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Travel the world via historical sites that will occupy your mind, eyes, and body. From places frozen in the past like Chernobyl to those with history and present layered atop one another, you'll find new views here.

The Discovery of Penicillin and its Impact on Modern Medicine

The antibiotic saved many lives during WWII and afterward.

The Strange True Story of Dr. William Chester Minor and the Oxford English Dictionary

One of the dictionary's top contributors was an inmate at a psychiatric hospital.

The Best Philosophy Books from Modern Library

These thought-provoking reads have influenced readers for centuries.

Case Closed: A Definitive Account of the John F. Kennedy Assassination

This work of investigative journalism by Gerald Posner is as relevant as ever.

10 Books to Read Before Watching Napoleon

The new Ridley Scott film charts the Frenchman's rise and fall.

7 Thrilling Books About Greed That We Think Martin Scorsese Should Adapt

True stories of power and corruption are waiting for the acclaimed filmmaker to bring them to the big screen.  

Meet the French Resistance

Individual collectives were able to organize themselves into a serious threat against the Vichy government and German forces.

Journey into the Past with the Shortest History Series

Thousands of years of history are condensed into one gripping book apiece.

The History of Fashion in 10 Books

From corsets to women's military uniforms.

7 Books About Paganism to Shed Light on the Ancient World

Look beyond mainstream religion to find fascinating insights into our cultural past.