History

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“FDR, as Gerhardt shows, was certainly one of the most consequential presidents in our nation’s history, but consequential and greatness are not the same thing.”

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“brings together Hoover-style surveillance and Goldman-style anarchism with the force of inevitability [that] reflects both top-notch detective work and consummate crime writing.”

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By the end of World War II, the U.S. Navy was the foremost maritime power, eclipsing Britain’s Royal Navy. However, at the end of 1942, the U.S.

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During World War II, more than 600 United States planes were lost ferrying supplies between India and China.

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“Korda writes that the tragedy of the First World War can best be understood not by reading histories, but rather by reading the poems, letters, diaries, and memoirs of the men who fought i

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Do Beatles fans really want to revisit this painful, bitter, divisive time in the life of the band who otherwise gave the world so much joy?”

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an important contribution to the current debate on the best way for the United States to maintain its global leadership while avoiding war with its primary challenger.”

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“When we first arrived in the United States, my father made me dictate everything I could remember about the years while we were apart.” These valuable notes form the basis for Janet Singer Applefi

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An Unfinished Love Story is in large measure a book about loss, both personal and political, but it’s also a celebration of the power of research to reanimate the past and reshape

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American Flygirl is an important story told in a simple straight-forward and concise way . . .”

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Embracing Communist China is a crisply written and compellingly argued book . . .”

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“Nelson keeps the prose lively with intimate storytelling . . .”

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“an engaging and sometimes surprising analysis of the changing nature of mercenary warfare and how these soldiers of fortune continue to play a significant role in many of the world’s ongoi

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“provides a solid, thorough introduction to the Bronze Age world in the Eastern Mediterranean.”

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All these case studies are extremely well-written and offer a variety of unique and common lessons learned for future study.”

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“Those who know about the Dreyfus Affair will learn as much from these pages as those who have never heard of it. Samuels offers a fresh lens on an old story . . .”

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“the story of the ghetto is the story of Jews in the Renaissance, their tenacity and ability to adapt, even thrive, in horrible circumstances.

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“Haunted War Tales is good reading, made all the better that so much of it is different and unfamiliar to even the niche reader of strange history and tales, but a

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"There is so much information in this book that there is something to entice, annoy, and anger everyone. . . .

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“consummately persuasive in its air-tight arguments, [and] equally dizzying in its topical breadth and the cumulative impact of its finely detailed storytelling.”

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"Well researched with wonderfully vivid details."

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“a tale of cross-generational trauma and how greater world history can deeply affect individuals.”

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If you like stories of adventure across borders in exotic but dangerous places by a brave woman working in a man’s world, this page turner is for you.

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“Sea power will remain a vital tool of national power, and Mahan remains one of the foremost thinkers on the strategic purpose of naval forces to meet national objectives.”

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