History

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“This sweeping and novel synthesis exploring the arc of the human condition— its highly diverse forms of political organizing, and the future that lays in store for us—may well prove to be

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“Applegate’s well written and exhaustively researched biography of Polly Adler offers unique insight into a remarkable immigrant as well as the Roaring ’20s.”

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“. . . essential for anyone wanting to know who Magritte was, as a person, a painter, and a thinker.”

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“provides a more nuanced picture of an almost tragic figure trying to bridge the old and new political order between representative democracy and the oligarchy of the English nobility.”

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“The real strength of The Approaching Storm is not its colorful and well-drawn supporting cast but the three pivotal figures at its center, who provide a remarkably revealing lens

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“One story that is far from convincing, showing not much of story’s fabled power at all.”

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“A reader, even one familiar with the history of the American Revolution, will find much to enjoy in this book with interesting details to learn.”

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“a marvelous middle volume of this trilogy, picking up the narrative seamlessly and handing off to what promises to be a stirring conclusion to the war . . .”

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“Gayle Jessup White writes a candid and personal memoir that includes finding the legacy of President Thomas Jefferson and the author’s racial self-identity in the process.”

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“the five days from the Japanese assault on Pearl Harbor to Adolf Hitler’s declaration of war on the United States were among the most fraught, but remain some of the least understood, of t

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Red Roulette could be one of the most interesting and—at bottom—saddest books you will ever encounter.

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“This is a fascinating and easy to read survey history that avoids legal jargon and deftly combines history, anthropology, and legal analysis to provide an excellent introduction to why law

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The “masterpiece” in the title of Birmingham’s big new intriguing book is Crime and Punishment—the grandfather of modern crime fiction and the contemporary detective novel—which was publis

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“‘all human cultures share one common trait: they adapt constantly in response to all manner of variables. .  .  . and long-term success .  .  .

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“Pomfret’s book focuses on the relationship between the intelligence services of Poland and the United States after the end of the Cold War.

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Most histories or operational analyses of the German Blitzkrieg of 1939–1941 put a heavy emphasis on the role of the tank and airplane in creating this new method of waging war.

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“As a biography of the title character, Miss Dior falls short, but as an exceptional discussion on France during WWII and the couture industry, it is fascinating reading and will n

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Forget what you think you know about Henry Kissinger—the professor-careerist who left Nelson Rockefeller to get a job with Richard Nixon, the security assistant who expanded  the Vietnam War into C

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“Jones seeks to explain ‘how similar we are to medieval people—as well as acknowledging our real and profound differences.’ The author wants this history ‘to be fun,’ not complicated, dry,

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“A comprehensive, even-handed, clear-headed story about one of the most argued over pieces of land on earth.”

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“. . . a fascinating tale of international intrigue, geopolitics, divided loyalties, and criminal investigations during wartime.”

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A thoughtful and admiring account of a young British man’s rise from lackluster roots to world fame as a science fiction writer.”

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“For Gervitz, Migrations is both a life’s work and a memory palace, a narrative pilgrimage through the lens of her own experience that is both alive and dead, both past and future.

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“a powerful narrative of WWII news, journalistic ethics, and women’s achievements in the face of daunting odds.”

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