Post Tagged with:HISTORY
The B&N Podcast: Jared Diamond on Nations in Crisis Mode

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The B&N Podcast: Jared Diamond on Nations in Crisis Mode

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The author of "Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis" joins us to talk about how societies facing momentous change can learn something from struggles happening at a much smaller scale.
The B&N Podcast: Rick Atkinson on the Shot Heard Around the World

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The B&N Podcast: Rick Atkinson on the Shot Heard Around the World

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The bestselling author of the Liberation Trilogy brought the Allied war in WWII Europe into brilliant, soldier-level focus. Now, with "The British Are Coming," he's setting his sights on...
The B&N Podcast: Tony Horwitz on an American Odyssey

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The B&N Podcast: Tony Horwitz on an American Odyssey

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The author of "Spying on the South: An Odyssey Across the American Divide" talks about how discovering a 19th-century book inspired a 21st-century journey.
The B&N Podcast: David McCullough on the Voices of the Pioneers

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The B&N Podcast: David McCullough on the Voices of the Pioneers

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of "John Adams" and "1776" joins us to talk about "The Pioneers" and the inspiration he drew from one Ohio town's story.
The B&N Podcast: Clive Thompson on the World’s Most Important Language

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The B&N Podcast: Clive Thompson on the World’s Most Important Language

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What was the biggest programming decision in history? Clive Thompson talks about the culture --and the growing power -- of the people who speak in code.
Handel in London: The Making of a Genius

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Handel in London: The Making of a Genius

Reviewed by Anna Mundow ×

The German-born composer found his greatest audience in Britain's capital -- even if they were suspicious of his Italian-language operas.
Compassionate Capitalism and the Birth of “Fair Trade”

DAYBOOK

Compassionate Capitalism and the Birth of “Fair Trade”

By Steve King ×

Three decades ago this month the modern "Fair Trade" movement was born -- by a company that took inspiration from an 1860 novel of colonial exploitation.
The Truth Prevails

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The Truth Prevails

By Steve King ×

A hundred years ago this month, a small nation in Central Europe spoke up -- and changed the world.
The Library Book

BEYOND CATEGORY

The Library Book

Reviewed by Heller McAlpin ×

In the new book from the author of the bestselling "The Orchid Thief," the story of a catastrophic fire opens the door to fascinating journey into the world of libraries.
The B&N Podcast: Michael Beschloss

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The B&N Podcast: Michael Beschloss

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The bestselling historian of the American presidency joins us to talk about his new book "Presidents of War" and what we can learn from the stories he unearthed.
The B&N Podcast: Doris Kearns Goodwin on Leadership

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The B&N Podcast: Doris Kearns Goodwin on Leadership

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The Pulitzer-winning biographer of presidents looks back through history for lessons on how they led America in moments of crisis.
Ingrid Rossellini: “Know Thyself” and The Inspiration of History

INTERVIEW

Ingrid Rossellini: “Know Thyself” and The Inspiration of History

A Conversation with James Mustich ×

A journey through the ages with scholar and writer Ingrid Rossellini, in pursuit of that most tantalizing of mysteries -- the nature of the self.