael

Go Slow: The Life of Julie London

Parr, Katherine

Complete Works and Correspondence, edited by Janel Mueller

Paterson, Michael

A Brief History of Life in Victorian Britain

Patterson, R. Gary

Take a Walk on the Dark Side: Rock and Roll Myths, Legends, and Curses

Polo, Marco

The Travels of Marco Polo

Potter, Lois

The Life of William Shakespeare: A Critical Biography

Ranke-Heinemann, Uta

Putting Away Childish Things

Rather, Dan and Elliot Kirschner

What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism

Reagin, Nancy

Star Trek and History

Reese, Gustav

Music in the Middle Ages

Music in the Renaissance

Reeve, Christopher

Nothing is Impossible: Reflections on a New Life

Rilke, Rainer Maria

Letters to a Young Poet

The Poet’s Guide to Life: The Wisdom of Rilke, edited and translated by Ulrich Baer

Rogers, Patrick

The Green Unknown: Travels in the Khasi Hills

Ronson, Jon

The Elephant in the Room: A Journey into the Trump Campaign and the “Alt-Right”

The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry

So You’ve Been Pubicly Shamed

Them: Adventures With Extremists

Rose, Alexander

Washington’s Spies: The Story of America’s First Spy Ring

Rubin, Rachel Lee

Well Met: Renaissance Faires and the American Counterculture


Sky Above, Great Wind: The Life and Poetry of Zen Master Ryokan

Sawyer, Ralph D., translator

The Seven Military Classics of Ancient China

Schiff, Stacy

Cleopatra: A Life

Schlosser, Eric

Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, The Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety

Schoenbaum, David

The Violin: A Social History of the World’s Most Versatile Instrument

Schwartz, A. Brad

Broadcast Hysteria: Orson Welles’s War of the Worlds and the Art of Fake News

Shlain, Leonard

Leonardo’s Brain: Understanding da Vinci’s Creative Genius

Snyder, Timothy

On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

Soho, Takuan

The Unfettered Mind: Writings from a Zen Master to a Master Swordsman

Spoto, Donald

Joan: The Mysterious Life of the Heretic Who Became a Saint

Stoler, Prof. Mark A.

The Skeptic’s Guide to American History (The Great Courses)

Stolpe, Sven

The Maid of Orleans: The Life & Mysticism of Joan of Arc

Sumption, Jonathan

The Hundred Years War, Vol. 1: Trial by Battle

The Hundred Years War, Vol. 2: Trial by Fire

The Hundred Years War, Vol. 3: Divided Houses

The Hundred Years War, Vol. 4: Cursed Kings

The Hundred Years War, Vol. 5: (title unknown)

Swafford, Jan

Beethoven: Anguish and Triumph

Sweeny, Jon

Verily, Verily: The KJV – 400 Years of Influence and Beauty

Tindall, Blair

Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs, and Classical Music

Tuchman, Barbara W.

A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous Fourteenth Century

Tyson, Dr. Neil deGrasse

Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military (with Avis Lang)

Tzu, Lao

Tao Te Ching: A New English Version, Translation by Stephen Mitchell

Ueshiba, Morihei

The Art of Peace

Walden, Victoria Grace

Studying Hammer Horror

Walker, Robert Paul

The Feud that Sparked the Renaissance: How Brunelleschi and Ghiberti Changed the Art World

Washington, George

Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior

Weir, Alison

The Children of Henry VIII

Elizabeth of York: A Tudor Queen and Her World

Henry VIII: The King and His Court

The Life of Elizabeth I

The Six Wives of Henry VIII

Wolfe, Tom

The Right Stuff

Wolff, Michael

Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House

Woodward, Bob

Fear: Trump in the White House

Worsley, Lucy

If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home