Killing the SS: The Hunt for the Worst War Criminals in History

Confronting Nazi evil is the subject of the latest installment in the mega bestselling Killing series As the true horrors of the Third Reich began to be exposed immediately after World War II, the Nazi war criminals who committed genocide went on the run A few were swiftly caught, including the not

Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis

A Bill Gates Summer Reading Pick A riveting and illuminating Yuval Noah Harari new theory of how and why some nations recover from trauma and others don t, by the Pulitzer Prize winning author of the landmark bestsellers Guns, Germs, and Steel and Collapse In his international bestsellers Guns,

Napoleon: A Life

The definitive biography of the great soldier statesman by the New York Times bestselling author of The Storm of War winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography and the Grand Prix of the Fondation Napoleon Austerlitz, Borodino, Waterloo his battles are among the greatest in history,

Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom

From 1 New York Times bestselling author Thomas E Ricks, a dual biography of Winston Churchill and George Orwell, whose farsighted vision and inspired action preserved democracy from the threats of authoritarianism, from the left and right alike Both George Orwell and Winston Churchill came close

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

Diamond has written a book of remarkable scope one of the most important and readable works on the human past published in recent years Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a national bestseller the global account of the rise of civilization that is also a stunning refutation of ideas of human d

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth Today there is just one Us Homo sapiens How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms How did we come to believe in gods, nations and human rig

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

Weatherford resurrects the true history of Genghis Khan, from the story of his relentless rise through Mongol tribal culture to the waging of his devastatingly successful wars and the explosion of civilization that the Mongol Empire unleashed.