“One of the greatest contributions of Judaism to the world is doing things for others. It is the reward of our lives.”—Viktor Frankel, Holocaust survivor, author
“demonstrate[s] the war’s sheer and utter waste of life and resources even as the old mainland Europe monarchical order brought about its own demise.”
In late 1942, aviators of the 31st Fighter Group arrived in England. Included were thousands of others who served in the Eighth and Ninth U.S. Army Air Forces in that embattled nation.
The world should be well aware of the sacrifices made and losses suffered by the Soviet Union in World War II.
“The Jersey Brothers demonstrates that a well-told story is just that, whatever its genre.”
The history of the United States is still full of topics yet to be researched, explored, and revealed in book or other form.
The Italian political scientist Gaetano Mosca in The Ruling Class (1896) noted that political leaders in all countries propagate myths or “political formulas” that resonate with citizens a
There have been many instances where one wishes one could have been a fly on the wall in order to know what was said at the time or what really happened, particularly, say, in the commission of a c
Africa today seems like one, giant nightmare. The enormous continent, which easily dwarfs the United States, is currently in the grips of several regional conflicts.
“this volume provides a good overview of the genesis, history, and thorny relationship these elite units have had within the American military.”
Andreas Kluth tells us that Plutarch, who lived from 46 CE to 120 CE, is widely acclaimed as the father of biography.
Jonathan Templin Ritter writes Stilwell and Mountbatten in Burma focusing on the collaboration of two extraordinary men who, “grew up an ocean apart, were thrown together by the fortunes o
One of the pleasant interludes in the Cold War was the ecstatic reception that Van Cliburn received at Moscow’s first-ever Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition in 1958.
Attributed to President Harry Truman, and perhaps paraphrased here, is the expression that “the only thing new is the history you don’t know.” In this case, there is considerable truth here.
What are the forces at play behind the referendum for Brexit, the election of Donald Trump, the rise of political extremism and polarization, and the outbursts of violence we see in the world today
". . . a fitting end to the Wiesen Cook’s Eleanor Roosevelt biographical project."
One facet of Nazi Germany about which many people do not know or of which they are unaware is the extent of chemical dependency in its society and regime.
Environmental historian Miles Powell has provided a new and provocative angle to the history of the American conservation/preservation movement through the lens of its racial logics.
“brings a new evaluation to the common themes of both Clausewitz and Sun Tzu on the relationship between war and politics . . .”
“concise yet sweeping history of warfare in the Middle East from 1798 to present is an excellent introductory volume to understanding how geography, culture, religion, politics, and economi
“a worthwhile read. It will most certainly fascinate Dos Passos and Hemingway aficionados, as well as the casual literary biography enthusiast.”
“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.”
". . . a gut-souring, hilarious, meticulously researched medical wonder. . ."