New NG Book- BAD DAYS IN HISTORY: A Gleefully Grim Chronicle of Misfortune, Mayhem, and Misery for Every Day of the Year


Praise for Michael Farquhar: Michael Farquhar doesn’t write about history the way, say, Doris Kearns Goodwin does. He writes about history the way Doris Kearns Goodwin’s smart-ass, reprobate kid brother might. I, for one, prefer it.—Gene Weingarten, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and Washington Post columnist Advance praise for BAD DAYS IN HISTORY: The facts of this passing parade of perfidious knaves, nasty poltroons, incompetent liars and just some unlucky folk who slipped on bygone banana Read more [...]

New NG Book- THE STORY OF CHRISTIANITY: A Chronicle of Christian Civilization from Ancient Rome to Today


WASHINGTON (Oct. 9, 2014)—This fall, from National Geographic and Jean-Pierre Isbouts, renowned historian and best-selling author of “National Geographic Who’s Who in the Bible” and “In the Footsteps of Jesus,” comes THE STORY OF CHRISTIANITY: A Chronicle of Christian Civilization from Ancient Rome to Today (National Geographic Books; ISBN: 978-1-4262-1387-8; on sale Oct. 28, 2014; $ 40 hardcover), a beautiful family reference that illuminates the complex history of the Christian faith. Read more [...]