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Sapiens

Sapiens

by Yuval Noah Harari

What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us Sapiens? This bestselling history challenges everything we know about being human.

Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it: us.

In this bold and provocative book, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here and where we’re going.
Give Me Liberty!

Give Me Liberty!

by Eric Foner

Give Me Liberty is a four-issue comic book mini-series published by Dark Horse Comics in 1990. It was created and written by Frank Miller and drawn by Dave Gibbons. The title of the series comes from a famous quotation by Patrick Henry: "I know not what course others may take but — as for me — give me liberty or give me death."
A People's History Of the United States

A People's History Of the United States

by Howard Zinn

A People's History of the United States is a non-fiction book by historian Howard Zinn, first published in 1980. The book presents a critical analysis of American history from the perspective of marginalized groups, including Native Americans, African Americans, women, and working-class people. It challenges traditional narratives of US history and highlights the often-overlooked struggles and achievements of ordinary people. The book covers topics such as slavery, the Civil War, the labor movement, and... Read more about this item
The Creature From Jekyll Island

The Creature From Jekyll Island

by G Edward Griffin

From the rear cover: "Where does money come from? Where does it go? Who makes it? The money magicians' secrets are unveiled. Here is a close look at their mirrors and smoke machines, the pulleys, cogs, and wheels that create the grand illusion called money. A boring subject? Just wait! You'll be hooked in five minutes. Reads like a detective story -- which it really is. But it's all true. This book is about the most blatant scam of history. It's all here: the cause of wars, boom-bust cycles, inflation,... Read more about this item
The Boys In the Boat

The Boys In the Boat

by Daniel James Brown

The New York Times–bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany Out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times—the improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant. It was an unlikely quest from the start. With a team composed of the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers,... Read more about this item
A Short History Of Nearly Everything

A Short History Of Nearly Everything

by Bill Bryson

In A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bryson follows his greatest challenge yet: to understand—and, if possible, answer—the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves. From the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from there being nothing at all to there being us. The result is a profound, funny, and wonderfully clear and entertaining adventure into the realms of human knowledge, as only Bill Bryson can render it.
Capital

Capital

by Karl Marx

A classic of early modernism, Capital combines vivid historical detail with economic analysis to produce a bitter denunciation of mid-Victorian capitalist society. It has also proved to be the most influential work in social science in the twentieth century; Marx did for social science what Darwin had done for biology. Millions of readers this century have treated Capital as a sacred text, subjecting it to as many different interpretations as the bible itself. No mere work of dry economics, Marx's great... Read more about this item
The Warmth Of Other Suns

The Warmth Of Other Suns

by Isabel Wilkerson

Isabel Wilkerson won the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing for her reporting as Chicago bureau chief of The New York Times. The award made her the first black woman in the history of American journalism to win a Pulitzer Prize and the first African American to win for individual reporting. She won the George Polk Award for her coverage of the Midwest and a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship for her research into the Great Migration. She has lectured on narrative writing at the Nieman Foundation at... Read more about this item
Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton

by Ron Chernow

In the first full-length biography of Alexander Hamilton in decades, National Book Award winner Ron Chernow tells the riveting story of a man who overcame all odds to shape, inspire, and scandalize the newborn America. According to historian Joseph Ellis, Alexander Hamilton is “a robust full-length portrait, in my view the best ever written, of the most brilliant, charismatic and dangerous founder of them all.” Few figures in American history have been more hotly debated or more grossly... Read more about this item
Fingerprints Of the Gods

Fingerprints Of the Gods

by Graham Hancock

Fingerprints of the Gods is a book first published in 1995 by Graham Hancock, in which he contends that some previously enigmatic ancient but highly-advanced civilization had existed in prehistory, one which served as the common progenitor civilization to all subsequent known ancient historical ones. Supposedly, sometime after the end of the last Ice Age this civilization passed on to its inheritors profound knowledge of such things as astronomy, architecture and mathematics.
The New Jim Crow

The New Jim Crow

by Michelle Alexander

Considered one of the most important and influential books of the 21st century, The New Jim Crow discusses how the racial caste system in the United States was not dismantled with the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s, but rather reinvented. 
Endurance

Endurance

by Alfred Lansing

Ernest Shackleton defined heroism in 1915 when his ship, the Endurance, was trapped in ice and then destroyed on its way to Antarctica. This tense week-by-week, month-by-month reconstruction charts the incredible journey undertaken by his crew of 27 men through 850 miles of the southern Atlantic's heaviest seas.
America

America

by George Brown; Shi, David E Tindall

Includes bibliographical references and index.
Structure Of Scientific Revolutions

Structure Of Scientific Revolutions

by Thomas S Kuhn

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, by Thomas Kuhn, is an analysis of the history of science. Its publication was a landmark event in the sociology of knowledge, and popularized the terms paradigm and paradigm shift.
The Shock Doctrine

The Shock Doctrine

by Naomi Klein

The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism is a 2007 book by Canadian author Naomi Klein. The book argues that the free market policies of Nobel Laureate Milton Friedman have risen to prominence in some countries because they were pushed through while the citizens were reacting to disasters or upheavals. It is implied that some man-made crises, such as the Falklands war, may have been created with the intention of being able to push through these unpopular reforms in their wake.
The Story Of Art

The Story Of Art

by E H Gombrich

The Story of Art is an introduction to art, written by E. H. Gombrich. First published in 1950, it is widely regarded both as a seminal work of criticism, and as one of the most accessible introductions to the visual arts. It was originally intended for younger readers. It has sold over seven million copies to become the best selling art book of all time. It is currently in its 16th edition and has been translated into approximately 30 languages.
Western Civilization

Western Civilization

by Jackson J Spielvogel

"Behold a Pale Horse

"Behold a Pale Horse

by Milton William Cooper

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The Committee

by Sean McPhilemy

Subtitle: Political Assassination in Northern Ireland. This is one of the most important books to emerge from the Northern Ireland conflict. It disproves the myth that the violence emanates largely from Nationalists, and names leading figures in the Unionist community who operate loyalist death squads. These murder gangs are part of a carefully orchestrated counter-insurgency plot aimed at terrifying the Nationalist community into....abandoning the entire struggle for human rights...

History Books & Ephemera

A History Of the Arab Peoples

A History Of the Arab Peoples

by Albert Hourani

In a bestselling work of profound and lasting importance, the late Albert Hourani told the definitive history of the Arab peoples from the seventh century, when the new religion of Islam began to spread from the Arabian peninsula westwards, to the present day. It is a masterly distillation of a lifetime of scholarship and a unique insight into a perpetually troubled region. This updated edition by Malise Ruthven adds a substantial new chapter which includes recent events such as 9/11, the US invasion of... Read more about this item
Guns, Germs, and Steel

Guns, Germs, and Steel

by Diamond, Jared M

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies is a 1997 book by Jared Diamond, professor of geography and physiology at UCLA. In 1998 it won a Pulitzer Prize and the Aventis Prize for Best Science Book. A documentary based on the book and produced by the National Geographic Society was broadcast on PBS in July 2005.
How the Irish Saved Civilization

How the Irish Saved Civilization

by Cahill, Thomas

How The Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe is a non-fiction historical book written by Thomas Cahill. Cahill argues a case for the Irish people's critical role in preserving Western Civilization from utter destruction by the Germanic tribes. The book retells the story from the collapse of the Roman Empire and the pivotal role played by members of the clergy at the time.
The Path Between the Seas

The Path Between the Seas

by McCullough, David

Describes all the events and personalities involved in the monumental undertaking which precipitated revolution, scandal, economic crisis, and a new Central American republic Bibliography: p. 655-669.
Includes index.
Distant Mirror

Distant Mirror

by Tuchman, Barbara W

Barbara W. Tuchman (1912–1989) achieved prominence as a historian with The Zimmermann Telegram and international fame with The Guns of August—a huge bestseller and winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Her other works include Bible and Sword, The Proud Tower, Stilwell and the American Experience in China (for which Tuchman was awarded a second Pulitzer Prize), Notes from China, A Distant Mirror, Practicing History, The March of Folly, and The First Salute.
Origins Of European Civilization

Origins Of European Civilization

by Cotterell, Arthur

A Study Of History

A Study Of History

by Toynbee, Arnold J

The Triumph Of the West

The Triumph Of the West

by Roberts, J M

The Americans

The Americans

by Boorstin, Daniel J

Put a Head On It

Put a Head On It

by Leckenby, Maurice W

Prescott

Prescott

by Wildfang, Frederic B ; Sharlot Hall Museum Archives

Newport In the Rockies

Newport In the Rockies

by Sprague, Marshall