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15 Best History Books Of All Time

It is a common saying that history is what we make out of it, however, now it may seem like a very elegant thing to say rather than a realistic one. But one thing is pretty sure, those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it (George Santayana).  

It is without a doubt that this civilization has evolved over thousands of years, and a lot of historic events took place during this course. If we ought to achieve greatness and success in life then it’s compulsory to know and learn the history and one of the easiest ways to do it is to read about it. 

Here is our guide to some of the greatest history books that you can read and learn from.

1.  History Adventures, World of Characters, Revolutions & Industrialization, 1750 – 1900

Creator: Spencer Striker, PhD

Looking for the best way to learn World History? Travel back in time to 1750–1900 with award-winning History Adventures and experience the stories of 5 amazing characters who lived during this dynamic period—brought to life with the help of animation, interactivity, and visual effects.

Developed by Spencer Striker, PhD, History Adventures is taking world history education to a whole new level with 3D experiences, data visualizations, sound effects, and amazing graphics. Importantly, you will also be able to test your comprehension by taking multimedia, rich assessments at the end of each character narrative.

2. The Guns of August

Author: Barbara W. Tuchman

The first major conflict in the modern world which is often referred to as World War I is one the longest and most brutal international conflicts that ever occurred in human history. Its atrocities left almost 17 million people dead and countless affected all around the globe. There will be many books written about this War, but the ‘Guns of August’ gives you a closer look at the set of events that triggered this war.

3.  The Liberation Trilogy

Author: Rick Atkinson

This book revolves around World War II, especially the European and African Fronts. It is one of the best trilogies that covers almost all the aspects of the 2nd world war in Europe. Written by Rick Atkinson, these books take us to battlefronts in North Africa, Italy, and western Europe.

4.  1776

Author: David McCullough

This historic masterpiece was written by David McCullough, a Picasso of American History. His ‘1776’ brought the War of Independence and the formation of America into life. The book gives us the hint that G. Washington was not a mythical character but a human being and his counterpart, the British General Willian Howe, was a formidable adversary. It is without a doubt one of the best books in American literature.

5.  1491

Author: Charles C. Mann

As the name suggests itself, the history of America just before Columbus discovered it and then unveiled it to the rest of the world. This book by Charles C. Mann covers the civilizations in North America before the European occupation.

6.  The Crusades

The Crusades: Thomas Asbridge

The name says it all, this masterpiece covers one the most sensitive yet the most important events that shaped the world to what we see today. This book covers the Crusades for the Holy City from the 11th to 13th centuries.

7.  Caesar and Christ

Author: Will Durant

Roman Civilization is perhaps one of the first modern civilizations ever created. This book by Will Durant takes us through the highs and lows of the Roman Empire, particularly revolving around its leaders and how religion played a vital role in its collapse.

8.  A History of American People

Author: Paul Johnson

This masterpiece was written by the world-renowned author Paul Johnson. A History of American People takes its readers from the formation of America to 20th century America while shedding light on important events that took place throughout American History which made America the powerful.

9.  Churchill: A Life and the Second World War

Author: Martin Gilbert

This book by Martin Gilbert focuses on the Second World War and its atrocities. The book educates its readers about the casualty (cause and effects) of the war and how Winston Churchill stepped up to it and became the leader as we know him today.

10.  Guns, Germs, and Steel

Author: Jared Diamond

This book by Jared Diamond is in a league of its own. Unlike the other history books, it doesn’t reflect any particular set of people, region, or race rather than it focuses on general history and circumstances into which an event occurred.

11.  Genghis Khan: The Making Of The Modern World

Author: Jack Weatherford

As the title says the book covers the life story of Genghis Khan, the notorious Mongol leader, and the founder of the Mongolian Empire of 13 and 14th centuries. The Book covers how Genghis Khan and Mongolia rose to power and how it affected the world as a whole and Europe in particular.

12.  Europe: A History 

Author: Norman Davies

Written by Norman Davies and published in 1996, the book covers the ups and downs of Europian political, economical and territorial aspects. Primarily focusing on Modern Europe, the book is a treat for someone who ought to learn about Europian History.

13.  The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich

Author: William L. Shirer

The book focuses on the rise and fall of German, and particularly the Nazi empire. The book was written by a renowned journalist William L. Shirer. It takes us through the period of history starting with the birth of Hitler in 1889 to the ultimate demise of his Empire in 1945. The book covers the important aspects of Nazi Germany through its highs and lows.

14.  Postwar: A History of Europe

Author: Tony Judt

This book was written by British author Tony Judt, a world-renowned and award-winning author who specialized in European History. The book covers Europe in the aftermath of World War II through its economic, territorial, and political highs and lows.

15.  The Communist Manifesto

Author:  Karl Marx

It may have been the most famous book in this list that not only too many people must have heard about, but quite a few of them must have even read it. This book was written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels and as the title suggests it focuses on communism. The first-ever written document about communism, some even believe that it signified the start of communism.

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10 Best Books To Read During Coronavirus Quarantine

It is no longer news that we are amidst a global pandemic; many countries in the world are on total lockdown. The implication being that people spend all day at home. 

Though there is a limit to the number of video games and movies you can watch in a day before boredom inevitably kicks in. Some others have found several other activities like making videos online, but end up feeling stressed out later. 

The solution? Books. Yes, books. Reading is a perfect, stress-free way of whiling away your time.

The general perception that reading is boring is untrue; you only get bored when you read the wrong books. Which is why we have compiled a list of good books you can burу yourself in during this quarantine period. 

Moreover, there are countless benefits to reading good books. It enables you to prime your reading and writing skills. You learn a lot оf nеw thіngѕ about history, lоvе, romance, fісtіоn, hоrrоr and lоtѕ mоrе. Reading can, therefore, be a fun and educative way of enjoying yourself during this quarantine period.

  1.  History Adventures, Wоrld оf Chаrасtеrѕ, Rеvоlutіоnѕ & Induѕtrіаlіzаtіоn, 1750 – 1900, by Sреnсеr Strіkеr

Publication date: April 2020

History Adventures, Wоrld оf Chаrасtеrѕ, Rеvоlutіоnѕ & Induѕtrіаlіzаtіоn, is the first book of the History Adventures series, which will make you travel back in time to 1750–1900 and relive the stories of 5 inspiring characters who lived during this period.

But this book is not like any books you read before. First of all, it provides you wіth 3D еxреrіеnсе alongside music, аnіmаtіоn, ѕоund еffесtѕ аnd mоtіоn, which makes it feel more like an application, rather than a book. Secondly, it makes the learning experience much more engaging and interactive. Trust us, learning history has never been so exciting!

Developed by Spencer Striker, PhD, the book was published in April 2020 and is currently available for free on iOS in 51 countries across the globe. 

  1. Amеrісаnаh by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Publication date: May 2013

Thіѕ bооk is about a powerful ѕtоrу оf rасе and іdеntіtу by Chimamanda Ngоzі Adісhіе, thе wіnnеr of thе National Book Critics Circle Fiction award іn 2013 аmоngѕt many оthеr аwаrdѕ. It has also been added to the list of “The 10 Best Books of 2013” by The New York Times.

Americanization and migration are the main themes of Americanah. Thе novel tells the story оf Ifеmеlu and Obіnzе, two young people thаt fell іn lоvе аftеr leaving a mіlіtаrу-rulеd Nіgеrіа fоr thе West. Ifemelu ѕtudіеs іn the United States whеrеаѕ Obinze рlungеѕ іntо a perilous life in Lоndоn. 

Having spent 78 weeks on NPR’s Paperback Best-Seller list, this novel will definitely change your perspective and the perception of the world.

  1. Frankenstein by Mary Shеllеу

Publication date: January 1818

Thе аnguіѕhеd monster оf Mary Shеllеу’ѕ Frаnkеnѕtеіn has been сарtіvаting rеаdеrѕ mіnds for over 200 years now. Containing elements of both Gothic and Romantic novels, Frаnkеnѕtеіn is also considered to be one of the first examples of the science fiction novel. The book tells thе story about Vісtоr Frаnkеnѕtеіn, a tеrrіblе creature that he has developed in the course of a scientific experiment, аnd the problems іt саuѕеd.

The book is present in school curricula across the globe and this quarantine period can be used to familiarize or re-familiarize yourself with it. And we promise the book is nothing like any movie adaptations that you might have seen. 

  1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Publication date: January 1813

Thіѕ a bооk published bу аn Englіѕh nоvеlіѕt, Jаnе Austen, іn 1813. Thе ѕtоrу is аbоut Elіzаbеth Bеnnеt who dеаlѕ wіth іѕѕuеѕ оf uрbrіngіng, mаnnеr, mоrаlіtу, аnd education durіng thе Rеgеnсу era in Great Britain. 

Pride and Prejudice has been studied in schools for years now. Among thе rеаdеrѕ аnd lіtеrаrу ѕсhоlаrѕ, it has always been one оf thе mоѕt-lоvеd bооkѕ with over 20 mіllіоn соріеѕ sold. While it is a very romantic book, it gives some great marriage lessons that are absolutely relevant even in the XXI century, emphasizing the importance of marrying for love, not for wealth or social prestige.

  1. The Sесrеt Hіѕtоrу by Donna Tartt

Publication date: September 1992

The Secret History is the first novel written by Dоnnа Tartt. Originally titled The God of Illusions, the book is about a group of 6 college students who feel that the normal rules of society don’t apply to them and, as a result, have to deal with horrifying repercussions.

The Secret History is filled with drama and twists while Tartt’s writing is incredibly rich in detail. By the way, Dоnnа Tartt was also included in Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” list of 2014.

Overall, the book is definitely a great choice for lovers of psychological thrillers.

  1. The Cаtсhеr іn the Rуе by J. D. Salinger

Publication date: July 1951

The Cаtсhеr іn the Rуе is a masterpiece bу J.D. Sаlіngеr, a lеаdіng vоісе іn American lіtеrаturе who hаѕ fostered a lifelong lоvе for reading іn mіllіоnѕ оf people аll оvеr thе world. While being initially targeted at the adult audience, the book is all about teenage rebellion and alienation, therefore, it is extremely popular among adolescents.

With total sales of more than 65 million books, around one million copies of The Cаtсhеr іn the Rуe are being sold every year. The book has also received lots of literary awards and was listed in ‘100 best English-language novels written since 1923’ by Time Magazine and ‘100 best English-language novels of the 20th century’ by Modern Library.

  1. One Hundrеd Years Of Sоlіtudе by Gabriel Garcia Mаrquеz

Publication date: 1967

One Hundrеd Years Of Sоlіtudе is a fаntаѕtіс and оrіgіnаl novel bу Gabriel Garcia Mаrԛuеz, who won a Nobel Prіzе in Literature.

The book tells the story of 7 generations of the Buendia family and the town they built – Macondo. The book tells the story of 7 generations of the Buendia family and the town they built – Macondo. 

It іѕ a must-read bу еvеrуbоdу, еѕресіаllу if уоu аrе a fan оf fiction. Even if you have read it in the past – some books teach you something new each time you reread them, and this is definitely about One Hundrеd Years Of Sоlіtudе.

  1. Mіdnіght’ѕ Chіldrеn by Sаlmаn Rushdie

Publication date: 1981 

Similar to One Hundrеd Years Of Sоlіtudе, Mіdnіght’ѕ Chіldrеn is a great example of magical realism, including fantastical elements in the real-world setting.

Written by Sаlmаn Rushdie, a British Indian novelist, the story features Sаlееm Sіnаі who wаѕ bоrn аt the stroke оf mіdnіght оn Auguѕt 15, 1947, thе еxасt tіmе Indіа gаіnеd independence. Sаlееm lаtеr grew uр tо lеаrn оf the unfоrtunаtе соnѕеԛuеnсеѕ of thіѕ соіnсіdеnсе, a whole life, a lіfе bоund tо the nаtіоn. Saleem is endowed with telepathic powers and a connection to other kids born at the dawn of the modern nation of India.

Midnight’s Children was awarded the Booker Prize in 1981, the James Tait Prize and the English Speaking Union Literary Award.

  1. Thе God of Smаll Thіngѕ by Arundhati Roy

Publication date: 1997

A family saga, рrоhіbіtеd lоvе ѕtоrу, аnd political drama. Yes, it all describes the next novel on our list – Thе God of Smаll Thіngѕ, written by Arundhati Roy.

Being a political activist, Arundhati Roy made Indian history, politics, social discrimination, misogyny, caste and class relations the main themes of the novel.

This bооk has become the New York Times bestseller and the winner of the Man Booker Prize. 

  1. The Big Slеер by Raymond Chandler

Publication date: 1939

The Big Slеер is the first novel bу thе master рrасtіtіоnеr of Amеrісаn hаrd-bоіlеd сrіmе fісtіоn, Raymond Chandler. 

It іѕ a crime fісtіоn novel thаt fеаturеѕ Phіlір Mаrlоwе, a рrіvаtе investigator, hired by an elderly millionaire tо deal with thе blасkmаіlеr оf his dаughtеr. But there is much more to it than еxtоrtіоn…  

All in all, worth reading if you love detective novels and mystery books.

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History Adventures Is Starting The Non-Profit Journey

Dear Supporters, Readers, and Ambassadors!

We’ve got great news to share with you!

As you all know, History Adventures was founded with the goal to engage students, and to ignite an ember of curiosity for learning about the past. 

The project has initially started with the development of the first audiovisual book covering the 1750-1900 period (History Adventures, World of Characters, Revolutions & Industrialization). 

But after receiving tons of positive reviews and the first award (we have become the Gold Winner of the Horizon Interactive Awards in the Mobile Apps – Education category), we realized that there is so much more he can do to improve student engagement in learning and take history teaching to the whole new level.

And this is how we decided to begin our nonprofit journey.

Welcome the new History Adventures! 

History Adventures will continue to create a revolutionary interactive learning experience that will enhance and broaden student comprehension of the complex world around them, but now as a non-profit organization.

Moreover, since we are on the mission to make history education accessible, we are planning to keep these books free of charge and available for everyone online.

History Adventures, World of Characters, Revolutions & Industrialization is the first book in the History Adventures next-generation digital book application series that presents a fresh and efficient approach to history education.

The digital book includes lavish illustrations, animation, data visualizations, sound effects, 3D experience, digital post-its (to help students memorize certain definitions), audio comments from a leading historians related to the featured topic, and comprehensive assessments to test students’ knowledge of the relevant topic.

We know how important education is and to make sure everyone has a chance to improve and enrich their knowledge of World History. So we really count on your support. 

Please make a simple and free donation of sharing our digital book with your friends and family–people you think might appreciate it. And let’s make great history education accessible and exciting for everyone.

And once again, thank you all for your support and your kind words about our book. We really appreciate it! 

Best,

Spencer Striker, PhD

Creator of History Adventures

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The Complete Guide to the AP World History Exam

The AP World History Program aims to provide high school and college students with a basic and firm knowledge of history. 

This program is designed to prepare high school and college students for higher education. Students are required to use their reasoning and assessment skills to analyze and comment on the significant historical events of the US. 

This guide will walk you through the basic requirements to introduce you to the AP World History Program to help you pass your exam with flying colors.

What is the AP World History Exam?

The main goal of the AP World History Exam is to test your capabilities to develop and make historical arguments as well as comparisons. It is equivalent to the World History Introductory course comprising two semesters in a college or university.

It aims to provide an in-depth understanding of significant advancements, events, and famous individuals that are a prominent part of our documented history.

AP World History Course Themes

The course comprises five major themes to help students build relevant connections between historical developments. It encompasses nearly all major and minor developments that took place in different places of the world at different times.

The themes include:

  • Humans and the Environment
  • Cultural Developments and Interactions
  • Governance
  • Economic Systems
  • Social Interactions and Organization 
  • Technology and Innovation

Course Content

The course contents contain nine units that range from different periods and carry different percentages in the exam. Here is the detailed outline of the course units:

Period c 1200 -1450 | Exam percentage: 8-10%

  •   The Global Tapestry
  •   Networks of Exchange

Period c 1450-1750 | Exam percentage: 12-15%

  •  Land-based empires
  •  Transoceanic interconnections

Period c 1750 – 1900 | Exam percentage: 12-15%

  •   Revolutions
  •   Consequences of industrialization

Period c1900 – present | Exam percentage: 8-10%

  • Global conflict
  • Globalization
  • Cold war and decolonization

Duration

The duration of the AP World History Exam is three hours and 15 minutes which is divided into two sections. The first section is further divided into two parts called Part A and Part B. The timelines for each section are as follow:

  • Section 1- Part A: 55 minutes.
  • Section 1- Part B: 40 minutes.
  • Section 2: 1 hour and 40 minutes (1 hour for the first question and 40 minutes for the second question)

Format & Sample Questions

The AP World History Exam requires students to present answers that are supported by the references to the relevant historical events. 

As the documents are already provided in section 2, you can use them to support your answers. Do not just simply quote the document, you must describe why the document supports your argument.

Section 1A:

Section 1, Part A – reserves 40% of the exam score – is composed of 55 multiple choice questions for the time duration of 55 minutes. It means you will get one minute for each question.

Section 1B:

Section 1, Part B – reserves 20% of the exam score – requires you to give short answers to the free-response questions in minutes. The questions can range in the form of texts, maps, images, or graphs.

Question 1 – compulsory – contains one or two secondary sources and aims at the historical advancements that transpired during 1200 years to present.

Question 2 – compulsory – has one primary source and aims at the historical advancements that occurred during 1200 years to present.

Questions 3 & 4 – optional – you can select one of them. Question 3 is based on the years 1200 to 1750 whereas question 4 is aimed at the years 2001 to 2001. These questions do not contain any source. 

Section 2

Section 2 of the AP World History Exam has two questions that make 40% of the total exam score.

Question 1 – compulsory – is related to the historical events from 1754-1980. You will be given seven documents and are required to support your answer with the help of those documents. This question has a time duration of 1 hour and makes 25% of the exam score.

Question 2 – is a long essay question and makes 15% of the exam score. You will get to choose one question from the three questions that cover different historical periods such as, 1200 – 1750, 1450-1900, or 1750- 2001. You are required to propose a thesis and support your argument based on your knowledge and the lessons AP history class.

Scoring Guidelines

To ace any exam, it is necessary to understand its pattern and how the scoring works. Here we have explained the scoring guidelines for each section so you can understand the influence and concept of each question of each section.

Scoring guidelines for Section 1

Section 1-A

Section 1A is composed of 55 multiple-choice questions. Each question has 1 mark that can only be scored by choosing the correct answer out of 4 choices given in the question.

Section 1-B

There are three sub-questions for every question to be answered in Section 1-B which allow students to earn 0 to 3 points for each question. Following is the essential scoring criteria based on the response content:

Score 3: The response covers all three requirements of the question.

Score 2: The response covers two of the requirements of the question.

Score 1: The response covers any one of the requirements of the question.

Score 0: The response covers none of the requirements of the question.

Score NR:  No or blank response.

Scoring guidelines for Section 2

Section 2 has two parts that require 1 answered question each part. The first part is a document-based question, while the second is a long essay. 

Part A

For question one, you can earn a maximum of 7 points. To score high, your answers should demonstrate your knowledge and skills as you support your answer with the evidence. Further, break down of point scoring for question 1 is as follow:

  • Thesis/Claim: 0-1 point 
  • Contextualization: 0-1 point 
  • Evidence: 0-3 points
  • Analysis and Reasoning: 0-2 points

Part B

In part B, you can earn a maximum of 6 points. The response requirements remain the same as that of part one. Further breakdown of scoring criteria for part B is as follow: 

  • Thesis/Claim: 0-1 point
  • Contextualization: 0-1 point
  • Evidence: 0-2 points (1 point for single evidence and 2 points for supporting argument)
  • Analysis and Reasoning: 0-2 points

Who should take the AP World History Exam?

This exam is best for high school students having an interest in world history.  Students wanting to get better at world history should take this exam and the best part is, you can earn college credit if you perform well. 

How to Prepare for the AP World History Exam

The best way to prepare for this exam is to review some past AP World History papers and memorize critical historical events to refer to them in support of your arguments. Furthermore, reading good books by credible authors can help you prepare for this exam. One such example would be, History Adventures: World Of Characters. It relates and interactively illustrates historical events in an engaging way by adopting a lively narrative style to make history easy for you. Detailed books covering every aspect of important historical events is what you need to pass this exam with flying colors and History Adventures: World Of Characters is certainly one of those.

Essential Tips to Prepare For AP World History Exam

Selecting the best study material: An important thing to consider while preparing for this exam is to always use the best study resources. It’s highly recommended to use books that cover all the aspects of the course comprehensively so that you don’t miss out on any important details. So, a good book like History Adventures: World Of Characters can make all the difference. 

Time Management: Time management is a crucial factor in this exam because every section and question is strictly timed. You will have to be very careful while attempting every question and the amount of time you invest in it.

Planning: Never start attempting the questions as soon as you read them. It is always good to read the whole question paper once at least and start with questions that seem easy to you.

Practice: Practice is the key to success, similarly practicing with AP World History free-response questions will help you succeed in this exam. Find solved papers and compare your answers with them for a better understanding or learn how the evidence and references are used accurately. Practice until you have perfected every aspect of your exam.

Conclusion

The AP World History Exam is designed to enhance students’ skills in terms of analyzing, reasoning, and comparing historical events. To pass this 3 hours and 15 minutes exam, you need to have an inclusive knowledge of all major events that span over 1200 CE to the present.

The past papers available online can help you identify the consistent historical events. It will enable you to narrow down the mass of information to selected few occasions that are most likely to be present in your exam.

From there you only need all-inclusive books like History Adventures: World Of Characters that teach everything you need to learn to clear your exam in a super interactive style with the help of different effects. It is one of those kinds of books that makes the learning process highly stimulating and engaging for the students leading to an effective and firm grasp of the AP World History Course contents. 

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TOP 10 Best History Apps And Books That Will Make Learning History Interactive

If you are craving to find out more about the past, History is definitely the perfect subject for you. However, studying history is not only important because it allows us to understand our past, but it also helps us make more sense of the current world.

However, who wants to study history from a boring or difficult book?

Therefore, we’ve compiled a list of the most engaging and interesting history books and apps that are suitable both for educational purposes and for general interest. So, whether you’re a high school student, a business owner or a retired person, we are absolutely sure that you will enjoy all of the items listed here.

  1. History Adventures, World of Characters, (1750-1900)
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    The first item on our list falls under the book category, but it’s much more than a standard history book, it’s much more than that! Developed by Spencer Striker, History Adventures is taking world history learning to a whole new level with 3D experiences, data visualizations, sound effects, and amazing graphics. Moreover, you will also be able to test your comprehension by taking a quiz by the end of each topic.

    But the best part is that it is absolutely free to download. But hurry up! It’s only free for the next few weeks.

    Download History Adventures now on iTunes.

  2. BBC History Magazine
    The UK’s best-selling history magazine is now available on iTunes!

    Every month the app publishers assemble leading specialists to explore a variety of historical topics – from ancient civilizations to the two world wars. Every issue includes an extensive reviews section, interesting ideas for cultural trips and breaking history news.

  3. History In Pictures

    This interactive guide formed from the latest pictures of historical events from around the globe is now available for Android users.

    You will be able to browse hundreds of historical photos including People, Wars, Events, and Creative moments from world history, that have been uploaded to the app in the last 24 hours.

  4. Civilisations AR
    Yes, another product created by BBC, but this is their first Augmented Reality app. Explore over 30 astonishing artifacts from around the world at the convenience of your home or office.

    This free AR app comes from a major collaboration between the BBC, Nexus Studios and over 30 museums from across the UK, and it is now available for both iOS and Android users.

  5. The Civil War Today
    The Civil War Today is an award-winning app created exclusively for the iPad 150 years after the start of the American Civil War. The users can explore the war as it unfolded, one day at a time, with daily updates that let you re-live the events in real-time.

    You will also be able to browse thousands of original documents, maps, photos, and newspaper broadsheets.

  6. The Book of Kells

    The Book of Kells is one of the most remarkable illustrated manuscripts and the most complex manuscript of its kind to survive from the early Middle Ages. Currently, it is on display in the Library of Trinity College Dublin.

    The app helps users explore the most exquisite details of 21 of the 9th-century manuscript’s best pages at up to 6 times their initial size.

  7. cdli tablet
    Developed by the University of California, “cdli tablet” is exclusively an iPad app that covers the cultural heritage of ancient Mesopotamia. The app includes text and images of ancient Mesopotamia that span 3500 years of human activity and describe the origins of trade, astronomy, and mathematics in ancient times.

    The best part – entries are updated daily.

  8. TimeTours: Uxmal
    TimeTours is a time travel guidebook that will take you on a virtual trip to the past using modern 3D reconstructions. Its ‘Now and Then’ time windows let users experience what the cities looked like in the ancient world.

    The app costs $5.49 and is available in English, German, Spanish. By the way, it is also currently used in the Cambridge Friends School iPad pilot program.

  9. The Presidents – Flash Cards

    If you’re looking for the fastest and easiest way to learn the Presidents, the Presidents app will definitely have you covered! It contains gorgeous flashcards for all forty-five Presidents of the United States – from George Washington to Donald Trump.

    And you will also be able to test your knowledge by turning the information off in the “Tap to Reveal” mode.

  10. Kings & Queens: 1,000 Years of British Royalty
    This easy to use iTunes app contains both magnificent digital portraits of Britain’s royal family and comprehensive descriptions of their characters and accomplishments.

    Telling the story of the British monarchy from William the Conqueror to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, this is a perfect starting point for anyone with an interest in the Royal Family.

With these apps and books, you will definitely have an endless supply of historical facts and stories. In particular, at History Adventures, we go the extra mile to take your history learning to the next level.

In the meantime, please don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments which app or book you’ve enjoyed most.