History

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“many more lives were spared an unthinkable end . . . thanks to the humanity of just one individual.

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“the work weeps melancholy and sadness as one would expect from someone who so clearly loves his country.”

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"In The Lost Founding Father Cooper speaks to our times on national best interest in opposition to partisan politics."

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does an excellent job of placing World War II in the historical context of global conflict . . .”

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“fully justifie[s] the remark of General Alan Brooke that Britain should ‘thank God . . . that occasionally such supermen exist on this earth.’”

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“The agenda of many combat photographers is either ideological—an attempt to save the world by bringing to light the suffering of war’s victims—or aesthetic—getting that perfect combination of comp

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Biographer James Thomas Flexner has called George Washington the “indispensable man” of the American Revolution.

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“provides a fresh perspective on the strategic options each combatant faced as the once European war became truly global in 1941 . . .”

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Historians, like archeologists, play an invaluable role uncovering all-but-forgotten people of the past, thus helping provide a better picture of the present.

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It is easy to make war and very hard to make peace. The experience of the Allies after the Great War shows that a flawed peace will only lead to more war.

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“What better way could one take a journey in an easy chair?”

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There is a good book lurking within this well-meaning jumble of anecdotes and once-boldface names.

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“offer[s] a rare glimpse into the military establishment and how it treats people who are marginalized by the mainstream American public.”

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"Prevas intimately knows the battlefields, mountains, and rivers; he takes the reader on a sort of travelogue as well as telling a great immortal story."

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We tend to measure the success of a modern civilization by the products it produces and that its people use. Tangible things are easier to count than the quality of ideas.

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“books like this remind us of the human cost of war and the sacrifices made by soldiers who answered their country’s call . . .”

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“offers an excellent synthesis and new insights not previously considered on Allied strategy and operational planning . . .”

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More often than not, when one thinks of the actions taken against the various categories of Europe’s “undesirables” in World War II, it is usually in terms of the Axis: Germany and, to a lesser ext

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As a rule, reviewers generally don’t and shouldn’t personally insert themselves into a review.

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“Rajsfus implicitly warns us that there will be many fellow travelers who will follow Trump through the swamp in order to wreck the American experiment.”

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Two hundred years after her death on July 18, 1817, Jane Austen and her novels are now more beloved than ever before.

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“The irony of DARPA is that even as its mandate has shrunk, its reputation has ballooned.”

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