“As a reference work, Desmarais’ study succeeds in its intended purpose.”
“a highly readable account of the Allied effort to not only get ashore on the continent of Europe, but stay ashore and liberate Europe.”
"The individual readers will question much of Crimes and Cover-Ups, agree with other parts, and think hard about the points raised."
“Outrages is a fascinating history book with a cast of characters and an epic sweep that make it read like a novel Charles Dickens could have written, if he had ev
“This political environment, in which the separation of church and state is treated as a kind of heresy rather than the real rock upon which our government stands, is what makes the timing
Francoise Gilot was just 21 when she met Pablo Picasso, four decades her senior.
“Music expresses the soul of a nation and illustrates its moods and contradictions from one era to another across time.”
“Democracy in the United States as well as many other countries is also threatened by the corruption fostered by kleptocracy.
“Battle for the Marble Palace, Michael Bobelian’s superbly written and brilliantly contextualized history of Lyndon Johnson’s failed nomination of his close friend
"Ghost Ships grabs the reader with action from the beginning and keeps the adventure going throughout."
“To quote from The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, ‘When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.’ Fortunately for us, author Clay Risen printed both.”
For probably the silliest of reasons I wanted to review this book on one of New York City’s great landmark hotels, The Plaza.
“[L]ong before the first mainland cowboy strapped on a six-gun, mounted a horse, and rode across Monument Valley or Texas’s King Ranch, expert horsemen were rounding up cattle on an isolate
“Seeing the Sacred in Samsara is a wonder, a one-of-a-kind collection that fought the odds over tumultuous decades to come into being.
"Scholars of Mayhem has more adventure than an Alister McLean novel even though it is nonfiction!"
“Nagorski provides a compelling narrative of the war’s major events, developments, and personalities in 1941.”
“Werb deftly captures the grim void of life among the disposable human detritus of a state governance apparatus more interested in its own power and enrichment than the lives and livelihood
“The Crowded Hour, with a rousing narrative, does Roosevelt justice, but it serves even better in explaining the 1898 war."
"Anointed in Oil uniquely documents . . .
“Mao and Maoism . . .
“a first-rate effort with enough detail to capture the history combined with a sharp pace and magnificent artwork.
“this engaging, well-written book is must reading for anyone who thinks climate change is just about the weather.”
"Einstein's War is a parallel biography of the great thinker and Arthur Stanley Eddington who used Einstein's work to heal the world scientific co
“tells the forgotten story of this airborne operation, one of the more complex operations in World War II . . .”
Released on an unsuspecting world in 1974, Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is one of the most revered and reviled horror films of all time.