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The Best One-Hour History Books: Reviews

The Best One-Hour History series is for those who want a quick but coherent overview of major historical events. It will also serve those who need a competent high-level introduction before going further. Each of the 20 books in the series provides a clear, concise and compelling account of the episode under discussion. In about an hour, the reader will obtain a satisfying understanding of why each subject holds iconic status in Western Civilization.

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The Renaissance Book Cover

“Amazing overview of the subject - in one hour of reading!”

“It’s impossible to overstate how much is conveyed in a one-hour read.  I am the biggest fan.”

The Protestant Reformation Book Cover

“One of the most useful pieces of literature I have read for the Protestant Reformation.”

“This is literally thrilling.  Intellectual forensics at its finest.”

The English Civil War Book Cover

“I was astonished at the level of knowledge I got in one hour.”

“This is a very good overview of the civil war in England. I now need to go into depth.”

The Scientific Revolution Book Cover

“Amazing overview of the subject—in one hour of reading!”

“I was skeptical of it really only being “one hour,” but it is truly brief, comprehensive, and easy to read.”

The French Revolution Book Cover

“Well written. Told the story clearly and concisely”

“Amazing overview of the subject - in one hour of reading!”

World War I Book Cover

“I highly recommend this book for anyone looking for an introduction to World War I.”

“If you read the first two pages of this book, you will not put it down until you're finished.”

The Interwar Years Book Cover

“When you finish you feel like you've taken an entire semester of history.”

“Well written, well organized, and a fast read.”

The Cold War Book Cover

“An extremely complete and readable overview of the Cold War.” 

“The book is well structured, very well written, and, yes, can be finished in an hour.”

The Vietnam War Book Cover

“Short and informative.  One of the best books I have read on the subject.”

“I wish all history books were written like this.” 

Coming Soon

Ancient Greece Book Cover
Ancient Greece
Rome Book Cover
The Middle Ages Book Cover
The Middle Ages
European Wars of Religion Book Cover
European Wars of Religion
The Enlightenment Book Cover
The Enlightenment
The American Revolution Book Cover
The American Revolution
The Industrial Revolution Book Cover
The Industrial Revolution
Europe in the 1800s Book Cover
Europe in the 1800s
The American Civil War Book Cover
The American Civil War
European Imperialism Book Cover
European Imperialism
World War II Book Cover
World War II