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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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The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II's Most Audacious General
Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth
The Innovators: How a Group of  Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution
In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette
One Summer: America, 1927
Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea
The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History
41: A Portrait of My Father
Without You, There Is No Us: My Time with the Sons of North Korea's Elite
Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune
The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II
How We Got to Now: The History and Power of Great Ideas
Capital in the Twenty-First Century
The Emperor of All Maladies
The Secret History of Wonder Woman
Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever
The Romanov Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra
A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
Lies We Tell Ourselves
At Home: A Short History of Private Life
Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War
On Immunity: An Inoculation
Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital
Lost in Shangri-la: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia
Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot
No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State
The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
Boxers (Boxers & Saints, #1)
Killing Jesus: A History
Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President
The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements
Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World's Most Dangerous Weapon
George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
The Astronaut Wives Club
Prisoner of Night and Fog (Prisoner of Night and Fog, #1)
The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism
Dr. Mutter's Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine
The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights
13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened In Benghazi
Saints (Boxers & Saints, #2)
Detroit: An American Autopsy
Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East
Empire of Sin: A Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder, and the Battle for Modern New Orleans
Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China
Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War
The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England
The Swerve: How the World Became Modern
My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel
The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America
The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place
Gutenberg's Apprentice
Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman
Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World
The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery
The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo
The Boy on the Wooden Box
Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail
World Order
Rosewater: A Family's Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival
The Wars of the Roses: The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors
The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus
Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality
Dreamers and Deceivers: True Stories of the Heroes and Villains Who Made America
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety
Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World's First Digital Weapon
Lives in Ruins: Archeologists and the Seductive Lure of Human Rubble
Trinity (Wars of the Roses, #2)
Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller's Tragic Quest for Primitive Art
Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free
Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation
1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created
Elephant Company: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II
What It is Like to Go to War
Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History
Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America
Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power
Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II
Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine, and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood
Paper Love: Searching for the Girl My Grandfather Left Behind
Even This I Get to Experience
The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood
A Light in the Wilderness
The Secret Rooms: A True Gothic Mystery
Nikola Tesla: Imagination and the Man That Invented the 20th Century
The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, An American Legend
The War That Ended Peace: The Road To 1914
The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined
The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?
March: Book One (March, #1)
Isabella: The Warrior Queen

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