World History, 1700 – 2000
This section of the History Reading List features the Present Era. The best themes in both fiction & nonfiction are organized chronologically, along with a short book review. For other time periods, please see our main World History Reading List.
Most of our book recommendations are arranged chronologically, but in some areas they are also grouped topically. Each book is linked to one of our affiliates so you can see pictures & further description.
Books Spanning All of the Present Era
Choose from the options below to find the book that best meets your needs.
Books are arranged in chronological order, with World Wars I and II on their own page.