History

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The human animal loves puzzles, and it’s all the more enticing if it’s a puzzle that others can’t solve.

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“a richly researched, carefully thought-out, and complicatedly inclusive history, an antidote to the current black-and-white thinking that’s proving so divisive today.”

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“For readers interested in how the development of weapons really affected warfare at the tactical and operational level, this is a highly readable volume that combines technical details wit

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Naval aviators fought a long and costly campaign against North Vietnam from 1964–1973, flying missions against what became one of the most sophisticated air defense systems of the Cold War.

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“Nathaniel Philbrick has a genius for writing about pieces of history and intuiting broad themes and lessons therefrom.”

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“The long history (and struggle) behind every jar of fruit preserve makes for a gripping read, and this little book will not disappoint neither culinary historians nor home cooks.”

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“threads of When Women Ruled the World make up a history of women not just as rulers but as women who were rulers. . . .”

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“. . . Cervantes describes the exploring, the diplomatic activity, the rivalries, the fighting, and the personalities with delicious granularity.”

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“Besides offering a rich source of information, Ancient Rome: Infographics presents an incredible example of visual intelligence, of how we learn by ‘seeing’ facts

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“Schuller has produced a work of impressive scholarship and research, from which many readers and students will benefit, though the rich and complex material she has assembled seems to dema

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“a story of the famous Daniel Boone that stands on just its facts, and yet the storytelling has the same quality that has made Pearl’s historical fiction so popular.”

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Sylvain Cypel argues forcefully for the moral bankruptcy of Israel in its treatment of Palestinians.

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“. . . physicians once believed that women’s nerves were too highly strung for them to receive an education and that their ovaries would become inflamed if they read too much.

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Tunnel 29 is a riveting story about what happens when people lose their freedom. A true hero risks everything to win it back for those he did not know.”

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“The Cause comes across as a special gift, the book the author most wanted to write to the reader from the great scholar.”

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For the last 80 years, global commerce on the oceans has been conducted in a mostly peaceful manner protected by the mantel of the United States Navy.

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The co-authors of Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty, journalist Anderson Cooper and novelist and historian Katherine Howe, posit that the Vanderbilt family suffered from

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“This . . . is much more than a book about Vikings.

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an excellent primer on the role of seaborne commerce in creating our global economy . . .”

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“Giulio Boccaletti in Water: A Biography tells a history of human manipulation of the environment.

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Author Andres Resendez has undertaken to tell the story of a little-known voyage across the Pacific Ocean by a small Spanish fleet, one ship of which, the smallest, was led, surprisingly, by a mula

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“Rhodehamel elegantly tells the familiar story of the Lincoln assassination from the view of race with engaging prose and serious scholarship.”

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