The best history books of May

Chris Schluep on May 20, 2019
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At the top of our list of the Best History Books of May is Furious Hours, which was also our spotlight pick for the top 10 best books of the month of May. That book is soon to be coming to a best seller list near you. Also included below are books about the Revolutionary War, baseball, an iconic Hollywood hangout, and a memoir by a best-selling Admiral. Now that's a varied list, and it's a good one, too.




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Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep

Casey Cep transports readers to the case and the characters that drew Harper Lee back to Alabama for the only nonfiction book she ever tried to write.


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The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 (The Revolution Trilogy) by Rick Atkinson

The first book in a new trilogy by the Pulitzer Prize-winning, best selling historian.


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Chumps to Champs: How the Worst Teams in Yankees History Led to the '90s Dynasty by Bill Pennington

Twenty Five years ago, the Yankees were at the bottom of the heap. Pennington's fascinating history of the nadir and rebuilding, which led to one of the most beloved Yankees teams of any era, is triumph in pinstripes. 


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The Castle on Sunset: Life, Death, Love, Art, and Scandal at Hollywood's Chateau Marmont by Shawn Levy

If walls could speak, the Chateau Marmont would be in witness protection instead of looming over Hollywood as a modern day icon to tinseltown's past and present.


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Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations by William H. McRaven

Following the success of his bestseller Make Your Bed, which has sold over one million copies, Admiral William H. McRaven is back with amazing stories of adventure during his career as a Navy SEAL and commander of America's Special Operations Forces.




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