Category Archives: History

Who Cooked the Last Supper?

Who Cooked the Last Supper? synopsis: Who Cooked the Last Supper? overturns the phallusy of history and gives voice to the untold history of the world: the contributions of millions of unsung women. Men dominate history because men write history. There have been many heroes, but no heroines. Here, in Who Cooked the Last Supper?,… Read More »

Hue 1968

Hue 1968 synopsis: “An extraordinary feat of journalism . . . full of emotion and color.”—Karl Marlantes, Wall Street Journal The first battle book from Mark Bowden since his #1 New York Times bestseller Black Hawk Down, Hue 1968 is the story of the centerpiece of the Tet Offensive and a turning point in the… Read More »

Pacific

Pacific synopsis: Following his acclaimed Atlantic and The Men Who United the States, New York Times bestselling author Simon Winchester offers an enthralling biography of the Pacific Ocean and its role in the modern world, exploring our relationship with this imposing force of nature. As the Mediterranean shaped the classical world, and the Atlantic connected… Read More »

The Best of American Heritage

The Best of American Heritage synopsis: Alexander Hamilton – founding father, first treasury secretary, founder of the national bank – is in the spotlight again. But for American Heritage, the seventy-year-old history magazine, Alexander Hamilton has never been out of style or considered old-fashioned. In these pages: Dorothie Bobbe chronicles the early days of Alexander… Read More »

The Children’s Blizzard

The Children’s Blizzard synopsis: Thousands of impoverished Northern European immigrants were promised that the prairie offered “land, freedom, and hope.” The disastrous blizzard of 1888 revealed that their free homestead was not a paradise but a hard, unforgiving place governed by natural forces they neither understood nor controlled, and America’s heartland would never be the… Read More »

The Search for Nefertiti

The Search for Nefertiti synopsis: Her power was rivaled only by her beauty. Her face has become one of the most recognizable images in the world. She was an independent woman and thinker centuries before her time. But who was Egypt’s Queen Nefertiti? After years of intense research, Dr. Joann Fletcher has answered the questions… Read More »

Cracking the AP World History Exam 2017, Premium Edition

Cracking the AP World History Exam 2017, Premium Edition synopsis: The AP World History course and exam have changed! Arm yourself to take on the new test with our thorough content reviews, targeted strategies for every question type, access to our AP Connect portal online, and 5 full-length practice tests with complete answer explanations! Everything… Read More »

Seabiscuit

Seabiscuit synopsis: Seabiscuit was one of the most electrifying and popular attractions in sports history and the single biggest newsmaker in the world in 1938, receiving more coverage than FDR, Hitler, or Mussolini. But his success was a surprise to the racing establishment, which had written off the crooked-legged racehorse with the sad tail. Three… Read More »

The Crusades

The Crusades synopsis: Looking into the past, the Crusades seem incomprehensible. What combination of religious fervor, hatred of people of different faiths, and gall led Europeans of 1100 A.D. to make their way thousands of miles to conquer the Holy Land? Why did they continue for 200 years? How did the Crusades change the world?… Read More »

Seven Years in Tibet

Seven Years in Tibet synopsis: In this vivid memoir that has sold millions of copies worldwide, Heinrich Harrer recounts his adventures as one of the first Europeans ever to enter Tibet. Harrer was traveling in India when the Second World War erupted. He was subsequently seized and imprisoned by British authorities. After several attempts, he… Read More »