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

Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America
Exploring the White House: Inside America's Most Famous Home
Long Time Coming: Reckoning with Race in America
Can't Slow Down: How 1984 Became Pop's Blockbuster Year
The Invention of Medicine: From Homer to Hippocrates
Sylvia Pankhurst: Natural Born Rebel
Confronting Injustice without Compromising Truth: 12 Questions Christians Should Ask About Social Justice
The ABCs of Black History
Rock Force: The American Paratroopers Who Took Back Corregidor and Exacted MacArthur's Revenge on Japan
Wild Minds: The Artists and Rivalries That Inspired the Golden Age of Animation
Loving Country
Unceasing Militant: The Life of Mary Church Terrell
Noble Volunteers: The British Soldiers Who Fought the American Revolution
The Pequot War: A Captivating Guide to the Armed Conflict in New England between the Pequot People and English Settlers and Its Role in the History of the United States of America
Oak Flat: A Fight for Sacred Land in the American West
  • The Three Mothers by Anna Malaika Tubbs
    The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation

    Release date: Feb 02, 2021
    Enter for a chance to win an ARC of The Three Mothers!

    In her groundbreaking and essential debut The Three Mothers, scholar Anna Malaika Tubbs celebrat
    ...more
    View Details »

    Format: Print book

    Giveaway ends in: a

    Availability: 10 copies available, 1943 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Jan 10 - Jan 19, 2021

    Countries available: U.S.

  • The Empires Tour by Wesley R. Mullen
    The Empires Tour: Travel Through Europe, With a Side of History
    by

    Release date: Dec 08, 2020
    A love of history and a passion for travel...can there be a more thrilling combination? The author takes a month in Europe to follow the course of emp ...more
    View Details »

    Format: Kindle book

    Giveaway ends in: a

    Availability: 100 copies available, 465 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Dec 23 - Jan 22, 2021

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Madhouse at the End of the Earth by Julian Sancton
    Madhouse at the End of the Earth: The Belgica's Journey into the Dark Antarctic Night
    by

    Release date: May 04, 2021
    Enter for a chance to win an early galley of MADHOUSE AT THE END OF THE EARTH by Julian Sancton!
    View Details »

    Format: Print book

    Giveaway ends in: a

    Availability: 25 copies available, 1732 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Jan 01 - Jan 22, 2021

    Countries available: U.S.

  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz (The Tattooist of Auschwitz, #1)
    A Promised Land
    West with Giraffes
    Hamnet
    The Nickel Boys
    Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man
    Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents
    The Scorpion's Tail (Nora Kelly #2)
    Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family
    Cilka's Journey (The Tattooist of Auschwitz, #2)
    On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century
    Norse Mythology
    The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz
    Beneath a Scarlet Sky
    How to Be an Antiracist
    John Adams by David McCulloughThe Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William L. Shirer1776 by David McCulloughTeam of Rivals by Doris Kearns GoodwinThe Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman
    Best History Books
    2,962 books — 3,272 voters

    Animal Farm by George OrwellThe Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-ExupéryThe Communist Manifesto by Karl MarxThe Prince by Niccolò MachiavelliThe Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
    Most influential books under 100 pages
    223 books — 993 voters
    In Cold Blood by Truman CapoteHelter Skelter by Vincent BugliosiThe Stranger Beside Me by Ann RuleThe Devil in the White City by Erik LarsonColumbine by Dave Cullen
    Best True Crime
    1,152 books — 1,674 voters

    The Book Thief by Markus ZusakThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankNight by Elie WieselThe Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John BoyneNumber the Stars by Lois Lowry
    Well-Written Holocaust Books
    757 books — 2,759 voters
    Freakonomics by Steven D. LevittStiff by Mary RoachA Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonGuns, Germs, and Steel by Jared DiamondOutliers by Malcolm Gladwell
    Interesting and Readable Nonfiction
    1,754 books — 861 voters

    Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
    Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
    A People's History of the United States
    The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
    The Diary of a Young Girl
    1776
    A Short History of Nearly Everything
    The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany
    1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
    Night  (The Night Trilogy, #1)
    Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
    Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption
    John Adams
    Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West
    SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

    Related News

    Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “We are not makers of history. We are made by history.” So, this January, as we celebrate Martin Luther King...
    Gautama Buddha
    No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.
    Gautama Buddha, Sayings Of Buddha

    Cormac McCarthy
    Scars have the strange power to remind us that our past is real.
    Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses

    More quotes...
    Libretti Literati Virtual Opera Book Club A virtual book club to discuss the novels, stories, biographies, poems, and histories that inspi…more
    1 member, last active 4 days ago
    Around the World in 80 Books Reading takes you places. Where in the world will your next book take you? If you love world lit…more
    22,605 members, last active 22 minutes ago
    Non Fiction Book Club This group is for anyone who enjoys Non Fiction. Genres discussed here include Histories, Autobi…more
    2,993 members, last active 20 minutes ago
    𝙼𝚒𝚍𝚗𝚒𝚐𝚑𝚝 𝙲𝚊𝚗𝚍𝚕𝚎𝚕𝚒𝚐𝚑𝚝 𝚁𝚎𝚊𝚍𝚎𝚛𝚜 𝙰 𝚋𝚘𝚘𝚔 𝚌𝚕𝚞𝚋 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚍𝚎𝚛𝚜 𝚠𝚑𝚘 𝚙𝚞𝚛𝚜𝚞𝚎 𝚜𝚎𝚕𝚏-𝚍𝚒𝚜𝚌𝚘𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚢, 𝚕𝚎𝚊𝚛𝚗𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚔𝚗𝚘𝚠𝚕𝚎𝚐𝚎. 𝙲𝚊𝚗𝚍𝚕𝚎𝚕𝚒𝚐𝚑𝚝 𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚍𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚒𝚜…more
    2 members, last active 2 days ago
    Beautiful Fear
    34 chapters — updated May 13, 2015 06:30PM — 369 people liked it
    FLOW: The Life and Times of Philadelphia's Schuylkill River
    1 chapters — updated Mar 29, 2010 04:33PM — 3 people liked it

    Tags

    Tags contributing to this page include: history, past, and storia