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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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Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free
Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II's Most Audacious General
One Summer: America, 1927
Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth
The Accidental Empress
קיצור תולדות האנושות [Kitsur toldot ha-enoshut]
Killing Jesus: A History
The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House
The Innovators: How a Group of  Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution
And the Good News Is...: Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side
Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune
In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette
Orhan's Inheritance
The Secret History of Wonder Woman
Leaving Berlin
Spinster: Making a Life of One's Own
Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography
Black Dove, White Raven
The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II
The Romanov Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra
Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot
Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever
On Immunity: An Inoculation
The Fifth Heart
Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice
Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke (Prisoner of Night and Fog, #2)
The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
At Home: A Short History of Private Life
Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War
The War that Saved My Life
Capital in the Twenty-First Century
American Ghost: A Family's Haunted Past in the Desert Southwest
March: Book One (March, #1)
The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia
Almost Famous Women: Stories
The Lady from Zagreb
Natural Born Heroes: How a Daring Band of Misfits Mastered the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance
Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule
Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman
The Sympathizer
The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt's Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer
How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World
41: A Portrait of My Father
Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital
Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President
The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism
A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal
The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England
The Astronaut Wives Club
Elephant Company: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II
The Boy on the Wooden Box
Empire of Sin: A Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder, and the Battle for Modern New Orleans
Lost in Shangri-la: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II
The Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia
March: Book Two (March, #2)
George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution
The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements
Detroit: An American Autopsy
Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World
Winter Siege
Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs
An Uncertain Choice (An Uncertain Choice #1)
Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World's Most Dangerous Weapon
Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now
Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis
When Books Went to War: The Stories that Helped Us Win World War II
Boxers (Boxers & Saints, #1)
Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident
Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Real West
Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle
The Wilderness of Ruin: A Tale of Madness, Fire, and the Hunt for America's Youngest Serial Killer
Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East
Hidden: A Child's Story of the Holocaust
Out of the Shoebox: An Autobiographic Mystery
The Strangler Vine
The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo
13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened In Benghazi
Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine, and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood
The Fair Fight
Dear Leader: Poet, Spy, Escapee--A Look Inside North Korea
Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality
My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel
Blood & Beauty: The Borgias
Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail
Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History
Amon. Mein Großvater hätte mich erschossen
A Train in Winter: An Extraordinary Story of Women, Friendship, and Resistance in Occupied France
Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation
A Kim Jong-Il Production: The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Filmmaker, His Star Actress, and a Young Dictator's Rise to Power
Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller's Tragic Quest for Primitive Art
Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League
The Brothers: The Road to an American Tragedy
Rivals in the City (The Agency, #4)
A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World W ar II

Ruth Brandon
Ruth Brandon Ugly Beauty: Helena Rubinstein, L'Oreal, and the Blemished History of Looking Good
Her Favorite Books on Beauty: Her biography, Ugly Beauty, chronicles the life of cosmetics giant Helena Rubinstein. Brandon shares her favorite books that are about more than just another pretty face.
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Carl Sagan
One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.
Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

George Orwell
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
George Orwell

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