History

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Gaza: An Inquest into its Martyrdom is an extraordinary book. It is also a difficult book to read.

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This unique graphic novel deserves high praise for direction and purpose.

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"Partner to Power, however, 'reminds us that some of the most powerful people working in the White House, indeed in the whole of government, are often the least kn

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On September 13, 1971, my Buffalo National Guard unit entered Attica State Prison where the prisoners had rioted and seized hostages.

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This collection of short pieces by the British writer Martin Amis takes you into a wide range of his nonfiction work.

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Guatemala, a small post-colonial state that is not so post.

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It is unfortunate and even tragic in today's society that our history is so largely unknown, mostly untaught and unlearned.

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Dave Eggers, the accomplished Northern California novelist, returns to nonfiction storytelling with this captivating account of a young Yemeni-American businessman who dreams of reviving his homela

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Katja Petrowskaja has indeed, as her publicist claims, written an “inventive and unique literary debut” as she travels to various countries in search of her family’s dramatic 20th century history.

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“The 50th anniversary . . . should be retold as a tribute to these long forgotten heroes that answered their county’s call in this controversial war.”

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“a brilliantly crafted discussion of the limits imposed by our natural reserves, combining historical analysis, economic development and political decision making.”

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“Anatomy of a Genocide furnishes well-lit imagination, though shaded with sadness, beneficial for the communities trapped into mutual impairment in various parts o

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“Paul Le Blanc’s October Song reminds readers just how difficult it is to make a revolution, especially one that failed.”

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“No American city was more important to Nazis than Los Angeles; home to Hollywood, the greatest propaganda machine in the world.

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The Vietnam War was one of the most tragic and divisive events in the history of this country.

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No book could have a more auspicious moment of publication than Simon Baatz’s The Girl on the Velvet Swing.

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“Can America find the vital spark needed to walk the cooperative pathway?”

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“an insightful book, providing a closeup look at a conflict that has bedeviled the Middle East and only added fuel to the ongoing fires in that region.”  

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Stephen Greenblatt, Pulitzer Prize winner and a specialist in early modern literature, explores in The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve the enduring fascination of the Genesis story

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“In This Grand Experiment, Jessica Ziparo tells the history of female federal employees in Washington, DC, 1861–1865, ‘an important but overlooked

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The nuclear weapon missile business is contradictory, full of missteps, highly dangerous and prepared in its madness (Mutually Assured Destruction, aka MAD, they used to call it in Cold War days) t

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“Gordon argues that the Klan represents how some of the most primitive political passions are rooted in fear and hatred of otherness—and a willingness to exploit these sentiments for purpos

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“an excellent resource for the facts and key players in Russian history from the start of WWI to the mid-1920s.” 

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This is the largely untold story of French commandos during WWII, led by an aristocrat from a famous family who was trained by the British spy office called Special Operative Executive (SOE).

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