History

The Politics of Obedience: The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude by Étienne de La Boétie
3.95 /5

This classic work of the sixteenth century political philosopher, in reply to Machiavelli's The Prince, seeks to answer the question of why people submit to the tyranny of government, and as such, has...

The Last Train from Hiroshima: The Survivors Look Back by Charles Pellegrino
The Conquest of Gaul by Gaius Julius Caesar
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Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative? by Mark Fisher
4.24 /5

After 1989, capitalism has presented itself as the only realistic political-economic system. What effects has this “capitalist realism” had on work, culture, education and mental health? Is it possibl...

Red Prophet by Orson Scott Card
3.80 /5

and marvel as the tale of Alvin Maker unfolds. The seventh son of a seventh son is a boy of mysterious powers, and he is waking to the mysteries of the land and its own chosen people.

Coal Wars: The Future of Energy and the Fate of the Planet by Richard Martin
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Since the late 18th century, when it emerged as a source of heating and, later, steam power, coal has brought untold benefits to mankind. Even today, coal generates almost 45 percent of the world's po...

Breaking India: Western Interventions in Dravidian and Dalit Faultlines by Rajiv Malhotra
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India's integrity is being undermined by three global networks that have well-established operating bases inside India: (i) Islamic radicalism linked with Pakistan, (ii) Maoists and Marxist radicals s...

How Language Works: How Babies Babble, Words Change Meaning, and Languages Live or Die by David Crystal
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In this fascinating survey of everything from how sounds become speech to how names work, David Crystal answers every question you might ever have had about the nuts and bolts of language in his usual...

Naamah's Blessing by Jacqueline Carey
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Returning to Terre d'Ange, Moirin finds the royal family broken. Wracked by unrelenting grief at the loss of his wife, Queen Jehanne, King Daniel is unable to rule. Prince Thierry, leading an expediti...

Westminster Confession Of Faith w/ Catechisms (1646-7) (and the Larger and Shorter Catechisms, Directories for Public and Private Worship, Form of Presbyterial Church Government, the Sum of Saving Knowledge) by Westminster Assembly
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is the greatest of all the creeds of the Christian Church. Since its first publication in 1646 it has remained absolutely unsurpassed as an accurate and concise statement of Christian doctrine. Among ...

Error Australis: the reality recap of Australian history by Ben Pobjie
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We’re obsessed with reality television these days yet we so often neglect the greatest reality of all: the reality of our nation, and how it came to be. In , TV columnist, comedian and history buff Be...

Hitler's Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields by Wendy Lower
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History has it that the role of women in Nazi Germany was to be the perfect Hausfrau, produce the next Aryan generation and be a loyal cheerleader for the Führer. Then they became the Trümmerfrauen, o...

Travelling to Infinity by Jane Hawking
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Professor Stephen Hawking is one of the most famous and remarkable scientists of our age and the author of the scientific bestseller which has sold more than 25 million copies. In this compelling memo...

The Prisoners of Breendonk: Personal Histories from a World War II Concentration Camp by James M. Deem
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Fort Breendonk was built in the early 1900s to protect Antwerp, Belgium, from possible German invasion. Damaged at the start of World War I, it fell into disrepair . . . until the Nazis took it over a...

Siege At Jadotville by Declan Power
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The Irish soldier has never been a stranger to fighting the enemy with the odds stacked against him. The notion of charging into adversity has been a cherished part of Ireland’s military history.In Se...

أعجب الرحلات في التاريخ by أنيس منصور
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هناك ثلاثة أنواع من الرحلات: أن تسافر أو أن تقرأ الكتب أو أن تقرأ كتب الرحلات .. وهناك فرق بين أن تسافر لتري البلاد وأن تسافر لتعرف الناس، والذي يسافر كثيرًا يعرف الكثيرين ولكنه يصادق القليلين، وكثيرو...

Nathaniel's Nutmeg: How One Man's Courage Changed the Course of History by Giles Milton
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The tiny island of Run is an insignificant speck in the middle of the Indonesian archipelago--remote, tranquil, and now largely ignored. At the beginning of the seventeenth century, however, Run's har...

The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green
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The Anthropocene is the current geological age, in which human activity has profoundly shaped the planet and its biodiversity. In this remarkable symphony of essays adapted and expanded from his groun...

Dongri To Dubai : Six Decades of The Mumbai Mafia by S. Hussain Zaidi
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Dongri to Dubai is the first ever attempt to chronicle the history of the Mumbai mafia. It is the story of notorious gangsters like Haji Mastan, Karim Lala, Varadarajan Mudaliar, Chhota Rajan, Abu Sal...

البوصلة القرآنية by أحمد خيري العمري
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إبحار مختلف بحثًا عن الخريطة المفقودة!~~~إنها البوصلة الهادية إلى الطريق الصحيح في لُججِ البحار، أو في متاهات الأرض.. بل وفي ضياع النفس الإنسانية هنا وهناك لا تصل إلى غايتها السعيدة.وهي بوصلة لا تكون ...