William H. McNeill

William H. McNeill is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Chicago. His most recent books are The Pursuit of Truth: A Historian’s Memoir and Summers Long Ago: On Grandfather’s Farm and in Grandmother’s Kitchen, published by the Berkshire Publishing Group. His most recent publication, as editor, is the second edition of the Encyclopedia of World History.

Man Slaughters Man

Blood and Soil: A World History of Genocide and Extermination from Sparta to Darfur

by Ben Kiernan

April 17, 2008 issue

Secrets of the Cave Paintings

The Nature of Paleolithic Art

by R. Dale Guthrie

The Cave Painters: Probing the Mysteries of the World's First Artists

by Gregory Curtis

October 19, 2006 issue

Watch on the Rhine

The Conquest of Nature: Water, Landscape, and the Making of Modern Germany

by David Blackbourn

June 22, 2006 issue

Beyond Words

The Singing Neanderthals: The Origins of Music, Language, Mind and Body

by Steven Mithen

April 27, 2006 issue

New World Symphony

1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus

by Charles C. Mann

December 1, 2005 issue

Ah, Wilderness!

Wandering Home: A Long Walk Across America's Most Hopeful Landscape: Vermont's Champlain Valley and New York's Adirondacks

by Bill McKibben

Confluence: A River, the Environment, Politics, and the Fate of All Humanity

by Nathaniel Tripp, with a foreword by Howard Dean

September 22, 2005 issue

Bigger and Better?

The Escape from Hunger and Premature Death, 1700–2100:Europe, America, and the Third World

by Robert William Fogel

October 21, 2004 issue

The Big R

The Big R

Racism: A Short History

by George M. Fredrickson

The Anatomy of Racial Inequality

by Glenn C. Loury

In the Image of God: Religion, Moral Values, and Our Heritage of Slavery

by David Brion Davis

May 23, 2002 issue

The Conservation of Catastrophe

Year of the Fires: The Story of the Great Fires of 1910

by Stephen J. Pyne

Jumping Fire: A Smokejumper's Memoir of Fighting Wildfire

by Murry A. Taylor


by Sebastian Junger

December 20, 2001 issue

Continental Choo-Choo

Empire Express: Building the First Transcontinental Railroad

by David Haward Bain

Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad, 1863–1869

by Stephen E. Ambrose

September 20, 2001 issue

Goodbye to the Bison

The Destruction of the Bison: An Environmental History, 1750-1920

by Andrew C. Isenberg

April 27, 2000 issue

The Flu of Flus

Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus that Caused It

by Gina Kolata

February 10, 2000 issue

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