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Modern History Stories

So much has happened in the past decade alone, but what got us here? Humanity has evolved in so many ways in the modern era. From the Industrial Revolution to the invention of the iPhone, from the Space Race to SpaceX, from last century's influenza pandemic to Covid-19, there’s a lot to cover. These stories attempt to recount how we’ve gotten to where we are and the rapid change that took place within the last few centuries.

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These Gifts Will Make History at Your Next Holiday Gathering

Need help shopping for a history buff? These holiday gift ideas are sure to delight.

Estevanico, the First African Man to Explore the Americas

His contribution to various expeditions has been largely overlooked.

8 Absorbing Biographies of World Leaders

Explore the lives of people who had a large impact on their nation and the world.

12 Outstanding Audiobooks for Every Kind of History Buff

Listen up, history fans. These great audiobooks are for you.

What Is Guy Fawkes Night?

Remember, remember, the fifth of November...

The Irish Potato Famine and Its Impact on European History

The blight had devastating consequences on the island and beyond.

10 Eccentric Historical Laws

Some of these shocking mandates are still on the books.

30 Essential World War II Books That Examine Every Angle of the Conflict

From the Pacific theater to the coast of France, discover the greatest World War II books.

Balloonomania: 18th-Century Europe’s Obsession with Hot Air Balloons

Scientists and showmen alike tested the limits of the new invention.

8 Must-Read Economics Books

Money makes the world go round—but how exactly does our economy function?

6 Fossil Hunters Who Dug Up Clues From the Past

Their discoveries changed our perception of prehistory.

5 Best Food Travel Books

Help yourself to a fascinating new read.

Remembering Queen Elizabeth II, 1926—2022

Elizabeth II died peacefully after a historic 70 years on the throne.