World History

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  1. Book ImageAncient Brews: Rediscovered and Re-created

    Patrick E. McGovern, Sam Calagione

    One of Smithsonian Magazine’s Ten Best Books of the Year about Food
    A Forbes Best Booze Book of the YearMore

  2. Book ImageBehemoth: A History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World

    Joshua B. Freeman

    A sweeping, global history of the rise of the factory and its effects on society.More

  3. Book ImageThe Games: A Global History of the Olympics

    David Goldblatt

    “A people’s history of the Olympics.”—New York Times Book ReviewMore

  4. Book ImageA Most Improbable Journey: A Big History of Our Planet and Ourselves

    Walter Alvarez

    "A thrilling synthesis from a brilliant scientist who discovered one of the most important chapters in our history." —Sean B. CarrollMore

  5. Book ImageThe Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve

    Stephen Greenblatt

    Stephen Greenblatt—Pulitzer Prize– and National Book Award–winning author of The Swerve and Will in the World—investigates the life of one of humankind’s greatest stories.More

  6. Book ImagePaper: Paging Through History

    Mark Kurlansky

    From the New York Times best-selling author of Cod and Salt, a definitive history of paper and the astonishing ways it has shaped today’s world.More

  7. Book ImageGuns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

    Jared Diamond

    "Fascinating.... Lays a foundation for understanding human history."—Bill GatesMore

  8. Book ImageHow To Be a Tudor: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Tudor Life

    Ruth Goodman

    An erudite romp through the intimate details of life in Tudor England, "Goodman's latest…is a revelation" (New York Times Book Review).More

  9. Book ImageForged Through Fire: War, Peace, and the Democratic Bargain

    John Ferejohn, Frances McCall Rosenbluth

    Peace, many would agree, is a goal that democratic nations should strive to achieve. But is democracy, in fact, dependent on war to survive?More

  10. Book ImageA Wretched and Precarious Situation: In Search of the Last Arctic Frontier

    David Welky

    A Booklist Best Literary Travel Book of 2017
    A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of 2016

    A remarkable true story of adventure, betrayal, and survival set in one of the world’s most inhospitable places.More

  11. Book ImageThe Book: A Cover-to-Cover Exploration of the Most Powerful Object of Our Time

    Keith Houston

    “Everybody who has ever read a book will benefit from the way Keith Houston explores the most powerful object of our time. And everybody who has read it will agree that reports of the book’s death have been greatly exaggerated.”—Erik Spiekermann, typographerMore

  12. Book ImageDefining a Nation: India on the Eve of Independence, 1945

    Ainslie T. Embree, Mark C. Carnes

    Part of the Reacting to the Past series, Defining a Nation plunges students into India’s struggle for sovereignty and identity.More

  13. Book ImageWorlds Together, Worlds Apart: From the Beginnings of Humankind to the Present

    Alan Karras, Elizabeth Pollard, Clifford Rosenberg, Et Al.

    AP® Edition

    A World History textbook specifically designed for the new AP® World History curriculum.More

  14. Book ImageHistorical Thinking Skills: A Workbook for World History

    John P. Irish, Barbara Ozuna

    John Irish and Barbara Ozuna, both experienced history teachers, have teamed up to develop this workbook to focus on the historical thinking skills that high school students in the AP* World History course must master in order to perform well on the exam.More

  15. Book ImagePerspectives from the Past: Primary Sources in Western Civilizations

    James M. Brophy, Joshua Cole, John Robertson, Et Al.

    Sixth Edition / Volume(s): 1 / Chapters 1 - 15

    Placing value in perspective—a rich primary source collection at a truly exceptional value.More

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