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  • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

    by Yuval Noah Harari August 20, 2019 History

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    4.6 stars

    9,061 ratings

    How do computers and robots change the meaning of being human? How do we deal with the epidemic of fake news? Are nations and r...

  • A Higher Loyalty

    by James Comey April 17, 2018 History

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    4.7 stars

    8,007 ratings

    In his book, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situation...

  • A History of Knowledge

    by Charles Van Doren March 17, 1992 History

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    4.5 stars

    176 ratings

    A one-voume reference to the history of ideas that is a compendium of everything that humankind has thought, invented, created,...

  • A Spy Among Friends

    by Ben Macintyre May 12, 2015 History

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    4.6 stars

    3,474 ratings

    Who was Kim Philby? Those closest to him—like his fellow MI6 officer and best friend since childhood, Nicholas Elliot, and the ...

  • Billion Dollar Whale

    by Bradley Hope and Tom Wright July 22, 2021 History

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    4.5 stars

    2,115 ratings

    Named a Best Book of 2018 by the Financial Times and Fortune, this "thrilling" (Bill Gates) New York Times bestseller exposes h...

  • Billy Martin

    by Bill Pennington April 7, 2015 History

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    4.7 stars

    417 ratings

    The definitive biography of one of baseball’s most celebrated, mercurial, and misunderstood figures

    Billy Martin is a st...

  • Bloodlands

    by Timothy Snyder October 12, 2010 History

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    4.6 stars

    1,275 ratings

    From the bestselling author of On Tyranny comes the definitive history of Hitler's and Stalin's wars against the civilians of...

  • Bowling Alone

    by Robert D. Putnam October 13, 2020 History

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    4.4 stars

    679 ratings

    Updated to include a new chapter about the influence of social media and the Internet—the 20th anniversary edition of _Bowling ...

  • Bull by the Horns

    by Sheila Bair September 25, 2012 History

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    4.5 stars

    264 ratings

    The former FDIC Chairwoman, and one of the first people to acknowledge the full risk of subprime loans, offers a unique perspec...

  • Caste (Oprah's Book Club)

    by Isabel Wilkerson August 4, 2020 History

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    4.8 stars

    33,234 ratings

    Number 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD LONGLIST • “An instant American classic and...

  • Confidence Game

    by Christine S. Richard March 29, 2011 History

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    4.4 stars

    122 ratings

    An expose on the delusion, greed, and arrogance that led to America's credit crisis

    The collapse of America's credit markets...

  • Democracy in America

    by Alexis de Tocqueville October 5, 2016 History

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    4.6 stars

    461 ratings

    Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-59) came to America in 1831 to see what a great republic was like. What struck him most was the cou...

  • Destined for War

    by Graham Allison May 30, 2017 History

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    4.6 stars

    962 ratings

    CHINA AND THE UNITED STATES ARE HEADING TOWARD A WAR NEITHER WANTS. The reason is Thucydides’s Trap, a deadly pattern of struct...

  • Dynasty

    by Tom Holland October 20, 2015 History

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    4.4 stars

    461 ratings

    Author and historian Tom Holland returns to his roots in Roman history and the audience he cultivated with Rubicon—his master...

  • Essays In Persuasion

    by John Maynard Keynes August 18, 2021 History

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    4.3 stars

    101 ratings

    This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks...

  • Fallen Leaves

    by Will Durant December 22, 2015 History

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    4.5 stars

    189 ratings

    The culmination of Will Durant’s sixty-plus years spent researching the philosophies, religions, arts, sciences, and civilizati...

  • Fingerprints of the Gods

    by Graham Hancock April 2, 1996 History

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    4.8 stars

    3,422 ratings

    In Fingerprints of the Gods, Hancock embarks on a worldwide quest to put together all the pieces of the vast and fascinating ...

  • Generations

    by William Strauss and Neil Howe September 30, 1992 History

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    4.5 stars

    675 ratings

    Hailed by national leaders as politically diverse as former Vice President Al Gore and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Gene...

  • Going Clear

    by Lawrence Wright November 5, 2013 History

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    4.4 stars

    2,061 ratings

    Scientology presents itself as a scientific approach to spiritual enlightenment, but its practices have long been shrouded in m...

  • Golden Gates

    by Conor Dougherty February 18, 2020 History

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    4.6 stars

    212 ratings

    A Time 100 Must-Read Book of 2020 • A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice • California Book Award Silver Medal in Nonfic...

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