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.
This cavalry regiment was celebrated for its role in the Spanish-American War.
By Lee D'Amato
Did you know the US tried to hide nuclear weapons under the Greenland ice sheet?
An unexpected development required quick thinking.
By Dale Jenkins
The future is female—but so was the past.
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He assassinated the mystic at an ostensible housewarming party.
Mark Twain coined "the Gilded Age" to mean this period of time was “glittering on the surface, but corrupt underneath.”
From great triumphs to continuing struggles, learn more about African American history with these books.
Powerful stories of love, loss, and triumph.
By Sara Kapheim
Celebrate the Black men and women who made history.
He was the eminent former editor of The Nation and a National Book Award winner.
What’s better than a true story? A story that’s too good to be true.
Grab your earbuds and disappear into the past.
European empires once controlled most of the globe—what's their legacy?
These iconic images summed up entire wars in the public imagination.
Hear directly from people who lived through historical events.
By Lee D'Amato
He spent years with an up-close look at what it's like to rule Britain—and now the responsibility rests on his shoulders.
Dad's always gifted three copies of the latest history bestseller? Try these recommendations to find him something new.
Closing the gap between fact and fiction.
By Olivia Mason