“Chris Hemler, a historian who spent ten years on active duty in the U.S.
“be ready to be inspired by what dreams, doodles, desires, and destinations start to show up.”
In January 1958, Charles Starkweather, accompanied by his 14-year-old girlfriend, Caril Ann Fugate, embarked on a killing spree in Nebraska, leaving ten people dead in their wake.
“the Constitution and Declaration are included, but the other selections are well balanced between more recognized and obscure documents to tell the story of America . .
“Through a parallel exploration of their life and careers, presenting their work in direct juxtaposition, Manet/Degas reveals the commonalities and divergences among their artistic
“Shay remembers a hero of the colonial wars and American independence who is too often relegated to a footnote in the shadow of the better-remembered leaders of the Revolution.”
“Uniting Against the Reich is Truxal’s first book, and it is based on solid research, sound if debatable judgments, and a refreshing lack of moralistic tone.”
“The reader will get an education in the formative years of a rock band, the grotty clubs, the vans, the marginal pay.”
“a 50-year perspective of how the Navy rose to the operational challenge of navigating in an unforgiving environment against a determined foe.”
Beautiful photos, pantry item suggestions, notes on language including the authors’ decision to use Iranian versus Persian, abbreviations noting whether a dish is vegetarian, vegan, and/or gluten-f
“Well done atlases are invaluable tools for studying history and this volume hits all the right notes, providing not only a wealth of information but a concise and well wri
“Jestice has presented a beautiful, concise book designed to enlighten . . .
“The Kingdom of Surfaces is mesmerizing, gorgeous for its attention to language and image, and equally horrifying for what it holds before our gaze and how it challenges that gaze.
“The Future of Geography is a serious and very readable book important for all people—not just scientists, generals, and politicians—to absorb and contemplate.”
“For anyone who thinks that gridlock and partisan machinations are a recent development, this book will quickly lay those misconceptions to rest.”
The Experience Machine How Our Minds Predict and Shape Reality by Andy Clark has a relatively simple yet amazing core tenet.
“Best of the World: 1,000 Destinations of a Lifetime is worthy of the National Geographic imprimatur, providing tips and insights that strike a solid balance between depth and brea
“American Presidents in Diplomacy and War is a tutorial on foreign policy 'realism' as the most effective approach to international politics.”
Uhtred’s Feast is different from other books in the Last Kingdom series.
“something for history buffs, aviation enthusiast, aeronautical students and anyone interested in how America developed some the most advanced aircraft of the Cold War and into the 21st cen
“not only a thorough examination of the role portraits played in 14th paintings, he provides a stellar example of art historical thinking.”
“The Dissident: Alexey Navalny is both interesting and depressing—a valuable guide to understanding contemporary Russia, its boss, and a major opponent.”
“Southon tells the story of the Roman Republic and Empire from beginning to end ‘as told through women.’ The author’s history is that of a ‘bigger, richer—a more realistic empire.’”
“If she had not chased those bright Medusas, 20th century American literature would have not had one of its most beautiful voices.”
“The Race for the Atom Bomb is less the story of how the Soviet Union stole the secrets of the Manhattan Project as it is a defense of J.