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19 books hand-picked by Scribd editorial staff
Because the most interesting parts of history are the parts someone didn’t want you to know about. Here are some of our favorite true stories about the spies, code breakers, and top-secret projects that changed (or failed to change) the course of history.
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.
26 books hand-picked by Scribd editorial staff
Great feats of engineering and ingenuity occasionally give way to tragedies of hubris. These books chart the epic—and sometimes unwieldy—way humans have shaped the world around them.
13 books hand-picked by Scribd editorial staff
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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