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"’While he seethed, the big world seethed around him. War was imminent. He was powerless. He was nobody. Nothing—no money, nor influence, nor status . .

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“The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation is not only an important book that reminds us of a historical moment we might have been

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“Hitler’s Death represents a useful contribution to the neverending literature dealing in some way with the life and death of this most despicable of human beings.

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"this modern commentary on the Commentaries also 'lets you see Caesar the man and politician, not just the general he wanted you to see.'"

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The memoir succeeds, with its deceptively quiet descriptions of autumn both in the natural world, and in the season of his and Hiroko’s own lives, in echoing a uniquely Ja

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“a cautionary tale of ambition, service, and the passing down of the mantel of public service from father to son . . .”

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“While much is known about the two successful accidentals, Roosevelt and Truman, and the partially-successful Lyndon, the latter Johnson, much of the book’s treasure lies in earlier, lesser

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“This is an enchanting and unforgettable little book, beautifully written and translated, which brings Stefania vividly to life.”

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“Weis’ book is particularly fascinating in offering a detailed picture of the place of the courtesan in 19th century Parisian social life.”

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“Inhuman Land is a vivid lesson of what that war entailed, conveyed with an artist’s eye, and well worth reading.”

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"The prose used in John Adams and the Fear of American Oligarchy is highly readable and thought provoking, breaking down one of the last, great, m

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Che: A Revolutionary Life (2018) is the graphic form of the book with a similar title also written by Jon Lee Anderson, published in 1997.

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“Winston Groom’s The Allies: Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, and the Unlikely Alliance That Won World War II will hopefully help a new generation le

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“‘Whatever you learn, remember: the learning must make you more, not less, human.’”

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“Anyone who enjoys true crime is liable to enjoy the story behind Brottman’s search and Rivera’s death.”  

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". . .a major achievement in the biographer’s art."

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The publication in the West of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s Gulag Archipelago and his subsequent exile from the Soviet Union occurred during the flowering of détente and America’s abandonment

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Sven-Eric Liedman’s A World to Win: The Life and Works of Karl Marx, is a remarkable and timely contribution and achievement.

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First things first: Michèle Mendelssohn’s Making Oscar Wilde is not a biography.

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Some of the generals of the Great War have entered into common currency. Almost everyone knows about the American General John J.

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"Afterward Brzezinski was asked if he had woken his wife. “No,” he said, “if she was going to die, better it was in her sleep.”"

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The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke is Jeffrey C. Stewart’s biography of one of the most influential scholars of the early 20th century.

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Early in his new book about the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, University of California law and politics professor Richard L.

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In addition to being a prolific biographer, and LGBTQ historian, Martin Duberman has published his candid memoirs, Midlife Queer, Cures, and most recently his diary Waiting to Land

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“Fascinating and atmospheric, the narrative is complimented with beautifully illustrated images . . . For anyone who loves Dublin . . .”

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