“David McCullough’s Brave Companions is a welcome reminder of how history should be written.”
“Horowitz has pieced together a fascinating story of a woman who ‘lied all her life’ and died in 1954 at the age of 86 in a Hove nursing home, taking her secrets with her.”
“‘The scientific man does not aim for an immediate result. . . . His duty is to lay the foundation for those who are to come, and point the way.
“Tesla: Wizard at War tells of the process in which ideas—even if dismissed or of questionable credibility—develop.”
Ancestors and forerunners show up in the annals of American literature more often than readers imagine.
“Zhuqing Li’s Daughters of the Flower Fragrant Garden tells the heartrending, beautifully written, remarkable story of two sisters—Li’s aunts, inseparable as young girls—that circu
“The author makes this solid work of scholarship the sort of book that starts a young person’s love of reading and interest in history.”
“Brown’s Jackson is a dueler, a ‘slaveholder, architect of Indian removal, and a critic of abolitionism.’”
“considerable detective work, which overlooks few details. White has certainly written the definitive book on Jane Stanford’s death.”
“Benson tells this little known chapter of American Jewish history well and with passion”
“Maybe this work is not a new way of seeing Benjamin Franklin but a way to consider many ideas about Benjamin Franklin in much the way that Franklin explored the world.”
“that rare book that can simultaneously be enjoyed by anyone interested in the field of history, as well as being an excellent text for any college course on historiography.”
“This is a magnificent tale of personal courage, combat leadership, and heroism under fire.
“Magda was resilient, courageous, fearless and daring. She was always hopeful and optimistic.
“The Color of Abolition proves an invaluable addition to abolitionist history, which has grown immeasurably richer in recent years.”
“a powerful, gut-wrenching story”
“an evocative picture . . . an important addition to medieval and women’s history.”
“Gayle Jessup White writes a candid and personal memoir that includes finding the legacy of President Thomas Jefferson and the author’s racial self-identity in the process.”
Red Roulette could be one of the most interesting and—at bottom—saddest books you will ever encounter.
“As a biography of the title character, Miss Dior falls short, but as an exceptional discussion on France during WWII and the couture industry, it is fascinating reading and will n
Author Andres Resendez has undertaken to tell the story of a little-known voyage across the Pacific Ocean by a small Spanish fleet, one ship of which, the smallest, was led, surprisingly, by a mula
“a fascinating read.”
“This book will help the reader understand a troubled past and see contemporary conflicts between China and the West in a broader perspective.”
“Bearing witness has never been more important. Cerotti and her grandmother are powerful guides as to why these Holocaust stories matter.”
“All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days is an exceptionally well-crafted book.”