The standard quality of information retrieved between an academia source is crucially different from a professional historian. “How so?” you might ask, well to break it down by comparing, popular history is not peer-reviewed as for academia it is peer-reviewed by other authors. Thus, making it a more reliable and credible source in research or section of history. In addition, popular history can also be an appeal to businesses in making books, as academia revolves around in focused research from current or past topics. It’s not to say that professional history is irrelevant or one is better than the other. Academia is applied towards popular history or new discoveries constantly, so that it helps other authors in their research. Think of Academia as the “icing on the cupcake.” as Popular history is the base baked good providing the story line while academia provides further logic and “sweet” facts.