Prefer to read nonfiction? The historical record reveals a great deal about Dulles’ career in espionage, highlighting his central role in the overthrow of the Iranian and Guatemalan governments in 1953 and 54, in the notorious MKULTRA program that administered mind-altering drugs to unwitting subjects in at least seven countries, and in the disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba in 1961. The ... Dispatches is a non-fiction book by Michael Herr that describes the author's experiences in Vietnam as a … We’ve known for some time that the FBI and Ronald Reagan’s gubernatorial administration were involved in the sometimes-violent conflicts that roiled Berkeley in the 60s. History is the story of ordinary people being resilient, courageous, and determined during extraordinary times. ISBN: 9780743265140 RM 15.90 Add to basket. Also, you can always find my most popular reviews, and the most recent ones, plus a guide to this whole site, on the Home Page. My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel by Ari Shavit – A prominent Israeli columnist’s sober assessment: Will Israel survive? Mary was the niece of Gifford Pinchot, a Teddy Roosevelt confidante, the first head of the U.S. Forest Service, and a former two-term Governor of Pennsylvania. Recently, The Brothers, Stephen Kinzer’s dual biography of Dulles and his older brother, Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, also spotlighted the two men’s unsavory roles in funneling American capital to help build Hitler’s Germany and in the CIA’s attempts to assassinate Gamal Abdel Nasser in Egypt, Sukarno in Indonesia, Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam, Patrice Lumumba in the Congo, and Fidel Castro in Cuba. Bestselling and award-winning non-fiction, from memoir, biography and history to politics, science, food and sport. In fact, Morris has little patience for the Great Man Theory of History: “the most that any of these great men/bungling idiots did was to speed up or slow down processes that were already under way. She was JFK’s lover. Kinzer’s thesis is that American entry into war with Spain in 1898 marked the crucial turning point in the protracted and acrimonious debate raised by these events. button, and you're on your way. Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl – From the ashes of the Holocaust, a gift of lessons for living, The Secrets of the Notebook: A Woman’s Quest to Uncover Her Royal Family Secret by Eve Haas—One woman’s obsessive quest to learn how her grandmother died in the Holocaust, The Secret War: Spies, Ciphers, and Guerrillas, 1939-1945 by Max Hastings – A revisionist history of intelligence in World War II, Operation Chastise: The RAF’s Most Brilliant Attack of World War II by Max Hastings—Bomber Command’s most successful attack on Nazi Germany was not on its cities, The Nazi Menace: Hitler, Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin, and the Road to War by Benjamin Carter Hett—How the Western democracies stumbled into war with Nazi Germany, 12 Seconds of Silence: How a Team of Inventors, Tinkerers, and Spies Took Down a Nazi Superweapon by Jamie Holmes—The WWII technology breakthrough with the proximity fuse, The Bastard Brigade: The True Story of the Renegade Scientists and Spies Who Sabotaged the Nazi Atomic Bomb by Sam Kean—The secret mission to stop the Nazi atomic bomb, Engineers of Victory: The Problem-Solvers Who Turned the Tide in the Second World War by Paul Kennedy – The problem-solvers who won World War II, The Saboteur: The Aristocrat Who Became France’s Most Daring Anti-Nazi Commando by Paul Kix—A story of an anti-Nazi commando worthy of Hollywood, The Last Ditch: Britain’s Secret Resistance and the Nazi Invasion Plans by David Lampe—Why Hitler didn’t invade Great Britain, In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson – Why the U.S. failed to speak out against the rise of Hitler’s Germany, Churchill’s Shadow Raiders: The Race to Develop Radar, WWII’s Invisible Secret Weapon by Damien Lewis—How German radar technology helped Britain win World War II, Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies by Ben MacIntyre – A new spin on why the Normandy invasion succeeded, Operation Mincemeat: How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured Allied Victory by Ben MacIntyre – How the Allies fooled the Nazis with a corpse and assured victory, Rogue Heroes: The History of the SAS, Britain’s Secret Special Forces Unit that Sabotaged the Nazis and Changed the Nature of War by Ben MacIntyre – The story of the original special forces, War: How Conflict Shaped Us by Margaret MacMillan—A scholar surveys armed conflict through the ages, Forgotten Ally: China’s World War II, 1937-1945 by Rana Mitter—A gripping history of China in World War II, Madame Fourcade’s Secret War: The Daring Young Woman Who Led France’s Largest Spy Network Against Hitler by Lynne Olson—The truth about the French Resistance, dug out of old records, A Game of Birds and Wolves: The Ingenious Young Women Whose Board Game Helped Win World War II by Simon Parkin—How wargames helped win World War II, From Kraków to Berkeley: Coming Out of Hiding by Anna Rabkin—“Survival is sweet revenge:” The odyssey of a Holocaust survivor, The Last Jew of Treblinka by Chil Rajchman—A moving death camp survivor’s memoir, 1944: FDR and the Year That Changed History by Jay Winik – The sad story of FDR’s complicity with the Holocaust, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander — The New Jim Crow: reexamining mass incarceration in America, Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire by Kurt Andersen – Conspiracy theories, fake news, and other delusions in American history, Boom Town: The Fantastical Saga of Oklahoma City, Its Chaotic Founding… Its Purloined Basketball Team, and the Dream of Becoming a World-class Metropolis by Sam Anderson—America revealed through the lens of a single mid-sized city, The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide by Gary J. Bass – Nixon, Kissinger, and the genocide history has ignored, “The Rest of Us”: The Rise of America’s Eastern European Jews by Stephen Birmingham—Start here to understand Jews in America, Republican Gomorra: Inside the Movement That Shattered the Party by Max Blumenthal – When religion dominated the views of American conservatives, The Imperial Cruise: A Secret History of Empire and War by James Bradley – Teddy Roosevelt and the dark side of American foreign policy. Anthony Blond's scandalous expose of the life of the Caesars is a must-r The following list covers 30 books spanning topics that include: Science , History , Business & Money , Politics & Government , Social Sciences , Biography and Philosophy . Non-Fiction, History, Biography & Memoir books are linked to book reviews and book character lists. Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store. Diamond hypothesized that the arc of human history was dramatically shifted by geographic, environmental, biological, and other factors, resulting in the worldwide dominance of the leading industrial powers during the past 500 years. Similiar to our list of 100 (Fiction) Books to Read in a Lifetime, this list of 50 non-fiction books contains recommendations you might actually read (if you haven't already).This curated list covers the gamut of non-fiction, from compelling war stories to key feminist texts, to unbelievable struggles for survival, to tales of life in the culinary trade. William K. Hartmann & Ron Miller. Biography, Non-Fiction & History Showing 25–28 of 28 results Default sorting Sort by popularity Sort by newness Sort by price: low to high Sort by price: high to low Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right by Jane Mayer — How the Koch brothers are revolutionizing American politics, A Country of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, the Mexican War, and the Conquest of the American Continent by Robert W. Merry – The President who launched the Mexican-American War, Right Out of California: The 1930s and the Big Business Roots of Modern Conservatism by Kathryn S. Olmsted – How today’s conservatism grew in the cotton fields of California, A Bright and Guilty Place: Murder, Corruption, and L.A.’s Scandalous Coming-of-Age by Richard Rayner – Murder and corruption under Hollywood’s bright lights, Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese-American Internment in World War II by Richard Reeves – The shameful story of Japanese-American Internment in WWII, Top Secret America: The Rise of the New American Security State by Dana Priest and William M. Arkin — The shocking reality behind the secret US war on “terror”, Subversives: The FBI’s War on Student Radicals, and Reagan’s Rise to Power by Seth Rosenfeld – J. Edgar Hoover, Ronald Reagan, and the violence in 1960s Berkeley, Counterstrike: The Untold Story of America’s Secret Campaign Against Al Qaeda by Eric Schmitt and Thom Shanker – Understanding the secret American campaign against Al Qaeda, Game Changers: Twelve Elections That Transformed California by Steve Swatt, with Susie Swatt, Jeff Raimundo, and Rebecca LaVally – 12 elections that were game changers, Season of the Witch: Enchantment, Terror, and Deliverance in the City of Love by David Talbot – From the Summer of Love to the Jonestown massacre, The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America’s Secret Government by David Talbot – When America’s secret government ran amok, The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor by Jake Tapper – How the U.S. military wages war in Afghanistan, Corruption in America: From Benjamin Franklin’s Snuff Box to Citizens United by Zephyr Teachout – Citizens United, bribery, and corruption in America, American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes, and Trial of Patty Hearst by Jeffrey Toobin – The kidnapping that shook America, Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam by Nick Turse – A wrenching view of how the U.S. military fought the Vietnam War, A Most Improbable Journey: A Big History of Our Planet and Ourselves by Walter Alvarez – The unlikely story of life on Earth, The Invention of Yesterday: A 50,000-Year History of Human Culture, Conflict, and Connection by Tamim Ansary—Understanding human history as an extraterrestrial might view it, Empire of Cotton: A Global History by Sven Beckert – Capitalism reexamined from an historical perspective, The World in a Grain: The Story of Sand and How It Transformed Civilization by Vince Beiser—We never think about it, but our civilization is built on sand, Big History: From the Big Bang to the Present by Cynthia Stokes Brown – A new approach to the past, Origin Story: A Big History of Everything by David Christian—A survey of Big History by the man who created the field. FOR SALE! Operation Mincemeat. Many of those biographies might also be classified as history, as they cast light on the times in which their subjects lived. This is a RANDOM lot of 10 Who Was/ What Was Books. One Nation Under Gods is an ideal companion volume to Howard Zinn’s classic secular history, A People’s History of the United States. Stand a few feet away from a globe and squint: if the globe is properly positioned, what you’ll see is one huge, three-tentacled landmass (Asia-Africa-Europe); a second, much smaller one that consists of two parts joined by a narrow connector (North and South America); and several even smaller bits of land scattered about on the periphery (Australia, Greenland, Japan, Indonesia). Major types. Press the space key then arrow keys to make a selection. A prominent Israeli columnist’s sober assessment: Will Israel survive? Occidentalism: The West in the Eyes of Its Enemies by Ian Buruma and Avishai Margalit – Why do so many people hate Western values? Donald Trump’s playbook revealed in a penetrating new book, “How Fascism Works”, 12 good books about the Holocaust, including both fiction and nonfiction, 5 top nonfiction books about World War II (plus many runners-up), 20 most enlightening historical novels (plus dozens of runners-up), Top 10 historical mysteries and thrillers reviewed here (plus 100 others). With the country paralyzed by twenty-five percent unemployment, shuttered factories, insolvent banks, and rapidly falling prices for farm commodities and consumer goods alike, both Communism on the Left and fascism on the Right were rapidly gaining adherents. Love mysteries and thrillers? by Joan Druett 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,441. Epicurus was one of the central figures in the Axial Age (roughly 600 to 200 BCE), which gave the world Buddha, Confucius, Socrates, Plato, and other seminal thinkers across the grand sweep of Asia and Europe. Books at 50% Off! I’ve read all these and many more. Read the review. The Iraqi view of life under Saddam Hussein, The Holocaust under the microscope of history, An impressionistic history of libraries and librarians through the ages, An intimate look at drug trafficking in Brazil, Simon Schama on Jewish history from 1000-1492. Immerse yourself in candid and revealing memoirs, enlightening accounts of the past or passionately argued political texts. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, by Yuval Noah Harari – Exploring the arc of history over 70,000 years, Paper: Paging Through History by Mark Kurlansky – More than you ever wanted to know about the history of paper, 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann – Astonishing new evidence about the Americas before 1492, 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created by Charles C. Mann – After the Columbian Exchange, nothing was ever the same. While many historians still engaged in the stale debate about whether “Great Men” or social forces are dominant in history, Diamond and Morris convincingly laid out the case for the greater influence of the larger context in which human history takes place, delving not just into geography but also (in Morris’ case) into biology, sociology, and archaeology. (If I review a book, it almost always means I read and enjoyed the book. Now, Talbot has delved more deeply into the record and taken a far more critical look at Dulles’ career. By Willem Floor In Biography & Memoir, History, Non-Fiction, Politics & Economics, and Recent Titles Tagged In 20th Century, Books by Willem Floor, Constitutional Period, Qajar, and Salar al-Dowleh. Buy History books from Waterstones.com today. Biographies and non-fiction: works of lasting value, through which the expertise, the special experiences or simply exciting stories are conveyed. In 1989, an American history professor named David Christian was teaching at Macquarie University in Sydney when he offered a course entitled Big History. Read the review. Take a quick look back at five centuries of great writing I drop those that disappoint me.) With the recent success of 'Rome' on BBC2, no one will look at the private lives of the Roman Emperors again in the same light. Unlike many of the pioneering books in Big History, Ansary’s is written in a breezy, conversational style that brings the past to life. Nabeel’s Song: A Family Story of Survival in Iraq by Jo Tatchell – The Iraqi view of life under Saddam Hussein, Anatomy of a Genocide: The Life and Death of a Town Called Buczacz by Omer Bartov—The Holocaust under the microscope of history, Library: An Unquiet History by Matthew Battles—An impressionistic history of libraries and librarians through the ages, Nemesis: One Man and the Battle for Rio by Misha Glenny – An intimate look at drug trafficking in Brazil, The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann – Pre-Columbian civilization in the Amazon, The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt – An historian explains how we came to think the way we do, The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate by Robert D. Kaplan – A thought-provoking view of world politics, The Shadow of the Sun by Ryszard Kapuscinski – How Africa came to be what it is today, Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World—and Why Things Are Better Than You Think by Hans Rosling, with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund—The facts, just the facts, about the world as it really is, The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words, 1000 BC – 1492 AD by Simon Schama – Simon Schama on Jewish history from 1000-1492. Lucretius was an ardent follower of the 4th-Century Greek philosopher Epicurus, and his poem is an extraordinary expression of Epicurean philosophy on life, love, sex, the pursuit of happiness, and the nature of the universe. The Biography of Raphael’s Masterpiece. By Willem Floor In History, Non-Fiction, and Recent Titles Tagged In 19th Century, 20th Century, Books by Willem Floor, Kerbela, Mohajerin, Najaf, Ottomans, and World War I. Let’s talk about the history books that made the 2020 shortlist individually. You may notice that some authors appear more than once on this list. After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has concluded his selection of the 100 greatest nonfiction books of all time. It was that action which triggered Japan’s decision to bomb Pearl Harbor and attack the Dutch West Indies (now Indonesia) to secure an alternative source of oil. Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister: Three Women at the Heart of Twentieth-Century China by Jung Chang—They shaped twentieth-century Chinese history, A Kim Jong-Il Production: The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Filmmaker, His Star Actress, and a Young Dictator’s Rise to Power by Paul Fischer – Kim Jong Il’s North Korea from the inside out, Spies of No Country: Secret Lives at the Birth of Israel by Matti Friedman—An amazing true story of Israeli spies in the country’s War of Independence, Escape from Camp 14: One Man’s Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West by Blaine Harden – A survivor’s eye-opening tale of life in the North Korean gulag, The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot: The True Story of the Tyrant Who Created North Korea and the Young Lieutenant Who Stole His Way to Freedom by Blaine Harden – Blaine Harden: how North Korea came to be what it is today, A River in Darkness: One Man’s Escape from North Korea by Masaji Ishikawa—Escape from North Korea: a first-person account, Incarnations: A History of India in Fifty Lives by Sunil Khilnani – Indian history portrayed through biography, A Force So Swift: Mao, Truman, and the Birth of Modern China, 1949 by Kevin Peraino – Mao, Truman, and the birth of Modern China, The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom by John Pomfret – A revealing history of U.S.-China relations, China in World History by Paul S. Ropp – Chinese history in less than 200 pages. LOT OF 10 WHO/WHAT/WHERE Was Biography History chapter books Kids Non Fiction - $31.90. Is history too important to leave to historians? If you think history is a cold recitation of dates and the names of kings and battles, you owe it to yourself to check out Big History. Has to view it. Following several lists defined (often arbitrarily) by category that include more than 100 good nonfiction books about history. That’s the world as the Joint Chiefs of Staff must view it. The central event in this story was the U.S. seizure of Cuba, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines and the annexation of Hawaii, all in 1898. What we didn’t know—or, at least, what I didn’t know—was that J. Edgar Hoover and Ronald Reagan were personally and directly engaged not just in monitoring but in managing the secret government campaigns that helped raise the temperature to the boiling point again and again. Buy Biography History & Military Non-Fiction Books and get the best deals at the lowest prices on eBay! Anyone who seeks to understand how World War II was really waged should read this book without delay. (There are hundreds.) And if you’re looking for exciting historical novels, check out Top 10 historical mysteries and thrillers reviewed here (plus 100 others). Copyright © 2020 by Mal Warwick Blog on Books | Site by Tarleton Design Studio, My 10 favorite books about business history, Science explained in 10 excellent popular books, Great biographies I’ve reviewed: my 10 favorites, The New Jim Crow: reexamining mass incarceration in America, Understanding human history as an extraterrestrial might view it, Nixon, Kissinger, and the genocide history has ignored, Teddy Roosevelt and the dark side of American foreign policy. The National Book Award for Nonfiction is one of five annual National Book Awards, which are given by the National Book Foundation to recognize outstanding literary work by U.S. citizens. Why is economic development so uneven around the world? Or, like me, you just love reading? 29 $16.95 $16.95. This is revisionist history at its best. Non-Fiction - Biography, History & Politics Filter by All Costa Shortlist 2020 Costa Winner 2020 Debbie Loves Hardback Other Paperback Ysenda Maxtone Sort by Featured Best selling Alphabetically by title Price, low to high Price, high to low I've read this book I want to read this book 27 . Read the review. Sign up to receive email updates on book launches, special promotions, gift ideas, exclusive events and more. The World War I peace treaty that led to World War II, The political scandal that roiled the British Establishment, An outsider’s take on the Spanish Civil War, In a prelude to the Holocaust, the Kishinev pogrom shocked the world, The clashing personalities determined our economic history, Hernando de Soto on property rights, capitalism, and inequality, A human-centered history of the Digital Revolution, The mind-boggling story of America’s top-secret military research, Misunderstanding money helped cause the Great Recession, The story of the Amritsar Massacre that sped up the Indian independence movement, Jesus of Nazareth and the origins of anti-Semitism, Urbanization, globalization and the future of humanity. Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States by James C. Scott – This book will challenge everything you know about ancient history, The Angel: The Egyptian Spy Who Saved Israel by Uri Bar-Joseph – An extraordinary episode in Israeli history, In the Enemy’s House: The Secret Saga of the FBI Agent and the Code Breaker Who Caught the Russian Spies by Howard Blum – How the Soviet atomic spies were caught, The Spy Who Couldn’t Spell: A Dyslexic Traitor, an Unbreakable Code, and the FBI’s Hunt for America’s Stolen Secrets by Yudhijit Bhattacharjee – Before Edward Snowden was “The Spy Who Couldn’t Spell”, The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book by Peter Finn and Petra Couvée—How a novel helped speed the collapse of the Soviet Union, The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal by David E. Hoffman – A gripping true-life tale of Cold War spycraft, Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War by Fred Kaplan — The secret history of cyber war, Avenue of Spies: A True Story of Terror, Espionage, and One American Family’s Heroic Resistance in Nazi-Occupied Europe by Alex Kershaw – A revealing account of life under the Nazis in occupied Europe, Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of the Internet by Yasha Levine – Shocking revelations: the secret military history of the Internet, Patriotic Betrayal: The Inside Story of the CIA’s Secret Campaign to Enroll American Students in the Crusade Against Communism by Karen M. Paget – How the CIA infiltrated the National Student Association, Operation Shakespeare: The True Story of an Elite International Sting by John Shiffman – How Homeland Security went abroad to capture an Iranian arms dealer, Spies in Palestine: Love, Betrayal, and the Heroic Life of Sarah Aaronsohn by James Srodes—The female Jewish spy who helped pave the way to the State of Israel, Versailles: A History by Robert B. Abrams—History versus fiction: How Netflix’s Versailles distorts the facts, The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 by Christopher Clark – Does history repeat itself? With his eyes focused on the harsh realities of that all-consuming conflict, Hastings debunks the myths that inspired these books and takes their exaggerations down a peg with a long-lacking sense of perspective. Among those who have written two or more books here are historians Adam Hochschild, Rick Atkinson, and Ben MacIntyre; nonfiction author James Bradley; and journalists Charles C. Mann, David Grann, Erik Larson, and Blaine Harden. The Man Who Never Was. Read the review. History is one of the most important topics to study, and we've found the best history books to read this 2021. The central subject of this extraordinary book is the murder of Mary Pinchot Meyer in October 1964. Not so Erik Larson, one of the most outstanding popular historians writing today in the English language. Biography Fantasy & Adventure Fiction History Mystery Romance Sci-Fi & Fantasy Life & Relationships See All > Featured B&N Exclusives B&N YA Book Club The Best Books of 2020 Binge a New YA Series Boxed Sets Explore SparkNotes.com Get Ready for School: Books & Supplies Trend Shop Read the review. The facts, just the facts, about the world as it really is, The geopolitical reality behind the “pivot to Asia”, An intriguing murder mystery set in 18th century China. Find our best selection and offers online, with FREE Click & Collect or UK delivery. Good nonfiction books about history: Big History A Most Improbable Journey: A Big History of Our Planet and Ourselves by Walter Alvarez – The unlikely story of life on Earth The Invention of Yesterday: A 50,000-Year History of Human Culture, Conflict, and Connection by Tamim Ansary— Understanding human history as an extraterrestrial might view it And, in never straying from the 30,000-foot perspective that characterizes the field, it’s crammed with insight that’s missing from conventional histories that illuminate the trees but miss the forest. American Heritage History of World War II by Steven E. Ambrose and C. L. Sulzberger—The best short history of World War II, The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-44 by Rick Atkinson – Friendly fire and bumbling generals in WWII, The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945 by Rick Atkinson – “The greatest catastrophe in human history”, Year Zero: A History of 1945 by Ian Buruma – The fateful year when the world stepped back from war, Tuxedo Park: A Wall Street Tycoon and the Secret Palace of Science that Changed the Course of World War II by Jennet Conant—The amateur scientist who helped deliver radar and the atomic bomb. Why don’t we start with The Five by social historian Hallie Rubenhold, which is about the five known victims of Jack the Ripper. As Charles C. Mann explains, in this revised edition of his 2006 bestseller, latter-day investigations historians, anthropologists, paleontologists, and ecologists have turned up persuasive evidence that the Americas before Columbus were far more heavily populated, the leading civilizations far more sophisticated, and their origins far further back in time than earlier generations of scholars had suspected. Seth Rosenfeld’s exhaustively researched recent book, Subversives, documents this story in often minute detail yet manages to keep it eminently readable. Read the review. In fact, if you yourself believe that claim, it’s even more important that you read this surprising and revealing book. Two decades ago a UCLA geography professor named Jared Diamond published Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies. Browse great book offers on Memoirs books at The Guardian Bookshop, including the latest book reviews from The Guardian and The Observer. 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