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Most Read This Week Tagged "History"

Beneath a Scarlet Sky
A Column of Fire (Kingsbridge, #3)
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
Lincoln in the Bardo
A Tangled Mercy
The Underground Railroad
Kolbe
What Happened
Lilac Girls
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
The Girl With No Name (The Girl With No Name #1)
Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life
On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century
Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History
Killing England: The Brutal Struggle for American Independence
Munich
The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story
Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow
We Were the Lucky Ones
Dragon Teeth
I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women
The Other Einstein
From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death
We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
The Paris Architect
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice
Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: The Battle That Shaped America's Destiny
She Persisted
Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging
The Spy
The Chilbury Ladies' Choir
March: Book One (March, #1)
Leonardo da Vinci
Edge of Eternity (The Century Trilogy, #3)
Fools and Mortals
The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds
The Sympathizer
The Girl from Krakow
Maude
The German Girl
Winter of the World (The Century Trilogy #2)
The Last Tudor (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels, #15)
Victoria
Hamilton: The Revolution
Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics
America's First Daughter
101 Amazing Facts
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
The Best We Could Do
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road
March: Book Two (March, #2)
The Second Empress: A Novel of Napoleon's Court
Just One Damned Thing After Another (The Chronicles of St Mary's, #1)
Devil's Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency
HARAPPA: Curse of the Blood River
American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land
D DAY Through German Eyes - The Hidden Story of June 6th 1944
The Hamilton Affair
The Flame Bearer (The Saxon Stories, #10)
The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine who Outwitted America's Enemies
The Unquiet Grave
The World of Lore: Monstrous Creatures
The Four: How Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google Divided and Conquered the World
Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers Who Helped Win World War II
The Sky Below
The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation’s Largest Home
Three Sisters, Three Queens (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels, #8)
The Last Ballad
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
It's All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World’s Family Tree
Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic
The Boy on the Wooden Box
The Shadow Sister (The Seven Sisters #3)
March: Book Three (March, #3)
Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter
The Betrayal: The Top Ten Bestseller
Hidden Figures: The Untold True Story of Four African-American Women Who Helped Launch Our Nation into Space
The Oath of the Vayuputras (Shiva Trilogy, #3)
Golden Hill
Harry Potter: A History of Magic
Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America
Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History
No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need
Kill All Normies: Online Culture Wars from 4chan and Tumblr to Trump and the Alt-Right
The Saboteur
Gone to Sea in a Bucket (Harry Gilmour, #1)
The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming-of-Age Crisis—and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-Reliance
Scion of Ikshvaku (RamChandra, #1)
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People about Race
Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right
Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations
Last Christmas in Paris: A Novel of World War I
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The best moments in reading are when you come across something – a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things – which you had thought special and particular to you. Now here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out and taken yours.
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It's being here now that's important. There's no past and there's no future. Time is a very misleading thing. All there is ever, is the now. We can gain experience from the past, but we can't relive it; and we can hope for the future, but we don't know if there is one.
George Harrison

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American Rifle: A Biography
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