“Historian Ambrogio Caiani’s riveting new book To Kidnap a Pope deftly explores the test of wills between the French emperor and Roman Catholic pontiff in the aftermath of the Fren
“African Europeans is a well-researched, ambitious, accessible, and concise but comprehensive introduction to this neglected story in European history.”
“a contextual backdrop for an overall lesson in the tragedy of France’s imperial incursion into Equatorial Africa.
“A good adventure story, well told . . . worthy of John Le Carre.”
“A bright, deeply researched narrative that will fascinate feminists and history buffs.”
“O’Hanlon . . . describes his strategy as ‘asymmetric deterrence,’ using ‘non-lethal tools’ of statecraft.”
“A sterling example of how graphic novels are uniquely able to get readers through tough subjects.”
“O’Donnell’s vivid writing reveals the sights, sounds, smells, and feelings of the men who do the actual fighting in wars.”
“For anyone wanting to understand how America has fought the ‘grey wars’ of the last 20 years, this book provides a unique introduction to how these units train, think, and fight.”
“Eddie Jaku lifts our spirits.”
“an incredibly valuable, insightful, and instructive book . . .
“England sleeps still from valley to hill.” That’s a line from a song by Amazing Blondel, a British group that imagined an Arcadian rural past.
“there are a lot of contradictions in modern Iran, and reading this book will give you many valuable insights into how the country functions—with repression and tolerance going hand in hand
“Nicholas Thomas scoffs at the belief of some scholars that the discovery of, and landings on, islands that were tiny dots in a vast ocean were nothing more than serendipitous accidents tha
If one were to draw a Venn diagram to help explain Robert Plumb’s well-intentioned but flawed book about five significant women in American Civil War history, its overlapping circles would include
“Borchert’s history is bound to appeal to readers interested in the American 1930s, the careers of noted writers, and the U.S.
“This is a terrific book, a brilliant reexamination of the events leading up to the greatest conflict in human history.”
“It is more than a little disconcerting to read that each meeting of the White Knights, no matter how sparsely attended, opened with a Christian prayer before discussion turned to their dec
One picks up What Happened to Paula? On the Death of an American Girl, expecting a true crime murder mystery. On the surface, it checks all the boxes.
“For those wanting never-before-published information about Korean, Japanese, and Chinese Americans in the OSS, this book will prove a windfall.”
“Slingerland amuses and educates, not just about ethanol excess, but also the relevance for understanding guilty pleasures as a whole, in the present and in its ancient roots.”
“the US military is again neglecting the lessons learned from the last 20 years of conflict in the messy and uncertain fields of insurgency and asymmetric wars to return to the more familia
“Russo provides a well-illustrated essay on each of these individuals, reminding the reader that the presidents and the White House have families, and their history becomes part of America’
“reveals the real life of the enslaved Africans.”
“Tiger in the Sea is ultimately an inspiring, uplifting book, with multiple heroes.”