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

A Furious Sky: The Five-Hundred-Year History of America's Hurricanes
Beyond Valor: A World War II Story of Extraordinary Heroism, Sacrificial Love, and a Race against Time
Reaganland: America's Right Turn 1976-1980
Veritas: A Harvard Professor, a Con Man and the Gospel of Jesus's Wife
The Sprawl: Reconsidering the Weird American Suburbs
She Votes: How U.S. Women Won Suffrage, and What Happened Next
America and Iran: A History 1720 to the Present
Eat the Buddha: Life and Death in a Tibetan Town
Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism
Stranger in the Shogun's City: A Japanese Woman and Her World
Talking Until Nightfall: Remembering Jewish Salonica 1941-44
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    And Then They Were Gone: Teenagers of Peoples Temple from High School to Jonestown

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