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The Alchemy of Empire

Four Lions

by Colin Shindler

FOUR LIONS explores the changing landscape of postwar England through the careers of four iconic England football captains: Billy Wright, Bobby Moore, Gary Lineker and David Beckham. Between Wright, who fought...


A Material Culture

The Gene: An Intimate History

by Siddhartha Mukherjee

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author of The Emperor of All Maladies—a magnificent history of the gene and a response to the defining question of the future: What becomes of being human when...


The Boys in the Bunkhouse

by Dan Barry

With this Dickensian tale from America’s heartland, New York Times writer and columnist Dan Barry tells the harrowing yet uplifting story of the exploitation and abuse of a resilient group of men with intellectual...


Summary of One of Us: by Asne Seierstad | Includes Analysis

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Summary of One of Us by Asne Seierstad | Includes Analysis

 

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One of Us: The Story of Anders Breivik and the Massacre in Norway is a journalistic account of the 2011 Norway terror attacks. The one-day...


As Ohio Goes: Life in the Post-Recession Nation

by Rana B. Khoury

For some, the Great Recession that began in 2007 was a traumatic setback; for others, it was just another dip in a long descent from comfort and security. America is changing in profound ways, but we rarely...


Summary of SPQR: by Mary Beard | Includes Analysis

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Summary of SPQR by Mary Beard | Includes Analysis

 

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SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard is a single-volume history of Ancient Rome. The book covers Roman history from its semi-mythical origins...


American Rhapsody

by Claudia Roth Pierpont

Ranging from the shattered gentility of Edith Wharton's heroines to racial confrontation in the songs of Nina Simone, American Rhapsody presents a kaleidoscopic story of the creation of a culture. Here is a...


Summary of Alexander Hamilton: by Ron Chernow | Includes Analysis

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Summary of Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow | Includes Analysis

 

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Alexander Hamilton (2004) is a sprawling biography of one of the most important figures in American history. It is based on copious...


Above the Shots: An Oral History of the Kent State Shootings

by Craig S. Simpson

A deadly confrontation at Kent State University between Vietnam War protesters and members of the Ohio National Guard occurred in the afternoon on May 4, 1970. What remained, along with the tragic injuries and...


Neither Snow nor Rain: A History of the United States Postal Service

by Devin Leonard

The United States Postal Service is a wondrous American creation. Seven days a week, its army of 300,000 letter carriers delivers 513 million pieces of mail, forty percent of the world’s volume. It is far...


Lancaster in the Great War

by John Fidler

Although Lancaster was the ancient County town, it had a population of only 40,000 in 1914. Of these, it is thought that some 5,000 men saw war service between 1914-18, and over 1,000 did not return. In consequence,...


Historical Research Using British Newspapers

by Denise Bates

Thanks to digitisation, newspapers from the seventeenth to the twenty-first century have become an indispensable and accessible source for researchers. Through their pages, historians with a passion for a person...


A Book of North Wales

by Sabine Baring-Gould

CONCERNING the purpose and scope of this little book I have but to repeat what I have said in the prefaces to my other works of the same nature—A Book of the West, A Book of Dartmoor, A Book of Brittany—that...


Jungle of Stone

by William Carlsen

“Thrilling. …A captivating history of two men who dramatically changed their contemporaries’ view of the past.” — Kirkus (starred review)

In 1839 rumors of extraordinary yet baffling stone ruins buried...


Tied Up in Knots

by Andrea Tantaros

Fifty years after Betty Friedan unveiled The Feminine Mystique, relations between men and women in America have never been more dysfunctional. If women are more liberated than ever before, why aren't they happier? In...


Neil Armstrong

by 50MINUTES.Com

“One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” – it was with these pivotal words that Neil Armstrong became world-famous, being the first man to walk on the Moon and becoming a legend on 21st July...


The Eruption of Vesuvius

by 50MINUTES.Com

In the year 79, Pompeii was a lively resort town located on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius. Little did its residents know, the city was about to be struck by a natural disaster that would erase the city from the...


Taste of the Nation: The New Deal Search for America's Food

by Camille Bégin

The role of taste in a culinary transformation