Most Read This Week In 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

Most Read This Week Tagged "History"

The Missing Sister (The Seven Sisters, #7)
The Tattooist of Auschwitz (The Tattooist of Auschwitz, #1)
The Personal Librarian
The Bomber Mafia: A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War
West with Giraffes
The Premonition: A Pandemic Story
The Last Green Valley
The Nickel Boys
The Anthropocene Reviewed
The Girls in the Attic
Beneath a Scarlet Sky
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents
Norse Mythology
The Warsaw Orphan
The Night Watchman
A Promised Land
Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family
Cilka's Journey (The Tattooist of Auschwitz, #2)
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty
Surviving Savannah
Sprinting Through No Man's Land: Endurance, Tragedy, and Rebirth in the 1919 Tour de France
The Happiest Man on Earth
The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz
Killing the Mob: The Fight Against Organized Crime in America
This Is Your Mind on Plants
The Longest Echo
Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold (Stephen Fry's Great Mythology, #1)
How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America
The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race
The Soul of a Woman
The Choice: Embrace the Possible
Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man
Tears of Amber
The Foundling
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You
The Hellfire Club
The Children's Blizzard
Zero Fail: The Rise and Fall of the Secret Service
Nightmare Scenario: Inside the Trump Administration's Response to the Pandemic That Changed History
The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War
The Girl from the Channel Islands
A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II
Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women
The Invisible Woman
The Indigo Girl
Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism
They Called Us Enemy
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race
Humankind: A Hopeful History
A New York Secret (Daughters of New York, #1)
China: The Novel
Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland
Facing the Mountain: A True Story of Japanese American Heroes in World War II
Women & Power: A Manifesto
A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future
Lady in Waiting: My Extraordinary Life in the Shadow of the Crown
The Plague Year: America in the Time of Covid
Auschwitz Lullaby
Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think
On Juneteenth
We Were the Lucky Ones
Code Name Hélène
War Lord (Saxon Stories, #13)
V2: A Novel of World War II
The Eagle's Claw: A Novel of the Battle of Midway
On the House: A Washington Memoir
When We Cease to Understand the World
Freedom
Why Fish Don't Exist: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life
Sisters in Arms
Troy
The Mountains Sing
While Paris Slept
After the Fall: Being American in the World We've Made
Dark Tides (The Fairmile, #2)
Ground Zero
The Library Book
The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together
The Lost Boys of Montauk: The True Story of the Wind Blown, Four Men Who Vanished at Sea, and the Survivors They Left Behind
The Making of Biblical Womanhood: How the Subjugation of Women Became Gospel Truth
Heroes: Mortals and Monsters, Quests and Adventures (Stephen Fry's Great Mythology, #2)
Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation
All the Forgivenesses
Madhouse at the End of the Earth: The Belgica's Journey into the Dark Antarctic Night
Lady Clementine
The Light in Hidden Places
Billion Dollar Loser: The Epic Rise and Spectacular Fall of Adam Neumann and WeWork
The Broken Circle: A Memoir of Escaping Afghanistan
The Other Einstein
The Vixen
The Woman They Could Not Silence: One Woman, Her Incredible Fight for Freedom, and the Men Who Tried to Make Her Disappear
The Gown
Caffeine: How Caffeine Created the Modern World
Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America
The Lost City of the Monkey God
Battle of Brothers: William and Harry–The Inside Story of a Family in Tumult
A Room Made of Leaves
The Engineer's Wife

Hermann Hesse
For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves. And even more I revere them when they stand alone. They are like lonely persons. Not like hermits who have stolen away out of some weakness, but like great, solitary men, like Beethoven and Nietzsche. In their highest boughs the world rustles, their roots rest in infinity; but they do not lose themselves there, they struggle with all the force of their lives ...more
Herman Hesse, Bäume. Betrachtungen und Gedichte

Zadie Smith
The past is always tense, the future perfect.
Zadie Smith

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