Books about Accuracy

  1. Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong

    by James W. Loewen
    Exposing the inaccuracies in American history textbooks and exploring the forces that shaped them.

    “Every teacher, every student of history, every citizen should read this book. It is both a refreshing antidote to what has passed for history in our educational system and a one-volume education in ... (Barnes & Noble)

  2. Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History

    by Erik Larson
    Story of the 1900 Galveston hurricane, and one man's desperate struggle to save his city.

    September 8, 1900, began innocently in the seaside town of Galveston, Texas. Even Isaac Cline, resident meteorologist for the U.S. Weather Bureau failed to grasp the true meaning of the strange ... (Goodreads)

  3. A Night to Remember

    by Walter Lord
    An account of the fateful night of the sinking of the Titanic, told through the stories of survivors.

    First published in 1955, A Night to Remember remains a completely riveting account of the Titanic 's fatal collision and the behavior of the passengers and crew, both noble and ignominious. Some ... (Goodreads)

  4. The Winds of War

    by Herman Wouk
    The story of a family caught in the middle of World War II and their struggles to survive.

    Like no other masterpiece of historical fiction, Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II is the great novel of America's Greatest Generation. , Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of ... (Barnes & Noble)

  5. The Elements of Style

    by William Strunk Jr.
    A practical guide to written English, providing guidance on grammar and style.

    This style manual offers practical advice on improving writing skills. Throughout, the emphasis is on promoting a plain English style. This little book can help you communicate more effectively by ... (Goodreads)

  6. Double Down: Game Change 2012

    by Mark Halperin
    A behind-the-scenes look at the 2012 US presidential election, revealing the strategies and personalities of the candidates and their teams.

    Michiko Kakutani,, The New York Times,:, "Those hungry for political news will read, Double Down, for the scooplets and insidery glimpses it serves up about the two campaigns, and the clues it offers ... (Barnes & Noble)

  7. American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson

    by Joseph J. Ellis
    Comprehensive biography of the third president, exploring his character and legacy.

    Following his subject from the drafting of the Declaration of Independence to his retirement in Monticello, Joseph Ellis unravels the contradictions of the Jeffersonian character. A marvel of ... (Goodreads)

  8. Proof

    by Dick Francis
    A retired jockey investigates the murder of his friend, uncovering a web of deceit and danger in the world of horse racing.

    Wine merchant Tony Beach has expertly catered his latest society soiree, but the fun's over when a team of hit men crash the party…literally. The event leaves Tony with a bitter aftertaste of ... (Goodreads)

  9. The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail—But Some Don't

    by Nate Silver
    An exploration of the art and science of prediction, examining why some predictions succeed while others fail.

    Nate Silver built an innovative system for predicting baseball performance, predicted the 2008 election within a hair's breadth. He solidified his standing as the nation's foremost political ... (Goodreads)

  10. His Excellency: George Washington

    by Joseph J. Ellis
    Biography of the first President of the United States and the key role he played in the founding of the nation.

    To this landmark biography of our first president, Joseph J. Ellis brings the exacting scholarship, shrewd analysis, and lyric prose that have made him one of the premier historians of the ... (Goodreads)

  11. The Civil War: A Narrative

    by Shelby Foote
    A comprehensive and vivid account of the American Civil War, from its origins to its aftermath.

    Foote's comprehensive history of the Civil War includes three compelling volumes: Fort Sumter to Perryville, Fredericksburg to Meridian, and Red River to Appomattox. Collected together in a handsome ... (Goodreads)

  12. A World Undone: The Story of the Great War, 1914 to 1918

    by G.J. Meyer
    A comprehensive account of World War I, from its origins to its aftermath, exploring the political, social, and military factors that shaped the conflict.

    The First World War is one of history's greatest tragedies. In this remarkable and intimate account, author G. J. Meyer draws on exhaustive research to bring to life the story of how the Great War ... (Goodreads)

  13. No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II

    by Doris Kearns Goodwin
    Examines the lives of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt during WWII and their impact on the nation.

    Winner of the Pulitzer for History, No Ordinary Time is a chronicle of one of the most vibrant & revolutionary periods in US history. With an extraordinary collection of details, Goodwin weaves ... (Goodreads)

  14. Now You See Me

    by Sharon J. Bolton
    Detective story of a woman's investigation into a series of child abductions, with a twist.

    One night after interviewing a reluctant witness at a London apartment complex, Lacey Flint, a young detective constable, stumbles onto a woman brutally stabbed just moments before in the building’s ... (Goodreads)

  15. The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right

    by Atul Gawande
    A guide to better decision-making, exploring the power of checklists in various fields.

    The, New York Times, bestselling author of, Better, and, Complications, reveals the surprising power of the ordinary checklist We live in a world of great and increasing complexity, where even the ... (Goodreads)

  16. Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation

    by Lynne Truss
    A humorous look at the importance of punctuation and its effect on language.

    In Eats, Shoots & Leaves , former editor Lynne Truss, gravely concerned about our current grammatical state, boldly defends proper punctuation. She proclaims, in her delightfully urbane, witty, and ... (Goodreads)

  17. Thunderstruck

    by Erik Larson
    Fascinating true story of the invention of the wireless and its effect on two men's lives.

    The interwoven stories of two men whose lives intersect during one of the greatest criminal cases of all time - Hawley Crippen, a very unlikely murderer, and Guglielmo Marconi, the obsessive creator ... (Goodreads)

  18. The Secret History of Wonder Woman

    by Jill Lepore
    The story of the origins and evolution of Wonder Woman and her creator, William Moulton Marston.

    A cultural history of Wonder Woman traces the character's creation and enduring popularity, drawing on interviews and archival research to reveal the pivotal role of feminism in shaping her ... (Goodreads)

  19. Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege, 1942–1943

    by Antony Beevor
    The epic story of the Battle of Stalingrad and its devastating impact on WWII.

    The Battle of Stalingrad was not only the psychological turning point of World War II: it also changed the face of modern warfare. From Antony Beevor, the internationally bestselling author of, ... (Barnes & Noble)

  20. The Guns of August

    by Barbara W. Tuchman
    A riveting account of the events leading up to World War I and its devastating consequences.

    Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time The Proud Tower, the Pulitzer Prize–winning The Guns of August, and The Zimmerman Telegram comprise Barbara W. ... (Goodreads)

  21. The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn

    by Nathaniel Philbrick
    A gripping account of the legendary battle between General Custer and the Lakota Sioux.

    "An engrossing and tautly written account of a critical chapter in American history." —,Los Angeles Times, Nathaniel Philbrick, author of In the Hurricane's Eye , Pulitzer Prize finalist Mayflower , ... (Barnes & Noble)

  22. The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War

    by David Halberstam
    A detailed account of the Korean War, its causes, and its impact on American society and politics.

    "In a grand gesture of reclamation & remembrance, Mr Halberstam has brought the war back home."– NY Times Halberstam's magisterial & thrilling The Best & the Brightest was a defining book about the ... (Goodreads)

  23. Coders at Work: Reflections on the Craft of Programming

    by Peter Seibel
    Interviews with 15 influential programmers, discussing their experiences, philosophies, and approaches to coding.

    Peter Seibel interviews 16 of the most interesting computer programmers alive today in Coders at Work, offering a brand-new companion volume to Apress’s highly acclaimed best-seller Founders at Work ... (Goodreads)

  24. The Second World War

    by Antony Beevor
    A comprehensive history of the Second World War, covering all major theaters of war and the impact on civilians.

    A masterful and comprehensive chronicle of World War II, by internationally bestselling historian Antony Beevor. Over the past two decades, Antony Beevor has established himself as one of the world's ... (Goodreads)

  25. The Fifties

    by David Halberstam
    A comprehensive history of the United States during the 1950s, exploring the cultural, political, and social changes of the era.

    The Fifties is a sweeping social, political, economic, and cultural history of the ten years that Halberstam regards as seminal in determining what our nation is today. Halberstam offers portraits of ... (Barnes & Noble)

  26. On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction

    by William Zinsser
    Comprehensive guide to writing nonfiction, covering craft, style, and technique.

    On Writing Well has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style. It is a book for everybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get ... (Goodreads)

  27. Code Complete

    by Steve McConnell
    A comprehensive guide to software construction, covering everything from design to debugging and testing.

    Widely considered one of the best practical guides to programming, Steve McConnell's original CODE COMPLETE has been helping developers write better software for more than a decade. Now this classic ... (Goodreads)

  28. Armageddon: The Battle for Germany, 1944-1945

    by Max Hastings
    A detailed account of the final year of World War II in Europe, focusing on the battles and events leading up to Germany's defeat.

    In September 1944, the Allies believed that Hitler’s army was beaten and expected the bloodshed to end by Christmas. Yet a series of mistakes and setbacks, including the Battle of the Bulge, ... (Goodreads)

  29. A Bridge Too Far

    by Cornelius Ryan
    Historical account of the Liberation of Europe during WWII, focusing on the Battle of Arnhem.

    A Bridge Too Far, is Cornelius Ryan's masterly chronicle of the Battle of Arnhem, which marshalled the greatest armada of troop-carrying aircraft ever assembled and cost the Allies nearly twice as ... (Goodreads)

  30. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

    by Edward Gibbon
    An in-depth account of the fall of the Roman Empire, tracing its causes and effects.

    Length: 126 hrs and 31 mins The History of the Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire was written by English historian Edward Gibbon & originally published in six quarto volumes. Volume 1 was published ... (Goodreads)

  31. The Reckoning

    by Sharon Kay Penman
    A historical fiction novel set in 14th century Wales, following the lives of a noble family and their struggles for power and survival.

    Here, alive from the pages of history, is the compelling tale of a Celtic society ruled by Llewelyn, Prince of Wales, on a collison course with a feudal realm of Edward I. WIth this last book in the ... (Goodreads)

  32. The Wars of the Roses

    by Alison Weir
    A detailed account of the dynastic conflict between the houses of Lancaster and York in medieval England.

    Lancaster and York. For much of the fifteenth century, these two families were locked in battle for control of the English throne. Kings were murdered and deposed. Armies marched on London. Old noble ... (Goodreads)

  33. Peter the Great: His Life and World

    by Robert K. Massie
    Biography of the Russian Tsar, tracing his transformation of the country and the world.

    Against the monumental canvas of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe and Russia, unfolds the magnificent story of Peter the Great, crowned at the age of 10. A barbarous, volatile feudal tsar ... (Goodreads)

  34. Bad Science

    by Ben Goldacre
    A critical look at the misuse of scientific fact and the implications of bad science.

    Full of spleen, this is a hilarious, invigorating and informative journey through the world of Bad Science . When Dr Ben Goldacre saw someone on daytime TV dipping her feet in an 'Aqua Detox' ... (Goodreads)

  35. The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century

    by Steven Pinker
    A guide to writing well in the modern era, with a focus on clarity, coherence, and style.

    A short and entertaining book on the modern art of writing well by, New York Times, bestselling author Steven Pinker Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we make it better? Is the English ... (Goodreads)

  36. The Twelve Caesars

    by Suetonius
    Detailed biographies of the twelve Roman Emperors, from Julius Caesar to Domitian.

    As private secretary to the Emperor Hadrian, Suetonius gained access to the imperial archives and used them (along with eye-witness accounts) to produce one of the most colorful biographical works in ... (Goodreads)

  37. The Steel Wave

    by Jeff Shaara
    A historical novel that follows the Allied invasion of Normandy during World War II, from planning to execution.

    General Dwight Eisenhower commands a diverse army that must destroy Hitler’s European fortress. On the coast of France, German commander Erwin Rommel prepares for the coming invasion, as the Führer ... (Goodreads)

  38. Killing the Rising Sun: How America Vanquished World War II Japan

    by Bill O'Reilly
    A narrative of the U.S. in final days of WWII, and the strategies used to end the war in the Pacific.

    The powerful and riveting new book in the multimillion-selling, Killing, series by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard Autumn 1944. World War II is nearly over in Europe but is escalating in the Pacific, ... (Goodreads)

  39. The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll through the Hidden Connections of the English Language

    by Mark Forsyth
    A witty and informative journey through the origins and connections of English words, revealing the fascinating history of our language.

    The Etymologicon springs from Mark Forsyth's Inky Fool blog on the strange connections between words. It's an occasionally ribald, frequently witty and unerringly erudite guided tour of the secret ... (Goodreads)

  40. Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders

    by Vincent Bugliosi
    A detailed account of the Manson Family and their brutal murders, as well as the trial that followed.

    Prosecuting attorney in the Manson trial, Vincent Bugliosi held a unique insider's position in one of the most baffling and horrifying cases of the twentieth century: the cold-blooded Tate-LaBianca ... (Goodreads)

  41. Written in Bone

    by Simon Beckett
    An archaeological mystery about a body found in a shallow grave and the secrets it reveals.

    ' I took the skull from its evidence bag and gently set it on the stainless steel table. 'Tell me who you are...' Forensic anthropologist Dr David Hunter should be at home in London with the woman he ... (Goodreads)

  42. D DAY Through German Eyes - The Hidden Story of June 6th 1944

    by Holger Eckhertz
    First-hand accounts of German soldiers during the D-Day invasion, revealing their perspective and experiences of the historic event.

    This new paperback edition contains Book One and Book Two of this series, revealing the hidden side of D Day which has fascinated readers around the world.Almost all accounts of D Day are told from ... (Barnes & Noble)

  43. Gone With the Wind: the Definitive Illustrated History of the Book, the Movie, and the Legend

    by Herb Bridges
    A comprehensive history of the iconic novel and film, exploring their cultural impact and enduring legacy.

    Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of an American Classic.Published in the spring of 1936, Margaret Mitchell's "Gone With the Wind" was an immediate and overwhelming success; millions of copies were sold ... (Goodreads)

  44. Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming

    by Naomi Oreskes
    The book exposes how a few scientists have misled the public on issues like tobacco smoke and global warming for political and financial gain.

    The U.S. scientific community has long led the world in research on such areas as public health, environmental science, and issues affecting quality of life. Our scientists have produced landmark ... (Goodreads)

  45. Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance

    by Atul Gawande
    A surgeon's exploration of medical excellence, uncovering the highest standards of care.

    The struggle to perform well is universal: each one of us faces fatigue, limited resources, and imperfect abilities in whatever we do. But nowhere is this drive to do better more important than in ... (Goodreads)

  46. How to Lie with Statistics

    by Darrell Huff
    A humorous guide to mastering the art of manipulating data to support any argument.

    Darrell Huff runs the gamut of every popularly used type of statistic, probes such things as the sample study, the tabulation method, the interview technique, or the way the results are derived from ... (Goodreads)

  47. Master of the Senate

    by Robert A. Caro
    Detailed account of Lyndon Johnson's tenure as the leader of the US Senate, and his rise to power.

    The most riveting political biography of our time, Robert A. Caro’s life of Lyndon B. Johnson, continues. Master of the Senate takes Johnson’s story through one of its most remarkable periods: his ... (Goodreads)

  48. Bellevue: A History of America's Oldest Hospital

    by David M. Oshinsky
    A historical account of Bellevue Hospital, from its founding in 1736 to modern times, detailing its role in shaping American medicine and treating the mentally ill.

    David Oshinsky chronicles the history of America's oldest hospital and in so doing also charts the rise of New York to the nation's preeminent city, the path of American medicine from butchery and ... (Goodreads)

  49. Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association(r)

    by American Psychological Association
    Comprehensive guide to writing and formatting research papers, theses, and dissertations in the social and behavioral sciences.

    With millions of copies sold, the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is the style manual of choice for writers, editors, students, educators, and professionals in ... (Goodreads)

  50. The Case of the Missing Servant

    by Tarquin Hall
    Private investigator Vish Puri is on the hunt for a missing maid, uncovering secrets and corruption in modern-day India.

    The first in a detective series that “immediately joins the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency as representing the best in international cozies” ( Booklist , starred review). Meet Vish Puri, India’s most ... (Barnes & Noble)

  51. Locked On

    by Tom Clancy
    A high-stakes political thriller where a terrorist group threatens the United States with a deadly attack. Emotions: Suspense, Fear, Tension, Excitement

    A year after the Emir's capture, The Campus investigates Pakistani intelligence official and brigadier general Riaz Rehan. Unbeknownst to them, Rehan plots to bring his country and India to nuclear ... (Wikipedia)

  52. Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History

    by Katy Tur
    A journalist's firsthand account of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, from the campaign trail to the White House.

    A New York Times Bestseller “Compelling… this book couldn’t be more timely.” – Jill Abramson,, New York Times Book Review, Called "disgraceful," "third-rate," and "not nice" by Donald Trump, NBC News ... (Barnes & Noble)

  53. Seizure

    by Kathy Reichs
    Forensic anthropologist investigates a mysterious death and uncovers a dangerous conspiracy. Fast-paced thriller with twists and turns.

    Tory Brennan and her friends find themselves in danger of being separated due to budget cuts which may mean the closure of the Loggerheads Island Research Institute (LIRI) where their parents work. ... (Wikipedia)

  54. Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch

    by Sally Bedell Smith
    A comprehensive biography of Queen Elizabeth II, from her childhood to her reign as the longest-reigning monarch in British history.

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Perfect for fans of The Crown , this magisterial biography of Queen Elizabeth II is a close-up view of the woman we’ve known only from a distance—and a captivating window ... (Goodreads)

  55. Overlord: D-Day and the Battle for Normandy

    by Max Hastings
    A detailed account of the D-Day invasion and the ensuing Battle for Normandy, highlighting the experiences of soldiers and civilians alike.

    Max Hastings’s “exceptional” (,Kirkus Reviews, starred review) account of the famous World War II D-Day landings “[will] stand with that of the best journalists and writers who witnessed it” (,The ... (Barnes & Noble)

  56. The Children of Henry VIII

    by Alison Weir
    An exploration of the lives and fortunes of Henry VIII's six children.

    At his death in 1547, King Henry VIII left four heirs to the English throne: his only son, the nine-year-old Prince Edward; the Lady Mary, the adult daughter of his first wife, Catherine of Aragon; ... (Goodreads)

  57. Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction

    by Philip E. Tetlock
    An exploration of the science behind prediction and its potential to improve decision making.

    Everyone would benefit from seeing further into the future, whether buying stocks, crafting policy, launching a new product, or simply planning the week’s meals. Unfortunately, people tend to be ... (Goodreads)

  58. The Making of the Atomic Bomb

    by Richard Rhodes
    Historical narrative of the scientists and engineers who developed the atomic bomb.

    Here for the first time, in rich, human, political, and scientific detail, is the complete story of how the bomb was developed, from the turn-of-the-century discovery of the vast energy locked inside ... (Goodreads)

  59. Theodore Rex

    by Edmund Morris
    A biography of Theodore Roosevelt's presidency, exploring his leadership, policies, and impact on American society.

    Theodore Roosevelt and his two-term presidency (1901-9) deserve a king-size, seize-the-man biography - and Edmund Morris has provided one. "TR" typifies the "can do" American; his famous maxim, of ... (Goodreads)

  60. Mary Queen of Scots

    by Antonia Fraser
    Biography of Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, and her tumultuous life as a monarch in 16th century Scotland and England.

    She was the quintessential queen: statuesque, regal, dazzlingly beautiful. Her royal birth gave her claim to the thrones of two nations; her marriage to the young French dauphin promised to place a ... (Goodreads)

  61. The Last Mughal: The Fall of a Dynasty: Delhi, 1857

    by William Dalrymple
    A historical account of the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and the fall of the Mughal Empire in Delhi.

    On a hazy November afternoon in Rangoon, 1862, a shrouded corpse was escorted by a small group of British soldiers to an anonymous grave in a prison enclosure. As the British Commissioner in charge ... (Goodreads)

  62. The Life and Death of Anne Boleyn

    by Eric Ives
    A detailed account of the rise and fall of Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII, and her impact on English history.

    This definitive full biography of Anne Boleyn, based on the latest scholarly research, focusses on Anne’s life and legacy and establishes Anne as a figure of considerable importance and influence in ... (Goodreads)

  63. Security Analysis: Principles and Technique

    by Benjamin Graham
    Comprehensive guide to value investing, analyzing financial statements, and identifying undervalued securities. A must-read for serious investors.

    With nearly a million copies sold, Security Analysis has been continuously in print for more than sixty years. No investment book in history had either the immediate impact, or the long-term ... (Goodreads)

  64. The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944

    by Rick Atkinson
    A comprehensive and gripping account of the Allies' campaign in the Mediterranean during World War II.

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Majestic... Atkinson's achievement is to marry prodigious research with a superbly organized narrative and then to overlay the whole with writing as powerful and elegant as ... (Barnes & Noble)

  65. A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity

    by Bill O'Reilly
    Memoir of Bill O'Reilly's childhood and early career, highlighting his struggles and triumphs.

    The year was 1957, the month September, and I had just turned eight years old. Dwight Eisenhower was President, but in my life it was the diminutive, intense Sister Mary Lurana who ruled, at least in ... (Goodreads)

  66. The Chicago Manual of Style

    by University of Chicago Press
    Comprehensive guide to writing, editing, and publishing. Covers grammar, punctuation, citation styles, and more.

    The 15th edition of , The Chicago Manual of Style , has been superseded by the 17th edition., In the 1890s, a proofreader at the University of Chicago Press prepared a single sheet of typographic ... (Goodreads)

  67. Eisenhower: Soldier and President

    by Stephen E. Ambrose
    A comprehensive biography of Dwight D. Eisenhower, from his military career to his presidency.

    Stephen E. Ambrose draws upon extensive sources, an unprecedented degree of scholarship, and numerous interviews with Eisenhower himself to offer the fullest, richest, most objective rendering yet of ... (Goodreads)

  68. The Annals of Imperial Rome

    by Tacitus
    A historical account of the Roman Empire from the reign of Tiberius to that of Nero, highlighting political intrigue and corruption.

    In "The Annals of Imperial Rome", his last and greatest work, Tacitus (AD c.55-c.117) covers the period from AD 14, just before the death of Augustus, to the death of Nero in AD 68. Not all the ... (Goodreads)

  69. The Third Reich in Power

    by Richard J. Evans
    A detailed account of Nazi Germany's rise to power and the social, economic, and political changes that occurred during their reign.

    The definitive account of Germany's malign transformation under Hitler's total rule and the implacable march to war. By the middle of 1933, the democracy of the Weimar Republic had been transformed ... (Goodreads)

  70. Six Wives: The Queens of Henry VIII

    by David Starkey
    A historical account of the six wives of Henry VIII, their lives, marriages, and fates.

    No one in history had a more eventful career in matrimony than Henry VIII. His marriages were daring and tumultuous, and made instant legends of six very different women. In this remarkable study, ... (Goodreads)

  71. The Final Days

    by Bob Woodward
    An account of the final months of the Nixon presidency, including the Watergate scandal and Nixon's resignation.

    The Final Days is the classic, behind-the-scenes account of Richard Nixon's dramatic last months as president. Moment by moment, Bernstein and Woodward portray the taut, post-Watergate White House as ... (Goodreads)

  72. Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief

    by James M. McPherson
    A detailed account of Abraham Lincoln's leadership during the Civil War, exploring his growth as a military strategist and political leader.

    The Pulitzer Prize–winning author reveals how Lincoln won the Civil War and invented the role of commander in chief as we know it As we celebrate the bicentennial of Lincoln's birth, this study by ... (Goodreads)

  73. Lies, Damned Lies, and History

    by Jodi Taylor
    Time-traveling historians try to fix historical events, but things go awry. Chaos ensues as they try to set things right.

    The seventh book in the bestselling Chronicles of St Mary''s series which follows a group of tea-soaked disaster magnets as they hurtle their way around History. If you love Jasper Fforde or Ben ... (Barnes & Noble)

  74. The Annihilation Score

    by Charles Stross
    As superheroes emerge, the government creates a new agency to regulate them. But bureaucracy and politics threaten to destroy everything.

    In this this science fiction spy thriller by Hugo Award winning writer Charles Stross, the Laundry - the British secret agency that fights supernatural threats - must team up with the police force, ... (Goodreads)

  75. Churchill: A Life

    by Martin Gilbert
    A comprehensive biography of Winston Churchill, chronicling his life and legacy as a leader and statesman.

    Martin Gilbert's highly-acclaimed Churchill: A Life is a story of adventure. It follows Winston Churchill from his earliest days to his moments of triumph. Here, the drama and excitement of his story ... (Barnes & Noble)

  76. Anatomy for the Artist

    by Sarah Simblet
    Comprehensive guide to human anatomy for artists, featuring detailed illustrations and explanations of bones, muscles, and more.

    For millennia, the human body has been celebrated as nature's finest masterpiece. This superb drawing guide helps you unravel its complexity and capture its aesthetic on paper. Packed with ... (Goodreads)

  77. The Clockwork Universe: Isaac Newton, the Royal Society, and the Birth of the Modern World

    by Edward Dolnick
    The story of how Isaac Newton and the Royal Society transformed the world with their scientific discoveries and inventions.

    From New York Times bestselling author Edward Dolnick, the true story of a pivotal moment in modern history when a group of strange, tormented geniuses—Isaac Newton chief among them—invented science ... (Barnes & Noble)

  78. The Lady in the Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn

    by Alison Weir
    A detailed account of the events leading to the execution of Anne Boleyn, second wife of King Henry VIII.

    The imprisonment and execution of Queen Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII's second wife, in May 1536 was unprecedented in English history. It was sensational in its day, and has exerted endless fascination ... (Goodreads)

  79. What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew: From Fox Hunting to Whist—the Facts of Daily Life in 19th-Century England

    by Daniel Pool
    A comprehensive guide to the daily life and customs of 19th-century England, covering everything from fashion to politics.

    A “delightful reader’s companion” ( The New York Times ) to the great nineteenth-century British novels of Austen, Dickens, Trollope, the Brontës, and more, this lively guide clarifies the sometimes ... (Barnes & Noble)

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