History - Essays

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Guilt about the Past

Bernhard Schlink

The six essays that make up this compelling book view the long shadow of past guilt both as a uniquely German experience and as a global one. Bernhard Schlink explores the phenomenon of guilt and how it attaches to a whole society, no...

Published: Mar 2010

The Drowned and the Saved

Primo Levi

In his final book before his death, Primo Levi returns once more to his time at Auschwitz in a moving meditation on memory, resiliency, and the struggle to comprehend unimaginable tragedy.Drawing on history, philosophy, and his own pe...

Published: Jun 2017

The American Spirit: Who We Are and W...

David McCullough

A timely collection of speeches by David McCullough, the most honored historian in the United States—winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, two National Book Awards, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among many others—that reminds us...

Published: Apr 2018

The Life and Times of Sherlock Holmes...

Liese Sherwood-Fabre

Step back to London, 1895.Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stories are full of references to everyday activities and events from Victorian times that make the twenty-first century reader run to the reference shelf. Few, for example, are intim...

Published: Jan 2017
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