Zinn’s iconic alternate history is an enduring look into the people, rather than the politics, that shaped the current American landscape.
NPR-contributor Vowell takes readers on an insightful, introspective & irreverent tour of the country, as she chases the ghosts of presidents past.
Acclaimed science author Mukherjee tells the story of humanity’s most formidable adversary with the passion of a biographer in this Pulitzer Prize-winner.
Balakian’s bestselling & award-winning account of the Armenian Genocide exposes atrocities often overlooked in the study of early 20th century history.
This tense & beautifully told tale of fear, deception & survival comes from a bold woman who sacrificed her identity for her life.
Watson’s ambitious tome covers more intellectual ground than battleground, relaying concepts & creations that govern the modern world with magnificent scope.
This overview of Italy’s preeminent family is a luxurious look at what it takes to build a legacy - & how easy it is to self-destruct.
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Smart & imminently readable, this book tells the dramatic (yes, dramatic) history of how the unassuming shipping container revolutionized the way we transport goods and transformed the global economy.
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We made this one for everyone who’s ever played with remote-controlled planes or sent a homemade rocket onto their neighbor’s roof. Learn more about the history of flight, from the beaches of Kitty Hawk to the skies above Germany to the launch pads of Cape Canaveral.
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