History and Current Events

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Updated April 10, 2024
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Emperor of Rome : ruling the ancient Roman world
Beard, Mary 1955-
In her international bestseller SPQR, Mary Beard told the thousand-year story of ancient Rome, from its slightly shabby Iron Age origins to its reign as the undisputed hegemon of the Mediterranean. Now, drawing on more than thirty years of teaching and writing about Roman history, Beard turns to...
Democracy awakening : notes on the state of America
Richardson, Heather Cox
In the midst of the impeachment crisis of 2019, Heather Cox Richardson launched a daily Facebook essay providing the historical background of the daily torrent of news. The essays soon turned into a newsletter and, spread by word of mouth, its readership ballooned to more than 2 million dedicated...
Hutchinson, Cassidy
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Cassidy Hutchinson's desk was mere steps from the most controversial president in recent American history. Now, she provides a riveting account of her extraordinary experiences as an idealistic young woman thrust into the middle of a national...
The heat will kill you first : life and death on a scorched planet
Goodell, Jeff
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! NATIONAL BESTSELLER Finalist for The Los Angles Times Book Prize in Science & Technology Most Anticipated Book by The New York Times, ...
Killing the witches : the horror of Salem, Massachusetts
O'Reilly, Bill
The Instant New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly Bestseller! Killing the Witches revisits one of the most frightening and inexplicable episodes in American history: the events of 1692 and 1693 in Salem Village, Massachusetts. What...
Blowback : a warning to save democracy from the next Trump
Taylor, Miles (Security expert)
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The author behind the "eye-popping" (CNN) #1 New York Times bestseller A Warning presents an urgent look at how our deeply divided nation is setting the stage for "The Next Trump." Donald Trump will be...
Astor : the rise and fall of an American fortune
Cooper, Anderson
The number one New York Times bestselling authors of Vanderbilt return with another riveting history of a legendary American family, the Astors, and how they built and lavished their fortune. The story of the Astors is a...
The middle kingdoms : a new history of Central Europe
Rady, Martyn 1955-
An essential new history of Central Europe, the contested lands so often at the heart of world history     Central Europe has long been infamous as a region beset by war, a place where empires clashed and world wars began. In The Middle...
Black AF history : the un-whitewashed story of America
Harriot, Michael
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From acclaimed columnist and political commentator Michael Harriot, a searingly smart and bitingly hilarious retelling of American history that corrects the record and showcases the perspectives and experiences of Black Americans. America...
American whitelash : a changing nation and the cost of progress
Lowery, Wesley 1990-
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An NPR Best Book of the Year * Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year Longlisted for the 2024 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence "American Whitelash is indispensable. Really. It is." - Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to Be an Antiracist<...
Differ we must : how Lincoln succeeded in a divided America
Inskeep, Steve
A compelling and nuanced exploration of Abraham Lincoln's political acumen, illuminating a great politician's strategy in a country divided-and lessons for our own disorderly present In 1855, with the United States at odds over slavery, the lawyer Abraham Lincoln wrote a note to...
The sisterhood : the secret history of women at the CIA
Mundy, Liza 1960-
A "rip-roaring" (Steve Coll), "staggeringly well-researched" (The New York Times) history of three generations at the CIA, "electric with revelations" (Booklist) about the women who fought to become operatives, transformed spycraft, and tracked down Osama bin Laden, from the...
Homegrown : Timothy McVeigh and the birth of right-wing extremism
Toobin, Jeffrey
The definitive account of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and the enduring legacy of Timothy McVeigh, leading to the January 6 insurrection--from acclaimed journalist Jeffrey Toobin. Timothy McVeigh wanted to start a movement. Speaking to his lawyers days after the...
President Garfield : from radical to unifier
Goodyear, C. W.
An "ambitious, thorough, supremely researched" (The Washington Post) biography of the extraordinary, tragic life of America's twentieth president--James Garfield. In "the most comprehensive Garfield biography in almost fifty years" (The Wall Street Journal),...
Eighteen days in October : the Yom Kippur War and how it created the modern Middle East
Kaufman, Uri R.
One of Financial Times' Best History Books of 2023 "Pacy and enthralling." --Financial Times"Impressive...an excellent work of history." --Commentary "Tells the story brilliantly." --Senator Joseph I. Lieberman
American identity in crisis : notes from an accidental activist
Calvin, Kat
A trailblazing activist's passionate and incisive look at why she started a movement to ensure that 26 million Americans have access to the IDs they need to escape poverty and live healthy and productive lives American Identity in Crisis weaves together three remarkable stories: the making...
Our fragile moment : how lessons from Earth's past can help us survive the climate crisis
Mann, Michael E. 1965-
In this sweeping work of science and history, the renowned climate scientist and author of The New Climate War shows us the conditions on Earth that allowed humans not only to exist but thrive, and how they are imperiled if we veer off course.   For the...
November 1942 : an intimate history of the turning point of World War II
Englund, Peter 1957-
The New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice * An intimate history of the most important month of World War II, completely based on the diaries, letters and memoirs of the people who lived through it At the beginning of November 1942, it looked as if the Axis powers...

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