History

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“As a reference work, Desmarais’ study succeeds in its intended purpose.”

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“a highly readable account of the Allied effort to not only get ashore on the continent of Europe, but stay ashore and liberate Europe.”

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"The individual readers will question much of Crimes and Cover-Ups, agree with other parts, and think hard about the points raised."

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“Outrages is a fascinating history book with a cast of characters and an epic sweep that make it read like a novel Charles Dickens could have written, if he had ev

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“This political environment, in which the separation of church and state is treated as a kind of heresy rather than the real rock upon which our government stands, is what makes the timing

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Francoise Gilot was just 21 when she met Pablo Picasso, four decades her senior.

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“Music expresses the soul of a nation and illustrates its moods and contradictions from one era to another across time.”

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“Democracy in the United States as well as many other countries is also threatened by the corruption fostered by kleptocracy.

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“Battle for the Marble Palace, Michael Bobelian’s superbly written and brilliantly contextualized history of Lyndon Johnson’s failed nomination of his close friend

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"Ghost Ships grabs the reader with action from the beginning and keeps the adventure going throughout."

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“To quote from The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, ‘When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.’ Fortunately for us, author Clay Risen printed both.”

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For probably the silliest of reasons I wanted to review this book on one of New York City’s great landmark hotels, The Plaza.

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“[L]ong before the first mainland cowboy strapped on a six-gun, mounted a horse, and rode across Monument Valley or Texas’s King Ranch, expert horsemen were rounding up cattle on an isolate

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“Seeing the Sacred in Samsara is a wonder, a one-of-a-kind collection that fought the odds over tumultuous decades to come into being.

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"Scholars of Mayhem has more adventure than an Alister McLean novel even though it is nonfiction!"

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“Nagorski provides a compelling narrative of the war’s major events, developments, and personalities in 1941.”

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“Werb deftly captures the grim void of life among the disposable human detritus of a state governance apparatus more interested in its own power and enrichment than the lives and livelihood

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“The Crowded Hour, with a rousing narrative, does Roosevelt justice, but it serves even better in explaining the 1898 war."

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"Anointed in Oil uniquely documents . . .

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“a first-rate effort with enough detail to capture the history combined with a sharp pace and magnificent artwork.

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“this engaging, well-written book is must reading for anyone who thinks climate change is just about the weather.”

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"Einstein's War is a parallel biography of the great thinker and Arthur Stanley Eddington who used Einstein's work to heal the world scientific co

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“tells the forgotten story of this airborne operation, one of the more complex operations in World War II . . .”

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Released on an unsuspecting world in 1974, Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is one of the most revered and reviled horror films of all time.

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