History

History (from Greek ἱστορία - historia, meaning "inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation") is the discovery, collection, organization, and presentation of information about past events. History can also mean the period of time after writing was invented. Scholars who write about history are called historians. It is a field of research which uses a narrative to examine and analyse the sequence of events, and it sometimes attempts to investigate objectively the patterns of cause and effect that determine events. Historians debate the nature of history and its usefulness. This includes discu ...more

The Personality Brokers: The Strange History of Myers-Briggs and the Birth of Personality Testing
Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military
Leadership: In Turbulent Times
The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War
These Truths: A History of the United States
Eliza Hamilton: The Extraordinary Life and Times of the Wife of Alexander Hamilton
The Escape Artists: A Band of Daredevil Pilots and the Greatest Prison Break of the Great War
Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America's Most Notorious Pirates
The Standard of Truth: 1815–1846 (Saints, #1)
How to Invent Everything: A Survival Guide for the Stranded Time Traveller
In Search of Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein
The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War
The Last Palace: Europe's Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House
Resist: 35 Profiles of Ordinary People Who Rose Up Against Tyranny and Injustice
Young Benjamin Franklin: The Birth of Ingenuity
  • The Curse of Oak Island by Randall Sullivan
    The Curse of Oak Island: The Story of the World's Longest Treasure Hunt
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    Release date: Dec 11, 2018
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  • Gandhi by Ramachandra Guha
    Gandhi: The Years That Changed the World, 1914-1948
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  • National Geographic Almanac 2019 by National Geographic Society
    National Geographic Almanac 2019: Hot New Science - Incredible Photographs - Maps, Facts, Infographics & More
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    Fear: Trump in the White House
    Sea of Memories
    The Fifth Risk
    Beneath a Scarlet Sky
    Norse Mythology
    Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
    Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
    White Rose, Black Forest
    The Coming Storm
    Lincoln in the Bardo
    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think
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    A Column of Fire (Kingsbridge, #3)
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    A Short History of Nearly Everything
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    The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany
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    Simon Winchester
    Simon Winchester Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms & a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories
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    Beryl Markham
    I have learned that if you must leave a place that you have lived in and loved and where all your yesteryears are buried deep, leave it any way except a slow way, leave it the fastest way you can. Never turn back and never believe that an hour you remember is a better hour because it is dead. Passed years seem safe ones, vanquished ones, while the future lives in a cloud, formidable from a distance.
    Beryl Markham, West with the Night

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