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Our Booksellers’ Favorite History & Current Events Books of the Season
As 2019 winds down, it’s a perfect time to reflect on the past—both the events of a momentous year and the more distant history that brought us to...
the case for and against
11 Books to Help You Make Sense of the Impeachment Process
If you imagine discussion of current events as one of those text clouds in which the size of the word reflects its frequency of use, the word...
The Best History & Current Affairs Books of October 2019
This October feels like an especially good time to remember that history is happening all around us, all the time. Certainly, this is the ideal month to...
The Best History & Current Affairs Books of September 2019
As we head into the final quarter of 2019, history isn’t slowing down to let you catch your breath. The best history and current events books coming this...
This Summer’s Essential History Books
July is when America celebrates its independence, which means it’s the perfect month to stock up on history books. This month’s best include new tomes...
Celebrating 50 Years Since the Apollo 11 Moon Landing
On July 16, 1969, a Saturn V rocket launched from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center carrying the Apollo 11 spacecraft. Four days later, on July 20,...
June’s Best History & Current Affairs
If it’s June, half the year has come and gone—and what an eventful year it’s already been. Putting things into perspective is what reading is for, so...
why history matters
5 Monumental Works to Honor the 75th Anniversary of D-Day
Though the final Allied victory was almost a year away, the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944 are often seen as the beginning of the end of World War II in...
50 years of pride
6 New Books Honor the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall
Fifty years ago, the neighborhood around Manhattan’s Stonewall Inn erupted in protests after police carried out a violent raid on the bar, which had been...
how we got here
Why History Matters, in 12 Essential Books
The very best works of history writing are fascinating, and sometimes even fun, but more importantly, they are filled with stories that inform our lives....
The Books That Inspire Me: Pulitzer Prize-Winner David McCollough
David McCullough is one of the most beloved and respected historians of our time—a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize whose works explore the private...
May’s Best History & Current Affairs
History doesn’t take any breaks; every day is filled with the current events that will be tomorrow’s history. Thankfully the smart, incisive writers...