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Goodreads "Microhistory: Social Histories of Just One Thing"

"To borrow from Wikipedia, "Microhistory is the intensive historical investigation of a well defined smaller unit of research (most often a single event, the community of a village, a family or a person)."
Strangely, the list is bloated with books about plagues, pestilence and parasites (including some human versions of the latter). The works are in descending order of ratings, NOT as in the Goodreads source list, which is ordered by number of votes. The long subtitles of some books have been brutally truncated by the List Challenges software.
Inclusion criteria:
4,000+ ratings and at least 3 votes, except for a few extra personal choices as follows:
Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe
Measuring the World
Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe
Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything
A History of π
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from goodreads.com · made by Markd9528
avg. score: 7 of 180 (4%)
required scores: 1, 2, 3, 6, 10 

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Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption (Laura Hillenbrand)
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption (Laura Hillenbrand)
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The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference (Malcolm Gladwell (Introduction by the Author))
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference (Malcolm Gladwell (Introduction by the Author))
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Rebecca Skloot)
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Rebecca Skloot)
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In Cold Blood (Truman Capote)
In Cold Blood (Truman Capote)
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Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster (Jon Krakauer)
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster (Jon Krakauer)
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The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics (Daniel James Brown)
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics (Daniel James Brown)
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1776 (David McCullough)
1776 (David McCullough)
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Stiff: The Curious Life of Human Cadavers (Mary Roach)
Stiff: The Curious Life of Human Cadavers (Mary Roach)
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The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: And Other Clinical Tales (Oliver Sacks)
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: And Other Clinical Tales (Oliver Sacks)
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Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen (Christopher McDougall)
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen (Christopher McDougall)
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In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin (Erik Larson)
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin (Erik Larson)
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Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith (Jon Krakauer)
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith (Jon Krakauer)
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Seabiscuit: An American Legend (Laura Hillenbrand)
Seabiscuit: An American Legend (Laura Hillenbrand)
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Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders (Vincent Bugliosi, Curt Gentry)
Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders (Vincent Bugliosi, Curt Gentry)
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Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania (Erik Larson)
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania (Erik Larson)
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The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictio (Simon Winchester)
The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictio (Simon Winchester)
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (Frederick Douglass)
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (Frederick Douglass)
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The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus (Richard Preston)
The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus (Richard Preston)
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Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity (Katherine Boo)
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity (Katherine Boo)
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Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China (Jung Chang)
Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China (Jung Chang)
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The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women (Kate Moore)
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women (Kate Moore)
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Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage (Alfred Lansing)
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage (Alfred Lansing)
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In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex (Nathaniel Philbrick)
In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex (Nathaniel Philbrick)
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Hidden Figures (Margot Lee Shetterly)
Hidden Figures (Margot Lee Shetterly)
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The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer (Siddhartha Mukherjee)
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer (Siddhartha Mukherjee)
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At Home: A Short History of Private Life (Bill Bryson)
At Home: A Short History of Private Life (Bill Bryson)
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Mountains Beyond Mountains: One Doctor's Quest to Heal the World (Tracy Kidder)
Mountains Beyond Mountains: One Doctor's Quest to Heal the World (Tracy Kidder)
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The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon (David Grann)
The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon (David Grann)
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Moonwalking With Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything (David Grann)
Moonwalking With Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything (David Grann)
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The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration (Isabel Wilkerson)
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration (Isabel Wilkerson)
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1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus (Charles C. Mann)
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus (Charles C. Mann)
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Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City (Matthew Desmond)
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City (Matthew Desmond)
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Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea (Barbara Demick)
Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea (Barbara Demick)
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Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time (Dava Sobel)
Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time (Dava Sobel)
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Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President (Candice Millard)
Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President (Candice Millard)
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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons From the Crematory (Caitlin Doughty)
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons From the Crematory (Caitlin Doughty)
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Color: A Natural History of the Palette (Victoria Finlay)
Color: A Natural History of the Palette (Victoria Finlay)
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Salt: A World History (Mark Kurlansky)
Salt: A World History (Mark Kurlansky)
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The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey (Candace Millard)
The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey (Candace Millard)
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Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics (Tim Marshall)
Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics (Tim Marshall)
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