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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

The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West
Underland: A Deep Time Journey
The Castle on Sunset: Life, Death, Love, Art, and Scandal at Hollywood's Chateau Marmont
A Well-Read Woman: The Life, Loves, and Legacy of Ruth Rappaport
The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777
Black Death at the Golden Gate: The Race to Save America from the Bubonic Plague
Surprise, Kill, Vanish: The Secret History of CIA Paramilitary Armies, Operators, and Assassins
The Queen: The Forgotten Life Behind an American Myth
The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation
Superior: The Return of Race Science
The Moscow Rules: The Secret CIA Tactics That Helped America Win the Cold War
Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century
A Good American Family: The Red Scare and My Father
Nuking the Moon: And Other Intelligence Schemes and Military Plots Left on the Drawing Board
Invisible Heroes of World War II: True Stories That Should Never Be Forgotten
  • The Black Resurrection by Nick Wisseman
    The Black Resurrection (The Red Wraith #2)
    Release date: Jul 15, 2019
    A Spanish dowser chases her son's kidnapper through a magical Early America.
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    Availability: 100 copies available, 257 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: May 24 - Jun 23, 2019

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  • The Ship of Dreams by Gareth Russell
    The Ship of Dreams: The Sinking of the Titanic and the End of the Edwardian Era
    Release date: Dec 03, 2019

    In April 1912, six notable people were among those privileged to expe
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    Availability: 50 copies available, 2068 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Jun 10 - Jun 24, 2019

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  • North of Havana by Martin Garbus
    North of Havana: The Untold Story of Dirty Politics, Secret Diplomacy, and the Trial of the Cuban Five
    Release date: Jun 18, 2019
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    Availability: 20 copies available, 777 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Jun 14 - Jun 26, 2019

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  • Beneath a Scarlet Sky
    Sea of Memories
    Norse Mythology
    The Beantown Girls
    De Amerikaanse prinses
    Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
    The Spitfire Girls
    The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding
    The Things We Cannot Say
    The Library Book
    The Ragged Edge of Night
    Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
    The Fifth Risk
    Lost Roses (Lilac Girls #2)
    Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee
    1984 by George OrwellBeing and Time by Martin HeideggerAnimal Farm by George OrwellGuns, Germs, and Steel by Jared DiamondSiddhartha by Hermann Hesse
    Best Books To Frame Thinking
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    The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankThe Glass Castle by Jeannette WallsI Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya AngelouEat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth GilbertPersepolis by Marjane Satrapi
    Memoirs by Women
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    Things Fall Apart by Chinua AchebeThe Poisonwood Bible by Barbara KingsolverHalf of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieHeart of Darkness by Joseph ConradCry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
    Africa (fiction and nonfiction)
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    Band of Brothers by Stephen E. AmbroseBlack Hawk Down by Mark BowdenHiroshima by John HerseyUnbroken by Laura HillenbrandOn Killing by Dave Grossman
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    The New Jim Crow by Michelle AlexanderThe Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm XBury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee BrownBetween the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi CoatesThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
    Books White People Need To Read
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    Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
    The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
    A People's History of the United States
    Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
    The Diary of a Young Girl
    A Short History of Nearly Everything
    Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption
    Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
    Night (The Night Trilogy, #1)
    The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany
    1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
    John Adams
    In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
    Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West

    Chuck Palahniuk
    You realize that our mistrust of the future makes it hard to give up the past.
    Chuck Palahniuk, Survivor

    George Harrison
    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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    Remember 9/11
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