AP US History Books



AP Test Prep Books



Planning on taking the AP US History test? Below are some excellent test review preparation books for the US History subject exam. A good AP prep book provides review questions, study tips, and other practice questions, etc.

Princeton AP US History Prep Book








Cracking the AP US History Exam 2011 Edition.

  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton Review (Aug 3, 2010)

Book Description
This comprehensive AP guide from the test-prep experts brings you everything you need to prepare for the AP U.S. History Exam. Inside Cracking the AP U.S. History Exam, 2011 Edition you’ll find proven techniques and strategies, as well as:

•2 full-length AP U.S. History practice tests with detailed explanations
•Essential review of all key historical eras and timelines covered on the exam
•Targeted strategies for mastering the multiple-choice question section
•Detailed guides to writing great AP essays for the document-based and free response questions
•Terms and concepts organized by time period and category
•And much more!

Kaplan AP US History Test Preparation




Kaplan AP US History 2011 Edition.

  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Kaplan (Aug 3, 2010)

Book Description
• Tips from students who earned a perfect 5 on the AP U.S. History exam

• Strategies from AP U.S. History teachers

• A new group study guide, helping all group members make the most of their study sessions

• Breakthrough advice for parents—on everything from using the book as a coaching aid to preparing for exam day

• 2 full-length practice tests (essential for learning how to beat the clock)

• An intensive diagnostic test so that you can use your time efficiently, targeting weak areas and feeling confident in your strengths

• Detailed explanations to the answers, showing you how to think like the authors of the test

• Key terms, defined in context

• Sample answers for free-response questions

• Proven skill-building techniques that are guaranteed to raise your score

• A user-friendly design for navigating the book in a flash


Barrons AP US History Test Prep





Barron's AP United States History

  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series; 9 edition (February 1, 2010)

Book Description
Barron's fully revised Advanced Placement U.S. History test preparation manual presents two full-length practice exams with answer keys and explanatory comments covering all questions. The author also provides extensive study and test-taking advice, followed by an overview of U.S. history from the Colonial era to the twenty-first century. The overview includes sample questions, analyses, and answers. Additional features include a chronological summary of major events, developments, and dates in U.S. history, a glossary defining key words and phrases, and a general index.

  • Two full-length AP United States History practice exams reflect the actual AP exam in length, structure, subject matter, and degree of difficulty
  • All questions answered with explanations
  • A detailed subject review encompassing U.S. history from the Colonial era to the Obama administration
  • Subject review includes sample questions, analyses, and answers