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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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“This is an enchanting and unforgettable little book, beautifully written and translated, which brings Stefania vividly to life.”
“Weis’ book is particularly fascinating in offering a detailed picture of the place of the courtesan in 19th century Parisian social life.”
“Inhuman Land is a vivid lesson of what that war entailed, conveyed with an artist’s eye, and well worth reading.”
"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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“Winston Groom’s The Allies: Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, and the Unlikely Alliance That Won World War II will hopefully help a new generation le
“‘Whatever you learn, remember: the learning must make you more, not less, human.’”
“Anyone who enjoys true crime is liable to enjoy the story behind Brottman’s search and Rivera’s death.”
". . .a major achievement in the biographer’s art."
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
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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Some of the generals of the Great War have entered into common currency. Almost everyone knows about the American General John J.
"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.”"
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.
Early in his new book about the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, University of California law and politics professor Richard L.
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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Such is the molten hot fury of Syria’s now almost seven-year conflict, that it seems hard to think back to how things were before.
Laurie Gwen Shapiro’s The Stowaway is the adventure of Billy Gawronski, a first-generation Polish-American living in Bayside, New York, who on the day of his graduation from high school at
“From the first page to the last, readers are enmeshed in a beguiling story of government intrigue, criminal cunning, FBI backstabbing, and foreign covert shenanigans.”
“Matthews does an excellent job of pulling Bobby out from behind any family shadows to give us an in-depth portrait of what could have been.”