History

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“Antisemitism did not bring Hitler to power; a pervasive national crisis and the machinations of self-interested conservative politicians did.”

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One can always trust the police to be dogged and to keep voluminous records, though they’re not always accurate.

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“another fine tribute to those who put their lives on the line for those of us who have come after them.”

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". . .  Wukovits certainly joins Morrison and James D. Hornfischer as one of the pre-eminent writers on the history of U.S. Navy operations in the Pacific theater."

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“this book is an excellent introduction to the complex issues of East Asia and the potential for conflict in this critical region of the world . . .”

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". . . a gut-souring, hilarious, meticulously researched medical wonder. . ."

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“Tremlett writes so well as to make this read almost as entertaining as a traditional Spanish novel but with thorough balanced scholarship.”

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"are buildings extensions of us . . . or are we extensions of them?"

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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

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It is always gratifying to learn history you don’t know.

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“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.”

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A Mind to Stay is a revealing history of much of the otherwise lost reality of thousands of plantations that lack documentation.”

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Brad Snyder’s new book The House of Truth is part intellectual history and part biography.

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Any intelligent person knows that most Muslims are peaceful people, and that they’d tell you Islam is a religion of peace.

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“As one of the most highly decorated units in Army history, these men are worthy successors to Band of Brothers . . .”

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Jules Dassin’s classic film noir of New York, The Naked City, was released in 1948.

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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.

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“seeks to overturn long held canon among military historians about the conduct and role of battles in warfare . . .”

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In this nonfiction work, the granddaughter of the late Abraham Zapruder relates the circumstances surrounding the filming of President Kennedy’s assassination on November 22, 1963, in Dallas, TX.

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“a marvelous companion to this series, with wonderful illustrations and an engaging backstory . . .”

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“Hermann, your mommy was arrested on September 25, 1944. Leni and I knew why, it was terrible. Your mother in the Gestapo hell. It was our wish to have you.

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Claretta Pitacci, although not the only mistress to Italian Prime Minister and dictator, Benito Mussolini, is possibly best known as the one who died with him.

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“If twelve or fifteen thousand Hebrew corrupters of the people had been held under poison gas . . . the sacrifice of millions at the front would not have been in vain.”

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Newspaper editor John O’Sullivan is generally credited with the development of, if not necessarily coining, the expression Manifest Destiny, the notion or idea that the United States of America sho

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