History & Current Events

Books that inform on the past, the present, and the future, told by some of todays leading historians and politicians. More at: http://www.penguin.com/read/category/current-events-history/
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THE JOURNEY OF THE PENGUIN by Emiliano Ponzi -- To celebrate 80 years of Penguin Books, a charming picture book that tells the imagined story of the penguin who waddled his way into history as the symbol of a beloved publisher.

The Journey of the Penguin by Emiliano Ponzi is a picture book entirely of images that tells the 80 year imagined journey of Penguin Books' symbol.

"Hand a copy to the next guy you see wearing flannel." Melanie Tortoroli, Editor at Viking Books recommends THE LAST AMERICAN MAN by Elizabeth Gilbert

worth the read - In this rousing examination of contemporary American male identity, acclaimed author and journalist Elizabeth Gilbert explores the fascinating true story of Eustace Conway

TO HELL AND BACK by Ian Kershaw -- The Penguin History of Europe series reaches the twentieth century with acclaimed scholar Ian Kershaw’s long-anticipated analysis of the pivotal years of World War I and World War II.

To Hell and Back: Europe (The Penguin History of Europe) To Hell and Back Europe 1914 1949 Penguin History of Europe Viking

THOMAS JEFFERSON AND THE TRIPOLI PIRATES by Brian Kilmeade -- This is the little-known story of how a newly independent nation was challenged by four Muslim powers and what happened when America’s third president decided to stand up to intimidation.

Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates : The Forgotten War That Changed American History by Brian Kilmeade; Don Yaeger. If it's as good as his George Washington book, it will be worth reading.

MAGNA CARTA by Dan Jones -- From the New York Times bestselling author of The Plantagenets, a short, lively, action-packed history of how the Magna Carta came to be.

Dan Jones: "Magna Carta: The Birth of Liberty" - The Diane Rehm Show

" Is it better to take a high-paying job and give away your fortune, or go to Africa and build the orphanage by hand?" Melanie Tortoroli, Editor at Viking Books recommends STRANGERS DROWNING by Larissa MacFarquhar

New Audio CD Book, Strangers Drowning: Grappling with Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices, and the Overpowering Urge to Help: Larissa MacFarquhar

THE LAGOON by Armand Marie Leroi -- The remarkable but neglected story of Aristotle’s founding role in the scientific study of nature.

THE LAGOON by Armand Marie Leroi -- The remarkable but neglected story of Aristotle’s founding role in the scientific study of nature.

THE OTTOMAN ENDGAME by Sean McMeekin -- An astonishing retelling of twentieth-century history from the Ottoman perspective, delivering profound new insights into World War I and the contemporary Middle East.

Read a free sample or buy The Ottoman Endgame by Sean McMeekin. You can read this book with iBooks on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Mac.

#StaffPick: Melanie Tortoroli, Editor at Viking Books recommends FOOD RULES by Michael Pollan, Illustrated by Maira Kalman

Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual Michael Pollan Michael Pollaan’s timelessly sensible blueprint to a healthy relationship with food, now delivered with iconic illustrator Maira Kalman’s.

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