Narrative History

"Herodotus of Halicarnassus here displays his inquiry, so that human achievements may not become forgotten in time, and great and marvelous deeds—some displayed by Greeks, some by barbarians—may not be without their glory; and especially to show why the two peoples fought with each other."

In books from the ancient world, it is often hard to distinguish books of fact from books of fiction, but here in Herodotus' Histories we see one of the first self-conscious attempts to present an organized history based on personal interviews, old record books, and corroborated tales handed down through the generations. Considered by many to be the father of history, Herodotus is a model for all historians who follow him. This category contains books that endeavor to present accurate information about past events based on historical evidence. It offers works on all periods from antiquity to the present from ancient writers like Herodotus and Josephus to more modern authors like Russell Freedman, Genevieve Foster, and Albert Marrin.

Did you find this review helpful?
34 Items found Print
Active Filters: 12th grade (Ages 17-18)
Age of Fighting Sail
by C. S. Forester
from Chapman Billies, Inc
American Naval History for 8th-Adult
in War of 1812 (Location: G3D-HIS)
Amistad
by Helen Kromer
from The Pilgrim Press
for 7th-Adult
in Slavery & the Underground Railroad (Location: G4D-HIS)
$16.00
Book of Discovery
by M. B. Synge
from Yesterday's Classics
for 7th-12th grade
in Yesterday's Classics (Location: FIC-YC)
$16.16
Boys of '76
by Charles Coffin
from Maranatha Publications
Historical Reference for 10th-Adult
in America's Christian Heritage (Location: HIS-ACH)
$19.97 $12.00 (1 in stock)
Brave Men
by Ernie Pyle
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 10th-Adult
in WWII: European Theater (Location: HIS-20CWW2)
$15.00 (1 in stock)
Bridge Too Far
by Cornelius Ryan
from Simon and Schuster
for 10th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$16.99
Civil War: A Narrative - 3 Volume Set
by Shelby Foote
1st Vintage Books Ed from Vintage Classics
for 10th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
Co. Aytch
by Sam Watkins
from Touchstone
Historical Non-fiction for 8th-Adult
in American Civil War (1860-1865) (Location: HIS-19CACW)
$16.00
Cornelius Ryan World War II Trilogy
by Cornelius Ryan
from Simon and Schuster
for 10th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
Emigrants' Guide to Oregon and California
by Lansford W. Hastings
from Applewood Books
for 9th-Adult
in Oregon Trail (Location: G4C-HIS)
$5.20 (1 in stock)
First Voyage to America
by Christopher Columbus
from Dover Publications
Historical Primary Sources for 10th-Adult
in Exploration (1450-1900) (Location: HIS-USEXP)
$8.46 $6.00 (1 in stock)
Fort Sumter to Perryville
The Civil War: A Narrative, Vol. 1
by Shelby Foote
1st Vintage Books ed from Vintage Classics
for 10th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
Fredericksburg to Meridian
The Civil War: A Narrative, Vol. 2
by Shelby Foote
from Vintage Classics
for 10th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
Gettysburg
by Frank A. Haskell & William C. Oates
from Bantam Books
Historical Non-fiction for 9th-Adult
in American Civil War (1860-1865) (Location: HIS-19CACW)
$6.00
Guns of August
by Barbara W. Tuchman
from Ballantine Books
for 10th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$15.30 $11.50 (1 in stock)
Guns of August
by Barbara W. Tuchman
from Ballantine Books
for 10th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$7.64
Hiroshima
by John Hersey
from Vintage Classics
Historical Non-Fiction for 9th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$6.76
History of God's Remarkable Providences
by Increase Mather
from Back Home Industries
Historical Non-Fiction for 9th-Adult
in Colonial America (1690-1765) (Location: HIS-USCOL)
History of the English-Speaking Peoples Volume 1
by Winston S. Churchill
from Barnes & Noble
for 7th-Adult
in Great Britain / England (Location: HISREG-BRIT)
History of the English-Speaking Peoples Volume 3
by Winston S. Churchill
from Barnes & Noble
for 9th-Adult
in Modern History (Location: HIS-MOD)
How the Merrimac Won
by R.W. Daly
from Thomas Crowell
for 10th-Adult
in American Civil War (1860-1865) (Location: HIS-19CACW)
$4.50 (1 in stock)
Journals of Lewis & Clark
Signet Classics
by John Bakeless, editor
from Signet Classics
Primary Source Documents for 9th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
Landmark History of the American People
by Daniel J. Boorstin
from Random House
for 4th-12th grade
in American History Reference (Location: HISREF-US)
$12.00 (1 in stock)
Last Battle
by Cornelius Ryan
Reprint from Simon and Schuster
for 10th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$17.00
Life of Johnny Reb
by Bell Irvin Wiley
Updated Edition from Louisiana State University Press
for 10th-Adult
in American Civil War (1860-1865) (Location: HIS-19CACW)
Longest Day
by Cornelius Ryan
from Touchstone
for 10th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$14.45
Miracle at Philadelphia
by Catherine Drinker Bowen
from Little, Brown & Company
Historical Non-fiction for 9th-Adult
in New Nation (1783-1800) (Location: G3E-HIS)
$12.00 (1 in stock)
Naval War of 1812
by Theodore Roosevelt
from Random House
Historical Non-fiction for 10th-Adult
in War of 1812 (Location: G3D-HIS)
$15.95
Red River to Appomattox
The Civil War: A Narrative, Vol. 3
by Shelby Foote
from Vintage Classics
for 10th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$18.00 (1 in stock)
Rising Tide
by Jeff Shaara
from Ballantine Books
Historical Non-fiction for 9th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$7.50 (2 in stock)
Rough Riders
by Theodore Roosevelt
from Dover Publications
Historical non-fiction for 9th-Adult
in Gilded Age (1865-1918) (Location: G5E-HIS)
$8.95
Scotland's Story
by H. E. Marshall
from Yesterday's Classics
for 5th-12th grade
in Yesterday's Classics (Location: FIC-YC)
$16.16
Story of Liberty
by Charles Coffin
from Maranatha Publications
Historical Reference for 10th-Adult
in America's Christian Heritage (Location: HIS-ACH)
$19.97 $10.00 (2 in stock)
War Means Fighting, Fighting Means Killing
by Shelby Foote
from Random House Books for Young Readers
for 10th-Adult
in American Civil War (1860-1865) (Location: HIS-19CACW)
$7.50 (1 in stock)