Books The Histories by Herodotus Paperback, 716 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $11 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe HistoriesAuthorHerodotus Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary Recounts the causes and history of the wars between the Greek city-states and Persia. Translated by Aubrey De Selincourt, and John Marincola. Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about The Histories Making a List A Feeling of the Times December 6, 2005 Books and records evoke strong reactions in people and can — even years down the road — create a real feeling of the times, of certain places and of friendships. The gift of those memories matter most to commentator Laura Lorson.