Killing the SS: The Hunt for the Worst War Criminals in History

Killing the SS: The Hunt for the Worst War Criminals in HistoryConfronting Nazi evil is the subject of the latest installment in the mega bestselling Killing series As the true horrors of the Third Reich began to be exposed immediately after World War II, the Nazi war criminals who committed genocide went on the run A few were swiftly caught, including the

Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia

Sea People: The Puzzle of PolynesiaA blend of Jared Diamond s Guns, Germs, and Steel and Simon Winchester s Pacific, a thrilling intellectual detective story that looks deep into the past to uncover who first settled the islands of the remote Pacific, where they came from, how they got there, and how we know For than a

SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

SPQR: A History of Ancient RomeIn SPQR, an instant classic, Mary Beard narrates the history of Rome with passion and without technical jargon and demonstrates how a slightly shabby Iron Age village rose to become the undisputed hegemon of the Mediterranean Wall Street Journal Hailed by critics as animating the grand

The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator

The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest PredatorA pioneering and groundbreaking work of narrative nonfiction that offers a dramatic new perspective on the history of humankind, showing how through millennia, the mosquito has been the single most powerful force in determining humanity s fate Why was gin and tonic the cocktail of choice for British

Humans: A Brief History of How We F*cked It All Up

Humans: A Brief History of How We F*cked It All UpAn exhilarating journey through the most creative and catastrophic f ck ups in human history, from our very first ancestor falling out of that tree, to the most spectacular fails of the present day In the seventy thousand years that modern human beings have walked this earth, we ve come a long way.

The Silk Roads: A New History of the World

The Silk Roads: A New History of the WorldFor centuries, fame and fortune were to be found in the west in the New World of the Americas Today, it is the east which calls out to those in search of riches and adventure Sweeping right across Central Asia and deep into China and India, a region that once took centre stage is again rising to

The Templars: The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God's Holy Warriors

The Templars: The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God's Holy WarriorsJerusalem 1119 A small group of knights seeking a purpose in the violent aftermath of the First Crusade decides to set up a new order These are the first Knights of Templar, a band of elite warriors prepared to give their lives to protect Christian pilgrims to the Holy Land Over the next two

Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis

Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in CrisisA Bill Gates Summer Reading Pick A riveting and illuminating Yuval Noah Harari new theory of how and why some nations recover from trauma and others don t, by the Pulitzer Prize winning author of the landmark bestsellers Guns, Germs, and Steel and Collapse In his international bestsellers Guns,

Napoleon: A Life

Napoleon: A LifeThe definitive biography of the great soldier statesman by the New York Times bestselling author of The Storm of War winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography and theGrand Prix of the Fondation Napoleon Austerlitz, Borodino, Waterloo his battles are among the greatest in history, but

Spies of No Country: Secret Lives at the Birth of Israel

Spies of No Country: Secret Lives at the Birth of IsraelAward winning writer Matti Friedman s tale of Israel s first spies has all the tropes of an espionage novel, including duplicity, betrayal, disguise, clandestine meetings, the bluff, and the double bluff but it s all true The four spies at the center of this story were part of a ragtag unit known

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human SocietiesDiamond has written a book of remarkable scope one of the most important and readable works on the human past published in recent years Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a national bestseller the global account of the rise of civilization that is also a stunning refutation of ideas of human

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth Today there is just one Us Homo sapiens How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms How did we come to believe in gods, nations and human

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern WorldWeatherford resurrects the true history of Genghis Khan, from the story of his relentless rise through Mongol tribal culture to the waging of his devastatingly successful wars and the explosion of civilization that the Mongol Empire unleashed.

Salt: A World History

Salt: A World HistoryFrom the Bestselling Author of Cod and The Basque History of the World In his fifth work of nonfiction, Mark Kurlansky turns his attention to a common household item with a long and intriguing history salt The only rock we eat, salt has shaped civilization from the very beginning, and its story is

1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus

1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before ColumbusIn this groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology, Charles C Mann radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus in 1492 Contrary to what so many Americans learn in school, the pre Columbian Indians were not sparsely settled in a pristine