Best History & Biography Books of 2015

Goodreads choice awards for history and biography books of 2015.

This is another genre I enjoy. You can learn so much from reading history or biography books. My husband enjoys this genre too, he’s a big history buff.

Here are the genres I’ve already showcased:

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  1. A Kim Jong-Il Production: The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Filmmaker, His Star Actress, and a Young Dictator’s Rise to Power by Paul Fischer

  2. Ashley’s War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

  3. Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance, and Hope by Wendy Holden

  4. Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson

  5. Killing Reagan (The Killing of Historical Figures) by Bill O’Reilly

  6. Lafayette in the Somewhat United States by Sarah Vowell

  7. Legend: The Incredible Story of Green Beret Sergeant Roy Benavidez’s Heroic Mission to Rescue a Special Forces Team Caught Behind Enemy Lines by Eric Blehm

  8. Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War by Susan Southard

  9. Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography by Laura Ingalls Wilder

  10. Ravensbrück: Life and Death in Hitler’s Concentration Camp for Women by Sarah Helm

  11. Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley by Charlotte Gordon

  12. Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter by Kate Clifford Larson

  13. The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal by David E. Hoffman

  14. The Dead Duke, His Secret Wife, and the Missing Corpse: An Extraordinary Edwardian Case of Deception and Intrigue by Piu Marie Eatwell

  15. The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey by Rinker Buck

  16. The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789 by Joseph J. Ellis

  17. The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House by Kate Andersen Brower

  18. The Witches: Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff

  19. The Wright Brothers by David McCullough

  20. When Books Went to War: The Stories that Helped Us Win World War II by Molly Guptill Manning

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