best Project Gutenberg history

I stumbled on a very interesting Amazon list by a woman who looks to have lots of interesting Amazon lists. This one is called “Best Project Gutenberg History” and is what it sounds like: a list of books available gratis on Project Gutenberg (not all of which are currently available on Amazon as well).

As more and more free resources are available online, it seems an increasingly useful service is just the compiling of useful lists of those resources.

Here’s her list sans links:

  1. The Histories by Herodotus
  2. The History of the Peloponnesian War: Revised Edition by Thucydides
  3. Xenophon, III, Anabasis by Xenophon
  4. The Jugurthine War / The Conspiracy of Catiline by Sallust
  5. Livy: The Early History of Rome, Books I-V by Titus Livy
  6. The Twelve Caesars by Suetonius
  7. History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire [8 Volumes Complete Book Set]
  8. History of the Wars: Books 1-2 by Procopius
  9. The Secret History by Procopius
  10. A Short History of Monks and Monasteries by Alfred Wesley Wishart
  11. Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres by Henry Adams, Ralph Adams Cram
  12. Manners, Custom And Dress During The Middle Ages And During The Renaissance Period by Paul Lacroix
  13. A Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe
  14. The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy by Jacob Burckhardt
  15. The Renaissance: Studies in Art and Poetry by Walter Pater
  16. The Age of Reformation by Preserved Smith
  17. History of the Conquest of Mexico by W.H. Prescott
  18. History Of The Conquest Of Peru by William Hickling Prescott
  19. History of England, Volume 5 by David Hume
  20. The Ancien Regime by Charles Kingsley
  21. The French Revolution: A History by Thomas Carlyle
  22. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke
  23. The Life of Napoleon I, Including New Materials from the British Official Records: Volume 1 by John Holland Rose
  24. The Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton
  25. The History of England by Thomas Babington Macaulay
  26. The Condition of the Working Class in England by Friedrich Engels
  27. The Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant by Ulysses, S. Grant
  28. Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World: From Marathon to Waterloo by Edward Shepherd Creasy
  29. The development of the European nations, 1870-1900 by John Holland Rose
  30. The People of the Abyss by Jack London
  31. The Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie and The Gospel of Wealth by Andrew Carnegie
  32. The Beards’ Basic History Of The United States by Charles A. and Mary R. Beard
  33. History of the World War: An Authentic Narrative of the World’s Greatest War by Francis A. with Richard J. Beamish Marsh
  34. Ten days that Shook the World by John Reed
  35. The Second World War by Winston S. Churchill
  36. United States Presidents’ Inaugural Speeches by United States Presidents
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One Response to best Project Gutenberg history

  1. caj says:

    She doesn’t list The Diary of Samuel Pepys but Gutenberg has that as well.

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