SOCIETY

The titles in this category deal with society at large - politics, history, religion, science, crime, etc.

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  1. The Great Big Book of Horrible Things

    The Great Big Book of Horrible Things: The Definitive Chronicle of History's 100 Worst Atrocities

    $35.00

    A compulsively readable and utterly original account of world history—from an atrocitologist’s point of view. Learn More
  2. Story Of The Jews

    Story of the Jews: Finding the Words 1000 BC-1492 AD

    $39.99

    In this magnificently illustrated cultural history—the tie-in to the PBS and BBC series The Story of the Jews—Simon Schama details the story of the Jewish experience, tracing it across three millennia, from their beginnings as an ancient tribal people to the opening of the New World in 1492 to the modern day. Learn More
  3. Rise to Greatness

    Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America's Most Perilous Year

    $30.00

    The electrifying story of Abraham Lincoln's rise to greatness during the most perilous year in our nation’s history Learn More
  4. On Paper

    On Paper: The Everything of Its Two-Thousand-Year History

    $35.00

    A consideration of all things paper—its invention that revolutionized human civilization; its thousand-fold uses (and misuses), proliferation, and sweeping influence on society; its makers, shapers, collectors, and pulpers—written by the admired cultural historian and author of the trilogy on all things book-related: A Gentle Madness; Patience and Fortitude (“How could any intelligent, literate person not just love this book?”—Simon Winchester); and A Splendor of Letters (“Elegant, wry, and humane”—André Bernard, New York Observer). Learn More

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