History

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“Obama was a light. Trump is of the night.”

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There are few topics more controversial in modern American life than the right of citizens to own firearms.

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“offers some compelling insights on how to better handle these small wars . . .”

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“Lago is a storyteller, and his accessible, sprightly writing style makes what could be a mind-numbing collection of facts read like an adventure yarn.”

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“describes the sweeping changes to England’s economy, government, culture, and influence in Europe . . .”

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In New Orleans, a sturdy column once capped by a bronze figure of Confederate General Robert E. Lee reaches into the sky.

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A social history and even personal memoirs may not be everyone’s cup of tea and, at first glance, that might appear to be the case here.

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“offers a sobering historical analysis of these groups . . .”

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J. D. Dickey’s new book Rising in Flames could be subtitled A Politically Correct Guide to Sherman’s March. It is equal parts social history and military history.

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“An American Quilt [is] nothing less than a reexamination of American history through the lens of race, class, and gender.”

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Many authors are currently interested in Adolf Hitler’s rise to power.

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“If you care anything about journalism as it was practiced before the age of the Internet, it’s a must read.”

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There has always been a dash of romance when it comes to Royal Air Force of Great Britain.

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“[This] book is a must not only for specialists but for any reader trying to understand how and why U.S.-Russian relations have gone from Bill Clinton’s embrace of Boris Yeltsin to confront

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“a fascinating look at the interaction of money and politics in the early years of our republic . . .”

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“leaves behind a legacy as one of the Army’s most influential innovators . . .”

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Ever since the fall of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, Hollywood, television, and true crime publications have depicted the Russian mob (known as the mafiya) as almost superhuman—a va

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Anthropologist/folklorist/journalist Zora Neale Hurston used her polyvalent talent to produce the only recorded Trans-Atlantic slave narrative based on extensive interviews with Kossula, or Cudjo L

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Statesmen . . . should be judged not by the purity of their ideals and intentions, but by the consequences of their actions and policies.”

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Was classical Athens a democracy? If not, do some of its undemocratic ways continue to shape so-called democracies in the 21st century?

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In Making the Arab World, Professor Fawaz Gerges, a Christian Lebanese author, examines the clash between Arab nationalists and Arab Islamists.

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"Hollywood makes movies about battles, helicopters, and daring escapes in the Vietnam War.

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It bears repeating that personal accounts and oral histories are important for a variety of reasons.

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“reaffirms the reality of international politics that no resolution is ever permanent; no victory is ever final.”

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Why did Unit 4 of the Chernobyl nuclear plant explode on April 26, 1986? Was it operator error? Was it a design flaw? Should we look deeper into the Soviet system for the cause?

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