History

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“Where Mandelbaum breaks new ground is when he discusses and assesses the serial failures of Presidents Clinton through Obama in post-Cold War geopolitics.

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“True Raiders represents the best kind of rollicking adventure true-life tale, lively engaging prose based on what did happen, not wild speculation bordering on fantasy.”

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“Jefferson Morley’s new book Scorpions’ Dance uses the relationship between CIA Director Richard Helms and President Richard Nixon as a window through which to take another look at

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“Zhuqing Li’s Daughters of the Flower Fragrant Garden tells the heartrending, beautifully written, remarkable story of two sisters—Li’s aunts, inseparable as young girls—that circu

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“In his 99th year, Henry Kissinger . . . continues to contribute to our understanding of the world.”

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“Lytle Hernández makes the provocative argument that it was a lesser-known figure, radical transformationalist Ricardo Flores Magó

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“Neanderthals belong to a distant past of hundreds of thousands of years but studying them is a rapidly developing race to the future of scientific exploration.

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“Alford tells the remarkable story of spiritualism as it affected the lives of the members of the respective families of Abraham Lincoln and his assassin John Wilkes Booth.”

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“James Horn has put together an incredible lost history of an important figure whose life decided the future of America and all that has entailed since.”

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The pogroms of Russia have long served as the backdrop to bigger stories.

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“Brendan Simms and Steven McGregor in their new gripping account of the battle, The Silver Waterfall, show that while luck played a part in the battle’s outcome, victory a

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If all you know about stewardesses (make that flight attendants) is based on the bestseller Coffee, Tea or Me, a salacious tell-all 1967 memoir by Trudy Baker and Rachel Jones, then you’re

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“You learn a lot, change a few long-held assumptions.

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“Michael Gordon provides a masterful combination of strategic analysis, a study of command, and a combat narrative to create a comprehensive and at times disturbing account of the fight aga

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“Advocacy for the Magnitsky Act, which would freeze Russian assets abroad, made the author a target for Putin.

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not only eminently readable, but highly relevant to tell this remarkable story of ordinary people standing up to real tyranny against a determined and ruthless occupation

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“The author has a specific agenda about gerrymandering in our time, but he makes his points with engaging historical-political storytelling.”

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a page-turning account that penetrates the character of a most exceptional human being who was both a product of his age and an astute observer of its mores.”

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“The author makes this solid work of scholarship the sort of book that starts a young person’s love of reading and interest in history.”

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“Migrations, if placed on the coffee table, may supersede the phone during a commercial break.

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African Founders is a Promethean work, a truly magisterial and magnificent book of cultural history that extracts from potentially dry demographi

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Brown’s Jackson is a dueler, a ‘slaveholder, architect of Indian removal, and a critic of abolitionism.’”

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“Reading this book and using other books like it as teaching tools is critical, particularly in our current climate of racism and bigotry.

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“an excellent tale of the coming of age for America’s victorious World War II Army.”

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