“Antisemitism did not bring Hitler to power; a pervasive national crisis and the machinations of self-interested conservative politicians did.”
One can always trust the police to be dogged and to keep voluminous records, though they’re not always accurate.
“another fine tribute to those who put their lives on the line for those of us who have come after them.”
". . . 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."
“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 . . .”
". . . a gut-souring, hilarious, meticulously researched medical wonder. . ."
“Tremlett writes so well as to make this read almost as entertaining as a traditional Spanish novel but with thorough balanced scholarship.”
Pack rat or not, many people are collectors.
"are buildings extensions of us . . . or are we extensions of them?"
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
It is always gratifying to learn history you don’t know.
“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.”
“A Mind to Stay is a revealing history of much of the otherwise lost reality of thousands of plantations that lack documentation.”
Brad Snyder’s new book The House of Truth is part intellectual history and part biography.
Any intelligent person knows that most Muslims are peaceful people, and that they’d tell you Islam is a religion of peace.
“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.
“seeks to overturn long held canon among military historians about the conduct and role of battles in warfare . . .”
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.
“a marvelous companion to this series, with wonderful illustrations and an engaging backstory . . .”
“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.
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.
“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.”
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