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The Golden Thread

How Fabric Changed History Overview: From colorful 30,000-year-old threads found on the floor of a Georgian


A Four-thousand-year History Overview: Starting with the earliest references in Egyptian and Assyrian texts, Nur Masalha


Memories of a Nation Overview: German history may be inherently fragmented, but it contains a large

Patient H. M.

Memory, Madness and Family Secrets Overview: Scoville's grandson, Luke Dittrich, takes us on an astonishing journey

Hue 1968

A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam Overview: New York Times Bestseller A Los

Eat Me

A Natural and Unnatural History of Cannibalism Overview: Dark, fascinating and endlessly curious, Eat Me delves


Jewelry, Obsession, and How Desire Shapes the World Overview: Studded with lively personalities and fascinating details,

The Rift

A New Africa Breaks Free Overview: Africa has long been misunderstood–and abused–by outsiders. Correspondent Alex Perry

The Monopolists

Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal Behind the World’s Favorite Board Game Overview: The Monopolists reveals the


A Cultural History Overview: From fear of the crowd to agoraphobia, from battle experiences to fear

On Paper

The Everything of Its Two-Thousand-Year History Overview: Lavishly researched, compellingly written, this masterful guide illuminates paper’s

China in Ten Words

Overview: A first work of non-fiction available in English by the James Joyce Foundation Award-winning Chinese

Killing Lincoln

The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever Overview: Describes the events surrounding the assassination of Abraham


Overview: Karen Armstrong's elegant and concise book traces how Islam grew from the other religions of

India After Gandhi

The History of the World’s Largest Democracy Overview: This tenth anniversary edition, published to coincide with