“A half-century later, little remains to admire about construction workers wrapping lead pipes in American flags and raining blows on unarmed college students while New York’s Finest folded
For novelists, filmmakers, and writers of popular history, Shanghai in the years between the two world wars is irresistible.
According to Jorge Castañeda, it is “as if the United states seeks to challenge foreign writers to explain it, confident they will fail.” His own attempt is for US citizens, not foreigners, at a “c
“I felt as if I were in an enormous shadowy cavern, a void empty of anything or any sensation.”
“although we glorify the benefits of transformation, most of us, to our detriment, have barely scraped the surface of what holds us back.”
Heather Lende offers a down-to-earth account of life in local politics in her fourth book set in Haines, her small Alaska town.
Studio 54: Night Magic serves as a catalog for an exhibit that took place at the Brooklyn Museum, which means that the parameters for assessing a book of this type within the genre differ
“The modern-day ‘300’ are service men and women who defend America from locations in the Aleutian Islands, Alaska, the Marshall Islands, Vandenberg Air Force base in California, the Cheyenn
According to Victor Hugo, a barbarian of civilization is preferable to a civilized barbarian. Alaric the Goth was supposedly the former.
The Allied debacle of Operation Market-Garden continues to fascinate readers 75 years after the end of World War II.
“The examination of this period of the war from the Japanese perspective offers some fascinating insights into how their lack of strategic thinking rendered their operational prowess unsucc
“Christopher Street by Mark Seliger is a magnificent volume of stunning photography and heartbreaking stories.
“Hansen’s narrative illuminates the Dark Ages in this masterwork on globalism.”
Welcome to the “Rashomon effect” in politics inside the Beltway!
“For students of international conflict and strategic studies, Quagmire in Civil War offers not only a fascinating read on a highly relevant topic, but provides a model for how sta
“Whether new to Middle-Earth or a veteran pilgrim, anyone will learn much in this book.”
Auschwitz, Buckenwald, Bergen-Belsen: the names are familiar to readers who have taken an interest in the German concentration camps that operated from the mid-1930s until 1945, when Russian soldie
"the reader will find an epic who dunnit in this detailed but somewhat disorganized narrative about a different America.”
“Places I’ve Taken My Body is an unblinking personal journey that takes us to places we all need to know and understand better.”
“an entertaining, thought-provoking book that will and should command a widespread readership.”
By this time, everyone should have at least some passing familiarity with the atrocities committed by the Nazi regime of Adolf Hitler as well as the postwar legal proceedings in Nuremberg which wer
“Art After Stonewall is an engaging and illuminating chronicle of gay liberation.
The unifying thread in this thoughtful collection is being foreign in Palestine: Ajnabi or ajnabiya in Arabic.
“Reality isn’t what it appears to be. Our perception of reality is a construction of the brain, and science is achieving what decades ago seemed impossible.”
“Regardless of one’s knowledge of any of the 50 writers discussed, Cult Writers is intriguing and informative.”