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“Drawing on considerable research, the author fashions a richly detailed, highly readable account of presidential leadership in perilous times.”

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“Draycott gives a careful, clear history that presents the historical facts as best determined from the very incomplete and prejudiced fragmentary Roman sources.

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“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

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“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

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“Manguel introduces the reader to an important thinker who deserves to be far better known. It's a masterly feat . . .”

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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.”

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“Roberts tells an epic tale through these 31 stories, the evolution of a great city developed by people who wrote history with their lives.”

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“David McCullough’s Brave Companions is a welcome reminder of how history should be written.”

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“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.”

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“‘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.

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“Tesla: Wizard at War tells of the process in which ideas—even if dismissed or of questionable credibility—develop.”

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Ancestors and forerunners show up in the annals of American literature more often than readers imagine.

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“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

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“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.”

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Brown’s Jackson is a dueler, a ‘slaveholder, architect of Indian removal, and a critic of abolitionism.’”

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considerable detective work, which overlooks few details. White has certainly written the definitive book on Jane Stanford’s death.”

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“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.”

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“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.”

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“This is a magnificent tale of personal courage, combat leadership, and heroism under fire.

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“Magda was resilient, courageous, fearless and daring. She was always hopeful and optimistic.

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“The Color of Abolition proves an invaluable addition to abolitionist history, which has grown immeasurably richer in recent years.”

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