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.
Two hundred years after her death on July 18, 1817, Jane Austen and her novels are now more beloved than ever before.
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
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.
Pack rat or not, many people are collectors.
Any intelligent person knows that most Muslims are peaceful people, and that they’d tell you Islam is a religion of peace.
“a brilliant exploration of the final days of the European theater, valuable in its military analysis and generous use of eyewitness accounts.”
One need not be an equestrian or horse lover in order to appreciate this story.
Born into a community of devout Mormons, it's only when she starts kindergarten that Judith Freeman realizes different lifestyles exist in the outside world: It's apparently full of heathens and ot
“The author is a wonderful writer. . . . extraordinarily skilled at explaining complex scientific ideas to the general reader.”
“a single overarching volume on World War II espionage and covert action that has long been missing . . .”
Andi Zeisler, cofounder and creative director of the non-profit organization Bitch Media, sets out her stall in her introduction, reminding us that the point of the magazine Bitch was “to
“It is this kind of insight . . . that makes [Traister’s] important work a significant addition to the literature of sociology and women’s studies.”
“For Monro’s discussion of the value of paper and ink in education, information, and learning The Paper Trail is a good read.”
“For the curious, The Secret Teachers of the Western World exists as a valuable and highly readable resource.”
Many scholars dream of writing The Great Book on the determinism of the past. A challenge is to write it for a popular audience while retaining the excitement of narrative history.
“More Was Lost is a memoir of two parts; the first reads like a fairy tale and the second like a nightmare.”
In recent years several writers have discovered the forgotten, ignored, or lost early maritime history of the United States.
John Roth is one of a handful of highly respected and insightful authors on the topic of genocide.
Seventy-five years ago, humanity witnessed the most horrific crime in all of history. Tens of millions of innocent people were murdered in an effort to make Germany the leading world power.
“In this intricate and intimate journey Rita Gabis brings macrocosmic Holocaust horror into the microcosm of our dining rooms, kitchens, and bedrooms—a noble feat, one you will not soon for
“this book will remain the premier anthology of insanity for some time to come.”
Democracy can be measured by its successes, but these successes can trap democracies.
There are many authorities who take issue with and raise concerns about the current state of our societal institutions.
“. . . history told through the voice of drama and investigative reporting.”