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"

Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man
The Tattooist of Auschwitz (The Tattooist of Auschwitz, #1)
Across the Winding River
The Nickel Boys
How to Be an Antiracist
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You
The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story
The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz
The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir
Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family
Beneath a Scarlet Sky
Cilka's Journey (The Tattooist of Auschwitz, #2)
The Other Einstein
Agent 355
Norse Mythology
On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century
A Woman of War
March: Book Two (March, #2)
Golden Poppies
Lady in Waiting: My Extraordinary Life in the Shadow of the Crown
The Real Sherlock
Sea of Memories
The Secret Orphan
Mustard Seed
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
Hamilton: The Revolution
The Library Book
Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think
March: Book Three (March, #3)
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After Democracy: A War...
Anne Applebaum
A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II
We Were the Lucky Ones
Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
The Choice: Embrace the Possible
The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America
Her Last Flight
They Called Us Enemy
Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold (Stephen Fry's Great Mythology, #1)
De meeste mensen deugen
Countdown 1945: The Extraordinary Story of the 116 Days that Changed the World
The Mirror & the Light (Thomas Cromwell Trilogy #3)
The Mountains Sing
The House of Kennedy
The Five: The Lives of Jack the Ripper's Women
The Indigo Girl
Daughters of the Night Sky
A Grown-Up Guide to Dinosaurs
My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton
The Shadow Sister (The Seven Sisters #3)
My Name is Eva
The Moon Sister (The Seven Sisters, #5)
Permanent Record
Caffeine: How Caffeine Created the Modern World
The Ragged Edge of Night
Born Survivors
The Yellow House
Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics
American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road
The Gown
Sword of Kings (The Saxon Stories, #12)
Freedom Is a Constant Struggle
Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire
The Girl with the Golden Scissors: A Novel
Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo"
The Dictionary of Lost Words
Suheldev & the Battle of Bahraich (Indic Chronicles #1)
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
Hidden Figures
Lady Clementine
Tidelands (The Fairmile #1)
If I Were You
Mrs. Lincoln's Sisters
You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington
The End of Policing
My Vanishing Country
Before and After: The Incredible Real-Life Stories of Orphans Who Survived the Tennessee Children's Home Society
The Queen of Paris: A Novel of Coco Chanel
Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster
White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide
Women & Power: A Manifesto
The Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy
The Girl I Left Behind
The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West
The Queen's Secret: A Novel of England's World War II Queen
The Secret Messenger
The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz: A True Story of Family and Survival
A Thousand Moons
White Rose, Black Forest
The Foundling
Surviving Autocracy
Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging
Our Time Is Now: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America
The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

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

Alan Bennett
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.
Alan Bennett, The History Boys

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