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

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Lincoln's Last Trial: The Murder Case That Propelled Him to the Presidency
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke
The Race to Save the Romanovs: The Truth Behind the Secret Plans to Rescue the Russian Imperial Family
Call Me American: A Memoir
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Autumn in Venice: Ernest Hemingway and His Last Muse
The Perfect Weapon: How the Cyber Arms Race Set the World Afire
Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America
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