History

History (from Greek ἱστορία - historia, meaning "inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation") is the discovery, collection, organization, and presentation of information about past events. History can also mean the period of time after writing was invented. Scholars who write about history are called historians. It is a field of research which uses a narrative to examine and analyse the sequence of events, and it sometimes attempts to investigate objectively the patterns of cause and effect that determine events. Historians debate the nature of history and its usefulness. This includes discu ...more

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  • A Strange Business by James Hamilton
    A Strange Business: Art, Culture, and Commerce in Nineteenth Century London
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    Release date: Sep 15, 2015
    *A Strange Business brings vividly to life the kaleidoscopic portrait of art and business culture in a time of transformation, and provides thrilling…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Jun 27 - Jul 27, 2015
    3 copies available, 339 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • Riding the Rails by Errol Lincoln Uys
    Riding the Rails: Teenagers on the Move During the Great Depression
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    "A remarkable story! A riveting book of hope and hardship during one of America's bleakest eras." - Boston Globe.

    By the height of the Great Depression…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: May 08 - Jul 08, 2015
    3 copies available, 1256 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • Brazil by Errol Lincoln Uys
    Brazil
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    "A masterpiece! Brazil is a totally new world for the reader-explorer to discover."- L' Express, Paris

    "Pulsing with vigor, this is a vast novel to tel…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: May 08 - Jul 08, 2015
    5 copies available, 911 people requesting
    Countries available: US
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    Quotes Tagged "History"

    Franklin D. Roosevelt
    Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.
    ― Franklin D. Roosevelt

    Chuck Palahniuk
    We'll be remembered more for what we destroy than what we create.
    ― Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

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    Groups Tagged "History"

    The History of Florida This is a group for discussing books dealing with the history of Florida. Discussions may center…more

    1 member, last active 35 days ago

    NonFiction Pulitzers A group to read the General Nonfiction, Biography/Autobiography, and History Alboomss that won or w…more

    17 members, last active a day ago

    The oldest prose stories of Britain, first written down c. 1100 from older oral traditions. Some…more

    1 member, last active 4 days ago

    The Random World of Reading This group is for anyone who has so many different categories of books and just doesn't know wha…more

    571 members, last active 28 days ago

    Writing Tagged "History"

    Jack Kerouac and the 1960's
    1 chapters — updated Mar 29, 2010 04:34PM — 2 people liked it
    Treblinka Survivor: The life and Death of Hershl Sperling
    1 chapters — updated Nov 06, 2010 02:43AM — 2 people liked it

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