Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis

20 September 2019 | By Jared Diamond | Filed in: world history.

A Bill Gates Summer Reading Pick A riveting and illuminating Yuval Noah Harari new theory of how and why some nations recover from trauma and others don t, by the Pulitzer Prize winning author of the landmark bestsellers Guns, Germs, and Steel and Collapse In his international bestsellers Guns,

Killing England: The Brutal Struggle for American Independence

20 September 2019 | By Bill O\'Reilly | Filed in: world history.

Told through the eyes of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Great Britain s King George III, Killing England chronicles the path to independence in gripping detail, taking the reader from the battlefields of America to the royal courts of Europe What started as protest and

The Silk Roads: A New History of the World

20 September 2019 | By Peter Frankopan | Filed in: world history.

For centuries, fame and fortune were to be found in the west in the New World of the Americas Today, it is the east which calls out to those in search of riches and adventure Sweeping right across Central Asia and deep into China and India, a region that once took centre stage is again rising to

SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

20 September 2019 | By Mary Beard | Filed in: world history.

In SPQR, an instant classic, Mary Beard narrates the history of Rome with passion and without technical jargon and demonstrates how a slightly shabby Iron Age village rose to become the undisputed hegemon of the Mediterranean Wall Street Journal Hailed by critics as animating the grand swe

Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia

20 September 2019 | By Christina Thompson | Filed in: world history.

A blend of Jared Diamond s Guns, Germs, and Steel and Simon Winchester s Pacific, a thrilling intellectual detective story that looks deep into the past to uncover who first settled the islands of the remote Pacific, where they came from, how they got there, and how we know For than a millenni

American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race

20 September 2019 | By Douglas Brinkley | Filed in: world history.

Instant New York Times Bestseller As the fiftieth anniversary of the first lunar landing approaches, the award winning historian and perennial New York Times bestselling author takes a fresh look at the space program, President John F Kennedy s inspiring challenge, and America s race to the moon W

Waterloo: The True Story of Four Days, Three Armies and Three Battles

20 September 2019 | By Bernard Cornwell | Filed in: world history.

Some battles change nothing Waterloo changed almost everything Bestselling author Bernard Cornwell is celebrated for his ability to bring history to life Here, in his first work of non fiction, he has written the true story of the epic battle of Waterloo a momentous turning point in European

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

20 September 2019 | By Jared Diamond | Filed in: world history.

Diamond has written a book of remarkable scope one of the most important and readable works on the human past published in recent years Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a national bestseller the global account of the rise of civilization that is also a stunning refutation of ideas of human d

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

20 September 2019 | By Jack Weatherford | Filed in: world history.

Weatherford resurrects the true history of Genghis Khan, from the story of his relentless rise through Mongol tribal culture to the waging of his devastatingly successful wars and the explosion of civilization that the Mongol Empire unleashed.

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

20 September 2019 | By Yuval Noah Harari | Filed in: world history.

100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth Today there is just one Us Homo sapiens How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms How did we come to believe in gods, nations and human rig

1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus

20 September 2019 | By Charles C. Mann | Filed in: world history.

In this groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology, Charles C Mann radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus in 1492 Contrary to what so many Americans learn in school, the pre Columbian Indians were not sparsely settled in a pristine wildernes