Graeme Wood traces the origins of this work and his pursuit of greater understanding of the Islamic State to having almost been killed by a suicide bomber in Mosul in 2004.
“Salustri’s guide offers a delightful trip around and through this curious state.”
“a highly engaging, charming read . . .”
At the University of Pennsylvania, where I teach memoir, I’ve started a tradition.
Books in the Mediterranean cooking genre are a dime a dozen. The Mediterranean is a big place. In it are numerous cuisines of many different derivations.
“Yes, I believe [Steven] Avery is innocent. This is my opinion, which I know is not worth very much, but my opinion is based on an assessment of the evidence.”—Jerome F. Buting
“What might this be?” Such an innocuous question—such profound results. No psychological concept has penetrated culture as much as “the Inkblot test” has.
It is entirely possible that the vast majority of Americans have never thought of or even considered the possibility that their country and its white supremacist legislation of the 1930s would ever
Residents in the newly formed United States of America may have witnessed its first national public relations campaign when Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay argued for a national con
Chelo Manchego tackles a poignant and universal issue in his book The Want Monsters.
Pulitzer Prize-winning former Washington Post reporter and journalism professor Glenn Frankel has found a new calling as an incisive interpreter of classic Western films.
It is always gratifying to learn history you don’t know.
“A Mind to Stay is a revealing history of much of the otherwise lost reality of thousands of plantations that lack documentation.”
“this book shows, for the men serving on the front lines next to the Iron Curtain, conflict was always a real possibility that could happen at any time.”
Brad Snyder’s new book The House of Truth is part intellectual history and part biography.
Why are we so fascinated by photographs of pristine places? Escapism via armchair travel? Hunger to return to simpler times and less-trodden lands where nature still holds sway?
“a delight as well as a revelation.”
Any intelligent person knows that most Muslims are peaceful people, and that they’d tell you Islam is a religion of peace.
This is the kind of fashion tome that has a distinction all its own within the genre of fashion books.
“As one of the most highly decorated units in Army history, these men are worthy successors to Band of Brothers . . .”
Jules Dassin’s classic film noir of New York, The Naked City, was released in 1948.
We elect our leaders with a hope and a prayer. We generally do not know much about these men and women, except as they reveal themselves during a campaign.
The subtitle of this book is How Donald Trump Orchestrated a Revolution, so you might think that Donald Trump plays the starring role in it. But you’d be wrong. He doesn’t.
“provides essential inspiration, information, resources, and insights.”
“seeks to overturn long held canon among military historians about the conduct and role of battles in warfare . . .”