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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 World As It Is: Inside the Obama White House
Spying on Whales: The Past, Present, and Future of Earth's Most Awesome Creatures
Lincoln's Last Trial: The Murder Case That Propelled Him to the Presidency
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
What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America
American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic
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Autumn in Venice: Ernest Hemingway and His Last Muse
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Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America
Five for Freedom: The African American Soldiers in John Brown's Army
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