“Trying to divine and react to an assertive China’s intentions and capabilities will be the critical national security challenge for the U.S. this century. . . .
“[That] The Presidents makes a fast, engrossing read comes as no surprise . . . It works on so many levels including for a general audience.”
“This journal is my life, my companion and my confidant. Without it, I would be lost. In it, I pour out all my heart’s feelings, until I feel somewhat relieved.
“Hitler’s Last Plot is certainly among the first to bring together a more detailed look at how the Nazis tried to use these people as a means of mitigating or avoi
“a cautionary tale of ambition, service, and the passing down of the mantel of public service from father to son . . .”
Leadership and the Rise of Great Powers gives morality an explanatory role. In international politics “moral actions help [a rising power] to establish a degree of credibility . . .
“What if we took seriously the form of thinking that we find in tragedy, and the experience of partial agency, limited autonomy, deep traumatic affect, agnostic conflict, g
“A good piece of writing should be brief and concise, but it must also be worthy.”
"In Women's War, Stephanie McCurry writes from a perspective of women as equally important in all social issues of the American Civil War."
The historiography of prisoner of war (POW) publications generally takes the Western or Allied perspective.
“David Powell is quickly becoming a noted historian on the war, with multiple volumes on the Chickamauga and Atlanta Campaigns.”
“While much is known about the two successful accidentals, Roosevelt and Truman, and the partially-successful Lyndon, the latter Johnson, much of the book’s treasure lies in earlier, lesser
“There could not be a better subject for a work of graphic nonfiction (to use the author’s term) than the great Prussian naturalist Alexander von Humboldt.”
“Rubenhold does a commendable job in bringing these women on stage and through their stories illuminating the appalling reality behind the veneer of Victorian complacency.
“Perhaps most rewardingly and unexpectedly, Working is a book about what makes great writing: 'Rhythm matters. Mood matters. Sense of place matters.
“Case Red has detail that . . . would make an educational and entertaining read for the World War II enthusiast.”
“In When Brooklyn Was Queer, Ryan digs deeper into both the history of Brooklyn, and its queer community . . .
“If one man can be said to have gotten Americans to the moon, it was definitely John F. Kennedy . . .”
“This is an enchanting and unforgettable little book, beautifully written and translated, which brings Stefania vividly to life.”
“The Unwanted reads like a combination family history and national tragedy on two continents.
"In Sea People, Pacific historian Christina Thompson tells of the European discovery of the Polynesians and the island people's opening to the wor
“Weis’ book is particularly fascinating in offering a detailed picture of the place of the courtesan in 19th century Parisian social life.”
"More adventure comes packed on certain pages in So Close to Freedom than in other entire books."
The New Silk Roads updates in a concise and reader-friendly manner the author’s previous, much longer but well-received The Silk Roads: A New World History (2015).
Claire Harman’s Murder by the Book begins in chaos and mystery: the body of 73-year-old aristocrat Lord William Russell is discovered in his own bed in his Mayfair mansion, hi