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

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Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight
Liberty's Torch: The Great Adventure to Build the Statue of Liberty
Michelangelo: A Life in Six Masterpieces
The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It
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Operation Shakespeare: The True Story of an Elite International Sting
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    Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital
    Killing Jesus: A History
    Capital in the Twenty-First Century
    An Officer and a Spy
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    Simon Winchester
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    Alan Bennett
    The best moments in reading are when you come across something - a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things - which you had thought special and particular to you. And now, here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out, and taken yours
    Alan Bennett, The History Boys: The Film

    William Shakespeare
    thus with a kiss I die
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