First things first: Michèle Mendelssohn’s Making Oscar Wilde is not a biography.
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.”
“ Whether one is pro- or anti-Russia, or supports or disdains Putin, this book will be a fascinating read.”
“For anyone who enjoys reading about American history, this book is most enjoyable, informative, and belongs on the library shelf.”
"Despite the book's size, the complexity of its subject, and the narrative's variance with common public memory, it is a fast engaging read that corrects, even scatters, misconceptions."
“Kotkin’s exhaustive research, careful historical judgments, shrewd insights, and splendid writing . . .”
Biographer James Thomas Flexner has called George Washington the “indispensable man” of the American Revolution.
"Prevas intimately knows the battlefields, mountains, and rivers; he takes the reader on a sort of travelogue as well as telling a great immortal story."
More often than not, when one thinks of the actions taken against the various categories of Europe’s “undesirables” in World War II, it is usually in terms of the Axis: Germany and, to a lesser ext
"John Harte, a former playwright and freelance writer . . . has written a very uneven book about Churchill and the First World War."
“Daring to Drive is a testament to how women in Muslim countries are helping change their culture, one step at a time.”
The blood soaked epic rise of the Tudors from powerful family to self-made royalty is one of the great political dramas in history.
In his 1943 classic, The Machiavellians, the political philosopher James Burnham praised Niccolo Machiavelli for writing truthfully and unsentimentally about the way political leaders gain
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Andreas Kluth tells us that Plutarch, who lived from 46 CE to 120 CE, is widely acclaimed as the father of biography.
". . . a passionately written j’accuse against the French collaborators . . ."