"Above and Beyond, by different roads, arrives at the single greater epic of the U-2 and the Cuban missile crisis that swung from almost guarantee
Detroit is synonymous in contemporary American politics with dilapidation, crime, and hopelessness.
Russian Roulette is essential reading for anyone interested in the strange story of Donald Trump’s complex and disturbing relationship with Russia.
"Francis' 'achievements were extraordinary' in no small part from his 'Machiavellian skill that put his peers to shame.’"
“the backstory of Lawrence of Arabia is now more complete . . .”
Some of the generals of the Great War have entered into common currency. Almost everyone knows about the American General John J.
This present pope—Francis—is probably the most powerful man in the world.
A few years after Al Qaeda’s September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, Norman Podhoretz wrote a book entitled World War IV in which he traced the origins of the West’s conflict wit
"Siskind provides a valuable reference work for the first year of the Trump presidency—judged the worst in U.S. history by leading political scientists."
“The Kremlinologist is part biography, part Cold War history, and a fitting tribute by his daughters to a consequential American diplomat.”
The service of African-Americans in the armed forces of the United States should be well realized by everyone by now.
“accomplishes a challenging goal of tying all of these conflicts together into a coherent narrative . . .”
Usually a work of nonfiction on the topic of a presidential commission is described as scholarly with a dash of dry.
“an outstanding primer to understanding this very complex and tragic conflict . . .”
What do we in the West know about Islam? Perhaps more than we did before 9/11 but not much.
“This collection would make a great item to place on some deep space probe for other intelligent life to use to learn who and what we are.”
“The author argues that, in the ultimate contradiction, ‘Oppenheimer's foes used deceit and treachery’ ‘fueled by fear and paranoia’ to end a chance for a world safe from the nuclear weapon
Some of the history of the United States is known to many, yet the story behind the events and circumstances that make up that history not always necessarily so much.
“Fascinating and atmospheric, the narrative is complimented with beautifully illustrated images . . . For anyone who loves Dublin . . .”
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.
In Prisoner of Pinochet, Sergio Bitar describes harsh imprisonment after the U.S.-backed coup against Salvador Allende in 1973.
“Well written, with an exceptional collection of personal narratives, this book provides a fascinating look at the last four months of World War I.”
“In Full Flight succeeds as a fascinating character study, a deep ethical quandary, and an engrossing story.”
“It is hard to imagine a reader who would not be inspired by the momentous life of Heda Margolius depicted in Hitler, Stalin and I.”