Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How it Changed the World

16 July 2020 | By Laura Spinney | Filed in: world history.

With a death toll of between 50 and 100 million people and a global reach, the Spanish flu of 1918 1920 was the greatest human disaster, not only of the twentieth century, but possibly in all of recorded history And yet, in our popular conception it exists largely as a footnote to World War I.In Pa

SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

16 July 2020 | By Mary Beard | Filed in: world history.

In SPQR, an instant classic, Mary Beard narrates the history of Rome with passion and without technical jargon and demonstrates how a slightly shabby Iron Age village rose to become the undisputed hegemon of the Mediterranean Wall Street Journal Hailed by critics as animating the grand swe

Humans: A Brief History of How We F*cked It All Up

16 July 2020 | By Tom Phillips | Filed in: world history.

An exhilarating journey through the most creative and catastrophic f ck ups in human history, from our very first ancestor falling out of that tree, to the most spectacular fails of the present day nIn the seventy thousand years that modern human beings have walked this earth, we ve come a long way

Pandemic 1918: The Story of the Deadliest Influenza in History

16 July 2020 | By Catharine Arnold | Filed in: world history.

In January 1918, as World War I raged on, a new and terrifying virus began to spread across the globe In three successive waves, from 1918 to 1919, influenza killed than 50 million people German soldiers termed it Blitzkatarrh, British soldiers referred to it as Flanders Grippe, but world wid

World War 1: A History From Beginning to End

16 July 2020 | By Henry Freeman | Filed in: world history.

World War IWorld War 1 was one of the bloodiest wars in modern history At its end, it had claimed over seventeen million lives It led to the collapse of nations, the abdication of monarchies and ended empires Entire divisions of men perished in the pursuit of mere miles of uninhabitable wasteland

The New Silk Roads: The Present and Future of the World

16 July 2020 | By Peter Frankopan | Filed in: world history.

All roads used to lead to Rome Today, they lead to Beijing n nWhen The Silk Roads was published in 2015, it became an instant classic A major reassessment of world history, it compelled us to look at the past from a different perspective The New Silk Roads brings this story up to date, addressin

Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis

16 July 2020 | By Jared Diamond | Filed in: world history.

In his international bestsellers Guns, Germs and Steel and Collapse, Jared Diamond transformed our understanding of what makes civilizations rise and fall Now, in his third book in this monumental trilogy, he reveals how successful nations recover from crises while adopting selective changes a c

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

16 July 2020 | By Bill O\'Reilly | Filed in: world history.

Confronting Nazi evil is the subject of the latest installment in the mega bestselling Killing series n nAs 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 no

The Silk Roads: A New History of the World

16 July 2020 | By Peter Frankopan | Filed in: world history.

For centuries, fame and fortune were to be found in the west in the New World of the Americas Today, it is the east which calls out to those in search of riches and adventure Sweeping right across Central Asia and deep into China and India, a region that once took centre stage is again rising to

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

16 July 2020 | By Jared Diamond | Filed in: world history.

Diamond has written a book of remarkable scope one of the most important and readable works on the human past published in recent years n nWinner 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