History Lesson

Your DGB for today is to read a history book or even just a history article. No, really, that’s it.

You already know more than 45, but you owe it to yourself and society to preserve that knowledge. We all need to know history, you know, so it doesn’t repeat itself and all that jazz. You should know, for example, that Andrew Jackson died before the Civil War, owned slaves, AND he’s responsible for the Trail of Tears. You should also know that Frederick Douglass died in 1895, and isn’t a real up-and-comer.

Need some ideas? Check out our links below to get your history on, and be sure to tell us some of your favorite history books. We’ll be reviewing different media occasionally, starting next week and would love all your suggestions.

 

For kids, K-8:

http://www.the-best-childrens-books.org/American-History-books.html

 

For adults:

http://www.randomhousebooks.com/lists/list-for-history-buffs/

 

http://whytoread.com/world-history-books-everyone-must-read/

 

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/290.Best_Non_fiction_American_History_Books

 

http://io9.gizmodo.com/10-books-that-will-change-how-you-see-history-1687648942