“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.’”
“The Dissident: Alexey Navalny is both interesting and depressing—a valuable guide to understanding contemporary Russia, its boss, and a major opponent.”
“John Gay and Julia Fox, in Hunting the Falcon, demonstrate the vast tapestry of the stories within the greater legend of Henry VIII by concentrating on his relationship with Anne
"Winnington has done an impressive amount of research and uses Lily's own writing to vivid effect."
"Ashes and Stones is an adventure in the form of a tour of the places and people the author encountered in a search for the stories of Scotland’s people condemned as witches.”
“Gray’s most important accomplishment is to show that Jennie Churchill and Sara Roosevelt were far more than just mothers of history-making sons.”
“By quoting contemporary letters and histories, Arman brings this woman and her world vividly to life.
“Deeply engrossing and moving, this splendid biography gives us the remarkable man behind the tortured face.”
He taught us to bear witness.
“Drawing on considerable research, the author fashions a richly detailed, highly readable account of presidential leadership in perilous times.”
“Draycott gives a careful, clear history that presents the historical facts as best determined from the very incomplete and prejudiced fragmentary Roman sources.
“Operating under its law and order banner but hiding behind dog whistle rhetoric and white hoods, the Klan infiltrated nearly every aspect of daily life throughout post-World War I Colorado
“Wilkie has added a valuable piece to this puzzle of the past, allowing us a deeper sense of the world of upper-class women beyond being the names of wives to their much better known husban
“Manguel introduces the reader to an important thinker who deserves to be far better known. It's a masterly feat . . .”
“Thomas Jefferson: A Biography of Spirit and Flesh explores Jefferson’s great contradictions and ideas, especially around religion and slavery, yet the vi
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“Eve Bites Back is a delightful, and challenging read.”
“Roberts tells an epic tale through these 31 stories, the evolution of a great city developed by people who wrote history with their lives.”
“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.’”